Carbon Solutions, LLC Awarded Small Business Innovation Research grant

One of 259 Grants Totaling $53 Million Nationwide to Support Scientific Innovation in Clean Energy Development and Climate Solutions

May 17, 2022 — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm today announced that Carbon Solutions, LLC was awarded one of 259 Department of Energy grants totaling $53 million to 210 small businesses in 38 states. The awards include projects relating to particle accelerators and fusion technology, applied nanoscience, quantum information applications, and dark matter research along with a wide range of other efforts.  

“Supporting small businesses will ensure we are tapping into all of America’s talent to develop clean energy technologies that will help us tackle the climate crisis,” said Steve Binkley, Acting Director of the DOE’s Office of Science. “DOE’s investments will enable these economic engines to optimize and commercialize their breakthroughs, while developing the next generation of science leaders and ensuring U.S. scientific and economic competitiveness that will benefit all Americans.” 

Through the SBIR/STTR program across the federal government, small business powers the U.S. economy and generates thousands of jobs, both directly and indirectly, the DOE notes. DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards aim at transforming DOE-supported science and technology breakthroughs into viable products and services. The awards also support the development of specialized technologies and instruments that aid in scientific discovery.  

The Carbon Solutions LLC  project, called SEEJust (Siting Hydrogen for Equity and Energy Justice), seeks to understand how hydrogen technology can help the United States achieve decarbonization goals while supporting a just and equitable energy transition, and is led by Erin Middleton.

More information about all the projects announced by DOE today is available at the following link: