The Department of Energy has awarded $53 million to several small companies to develop clean energy materials and systems in support of the Biden administration’s net zero emissions goals.
The DOE said Wednesday it would issue the funds through the department Small business innovation research and small business technology transfer programs.
The proposals include a lithium-ion electric vehicle battery of Bioenno Tech, a bio-composite material based on Z&STech and a direct air capture system Advanced cooling technologies.
Proposed Charles River Analytics a method for detecting an attack on critical infrastructure assets such as the power grid, while Cornerstone Research Group offered a predictive health monitoring tool to maintain power grid systems.
“Addressing the climate crisis and securing America’s economic competitiveness will require the full breadth of American business, especially the small businesses that are propelling clean energy advancements,” the Secretary told Energy, Jennifer Granholm.
A Executive Decree set a 2050 deadline for carbon neutral federal government operations.
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