US to provide $75m for sustainable bioenergy crops

They would be tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions

Up to $20m offered to tackle material challenges in coal and gas production

The programme is intended to improve overall costs, performance and reliability of fossil fuel electricity generation

US invests $25m in advancing natural gas operations

Projects aim to develop methods and technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure

US awards $3.5m for new nuclear reactor design

X-energy’s latest project is focusd on cutting costs through underground construction and the use of pooled off-site resources

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