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Title: Energy, economic, and environmental impacts of advanced industrial process innovations, 1976--1996

Abstract

The mission of the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is to develop and deploy advanced energy efficiency, renewable energy, and pollution-prevention technologies, through partnerships with industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. OIT's objectives have evolved and broadened over nearly two decades, continually responding to a changing energy situation and shifting national priorities. Today, the key focus of the OIT programs is the Industries of the Future approach. This strategy of close collaboration with industry catalyzes and facilitates technology development and transfer efforts in seven manufacturing industries that together account for over 80% of the energy used and over 80% of the wastes produced by the manufacturing sector. In this approach senior level industry groups develop a future vision of their industry and a technology roadmap to attain the vision. DOE helps facilitate this process and partners with industry to identify and pursue an advanced technology R and D portfolio. The seven industries are aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metalcasting, petroleum refining, and steel. In managing all its activities, OIT draws upon program support provided primarily by national Laboratories, universities, and private-sector research organizations throughout the country that have the diverse and specializedmore » expertise needed to develop advanced industrial technologies. Approximately 78 industrial technologies developed with Office of Industrial Technology (OIT) support have successfully entered commercial markets. These technologies have saved a cumulative total of almost 900 trillion Btu, representing a new production cost savings of over $1.8 billion. These dollar savings represent the net total value of all energy saved by technologies developed with OIT support minus the net cost to industry of using the technologies (including capital costs, operating and maintenance costs, and any non-energy production cost savings). in 1996, two additional DOE programs were transferred to the Office of Industrial Technologies: the Energy-Related Inventions program and the Innovative Concepts program About 30 technologies developed in these programs have seen application in the industrial sector and have had significant energy savings. OIT is currently planning to incorporate these technologies into its tracking system.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20001951
Report Number(s):
CONF-970750-
TRN: US0000264
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1997 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Saratoga Springs, NY (US), 07/08/1997--07/11/1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: In: 1997 ACEEE summer study on energy efficiency in industry: Proceedings, refereed papers, and summary monographs, 574 pages.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; US DOE; COMMERCIALIZATION; INDUSTRY; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; TECHNOLOGY IMPACTS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Citation Formats

Quinn, J E, and Reed, J E. Energy, economic, and environmental impacts of advanced industrial process innovations, 1976--1996. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Quinn, J E, & Reed, J E. Energy, economic, and environmental impacts of advanced industrial process innovations, 1976--1996. United States.
Quinn, J E, and Reed, J E. Tue . "Energy, economic, and environmental impacts of advanced industrial process innovations, 1976--1996". United States.
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title = {Energy, economic, and environmental impacts of advanced industrial process innovations, 1976--1996},
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abstractNote = {The mission of the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is to develop and deploy advanced energy efficiency, renewable energy, and pollution-prevention technologies, through partnerships with industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. OIT's objectives have evolved and broadened over nearly two decades, continually responding to a changing energy situation and shifting national priorities. Today, the key focus of the OIT programs is the Industries of the Future approach. This strategy of close collaboration with industry catalyzes and facilitates technology development and transfer efforts in seven manufacturing industries that together account for over 80% of the energy used and over 80% of the wastes produced by the manufacturing sector. In this approach senior level industry groups develop a future vision of their industry and a technology roadmap to attain the vision. DOE helps facilitate this process and partners with industry to identify and pursue an advanced technology R and D portfolio. The seven industries are aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metalcasting, petroleum refining, and steel. In managing all its activities, OIT draws upon program support provided primarily by national Laboratories, universities, and private-sector research organizations throughout the country that have the diverse and specialized expertise needed to develop advanced industrial technologies. Approximately 78 industrial technologies developed with Office of Industrial Technology (OIT) support have successfully entered commercial markets. These technologies have saved a cumulative total of almost 900 trillion Btu, representing a new production cost savings of over $1.8 billion. These dollar savings represent the net total value of all energy saved by technologies developed with OIT support minus the net cost to industry of using the technologies (including capital costs, operating and maintenance costs, and any non-energy production cost savings). in 1996, two additional DOE programs were transferred to the Office of Industrial Technologies: the Energy-Related Inventions program and the Innovative Concepts program About 30 technologies developed in these programs have seen application in the industrial sector and have had significant energy savings. OIT is currently planning to incorporate these technologies into its tracking system.},
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