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DOE Invests in Turbine Technology R&D Projects

The Department of Energy has allotted $28M to fund a new research program on turbine technologies for marine and floating vehicles. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy leads the Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control or ATLANTIS program. The program aims to leverage control co-design discipline for turbine development, DOE said.

ATLANTIS calls for collaboration between scientific and engineering communities to develop turbines with boosted efficiency and maximized power to weight ratios. The CCD approach combines several different engineering areas to design a product and allows teams to discover new development methods.

“The ATLANTIS projects will help advance American offshore wind production and the accompanying job, manufacturing and investment growth for the nation," said Rick Perry, secretary of energy.

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