The U.S. Department of Energy announced it gave $57.9 million to 30 projects to assist in decarbonizing the industrial sector, strengthening the country’s economic competitiveness, and advancing clean energy manufacturing. The projects’ innovations will help to achieve the agency’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, officials said. According to the DOE, the industrial sector was responsible for one-third of domestic greenhouse gas emissions. “Decarbonizing American industry while expanding capacity to manufacture clean energy technologies is the surest way to meet climate and economic goals,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “The technologies funded … will improve productivity, energy efficiency, and competitiveness, creating good-paying jobs for American workers.” The department highlighted manufacturing process innovation, advanced materials manufacturing, and energy systems.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant