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University of Tennessee Awarded $259M National Composites Manufacturing Institute

January 15, 2015

President Obama recently announced that the University of Tennessee was awarded the $259 million Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). The U.S. Department of Energy will commit $70 million to support the project with the remaining $189 million coming from IACMI partners including $15 million from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The University of Tennessee will lead the 122-member consortium in its effort to connect the world's leading manufacturers with universities and national laboratories pioneering advanced composites technology development and research. IACMI will focus on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites that combine strong fibers with tough plastics. For more information, read the announcement about the IACMI, the White House’s IACMI fact sheet, or visit the IACMI website…

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