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The NREL advanced manufacturing research team works on many programs and collaborates through many partnerships with U.S. Department of Energy as well as other governmental, academic, and private industry organizations. The following are a few highlights.
The NREL advanced manufacturing research and support teams manage several related prizes on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's American-Made Challenges program. Learn more by clicking to read about each prize.
The Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric applications (CABLE) Conductor Manufacturing Prize: The CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize aims to create breakthroughs in the development and manufacturing of conductivity-enhanced materials.
The Microbattery Design Prize: The Microbattery Design Prize seeks designs for microbatteries to support new uses for small electronic devices with improved performance, safety, and recyclability.
The Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize: The Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize aims to help the country develop a cost-effective and sustainable recycling industry for two high-impact categories of wind turbine materials: fiber-reinforced composites and rare earth elements.
The Manufacture of Advanced Key Energy Infrastructure Technologies (MAKE IT) Prize: The MAKE IT Prize aims to catalyze domestic manufacturing of critical clean energy technology components, moving manufacturing facilities from planning to shovel-ready and enabling strategies for vibrant manufacturing activities in communities.
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