U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
DOE's AMO Releases Workshop "Save the Date" and New RFI on Composite Manufacturing
December 11, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) plans to host a workshop on January 13, 2014 in the Washington, D.C. area on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Manufacturing. Low cost, lightweight, high strength and stiffness composite materials have been identified as a key cross-cutting technology for energy efficient transportation, efficient power generation and renewable power production. Fiber reinforced polymer composites can be used in vehicles, industrial equipment, wind turbines, compressed gas storage, buildings and infrastructure, and many other applications. Through the workshop, AMO seeks to foster an exchange of information among industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other interested parties on technical issues and manufacturing challenges related to achieving low cost FRP Composites. Further details can be found on the AMO Events page and registration will be available online soon.
Today, AMO has also released a second Request for Information (RFI) on FRP Composite Manufacturing. The RFI includes information about the use of FRP composites in key clean energy applications, a high level summary of the results from the first RFI on this topic, and a summary of technical issues as well as research and development needs related to low-cost fiber reinforced polymer composite manufacturing. AMO seeks feedback and comment on the information provided in the RFI. This is solely a RFI and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. EERE is not accepting applications. Responses to the RFI must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on January 7, 2014. To learn more about the RFI and how to submit information, please read the announcement.