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Better Buildings / Better Plants - 2020 Summit June 8-10 Arlington VA
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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge

U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage. The Grand Challenge builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump's Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Additional information about the Grand Challenge and upcoming events can be found here.

PRIZE COMPETITION: Water Resource Recovery for Small and Medium-sized Facilities

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $1 million Water Resource Recovery Prize to accelerate the transition from conventional wastewater treatment to a model of resource recovery from municipal wastewater across the United States. Through this two-phased competition, DOE is accepting proposals for novel, systems-based solutions to stimulate resource recovery at small-to-medium-sized water resource recovery facilities. This effort can help lower the cost of wastewater treatment. View the submission instructions and participant eligibility for both phases of the competition here.

50001 Ready Navigator Tool Updated with Changes to ISO 50001 Standard

New updates have been made to the 50001 Ready program suite of resources and the 50001 Ready Navigator online tool to capture the changes introduced in ISO 50001:2018, the globally accepted energy management systems standard. The updates are designed to help organizations better tailor energy management systems to their business needs and more accurately account for their energy use, leading to deeper, sustained savings. Learn more here.

EVENT: AMO Peer Review Coming Soon!

Save this date! The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) peer review is fast approaching. Don’t miss this chance to join us on June 2-4, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. This three-day event will be filled with opportunities to learn more about AMO projects and strategies. More information and a preliminary agenda will be available soon.

EVENT: REMADE Institute to Host a Workshop at Plastics Recycling Event – Feb 17, 2020

The AMO REMADE Institute will host a workshop at the Plastics Recycling Conference and Tradeshow on February 17, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. The workshop entitled “Crash Course in Plastics Recycling” will feature a trio of experts that will provide an in-depth overview of existing recycling technologies capable of converting plastic waste into high-value products. Registration is required. Learn more about this event and workshop here.

VIDEO: Lower-Cost, Higher-Speed, and More Efficient Manufacturing and Recycling Processes for Advanced Composite Materials

In case you missed it, AMO’s 2019 Wrap Up highlighted Volkswagen’s work to create a liftgate prototype through sheet molding compound at the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation’s Scale-Up Research Facility in Detroit, Michigan.

2019 peer review - download here