U.S. Senator Gardner Applauds $1 Million Energy Research Funding for Colorado State University
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $1 million to Colorado State University to fund a thermal energy storage system project.
“As we develop new renewable energy methods, it’s critical that we invest in and develop new energy storage technology as well,” said Senator Gardner. “The Department of Energy’s research programs have made the United States a world leader in science and technology, and this funding will help Colorado continue to be on the cutting-edge of research and development.”
According to the Department of Energy, this project is being funded through ARPA-E’s FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program, which aims to develop carbon capture and storage processes to better respond to electric grid conditions in areas with high levels of intermittent renewable energy.
ARPA-E focuses its funding streams on research and development projects to advance high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways for Americans to get, store, and use energy.
Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy