The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority are calling for proposals under the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. BIRD funds up to fifty percent of the R&D costs associated with a join project. The maximum conditional grant per project is up to $1 million.
BIRD Energy began in 2009 as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Since then, BIRD Energy has funded 43 projects, with a total investment of about $34 million, including the seven selected projects announced today which are valued at $12.4 million. Each project is conducted by a U.S. and an Israeli partner. Selected projects address energy challenges and opportunities of interest to both countries and focus on commercializing clean energy technologies that improve economic competitiveness, create jobs and support innovative companies.
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