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DOE Announces New $100M in Energy Research Funds

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The Department of Energy has allotted funds worth $100M for energy science projects that will leverage multiple disciplines.

DOE said Wednesday 10 Energy Frontier Research Centers will receive the funds to pursue collaborative research with national laboratories and members of industry, government, the nonprofit sector and academia.

“Through these research centers, the Department is mobilizing America’s scientific workforce to lay the foundation for the nation’s future energy innovation, security and prosperity," said Dan Brouillette, secretary of energy.

Six of the centers are new entries to the program that will tackle projects on material science, chemistry, quantum information science, environmental management, microelectronics and other energy-related topics.

Eight of the centers will receive approximately $3M over a maximum of four years. The other two will continue to work on existing projects over a two-year period. Centers may receive additional out-year funds depending on Congress.