U.S. Department of Energy Launches Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative

Published 6-6-2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative in May of 2022 to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies at National Laboratories. Supporting President Biden's climate goals, the program will catalyze the creation of net-zero solutions that can be replicated by federal, state, and local governments. Establishing a model for the decarbonization of complex structures with stringent power and resiliency requirements, the $38 million pilot will advance projects at four facilities:

  • Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. 
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. 

Additional funding, available on a competitive basis to all 17 DOE labs, is expected to be available in 2023.