RFP 23-01

RFP 23-01 sought technology proposals for RD&D projects, as well as traditional R&D projects.

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In early 2023, the REMADE℠ was proud to announce its sixth Request for Proposals (RFP), representing $20 million in investment to sustain U.S. manufacturing and accelerate the U.S.’s transition to a Circular Economy.

The Institute sought technology proposals for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that would develop and demonstrate tools and technologies consistent with REMADE’s goals to reduce energy and emissions; achieve better than cost and energy parity; and promote the widespread application of new enabling technologies across multiple industries. RD&D projects were required to align with one or more of the Institute’s focus areas: systems analysis and integration; design for reuse, remanufacturing, recovery and recycling (design for Re-X); manufacturing materials optimization; remanufacturing; and/or recovery and recycling.

RD&D projects were also required to address one or more of the energy-intensive material classes that REMADE focuses on: metals, such as steel and aluminum; polymers, including plastics; fibers, including paper and textiles; and electronic waste (e-waste).

At the same time, REMADE also sought traditional R&D projects that complement the Institute’s existing portfolio and align with the organization’s focus areas.

All REMADE funding requires 1:1 cost share from project teams.

For more detailed information, read the full RFP by downloading the ZIP file package.

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To help proposers calculate material efficiency and embodied energy benefits for their proposals and projects, REMADE has developed an Excel-based project impact calculator. The Project Impact Calculator is currently in beta testing though it has been revised into a updated version. The use of this tool is not mandatory, and proposals that opt not to use the tool will not be penalized; however, they will still need to calculate the energy, emissions, and material efficiency benefits for their proposal. If proposal teams use embodied energy or emissions data that is different than what was provided in the calculator, please reference the data source and detail any assumptions that went into these calculations to enable validation of these benefits.

To help REMADE refine the capabilities of the calculator and broaden its database of energy and emissions data, REMADE welcomes energy and emissions data that REMADE Members or third parties are willing to provide REMADE for use in the calculator.