U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
I&I Program Announces FY 2003 Awards for Energy-Saving Inventions
September 3, 2003
A total of 9 new projects will receive over $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Inventions and Innovation (I&I) Program in fiscal year 2003. The energy-related technologies were selected through a competitive solicitation process, which opened on February 12, 2003 and closed on April 11, 2003. At the close of the solicitation, I&I had received 252 proposals, of which 9 received funding.
The I&I Program provides two levels of funding: Category 1 projects can receive up to $75,000 in funding for conducting early development and establishing technical performance of innovative energy saving ideas and inventions; Category 2 projects can receive up to $250,000 for more well-developed inventions moving toward prototype development or commercialization.
FY 2003 I&I Category 1 Grantees
||Freight Wing Trailer Aerodynamics
||Freight Wing Incorporated
||Chemically Inert Membranes
||Cost-Effective Consolidation of Fine Aluminum Scrap for Increased Remelting Efficiency
||EMV Technologies LLC
||Carbon Dioxide Nanoelectric Sensors
FY 2003 I&I Category 2 Grantees
||Anaerobic Pump Pilot at Old Dutch Foods Manufacturing
||Technology Matrix Corp.
||Commericialization of a 2.5kW Utility Interactive Inverter for Distributed Generation
||Advanced Energy Conversion LLC
||High Efficiency Liquid-Desiccant Regenerator
||Variable Length Wind Turbine Blade
||Energy Unlimited, Inc.
||Development of Higher Temperature Membrane and Electrode Assembly for Proton Exchange Memebrane Fuel Cell Device Based on SPEKK Blends
||Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.