Illustration/C-Power’s wave energy-powered devices (Courtesy of C-Power)

TEAMER boosts 10 marine energy developers with $1.2M in research support

The US Testing Expertise and Access to Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) program has approved ten projects through its ninth request for technical support (RFTS), reflecting a total of more than $1.2 million.

Illustration/C-Power’s wave energy-powered devices (Courtesy of C-Power)
Illustration/C-Power’s wave energy-powered devices (Courtesy of C-Power)
Illustration/C-Power’s wave energy-powered devices (Courtesy of C-Power)

These Technical Support Recipients (TSRs) will receive support for testing expertise and access to numerical modeling, laboratory or bench testing, and tank/flume testing and expertise within the growing TEAMER Facility Network.

Selected applicants, along with their supporting Facility, will now submit their completed test plans, a requirement before assistance activities can begin.

The following projects have been selected to proceed:

  • Columbia Power Technologies – Investigation of Opportunities Mass Reduction and Improved Integration of Wave Energy Converter Components; Facility: Cardinal Engineering
  • Aquantis – Hydrodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Aquantis Marine Turbine; Facility: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • CyTroniQ USA – Mooring Lines for Marine Renewable Energy: Integrity after Seawater Exposure; Facility: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • AWS Ocean Energy – Techno-Economic Optimization of the AWS Waveswing for Utility Scale Wave Farms; Facility: Re Vision Consulting
  • Ramboll – OES Task 10 Numerical modeling of WECs; Facility: Sandia National Laboratories & National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • RCAM Technologies – Ultra-Low-Cost Torpedo Anchors for Marine Renewable Energy; Facility: Sandia National Laboratories
  • CyTroniQ – Embedded Sensor Accuracy and Stability in Large Synthetic Mooring Lines; Facility: Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
  • Laminar Scientific – WEC-Sim Modelling of Laminar Scientific’s Patented See-Saw Wave Energy Converter; Facility: WEC-Sim Facility
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa S.Coop. – Development of an advanced wave-to-wire model for floating OWC devices in WEC-Sim; Facility: WEC-Sim Facility
  • Waveberg Development – Numerical Analysis of Two-Body Floating Attenuator WEC (Waveberg); Facility: WEC-Sim Facility

Worth noting, the applications for RFTS 10 are currently being accepted through July 7, 2023.

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