Energy Department’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Selects Proposals from First Project Call

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute  (CESMII) recently announced nearly $10 million for 10 projects to help advance its goals and enable U.S. manufacturers to develop and implement innovations that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability, and innovation.

Launched in 2016, CESMII focuses on bringing innovative smart manufacturing solutions to the marketplace to increase energy productivity, economic performance, and workforce capacity. The institute received up to $70 million in federal funding from DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) that is matched by $70 million in private cost-share commitments from industry, consortium members, and partners.

The list of selected organizations (and project descriptions) includes:

University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut) – This project aims to develop and demonstrate tangible benefits of Smart Manufacturing approaches applicable to subtractive and additive precision manufacturing. It will involve the coordinated utilization of systems engineering, modeling, advanced controls, data analytics and secure communication protocols for energy efficiency improvement in the precision machining and hybrid manufacturing of metals/alloys to support cross-industry platforms.

To learn more about the CESMII and the additional project award recipients, read the complete story from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.