A new pilot programme to boost the development of innovative clean energy technologies has been launched.
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) $2.3 million (£1.4m) ‘Lab-Corps’ project aims to get green products from its National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace.
The six national labs that have been chosen to take part will support entrepreneurial teams to identify private sector opportunities to commercialise sustainable transportation, renewable power and energy efficiency lab technologies.
The DOE said it will better train and empower lab researchers and help them gain direct market feedback on their technologies.
David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy added: “The Lab-Corps programme launched today supports the entrepreneurial spirit at our national labs and will bring new lab technologies to market that advance American leadership in clean energy.”