HPC4Energy Innovation kicks off spring solicitation

The Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative is accepting industry proposals for projects leveraging the world-class supercomputing and expertise of DOE national laboratories to address key energy-related challenges in domestic manufacturing.

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office announced today it will be funding up to $3 million for the initiative’s spring 2021 solicitation. Concept papers are due June 8.

This solicitation is sponsored by the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program, which is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. HPC4Mfg is a subprogram of HPC4EI, along with the HPC4Materials Program.

Selected industry partners will be granted access to DOE’s high performance computing facilities and scientists for collaborations seeking to apply advanced modeling, simulation and data analysis to improving manufacturing processes, reducing lifecycle energy consumption and developing next-generation energy conversion and storage technologies.

Projects will be awarded up to $300,000 each to support compute cycles and work performed by the national laboratory partners. Industry partners are required to contribute at least 20 percent of the total project funding. Follow-on projects to existing collaborations also will be considered.

To be eligible, companies must manufacture in the U.S. for commercial applications and their supporting organizations. DOE strongly encourages applicants to partner with universities and nonprofit organizations within federally designated Opportunity Zones and/or Historically Black Colleges and Universities. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to participate.

Interested parties are invited to register for an informational webinar on May 11 or May 18.

Submit a proposal or register for a webinar.