U.S. Department of Energy Investing $254M into Industrial Emission Cuts, Decarbonizing Technologies

U.S. Department of Energy, January 31, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy is allocating $171 million to 49 projects across 21 states to reduce industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and accelerate the development of innovative decarbonization technologies. The DOE also announced that applications are open for an $83 million funding opportunity to decrease emissions from hard-to-decarbonize industrial sectors, which represent roughly 30 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.

Advancing next-generation technologies that reduce harmful emissions is a key component of President Biden’s "Investing in America" agenda to tackle the climate crisis, create new, good-paying jobs across the nation, and strengthen America’s manufacturing and industrial competitiveness.   

Today’s announcement will help advance the innovative technologies we need to lower costs and improve energy efficiency in America’s factories and industrial centers,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Ensuring America's industrial sector and its robust workforce remain strong and competitive is key to maintaining our nation’s edge as a global economic powerhouse.” 

Managed by DOE’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, the 49 selectees will support high-impact, applied research, development, and pilot-scale technology validation and demonstration (RD&D) projects aiming to reduce energy usage and GHG emissions from industrial subsectors, such as the chemicals industry which accounts for about 40 percent of all industrial energy use and emissions in the United States. The projects will also advance cross-sector industrial decarbonization approaches to tackle challenges common across various industries. 

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