U.S. Department of Energy Will Fund Applied Research and Development to Accelerate Decarbonization of American Industry
The DOE announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will support DOE's efforts to decarbonize the American industrial sector and move the U.S. toward net-zero carbon emissions. The industrial sector currently accounts for one third of domestic, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. DOE's new FOA will support the advancement of a range of decarbonization technologies that can shrink the carbon footprint of America's vital industries. Decarbonizing industry presents a difficult challenge, given the wide range of energy inputs and complexity of industrial processes. It will require the U.S. to pursue multiple strategies in parallel. DOE has identified four key pathways to industrial decarbonization: energy efficiency; industrial electrification; low carbon fuels, feedstocks, and energy sources; and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.