The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges and shared facility needs in addressing advanced manufacturing development challenges impacting clean energy manufacturing. AMO is particularly interested in the challenges associated with advanced manufacturing technology which might be overcome by pre-competitive collaborations conducted via a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The intent of this RFI is to narrow the focus area for potential Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute and to invite discussion on a set of the following specific focus areas. The Topical/Technical Focus Areas under consideration in this RFI are:
- Advanced Materials Manufacturing (AMM)
- Advanced Sensing, Control, and Platforms for Manufacturing (ASCPM)
- High-Efficiency Modular Chemical Processes (HEMCP)
- High Value Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing (R2R)
The R2R topic is expected to support a wide range of products in applications which span many clean energy sectors, including fuel cells and related hydrogen technologies such as electrolyzers. The AMM topic focuses on accelerating the development of new, high performance materials systems for clean energy applications, including hydrogen and fuel cell applications.
A workshop to discuss the specific technical areas is scheduled for October 8-9, 2014. Further details for the workshop are forthcoming.
For details, see the RFI announcement DE-FOA-0001158 or email questions about the RFI to AMOGolden@ee.doe.gov with a subject line 'Response to RFI.' RFI responses must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 3, 2014. This RFI is not a funding opportunity announcement; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications for funding regarding this topic at this time.