US backs ‘cutting-edge’ clean energy tech with $100m funding

Those technologies that can significantly change how communities, industries and businesses reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency and drive grid modernisation will be supported

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a funding opportunity worth up to $100 million (£74m) to support the deployment of “cutting-edge” clean energy technologies.

Those technologies that can significantly change how communities, industries and businesses reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency and drive grid modernisation will be supported.

The SCALEUP programme provides further funding to previous Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awardees that have been determined to be feasible for widespread deployment and commercialisation domestically.

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said: “Transitioning to 100% carbon-free energy will require new technologies that reshape the way we approach everything from heating and cooling our homes to how we power our vehicles.

“DOE is prioritising the domestic commercialisation of emerging technologies that can accelerate the clean energy transition, reduce our carbon footprint and support small businesses that contribute to America’s manufacturing future.”

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