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DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers
Date:8/7/2009

rgy efficiency, electricity storage and transmission, clean coal and carbon capture and sequestration, and nuclear energy.

EFRCs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act include:

  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) $14 million for five years to adapt the fundamental principles of natural photosynthesis to the man-made production of hydrogen or other fuels from sunlight.

  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) $15 million for five years to enhance the conversion of solar energy to electricity using hybrid inorganic-organic materials.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) $19 million for five years to discover and develop materials that control the interactions between light, electricity, and heat at the nanoscale for improved solar energy conversion, solid-state lighting, and conversion of heat into electricity.

  • Columbia University (New York, NY) $16 million for five years to develop the enabling science needed to realize breakthroughs in the efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity in nanometer sized thin films.

  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) $17.5 million for five years to understand and control the nature, structure, and dynamics of reactions at electrodes in fuel cells, batteries, solar photovolataics, and catalysts.

  • University of Delaware (Newark, DE) - $17.5 million for five years to design and characterize novel catalysts for the efficient conversion of the complex molecules comprising biomass into chemicals and fuels.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) $19 million for five years to understand the transport of charge carriers in synthetic disordered systems, which hold promise as new materials for conversion of solar energy to electricity and electrical energy storage.

  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) $16 million for five years to use novel, self-assembled polymer m
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Contact: Jeff Sherwood
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy
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