February 2012

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Accelerating energy innovationA three-year study by a team of researchers based at MIT has now identified a suite of policy and investment strategies that could accelerate innovation in the US, helpin..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Accelerating energy innovation A three-year study by a team of researchers based at MIT has now identified a suite of policy and investment strategies that could accelerate innovation in the US, helping the country to meet its growing energy needs. The conclusions are detailed in the new book Unlocking Energy Innovation by Richard Lester, a professor at MIT, and David Hart, a professor at George Mason University. The authors identified four stages through which an innovative technology becomes an established part of the energy infrastructure. Of those, the first stage (the discovery of new technological options) and the final stage (fine-tuning of technologies already in commercial use) ar

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