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OG Technologies, Inc.
4300 Varsity Drive, Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Recovery Act - Imaging-Based Optical Caliper for Objects in Hot Manufacturing Processes
To improve the efficiency of dimension control and the safety of the steel workers, a new product will be developed with innovations in the areas of imaging, software algorithms and wireless communication. The expected benefits include enhanced safety, energy savings, improved yields, and reduced carbon dioxide release in the steel industry, as well as job creation.
Technova Corporation
3927 Dobie Road
Okemos, MI 48864-3480
Recovery Act - Shape-Stable and Highly Conductive Nano-Phase Change Materials
Recent advances in nanotechnology will be employed towards development of lightweight and cost-competitive building components capable of storing the excess thermal energy through solid-state phase transformation. These components will enable shifting of the utility peak loads and effective use of solar energy for greatly lowering the heavy energy, environmental and economic demands associated with air conditioning of buildings.
Translume, Inc.
655 Phoenix Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2201
Recovery Act - Inexpensive, Robust, Wireless, Fourier-Transform Sensor to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Petroleum Refineries
The U.S. petroleum refining industry is the largest in the world and employees over 65,000 personnel. This project will manufacture an in-line, real-time spectrometer to monitor refining process, helping the petroleum refinery industry to remain competitive by lowering its fuel consumption and by reducing its environmental impact.