The Commercialization Team of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works to bridge the gap between research and development (R&D), and venture capital funding and marketing. The team uses multiple strategies, programs, license agreements, technology showcases, etc., to identify opportunities and interest investors. EERE provides joint funding for projects, develops business opportunities through competitive solicitations, and tracks both federal and state incentives. The goal is to increase the rate and scale of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology market penetration.

Highlights

Photo of a researcher looking at a clear casing with yellow liquid inside, which is a photobioreactor that uses photosynthesis to grow algae, a potential source of biofuels. Photo of a researcher looking at a monitor of information, analyzing continuous data provided by analytical instrumentation for field testing a solar parabolic trough. Photo of a female scientist holds a sample of an experimental mirror coating—an advanced optical material—developed to increase the efficiency of concentrating solar power. Photo of a woman looking down a row of cylinders filled with green liquid, showing new ways to use algae to produce hydrogen directly from water and sunlight that, when combined with oxygen in a fuel cell, produces clean energy.

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