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s. The research seeks to propose replacements that improve function, provide renewable sources and mitigate environmental impact in production and disposal. Case Western Reserve University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York will lead the international research nexus necessary to provide these ongoing material solutions and to educate future materials scientists and engineers. Together the researchers from all the institutions provide expertise in synthesis, processing, characterization, theory and lifecycle analysis needed for this global problem. Broader impacts will include materials innovations with broader applicable shared via a sustainable materials website.

USA/Europe partnership for integrated research and education in wind energy intermittency: From wind farm turbulence to economic management - Johns Hopkins University

This U.S.-European PIRE project with researchers from four U.S. universities and international partners in Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain will address pressing research questions that arise when adding the inherently intermittent wind-energy source to our power systems. Overall, the intent is to jointly generate tools to better understand, characterize and manage the consequences of wind power fluctuations. By focusing on statistical tools to examine predictability, multiple time scales and spatial and temporal variability of wind fluctuations, the US-European team expects to gain new and timely knowledge about the physical sources of variability and intermittency and produce results to help define more efficient methods for utilizing wind as a sustainable, cost-effective power source. New grid modeling tools that incorporate improved statistical characterizations of wind-farm output variability should help optimize future resource siting and design. Econometric methods and market data may be used to propose potential, new policy levers and market designs to support practical, cost-ef
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