Tech Transfer - Marketing innovations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received $2.5 million from the Department of Energy as part of a new Technology Commercialization and Deployment Program to help bring energy efficient and renewable energy innovations to market. Technology transfer officials at the lab worked with DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program on the initiative to close the gap between initial development of new technologies and delivery them to the marketplace. The program leverages collaborations between ORNL researchers and private companies, which have made matching contributions to DOE funding. Funded projects at ORNL include lower-cost, higher efficiency material for photovoltaic solar cells; continued testing of a new stainless steel alloy with improved high temperature performance for use in reduced-emission diesel and gasoline engine turbochargers; and a lower cost, more energy efficient manufacturing process known as high magnetic field processing for next-generation materials.
December 10, 2007