DOE funding for small businesses to invest in clean energy research and development
As part of the Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, USD 105 million of funding will support research opportunities for underrepresented communities and small businesses working on climate change solutions including women and those from socially and economically disadvantaged communities.
The projects focus on the field of energy technology and sustainable agriculture to atmospheric monitoring and carbon removal. Recently developed technologies include measurement of nanoscale chemical interactions, automation of optical connectivity in advanced data centres, and measurement of atmospheric aerosols for climate research.
This funding is administered by DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programmes to encourage participation of diverse communities in technological innovation and facilitate technology transfer between research institutions and small businesses.
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