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November 19, 2003

EERE Research Grants Available to Small Businesses

DOE recently issued its fiscal year 2004 solicitation for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. Although the solicitations cover a wide range of energy technologies, several grants are being offered through DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Specifically, EERE is seeking grant applications for research in lighting technologies, energy efficient membranes, materials for industrial energy systems, sensors and controls, and innovative waste heat recovery methods. EERE is also seeking grant applications for projects to develop new renewable energy sources, including materials and components for solar energy systems, low-head hydropower systems, and hydrogen production via electrolysis, using wind or solar photovoltaic systems. See the EERE solicitation.

Grant applications are due by January 6, 2004. The full SBIR/SBTT solicitation, including all necessary forms and submission requirements, is posted on the DOE Office of Science Web site.

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