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DOE Announces Funds for Marine Energy Technology Research

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is investing $25M in 12 research and development efforts on marine energy technologies. These technologies would generate electricity from different forms of marine energy including waves, tides and currents, DOE said Tuesday.

“Advancing next-generation marine energy will help the U.S. ensure a secure, reliable, and enduring supply of American energy,” said Mark Menezes, undersecretary of energy.

The department intends to support economic development, boost the energy grid's resiliency and refine the country's port and coastal infrastructure. The effort is divided into three categories: early stage device design, controls and power take off design integration and testing and dissemination of environmental data and analyses to facilitate the marine energy regulatory process.

Recipients of funds under the effort include:

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  • AWS Ocean Energy
  • Atargis Energy
  • CalWave Power Technologies
  • Columbia Power Technologies
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Kearns and West
  • Littoral Power Systems
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oscilla Power
  • Portland State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Hawaii

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