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  • Monday, June 04, 2018
  • UAF, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ink collaborative agreement

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have signed a five-year collaborative agreement to advance research on hydropower generation, marine renewable energy and underwater technology development.

PNNL and UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power will form research teams, pursue joint funding requests and establish joint graduate student research and faculty appointment programs.

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Jeremy Kasper, left, and Paul Duvoy, researchers with UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power, install testing components on a diverter designed to prevent floating logs and other debris from damaging a hydrokinetic generator attached to a barge behind it. The research is taking place on the Tanana River near Nenana.