— Nuclear Energy: DOE invested nearly $50 million at national laboratories and universities to advance nuclear technology. The funding was awarded to 58 projects to fund nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure.
— Commercialization: DOE announced over $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). These projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
— Natural Gas: DOE selected 12 projects to receive approximately $44.5 million in federal funding to research advanced technologies for recovering unconventional oil and natural gas.
— Atmospheric Science: DOE announced $13 million for 27 projects in atmospheric sciences in an effort to improve models for predicting weather and climate.
— Fed-State Partnership: DOE announced $17 million for research in Federal Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) States. These 9 projects aim to advance energy research.
Source: Christine D. Harbin, Director of External Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy