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DOE Announces Intent to Fund New NNMI, Clean Tech Manufacturing Pilot Program

May 26, 2016

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) released a notice of intent to establish and sustain a Clean Energy
Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in materials manufacturing. The $70 million funding opportunity
will be released in June to enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle
energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse,
recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. Earlier this month, EERE also announced a new pilot program in partnership with the National Institute of Standards
and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) in four states – Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia – to provide
small businesses with better access to resources.

Similar to other NMIIs, the lead institution’s eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. However,
the lead institution is encouraged to partner with other entities (e.g., government and for-profit organizations). Read the announcement…

In partnership with MEP, EERE’s new Manufacturing Innovation through Energy and Commerce (MITEC) pilot program will provide small businesses access to the advanced tools, technology transfer expertise, and research capabilities of the Energy Department's national laboratories and to technical assistance and business development resources. The intent of the MITEC partnership is to help enhance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness while advancing the nation's energy goals, boosting the economy, and contributing to energy security.

manufacturing, dept of energy, cleantech