On January 13-14, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its second membership meeting near Detroit, Michigan. IACMI, headquartered in Knoxville, TN is a public-private partnership creating clean energy solutions and catalyzing manufacturing competitiveness across the U.S.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is taking part in a prestigious new global awards program to recognize companies or organizations that use an ISO 50001-certified energy management system (EnMS) to save energy and reduce costs.
EERE and the National Laboratories supported nine winners at the recent 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards. Presented to research and development teams and partnerships, these prestigious awards have identified and honored significant major technological breakthroughs every year.
The DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office announces a unique opportunity for companies to participate in a pilot program that will help companies implement ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) across multiple facilities throughout North America and worldwide.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the two universities selected to receive nearly $6 million to establish one or more graduate-level training programs for engineers in power electronics.
The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is supporting Manufacturing Day—a nationwide event that opens the doors of nearly 2000 manufacturing companies to the public—with visits to sites in the Midwest.
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.
A recently published case study examines the successes of Cummins Inc., a global engine manufacturer that implemented an energy management system (EnMS) that meets the requirements of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). Cummins implemented the EnMS at the Rocky Mount Engine Plant (RMEP), a natural gas and diesel engine manufacturing facility in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to accelerating American manufacturing and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s support of STEM education to create the next generation of engineers and manufacturers, the Energy Department has announced up to $10 million available to establish one or more graduate-level training programs at colleges and universities for engineers in power electronics.
The Advanced Manufacturing Office announced up to $10 million is available to establish 5-year graduate-level university-led DOE Traineeship(s) in Power Engineering (leveraging emerging Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics capabilities). The traineeship(s) will be implemented beginning in the Fall 2016 school year and are concentrated on advanced power electronic equipment engineering, design and manufacturing.
New Small Business Vouchers Pilot will connect clean energy innovators across the country with the top-notch scientists, engineers, and world-class facilities at Energy Department National Laboratories.
Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Launched
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was officially launched last week with the signature of a Cooperative Agreement with the not-for-profit organization established by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. IACMI, The Composites Institute hosted an initial meeting with Consortium Members in mid-June in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF) at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a unique, highly flexible, highly instrumented research space for demonstrating ways to scale up and bring down testing costs of carbon-fiber prototypes for use in new polymers and products to manufacture larger land-based wind turbine blades and lighter vehicles with improved fuel efficiency. The 42,000-square-foot facility can make up to 25 tons of carbon fiber each year, enabling industry to experiment with new carbon-fiber precursors, or base materials, at a small scale.
Advanced composites are cutting edge materials you may have never heard of. These materials—such as carbon-fiber composites—are three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest metals. That’s why they are normally only found in expensive, high-tech products such as satellites and racing cars. But their potential will soon be realized for boosting America’s competitiveness in manufacturing clean energy products like electric vehicles, wind turbines, and more efficient industrial equipment.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce the release of Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency, prepared as directed by the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (Act). DOE prepared this report with collaboration from nearly 50 experts, including representatives from industrial associations, combined heat and power (CHP) groups, environmental stewardship organizations, associations of state governmental agencies, and federal governmental agencies.
AMO recently joined with FuelCell Energy of Danbury, CT to celebrate the completion of their successful partnership project at their Torrington, CT manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75% efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use in manufacturing operations.
What will you get if you put a 3D-printed inverter package with wide bandgap materials, together with the 3D-printed EV version of the Shelby Cobra “plug and play” laboratory-on-wheels? You’ll get innovation – innovation that will define even lighter, more powerful, and more efficient vehicles.