A federally funded institute is offering up another $10 million in public funds to support recycling, reuse and remanufacturing R&D projects, including projects focused on plastics recycling technologies.
The REMADE Institute is seeking applications for its next round of funding, which will entail providing $10 million in federal money and $10 million in matching funds from partners in the selected projects.
Founded in 2017, REMADE is a public-private partnership funded by the U.S. Department of Energy with an initial investment of $140 million. REMADE stands for “Reducing EMbodied Energy And Decreasing Emissions.”
This is the organization’s sixth request for proposals. According to a press release, the RFP is guided by REMADE’s new 2023 Technology Roadmap.
REMADE has been funding projects for five years. The following are details on REMADE’s previous funding rounds:
- July 2018: 17 projects valued at $10 million.
- May 2019: 12 projects valued at $6 million.
- August 2020: 9 projects valued at $6 million.
- March 2021: 24 projects valued at $43 million.
- December 2021: 23 projects valued at $33 million.
All told, the REMADE Institute, which is based at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, has supported projects valued at a total of $98 million over the years. Those projects have focused on technologies for recycling plastic, paper, metals and electronics.
A version of this story appeared in Resource Recycling on Feb. 27.
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