DOE Announces Funding for New Energy-Water Desalination Hub

December 28, 2018

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DOE Announces Funding for New Energy-Water Desalination Hub

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $100 million in funding available to establish an Energy-Water Desalination Hub (“Hub”) to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on research and development, modeling, and analysis of desalination solutions for treatment of non-traditional water sources for multiple end-use applications.

Register to attend the informational webinar on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. EST. Concept papers are due on February 7, 2019. View the solicitation and submission instructions here.

ICYMI: AMO’s Top Stories from 2018

In case you missed it, 2018 was full of accomplishments and exciting news for AMO. We supported partnerships across national laboratories, government, academia, and the private sector to improve energy and material efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness in manufacturing. Check out our top stories from 2018 here.

In Case You Missed it 2018

Energy Department Broadens Manufacturing Innovator Challenge

DOE announced a new additive manufacturing prize as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, an effort to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing to increase energy productivity and strengthen America's industrial base.

The new prize is for novel concepts for large-scale 3D printing. DOE is hoping to harness the creative power of the crowd to identify opportunities where 3D printing can play a role in breakthrough technologies.

DOE expects to select three winners for this competition. Submission are due by February 1, 2019. Click herefor more information.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

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The 2019 Better Buildings Better Plants Summit will be July 10-11 in Arlington, VA (DC Metro Area)—mark your calendars! This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Attendees can expect two days of interactive sessions with industry experts and market leaders as well as many opportunities to network with peers.

More information will be available soon, including a draft agenda. In the meantime, please reach out to BetterPlants@ee.doe.gov if you have session topic recommendations or are interested in being a speaker.

Three AMO Partners Win R&D 100 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology

2018 R&D 100 WINNERS

R&D Magazine announced winners of the R&D 100 Awards, which recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year. DOE researchers won 32 awards, three of which were supported by AMO.

Read more about the winning national laboratories and their corresponding technologies.

DOE Interns Use Robots to Advance Manufacturing

A DOE Intern Using Robots

A group of interns at Argonne National Laboratory are developing a robotic digital prototyping system that will enable more collaborative, autonomous, and intelligent manufacturing. This research will transform technology and processes to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

Learn more about the ground-breaking robotics research and DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

How Cyclotron Road’s Deepak Dugar is Fermenting Change in the Chemical Industry

When Deepak Dugar entered AMO’s Cyclotron Road program in 2015, he aimed to commercialize advances of synthetic biology and catalysis. Now, Dugar’s Berkeley-based startup, Visolis, is doing just that.

Learn how Deepak is manufacturing biological feedstocks for a range of specialty polymers, solvents, and resins, and is positioned to scale up its production and impact.