HONOLULU and AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking innovative energy solutions to increase the safety of its troops, lower energy costs, and reduce its reliance on foreign energy supplies. With collaboration from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, CTSI is launching the 3rd Annual Defense Energy Technology Challenge to identify top defense-targeted clean energy solutions and match them to existing and upcoming testing and procurement opportunities.
Organizations with defense-related energy solutions are encouraged to submit an application (no fee to apply) by May 24th, 2013. Submitted applications will be reviewed and a select group of companies will be invited to present their solutions to a high-level panel of Army, Navy and Air Force officials in Honolulu on Tuesday, September 10th, and in Austin at the Defense Energy Summit, November 11-13.
Key technology target areas include:
- Efficient & Deployable: Green Building, Shelters, HVAC, Lighting, IT, Water, Food & Waste-heat Systems
- Grid: Microgrids, Grid Security, Distributed Generation Integration, Grid Management, Storage, Sensing/Monitoring
- Power Generation: Renewables, Gas, Waste-to-Energy, Novel Generation & Efficiency
- Transportation & Fuels: Energy Efficiency in Transportation, Algae, Biomass-to-liquids, Alternative Fuels, Novel Engine Solutions
- Portable Power: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Hybrid Technologies
In addition to DETC, Transformative Reductions in Operational Energy Consumption (TROPEC) identifies solutions to reduce energy use at expeditionary military outposts – especially those located in tropical environments. The US Department of Defense has partnered with the Department of Energy to identify, assess and transition energy saving innovations into deployment. All submissions will be reviewed for presentation consideration in both the DETC and TROPEC programs.
To read more or apply into the Defense Energy Technology Challenge and TROPEC, please visit: www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2013/partner/DETC/.
About The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) (www.ct-si.org):
The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) runs programs designed to accelerate the commercialization of emerging clean technologies with its event partner TechConnect. Annual programs through which the organization achieves these ends include the Defense Energy Technology Challenge, Energy Innovation Showcase, and the Utility Technology Challenge.
About TechConnect (www.techconnect.org):
TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization. Through our innovative programs and conferences, we deliver the most promising technologies to the world's top corporate, investment, and government professionals. TechConnect is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Danville, California.
Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect