The Army has cleared the way for
ocean-based clean energy and water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given
a Section 10 Permit to Renew Blue Inc. subsidiary Independent Natural Resources
Inc. (INRI) to install a commercial wave-powered demonstration facility. The
energy-producing facility is designed to turn waves into electricity while also
producing fresh, desalinated water.
This is the first instance of a
Section 10 Permit issued to demonstrate a commercial wave-energy facility.
"This permit marks a significant step to help Texas achieve its goals for new
sources of energy and clean water," says Douglas Sandberg, vice president of
facilities require substantial amounts of electricity. INRI's Seadog Pump is
powered solely by electricity developed by wave energy. Since 40 to 50 percent
of operating costs in the desalination process are attributed to energy, the
self-energy-generating Seadog offers a low-cost solution for producing fresh
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.