Calling all innovators: $250,000 in prizes available for the best industrial decarbonization solutions
he Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Whirlpool Corporation, Gerdau, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Breakthrough Energy, announced the launch of the Industrial Decarbonization Innovation Challenge. The challenge aims to discover and support groundbreaking technologies and startups focused on decarbonizing the industrial sector. The challenge focuses on three main areas: 1. Decarbonize how we build things 2. Decarbonize the built environment 3. Decarbonize through the circular economy Startups and innovators are encouraged to submit their applications starting Aug. 21, with the submission deadline set for Nov. 30. Finalists will be announced in January 2024. Those finalists will have an opportunity to engage in a paid pilot project where up to $250,000 will be made available to support industrial decarbonization demonstrations and other technology development services.
Centrepolis Accelerator, EGLE, other Michigan partners team up for initiative to reduce industrial carbon emissions
Michigan startups and innovators are encouraged to submit applications starting today, Aug. 21, for the Industrial Decarbonization Innovation Challenge, an initiative to discover and support groundbreaking technologies and entrepreneurs focused on decarbonizing the industrial sector. The Southfield-based Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) announced the competitive challenge in partnership with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), Whirlpool Corp., Gerdau, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Breakthrough Energy.
Department of Energy Announces $6 Billion Funding Opportunity for Industrial Decarbonization and Emissions Reduction Projects
The Department of Energy will provide up to approximately 65 total awards, with up to $6 billion in total funding, for projects able to help achieve decarbonization of industrial processes, including steel and ceramics production, manufacturing of petrochemical products and other hard-to-abate industrial sectors.
Funding Selections: Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA
On June 15, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $135 million in funding for 40 projects that will reduce the carbon footprint of the industrial sector and move the U.S. towards a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. These 40 projects are expected to advance key transformational and innovative technologies toward these goal