May 14, 2016 - 12:50 AM EDT
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$70 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute

by ELIZABETH TELAN Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, May 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office intends to award a notice of intent for the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for the development of technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $70 million.

This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, township and special district governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; institutions of higher education; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities; non-profits; for-profits; small businesses; eligible agencies of the federal government; and faith-based or community organizations.

The agency description of the grant states: "Solving this enormous and currently unmet challenge could significantly reduce U.S. primary energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector, which represents a particularly challenging sector to decarbonize, and improve U.S. manufacturing competiveness in the process. Analysis shows that the development and deployment of cost effective new technologies to enable significant reductions in the life-cycle embodied energy and carbon emissions for materials production in the US economy relative to the use of primary feedstocks could offer energy savings on the order of 1.6 quadrillion BTU (quads) annually across four classes of waste materials - metals, fibers, polymers, and e-waste."

The funding opportunity number is DE-FOA-0001593 (CFDA 81.087). It was posted on May 13.

For more information, contact Melissa A. Jacobi, 240/562-1658, [email protected]

Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; [email protected];

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