ames-lab-inset-01-300x300 - CopyIn a January 5 news release, the Ames Laboratory announced they will be one of nine labs to be part of the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute’s efforts. RAPID will focus on developing breakthrough technologies to boost domestic energy productivity and energy efficiency by 20 percent in five years through manufacturing processes in industries such oil and gas, pulp and paper and various domestic chemical manufacturers.

In a statement announcing the institute, David Friedman, acting assistant secretary of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, said investing in this cross-cutting technology is an investment in the future of U.S. manufacturing.

“As we expand the Manufacturing USA network, we provide greater opportunities for businesses of all sizes to solve their toughest technology challenges and unleash major savings in energy-intensive sectors like oil and gas, pulp and paper-making and other industries,” Friedman said.

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