[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 24, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-20823]

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[Federal Register: August 24, 1994]



Financial Assistance Award: Mississippi State University

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.


SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) announces that pursuant to 10 
CFR 600.6(a)(2), it is making a discretionary financial assistance 
award based on acceptance of an unsolicited application meeting the 
criteria of 10 CFR 600.14(e)(1) to Mississippi State University under 
Grant Number DE-FG01-94CE15554. The proposed grant will provide funding 
in the estimated amount of $93,280 to the Dr. Fred Taylor of 
Mississippi State University to further develop his Apparatus and 
Process for Second Stage Drying, which will reclaim waste exhaust heat 
from primary wood drying kilns to power secondary wood drying kilns.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy has determined in 
accordance with 10 CFR 600.14(f) that the application submitted by Dr. 
Fred Taylor of Mississippi State University is meritorious based on the 
general evaluation required by 10 600.14(d) and that the proposed 
project represents a unique technology which has a strong possibility 
of allowing for future reductions in the Nation's energy consumption. 
The invention conserves energy by reclaiming heat from primary kiln 
exhaust and should offer significant fuel cost reduction and a short 
payback period. The proposed project is not eligible for financial 
assistance under a recent, current or planned solicitation because the 
program, the Energy-Related Invention Program (ERIP), has been 
structured since its beginning in 1975 to operate without competitive 
solicitations because the authorizing legislation directs ERIP to 
provide support for worthy ideas submitted by the public. The program 
has never issued and has no plans to issue a competitive solicitation.

Department of Energy, Office of Placement and Administration, ATTN: 
Lisa Tillman, HR-531.23, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
    The anticipated term of the grant is for twenty-four (24) months 
from the date of the award. This grant will not be awarded for at least 
14 days after publication of this notice to allow for public comment.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 17, 1994.
Richard G. Lewis,
Contracting Officer, Office of Placement and Administration.
[FR Doc. 94-20823 Filed 8-23-94; 8:45 am]