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About the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-wide commitment to innovation and breaking down market barriers in order to enhance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness while advancing the nation's energy goals. CEMI strategically focuses and rallies experts from across DOE around the urgent competitive opportunity for the United States to be the leader in the clean energy manufacturing industries and jobs of today and tomorrow. Enhancing U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing clean energy technologies can also boost the economy and contribute to energy security. 

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Objectives

  • Increase U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products: Strategically invest in technologies that leverage American competitive advantages and overcome competitive disadvantages.
  • Increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board by increasing energy productivity: Strategically invest in technologies and practices to enable U.S. manufacturers to increase their competitiveness through energy efficiency, combined heat and power, and taking advantage of low-cost domestic energy sources.

Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is part of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). The AMP and National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) have outlined several drivers for manufacturing competitiveness and several courses of action to strengthen these drivers, and have created the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office to orchestrate multi-agency action. Addressing the full suite of manufacturing competitiveness drivers will require a diverse range of resources.

Key Activities

CEMI provides a strategic integration of the manufacturing work conducted throughout DOE, and close collaboration with industry, policymakers, think tanks, and other stakeholders. Learn more about our activities.