The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $11 million in grants to small businesses to further the development of clean energy research and technologies.
The small businesses received up to $150,000 each and will be eligible to compete for a second phase of the program for awards of up to $1 million over two years.
The 67 small businesses will work on 75 innovative research projects, such as designing better wind turbines and fuel-cell technologies.
"The grants and contracts announced today are just the latest step in the Energy Department's efforts to support the critical role that small businesses are playing in creating jobs for American workers and expanding our country's clean energy economy," says DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman. "These businesses are helping to reduce our dependence on imported oil and protect our air and water, while ensuring that the United States leads in the global clean energy race."
A detailed description of each of the awards is available here.