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

US invests nearly $50m to advance nuclear energy tech

A total of 58 projects in 25 states are sharing the funding from the Department of Energy

US invests $39m to improve existing coal power stations

Projects aim to improve the efficiency, reliability and flexibility of the nation’s coal-fired fleet

US invests $24m in carbon capture research and development

The project will address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of the technology

US awards $53m to advance solar energy technologies

The projects aim to lower the cost of solar power and support a growing workforce

US invests $20m to bring ‘promising’ energy tech to market

The Department of Energy said the projects will strengthen partnerships between its national labs and private companies

US provides $9m for tribal energy infrastructure projects

They include the installation of solar arrays and wind turbines

Scientists develop new method to track groundwater pollutants in real-time

It is expected to reduce the frequency of manual groundwater sampling and lab analysis and therefore cut the monitoring cost

Squeaky clean victory for sponge that mops up oil spills

Oleo Sponge was able to successfully remove oil sheen from the surface of the water