A New Industrial Technology Validation Pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office is launching a new Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) pilot to help industry better identify and evaluate innovative technologies by hosting field validation testbeds. The pilot’s initial phase is open exclusively to Better Plants partners who want to test innovative energy-, water-, or waste-saving technologies in their plants.



Emerging Technology Helps Meet Sustainability Goals

Better Plants partners across the country have set ambitious sustainability goals to reduce energy, water, and waste. Emerging technologies can be integral to achieving these goals, but the risks involved in installing and objectively validating performance in high-stakes industrial environments can often impede adoption.

Objective Evaluation Minimizes Adoption Risk

To overcome the risks inherent in adopting emerging technologies, AMO’s Industrial Technology Validation pilot is partnering with DOE’s National Labs to validate performance in dynamic industrial environments. Results will be shared broadly and help Better Plants partners understand the viability of a solution while mitigating many of the risks associated with being the first to install an emerging technology.

Learn More About the Pilot


Why Participate?

  • Engage in a full-scale pilot with M&V managed by National Lab experts
  • Receive independent insights regarding technology suitability for industrial processes
  • Inform public- and private-sector investment decisions through publicly available M&V findings
  • Increase market acceptance of emerging technologies by validating real-world performance



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.             

Partner with a technology vendor. Technologies must be innovative with potential for broad deployment and savings and meet the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals.
Choose a Better Plants facility location to serve as the technology test bed site.
Complete the Request for Proposals in affiliation with your chosen technology partner.  Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis through March 2021. 

Please address any questions to: ITV-Support@lbl.gov


Meet Some of Our Technology Experts

AMO’s Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) pilot will objectively assess the performance of promising new technologies in a real-time industrial environment and requires a team of experts who are proficient in implementing, validating, and verifying energy, water, and waste management technologies.