Industrial Technology Validation for Better Plants Partners

The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is launching a new pilot to help industry better identify and evaluate innovative technologies by hosting technology validation testbeds.

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Led by Experts

This pilot phase is open exclusively to Better Plants partners who will team with a technology partner of their choice. 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

"As we look toward the future, we recognize that energy efficiency is a key driver of American industrial competitiveness," said Alex Fitzsimmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency. “Through this pilot, DOE is working to field validate promising new technologies that will improve efficiency and bolster the American industrial base for many decades to come.”

Evaluation Criteria

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), DOE will provide technical support to Better Plants partners who are currently pursuing new and innovative technology solutions that meet the following criteria:

  • Pre-or early commercial or a new application or use case of an existing technology
  • Potential for demonstrable energy, water, or waste savings
  • 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 participating 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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