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EVENT: Manufacturing Day is Coming! – October 2, 2020

Join AMO and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) as we celebrate Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020. Visit our webpage to learn how to get involved, see what we, and some of our partners are doing to celebrate across the country.

WEBINAR: High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Celebrates Manufacturing Day - October 2, 2020

Register now to join the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative on October 2, 2020. This special event brings together representatives from industry, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Laboratories to discuss how the program has helped industry meet technical and business objectives while saving energy, improving productivity, and increasing competitiveness. View more information and register here.

To learn about the HPC4EI and the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program, visit the AMO website.

EVENT: A Big Day for Nanotechnology - October 9, 2020

National Nanotechnology Day, celebrated annually on October 9, 2020, pays homage to the nanometer scale (10–9 meters) and helps raise awareness of nanotechnology, including how it touches everyday lives and its promise for the future. Stay tuned for highlights from AMO’s nanotechnology-related manufacturing projects, and learn more at

APPLY: Applications Open for DOE’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs

Calling all innovators! DOE’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs are accepting applications for their next cohort. The three program nodes “spin in” the nation’s top innovators to the U.S. National Laboratories to mature their ideas from concept to first product over two years. For more information on individual programs, visit:

Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory Applications due Oct. 31
Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Applications open Oct. 1 and due Oct. 30
Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  Applications due Oct. 31

WORKSHOP: Materials for Harsh Service Conditions Virtual Workshop - October 27-30, 2020

Join experts from across DOE and National Laboratories for a virtual workshop to identify data gaps, R&D needs, technology challenges, and fabrication methodologies for materials that can withstand harsh environments and extended service lifetimes. Plenary sessions on October 27-28, 2020, are open to the public, and observer slots are available for breakout sessions on October 29-30, 2020. Visit the event website to learn more and to register.

Energy Department and Other Federal Agencies Launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries

DOE, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State launched the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries to accelerate the development of a robust, secure, domestic industrial base for advanced batteries. The Consortium provides a framework for cooperation and coordination among federal agencies having a stake in developing advanced battery technology and establishing a domestic supply of lithium batteries. Learn more about this collaboration.

CESMII Institute Announces New Smart Manufacturing Projects

The DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced up to $1 million for three projects to improve energy-intensive manufacturing processes and strengthen America's manufacturing sector. Advances in these digital technologies and other forms of ‘smart manufacturing’ can improve the efficiency and competitiveness of America’s manufacturing sector. Learn more about the selected Wave 3 projects on CESMII’s website.

AMO SUCCESS: Faraday Technology Develops New Method to Remove Water from Cellulosic Nanomaterials

AMO’s latest success story describes how Faraday Technology developed an energy-efficient method for removing water from cellulosic nanomaterials. This new approach has the potential to make these materials, used in applications including high-strength composites and lightweight materials, more accessible for a range of industrial applications. Learn more on the AMO website.

Updates from AMO’s Industrial Assessment Centers

Catch up on the Industrial Assessment Centers’ (IAC) latest in their quarterly update, which highlights the work of engineering students and faculty as they conduct energy efficiency assessments around the country. In addition to profiles of energy savings implemented by previous IAC clients, the spring 2020 edition provides updates on how the IACs are navigating social distancing requirements associated with COVID-19.

Download the spring 2020 IAC update.