U.S. plans up to 12 offshore wind auctions through 2028

U.S. plans up to 12 offshore wind auctions through 2028

(NEW ORLEANS) — In remarks at the International Partnering Forum conference in New Orleans on Wednesday, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a new five-year offshore wind leasing schedule, which includes up to 12 potential offshore wind energy lease sales through 2028. Future offshore wind energy lease sales from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are anticipated in…
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SAAM Towage brings all-electric tugs to Port of Vancouver

SAAM Towage brings all-electric tugs to Port of Vancouver

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — SAAM Towage and its coalition of partners in the public and private sector have unveiled the first 100 percent electric, zero-emission tugboats that will service local clients in the Port of Vancouver starting this spring. The official launch took place at the Port of Vancouver on April 10 and opened with a traditional welcome from the…
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U.S. approves wind project south of Martha’s Vineyard

U.S. approves wind project south of Martha’s Vineyard

(WASHINGTON) — The Biden-Harris administration on Tuesday announced its approval of the New England Wind offshore wind project – the nation’s eighth approval of a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project under President Biden’s leadership. With the action, the Department of the Interior has approved more than 10 gigawatts of clean energy from offshore wind projects – enough to power nearly…
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Ports ‘bottleneck’ for onboard carbon capture systems

Ports ‘bottleneck’ for onboard carbon capture systems

(LONDON) — A recent study commissioned by the Global Center for Maritime Decarbonization (GCMD), in collaboration with Lloyd’s Register and ARUP, has identified low port readiness as a major hurdle bottlenecking the adoption of onboard carbon capture and storage (OCCS) systems as a practicable decarbonization solution. While the technologies required for offloading onboard captured CO2 exist at high levels of…
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Colonial Oil partnering on renewable diesel for Southeast

Colonial Oil partnering on renewable diesel for Southeast

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — Colonial Oil Industries, one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in the United States, has announced a partnership with Neste, TICO and Gateway Terminals in offering renewable diesel to customers and businesses in the region, marking a significant stride toward a more sustainable future in the Southeast. “As a trusted supplier of quality fuels and…
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Crowley ship to test advanced carbon capture system

Crowley ship to test advanced carbon capture system

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley and Carbon Ridge Inc., a leading developer of modular onboard carbon capture and storage solutions (OCCS), with support from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) program, have initiated an advanced pilot project to reduce emissions impacts using Crowley’s Storm international containership. Using Carbon Ridge’s patent-pending, second-generation carbon capture technology, the companies…
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BOEM approves fifth and sixth offshore wind projects

BOEM approves fifth and sixth offshore wind projects

(WASHINGTON) — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced the approval of the nation's fifth and sixth commercial-scale offshore wind energy projects: Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) and Empire Wind off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The announcements support the Biden administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, following…
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Wartsila, WETA teaming on electric high-speed ferries

Wartsila, WETA teaming on electric high-speed ferries

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Technology group Wartsila has signed a strategic partnership agreement for a project to build the first zero-emission high-speed ferries in the United States. The fully electric vessels will be built for San Francisco’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the operator of the San Francisco Bay Ferry system. The project, and several others Wartsila will work on under…
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SAFE Boats, Vita partnering on electric patrol boat

SAFE Boats, Vita partnering on electric patrol boat

(BREMERTON, Wash.) — SAFE Boats International (SBI) is collaborating with Vita Power to bring electrification to the patrol boat market. The first objective of this partnership was to develop a 100 percent electric patrol boat that is both reliable and practical. Together, the companies have adapted one of SAFE Boats’ most proven hull designs – the 23-foot center console –…
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