U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 33 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. The awards were presented at a gala reception in Las Vegas on the evening of Friday, November 13th.
“The pace of change for the basic sciences and for American energy technologies is dramatically accelerating,” said Under Secretary Lynn Orr. “These awards demonstrate that some of the Nation’s most innovative research and development is taking place at the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories.”
To be eligible for an award, the technology or process has to be in working and marketable condition -- no proof of concept prototypes are allowed -- and had to be first available for purchase or licensing during 2014.
Since 1962, when the annual competition began, the Energy Department’s National Laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards. The awards are selected by an independent panel of judges based on the technical significance, uniqueness and usefulness of projects and technologies from across industry, government and academia.
The list of corresponding technologies and National Labs follows below. Please note that many of these were developed in collaboration with private companies or academic institutions.
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Source: Energy Department
Date: Nov 20, 2015