U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: NICE3 Announces Eight New Technology Demonstration Awards
March 24, 2000
The NICE3 Program recently announced eight new technology demonstration awards from several OIT industry areas. The projects vary from replacing a traditional metal wheel with a high-temperature ceramic wheel in a gas-powered turbine to a ull-scale 100 ton/hr demonstration of magnetic elutriation technology for processing of iron ore.This latter project will demonstrate a patented process which produces yields of 99% magnetic iron recovery, while eliminating the need for chemicals used in conventional separation practices. For more information on all new projects go to www.oit.doe.gov/nice3/.... A former NICE3 project, olex Robotics Maverick Tank Inspection Robot,has been nominated for a National Medal of Technology, an annual award the President of the United States presents to leading American innovators.