The Department of Energy is investing $17 million in nine projectsÂ to generate energy for the country’s underserved and remote regions. DOE said MondayÂ that it selected projects tacklingÂ a variety of energy research topics including chemistry, fusion energy, solar energy and fuel cells.
The projects are part of the federal government’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Teams of scientists and engineers will work to boost research in participating institutions under the DOE investment. Institutions in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, West Virginia and Wyoming will lead selected teams from Kansas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and South Dakota.
âThese grants will advance science and technology in energy and manufacturing, while at the same time broadening the nationâs research base,â said Paul Dabbar, DOE undersecretary for science.Â DOE identified projects based on a competitive peer review.