If you have questions about lab capabilities in a specific area of energy materials R&D, or if you have media questions related to a particular EMN consortium, please contact the appropriate EMN consortia below.

CaloriCool Consortium on Caloric Cooling Materials – aims to enable the development of solid-state caloric materials that exhibit strong caloric effects for cooling end-use using materials discovery platforms, high-throughput and multi-channel in-device integration and performance characterization, and economic analysis.

ChemCatBio Consortium on Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy  –  leverages unique DOE National Laboratory capabilities to address technical risks associated with accelerating the development of catalysts and related technologies for the commercialization of biomass-derived fuels and chemicals.

DuraMat Consortium on Durable Module Materials – brings together the National Laboratory and university research infrastructure with the photovoltaic (PV) and supply-chain industries to discover, develop, de-risk, and enable the commercialization of durable materials and designs for low-cost PV modules and systems.

ElectroCat Consortium on Electrocatalysis – is dedicated to accelerating the discovery and development of cheap and abundant, platinum group metal-free hydrogen fuel cell catalysts in order to remove a cost barrier to the widespread adoption of fuel cell technologies.

HydroGEN Consortium on Advanced Water Splitting Materials – focuses on enabling viable commercial-scale hydrogen production through advanced electrolytic, photoelectrochemical, and thermochemical water-splitting processes.

HyMARC Consortium on Hydrogen Storage Materials – focuses on developing the foundational understanding, synthetic protocols, new characterization tools and validated computational models, to accelerate development of hydrogen storage materials that meet fuel cell vehicle requirements for on-board hydrogen storage.

LightMAT Consortium on Lightweight Materials – connects the automotive industry with National Laboratory resources to advance lightweight materials, such as specialized alloys and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites that can be manufactured on a commercial scale, in order to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel efficiency.

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The Energy Materials Network (EMN) is an enduring national lab-led initiative that aims to dramatically decrease the time-to-market for advanced materials innovations critical to many clean energy technologies. Through targeted consortia offering accessible suites of advanced R&D capabilities, EMN is accelerating materials development to address U.S. manufacturers' most pressing materials challenges.