DexMat and Rice University Receive DOE Funding

DexMat has recently disclosed that its collaborative efforts with Rice University to enhance the thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers have secured a substantial funding of USD 1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

This funding initiative, facilitated by the DOE Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, specifically targets projects aimed at mitigating industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and propelling the nation towards a net-zero economy. DexMat and Rice University’s joint endeavor, focusing on High Thermal Conductivity Carbon Nanotube Fibers for Improved Heat Exchange, aligns perfectly with these objectives. The project envisages a paradigm shift in heat exchange technologies, promising significant energy efficiency gains across various industries.

A cornerstone of this collaboration is the development of Galvorn, a cutting-edge carbon nanomaterial by the DexMat-Rice research team. Galvorn presents a sustainable alternative to conventional materials such as steel, copper, and aluminum, particularly in heat exchanger applications. With a focus on surpassing copper’s thermal conductivity levels, researchers aim to elevate Galvorn fiber’s performance while exploring textile-based CNT devices for potential integration as heat exchanger fins in industrial settings. Ultimately, the project aspires to replace the conventional aluminum or copper components with Galvorn, thereby enhancing both efficiency and sustainability in industrial heat exchange processes.

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