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Department of Energy seeks partners for marine power impact research

A competitive funding opportunity announced by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Water Resource Program is designed to help reduce market barriers commonly faced by the marine and hydrokinetic technology industry.

DOE said it will collaborate with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in divvying up US$1.9 million in funding between 11 recipients to fund projects that address data needs and an increased understanding of the environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology.

Included in DOE's "Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring" program are allocations for:

"The lessons learned as a result of this competitive solicitation will be shared with regulators and other MHK stakeholders, helping to inform the future of the industry while supporting pioneering MHK projects," DOE said.

Applicants are request to submit their letters of intent by April 18, 2013, which will be used by DEO to organize and expedite the merit review process.

More information and an application for consideration are available at DOE's financial opportunities website.

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