The Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO’s) R&D consortia bring together manufacturers, small and medium businesses, researchers, and state and local governments to coordinate applied R&D in high-priority technology areas. The technology areas that R&D consortia specialize in are essential to clean energy manufacturing, industrial efficiency, and decarbonization.

What are AMO Consortia?

AMO’s consortia use federal funding as a catalyst to bring stakeholders together to address process and technological challenges in specific technology focus areas. AMO Consortia fall into one of the three categories below:

Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

AMO's institutes are part of the broader Manufacturing USA network. They may provide shared facilities and/or resources to members to help them develop and scale up new technologies, transfer technologies to the marketplace, and strengthen business capabilities in local businesses.

Energy Innovation Hubs

DOE Energy Innovation Hubs are integrated research centers that combine basic and applied research with engineering to accelerate scientific discovery.

User Facilities

AMO-funded User Facilities provide access to world-class resources and expertise to solve industry's most challenging problems in areas including additive manufacturing and carbon fiber testing and manufacturing.

Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Advancing sensors, controls, modeling, data analytics simulation, and platform development to radically improve the efficiency of U.S. manufacturing.
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Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
Developing cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced polymer composites for many applications.
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The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute
Focused on breakthrough technologies to dramatically improve energy efficiency of novel chemical manufacturing processes.
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Reducing Embodied Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE)
Dramatically reduce life cycle energy consumption through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials.
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PowerAmerica
Accelerating development of advanced semiconductor components made with silicon carbide and gallium nitride into a wide range of products and systems.
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Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation institute (CyManII)
Dedicated to cyber-securing the future of manufacturing and developing the insights to enable greater US manufacturing energy efficiency.
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Energy Innovation Hubs

Critical Materials Institute: An Energy Innovation Hub
Diversify supply, develop substitutes, improve reuse and recycling of rare earth metals and materials, that are crucial for clean energy technologies.
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National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) Energy Innovation Hub
Securing an affordable, energy-efficient, and resilient water supply for the US economy through decentralized, fit-for-purpose desalination.
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Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE)
Developing new chemical upcycling strategies for today's plastics and redesigning tomorrow's plastics to be recyclable-by-design.
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AMO User Facilities

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Collaborations with industry aim to develop additive manufacturing technologies that reduce life cycle energy, lower costs, and create new products.
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Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Advancing carbon fiber research by evaluating high-potential, low-cost materials including textile, lignin, polymer, and hydrocarbon-based precursors.
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