As part of a recent $ 34 million announcement by the Secretary of the US Department of Energy. UU (DOE), Rick Perry, for research and development projects of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will finance 87 new projects in 34 states, by a total of almost 13 million dollars in funds, including 4 hydrogen projects and fuel cells.
DOE technology offices provide Phase I grants to small businesses that demonstrate the technical feasibility of innovations during the first phase of their investigation. Most of the prizes in Phase I are for $ 150,000 for less than a year. If completed successfully, Phase I projects are eligible for Phase II. The Phase II funding allocations provide up to $ 1 million or up to $ 1.5 million, depending on the technology, and an award known as a sequential Phase II may grant up to $ 1 million additional.