Energy Department Announces New National Labs Funding for Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness

Department of Energy
May 10, 2016

Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dr. David Danielson announced the second round of funding for the Energy Department’s Technologist in Residence program. At its core, the new program aims to strengthen lab-industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the national lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative R&D. Up to $2.3 million will support the Energy Department’s national laboratories in teaming up with manufacturing companies to tackle technical challenges of interest to the participating company or consortium. Leveraging the expertise, resources and capabilities of the national labs—including one-of-a-kind analytical tools such as supercomputers—the program advances U.S. clean energy manufacturing competiveness and unleashes innovations that participating manufacturers can use to save energy, increase productivity, and commercialize high-impact technologies.