Over the past 29 years, the Industrial Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy has supported approximately 600 separate research, development and demonstration projects that have produced more than 200 technologies. In 2006, 104 of these successfully commercialized technologies resulted in energy cost savings to industry of 90 trillion BTUs.
In addition, industry reaps even greater benefits from productivity improvements, reduced resource consumption, decreased emissions and enhancements to product quality associated with these technological advances. Many ITP-supported projects have significantly expanded basic knowledge about complex industrial processes and have laid the foundation for developing future energy-efficient technologies.
Industrial Assessments Centers selected by ITP, "adopt" various technologies to analyze results. The chart on this page shows a sampling of such centers and the projects they have undertaken.