AMO activities advance broadly applicable cross-cutting technologies for energy intensive and energy dependent manufacturing sectors, advance platform technologies that enable the manufacturing of products, establish partnerships to promote energy efficiency and technology innovation, and transfer knowledge through dissemination of tools and training. Organizationally, AMO pursues its goals through the following three subprogram approaches:

The Advanced Manufacturing R&D Projects subprogram supports innovative advanced manufacturing applied R&D projects that focus on specific high-impact manufacturing technology and process challenges. The subprogram invests in foundational energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies that impact areas relevant to manufacturing processes and broadly applicable platform technologies.

The Advanced Manufacturing R&D Consortia subprogram helps the United States position itself as a world leader in strategic areas of manufacturing by bringing together manufacturers, suppliers, companies, institutions of higher education, national laboratories, and state and local governments in public-private R&D consortia. These partnerships create an innovation ecosystem that accelerates technology development and facilitates the transition of innovative advanced manufacturing technologies to industry.

The Technical Partnerships subprogram provides critical support to the adoption of advanced energy efficiency technologies and practices. The subprogram supports the adoption of cost-effective combined heat and power (CHP) technologies; provides resources to assist manufacturers in reducing their energy use intensity; promotes the adoption of energy management programs, provides targeted energy efficiency, productivity, and waste/water use reduction practices to small- and medium-sized manufacturers.

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AMO supports the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's strategic goals to promote American energy dominance through affordable and reliable energy production and use, which advances economic growth and energy security. 

The Energy Efficiency portfolio, within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, focuses on improving the energy afford­ability, productivity, and resilience of homes and buildings, and strengthening U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. The program comprises four offices: the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the Building Technologies Office (BTO), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), and the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO).