U.S. Department of Energy: “All In” on Energy Innovation

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, August 2, 2019.

Secretary Perry delivered a keynote address and participated in a fireside chat at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute’s EnergyInnovates: All In Summit. The event featured energy technology innovation—and the researchers, policymakers, and industry partners who advance it. The Secretary highlighted how innovation has fueled America’s energy independence, and how the U.S. is working to share this success with our allies around the world.

US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Secretary Perry spoke about energy innovation as week as well, in keynote remarks delivered at the United States Energy Association‘s Advanced Energy Technology Forum. He praised U.S. universities and national laboratories for developing some of the most promising new technologies to transform the energy industry and the U.S. electric sector.

DOE announced a number of investments in energy innovation over these past two weeks. Highlights include a funding opportunity of $37 million for materials and chemistry research in Quantum Information Science, as well as an opportunity of $50 million for commercial truck, off-road vehicle, and gaseous fuels research. In addition, DOE selected 10 research projects to receive $14 million for fusion energy sciences research, and 14 projects to receive $16 million for 14 tribal energy infrastructure deployment projects.

Meanwhile, DOE selected 73 scientists from across the nation – including 27 from DOE’s national laboratories and 46 from U.S. universities – to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE’s Early Career Research Program. Thee effort is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years.