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EFRC’s Affiliated With Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley Receive DOE Funding

Two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs), one led by Berkeley Lab and another led by UC Berkeley, are among the 32 EFRC projects to collectively receive $100 million in funding, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced yesterday. These synergistic EFRCs in Berkeley are a key component of the subsurface capability at LBNL and UCB. The Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 is directed by Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences Don DePaolo. Berkeley Lab is the lead institution of this center. A complimentary EFRC, the Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies is led by UC Berkeley. Both EFRCs were established in 2009. The awards announced yesterday are the second round of funding for EFRCs. The research supported by this initiative will enable fundamental advances in energy production, storage, and use. Go here to read the DOE news release.