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Department of Energy Awards $187 Million to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

February 10, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects will address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges.

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will provide funding for projects in the following three topic areas:

  • Innovations for the Manufacture of Advanced Materials: $124.6 million for 36 projects.

  • Lower Thermal Budget Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity: $28.7 million for 8 projects.

  • Connected, Flexible and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities and Energy Systems: $33.5 million for 11 projects.

The selections include $65.9 million toward lowering the cost of battery energy storage through manufacturing innovation, as part of DOE’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge, recently announced by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

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