US awards $47m to commercialise ‘transformational’ energy technologies

It is supporting ‘high risk and potentially disruptive’ new electric vehicle battery, data centre efficiency, grid modernisation, emissions mitigation and storage technologies

US invests $45m in advanced solar technologies research

It is also supporting the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernised electric grid

US announces $128m for research into sustainable transport

The funding will support bioenergy as well as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

Up to $40m for improved safety and environmental sustainability in offshore energy

The funding will support research and development related to offshore oil, natural gas, wind and marine hydrokinetic energy production, with a focus on safety, environmental monitoring and operational improvements

US invests $16m to develop ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbine use

Projects will also develop new manufacturing processes that ensure turbine blades can withstand the extreme operating environments commonly found in natural gas turbines in both the aviation and power generation sectors

US extends additional LNG export authorisations through 2050

The issuances extend each project’s LNG export authorisation to both free trade and non-free trade agreement countries through 31st December 2050

NASA inks new agreement with US Department of Energy

They will continue to work together on scientific discoveries, including the development of nuclear power and propulsion systems for the Moon and Mars

US announces $27m for advanced plastic recycling tech

The projects are expected to help improve existing recycling processes that break plastics into chemical building blocks, which can then be used to make new products

US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

It will drive collaboration on the Department of Energy’s activities in the Arctic region, including the development of advanced microgrids and nuclear power systems

Fusion energy research granted $17m US funding

It will support experiments, data analysis and computer modelling and simulation of plasma behaviour