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IPST-GT granted $100,000.

IPST-GT GRANTED $100,000. The Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech (IPST-GT), Atlanta, Georgia, USA said that its researcher, Scott Sinquefield, received notification that his proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be funded. Sinquefield is examining new techniques for eliminating the energy-intensive lime kiln from the pulping process. The research project will receive approximately US$ 100,000. Jim Frederick, Director of IPST-GT, said grants of this size are not usually big news, but with DOE budget cuts IPT-GT is proud Sinquefield's project was deemed to be of significant value to the industry. Georgia Tech will contribute a 20% cost share to this research project.

The total awarded by DOE in grants is $2.2 million for research and development projects to save energy in the pulp and paper industry. The research will focus on removing water from pulp in papermaking and determining the technical and commercial feasibility of next generation manufacturing concepts. Other DOE grants are:

* US$ 2 million in research funds has been awarded to Voith Paper of Appleton, Wisconsin, to design and build a new press technology to reduce the need for energy during paper drying by 30 percent. Voith Paper will contribute a 50% cost share to this research.

* North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina will receive approximately US$ 100,000 which will define a next generation pulping process that has the potential of achieving higher yields and reduced energy consumption. NCSU will contribute a 44% cost share to this research project.
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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY NEWS
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Date:Feb 1, 2006
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