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September 3, 2021

DOE Announces Expansion of Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers to Accelerate Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), announced selections for four new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (SMICs) bringing the total to eight SMICs. Through specialized training and direct industry engagement, the centers will help U.S. manufacturers implement smart manufacturing technologies to optimize their use of energy and materials. Read the announcement.

AMO Announces $12 Million for 11 Small Business Research and Development Projects

DOE recently announced $127 million to support 110 continuing research and development projects in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. This investment includes more than $12 million funded by the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) for technology innovations that improve energy efficiency, material productivity, and competitiveness for U.S. manufacturers. Learn about the 11 projects AMO selected.

DOE Seeks Input for a New Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute to Catalyze Industrial Decarbonization

DOE recently announced a request for information (RFI) to inform the creation of a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute. This RFI is specifically focused on aspects of industrial decarbonization associated with electrification and/or metals manufacturing. Learn more.

EERE Launches Cohorts to Implement Energy Management Systems with the 50001 Ready Program

Four DOE offices, including AMO, are offering free, tailored technical assistance to industrial, commercial, and federal sites as they implement business practices based on the global gold standard for energy management: International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001. Learn more.

SEP 50001 and Energy Management Professional Credentialing Transitions to the Association of Energy Engineers

AMO recently announced the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as a new provider of professional credentialing services in support of DOE’s energy management programs. DOE's Superior Energy Performance 50001™ (SEP 50001™) program and 50001 Ready programs provide guidance, tools, protocols, and recognition to help facilities implement energy management systems and attain deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001-compliant energy management systems. Learn more.

ICYMI: The Future of Manufacturing Week at AMO

From July 26-30, AMO hosted Future of Manufacturing Week. This weeklong campaign highlighted the DOE’s recent investments in the development and deployment of clean-energy technologies needed to ensure a resilient manufacturing sector and decarbonize energy-intensive industries throughout the economy. Check out the highlights.

EVENT: AMO Future of Manufacturing TRANSSFORM Workshop

AMO will host a workshop exploring the future of manufacturing on September 8 – 10. The workshop will cover the significant changes the U.S. manufacturing sector is undergoing and inform the direction of AMO’s Transformative, Resilient, Adaptive, Nimble, Sustainable, Smart, Flexible, Optimal, Robust, and Model-based (TRANSSFORM) initiative. This initiative will empower the U.S manufacturing industry of the future to strengthen its domestic supply chain, increase innovation, and enhance its global competitiveness. Learn more and register to attend.

EVENTS: Informational Webinars for Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Program 2022 Cohorts

Applications open this fall for DOE’s Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Program 2022 cohorts. These cohorts will join an extensive network of mentors and experts at U.S. national laboratories to develop the next-generation technologies that will help pave the way to a clean-energy future. Learn more about the DOE programs accepting applications and register to attend the following informational webinars:

EVENT: High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Manufacturing Day 2021

Hosted by DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, this virtual event will include a plenary session in which DOE will discuss advances in world-class Exascale computers and in emerging Artificial Intelligence capabilities. The event will also highlight how this program develops next-generation computational scientists as we work with industry to meet their technical and business objectives while saving energy for the nation. Learn more and register to attend.


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