OIT Times: Inventions & Innovation Announce Grants for Concept and Development Proposals
March 24, 2000
The Inventions & Innovation (I&I) Program recently announced grants of $40,000 for 13 concept and up to $200,000 for 11 technology development proposals. Sample projects: aser Sensor for Optimization of Compressor Stations and Refinery Operationswill enable rapid monitoring and leak detection from valves and flanges in natural gas and liquid pipeline compressor stations.... New High Temperature Coating for Gas Turbineswill provide enhanced cracking resistance and oxidation protection for hot section components of gas turbines. The coating will provide significant energy savings by simplifying coating steps and extending component life.... ough-Coated Hard Powders: A New Paradigm in Mining and Machining Tool Materialswill demonstrate a new process to sinter tungsten carbide particles to increase hardness, strength, abrasion resistance and tool life. For more information, visit www.oit.doe.gov/inventions.... The next solicitation for both the I&I and NICE3 programs will be released in May.