Department of Energy Announces CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize Winners in Celebration of National Nanotechnology Day

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October 8, 2021

$4.5 Million Competition Accelerates the Development of Breakthrough Conductivity-Enhanced Materials Made with Nanotechnology that Support Increased Electrification for Decarbonization

Today, in celebration of National Nanotechnology Day, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Stage 1 winners of the Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and thermal applications (CABLE) Conductor Manufacturing Prize. Ten teams selected in Stage 1 of this $4.5 million, three-stage competition will work to develop affordable, manufacturable materials that conduct electricity more efficiently and upgrade our manufacturing and transportation infrastructures.

“Electrifying energy-intensive sectors will be critical to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and build our clean energy economy,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “The CABLE Prize is supercharging the development of the novel materials that will power everything from our grid to electric cars to smartphones with clean energy.”

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As all winning projects involve nano processes or nano materials, the CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize winners announcement is part of AMO’s Nanotechnology Day 2021 celebration. Learn more on the AMO website.

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Discover how the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office is harnessing the power of nanotechnology to move us closer to our clean energy future, help to achieve economy-wide decarbonization, and increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.



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