Give us your opinion!
FY05 Solicitations Announced
ITP's Competitive Solicitation process is a principal means of partnering with industry for cost-shared R&D on technologies that reduce energy use and environmental impacts, as well as enhance economic competitiveness. In January and February, ITP will announce upcoming FY05 solicitations in the following areas: Glass, Steelmaking, Industrial Steam Generation, and Plant-Wide Assessments (PWA). Visit the Solicitations Web site for details, and plan to apply! But first, see Project Opportunities below for important information on registering with Grants.gov.
Technology Roadmap Outlines R&D Priorities for Energy Systems
In energy-intensive industries, significant opportunities exist for reducing energy losses and demand by improving industrial systems such as waste heat recovery, combined heat and power, energy efficient boilers and process heaters, and motor-driven systems. A new publication, The Technology Roadmap: Energy Loss Reduction and Recovery in Industrial Energy Systems, outlines R&D priorities for energy systems. It also discusses opportunities to reduce and recover energy losses across industry. Based on feedback gathered at the Energy Loss and Reduction Workshop held in Baltimore, MD, in April 2004, and other ITP analyses, the Roadmap also features a "Top 20" list of opportunities and associated energy savings. Read about the Roadmap.
Ultra-Hard Materials Show Promise for Industrial Applications
Industrial operations such as cutting, grinding, chopping, drilling, and milling require ultra-hard tool surfaces to withstand the severe environmental conditions encountered during use. With support from ITP, Iowa State University's Ames Laboratory is developing boron aluminum magnesium (BAM) materials that show exceptional resistance to wear. They are proving to be superior to commercially available hard materials, including polycrystalline diamond! Read about (PDF 53 KB) how this material is contributing to longer component lifetimes, reduced energy consumption and lower costs for industry.
Innovative Workshop Brings Researchers and Industry Partners Together
R&D collaboration is vital to ensuring the long-term competitiveness of the U.S. Chemical industry. To reach this goal, the Chemical Industry Vision2020 Technology Partnership (Vision2020) and the Council for Chemical Research (CCR) recently sponsored the first Workshop to Identify Research Collaborations in Baltimore, MD. The event brought together 92 technical experts from industry, universities, and the national laboratories to propose R&D projects and discuss partnering opportunities. More about this successful workshop.
Chemical Companies Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently announced the 2003 winners of its Energy Efficiency Continuous Improvement Program awards. These are given to members for their efforts to improve energy efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, and enhance global competitiveness. Eight companies received awards for 19 projects in five categories: environmental impact, energy efficiency, non-manufacturing improvement, public outreach, and significant improvement in manufacturing. The winners include several ITP partners, such as BP, Eastman Chemical, Dow Corning, BASF, and ExxonMobil. Details.
Workshops Offer Energy Savings and Voltage Sag Solutions
Plan to attend two important industry workshops held in conjunction with the Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Exposition in Portland, Oregon! The Industrial Best Practices Conference on January 17 is a must-attend workshop for energy managers keen on saving money at their facilities; your $75.00 registration fee includes admission to the Expo. The 3-hour workshop Protection of PLC Systems from Unplanned Shutdowns, addresses the cause of unplanned electrical shutdowns and explains how to protect power and control systems from power fluctuations. This workshop is free to Expo and Industrial Best Practices Conference attendees.
Back to Top
ITP offers technical publications, software tools, and other resources to help you address your company's industrial energy needs. Here are the latest products from ITP.
Steam Tool Update: Correction to SSAT Version 2.0.0
ITP announces an update to the Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT) Version 2.0.0 that will help ensure its optimum performance and capability. If you downloaded the newly released SSAT Version 2.0.0 between October 14, 2004 and January 10, 2005, please note there has been a correction to one of the template files. However, a corrected template header file is now available. See details about reinstalling the corrected files.
Learn the Top 20 Technology Opportunities for Energy Savings
See the Fall 2004 issue of Energy Matters for tips on 20 things you can do right now to make your combustion, steam, and process heating systems more energy efficient. To help you with energy cost projections, Energy Matters directs to you a variety of DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) products. These include energy data, analysis, forecasts, and descriptive information. Read the new issue.
Visit the ITP Web site for more BestPractices technical publications, software tools, and case studies to help you improve efficiency, productivity, and the bottom line.
Back to Top
ITP awards cost-shared funding for R&D and plant assessment projects through a competitive merit review process.
Register Now for Upcoming Solicitations
Over the next year, many Federal financial opportunities will have to be announced online, and the applications will be collected on the Grants.gov Web site. Before submitting an application in Grants.gov, you must complete a one-time registration, which may take up to 14 days to process. Register now to be eligible to apply for solicitations without delay. See detailed instructions on how to register with Grants.gov (MS Word 39 KB).
To learn more about project opportunities, visit ITP's solicitation page.
Back to Top