2022 Department of Energy Phase 1 for Small Business Research and Development awarded to Centroid LAB
One of 158 Grants Totaling $35 Million Nationwide to Support Scientific Innovation and Clean Energy Development
20 Jan 2022 — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm today announced that Centroid LAB will be awarded a Phase 1 grant as part of 82 Department of Energy grants totaling $100 million to 68 small businesses in 24 states, including projects relating to wind turbine and wind farms, improved battery electrolytes, solar generation of hydrogen, and upcycling of carbon dioxide, along with a wide range of other efforts.
“Supporting small businesses will ensure we are tapping into all of America’s talent to develop clean energy technologies that will help us tackle the climate crisis,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “DOE’s investments will enable these economic engines to optimize and commercialize their breakthroughs, while developing the next generation of climate leaders and helping to build a sustainable future to benefit all Americans.”
Through the SBIR/STTR program across the federal government, small business powers the U.S. economy and generates thousands of jobs, both directly and indirectly, the DOE notes. DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards aim at transforming DOE-supported science and technology breakthroughs into viable products and services. The awards also support the development of specialized technologies and instruments that aid in scientific discovery.
More information about all the projects announced by DOE today is available at the following link: https://science.osti.gov/sbir
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