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DOE Announces Nanomanufacturing Research Lab Call

April 29, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program has announced a Research Lab Call for its national laboratories titled "Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency 2008." DOE seeks quick-win R&D projects with realistic paths to commercialization in three to five years.

Industry will collaborate with the labs to research and develop these innovative nanotechnologies, ensuring their commercial viability for manufacturing applications. The proposed R&D and commercialization plans will address the following nanotechnologies:

  • Catalysts
  • Coatings and thin-films
  • Separations media
  • Nanocomposites
  • Other nano-developments that yield energy and carbon benefits.

The purpose of these nanotechnologies is to reduce energy and carbon intensity in manufacturing applications, as well as drive their production reliability and the scale up of processes.  

The solicitation is restricted to DOE national laboratories as prime awardees. Awards will range from $150,000 to $2 million.  For more information, see the active solicitations on the DOE Industrial Technologies Program Web site.

—Theresa von Kuegelgen