HONOLULU and AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking new energy solutions to increase the safety of troops, lower energy costs, and reduce reliance on foreign energy supplies. The third annual Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC) seeks to identify top defense-related clean energy solutions and match them to existing and upcoming testing and procurement opportunities.

Organizations with defense-related energy solutions are encouraged to submit an application (no fee to apply) by May 24, 2013.

Some of the key technology areas include:

• Efficient & Deployable: green building, HVAC, waste heat systems

• Power Generation: renewables, waste-to-energy, novel generation and efficiency

• Portable Power: fuel cells, batteries, hybrid technologies

Submitted applications will be reviewed and a select group of companies will be invited to present their solutions to a high-level panel of Army, Navy, and Air Force officials in Honolulu on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and in Austin, Texas, at the Defense Energy Summit, Nov. 11-13.

In addition to DETC, Transformative Reductions in Operational Energy Consumption (TROPEC) identifies solutions to reduce energy use at expeditionary military outposts, especially those located in tropical environments. The Department of Defense has partnered with the Department of Energy to identify, assess, and transition energy saving innovations into deployment. All submissions will be reviewed for presentation consideration into both the DETC and TROPEC programs.

For more information and to apply, visit www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2013/partner/DETC/.

Publication date: 5/20/2013

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