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DOE Allots $89M for Manufacturing Technology R&D Projects

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The Department of Energy is investing $89 million in research and development projects across three manufacturing-related topics. DOE said Tuesday that it aims to boost the country’s global competitiveness in the manufacturing sector via technologies that reduce energy consumption in industrial processes. The department will select up to 55 recipients, with awards covering a maximum of three years. 

The first topic revolves around the application of machine learning to the production of energy storage, semiconductors and other advanced materials. The second topic seeks to develop drying technologies with reduced heat energy requirements, and the final topic aims to build technologies that further streamline the conversion and integration of energy used in industrial processes.

Interested parties may submit concept papers for the effort through June 20.