42 U.S. Code § 17111 - Energy-intensive industries program
The term “feedstock” means the raw material supplied for use in manufacturing, chemical, and biological processes.
The term “partnership” means an energy efficiency partnership established under subsection (c)(1)(A).
The Secretary shall establish a program under which the Secretary, in cooperation with energy-intensive industries and national industry trade associations representing the energy-intensive industries, shall support, research, develop, and promote the use of new materials processes, technologies, and techniques to optimize energy efficiency and the economic competitiveness of the United States’ industrial and commercial sectors.
To be eligible for funding under this subsection, a partnership shall submit to the Secretary a proposal that describes the proposed research, development, or demonstration activity to be conducted by the partnership.
After reviewing the scientific, technical, and commercial merit of a proposals  submitted under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall approve or disapprove the proposal.
In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall require cost sharing in accordance with section 16352 of this title.
The Secretary may award competitive grants for innovative technology research, development and demonstrations to universities, individual inventors, and small companies, based on energy savings potential, commercial viability, and technical merit.
Of the amounts made available under paragraph (1), not less than 50 percent shall be used to pay the Federal share of partnership activities under subsection (c).
 So in original.