Today, the Reducing EMbodied energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit feedback from interested individuals and entities such as industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure:

1) REMADE’s Technology Roadmap continues to address the most important opportunities and pressing challenges associated with increasing the recovery, reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling of metals, fibers, polymers, and electronic waste, and

2) REMADE’s strategy for self-sustainment focuses on addressing the most pressing national needs and challenges related to reducing the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production, processing, and end-of-life disposition.

Both sections are further divided into four categories: Strategy, Technology, Partnerships, and Workforce Development & Training. Respondents to this RFI are free to address any or all of the sections, categories, and questions that are posed. All responses to this RFI must be submitted to no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 22, 2022. Click here to learn more.

Since its creation in 2017, REMADE has released five requests for proposals (RFPs) and has invested or allocated more than $85.6 million to 84 projects that it has either funded or selected for negotiation. REMADE is a Manufacturing USA Institute, endowed with a $70 million investment from DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) over five years, which is matched by $70 million in cost share from its 140+ members. The REMADE Institute is one of six AMO institutes focused on fostering collaboration within the clean energy manufacturing sector to enable manufacturing scale-up and help to develop national capabilities that enable future global leadership and workforce development in advanced manufacturing.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office catalyzes research, development, and adoption of energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies and practices to drive U.S. economic competitiveness and an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system by 2050.