U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

DOE Issues Research Lab Call for Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency

April 16, 2008

DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has announced a new Research Lab Call for DOE National Laboratories titled "Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency 2008." Approximately $10,000,000 total funding is available over 3 years; individual awards will range from $150,000 to $2,000,000. The deadline for proposals is May 30, 2008, at 11:59 PM EST.

This purpose of this Lab Call is to fund development of nanotechnologies that will reduce energy and carbon intensity in manufacturing applications. The objective is to drive improvements in the reliability of nanomaterials production and scale up of manufacturing processes, and seeks "quick-win" projects with a realistic path to commercialization in 3 to 5 years.

Although the solicitation is restricted to DOE National Laboratories as prime awardees, industry collaboration is critical in bringing the R&D projects to the commercial market.

The proposed R&D and commercialization plans should address one of the following technology categories:

  • Catalysts
  • Coatings and thin-films
  • Separations media
  • Nanocomposites
  • Other nano-developments that yield energy and carbon benefits.

For details and to apply, visit the ITP Active Solicitations Web site.