US helps new technologies go to market

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will give $16 million (£10.8m) in funding to help promising energy technologies get to the marketplace. The money will go to 54 projects across 12 […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will give $16 million (£10.8m) in funding to help promising energy technologies get to the marketplace.

The money will go to 54 projects across 12 national labs, involving 52 private-sector partners.
Some projects need additional technology and others need help accelerating the commercial application of existing technology.

Lynn Orr, DOE’s Under Secretary for Science and Energy said: “The funds announced today will help to accelerate the commercialisation of cutting-edge energy technologies developed in our national labs, making them more widely available to American consumers and businesses.”

DOE’s national labs have supported many existing technologies, including batteries powering electric vehicles, foundation of Internet servers, and optical technology behind DVDs.

These selections will expand the Department’s efforts to bring new products to the market and give more Americans access to cutting-edge energy technologies.