Advanced Manufacturing Office

  • RFI: AMO Seeks Feedback for Traineeship Programs

    The Advanced Manufacturing Office seeks feedback from public and private sector stakeholders on technical focus areas for graduate-level, DOE-funded traineeship programs that strategically address workforce training needs in key technical focus areas. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00pm EST on October 14th, 2016.

  • DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot Selects 43 Small Businesses for Lab Collaboration

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot announced the selection of 43 new small business collaborations for its second round of the SBV Pilot, including 8 businesses selected by the Advanced Manufacturing Office. SBV is a collaborative, national effort that provides $20M for U.S. companies to work with National Laboratories. Vouchers range from $50-$300K and focus on nine clean energy technologies.

  • IAC Students and Alumni Recognized for Achievement in Helping Businesses Save Energy and Money

    The Advanced Manufacturing Office is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Outstanding Student and Distinguished Alumni Awards, which recognizes students and alumni who have made a significant impact through their work in energy efficiency and outstanding accomplishments in promoting the practices and principles of energy engineering.

  • FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing”. The estimated period of performance for the award will be 5 years with the goal of the Institute to be self-sustaining by the end of the project period. Full application submission are due September 28, 2016.

  • AMO’s Kelly Visconti Joins Ribbon Cutting of $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute

    On July 26, more than 300 people came together in West Lafayette, Indiana for a ribbon-cutting event for the new Indiana Manufacturing Institute. The $50 million facility will house the Center for Composites Manufacturing and Simulation, which is part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

Manufacturing converts a wide range of raw materials, components, and parts into finished goods that meet market expectations. The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

What We Do

We partner with industry, small business, universities, regional entities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging clean energy technologies. We establish collaborative communities focused on developing and commercializing targeted technologies; play a leadership role in the national interagency Advanced Manufacturing Partnership; and encourage a culture of continuous improvement in corporate energy management. Our investments have high impact, use project diversity to spread risk, target nationally important innovation at critical decision points, and contribute to quantifiable energy savings.

By reducing the life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured goods by 50 percent over 10 years, we will support the creation of high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the competitiveness of the United States.

Why It Matters

Manufacturing converts a wide range of raw materials, components, and parts into finished goods that meet market expectations. Game changing investments in Advanced Manufacturing—efficient, productive, highly integrated, and tightly controlled processes—have the potential to fill the innovation gap between research and full "to scale" industrial production. As an end-use sector, manufacturing is the most diverse in the U.S. economy in terms of its energy sources, foundational technologies, and the products manufacturing produces. In 2012 (unless otherwise indicated), U.S. manufacturing was responsible for 12.5% [1] of GDP, direct employment for about 12 million people [1], and 70% [2] of all business R&D performed (in 2010 and 2011); and close to 75% [3] of U.S. exports of goods; production of 17% [4] of the world's manufacturing output, and 25% [5] of U.S. energy use.

1 U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Value Added by Industry, Gross Output by Industry, Intermediate Inputs by Industry, the Components of Value Added by Industry, and Employment by Industry (xls)
2 National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D Performance in the United States Increased in 2011 (pdf)
3 U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. US International Trade in Goods and Services December 2012 (pdf)
4 United Nations. National Accounts main Aggregates Database. GDP and its breakdown at current prices in US Dollars (xls)
5 U.S. Energy Information Administration. Annual Energy Outlook. Residential, Commercial, & Industrial Demand Sector Data Tables