DOE Announces $37 Million for Small Business Research and Technology Funding Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and Job Creation
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DOE Announces $37 Million for Small Business Research and Technology
Funding Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and Job Creation
"Small businesses are engines of job creation and innovation, and we need their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit to drive a clean energy economy," said Secretary Chu. "By helping small businesses bring clean technologies to market, we can create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and reduce carbon pollution."
DOE's SBIR/STTR programs target
* Advanced building air conditioning and refrigeration, thermal load shifting, and cool roofs
* Water usage in electric power generation and industrial processes
* Power plant cooling
* Advanced gas turbines and materials
* Sensors, controls, and wireless networks
* Advanced water power technology development
* Smart controllers for smart grid applications
* Advanced solar technologies
* Advanced industrial technologies development
* Advanced manufacturing processes.
The deadline for submission of applications is September 4, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Approximately $8.5 million is expected to be available for new Phase I awards. Successful applicants may receive up to $150,000 for a Phase I grant for a period of six months to demonstrate the feasibility of the ideas that appear to have commercial potential.
For more information about DOE's SBIR and STTR programs please visit: http://www.science.doe.gov/sbir/