Each year the FLC Tech Focus spotlights a specific technology that addresses a public need and supports both federal laboratories’ research and technology transfer (T2) missions as well as government-wide, economy growth goals.
This year’s theme will center on energy-related expertise, capabilities, and technologies available at federal laboratories. As the engine of the U.S. economy, the energy system plays an essential role in driving our nation’s prosperity and security. Federal laboratories create innovative energy technologies that are vital to transforming the energy system to meet the demands of the world’s changing environment and provide leading energy services that address our nation’s energy needs.
The energy research and development (R&D) conducted at federal laboratories is crucial to meeting our nation’s energy objectives in security, economic growth, and environmental accountability. Currently, our nation’s labs are focusing their energy R&D in three major areas:
Throughout the year, the FLC will focus on each of these energy areas by hosting various activities that will explain each topic and the various sources, and promote the emerging technologies that are helping to improve the U.S. energy enterprise.
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To search the thousands of available energy technologies developed by our federal labs, visit FLC Business. Narrow your search and navigate the FLC Business database by using any of the following energy topics and sub-areas:
Production – fossil, coal, petroleum, renewable (i.e., solar, wind, water), fusion (Tokamak, Stellarator, inertial confinement), fission nuclear reactor, biomass, geothermal, etc.
Transmission – smart grid, demand response, reverse power flow, etc.
Storage – hydrogen economy, battery, fuel cell, capacitor, etc.
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Tech Focus Featured Events
There are numerous ways for federal agencies, labs, and energy industry professionals to get involved and support this year’s energy-related Tech Focus activities.
Click on the Events tab below to view additional energy-related events.
Starting in summer 2017, the FLC will hold a series of webinars to advocate the Tech Focus initiative and promote federally developed energy technologies. Each webinar will focus on the major energy R&D areas of production, transmission, and storage. These webinars will also expand current energy-related issues and showcase emerging energy technologies and partnerships that are taking place at federal laboratories.
FLC Tech Focus Award
A new addition to the FLC’s national awards program, the FLC Tech Focus Award is open to all federal agencies and laboratories. The award complements the theme of this year’s Tech Focus initiative by highlighting energy-related T2 efforts that:
- Address a pressing energy-related challenge
- Demonstrate beneficial R&D outcomes to an energy-related issue
- Exhibit exceptional transfer/commercialization of a energy technology.
Nominations for this award will be accepted from any of the FLC award categories, and all submitted nominations can receive an award whether or not they win in their original submitted category. To learn more about the FLC awards, categories, criteria and deadlines, visit our Awards page.
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