The Energy DepartmentÂ has granted $40 million in fundsÂ to establish four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to help advanceÂ scientific developmentsÂ in support of the agency’sÂ environmental management and nuclear cleanup mission.
DOE said MondayÂ the centers will work to provide fundamental research that supports safe and efficient hazardous waste cleanup and assist the department’s Office of Environmental Management in the cleanup efforts.
The newÂ EFRCs at Florida State University, Ohio State University, the University of South Carolina and DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will beÂ funded by DOE’s Office of Science.
DOEÂ noted that it selected the centers through a merit review processÂ and that theÂ awards for each will be between $2 million and $4 million annually forÂ up to four fiscal years.
EnergyÂ Secretary Ernest Moniz said theÂ four new EFRCs will work to supportÂ theÂ discovery of new science and research technologies toÂ driveÂ DOE’s environmental cleanup efforts, which is one of its core missions.