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  • National Wind Technology Center begins first Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility. Representatives from Columbia Power Technologies, NREL and project partners celebrate the start of generator testing for the Columbia Power wave energy generator. ...

  • Cellulosic Ethanol - Next Wave Second Generation Bioethanol

    Cellulosic ethanol is a ‘Second generation’ bioethanol produced using advanced processing techniques from non edible feedstock. Cellulosic ethanol also called ‘cellanol’ is produced from biomass including waste from urban, agricultural, and forestry sources which are available in abundance. The technology is presently in the nascent stage with a total production capacity of 57.37 million liters. ...


  • Essential analysis of wave energy

    This analysis attempts to focus on the universally accepted Engineering and Physical laws that represent a corner stone of our society. COMMON TERMINOLOGY: The energy in a wave has been calculated and published in the IEA Ocean Energy Systems Report and other Journals, showing values, on a per meter wave frontage, of 2+Kw for 1 meter waves and 75Kw for 5 meter waves. This ...


  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Eco Wave Power for Its Path-Breaking Innovation in the Field Of Wave Energy Generation

     Based on its recent analysis of the wave energy generation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eco Wave Power with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for developing and implementing an all-round solution for effective energy harvesting from waves. "Driven by the energy crisis around the globe, an escalation of activities in newer forms of renewable ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Making waves work: wave energy trials underway in Wellington

    A uniquely ‘Kiwi’ wave energy generator is harnessing the power of waves in Evans Bay Wellington. The device has been developed by Wave Energy Technology New Zealand (WET-NZ) – a partnership between the Crown Research Institutes Industrial Research Limited (IRL), and NIWA, and the Wellington power consultancy Power Projects Limited (PPL). The generator in Evans Bay is an experimental prototype. ...

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • California reacting to symptoms of heat waves

    Solar radiation including the same UV that burns our skin is causing buildings to generate extreme heat the building isn't designed, insulated or insured for says Curtis Bennett of Thermografix Consulting Corporation. Due to the fact the solar impact couldn't be seen, we are reacting to the heat symptoms with ozone depletion, significant wasted electricity, more GHG emissions, toxic emissions, ...

  • Ireland funding Wave energy technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed the formal funding agreement with the Irish Government's Sustainable Energy Association (SEAI) for a EUR150,000 project to evaluate potential CETO wave sites in Ireland and develop a site specific conceptual design. The project is 50% funded by the SEAI and 50% by Carnegie and forms the first phase of detailed design for a potential 5MW ...

  • New research into climate change and waves released

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, this week released new research to improve understanding of how climate change might affect off-shore waves and the potential impact on our coastal zones. The research investigated climatic conditions which could lead to changes in waves on Australia’s coast, including ‘extreme waves’ of around three metres or more. The available modelled ...


    By Australian Government

  • PG&E First in the Nation to Buy Wave Energy

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 21, 2007 (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has entered into a long-term, two megawatt commercial wave energy power purchasing agreement with Finavera Renewables Inc. both companies said Tuesday. Finavera has begun development plans for the two megawatt wave energy project to be constructed 2.5 miles off the coast of Humboldt County, California. The ...

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator - safety & survivability

    Safety The SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology can be fabricated in a shipyard and towed to location for deployment. Installation, Maintenance and Replacement can all be achieved from surface vessels, with Maintenance taking place on site. Survivability There is also a very significant case to be made for selecting a minimum float size that will ...


  • Pure Technologies makes waves with advanced pipeline robot

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 5 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It’s the third generation robotics crawler ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Scotland to host one of world’s biggest wave stations

    One of the world’s largest wave stations is to be constructed in the Western Isles of Scotland. Scottish ministers have granted consent for npower renewables application to operate a wave farm with a 4MW capacity at Siadar on the Isle of Lewis.  It is one of the first marine renewable energy projects to be approved in the UK and follows the recent launch of the £10 million Saltire Prize. “These ...


    By WWF UK

  • Reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production. The new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewable energy wave rolls across Australia

    Waves around Australia and hot rocks beneath it have the capacity to power Australia into a clean energy future and provide thousands of new jobs, according to two new reports from WWF. Power to Change: Australia’s Wave Energy Future estimates the the wave energy industry will create 3,210 jobs by 2020, including jobs in local manufacturing and maintenance. By 2050 this figure is expected to grow ...


    By WWF International

  • Weather extremes provoked by trapping of giant waves in the atmosphere

    “An important part of the global air motion in the mid-latitudes of the Earth normally takes the form of waves wandering around the planet, oscillating between the tropical and the Arctic regions. So when they swing up, these waves suck warm air from the tropics to Europe, Russia, or the US, and when they swing down, they do the same thing with cold air ...

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator, technology applications

    This unique and proprietary SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology, supporting 5 to 10 floats or more as a single array, provides superior results of cost by virtue of its ability to store energy from multiple arrays (mini farm), before Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) to electricity is performed. This two-phase approach to harvesting wave energy introduces a cost effective magnitude-of-scale ...


  • Harnessing wave power with new `oyster` machine

    A giant new machine called' Oyster' designed to harness the power of ocean waves and turn it into ‘green' electricity is being installed on the seabed off the Atlantic shores of the Orkney Islands. In autumn 2009 it will undergo demonstration trials to prove whether its innovative technology could lead to a commercial source of renewable energy for use in seashores around the world. In contrast ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • New ideas give energy boost to wave power

    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 will make wave power competitive. At present, most ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Ocean Wise makes waves in seafood sustainability

    The Vancouver Aquarium is well recognized as an international tourist destination, but another equally important offering of ours focuses on impactful conservation, research, and education programs. One such initiative is the Aquarium's Ocean Wise program, a Canada-wide initiative that aims to enhance education about seafood sustainability and advance an ocean-friendly approach to seafood ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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