Undersecretary of Defense visits Verterra

Verterra Energy was proud to welcome Rep. Betty McCollum and Undersecretary Shyu for a facility and technology tour.


The Verterra Energy Team with Undersecretary Shyu & Betty McCollum
The Verterra Energy Team with Undersecretary Shyu & Betty McCollum

Verterra has been working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to deploy and test Volturnus at multiple scales beginning this year and continuing onto arrays or "V-PODs" numbering hundreds of units by 2024. Rep. Betty McCollum has been a champion of renewable energy and conservation in Minnesota and helped to support Verterra's collaboration with the USACE.


USACE Team with Undersecretary Shyu, Verterra Founder Ted Christopher, and Rep. Betty McCollum
USACE Team with Undersecretary Shyu, Verterra Founder Ted Christopher, and Rep. Betty McCollum

Ms. Heidi Shyu is the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the DoD. Her focus is multifaceted, but key areas of interest for this visit were reducing fuel use within the DoD and enhancing energy security, in addition to understanding how startups can better work with the Federal Government. It was an incredible opportunity to showcase Volturnus and learn more about her goals and potential future applications for the technology.


Rep. Betty McCollum, Ted Christopher and Undersecretary Shyu in Verterra's Offices
Rep. Betty McCollum, Ted Christopher and Undersecretary Shyu in Verterra's Offices

Verterra is on a mission to harness the power of flowing water in rivers, oceans and canals to produce abundant clean, reliable power for all the world’s people.


Visualization of Volturnus
VOLTURNUS

Volturnus is a vertical axis turbine that uniquely harnesses the power of flowing water by combining the working principles of centrifugal pumps & hydrofoils with a rugged, hydrodynamic design. Similar to an underwater 3D weather vane, VOLTURNUS works in harmony with the current to dynamically adjust once deployed. When installed in modular arrays or V-PODS, the technology creates scalable, low cost power from 50 kW to multi-MW arrays.


Based in St. Paul, MN Verterra is funded by mission driven investors and is currently collaborating with the USACE on a strategic microgrid project in the United States.



Phone: 651-315-8884

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