ISU engineers join $140 million manufacturing institute
Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:51 AM
Iowa State University engineers are part of a new, $140 million national institute that is looking for ways for manufacturers to save up to 50 percent on energy by reusing materials. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the new institute – Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) — earlier this year. Funding will include $70 million from the federal government and $70 million from more than 100 partners. REMADE will be led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance based at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N. Y. The institute will focus on lowering the cost of technologies that manufacturers need to reuse, recycle and remanufacture metals, fibers, polymers, electronic wastes and other materials.