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Funding Opportunity: DE-FOA-0001578: Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy 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 activities focused on sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. A core element of EERE's mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness in innovation and manufacturing in emerging clean energy industries. To address this core element, EERE launched its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) in 2013 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 partners with private and public stakeholders to support the research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) of innovative technologies that can improve U.S. competitiveness, save energy, and ensure global leadership in manufacturing of clean energy technologies as well as improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in manufacturing. Specifically, AMO invests in cost?shared RD&D activities in support of cross-cutting next generation materials and manufacturing processes that hold high potential to significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce energy-related emissions, industrial waste, and the life?cycle energy consumption of manufactured products.

EERE's AMO establishes Manufacturing Innovation Institutes in the President'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 Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification for Clean Energy Manufacturing. Modular chemical process intensification represents an emerging opportunity for processing industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce feedstock waste, and improve productivity by merging and integrating separate unit processes (mixing, reactions, separation) into single modular hardware elements of reduced size, with higher efficiency and providing inherent scalability.

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/15/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/17/2016 5:00 PM ET

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Optimizing CIP to Save Money and Reduce Waste

This fact sheet has been created to assist milk and cheese processors to identify opportunities for reducing chemical cost, energy usage, and waste discharge from their Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) systems.

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When companies track their climate emissions

Source: Ensia, 3/28/16.

Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping?
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What's in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?

Source: Ensia, 5/2/16.

Lingering questions leave some concerned about a new generation of plumbing material.
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How can we reduce concrete's hefty carbon footprint?

Source: Ensia, 4/13/16.

Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material's environmental downsides.
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Conference: Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium

This symposium aims to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainability and social science research by providing social science researchers focusing on sustainability an opportunity to present and discuss their work (e.g. empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, applied projects). Part of Springer's World Sustainability Series, a peer-reviewed book titled "Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research" will be published, with all accepted papers.

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AskNature Collections

AskNature Collections feature content that is curated thematically, often addressing one of our greatest 21st century design challenges. Explore this library to learn how natural strategies or biomimetic products that may at first seem unrelated can collectively inspire you to create a new life-friendly solution.

Topics include: resilient food systems; life-friendly packaging; managing waste; energy in nature; managing soil; managing water; life-friendly transportation; chemistry of nature; green chemistry innovations; cooling down the heat; managing energy; staying warm in the cold; rainforest habitat; and retrofit.

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AskNature: How can we design better packaging?

Source: GreenBiz, 5/6/16.

Striped bass and sea snails hold secrets to wrapping and transporting products -- as well as safer helmets, safety goggles and vehicles.
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The $100 billion business case for safer chemistry

Source: GreenBiz, 5/6/16.

After new chemistry policies from the like of Target, Walmart and Kaiser Permanente, the economics of green alternatives are increasingly favorable.
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Indiana Department of Environmental Management seeks applications for 2016 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 5/6/16.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), in conjunction with the Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb's Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Department of Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is seeking nominations for the 2016 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

The Indiana Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence is the state's most prestigious environmental recognition award. IDEM accepts nominations from all Indiana citizens and organizations, and the selection process is highly competitive. All projects must demonstrate significant, measurable results. The projects must be innovative, comprehensive and thoroughly documented, and only one winner will be selected. Award applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, May 13, 2016.

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