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Wave Rider – a low-maintanence off-shore wind resource assessment buoy

2013-14 Wave RiderThis buoy system has the capability of conducting offshore wind resource assessment campaigns with limited maintenance. Read More…

A Stronger, Simpler Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assembly

Membrane technology first developed to create artificial muscles may soon be used to improve fuel cells. Pictured above is a fuel cell membrane manufactured using this new method. Resulting surface porosity (a) and a deeply diffused conductive area (light lines in b) increase surface area available for electricity production and create a stonger, simpler, long-lasting membrane.

PROBLEM: Manufacturers of low temperature fuel cells need solutions for improving the strength, durability and manufacturability of a key component, the membrane electrode assembly, or MEA.

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COMpris: A New Method to Manufacture Stronger and Thicker Composites

A solution for simplifying manufacturing of utility-scale wind turbine blades?

PROBLEM: Manufacturers of large composite components such as boats or wind blades are currently limited to using non-recyclable materials and labor intensive manufacturing processes.

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