The Department of Energy is creating a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute that will focus on advancing the decarbonization of America’s industrial sector by electrifying process heating.
The DOE said Thursday that the new manufacturing institute will allocate up to $70 million over the next five years to fund research and development projects focused on low-carbon heating technologies.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Office of Advanced Manufacturing will fund the institute, which will work alongside the new Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Board. Together, they will bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to advance industrial decarbonization technologies.
“Our brand new institute and federal advisory board will drive innovation to reduce industrial emissions and strengthen America’s role as a leader in the global clean energy economy,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Assistant Undersecretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
The Secretary of Energy will appoint up to 20 members for the Federal Advisory Board and the nomination period is open until August 1.