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The US Department of Energy has selected Advanced Thermovoltaics Systems to participate in its Industrial Technology Validation pilot program.


DOE is working to accelerate clean energy technologies from the lab to market to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Advanced Thermovoltaic Systems, LLC (ATS) has been selected to participate in Phase II of the Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) pilot, an exciting program launched by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to objectively assess the performance of emerging decarbonization and sustainable energy technologies in industrial environments.

ATS' groundbreaking work in thermovoltaic generators for waste heat recovery has earned them a spot in the program, and they will work with Holcim Ltd, based in Alpena, MI, to validate their innovative, modular, industrial heat-to-power technology. This technology aims to recover and convert previously lost and untapped low-temperature waste heat, ultimately aiding in the industrial plant’s carbon footprint reduction efforts and increasing their energy efficiency.

The competition for a place in the ITV program was fierce, with the application process taking twice as long as initially planned due to the overwhelming number of applicants. Advanced Thermovoltaics’ selection is a testament to their exceptional work and dedication to decarbonization and waste heat recovery efforts.

The ITV pilot program supports and accelerates the deployment of high-impact technologies that will advance the decarbonization of the industrial sector, which represents over 32 percent of the country’s total energy consumption and accrues $200 billion in annual energy costs.

ATS will have the opportunity to showcase their energy harvesting and power generation technologies in a real-world industrial environment, gaining valuable industry exposure. Performance will be verified by a full-scale measurement and verification (M&V) process led by DOE National Lab experts.

The selection to participate in the ITV program is an exciting moment for ATS, and they look forward to contributing to the program's mission of advancing the deployment of decarbonization and sustainable energy technologies in the industrial sector. The DOE’s Industrial Efficiency & Decarbonization Office (IEDO) administers the program, working towards reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions and increasing industrial resource efficiency.

Check out the latest press release here.

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