The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration, showcased at ORNL during DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industry Day event, is a model for energy-efficient systems that link buildings, vehicles and the grid.
Last week, ORNL hosted the first DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Industry Day to foster relationships and encourage dialog among researchers, industry and federal representatives. The two-day event showcased new energy-efficient innovations in advanced manufacturing, buildings and transportation, and included the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration.
AMIE brings together researchers at ORNL with industry partners. The demonstration utilizes 3D printing and wirelessly connects a natural-gas-powered hybrid electric vehicle with a solar-powered building to create an integrated energy system.
During the event, DOE-EERE Asst. Secretary Danielson announced the launch of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot to allow businesses to access world-class researchers, facilities and expertise at national laboratories across the country.