REMADE, established under the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance by the U.S. Department of Energy, focuses on enabling the early stage applied research and development of key industrial platform technologies that could dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.
The Institute’s research will include the development of key platform technologies across five focus areas:
- (1) System analysis and integration
- (2) Design for reuse and disassembly
- (3) MFG materials optimization
- (4) Reman / EOL reuse
- (5) Recycling and recovery
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April 28th - REMADE issued its fifth Request for Proposals, representing a $45 million investment in the research, development and demonstration of technologies to sustain American manufacturing and accelerate the U.S.'s transition to a Circular Economy.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman said this investment is focused on reducing the nation's energy consumption, decreasing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, fostering clean tech innovation, and addressing manufacturing's impact on climate change.
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March 24th - The REMADE Institute has released its 2020 Impact Report. The report shows how the institute’s research projects are reducing embodied energy consumption, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, creating jobs, generating business opportunities, and increasing the U.S.’s manufacturing competitiveness.
“REMADE’s work is moving the U.S. closer to the nation’s energy conservation and emissions reduction targets, both of which have received national attention in recent weeks,” said Nabil Nasr, CEO of REMADE. “Our experts are working every day to accelerate the U.S.’s transition to a Circular Economy.”
Efforts are ongoing worldwide to move from today’s linear economy, where we take-make-dispose, to a Circular Economy, where we make-use-recycle. Reducing energy consumption and decreasing GHG emissions are major components of that transformation.
The impact report states that, over a five-year period, REMADE’s work is projected to enable:
saving 1 quad of energy, which equates to the electrical use by all U.S. households per year
reducing 50 million metric tons per year of greenhouse gas emissions, which equates to the combined emissions of approximately 3.2 million people in the U.S.
creating up to 700,000 direct and indirect jobs to increase the nation’s competitiveness
generating up to $50 billion in new business opportunities
The report also highlights REMADE’s work in all areas of the Circular Economy and measures the institute’s impacts in key sectors, including films and flexibles, paper and cardboard recycling, electronic waste, and heavy-duty equipment remanufacturing.
Read the full report here
August 17th - The REMADE Institute announced the selection of 9 projects for negotiation dedicated to improving the competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing and advancing the circular economy.
These projects align with REMADE’s mission to drive down the cost of technologies essential to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste. This is expected to save the U.S. manufacturing base billions in energy costs and will strengthen the nation’s economic competitiveness through cutting-edge innovation. REMADE is pursuing this mission by enabling early stage applied research and development of key industrial platform technologies that could dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.
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August 6th - Over the last few months, and with newly discovered spare time, many Americans have shifted their focus to the home and how to clean up, organize and downsize. With these efforts, inevitably comes the push to recycle more to better the world for generations to come. It is incredibly important for businesses to build on this momentum and do more, not less, to commit to circular economy solutions.
A survey conducted by The Recycling Partnership and SWNS has concluded that 85% of Americans strongly believe in recycling and 7 in 10 Americans said they would go out of their way to support a company that makes strong efforts to be sustainable.
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July 3rd - Although the project calls for 19-01 have closed, responses are being processed in an effort to advance these new innovations. Regard the institutes 30 plus additional public-private projects here