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Wednesday - April 25, 2018

"Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time."

-- Bill Gates, American entrepreneur and Founder of Microsoft

Coastal Energy Cluster


tile-coastalDescription - Hampton Roads has emerged as a leading center for alternative energy research and application engineering, driven primarily by the U.S. military’s demand for innovative energy solutions as well as the maritime community’s requirement to reduce emissions and fuel consumption on board ships and harborcraft.  Local businesses and area universities have developed specific technical and market expertise in algal biofuel production, biomass power generation, advanced energy storage applications, deployable microgrid systems, and offshore wind turbine and foundation manufacturing, installation and service.

Regional Assets
 

  • Department of Energy’s Jefferson Lab
  • Largest Navy Installation in the world
  • Major system integrator contractors to U.S. government
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • Operational activities of all military services including NATO and DHS
  • Port of Virginia with deepest, largest natural harbor in the world
  • Seven major research colleges and universities
  • Virginia Coast Energy Research Consortium


Business Opportunities
 

  • Offshore wind component manufacturing, installation and service
  • Lithium ion battery manufacturing
  • Electric vehicle manufacturing
  • Power electronics component manufacturing, system integration, and service
  • Algal biofuel production and sales to military and maritime customers
  • Landfill and biomass waste-to-energy power generation
  • Support to Federal energy research


Example Company Profiles
 

 

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