The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) engages in research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities in the nexus of energy, water, and agriculture. This report focuses primarily on Energy-Water RD&D activities related to the agricultural sector that EERE and DOE’s National Laboratories are coordinating with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Additionally, it addresses technology applications or assistance that could potentially be applied to agricultural needs. EERE and USDA collaborate while maintaining their individual missions to accelerate RD&D in the Energy-Water Nexus.
Both organizations engage with one another to ensure knowledge sharing, support programmatic alignment on strategic priorities, leverage national laboratory and research facility capabilities, and minimize duplication of efforts. This report discusses ongoing formal and informal collaboration between DOE and USDA.