U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Our activities expand knowledge about energy use in complex manufacturing processes and support innovation. Collectively, these activities are sharpening the manufacturing sector's energy performance, agility, and competitive edge—stimulating business growth and job opportunities.
R&D Drives Growth
Manufacturers working on our Advanced Reciprocating Engine Systems (ARES) represent the majority of the natural gas-fueled engines made in the United States. Three corporate partners in this effort have collectively parlayed system improvements into more than 3.2 gigawatt (GW) of new international sales, creating new jobs in America.
Demonstrated the value of AMO tools and training during energy savings assessments at more than 33,000 industrial plants over the past 10 years
Network of Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) have trained over 3,000 students to be energy management professionals since 1980
During fiscal years (FY) 2009–2012, the regional Clean Energy Application Centers (now CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships) provided technical support to more than 440 CHP projects. Nearly 270 of those projects received Technical Site Evaluations, and the remainder were provided with other types of technical assistance, often on multiple occasions. Of those projects, more than 170 are currently under development or online with an estimated installed capacity of 1.4 GW.
ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard and the Superior Energy Performance program to certify continual improvement in performance have been supported by AMO and are now being used by manufacturers to achieve energy savings
Additional AMO achievements can be found in the reports featured on our Results page.