Clemson University said Thursday its researchers in North Charleston are leading a $6.7-million project that could reduce energy consumption by developing industrial motors that run more efficiently.
Clemson is conducting the research in tandem with TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co. and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
“We’re meeting our mission to develop public-private partnerships to bring new technologies into the market and to educate the workforce of the future,” Clemson University Restoration Institute Executive Director Nikolas Rigas said.
It is anticipated the research will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while helping industries reduce costs and increase profits.
"We are excited to collaborate with Clemson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic on this game-changing research,” TECO-Westinghouse Business Unit General Manager for Custom Motors Dean Sarandria said.
The three-year project will be funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The research will be based at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston.
Clemson University is ranked No. 25 among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. It's a public coed land grant-, science- and engineering-oriented research university with approximately 17,500 students in Clemson, South Carolina.