U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Is Launched

Monday - 9/27/2010, 1:26pm EDT

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Lab are focusing on a suite of technologies that will put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road. The hope is they'll encourage the joint research and development of clean energy technologies by the U.S. and China. The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center will help accelerate the development and deployment of clean vehicle and clean coal technologies here at home.

The Lab will contribute to advanced systems integration, vehicle electrification, batteries and energy storage, the combustion of biofuels and other technologies.

Government funding for the Clean Energy Research Center totals $25 million, and will be matched by the grantees.

The center aims to have an impact on three of society's grand challenges: climate change, energy security and environmental sustainability