Bayer MaterialScience to Receive DOE Grant
August 4, 2009
PITTSBURGH - Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, was selected to receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support development and testing of advanced composite technologies and resin infusion processes for larger, more efficient and more powerful 1.5+ megawatt wind turbine blades. The project, “Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polyurethane Composites for Wind Turbine Blades,” is an initiative to help accelerate development of advanced wind turbines, with a focus on overcoming technology barriers to broader application.
Bayer MaterialScience will focus on materials innovations that can help harness the wind and optimize wind turbine performance to support the electric power grid.