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Exciting News! DOE Announced $83 Million in Funding to Help Decarbonize America’s Industrial Sector

The Department of Energy’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) announced an $83 million funding opportunity that will focus on applied research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for some of the hardest-to-decarbonize industrial subsectors, specifically: building and infrastructure materials (including cement and concrete, asphalt pavements, and glass); chemicals and fuels; iron and steel; food and beverage; and forest products. Together, these industries account for more than 65% of U.S. industrial manufacturing emissions, which jeopardize public health and pollute global ecosystems. Decarbonizing these industries is essential to decarbonizing supply chains and meeting the nation’s clean energy and climate goals. 

The industrial sector is among the most difficult to decarbonize because of the diversity and complexity of energy inputs, processes, and operations. Achieving deep decarbonization of the industrial sector will require a tailored, multidimensional approach, focusing both on sector-specific technologies and technologies that can be applied across the industrial sector.

This funding is part of DOE’s Technologies for Industrial Emissions Reduction Development Program (TIEReD), which leverages resources across the Department’s applied research offices to invest in fundamental science, research, development, initial pilot-scale demonstration projects, and technical assistance and workforce development.

IEDO is seeking applications for projects in six different topic areas, including cement and concrete. Learn more about the funding opportunity and how to apply.


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