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Audit Letter Report: OAS-RA-L-10-09

August 27, 2010

Office of Science's Energy Frontier Research Centers

In 2008, the Department of Energy's (Department) Office of Science (Science) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement seeking applications from the scientific community for the establishment of Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). The purpose of the EFRCs is to integrate the talent and expertise of leading scientists to accelerate the rate of scientific breakthroughs needed to create advanced energy technologies for the 21st century. The EFRCs are to pursue the fundamental understanding necessary to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy. The EFRC research areas include solar energy, electricity storage, materials sciences, biofuels, advanced nuclear systems, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Topic: Science & Innovation