INL Partners in DOE Manufacturing USA Institute

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will be part of a new institute focused on new technologies for improving material efficiency in manufacturing processes. The Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute is the U.S. Department of Energy's fifth Manufacturing USA Institute. It is focused on driving down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste and aims to achieve a 50 percent improvement in overall energy efficiency by 2027.

INL’s Dr. Eric Peterson has been named REMADE’s Recycling and Recovery node lead. The institute is made up of five nodes, which also include Design for Reuse and Disassembly, Systems Analysis and Integration, Manufacturing Material Optimization, and Remanufacturing and Reuse.

The institute is led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance, headquartered in Rochester, New York. Over five years it is charged with leveraging up to $70 million in federal funding, subject to appropriations, matched by $70 million in private cost-share commitments from over 100 partners.

Details about the institute are in this news release from the U.S. Department of Energy: 

To learn more about INL's role, please contact Nicole Stricker at 208-526-5955 or