Statement from RTC Executive Director Blaine Collison on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations Project Selection Announcement

March 25, 2024

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations selected 33 projects across more than 20 states to be part of the single largest industrial decarbonization effort in U.S. history. Funded through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, projects will help decarbonize some of the most energy-intensive industries including the Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Pulp & Paper sectors and more.

Learn more about the announcement.

The following statement may be attributed to RTC Executive Director Blaine Collison:

“The RTC congratulates the five RTC Members and three RTC Solutions Providers that are included in the selected projects. RTC Members receiving funding include Diageo, Eastman, International Paper, Kraft Heinz, and Unilever. RTC Solutions Providers include Antora Energy, Electrified Thermal Solutions, Rondo Energy, and Skyven. These companies and projects will help accelerate and scale industrial decarbonization using renewable thermal technologies including electric boilers, industrial heat pumps, thermal batteries, and solar thermal. And they’ll help scale transformative business models that enable more companies to deploy solutions faster.”


The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) is the global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities, dramatically cutting carbon emissions. RTC Members recognize the growing demand and necessity for renewable heating and cooling and the urgent need to meet this demand in a manner that delivers sustainable, cost-competitive options at scale. The RTC is co-convened by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), David Gardiner and Associates (DGA), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Visit to learn more.