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Through its diverse portfolio, including its system of laboratory and university programs, DOE promotes interdisciplinary research and the integration of basic and applied science.
DOE supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. This work will provide the foundations for new energy technologies and support DOE missions in energy, the environment, and national security. DOE research touches virtually every aspect of energy resources, production, conversion, efficiency, and waste mitigation. A part of DOE’s mission is to find ways to maximize the use and efficiency of energy sources such as water; the sun; wind; ocean waves, tides, and thermal energy; fossil fuels; the earth’s heat; and biomass resources for biofuels.