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15 Wind Power Projects Get $27 Million From US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office

DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Selects 15 Projects Totaling $27 Million to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind In December 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) released a funding opportunity to lower costs and address barriers to deployment of wind … [continued]

U.S. National Science Foundation Expands National AI Research Institute Partnerships to 40 States

Originally published on The U.S. National Science Foundation. WASHINGTON — Last week, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of 7 institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of these … [continued]

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Initiative — 3-Year Project To Improve American Wind Turbine Production

A 3-year, $6.3 million dollar project to improve every aspect of the American wind turbine production process/industry was recently begun via a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories, Iowa State University, and TPI Composites (an operator of a wind turbine blade factory). The project — the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Initiative — … [continued]

Rubber Tree Inspires New Self-Repairing Plastic

Take the weight advantage of plastic, add the ability to self-repair small cracks before they become big cracks, and you’ve got yourself a durable new material that could improve the lifespan for thousands of ordinary objects, and help to reduce energy demand in vehicles and machines. That’s the idea behind … [continued]