UTC Power's PureCycle® geothermal power system, developed in cooperation with United Technologies Research Center, was recognized in September 2007 by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during the past year.
A PureCycle® system customer, Chena Hot Springs Resort, submitted the award application. The resort is 60 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska, and 35 miles off the power grid. It has the first geothermal power plant in Alaska and is the site of the lowest temperature geothermal resource (165 degrees Fahrenheit) ever used for commercial power generation in the world.
R&D Magazine's "R&D 100 Award" is an acknowledgement of outstanding new technology. An R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year.