Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Petronas Clean Energy Arm Sees India, Australia as Key in Rapid Growth Plans

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Gentari, the clean energy arm of Malaysia's state oil firm Petronas, sees India and Australia as its key markets for growth and expects to tap more financing to meet its ambitious targets…

Molten Salt Reactors: Maritime’s Nuclear Option

Multipurpose: an illustration of Ulstein International’s nuclear-powered Thor showing its ship-to-ship resupply boom and passenger transfer, and below a close-up of a replenishment operation. Image courtesy Ulstein International

A race is being run by nuclear scientists and ship designers. The prize? “Decarbonization’s” holy grail — believed to be a “small” thorium-fueled, molten-salt rector’s unlimited power to propel sea trade.

Battery-Electric Surge: ESS Scales Up in Maritime

Battery friendly: the DC set-up aboard an ESS-equipped VARD vessel. Image courtesy Vard

Ask the right government department in any G7 state and you’ll find funding to put battery power for your vessel. Beyond funds, new battery makers and system integrators are ironing out safety issues…

Making Waves @ OSU: Energy Secretary, Senators, Governor tour Oregon State Wave Lab

Senator Ron Wyden discusses the importance of renewable energy at a visit to the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory on the Oregon State campus (photo: Theresa Hogue)

U.S. Department of  Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Oregon U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University on Tuesday afternoon…

Greek Quest to Save on Energy Bills Spurs Island-owned Renewables

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Even with his 35-room beach-front hotel on the Greek island of Tilos close to fully booked, owner Michalis Kipraios worries his business might not "survive" sky-rocketing electricity bills…

Miros Wavex Tapped to Support Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Project

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Miros’ dry-mounted Wavex was selected by EQUANS to collect operation-critical wave and current data on the offshore substation for the Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm, Iberdrola's first…

Yesterday’s or Tomorrow’s Offshore Energy: Which to Pick?

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Looking back, it is easy to wonder if one could have done better by taking the other fork in the road. I grew up in Holland in a maritime family and am pretty sure I would have stuck with maritime there.

From the Science Lab: Clean Energy Projects that Could Impact Maritime

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As part of a $175M grant for 68 novel clean energy technology projects from the U.S. Department of Energy, these four offer promise in helping the maritime industry meet its decarbonization…

Wave Energy Developer Plots Strong Growth Plan in '22, IPO in '23

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South Korean wave energy developer INGINE revealed ambitious growth plans for 2022,its10th anniversary.Today the company is approaching a landmark fifth year of wave energy operation in North East Asia…

“30 by '30” Target has Put U.S. Offshore Wind on the Map, Says DNV’s Galinski

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Robert Galinski, Offshore Wind Director, Americas, DNV breaks down the potential for the U.S. Offshore Wind in the run up to 2030.Watch this short video interview with Robert Galinksi’s…

Offshore Wind Market Set to Accelerate in North America

The Newbuild Market: “Global SOV numbers in the next 10 to 15 years will be more than 60 vessels,” said Galinski, “and I think the U.S. will probably take just under a third of that, if all of the projects in the pipeline are realized. I estimate between four and six Jones Act installation vessels will need to be built in the U.S. to the end of the decade.” Photo by Twixter/AdobeStock

While many challenges remain to deliver the full promise of U.S. offshore wind, so too do opportunities. Robert Galinski, DNV’s Offshore Wind Director, Americas discusses the pace and direction of the U.S.

Investors on Board as U.S. Oil Majors Dismiss Wind and Solar Projects

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Top U.S. oil firms are doubling down on drilling, deepening a divide with European rivals on the outlook for renewables, and winning support from big investors who do not expect the stateside companies to invest in wind and solar.

IEA: World Must Triple Renewable Energy Spending by 2030 to Curb Climate Change

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Investment in renewable energy needs to triple by the end of the decade if the world hopes to effectively fight climate change and keep volatile energy markets under control, the International…

Shell Exits Permian with $9.5B Sale to ConocoPhillips. Its U.S. Output Now Mostly Offshore

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Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting…

"Green Energy" will drive the need for more Mining and Metals Production

Dr. Michael Moats, professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri S&T, says green energy will require more critical minerals mining and metals production. Photo by Michael Pierce, Missouri S&T.

Clean energy may mean less mining for coal, but it also means opening or expanding mines to unearth minerals such as cobalt for use in alloys and batteries, tellurium for solar cells and semiconductors…

8 Rivers Capital, Sembcorp Energy to Build Net-Zero Emissions Plant in UK

U.S. clean technology firm 8 Rivers Capital and Sembcorp Energy UK, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries, plan to build a net-zero emissions power plant in Teesside in northeast England…

From Trash to Fuel: BioLNG Production Project Takes Shape in France

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EveRé, Elengy, TotalEnergies and the CMA CGM Group are engaged in a study of a BioLNG production plant project at Marseille’s port, aiming to to turn household waste into clean energy and…

Oil Drillers, Bitcoin Miners Bond over Natural Gas

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On U.S. oil patches stretching along the Rockies and Great Plains, trailers hitched to trucks back up toward well pads to capture natural gas and convert it on the spot into electricity.The trailers - carrying pipes…

"Coal has to go," CEO of Poland's PGE Says

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Coal has obviously to be scrapped as a power source, the CEO of the Polish group which owns the EU’s biggest carbon-emitting power plant said on Thursday, underscoring a policy shift in…

US House Bill Seeks $8 Bln for Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Cleanup

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A U.S House of Representatives Democrat introduced a bill on Thursday authorizing $8 billion to plug and clean up abandoned oil wells nationwide, a measure aimed at creating jobs for oil…