- General Public
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- Private Sector
- State Government
- Economic Development
- Energy Infrastructure
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The Manufacture of Advanced Key Energy Infrastructure Technologies (MAKE IT) Prize aims to catalyze domestic manufacturing of critical clean energy technology components, moving manufacturing facilities from planning to shovel-ready and enabling strategies for vibrant manufacturing activities in communities. This prize has a prize pool of approximately $30 million spread across two tracks—the Facilities Track and the Strategies Track.
The Facilities Track accelerates clean energy technology manufacturing plant development and helps support establishing a robust, secure domestic supply chain for components deemed critical for the commercialization of clean energy technologies. This track invites U.S.-based entities to complete and submit the work necessary for a shovel-ready manufacturing facility for specific clean energy technology components. The list of eligible components tentatively includes:
Manufacturing for production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen:
- Facilities to extract and process raw materials for electrolyzer manufacturing;
- Precision manufactured sub-components for electrolyzers and facilities for electrolyzer assembly;
- Production capacity for hydrogen-specific midstream infrastructure: hydrogen storage tanks and composite tubes for improved hydrogen storage and distribution;
- Equipment for hydrogen liquefaction or compression.
Manufacturing related to electric grid upgrades and long duration energy storage:
- Components for Distribution and Large Power Transformers
- Components for High Voltage Direct Current Transmission
- Manufacturing and assembly of long duration energy storage components and systems
Manufacturing related to carbon capture and storage:
- Carbon capture solvent, sorbents, and membranes recovery facilities.
This track includes a statement of intent and two phases.
- Statement of Intent: Competitors submit a statement of intent describing their team and the clean energy technology to be manufactured. Competitors will be notified if their statement is deemed eligible to compete.
- Phase 1: Competitors submit a credible plan to establish a manufacturing facility for their identified clean energy technology.
- Phase 2: Phase 2 winners will demonstrate they are “shovel-ready” for the construction of a manufacturing facility, including control of a site, permits, financing, and proof of community engagement.
The official rules document will be posted following the launch of the prize in summer of 2023 and will contain the complete application process and instructions for competing.
For information on the Strategies Track, please visit the Strategies Track page.