By Committee for Review of the Department of Energy's Indu, National Research Council
The U.S. division of power (DOE) has supported the economic applied sciences software (ITP) for greater than a decade. This software helps R&D into strength potency applied sciences designed to diminish the power depth of the U.S. business zone. the point of interest in on seven energy-intensive industries; aluminium, chemical substances, woodland items, glass, steel casting, mining, and metal; referred to as the Industries of the longer term (IOF). DOE requested the NRC for a evaluation of this software together with an review of the ITP strategic plan, an overview of the technical caliber of person subprogram plans, and the possible price of the multi-year software plan. This file offers the result of that assessment. It comprises an review of the ITP approach, of ways powerful it truly is being carried out, and the chance of accomplishing application pursuits. It additionally presents conclusions concerning the caliber of the subprograms and proposals approximately tips to increase the subprograms and the final software.
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2). 2 B. , May 19. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html 20 DECREASING ENERGY INTENSITY IN MANUFACTURING needs of the energy-intensive IOFs that are characterized by low R&D as a percentage of sales and that face strong foreign competition. The ITP’s Strategic Plan provides no explanation of the basis for the selection of its specific quantitative goals; nor is it clear how achievement of these goals will be measured. ” It is unclear whether this term refers to a technology that is available for commercial sale, a technology in use in demonstration facilities, or one widely employed in industry.
Manufacturing and mining sector (DOE, 2003c, p. 8). The forest products industry was the first IOF to produce a vision document. This was done through the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), supported by other organizations, including the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI). The vision document was published in 1994 (AF&PA, 1994), and in 1999 an industry roadmap was released (AF&PA, 1999). The recent EERE reorganization resulted in changes for the forest products subprogram, namely, that the black liquor gasification effort and the new, forest-based materials effort were moved from ITP to EERE’s Biomass Program.
All rights reserved. html PROGRAM-LEVEL EVALUATIONS 21 corporate management. There is no apparent coordination across subprograms on milestones that have potential common elements and that could therefore experience synergy through cooperation. The committee recommends that in preparing future Multi-Year Program Plans, the Industrial Technologies Program look for opportunities to coordinate between subprograms, especially in the area of grand challenges. This is especially important for sharing lessons learned, as well as best practices, across industries and ITP subprograms.