Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Natural Resources Canada


For over 20 years, NRCan has worked in partnership with the public and private sectors in promoting the development of these and other energy technologies. NRCan provides energy policy, regulation, information, financial assistance and science and technology (S&T) facilities and programs to implement its goals. On the S&T side, NRCan's CANMET Energy Technology Centre has programs to develop and demonstrate alternative transportation technologies and fuels including hydrogen and fuel cells, natural gas, ethanol and biofuels.

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National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget of $5.91 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 1,700 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 40,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes nearly 10,000 new funding awards. The NSF also awards over $400 million in professional and service contracts yearly. Its SBIR/STTR program was the first in the nation and is tasked with leveraging federal dollars to stimulate research at small business to bring new technologies to the market. www.nsf.gov.

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