Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - November 15, 2023
DOE to Provide $44 Million for Clean Energy Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness (CLIMR) Lab Call.
Based on FY23, an estimated $37.7M–$44.7M is expected to be available to fund all projects solicited in this lab call pending FY24 appropriations and program direction. The total funding amount available will be applied once an official FY24 DOE budget is passed.
“The 2024 CLIMR Lab Call is our largest TCF Base funded-program yet, and it aims to expedite the lab-to-market pipeline for impactful clean energy technologies,” said Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan, Chief Commercialization Officer for OTT, in a statement. “All of our National Labs are teeming with innovation, and this funding will boost the lab commercialization ecosystem.”
The FY24 CLIMR Lab Call represents the combined effort of 14 different DOE program offices and the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), marking the highest number of participating offices in a CLIMR lab.
This lab call is funded by the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund, which seeks to improve America’s energy competitiveness and security by accelerating commercialization and moving critical energy technologies from the National Labs to the market so the private sector will continue to produce projects.