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FEB 2018

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38 ST | February 2018 Funding to Advance Clean Energy in Canada The University of Victoria (UVic) is getting $2.4 million in new fund- ing to accelerate clean energy proj- ects. The funding is from the gov- ernment of Canada and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in conjunction with Seaspan. An investment of $1.4 million will establish the Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discov- ery (PRIMED) at UVic. The institute will help develop and commercial- ize wind, wave and tidal energy technologies and help support the adoption of alternative technologies in remote coastal communities. A $1 million investment will sig- nificantly advance the work of the green transportation research team at UVic's Institute for Integrated En- ergy Systems. The funding will move forward solutions for heavy-duty marine, mining and transportation sectors working to meet their green- house gas reduction targets and cli- mate change mitigation goals. Wind Energy Economical For Ship Propulsion Analysis from BMT has revealed that the wingsail technology pio- neered by Oceanfoil could achieve an average fuel consumption and emissions savings of 14 percent on a mid-sized tanker vessel and up to 20 percent in certain wind and sea conditions. The results put renewable wind energy for ship propulsion in a key role as the shipping industry seeks to lower its carbon footprint and save fuel costs. The assessment considered a sys- tem of four Oceanfoil wingsails over the course of a year on a 183-m, 50,000-tonne deadweight Panamax vessel operating in the north Atlan- tic. The study identifies the thrust benefits for all wind angles around the ship and uses the average to de- fine the Oceanfoil wingsail thrust at a given ship and wind speed. Oceanfoil is in discussions with its classification society to obtain approval for its proposed advanced all-weather camera solution to pro- vide enhanced bridge visibility that would ensure compliance with IMO regulations. Dudgeon Now Powering UK Grid The Dudgeon offshore wind farm 40 km off the coast of Norfolk, En- gland, is officially open. All 67 tur- bines at the 402-MW farm are now delivering electricity to the U.K. grid, providing renewable energy to about 410,000 homes. Dudgeon is a key part of Statoil's strategy to complement its oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy solutions. It is estimated that the installed capacity of offshore wind in Europe can grow from 12 GW in 2016 to 70 GW in 2030. marine renewables

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