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Catalysis for Energy: Fundamental Science and Long-Term Impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program
FIGURE 2-1 Organizational structure of U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
SOURCE: Adapted from “NAS Review of the BES Catalysis Science Program,” presentation by Eric Rohlfing, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (see Appendix C).
As shown above, funding for the Catalysis Science Program originates in congressional appropriations for the Office of Science.3 In 2007, the Office of Science was allocated $3.8 billion (16 percent of DOE’s total budget). Almost one-third of the Office of Science budget is allocated to BES. In fiscal year (FY) 2007, approximately $38 million, or 3 percent, of the BES budget was allocated to the Catalysis Science Program. The budget for catalysis science has increased since 2001 largely because of the Catalysis Science Initiative and new funding for the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative4 (Figure 2-2).
Funds for the Catalysis Science Initiative were made available through restructuring of existing BES budgets and funds. Funds for the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative were newly appropriated and provided in addition to the existing BES budget.