PNNL and OSU get $2.8M from Department of Defense

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will receive up to $2.8 million from the federal government to develop an air chilling system for the battle field.

The award came from the Department of Defense, Navy and the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, better known as APRA-E. It was part of an $8.5 million allocation, divided between five projects, to improve the efficiency of battlefield heating and cooling systems by 20 to 50 percent.

"Our team has a strong emotional connection to the success of this project, as it could help prevent American soldiers from being injured or killed while moving fuel in dangerous supply convoys around the battlefield," said PNNL Laboratory Fellow and project leader Pete McGrail in a press release.

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