The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with U.S. National Laboratory high-performance computing (HPC) resources that will accelerate the development of breakthrough manufacturing and clean energy technologies. As part of DOE’s latest High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) solicitation, selected teams will apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to projects that improve manufacturing efficiency and explore new materials for clean energy application. HPC4EI is the umbrella initiative for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls) Programs.
The HPC4Mfg program seeks manufacturing partners interested in harnessing HPC resources to lower emissions across America’s industries and improve the efficiency and productivity of U.S. manufacturing. Specific areas of interest include:
- Reductions in CO2 or CO2-equivalent emissions through electrification, improved carbon-capturing processes, and the integration of low-to-zero carbon fuels
- Improvements in manufacturing processes that result in significant national energy savings and carbon emissions
- Improvements in the lifecycle energy consumption and carbon emissions reduction of products of interest
- Efficiency improvements and carbon emissions reduction in energy conversion and storage technologies
The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the total project funding.
Limited to entities that manufacture in the United States for commercial applications and the organizations that support these entities.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $3 million. DOE will award up to $300,000 to selected projects to support computing cycles and work performed by DOE National Laboratories, universities, and non-profit partners.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2022