The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced nearly $25 million (£18.6m) of funding for combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.
The money will be distributed amongst eight organisations, which include the Centre for Sustainable Energy in San Diego, Pace University in New York and Washington State University, to further the installation of the cost-effective, efficient technology.
The selected organisations will become CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships – the DoE hopes to work collaboratively with them to maximise CHP exposure to end users and stakeholders across their regions and identify best practices in policies and installation.
The DoE says the use of CHP can give US businesses a competitive advantage, promote economic development, boost resiliency, create new energy-related jobs and provide low carbon solutions for modernising energy generation and delivery.
CHP currently represents approximately 8% of total generating capacity across the US, with 82GW installed.