Deadline Extended for Biobased Additive Manufacturing Prizes



Prizes are open for ideas for Biobased Additive Manufacturing!  
ENERGY.GOV - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Bioenergy Technologies Office 

January 17, 2019

Biobased Additive Manufacturing Prizes

Deadline extended! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced prizes as part of its Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, an effort to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing to increase energy productivity and strengthen America's industrial base. Individual prizes will be awarded to innovators with the best solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Prizes are open for ideas for Biobased Additive Manufacturing (BAM). The total prize for BAM is $9,600 (3 winners of $3,200 each).

For this challenge, DOE is seeking new concepts in biobased materials for additive manufacturing. Large-scale additive manufacturing allows for rapid prototyping of complex structures. Biobased printing materials are critical for making 3D printed structures renewable and potentially biodegradable, however, they are currently plagued with problems of material strength and printability. The BAM Prize is looking to identify new materials that are made from at least 90% plant matter or algae and can meet or exceed the performance of current commercial 3D printing materials. This opportunity ends on February 10, 2019.

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