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Valeport Support Ocean Rower from Singapore to New Zealand

by Valeport Ltd  (Jul. 15, 2016)

In this epic journey, Kiwi adventurer Grant 'Axe' Rawlinson is making an attempt to travel all the way from Singapore (where Axe is based) back to his home country of New Zealand, by using solely his human power - a journey of some 12,000km. Phase one will involve rowing through the Indonesian archipalego and across the Timor Sea to Darwin. A ...

Major Milestones Reached for Renewable Energy Investments

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 24, 2016)

Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity — one of several important firsts for green energy announced today in a UN-backed report. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, the 10th edition of UNEP’s annual report, launched ...

DESMI Eliminates Up-front Investment in Energy-saving Pumps

by DESMI A/S  (Mar. 9, 2016)

Bold business case If you know of a better business case than this, then we’d like to hear about it. Industrial pump manufacturer DESMI’s ‘Pumps For Free’ payment model is set to take the maritime world by storm, offering to eliminate the up-front investment normally required for new, energy-saving pumps and asking for ...

Oceans are heating up at the double

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 6, 2016)

Ocean temperatures first collected during one of the great 19th-century voyages of exploration confirm one of the consequences of climate change: humans have managed to warm even the deepest parts of the ocean. A new study in Nature Climate Change calculates that the amount of heat absorbed by the ocean has doubled in the last 18 years. A third ...

EI Humber branch visit ABLE Marine Energy Park

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Dec. 24, 2015)

Members of the EI Humber branch were given the opportunity to visit the ABLE Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on 26 November 2015. ABLE UK Ltd gave a background of the company and their offshore and onshore services. They also covered the company development and the project to construct a facility at North Killinghome on the South Bank of the River ...

Global Revenue from Submarine Electricity Projects Is Expected to Total Nearly $230 Billion from 2015 to 2024

by Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI)  (Nov. 18, 2015)

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for submarine electricity transmission systems, including global market forecasts for project value, segmented by technology and region, through 2024. Submarine electricity transmission systems are increasingly being used for both long and short hauls in undersea, lake, and river ...

Impacts of global warming will impoverish oceans – New Report

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 13, 2015)

Ocean ecosystems and fisheries could be at risk of collapse under the combined assault of global warming and increasingly acid seas. This bleak image of impoverished and increasingly hostile oceans emerges not from any one new study of human impact on the 70 per cent of the ...

NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Oct. 2, 2015)

Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy ...

New G9 report on marine transfer design issues for the offshore wind sector

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Aug. 18, 2015)

A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)'s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer connector, new ...

Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 6, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas: advanced controls, ...

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 9, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and ...

Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 6, 2015)

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the ...

Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 22, 2015)

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the program’s activities and priorities in MHK environmental monitoring and field testing opportunities. The Water Power Program is ...

Record year for renewable power; heat, transport stay fossil

by Associated Press  (Jun. 17, 2015)

The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows. That's more than the generating capacity of all nuclear reactors in the United States and slightly less than Germany's installed ...

Mercury Marine`s environmental stewardship

by Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.  (Jun. 1, 2015)

A recent expansion at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac Wisconsin has caught the attention of professionals in the energy and environmental industries.   At an event this past May, the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE) showcased Mercury's new process equipment and pollution control system.  The 75 attendees consisted of ...

EU Marine Energy Centre offers free Technology Verification

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 6, 2015)

The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be ...

Seawater desalination a sustainable solution

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Mar. 9, 2015)

Aurecon Technical Director Joe Blesing will be presenting a paper on the multiple award winningAdelaide Desalination Plant at the ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress in Singapore on 11-13 March 2015 titled "Seawater desalination - a ...

New ideas give energy boost to wave power

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 22, 2015)

All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe ...

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

by Associated Press  (Jan. 27, 2015)

The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation saidMonday. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was briefed last week by federal officials who told her the Obama ...

Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 12, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. In the United States, waves, tides, and ocean currents represent a largely untapped renewable energy resource that could provide clean, affordable energy to homes ...

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