The Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization program area (IED) supports innovation in technologies and the adoption of practices to enable the industrial sector to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

IED and its programs are critical to putting the Nation on a pathway to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 when compared to 2005 levels, and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. With 30% of primary energy-related emissions attributable to the industrial sector, IEDO builds upon a foundation of energy efficiency as a decarbonization pathway to include process electrification, use of low carbon fuels and feedstocks, and carbon capture to meet industrial emissions reductions targets.

IED provides planning, management, and direction necessary for a balanced national program of research, development, demonstration, technical assistance, and workforce development to drive energy, materials and production efficiency, and decarbonization across the industrial sector. Engagement with a variety of stakeholders will inform office activities and include input from the Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee (ITIAC) Federal Advisory Committee (FACA).

Activity Areas

In order to help advance basic R&D and deployment across the four pillars of industrial decarbonization, AMO provides investments across a variety of activity areas. These investments include direct funding opportunities, knowledge-sharing consortia, lab calls, and prizes, among other programs. Activity areas include:

Energy Intensive Industries

  • Chemicals
  • Iron & Steel
  • Food & Beverages
  • Cement

Cross-sector Technologies

Technical Assistance & Workforce

Industrial Decarbonization News