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.

Request for Information

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information seeking public input on a new $750 million Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant program that will enable small- and medium-sized manufacturers to produce or recycle clean energy products or deploy cutting-edge greenhouse gas emissions reduction equipment. NREL will facilitate the technical assistance to manufacturers under this program. The deadline to submit your response to the U.S. Department of Energy's request for information is 5 p.m. PT on Sept. 16, 2022.

To learn more, register for an upcoming webinar about this program and the request for information on Aug. 16, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Q&A With Robynne Murray

The new Manufacturing Mastermind series showcases some of NREL's outstanding researchers in advanced manufacturing. In the latest article, we interviewed Robynne Murray, who grew up in Canada, getting her hands dirty clam digging in the Bay of Fundy. Now, at NREL, the mechanical engineer likes getting her hands dirty, manufacturing and evaluating new materials—like recyclable plastics and carbon fibers—for wind and tidal turbines and electric vehicles.

Professional headshot of Robynne Murray.

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.