The U.S. Department of Energy announced $36 million in awards for 18 projects as part of the High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) program, as well as the final OPEN+ Cohort, High Temperature Devices. These project teams seek to develop new approaches and technologies for the design and manufacture of high-temperature, high-pressure and highly compact heat exchangers and components.

Durable and affordable higher-temperature heat exchangers could make energy conversion more efficient, which in turn could reduce fuel consumption, system footprint, capital/operational costs and emissions. Heat exchangers are critical to efficient thermal energy use in a variety of applications. HITEMMP projects will target heat exchangers capable of operating for tens of thousands of hours in temperatures and pressures exceeding 1472°F (800°C) and 80 bar (1,160 psi) respectively.

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