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Composite applications news, May 2010

Alstom has broken ground for its 115,000 ft2 wind turbines nacelle assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is urging the EU to go for 30% emissions cut to keep the EU’s renewable energy leadership.

Far East Wind Power Corp has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Málama Composites to develop a collaborative agreement towards the production of en

The world will install 107 GW of green power by 2035, up from 44 GW in 2007.

VEC Composite Technology has launched a new website featuring the benefits of its composite manufacturing process.

SP - High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed REJA Sp.z.o.o as the sole distributor for SP - High Modulus branded products in Poland.

Hobas GRP pipes are being used in a major project to modernise the waste water treatment network in the St Nazaire region of France.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Nordex USA Inc’s third generation 2.5 MW turbine series, the Gamma generation, will be introduced at Windpower 2010 in Dallas, Texas in May.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently tested a Samsung wind turbine drive train in its 2.5 MW dynamometer.

Skill shortages, training and industry standards urgently need to be addressed if the UK is to fully harness its renewable energy ambitions, according to a

North American distributor Composites One and 3M’s Renewable Energy Division have formed an alliance under which they will target wind turbine manufacturer

Aberdeen-based Green Ocean Energy says it is close to becoming the only marine power company in the world to have its technology "fully certified".

MAG Industrial Automation Systems will receive US$5 million to develop composite lay-up technology to produce longer-lasting, lower-cost wind turbine blade

SeaEnergy PLC has secured a grant of £30,000 for a feasibility study into the service opportunities available in the expanding offshore renewable energy in

The Inverness based company has deployed a 1/9th scale of its AWS-III device, a ring-shaped multi-cell surface-floating wave power system, the result of al

At the JEC Composites Show in April, Huntsman Advanced Materials used an exhibition stand with pillars built using a composite of flax fibre and epoxy resi

The 10-year exclusivity agreement will see Gamesa supply all turbines installed at sites developed by Cannon in Mexico’s Baja California. Gamesa will also

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design for 2010.

The UK wave energy project Wave Hub is on course to be deployed this summer with fabrication of sub-sea cables and the hub itself nearing completion.

Hexcel has named French company Gazechim as distributor of its aerospace products in Europe.

Nordex USA Inc will supply 20 of its N90 2.5 MW wind turbines for the 50 MW wind farm in Garrett County, Maryland.

The 50 MW Barao Sao Joao onshore wind farm has been put into operation in southern Portugal by E.ON.

Cytec Engineered Materials is introducing PRISM™ EP2400, a one-part toughened epoxy resin system for use in infusion processes.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

PNE Wind UK Ltd, a PNE Wind AG subsidiary, plans to develop over 300 MW of wind energy in the UK.

The first composite bridge deck has been installed in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. It replaces a wooden bridge that is used for pedestrian and e

A power purchase agreement (PPA) between Kahuku Wind Power and Hawaiian Electric Company for the purchase of renewable energy from a 30 MW wind farm in Haw

Vector Composites and Quickstep have been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by US Air Force for materials used in the F

Nearshore waves have more potential for wave energy development than previously thought, according to a New Scientist article.

Gamesa is setting up a wind turbine manufacturing plant in China with an annual capacity of 500 MW.

Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa’s net profit fell 75% in the first quarter of 2010 to €8 million in a difficult macroeconomic environment.

SP - High Modulus has secured further approval from two leading certification bodies for its new marine foam core, Corecell™ M-Foam.

Friday is the deadline for comments on revisions to a voluntary standard that determines what types of renewable energy are eligible to be sold in the US a

The new Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition in the UK stands firm on renewable energy, but disagrees on nuclear.

The Crystic® Crestomer® range of urethane acrylate structural adhesives from Scott Bader Composites now includes a product with a longer working time.

The UK Round 1 & 2 offshore wind projects have been extended with an additional 2 GW by the UK Crown Estate.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has announced an industry matching grant program totaling US$500,000 for developing wave energy projects.

Independent consultancy STRUCTeam Ltd, based in Southampton, UK, will offer design and material engineering services to the advanced composites market.

Polish company Markos is producing nacelles and hubs for wind turbines using infusion and open moulding techniques.

The Australian Government will commit A$653 million over four years to establish a Renewable Energy Future Fund.

The Department of Energy (DoE) has announced US$60 million in funding from ARRA to support small business research and development leading to deployment of

The strongest growth in US energy supply will come from renewable fuels used to generate electricity and to produce liquid fuels for the transportation sec

Pipe producer HOBAS has opened a research centre for glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe systems in Wietersdorf, Austria.

Composites manufacturer Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd has commissioned the first carbon fibre manufacturing facility in India.

More companies in the composites industry are starting using laser template projection systems to increase production throughput, improve quality and simpl

Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc has signed a long-term basic supply agreement with European aerospace company EADS. The contract co

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

MAG Industrial Automation Systems says it is forming a new Renewable Energy Business unit to design and build automated manufacturing systems for solar pan

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will provide US$11.3m to develop 25 renewable energy projects.

The US Department of Agriculture will provide grants and loan guarantees to farmers, agricultural producers and owners of rural small businesses that want

A 131 ft blade of a wind turbine is touring 9 states to underscore the increasing role for renewable energy in the US energy future.

Led by Brazil, Latin America is expected to reach 46 GW of total installed wind capacity by 2025 with a 12.6% compound annual growth rate of yearly install

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep has secured new development contracts with a total value of over $500 000, including further collaborative

Seven associations in renewable energy and energy efficiency warn the US risks losing jobs if its fails to pass legislation with hard targets needed to str

A college focused entirely on careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, Ecotech Institute, has been announced by the Education Corporation of Ame

The tail section of the new Gulfstream G650 aircraft features a thermoplastic composite rudder and elevator.

Energy consultancy Xodus has developed a web-based tool for managing risks for offshore energy – including offshore renewable sources.

Lockheed Martin, Magestic Systems Inc (MSI) and Nikon Metrology won a JEC Innovation Award for composites technology used in the production of the F-35 Lig

Google has invested US$38.8 million in two wind farms in North Dakota.

A consumer guide for installing wind turbines has been launched by RenewableUK (former BWEA).

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