Department of Energy Announces Funding Awards for Advanced Manufacturing
The Department of Energy recently announced that it has awarded $35m to 24 projects to a variety of industry applicants, universities, and laboratories, for early-stage research in advanced manufacturing. This is thanks to a funding opportunity under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office. The chosen projects run the gamut in terms of industry readiness; from beginning-stage concept identification and clarification that will produce more theoretical analysis, to more mature projects that will produce more concrete deliverables.
Despite the varied natures of the individual projects, through their research all projects must successfully “reduce technical uncertainty and develop new knowledge associated with potential breakthrough materials, processes, and tools...” How each project demonstrates success will vary based on the nature and research maturity stage.
Project awards vary from $250,000 to $2.5m based on the specific project.
To see the full list of selected projects, and learn more about them, click here: https://energy.gov/eere/amo/articles/emerging-research-exploration-project-descriptions