DOE announces Recovery Act funds for small bizzes

The Dept. of Energy today announced that $37 million from Recovery Act funds would be available for “qualified small businesses” through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.

According to info distributed to the news media, applications will be accepted for projects that improve energy efficiency, including these general areas: advanced building air-conditioning and refrigeration and cool roofs; water usage in electric power generation and industrial processes; power plant cooling; smart controllers for smart grid applications; sensors, controls and wireless networks; and advanced gas turbines and materials.
In a statement, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, “By helping small businesses bring clean technologies to market, we can create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and reduce carbon pollution.”
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