$7M in DOE funding awarded to support and advance clean manufacturing in New Jersey

Funding awarded to Princeton NuEnergy and HiT Nano in Bordentown to drive innovation and increase economic competitiveness

A combined total of $7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy has been awarded to Princeton NuEnergy and HiT Nano in Bordentown to accelerate research, development and demonstration in domestic manufacturing, according to an announcement from U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker.

For Princeton NuEnergy, the award follows on the heels of another $4.375 million grant from the DOE.

With these federal dollars, the selectees will drive innovation to advance the next generation of materials and manufacturing and related energy technologies required to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness and move the U.S. towards a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

“Investing in the research & development necessary to spur the next generation of clean manufacturing materials and technology is vital to the well-being and economic competitiveness of our country’s present and future,” Menendez (D-N.J.) said. “As these laboratories work diligently to deliver results, we must support and work urgently alongside them to achieve a future for our children that avoids the worst impacts of climate change, promotes domestic job growth and economic growth, and secures a net-zero carbon economy by 2050. I am proud of the clean manufacturing work being done in New Jersey.”

“This investment from the Department of Energy is an important step in advancing clean manufacturing and securing America’s position in the global clean energy economy,” Booker (D-N.J.) said. “The funding will go toward projects that will help address the climate crisis, strengthen domestic supply chains and enhance our country’s economic competitiveness. We must ensure our commitment to economic growth must also align with our goals of mitigating the harmful and costly effects of climate change.”


  • HiT Nano in Bordentown received $3.5 million for its Argonne National Laboratory, Spraying Systems, Virginia Tech and Rowan University group for low-carbon electrified aerosol manufacturing of advanced concentration-gradient cathode materials.
  • Princeton NuEnergy in Bordentown received $3.5 million for its Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Argonne National Laboratory group for an integrated process for scalable manufacturing of high-performance battery cathode active materials.