The Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) has announced that associate director for research R. Neal Elliott, PhD, PE, will receive a 2014 IETC Energy Award at its 36th annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 22. In making its selection, IETC cited Elliott’s leadership in promoting and fostering energy conservation on an international scale in industrial applications. As a leader in industrial energy efficiency, he has helped to articulate the practical connections between energy choices and their broad benefits for economic development and business competitiveness.
The IETC Energy Awards are given annually at the conference in May of each year. The awards recognize individuals, industrial plants, or organizations that have successfully applied energy conservation in their operations or that have provided leadership to the industrial community to promote energy conservation.
The IETC is hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. It is a one-of-a kind conference that focuses on a wide variety of topics of current importance to industrial energy managers, utility experts, government program managers, vendors and others. The latest technologies and expertise on smart manufacturing, corporate energy management, energy opportunity analysis, and case studies of successful, real-world industrial efficiency projects are presented.