Office: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO)
Funding Amount: $29.9 Million
FOA Number: DE-FOA-0002960

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $29.9 million for 13 projects focusing on various materials and manufacturing technologies. The primary application target is for offshore wind energy systems, spotlighting AMMTO’s commitment to transition towards a more sustainable energy landscape while developing broadly applicable technologies that strengthen U.S. manufacturing. These 13 selected projects underline the nation's drive to pioneer innovative energy solutions for the future.

Each of these projects aims to strengthen America's wind energy potential and will advance the priorities established in DOE’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Road Map. These initiatives align with the Biden-Harris Administration’s Floating Offshore Wind Shot as well as furthering the President’s goals to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 and achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

Topic Areas

Award and cost share amounts are subject to change pending negotiations.

The 13 projects were selected from three topic areas: 

  1. Large Wind Blade Additive Manufacturing (AM)
    Projects that build on existing polymer-based AM research that supports and advances more cost-effective large wind turbine blades. Polymer-based AM generally allows for rapid prototyping, tooling, fabrication, and testing while enabling novel designs and process configurations.
  2. Additive Manufacturing of Non-Blade Wind Turbine Components
    Projects that seek to innovate additive manufacturing solutions for lower-cost, higher-performance non-blade wind turbine system components. The focus is on non-blade components that can be improved via additive manufacturing processing and associated design and process innovation/integration.
  3. Large Wind Blades – Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Sustainability
    This topic is comprised of four areas of interest: Automation, Digitalization, Sustainability, and Modular Blade Construction/Joining. These projects address remaining challenges to wind turbine manufacturing and advance previous work within these respective areas of interest.

Selected Projects

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