Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/3/2022

High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratories. HPC4EI is the umbrella initiative for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls) Programs. HPC4Mfg is the sponsor of this solicitation. Through support from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) the selected industry partners will be granted access to high performance computing (HPC) facilities and world-class scientists at DOE’s National Laboratories. 

DOE’s HPC4Mfg Program is interested in establishing collaborations that address key energy and decarbonization related challenges for domestic manufacturers. The HPC4Mfg Program is designed to improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy consumption, and increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies by providing access to national lab supercomputing resources and expertise for high performance computing projects. This program harnesses the raw processing power of national lab supercomputers to decarbonize U.S. industry and move us closer to an equitable, clean energy future that benefits all Americans. 

An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application. If an entity submits more than one Concept Paper, the review committee will select no more than one proposal from this entity to advance to the Full Proposal (Full Application) stage. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the applicant on one Concept Paper and one Full Application for this solicitation. In organizations with more than 5000 employees, an “entity” can be considered to be a major business unit within the company, for example, an Aerospace Division as distinct from a Central Research Division. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Concept paper due: June 7, 2022

Areas of Interest

The program seeks industry partners interested in leveraging HPC resources to make advancements in the following areas:


  • Improvements in manufacturing processes which result in significant national energy savings and carbon emissions reduction.
  • Efficiency improvements and carbon emissions reduction in energy conversion and storage technologies.
  • Reductions in CO2 or CO2-equivalent emissions.
Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the HPC4Mfg Program is limited to entities that manufacture in the United States for commercial applications and the organizations that support these entities.

The solicitation will encourage applicants to partner with a diverse range of universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations, especially those located in disadvantaged communities, to ensure the equitable use and benefits of HPC National Laboratory resources and technologies. 

Amount Description

Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by the National Laboratory. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the total project funding. The industry contribution must come from non-federal funding sources. 

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