AMO's R&D projects explore novel energy-efficient, next-generation materials and innovative process technologies for both targeting specific industry sectors and a wider range of manufacturing industries. In addition, R&D projects focus on foundational or advanced energy technologies across multiple industry sectors. All of AMO's R&D investments are high impact, use project diversity to spread risk, target nationally important innovations at critical decision points, and contribute to quantifiable energy savings.
Hosted by NREL, the West Gate Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program aims to equip scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs with technical experience and mentorship.
Technology advancements in power electronics and motors for a wide variety of critical energy applications.
CHP and distributed energy systems can pave the way for accelerated deployment in manufacturing and other applications.
HPC4Mfg enables U.S. industry to take advantage of national laboratory high performance computing capabilities to solve major manufacturing challenges.
The Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs provide an institutional home for innovative postdoctoral researchers to build their research into products and train to be entrepreneurs.
Projects in the Emerging Research Exploration portfolio focus on assessing new technologies for their potential and encourage contributions from new partners.
These cost-shared projects are selected through a competitive process from exceptional research teams working on foundational process and materials technologies.
SBIR awards support small businesses to advance scientific discoveries and develop and commercialize manufacturing solutions.
Innovative materials can open new design spaces for high-performance and renewable energy technology manufacturing. Projects focus on three areas with clear energy, carbon, and economic benefits.