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Smart Grids are modernised electricity delivery systems from point of generation to point of consumption. They rely on the use of innovative technologies to enhance the existing utility grid, improve the efficiency of the power network, make homes and businesses more energy efficient and reduce emissions. 3M’s culture of collaboration and combining different technologies and competencies has led to the development of a number of outstanding innovations to assist the creation of Smart Grids and protect the environment.

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A unique type of chemistry

3M scientists invented a unique type of chemistry — 3M™ Novec™ brand fluids - a curious liquid that looks like water. The fluid is for example used to protect Benjamin Franklin’s library.


Smart Grid Website published in France

Click the link below to open the French Smart Grid Website:


"Data Center of the Future"

With a constantly growing level of internet data traffic in the cloud, data centers are required to deliver more performance and storage while reducing energy consumption. We've teamed up with Intel and SGI to implement a fully functional supercomputer that uses a revolutionary two-phase immersion cooling technology to keep hardware cooled with minimum additional energy, maximum performance and better reliability