New US competition to advance energy efficient plastics recycling

The Plastics Innovation Challenge has set a number of goals for the US to achieve by 2030

US announces $15m for energy projects on tribal lands

Projects sought under the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programmes are fuel and technology neutral

US announces $43m for carbon capture and storage technology

The programme seeks to develop technologies that address difficulties in decarbonisation of electricity systems, focusing specifically on complications in CCS design, operations and commercialisation potential

US invests $30m in fusion energy research and development

The programme will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower cost fusion concepts

US invests $24.9m in hydropower and marine innovation

It will support industry-led solutions to increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource

US awards $28m to advance wind energy development

The Department of Energy believes significant opportunities for cost reductions remain, especially in offshore wind and distributed wind projects

US invests $56.5m in advanced clean coal technologies

A total of 32 winners will share the funding for projects including carbon capture, utilisation and storage and steam turbine efficiency

US launches new demonstration centre for nuclear reactors

The National Reactor Innovation Centre will provide the private sector technology developers with the necessary support to test and demonstrate their reactor concepts and assess their performance

US invests $14m in nuclear fusion energy research

A major goal of the research is to develop methods to sustaining steady-state or continuous operation of fusion reactors

US invests $40m in enhanced oil recovery

Five projects will share the funding as part of the Department of Energy’s strategy focused on increasing recovery and operational efficiency