Antea Group Named Member Partner of Manufacturing USA’s REMADE Institute on Clean Energy
January 12, 2017 /3BL Media/-- Antea Group has been named a member partner of the Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (“REMADE”) Institute by the U.S. Department of Energy. REMADE, part of the multiagency network known as Manufacturing USA, will work to find new and less expensive ways to reuse, recycle, and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers, and electronic waste, aiming to achieve a 50-percent improvement in overall energy efficiency in U.S. manufacturing by 2027.
In charge of directing over $140 million in public and private funding, the institute is being led by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) with additional research and expertise contributed by a consortium of 26 universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, and 26 industry trade associations and foundations.
“As an environmental and sustainability consulting firm, we are proud to be a member of REMADE,” says Tristan Steichen, Senior Consultant, Antea Group USA. “We understand the vital connection between industry, technology and environment and are excited to be part of cutting-edge research, development and demonstration activities that further U.S. manufacturing and responsibly manage resource consumption.”
REMADE will focus its efforts on driving down technology costs in five key areas; System Analysis & Integration, Design for Reuse, Manufacturing Processes, Remanufacturing, and Recycling & Recovery.
Efficiencies in these areas could save billions of dollars in energy costs and improve U.S. economic competitiveness through innovative new manufacturing techniques, small business opportunities and new training and jobs for American workers.
The REMADE Institute members have developed the following five-year goals:
- 5 to 10 percent improvement in manufacturing material efficiency by reducing manufacturing material waste
- 50 percent increase in remanufacturing applications
- 30 percent increase in efficiency of remanufacturing operations
- 30 percent increase in recycling efficiencies
- A targeted 50 percent increase in sales for the U.S. manufacturing industry to $21.5 billion and the creation of a next-generation recycling and manufacturing workforce
“As circular economy thinking continues to gain understanding and acceptance globally, collaborative, innovation-focused initiatives like REMADE will be critical to its implementation and successful outcomes,” concludes Steichen.
About Antea Group
Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, we serve clients ranging from global energy companies and manufacturers to national governments and local municipalities. Learn more at http://us.anteagroup.com.
About Manufacturing USA
Manufacturing USA is a network of regional institutes, each with a specialized technology focus. The consortium brings together academia, industry and federal partners with a goal to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and promote a robust and sustainable national manufacturing research and development infrastructure. The institutes are tasked with bridging the gap between basic research and product development in key technology areas regarded as critical to U.S. manufacturing. Learn more at https://www.manufacturingusa.com.