Department of Energy Announces $150 Million for Research on the Science Foundations for Energy Earthshots

On March 21, the Department of Energy announced $150 million for research into the crosscutting foundational science for multiple Energy Earthshots. This program will support fundamental scientific research to seed innovations or to provide the scientific understanding to support existing technology development pathways for the needed portfolio of Energy Earthshot solutions. The six Energy Earthshots include the Hydrogen Shot, the Long Duration Storage Shot, the Carbon Negative Shot, the Enhanced Geothermal Shot, the Floating Offshore Wind Shot, and the Industrial Heat Shot. Applications are open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities, not-for-profit organizations, and private sector companies. A webinar on this opportunity will be held on March 27th at 12:30 p.m. EDT. You can register for the webinar here.