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United Technologies Research Center Wins R&D 100 Award For Breakthrough Energy Storage System

"Each year since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have showcased revolutionary technologies and products with the potential for global impact," said Dr. David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, UTRC. "It is gratifying to see a UTRC breakthrough concept publicly lauded through a respected industry forum that has served research scientists, engineers and laboratory technical staff around the world for more than 50 years."

"In designing the PureStorage system, we were able to pull from five decades of world-class knowledge in fuel cells and then innovatively apply our expertise to the three major components of that technology – the flow field, electrodes and membrane – to dramatically improve performance and reduce cost in a flow battery concept," said Craig Walker, Director of UTC's Climate, Controls & Security program office at UTRC. "Winning the R&D 100 Award validates the impact of such advanced thinking."

UTC is actively working to license UTRC's PureStorage flow battery technology to strategic manufacturing partners across the globe.

R&D Magazine features its R&D 100 Awards and recipients, including UTRC's PureStorage flow battery system, in its October 2013 issue. The publication will present UTRC with its R&D 100 Award at its annual awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 7. For a complete list of 2013 R&D 100 Awards winners, visit: http://www.rdmag.com/award-winners/2013/07/2013-r-d-100-award-winners.

About UTRC

UTRC delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corp. (UTC) to improve the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes. UTRC engages with United Technologies business units and external research organizations globally to pursue research and develop innovative technologies that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace.

Founded in 1929, United Technologies Research Center is headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., with an office in Berkeley, Calif. and research and development centers in Shanghai, China and Cork, Ireland. Learn more at www.utrc.utc.com .

About UTC

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Its commercial business, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, is the world's largest provider of building technologies with elevator, escalator, fire safety, security, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and services leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high performance buildings. The company's aerospace businesses include Sikorsky aircraft, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products. For more information, visit www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC .

Contact: Laura Stevens stevenlh@utrc.utc.com (860) 610-1653

SOURCE United Technologies Research Center

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