Industrial Technology Validation for Host Sites

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) has launched phase two of the Industrial Technology Validation pilot. This phase is open to all technology vendors who want to team with industrial sites to evaluate innovative manufacturing technologies in their plants. Industrial sites are also invited to apply with a technology in mind.

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Led by Experts

Phase II is open to all technology vendors who want to team with industrial sites to evaluate innovative manufacturing technologies in their plants. For each selected technology, a team of experts led by AMO, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will design a measurement and verification (M&V) plan, conduct on-site data collection and testing at the Better Plants partner's host site, analyze performance, and draft a field validation report. 

A Unique Opportunity

“To achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we must rapidly scale up the development and deployment of clean-energy technologies by American manufacturers. By bringing these emerging technologies out of the laboratory and onto the factory floor, DOE’s Industrial Technology Validation program moves us one step closer to commercializing the innovations that will make our clean energy future possible.” - Kelly Speakes-BackmanActing Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Evaluation Criteria

Emerging technologies include applications of equipment, hardware, software, systems, or innovations used in manufacturing, wastewater treatment, mining, or clean rooms and should be at one of following development stages:

• Pre-or early commercial technology
• Commercial technology in a new use case
• Broad deployment applicability, but not yet widely used or accepted

Technologies with the potential for widespread impact and scalability will be prioritized during selection. Additional factors considered include innovation, performance, cost savings, technical risk, and the level of effort required for measurement and verification. 

Learn more about the Better Plants partners and vendors that participated in Phase I.

 

 

Submit Your Application

Funding for this pilot is limited. Submit your application as early as possible, even if you are not ready to begin the project. Evaluation start dates are flexible and can accommodate your schedule. Please address any questions to: ITV-Support@lbl.gov            

   

STEP 1

For Phase II, technology vendors may apply individually or with a host site. Technologies must be innovative with potential for broad deployment and savings and meet the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals.

 

STEP 2

Identify a host site to serve as the technology testbed site (if applying jointly with a host site). 

 

STEP 3

Complete the Request for Proposals (with host site if applying jointly) and email to the ITV Support team at ITV-Support@lbl.gov

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