DOE Notice of Intent to Issue a $25,000,000 Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines

u-s-department-of-energyFunding Number: DE-FOA-0001525
Funding Amount: $25,000,000

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Next Generation of Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies.”

The goal of EERE’s AMO is to partner with industry, small business, universities, regional entities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging clean energy technologies. Through this FOA, AMO seeks to create future high impact manufacturing opportunities through the Next Generation of Electric Machines (NGEM) vision, which is a targeted development of high power density, high revolutions per minute motors and integrated power electronics. Specifically, this FOA targets the development of key technologies that will enable further efficiency enhancements and weight reductions in a cost effective way while addressing the limitations of traditionally used conductive metals and electrical steels

It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following topic areas:

High Performance Thermal and Electrical Conductor Manufacturing

Low Loss Si Steel Manufacturing

Superconducting Wire Manufacturing

Other Enabling Technologies to Improve Performance (Efficiency and Power Density): This FOA seeks the development of additional technologies such as new motor topologies, low loss high speed bearings, high resolution sensors and advanced controls, improved insulation and varnishing materials, soft magnetic materials other than Si steel such as amorphous, nanocrystalline and soft magnetic composites, novel cooling mechanisms etc.

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