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Smart coatings mean longer offshore life

By Paul Dvorak John Kosowatz, Senior Editor, ASME.org It is standard practice to use specialized coatings and paint to protect machinery and infrastructure from harsh conditions. But researchers are making steady progress in improving their effectiveness, using advanced manufacturing techniques and salting the coatings with smart particles for self-healing. A European Union-funded research and development…

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla electric trucks

By Editorial Staff Beer giant Anheuser-Busch announced it has placed an order for 40 Tesla semi-trucks as part of a company-wide strategy to employ cutting-edge technology to reduce the environmental impact and increase the efficiency of its operations. The 40 semi-trucks, which represent one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped…

Deepwater dangles cash incentives to town and Trustees #NY

By National Wind Watch Deepwater Wind, which is planning to construct 15 offshore wind turbines 30 miles east of Montauk, has selected Beach Lane in Wainscott as the best spot for its power cable to come ashore, a representative told the East Hampton Town Board Tuesday. It is offering cash grants for environmental projects, among…

UPS eBiking Packages in Select US Cities

By Ray Prince UPS has announced a new fleet of electric bikes serving the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area. The fleet comprises of UPS’ eBike delivery tricycles, which operate in all-electric mode and pedal power. A large cargo hold atop the tricycle’s rear wheels with a curved, sloping V-shaped piece as its windshield. All e-Bikes will…

Farmers turn to the sun for power

By SPW Piece contributed by Sean Hood, president Coldwell Solar Electricity is the lifeblood of many businesses, including agriculture. In California, where electricity costs are high, sunlight is abundant and renewable energy mandates are aggressive, agriculture businesses are turning to solar energy to reduce costs and to protect the soil, water and air that they…

Japanese Delegation Picks BOEM’s Brain on OW Environmental Review

By Offshore Wind With Japan’s PREC Institute currently evaluating various approaches to preparing offshore wind Strategic Environmental Assessments, representatives from the institute and Japan’s Ministry of the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore Wind…

Wärtsilä introduces HY hybrid tug design for Chinese market

By mmillikin The technology group Wärtsilä has adapted its hybrid tug design (earlier post) specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese market. This version of the Wärtsilä HYTug has received an Approval-in-Principle recognition by the China Classification Society (CCS). The Wärtsilä HYTug design is based upon Wärtsilä’s fully integrated hybrid power module. This combines…

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