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New manufacturing hubs awarded in NY, NH

January 05, 2017

Two new hubs have been announced in the Manufacturing USA network, one focusing on sustainable manufacturing innovation and the other on tissue biofabrication, bringing the total network of institutes to 13 since its inception four years ago.

Efficiency measures will be the focus of the latest institute, announced yesterday by the Energy Department. The new Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute will be headquartered in Rochester, New York, and be led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance. It will leverage up to $70 million in federal funding, subject to appropriations, and will be matched by $70 million in private commitments from over 100 partners. Recognizing that manufacturing consumes nearly 25 percent of the nation’s total annual energy use, REMADE will focus on driving down the cost of recycling and remanufacturing technologies and aims for a 50 percent improvement in overall energy efficiency by 2027.

In late December, the Department of Defense announced the award of a new $80 million biofabrication manufacturing hub to the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).  ARMI will combine the federal award of $80 million with more than $214 million from a consortium of 87 partners across the country to establish the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB) Institute, which will be will be headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire. Marking the 12th Manufacturing USA institute established, it will work to develop next-generation manufacturing techniques for repairing and replacing cells, and advancing regenerative medicine. Consortium participants include 47 industrial partners, 26 academic and academically affiliated partners, and 14 government and nonprofit organizations. 

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