Topic: Department of Energy

UT Austin to Lead $58 Million Effort to Study Potential New Energy Source

Oct. 22, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world's energy supply.

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UT Austin Receives $12 Million to Help U.S. Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 19, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin a $12 million grant to fund carbon storage research aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Feb. 6, 2014

Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.

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Researcher Receives Grant to Study Methods for Estimating Uncertainty in Complex Computer Models

Oct. 8, 2013

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AUSTIN, Texas    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.85 million to mechanical engineering professor George Biros at The University of Texas at Austin to quantify uncertainties in large-scale computer simulations, including models of the melting Antarctic ice sheets.

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U.S. Department of Energy to Fund LBJ School Research on Growth of Residential Solar in Texas

Feb. 14, 2013

A research project on solar power led by Varun Rai, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a grant award as part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative.

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