Energy Dept Invests $125M in Energy Tech Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

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Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz

The Energy Department has awarded $125 million to support various technology projects intended to help meet the nation’s energy requirements.

Universities, small and large businesses, national laboratories and nonprofit organizations will develop energy systems under the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy OPEN 2015 program, the Energy Department said Monday.

“The ARPA-E projects selected today highlight how American ingenuity can spur innovation and generate a wide range of technology options to address our nation’s most pressing energy issues,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

The awardees include Dioxide Materials’ alkaline water electrolyzers for grid scale energy storage, Mackinac Technology’s retrofit system for single pane glazing and the University of Colorado Boulder’s polymer-based material for windows application.

The awards were announced ahead of the COP21 U.N. Climate Negotiations in Paris next week.

“As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy in the future,” Moniz said.

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