On May 24th, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 25 projects that would receive $4.8 million in funding from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

The SBIR and STTR programs were created by Congress to leverage small businesses to advance innovation at federal agencies. Information on the DOE SBIR and STTR programs is available on the Office of Science SBIR website.

Topic Areas

All selectees

Advanced Manufacturing:

Description: An AMO-funded topic focused on developing several technologies to decarbonize industry including the following subtopics:

  • Industrial Heat Pumps
  • High Operating Temperature Storage
  • Advanced Packaging for High Voltage Power Electronics
  • Affordable Technologies for Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Analog Semiconductor Devices for Sensing and Communications in Manufacturing

Number of selectees: 16

Amount Awarded: $3.2 million

CABLE Characterization and Modeling for Fabrication:

Description: A joint topic among AMO and other EERE technology offices, along with DOE’s Office of Electricity to increase experimental and theoretical understanding of Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and Thermal Applications (CABLE). These conductivity-enhanced materials will accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon grid and support a decarbonized economy through electrification.

Number of selectees: 6

Amount Awarded: $1.1 million

Diversifying Sustainable Sources of Critical Materials:

Description: A joint topic between AMO and DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) to develop new technologies to responsibly extract raw critical minerals and materials (CMM) in the United States.

Number of selectees: 2

Amount Awarded: $0.4 million

Community-Driven Solutions for a Just and Equitable Energy Transition:

Description: A joint topic among AMO and seven other EERE technology offices to develop equitable and inclusive innovative technology solutions for current and future energy challenges and needs.

Number of selectees: 1

Amount Awarded: $0.1 million