The EFRC awards span the full range of energy research challenges described in the series of BES workshop reports while also addressing one or more of the science grand challenges described in the BESAC report, Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenge for Science and the Imagination.

Grand Challenges Grand Challenge Science

A new fundamental understanding of how nature works is necessary to direct and control matter at the quantum, atomic, and molecular levels in order to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy.

Use-inspired basic energy research in the areas of advanced nuclear systems, catalysis, clean and efficient combustion, electric energy storage, carbon capture, geological sequestration of CO2, materials in extreme environments, hydrogen science, biofuels, solar energy utilization, solid state lighting, and superconductivity is required to create advanced energy technologies for the 21st century.

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