DOE announces US$22 million funding for MHK development

U.S. Department of Energy

The first week in March, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a US$22 million funding opportunity for new marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems.

The funding will further research, development and demonstration for up to 10 MHK projects, which generate electricity from waves, tidal flow and riverine systems.

Criteria for the funding includes:

  • Integrating next-generation MHK hardware and software technologies into existing wave and current energy conversion systems and demonstrate improved systems in full-scale, open-water tests for a one-year period; and
  • Design, test and validate environmental monitoring technologies that quantify the impacts of MHK systems in marine settings (e.g., acoustics and electromagnetic fields created by MHK devices and subsea cables) and interactions between these devices and marine animals.

For more information, read the full report on the Funding Opportunity Exchange page on the DOE’s website.

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