The funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act approved by Congress in February. Saturday’s announcement marks the third and final round of funding for scientific research, instrumentation and laboratory infrastructure projects, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Of the $37.8 million awarded to the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, $13.1 million is slated to upgrade equipment at the DOE Joint Genome Institute.
Another $11 million will support fusion energy research, and $8.8 million will upgrade equipment at the Advanced Light Source.
The remaining funds will provide new instruments for the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute and support mathematical analysis relating to the development of “smart grid” technology, according to the DOE.
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