Earlier this month, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released its final operating plan for fiscal 2007 (see IBO 2/15/07). The DOE’s budget of $23.598 billion includes $3.8 billion for the Office of Science, a 4.5% increase over the fiscal 2006 appropriation. Within the Office of Science, funding for biological and environmental research decreased 14.3% to $483.5 million, funding for basic energy sciences research increased 20.5% to $1.1 billion and the budget for laboratory facilities infrastructure rose 37.9% to $30.6 million. Within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, funding for biomass and biorefinery systems R&D more than doubled to $199.7 million, and funding for facilities and infrastructure jumped 311% to $107.0 million.

Source: DOE

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