DOE announced $30 million in funding to advance composite materials and additive manufacturing for large wind turbines, including for offshore wind energy systems. This funding opportunity seeks to improve the manufacturability and performance of composite materials—materials made up of multiple constituents, such as polymers and fibers.

Projects funded through this initiative will help address the priorities established in DOE’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Road Map and Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, as well as the Biden administration’s goals to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 and achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.