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Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative News

September 27, 2016
Department of Energy Invests $1.2 Million to Advance National Lab Partnerships with Manufacturing Leaders

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the initial selections for the second cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program.

June 23, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $70 Million for New REMADE in America Institute

The Energy Department is requesting proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on improving technologies and processes to achieve cost parity of recycled and waste materials with primary feedstocks, while improving material efficiency in manufacturing processes.

June 20, 2016
FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing.

June 20, 2016
Improving Manufacturing through Technology and Innovation

Latest institute can help manufacturers better design, measure, predict and control all aspects of the manufacturing process.

June 15, 2016
Dr. Mark Johnson (left), Director of the Energy Department’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, moderates a panel on shared infrastructure and innovation ecosystems.
Celebrating Clean Energy Manufacturing in the Big Apple

American manufacturing is primed for a comeback thanks in part to President Obama’s vision and a sweeping initiative led by the Energy Department - the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative - to spur new alliances, investments and innovation in clean energy technologies.

May 25, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects, the Technologist in Residence Pilot, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required.

May 12, 2016
Energy and Commerce Departments Announce Lab Partnership Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses and Manufacturers

As part of the Energy Department's commitment to drive clean energy innovation and boost American industrial competitiveness, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Dr. David Danielson today announced the launch of the Manufacturing Innovation through Energy and Commerce (MITEC) pilot in four states—Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia.

May 4, 2016
Energy Department Announces New Funding for National Labs to Partner with Industry to Strengthen Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness

Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dr. David Danielson today announced the second round of funding for the Energy Department’s Technologist in Residence (TIR) program. At its core, the new program aims to strengthen lab-industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the national lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative R&D.

April 20, 2016
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dr. Dave Danielson addresses national industry leaders and stakeholders in his remarks at the 2015 AEMC Summit.
Clean Energy Manufacturing Leaders to Convene at Northeast Regional Summit in New York

Our latest summit, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Northeast Regional Summit: Innovating for a Clean Energy Future, will be held on May 12 at the City College of New York. The AEMC partnership – established in 2012 – is a joint effort between the Department of Energy and the Council on Competitiveness. Registration is now open to take part in this fourth annual event.

April 6, 2016
Energy Department Announces Funding to Train Engineers, Provide Energy Assessments for Small- and Medium-sized Manufacturers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced approximately $35 million in funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to assist small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers with increasing their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness and to help address the shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy-related skills.

April 1, 2016
New Energy Department-supported technologies under development at Ames National Laboratory could make refrigerators a substantially more energy efficient appliance.
New Refrigeration Technology Could Substantially Cut Energy Use

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office - as part of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative - is supporting research into new technologies that could substantially cut the energy and cost of refrigeration.

March 11, 2016
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New CEMAC Report Examines Global Dynamics of Energy Manufacturing

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center’s (CEMAC) first annual Research Highlights report, a compilation of exciting findings from its set of studies released in 2015, offers fresh insights on key challenges and opportunities in the rapidly growing global market for clean energy technologies.

March 11, 2016
Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Develop Next Generation of Electric Machines for Industrial Energy Savings

As part of the Obama Administration's Mission Innovation effort to double clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over the next five years, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in available funding aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied R&D.

February 24, 2016
U.S. Department of Energy Launches $40 Million Effort to Improve Materials for Clean Energy Solutions

Energy Materials Network will include four initial National Laboratory-led Consortia

February 24, 2016
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Accelerating Materials Development for a Clean Energy Future

The White House and the Department of Energy kicked-off a new initiative, the Energy Materials Network, to accelerate innovation around the clean energy manufacturing industry’s most pressing materials challenges. This network has the potential to revolutionize whole industries and is critical for the United States to compete globally in manufacturing in the 21st century.

February 23, 2016
Supercomputers like these at the Energy Department's national laboratories will play a key role in solving ‪‎manufacturing challenges and building clean ‪‎energy technologies right here at home.
HPC4Mfg: Boosting American Competiveness in Clean Energy Manufacturing through High Performance Computing

Higher efficiency jet engines to save fuel; stronger fiberglass made with less energy for wind turbines and lightweight vehicles; next generation semiconductor devices for more efficient data centers: these are just a few of the manufacturing challenges that the Energy Department's ten new High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) projects will tackle over the next year.

February 17, 2016
Energy Department Announces Ten New Projects to Apply High-Performance Computing to Manufacturing Challenges

The Energy Department today announced $3 million for ten new projects that will enable private-sector companies to use high-performance computing resources at the department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges.

February 1, 2016
A view of the Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine that will 3D print molds used to manufacture wind turbine blades. Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Teaming Up to Apply Advanced Manufacturing Methods to Wind Turbine Production

Last spring, a 3D-printed replica Shelby Cobra, manufactured at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), visited the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, DC.

February 1, 2016
3 Reasons Why Advanced Manufacturing Institutes Matter

American manufacturing is booming, but how do we take it to the next level? The answer could be found in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

January 7, 2016
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In Case You Missed Them: Our Top Blog Posts from December

As we start the new year, we're taking a look back at December 2015--our top blog posts and some favorites we want to share with you. Happy New Year!

December 30, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Corporation are exploring using microturbines in combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In the power sector, distributed energy technologies can more than double electric system efficiency through the use of CHP systems that capture and use waste heat productively instead of venting into the atmosphere. Photo credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Pilot Program Builds Sustainable Lab-Industry Partnerships for Breakthrough Manufacturing R&D

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) recently kicked off its new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot at an event at Argonne National Laboratory convening the pilot’s seven competitively selected technologist pairs, Energy Department officials, and national lab representatives. This two-year, $2.6 million pilot program is designed to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and enhance the commercial impact of the Energy Department’s national laboratories.

December 16, 2015
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CEMI Is Working with Industry to Make the U.S. the Leader in Clean Energy Manufacturing

The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) fosters dialogue with industry leaders and stakeholders, in order to overcome our country's clean energy manufacturing challenges.

October 14, 2015
1366 Technician Becky Allen works in a lab at the company’s Bedford, MA demonstration facility. | Photo courtesy of Bob Frechette
SunShot Awardee 1366 Technologies Turns Cutting-Edge Research into Manufacturing Success

After developing a revolutionary silicon wafer production technology (with support from DOE's SunShot initiative) that is now an industry standard, 1366 Technologies will add 1,000 new jobs.

September 29, 2015
The Third-Annual AEMC Summit: Showcasing U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Growth Powered by New Innovation Models

Earlier this month, leaders in science and industry gathered at the Energy Department’s 2015 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness's (AEMC) Summit in Washington, D.C. to showcase and celebrate the tremendous accomplishments to date of the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI), launched just two and a half years ago.

September 24, 2015
3 Ways Our Manufacturing Institutes Are Changing the Clean Energy Game

Find out how the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes are advancing America's clean energy economy.