DOE announced $30 million for 13 projects committed to advancing innovative practices that will reshape the design, materials, and sustainability of manufacturing for large wind turbine equipment, including technologies for floating offshore wind.

As part of another recently announced suite of projects to accelerate manufacturing research, development, and demonstration, WETO is also co-funding a Next-Generation Materials and Manufacturing project in which Missouri University of Science and Technology will develop a hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing process for efficient, reliable bearings to be used in offshore wind turbines.