Alison LaBonte

Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Manager

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Energy Department Leads International Efforts to Unlock Ocean Energy
September 9, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) portfolio—commonly known as wave and tidal energy—is one of the more up-and-coming...

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Wave Energy Prize Teams Make a Splash During Waterpower Week
May 24, 2016

Teams competing in the Energy Department's Wave Energy Prize recently took a three-day break from developing their innovative technologies to meet...

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River Turbine Provides Clean Energy to Remote Alaskan Village
August 18, 2015

A revolutionary river turbine device, developed with funding from DOE, will provide affordable power to a remote Alaskan village. If successful,...

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Wave Energy Prize Narrowed from 92 Teams to Top 20
August 14, 2015

After an unprecedented 92 teams registered to compete in the Energy Department-funded Wave Energy Prize, today we announced the top 20 teams. These...

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Wave Energy Simulation Team Carries Home International Award
July 15, 2015

In order to harness the power of waves to generate electricity, engineers must be able to predict how large floating devices will perform in a...

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Prototype Testing Could Help Prove a Promising Energy Source
June 8, 2015

A new wave energy device has been deployed in the US Navy's Wave Energy Test Site in Oahu, Hawaii's Kaneohe Bay and is already generating...

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Revamped Simulation Tool to Power Up Wave Energy Development
May 21, 2015

Scientists and engineers face considerable challenges when modeling new wave energy technologies. The DOE's Water Power Program announces the...

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Calling All Coders: Help Advance America's Wave Power Industry
August 4, 2014

The second round of coding competition kicks off that will help industry develop models and tools that improve the design, development, and...

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Ocean Energy Projects Developing On and Off America's Shores
January 22, 2013

How we're supporting innovative projects that harness America's strong wave and tidal resources.

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