MATS Energy Study Results

Emerging Technologies Showcase
Bonneville Power Administration, US Department of Energy   

The Washington State University Energy Program presented a webinar on 915Labs Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS™) and Microwave Assisted Pasteurization System (MAPS™) as part of the emerging Bonneville Power Administration’s Technologies Showcase Series.

The webinar featured the results of a recent Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) sponsored study conducted by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program to determine energy intensity improvements gained – featuring pilot MATS™ and MAPS™ as compared to traditional thermal processing systems.

The study also used energy models to evaluate optimized designs for commercial-scale continuous process MATS™ and concluded based on modeled estimates that MATS™ should deliver significant energy efficiency – achieving a significant reduction in energy intensity over traditional thermal processing systems.

The BPA is a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. As part of its responsibilities, BPA promotes energy efficiency, renewable resources and new technologies.