U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: New I&I Projects Backed by Strong Project Teams
January 2, 2002
According to Program Manager Lisa Barnett, the 39 new I&I projects show
commercial potential, solid work plans, and strong project teams. e can
facilitate commercialization,explains Barnett.
OG Technologies, for example, will demonstrate a high-definition camera system that takes 3-D parts measurements at temperatures up to 1,450 with an accuracy of 0.1 mm or better, in less than 10 seconds. Measuring parts while they are still hot will dramatically reduce scrap in the domestic forging industry.
JX Crystals, Inc., will demonstrate a new thermo-photovoltaic (TPV) device that is sensitive to infrared radiation emitted in response to exhaust heat. The device can be installed in industrial stacks to help the glass, steel, and metal casting industries generate electricity from waste heat. Power density is said to be 100 times higher than solar cells.
Note: Additional Inventions & Innovation projects are listed with the relevant Industries of the Future.
|Inventions & Innovation
|Testing a Highly Efficient Technology for Converting Woody Biomass to Electricity
|Energy-Efficient Production and Utilization of Light- weight Structural Panels
||Genesis Laboratories, Inc.
|Development of Environmentally Benign Mineral Flotation Collectors
|A Microbial Genomics Approach to Resource Exploration and Characterization
||Mr. Matt Ashby
|Fluted Spiral Membrane Module for Reverse Osmosis of Liquids with Dissolved and Suspended Solids
|Underground Pipe Locator and Depth Finder
||Quantum Magnetics, Inc.
|Reduced Energy Consuming CRT Display
||Electron Optics Development Co., LLC
|Low-Cost Inflatable-Support Heliostats to Enable Cost- Effective Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power
||RSV Invention Enterprises
||Mr. James Lin
|Prototype Development of an Industrial Fuel Cell Micro Generator
||FuelCell Technologies, Inc.
|Process Particle Counter (PPC) Sensor/Controller for Optimizing Power Recovery Expander and Gas Turbine Performance for Various Fuel Sources
||Process Metrix LLC
|An Innovative Approach to Improved Fuel Economy in Heavy Duty Trucks
|Thermophotovoltaic Electric Power Generation Using Exhaust Heat in the Glass, Steel and Metal casting Industries
||JX Chrystals, Inc.
|Advanced Overfire Air System and Design Methodology for Stoker Type Boilers and Furnaces that Burn Biomass, Coal, and Other Solid Fuels
||Mr. Gene Berkau
|Simple, Low Cost "Closed Loop Intelligent Control" for Single Phase AC Motors in HVAC&R Systems Using Optical Programming
||Opto Generic Devices, Inc.
|Novel LED for Illumination Applications
||Bost Nitride Technologies
|Development of a High-Frequency Eddy-Current Separator
|Deposition in Kraft Recovery Boilers and Monitoring Glass Furnaces
||Combustion Specialists, Inc.
|Miniature, Inexpensive, Amperometric Oxygen Sensor
||Ceram Physics, Inc.
|Energy Conservation Waste Reduction int eh Processing of Soft (Unfired) Ceramic Particles via Dynamic Cyclone Classification
||Innova Tech, Inc.