Research in renewable energies related to tidal and oceanic current systems received roughly $25 million in funding on January 7th. A dozen early-stage projects, including some off the coast of Maine, will study more cost-effective ways of deriving electric power from the extraction of natural energy out of the ocean’s waves. The evaluations of the corrosive environment’s impact on equipment will hopefully shorten the timeline of such technology’s development. The funding of these projects is also a reminder of how the federal government’s longest shutdown in history is also a ‘partial’ one as several agencies are operating with secured funding.
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Early stage research projects