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Composite applications news, September 2011

Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) and Denmark's SSP Technology A/S are entering into a strategic partnership to establish a joint venture focusing on win

Dominion has received a two-year, US$500,000 grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to investigate ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind by at lea

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel, is delivering 23 of its SL1500/82 wind turbines to a 34.5 MW wind farm in Sergripe, Brazil, for Engevix subsidia

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have made US$150 million available to fund a

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and DONG Energy have signed a €240 million loan deal for financing the 399.6 MW Anholt offshore wind farm in Danish waters

Lamborghini has announced that its Sesto Elemento carbon fibre concept car will go into production.

LISA Airplanes' AKOYA two-seat composite aircraft is able to land on land, water and snow.

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is taking a series of legal actions against its largest customer, Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd, accusing Sinovel o

The Spaceship Company ( TSC ), a joint venture between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, has opened its final assembly facility at Mojave Air and Spac

Hampson Aerospace Aerostructures & Composites will highlight its advanced composite structures and assemblies at Aviation Expo / China 2011 on 21-24 Septem

Excellent mechanical properties, low weight and fast installation are some of the properties making composite materials attractive for modular housing conc

The first A350 XWB wing lower cover has been transported from Airbus’ composites manufacturing site in Illescas, Spain, to the Airbus wing assembly site in

RWE Innogy and FRI-EL Green Power have commissioned the 16 MW, €26 million Anzi wind farm in southern Italy.

UK wind power has reached the 3 GW milestone for exporting electricity to the National Grid, according to RenewableUK.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is to purchase an equity stake in INPRO, a joint venture dedicated to collaborative innovation in automotive pro

A team of researchers have studied wind turbines' wake effect with the aim of increasing wind farm productivity, using Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Prof

Formtech Composites Ltd and BAE Systems are involved in a project to design, develop and produce a composite Light Assault Bridge as a technology demonstra

Gamesa has signed three new wind power contracts in Sweden in the last four months including 20 MW of the G9X 2 MW wind turbines to Triventus and Spanish P

Australian company The Specialty Group is developing solar roofing materials in sheet form as part of a 3-year A$7 million clean energy research project. T

Fraunhofer engineers have replaced a battery box for an electric car with a lightweight composite component. The new housing saves weight, sustains no dama

The US had an exceptionally good quarter with above normal wind speeds in the second quarter (Q2) this year, according to AWS Truepower LLC.

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, is launching a closed cell, cross-linked PVC foam core material for the marine market, PVCell G-Foam.

In a few months time two UK engineers will attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a composite pedal-boat to raise money for charity and hopefully set a new

The BMW Group is planning to recruit around 3500 new personnel this year, including specialists in lightweight construction and electrical engineering, as

To show its commitment to the growing importance of lightweight design in the automotive industry, BASF has established a lightweight composites team.

Nordex has received its two first orders for a total of 20 MW of wind turbines for Romania.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has pledged US$43 million over the next five years to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the time-line

Adhesive specialist Henkel's new polyurethane (PUR) adhesive Macroplast UK 1340 is said to speed up the process of wind turbine blade bonding.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)'s Pultrusion Industry Council (PIC) has taken a step toward creation of a national standard for th

Beagle Technology Group has completed the £1 million composite upgrade at its facility in Christchurch, UK.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) will be exhibiting at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) show in London on 13-16 September.

Less than a month after it first set sail, the CODE8, a One Design carbon racing yacht, has won the Keszthely-Kenese Regatta, a non-stop solo sailing race

The Eurozone debt crisis and recent negotiations over US sovereign debt have had a negative impact on renewable energy financing, according to Ernst & Youn

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) – a joint venture of SGL Group and BMW Group – has officially opened its new carbon fibre manufacturing plant in Mos

Thermoset composites manufacturer Norplex-Micarta is introducing WaveMax™ 8000 solder pallet material, which combines a woven glass fabric with a high temp

Insituform Technologies Inc, a specialist in technologies for rehabilitation of pipelines and other structures, has acquired the North American business of

Brazilian wind power deployments could exceed 5 GW by 2013 representing a five-fold increase from the current installed capacity, according to the Global W

Average annual global wind power growth has been downgraded from 11% to 10% in the period 2011-2016 in MAKE Consulting's Q3 2011 Market Outlook Update.

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