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AMO funded research results in novel technologies in diverse industries beyond the most energy intensive ones within the U.S. Manufacturing sector. These technologies offer quantifiable energy savings to a wide array of industries from information and communications technologies to food and beverage and others.

Many more of the technologies developed with AMO support have applications across multiple industries because they target common industrial processes. Cross-cutting advances result in next-generation processes that eliminate entire manufacturing process steps or completely reinvent production pathways to reduce energy use, carbon emissions, and material requirements. Next-generation materials deliver novel properties to increase productivity and flexibility, extend component life, and lower cost. Together, these commercially available technologies, developed with AMO support, are helping to improve U.S. competitiveness in diverse industries today.

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AMO FUNDED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT in Other Industries

Advanced Refrigerant-Based Cooling Technologies for Information & Communications Infrastructure
Data Center Heat Exchanger with Increased Cooling Efficiency Reduces Energy Usage

Biomass Boiler for Food Processing Applications
Biomass Boiler Uses a Combination of Wood Waste and Tire-Derived Fuel

Data Center Transformer from "Always On" to "Always Available"
Data Center Monitoring System for Controlling Power Utilization Reduces Energy Usage

Dense Servers for Reduced Energy Use and Facility Space Requirements
Server Architecture Improves Energy Consumption and Utilization

Energy-Efficient Cooling Control Systems for Data Centers
Novel Data Center Cooling and Control Save Energy and Optimize Utility

High-Efficiency, Wide-Band Three-Phase Rectifiers and Adaptive Rectifier Management
Higher-Efficiency Power Conversion and Managed Supply Improve Energy Utilization

High-Intensity Silicon Vertical Multi-Junction Solar Cells
Improved Solar Cell Reduces Cost of CPV Systems

High-Performance Renewable Base Oils for Industrial Lubricants
Plant-Based Synthetic Lubricant Base Stock Reduces Emissions

Long Wavelength Catalytic Infrared Drying System
New Infrared Drying System Removes Moisture More Efficiently Without Heating Surrounding Air

Management Technology for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and Telecommunications Facilities
Technologies Optimize System Cooling and Power Demand

Plant Phenotype Characterization System
New X-Ray Technology Accelerates Plant Research

Plastics or Fibers from Bio-Based Polymers
Plastics from Renewable Resources Offer Significant Commercial and Environmental Benefits

SulfaTrap™: Novel Sorbent to Clean Biogas for Fuel Cell Combined Heat and Power
Improving Desulfurization Enables Fuel Cell Utilization of Digester Gases

Yahoo! Compute Coop: Next Generation Passive Cooling Design for Data Centers
Integrated Building Design Eliminates HVAC and Reduces Energy Consumption

ZBB EnerStore™: Deep Discharge Zinc-Bromine Battery Module
Long-Lasting Electrical Energy Storage Module Allows Off-Peak Power Generation

AMO FUNDED Cross-Cutting TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Adjustable-Speed Drives for 500 to 4000 Horsepower Industrial Applications
New Drive System Saves Energy and Extends Variable Speed Control to Larger Motors

Autotherm® Energy Recovery System
Innovative Technology Reduces Idling, Fuel Costs, and Emissions on Large Vehicles

Catalytic Combustion
Advanced Catalytic Combustion System Reduces NOx Emissions

Fiber-Optic Sensor for Industrial Process Measurement and Control
Reliable Advanced Laser Sensor Helps Control High Temperature Gas Combustion

Freight Wing & Aerodynamic Fairings
Innovative Aerodynamic Fairings Minimize Drag on Box-Shaped Semi-Trailers

Ice Bear® Storage Module
Thermal Energy Storage for Light Commercial Refrigerant-Based Air Conditioning Units

Materials and Process Design for High-Temperature Carburizing
New Class of High-Performance Carburized Steels Saves Energy and Increases Productivity

Portable Parallel Beam X-Ray Diffraction System
New, Low Power System Reduces Energy Consumption and Improves Process Efficiency

Process Particle Counter
New Particle-Size and Concentration Monitor Leads to Efficient Use of Lower-Quality Fuels

Sensor Network for Motor Energy Management
Remote Sensing Electric Motor Operation Optimizes Maintenance and Energy Efficiency

Simple Control for Single-Phase AC Induction Motors
New Motor Controller Reduces Noise and Increases Efficiency

Solid-State Sensors for Monitoring Hydrogen
New Sensors Rapidly and Accurately Detect Hydrogen, Improving Industrial Safety and Efficiency

SpyroCor™ Radiant Tube Heater Inserts
Unique Twisted Design of Ceramic Insert Saves Energy for Metal Heat-Treating Furnaces

Ultra-Low NOx Premixed Industrial Burner
Reduction of Burner NOx Production with Premixed Combustion

Variable-Speed, Low-Cost Motor for Residential HVAC Systems
Lower-Cost, Variable-Speed Electric Motor Improves Energy Efficiency

Vibration Power Harvesting
New Technology Captures Freely Available Vibration Energy to Power Wireless Sensors

Wireless Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Essential Assets
New Technology Provides Cost Savings and Flexibility for Monitoring Motor-Driven Industrial Equipment