DOE Awards $23M for 12 Projects to Increase Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

DOE energy manageThe Department of Energy announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative and a new initiative to support the goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030.

For the goal of doubling energy productivity, the Department announced a partnership with the Council on Competitiveness and the Alliance to Save Energy to launch Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030, which will create a national roadmap to grow the economy while reducing the country’s energy costs.

In addition, the Department announced nearly $23 million for 12 projects across the country to advance energy efficiency technologies aimed at helping American manufacturers. These Innovative Manufacturing Initiative project selections leverage federal investments with additional cost share from the private sector.

DOE also welcomed the 23 newest partners to its Better Plants Program, including General Mills, Comau, General Sheet Metal Works, and Novelis.

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