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3 Tennessee companies win $1M clean energy grants from DOE

Three Tennessee companies have received a $1million grant from the U.S. Energy Department as part of a nation-wide effort to boost small business investment.

Enhanced Systems Consultant in Johnson City will use the funds to conduct a research project for a dynamically controlled electric demand management system.  Analysis and Measurement Services Corp. of Knoxville will fund its project, Rod Control System Online Condition Monitoring and Advanced Diagnostics for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants.  Also from Knoxville, Phds Co. will work on a project to develop detectors for nuclear physics research.

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"Bringing these innovative technologies to market is just the latest step in the Energy Department's efforts to support the critical role small businesses are playing in creating jobs for American workers and expanding our country's clean energy economy. These businesses are helping to reduce our dependence on imported oil and protect our air and water, while ensuring that the United States leads in the global clean energy race," said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

The grants are funded through the Energy Department's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.  The funds will be used for work over two years.

A total of 104 grants were awarded nationally. They will help develop technologies in areas ranging from large wind turbine towers, particle accelerators, energy-efficient data systems, and advanced imaging and X-Ray technologies.

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