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U.S. Energy Department Funded $39 million For Carbon-storing Structures Developments

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US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm speaks during a White House daily news briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on November 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has funded $39 million for 18 initiatives to create technology that can transform existing buildings into net carbon storage structures.

This initiative called the Harnessing Emissions into Structures Taking Inputs from the Atmosphere (HESTIA) program is being managed by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) (ARPA-E).

The beneficiaries will use this money to research and experiment with new types of construction materials and methods. Goals for the program’s decarbonization are in line with President Biden’s plan to achieve zero emissions by 2050 by increasing the total amount of carbon stored in buildings to create carbon sinks.

“This is a unique opportunity for researchers to advance clean energy materials to tackle one of the hardest to decarbonize sectors that is responsible for roughly 10% of total annual emissions in the United States,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.

The complete list of HESTIA projects can be found here.

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