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The U.S. manufacturing sector uses 25% of the nation’s energy and has an annual energy bill of more than $130 billion. In addition, advancements in manufacturing impact the energy efficiency of products used throughout the economy. To drive manufacturing innovation and spur job creation, Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports the development of technologies that significantly improve energy efficiency in manufacturing as well as foundational, cross-cutting manufacturing processes, information, and materials technologies critical to efficient and competitive domestic manufacturing. AMO’s goals are to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of U.S. manufacturing, and enable the manufacture of cutting-edge products in the United States.

AMO is issuing a multi-topic FOA that integrates identified research opportunities across AMO into a single funding opportunity. With this FOA, the AMO intends to fund high-impact, early to mid-stage research in the following topic areas:

Topic 1: Innovations for the Manufacture of Advanced Materials
• Subtopic 1.1: Accelerate the Manufacturing Process Design and Development Cycle for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Materials
• Subtopic 1.2: Innovative Manufacturing Processes for Battery Energy Storage
• Subtopic 1.3: Materials and Manufacturing Process Development of Nanocrystalline Metal Alloys
• Subtopic 1.4: Process-Informed Science, Design, and Engineering of Materials and Devices Operating in Harsh Service Conditions

Topic 2: Lower Thermal Budget (LTB) Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity
• Subtopic 2.1: Advances in Industrial and Process Drying
• Subtopic 2.2: Thermal Process Intensification

Topic 3: Connected, Flexible and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities and Energy Systems
• Subtopic 3.1: Medium-Voltage Power Conditioning Systems to Enable Grid Dispatchable and Resilient Manufacturing Facilities
• Subtopic 3.2: High Power to Heat Ratio, High Efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
• Subtopic 3.3: Verification and Validation of CHP and District Energy
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Aug 12, 2019
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*Initial Concept Paper is due June 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 03, 2019
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Regardless of entity type, the cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects (i.e., the sum of the Government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.
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