Energy is consumed every day as we drive our vehicles and live in our dwellings. Historically, these two energy streams have existed independently – until now.
Meet AMIE - the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy demonstration project. Led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and many industry partners, the AMIE project changes the way we think about generating, storing, and using electrical power. AMIE uses an integrated energy system that shares energy between a building and a vehicle. And, utilizing advanced manufacturing and rapid innovation, it only took one year from concept to launch.
Integrated Energy Demonstration
How it Works
From Concept to Reality
Putting it Together
ORNL researchers and architects from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP have designed an innovative single-room building module to demonstrate new manufacturing and building technology pathways.
Visit the Buildings program site for more information.
The accelerated creation and printing of the vehicle and house will further demonstrate the program’s function as an applied science tool to get products to market more quickly than traditional manufacturing.
Visit the Manufacturing program site for more information.
The new vehicle will include onboard power generation and feature bidirectional wireless power transfer technology to connect with the building.
Visit the Transportation program site for more information.
Advanced building control and power management strategies will be used to integrate the various energy systems while also leveraging the building as a virtual battery through demand-side load management.
Visit the Electricity program site for more information.
Industry can leverage ORNL’s world-leading capabilities and expertise through shared assets to help companies access the cutting-edge capabilities and equipment to design, evaluate, and pilot new products and processes.
No Strings Attached
Resisting the Heat
We're doing it again. Only faster.
ORNL, the U.S. Department of Energy, and our many industry partners came together in an unprecedented way to make AMIE a reality.
Members of the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism collaboration dream of a sustainable prototype that leverages a vehicle to power an enclosure.
Program managers within DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy spark the idea for additive manufacturing for buildings.
Early collaboration with UT-ORNL Governor's Chair Phil Enquist with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
Design planning meeting brings together building technologies and design expertise.
Innovative ideas that will turn industry upside down.
Research team pulls printed house concept into integrated energy systems project, including transportation and energy research.
Utilizing additive manufacturing to enable integration of advanced technologies.
Rapid development of a novel hybrid electric powertrain, designed to power vehicle and building.
Printed house components are finished and painted at Tru-Design.
Installing a range-extender internal combustion engine fueled by natural gas.
Innovations in bidirectional wireless power transfer enable hands off power transfer to and from vehicle.
Partnered with Clayton Homes to assemble 3D printed sections of the house.
AMIE unveiled at EERE Industry Day at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The AMIE demo project goes on the road. First stop, the 2016 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.