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Energy Efficient Propulsion Systems Collaboration Event (CE)

Event Date: September 06, 2023

Location: Near Washington, DC

RSVP NLT August 11, 2023, 11:59 PM EST


Challenge Opportunity


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HSWERX pilot innovation hub, a partnership between the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and DEFENSEWERX (DWX), in collaboration with the Office of Mission and Capability Support (MCS) Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) Program, will host a Collaboration Event (CE) to identify needs and define requirements for an alternative energy source for maritime vessels for DHS mariners and customers. During this open forum, participants from government, industry, academia, and national laboratories will consider specific challenge areas and develop potential paths forward with actionable plans for implementation.

The MSS Program is interested in identifying current and emerging alternative energy (AE) high-reliability propulsion systems to enable DHS components to enforce maritime border security while transitioning to low and zero-emission vessels to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The transition from fossil fuel-based propulsion systems to AE solutions will align DHS with executive orders and directives across the U.S. government to reduce reliance on fossil fuel energy sources while maintaining mission capabilities to enforce international trade law, safeguard the maritime transportation system, maintain U.S. waterways and maritime resources, and interdict illegal activities in the maritime environment, such as smuggling and human trafficking.

The MSS Program is interested in AE propulsion systems for maritime vessels on behalf of DHS components, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Full electric battery

  • Hybrid Technologies

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell

  • Solar Electric

  • Nuclear Technologies


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