The purpose of CEMI is to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and to increase U. S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board by boosting energy productivity and leveraging low-cost domestic energy resources as fuels and feedstocks. Within CEMI, DOE uses Manufacturing Innovation Institutes to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in areas where an industrial consortium for research, development and demonstration has been determined through public engagement, requests for information and analysis to have high potential to address a significant and potentially impactful advanced manufacturing opportunity. The opportunity to be addressed in this FOA is the research, development and demonstration of Smart Manufacturing technology to enable cost effective information and communication technologies for the real-time management and control of energy in manufacturing across the unit-process, facility, enterprise, and supply chain.
USC may only submit only one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration in response to this FOA. Your submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (
DOE indicates that a Concept Paper submission (in sponsor specified format) is due November 4, 2015 and a Full Application is due by January 29, 2016. For more information: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId2cbcf739-bae5-40b8-be5f-cbf374bebd79