Oak Ridge National LaboratoryÂ has received significant interest from appliance manufacturers who could enter into an agreement to continue developing the technology to build a dryer thatÂ uses vibrations, rather than heat, to dry clothes.
The cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, could develop the technology into a full-scale commercial product.
This month, Oak Ridge Today asked about the current status of the project, which has been highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.Â An earlier announcement had said that the project term was from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2016.
Omar Abdelaziz of ORNL said DOEÂ has continued to fund this work and will fund the laboratory’s efforts in the upcoming CRADA. [Read more…]