WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an invitation for public comment on the design of a potential prize competition aimed at lowering water use in existing thermoelectric power plants and enabling near-zero water use in new power plants.

The potential prize is part of the White House-initiated, DOE-led Water Security Grand Challenge, which aims to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water, using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, and early-stage research and development.

The Request for Information (RFI) seeks input on a prize for novel equipment designs—including materials and methods of manufacture for both wet

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