Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tennessee Tech Gets DOE Grant Funding

Tennessee Tech University has been awarded $125,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide technical support and help local industries reduce overhead costs. The grant will help pay for studies that provide concrete ways for manufacturers to increase energy efficiency and reduce waste production. TTU will use the $125,000 grant to provide assessments for the Kellogg Plant and SFI Steel Fabricator Industry in Memphis. The Industrial Assessment Center will also build on existing relationships with its regional distributors to identify small to medium plants that could benefit from its industrial energy assessments. Ken Currie, Director of TTU’s Center for Manufacturing Research, says the grant "will give students a chance to gain engineering experience, providing them with an opportunity to evaluate how a plant's energy and waste issues are managed."