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.

Why the World Needs Manufacturing Masterminds

The new Manufacturing Mastermind series showcases some of NREL's outstanding researchers in advanced manufacturing. How are NREL's manufacturing "masterminds" cleaning up greenhouse gases, plastics, and waste? Six "masterminds" have so far shared their planet-saving work in clean energy, career paths, and what they do for fun!

Birdie Carpenter

Learn About the Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program

NREL is providing technical assistance for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 40209, the Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program. This $750 million program is designed to expand manufacturing capacity and spur economic revitalization in communities that have experienced coal mine or coal plant closures.

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.