US announces $25m for CHP funding

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, […]

US provides $50m for cleaner coal tech

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $50 million (£38.8m) of funding to improve coal-fired energy systems. The money will ultimately finance large scale pilots to design, construct and operate new coal technologies to improve performance and efficiency while reducing emissions and the cost of electricity. The DOE has previously supported innovations in the […]

US to spend $40m on bioenergy research

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced it will spend $40 million (£30.9m) on advancing four Bioenergy Research Centres (BRCs). It is hoped the funding will help researchers provide the scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective biotechnology. The centres, which are each led by a DOE National Laboratory or university, are designed to […]

US supercomputers secure $258m of funding

Six US technology firms are to receive a share of $258 million (£203.6m) to increase the energy efficiency of the nation’s future supercomputers. The Department of Energy’s (DoE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) hopes to deliver at least one such system by 2021 – exascale computers are capable of a billion billion calculations per second and are around 50 […]

US provides $20m for green transport and fuel research

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to provide $20 million (£15.47m) of funding across 10 low carbon transport and fuel projects. The move completes the approval process for awardees selected by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). They form part of the organisation’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) and Renewable Energy […]

US invests $72m in energy R&D

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to invest $72 million (£56m) in innovative research and development projects. Earlier this week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced his department would award 73 grants to 68 small businesses across 24 states. The funding forms the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small […]

US funds supercomputer-manufacturer collaboration to drive efficiency

The US is funding $3.9 million (£3m) to use supercomputers to improve manufacturing efficiency. A total of 13 projects have received financing from the US Department of Energy (DoE), as part of the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) programme. The initiative aims to bring together the computing resources and expertise of national laboratories across the US with manufacturers to enhance product quality, speed […]

Rick Perry sworn in as US Energy Secretary

Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas, has been sworn in as Secretary of the US Department of Energy (DoE). The climate change denier previously pledged to scrap the department, which manages the nation’s energy policy and nuclear weapons programme, during his failed presidential campaign in 2012. Mr Perry has also previously called for a less regulated […]

‘Sound science will lead US energy decisions’

President Donald Trump’s pick for Energy Secretary has said he will base energy decisions on “sound science”. Rick Perry, former Texas Governor and climate change sceptic, has said he will protect scientists and their work at the Department of Energy (DoE) if he is confirmed as its new leader. He recently blocked a questionnaire from the Trump transition team […]

Next US Energy Secretary ‘denies climate change’

Donald Trump has picked the former Governor of Texas to be the next US Energy Secretary. Pending the approval of the Senate, climate change denier Rick Perry will lead the Department of Energy (DoE), adding to the list of oil-advocates Mr Trump plans to bring into the White House. The move will please the fossil fuel industry, which is keen for further expansion. However, it is likely […]