PA Team Awarded Funds to Establish DOE's Third Energy Innovation Hub

August 25, 2010

A research consortium led by Pennsylvania State University will receive up to $122 million over the next five years to develop an Energy Innovation Hub focused on developing technologies for making buildings more energy efficient. The team will pursue a research, development and demonstration program targeting technologies for single buildings and district-wide systems, according to a news release. This is the third innovation hub announced by DOE this year to receive FY10 funding. A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory received funding to establish a hub on modeling and simulation for nuclear reactors and the California Institute of Technology was awarded funds to establish a method to produce fuels from sunlight. DOE's hubs are multidisciplinary, highly collaborative teams of scientists and engineers working over a long period of time to achieve a specific high-priority goal. The program is funded at up to $22 million this fiscal year with another $25 million per year expected over the next four years. Read the release: