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DOE Announces New Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing

DOE announced nearly $70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute, the sixth one established by the Energy Department, will focus on advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing. Concept papers are due on May 15, 2019.

View the funding application and submission requirements here.

Also register to attend an informational webinar on April 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET.

Four New Projects Selected to Advance Computing in Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing

AMO recently announced nearly $1.2 million for four new projects selected to advance high performance computing capabilities in steel and aluminum manufacturing. Led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program enables innovation in U.S. manufacturing by leveraging world-class technical expertise with high-performance computing to tackle manufacturing challenges uniquely solved by computer modeling.

Learn more about these new public-private partnerships.

DOE Announces New Manufacturing Challenge Winner

DOE recently announced a winner of the Novel Concepts for Large-scale 3D Printing Challenge, one of several crowdsourcing campaigns in the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge. Through the Novel Concepts for Large-scale 3D Printing Challenge, EERE sought to crowdsource new uses for large-scale 3D printing, specifically concepts for unique 3D printed products that could be manufactured onsite, are customizable, or have complex patterns which would offer advantages to traditional manufacturing.

Read more about the winner.

RAPID Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety - March 31 – April 4

The RAPID Manufacturing Institute is pleased to announce its schedule of conference topicals at AIChE's upcoming 2019 Spring Meeting in New Orleans. Topicals, times and dates may be subject to change. Contact Ashley Smith-Schoettker at Click here for more event information.

WEBINAR: DOE Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize – April 10

The Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize is a $5.5 million phased prize competition that encourages American entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions to collecting, storing, and transporting discarded lithium-ion batteries for eventual recycling. Register to attend a webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 1 pm Eastern, led by the Vehicle Technologies Office, to learn more about the rules, timing, and tracks for submission. This prize is partially funded by AMO.

Register here.

REGISTER TODAY: AMO 2019 Peer Review - June 11-12

AMO will hosts its annual peer review on June 11-12, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Leading technology experts from the industrial and academic sectors have been invited to review the technology research and development (R&D) and technical partnerships supported by our office.

View a preliminary agenda here.

For more information, send an email to


EVENT: 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plant Summit - July 10-11

Registration for the 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit is now open – register today and reserve your hotel room! The 2019 Summit will take place Arlington, VA, with pre-conference building tours and sector networking events starting on the afternoon of July 9. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore and share emerging technologies, innovative strategies, and financing trends with other leading industry experts.

Register for the summit here.

View the Agenda At-a-Glance here.

Latest Issue of the 50001 Update Newsletter is Now Available

This newsletter delivers the latest on energy management system resources, training opportunities, and events connected to the ISO 50001 standard. Learn new ways to improve energy performance and sustain savings. The March issue features insights from energy teams at the Oregon Department of Corrections and 3M and highlights Navigator tool upgrades to facilitate implementation at multiple sites.

Check out AMO’s March 50001 Update.

WEBINARS: $130M in Federal Funds Available for Early-Stage Solar Research

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will issue up to $130 million in research funding for as many as 80 projects that advance solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar-thermal power technologies and facilitate the integration of those technologies into the U.S. electricity grid. Several topics focus on manufacturing, including advanced photovoltaic manufacturing, a technology incubator, and utilizing additive manufacturing for CSP applications.

Register for the April 2019 webinars and submit a mandatory letter of intent by May 7, 2019.