Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity that will support the development of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute dedicated to rapidly decreasing emissions across the industrial sector through electrified process heating.

To ensure our newest institute supports clean energy solutions that benefit all Americans, the forthcoming funding opportunity will solicit participation from a diverse group of applicants, partners, and future members. The notice of intent (NOI) includes a Teaming Partner List to help identify a broad and inclusive range of interested individuals and organizations, as well as potential areas of interest for the funding opportunity.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) plans to issue the FOA via EERE Exchange in summer of 2022.

The funding opportunity is expected to include approximately $70 million of federal funding and require a minimum non‐federal cost share of 50% for each project. The estimated period of performance for the award will be five years. EERE envisions awarding a single financial assistance award through a cooperative agreement.

This new Institute will join EERE’s six existing Clean Energy Manufacturing Institutes to solve our nation’s most pressing manufacturing challenges through public-private collaboration. EERE’s institutes are managed by the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and part of the  Manufacturing USA network.