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DOE Requests Proposals for $70M Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute, Announces Topic for Next Institute

May 05, 2016

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that they are seeking proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute, a part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The $70 million Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute will focus on developing breakthrough technologies that increase the energy efficiency of manufacturing processes used across an array of U.S. industries. Examples could include ethylene for plastics and biofuels used in sustainable transportation, among others. Proposals for this institute, which will be the fourth within the NNMI led by the DOE, are due June 15. In addition to its request for proposals, the DOE also announced the topic of its fifth manufacturing institute: Reducing Embodied Energy and Emissions of Manufactured Materials.  More information on this institute, which will be focused on lowering energy use through the development of innovative recycling and remanufacturing technologies, will be announced by the end of May 2016.

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