As the only federal laboratory dedicated to clean energy research and development, NREL is uniquely positioned to help manufacturers find the most energy-efficient and sustainable solutions for their products and processes.

Manufacturing Masterminds Q&A With Travis Lowder: Not All Climate Crusaders Need a Technical Degree (and Some Can Love James Joyce as Much as Clean Energy)

In the latest Manufacturing Masterminds Q&A, Travis Lowder shares why he didn’t need a technical background to fight climate change (and neither do you!) and why humility might be the most crucial trait for his job.

Travis Lowder

NREL Researchers Talk Sustainability in Nature Chemical Engineering Journal Article

Researchers Alberta Carpenter, Katrina Knauer, and Taylor Uekert share perspectives on what it’s like to work for a national laboratory and how they are moving the needle in plastics recycling, sustainable manufacturing, and beyond.

Tour NREL's Facilities

A new virtual 360-degree tour is available! Take a look at the tools and capabilities of NREL's advanced manufacturing facilities, especially with regard to power electronics fabrication, prototyping, validation, and application.

The scientific and engineering research in NREL's Advanced Manufacturing Program is focused on the identification and development of advanced materials and advanced processes that drive the impact of new energy technologies. Our world-class manufacturing analysis yields insights that support industry decisions about R&D targets, investment strategies, and policy evaluation.

NREL partners with industry members to bridge innovation gaps in advanced manufacturing research, helping to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation technologies and processes. We also have facilities dedicated to the R&D needs of manufacturers and other facilities that have the flexibility to adapt to those needs.