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IEDO’s Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) program will objectively assess the performance of new technologies in a real-time industrial environment and requires a team of experts who are proficient in implementing, validating, and verifying energy, GHG, water, and waste management technologies.

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TECHNOLOGY’S VALLEY OF DEATH CAN BE HARD ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

U.S. Industry is one of this country’s most robust and essential, collectively representing more than 32 percent(1) of the country’s total energy consumption, accounting for nearly 11.4% of total economic output, 12 million American workers, and accruing annually $200 billion(2) in energy costs. Abundant resources are invested in early-stage research and development of more efficient technologies to address these costs but the risks involved in installing them in high-stakes industrial environments can impede adoption.

1 “Energy Use in Industry,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2020. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/use-of-energy/industry.php
2 “Annual Energy Outlook 2015,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo/ pdf/0383(2015).pdf.

OBJECTIVE EVALUATION CAN ACCELERATE ADOPTION

To overcome the risks inherent in adopting emerging technologies, IEDO’s Industrial Technology Validation program is partnering with DOE’s National Labs to objectively validate performance in dynamic industrial environments. Building on the success of other federal technology validation programs—GSA’s Proving Ground (GPG), DOE’s High Impact Technology Catalyst, and DoD’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)—findings will be publicly shared and help accelerate the adoption of emerging industrial technologies. 
 

 

 

 

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IEDO’s Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) program will objectively assess the performance of promising new technologies in a real-time industrial environment and requires a team of experts who are proficient in implementing, validating, and verifying energy, water, and waste management technologies.

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY VALIDATION FAQS

WHY FIELD VALIDATION?

Validation of the performance of next-generation technologies in a real-world operational setting compared to a bench-scale setting: 
•    Informs research and development and drives commercial markets;
•    Supports significant steps towards innovation, optimization, and resiliency;
•    Helps reduce the risk associated with testing new technologies;
•    Enables the broader integration of new technology into the industrial and manufacturing space.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF IEDO’S ITV PROGRAM?

This program is designed to identify and prioritize cost-effective, emerging, and underutilized technologies in the industrial and water treatment sectors and validate the performance improvements of these technologies. 

WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN IEDO’S ITV PROGRAM?

•    Engage in a full-scale program with M&V managed by National Lab experts
•    Receive independent insights regarding technology suitability for industrial processes
•    Inform public- and private-sector investment decisions through publicly available M&V findings
•    Increase market acceptance of emerging technologies by validating real-world performance

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The ITV program is open to all technology vendors or industrial sites who wish to test innovative pre- or early-commercial energy-, GHG - water-, or waste-saving technologies in their plants.