The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-wide commitment to enhancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness while advancing the nation's energy goals, boosting the economy, and contributing to energy security. 

What We Do

CEMI strategically rallies experts from across DOE, national laboratories, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private industry around the urgent competitive opportunity for the United States to be the leader in the clean energy manufacturing industries and jobs of today and tomorrow. CEMI engages in activities that focus on innovation and breaking down market barriers, including:

Technology Research and Development

Through CEMI, DOE has increased funding for manufacturing research and development (R&D) across the board with the goal of growing the U.S. clean energy manufacturing industry.

New Innovation Models

CEMI leads the development of new manufacturing innovation capabilities and partnership programs with the goal of growing a shared clean energy manufacturing innovation infrastructure in the United States.

Competitiveness Analysis

CEMI develops competitiveness analyses that inform R&D investments and other efforts needed to identify key drivers and address key barriers to growing U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness.

Stakeholder Engagement

CEMI fosters a broader dialogue with stakeholders to refine its strategy and identify ways in which the public and private sectors can partner to enhance U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness.

Energy Productivity Technical Assistance

DOE invests in energy productivity resources for manufacturers, including through technical assistance and market leadership programs.