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DE-FOA-0001594: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in cutting-edge research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities focused on sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. In 2013, EERE launched its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) with the goal of significantly increasing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness in the production of clean energy products and in domestic manufacturing across the board by increasing industrial energy productivity. EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) plays a key role in executing the mission for CEMI by supporting research and development projects, shared research facilities and technical consortia, and technical assistance programs.

AMO establishes Manufacturing Innovation Institutes in the Administration’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as shared research, development, and demonstration facilities to overcome cross-cutting challenges related to the manufacturing of clean energy and energy efficiency products, in addition to challenges associated with improving the energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector across the board. This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing. This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. Solving this enormous and currently unmet challenge could significantly reduce U.S. primary energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing sector, which represents a particularly challenging sector to decarbonize, and improve U.S. manufacturing competiveness in the process.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

EERE will conduct one informational webinar during the FOA process. It will be held after the initial FOA release but before the due date for the Concept Paper.

Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed. No new information will be presented during the webinar and EERE will not answer any attendee questions during the webinar.

The informational Webinar was held June 29, 2016 at 3:00pm EDT.  A recording of the webinar can be found at the link below:

The slides as well as a transcript of the webinar is also available for download in the FOA Documents section below.

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  • DE-FOA-0001594_Clean_Energy_Manufacturing_Innovation_Institute_for_Reducing_EMbodied-energy_And_Decreasing_Emissions_(REMADE) (Last Updated: 6/20/2016 10:18 AM ET)
  • FOA-0001594- FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 6/30/2016 10:44 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001594 Teaming Partner List as of 9-7-16 (Last Updated: 9/7/2016 10:26 AM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs 10-27-2016 (Last Updated: 7/13/2016 07:44 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript REMADE (Last Updated: 6/30/2016 10:44 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 6/15/2016 05:40 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 6/15/2016 05:41 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 6/15/2016 05:42 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/15/2016 05:43 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/28/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/28/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/24/2016 7:00 PM ET – 10/28/2016 5:00 PM ET