Smoke stacks with a green arrow pointing right to the inside of a factory with another arrow pointing to a blue sky and green field.


The industrial sector accounts for more than 30% of the nation’s primary energy use and 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions. Process heating — the application of thermal energy to convert feedstock into interim and finished products — accounts for 63% of all energy use in manufacturing, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

EPIXC (Electrified Processes for Industry without Carbon), DOE’s 7th Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is a public-private partnership aimed at securing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness in a global economic environment that increasingly demands eliminating carbon emissions by developing the technologies and workforce required to replace fossil fuel-based heating with electric heating.

Our vision

Our vision is to drive significant decarbonization of the industrial sector using clean electricity with cost-effective, high-impact solutions created by our public-private partnership of scientists, engineers, and technology developers, community organizations and labor unions.

Electric heating is economical and supports manufacturing decarbonization everywhere for everyone.

Ready to join?

There are different ways to join EPIXC and we welcome new members.

If you have any questions related to membership, please contact us at [email protected].

Our process

EPIXC is a catalyst for overcoming key barriers to the implementation of electric heating in manufacturing processes and aims to reduce manufacturing carbon emissions by advancing electric heating technologies, at a systems level, by reducing the levelized cost of electric heat.

Diagram depicting 1 - Material feed (fuel), 2 - water, 3 - steam (flue gas), 4 - product, then to tail gas back to 1.

Traditional process

  1. Fired furnace reactor
  2. Feed effluent heat exchanger
  3. Heat recovery
  4. Separator
Diagram depicting 1 - material feed, 2 - water, 3 - steam, 4 - product, leading into the tail gas.

EPIXC process

  1. Electrified reactor
  2. Feed effluent heat exchanger
  3. Electric boiler
  4. Separator

Our mission

Our mission is to develop and scale innovative electric heating concepts for advanced manufacturing to reduce emissions, improve flexibility, and enhance the energy efficiency of industrial process heating. Through research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) efforts, education and workforce development (EWD) programs, and the creation of new jobs in underrepresented communities, EPIXC will provide cost-effective solutions. These solutions will benefit underserved communities, be scalable, accelerate the US transition to a zero-carbon future, and contribute to the goals set by DOE’s Industrial Heat Shot™.