The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Reducing EMbodied Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute today announced up to $10 million to support projects that develop and demonstrate tools and technologies that bolster the circular economy and dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing. These goals that work toward an advanced circular economy in the United States advance President Biden’s clean energy goals to increase industrial efficiency and achieve a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits proposals for projects in two areas:
- Traditional Research and Development (R&D) – Projects that will develop tools and technologies consistent with the research priorities in the REMADE Roadmap.
- Technology Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) – Projects that demonstrate the potential to transform the recycling and remanufacturing industries through technological innovation.
Selected projects must be consistent with the REMADE Institute’s goals to reduce energy and emissions, achieve “better than cost and energy parity,” and promote the widespread application of new enabling technologies across multiple industries. The intended impact of these demonstrations will motivate industry investments required to complete development and deploy these technologies across the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem.
The REMADE Institute is one of DOE’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, led by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) and is a part of Manufacturing USA®, a network of federally funded institutes working to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and promote a robust and sustainable national manufacturing R&D infrastructure.