October 30, 2023

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Award-Winning Software Helps Communities Plan Their Clean Energy Transition

Learn how a utility in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a national lab used tools to simulate the impact of clean energy technologies on the city’s power system.

March 13, 2023

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Acid Free Dissolution Recycling: A Second Chance for Rare Earth Elements

Many people are unaware of how complex and cost-prohibitive recycling can be. Recycling processes may also involve hazardous acids that can be harmful to the environment, especially when it comes to recycling electronic waste (e-waste).

February 9, 2023

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Commercializing the Aluminum-Cerium Alloy: A Portfolio of R&D Projects

The clean energy transition depends on critical materials like rare earth elements (REEs) that power wind turbine generators, electric vehicles and other clean energy technologies, materials, and processes.

October 13, 2022

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Get Your Motor Running: The Next Generation of Electric Machines

From research to development, six university and company teams are changing the way industry powers its operations by improving electric machines, superconducting wires and other technologies key to American manufacturing.

October 13, 2022

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Superalloys, Supercomputers, and Super Savings

Underlying our aerospace, defense, and energy industries are manufacturing components that can resist extreme heat and pressure.

October 12, 2022

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Driving Change: Long Range, Low Cost, and Fast Rechargeability with Lithium-Metal Batteries

Sepion Technologies is a startup working to commercialize Lithium-Metal Batteries (LMBs). Their technology will increase the safety, reliability and longevity of LMBs, facilitating faster-charging for new electric vehicles.

July 26, 2022

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ShAPE™: Energy Efficient Manufacturing of Extraordinary Materials

In 2019, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) awarded Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) $1.8M to develop new ways to manufacture high-performance aluminum alloy tubing with lower embedded energy and improved mechanical properties relative...

May 27, 2022

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Success Story: Next-Generation Technology for the Efficient Manufacturing Future

At the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI), researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have been working together to develop new, cost-effective technologies for the...

July 31, 2020

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High Performance Computing Improves Manufacturing Productivity and Competitiveness in the Glass Industry

Engineers at Vitro Glass, in partnership with high performance computing (HPC) experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), have...

November 29, 2018

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SBIR Successes: Interviews with Past Winners

DOE’s SBIR/STTR program provides grants to small businesses or individuals who can form a small business within the required application timeline.