Experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help nine small companies move their innovative manufacturing, buildings, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace.
The businesses are among 33 selected to participate in the first round of DOE’s new Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will invest nearly $6.7 million in the 33 projects.
“The Department of Energy is firmly committed to maximizing the impact of the national lab system on the clean energy economy,” said Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “The Small Business Vouchers pilot allows innovative entrepreneurs greater access to the world-class resources and brilliant minds in our labs. These partnerships can help small businesses solve their most pressing technical challenges - and help bring clean energy technologies to commercialization much faster.”
Read the full news release at ornl.gov.