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Energy news, June 2009

June's top five stories

These five stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of June.

Amber Composites is launching a range of consumable products for use in vacuum bagging in the oven curing, autoclave and infusion composite processes.

An extra 25GW of offshore wind energy could be accommodated around the UK’s shores, in addition to the 8GW already built or planned, UK Energy Minister Lor

Boeing, TenCate Advanced Composites BV, Stork Fokker and the University of Twente have signed an agreement to establish the Thermoplastic Composites Resear

Cytec Engineered Materials (CEM) has formed a new group to address the growing need for advanced materials such as composites in the industrial sector.

China could generate 20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, according to Zhang Xiaoqiang, Vice Chairman of China’s national development an

US firm Energetx Composites plans to start manufacturing wind turbine components following approval of a grant from the State of Michigan.

The European Environmental Agency (EEA) says European onshore and offshore wind energy potential is equivalent to almost 20 times energy demand in 2020.

US moulder of composites products Premix is extending its manufacturing capacity with the addition of a 2000 ton compression moulding press.

What could be the world’s first large-scale floating offshore wind turbine has been installed by Siemens and StatoilHydro off the coast of Norway.

American Superconductor Corporation’s (AMSC) wholly-owned AMSC Windtec subsidiary, has licensed its 2 MW doubly-fed induction wind turbine design to Inox W

The US wind energy market could bounce back in 2010 after a slower 2009, predicts analyst Emerging Energy Research (EER).

CST Composites is introducing a range of pultruded carbon composite laminates designed for use in the the reinforcement of concrete, metal, wood and compos

For the second year in a row, transmission / interconnection constraints were identified as the greatest barrier to wind energy development according to a

Composite tooling specialist Ebalta has announced the availability of what is believed to be the first ‘cast to size’ epoxy tooling blocks.

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