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Europe’s Largest Wind Farm Open For Business: Impact on Manufacturing

Europe just opened the world’s second largest offshore wind farm. With more than 150 turbines and expected to produce about 2.6 TwH of electricity every year, this will be the Netherlands largest offshore wind farm. It’s located in the North Sea, 53 miles north of Groningen, it’s not viewable from shore and the location is particularly fruitful when it comes to producing energy from ...

UK Takes a Big Step Toward Commercial Fusion Energy

The newest fusion reactor in the UK just reached an impressive milestone, it achieved first plasma. This means that the machine was able to generate a molten mass of electrically charged energy, also known as plasma, in its core. Tokamak Energy, the company behind the reactor has plans to produce a plasma temperature of 100 million degrees fahrenheit by 2018. This is the temperature necessary to ...

Elon Musk’s Renewable Energy Initiative: Manufactures Stand To Gain

Elon Musk is well known for his work with electric vehicles, pioneering the first, truly practical and highly sought after electric car. Now he wants to take his sustainable efforts to new heights with the development of solar roof tiles. It may sound like a common idea, solar panels on a roof, but it goes far beyond conventional solar installations. Tesla recently acquired SolarCity and plans to ...

The Perfect Battery: Liquid Metals Opens New Doors

Manufacturers continue to struggle with rising energy costs and are searching for a solution. Renewables seem as though they’re an obvious choice when it comes to cutting energy costs, however reliability can still be an issue. When it comes to solar, manufacturers cannot rely on their panels to generate energy on cloudy days and when the wind doesn't blow, wind turbines don’t produce. ...

Sustainable Manufacturing: Profiting From Industrial Pollutants

The manufacturing industry continues to make impressive strides forward in regard to reducing its environmental impact. Using renewable energy and pollution capture technology, these businesses are working tirelessly to improve their sustainable efforts. Now, manufacturers may soon have another option to help create the safest and cleanest manufacturing facilities possible. New research from ...

Big Oil Takes On American Shale

There is a renewed interest in American shale and Big Oil is ready to make their mark. Planning to spend a combined $10 billion this year alone, Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron are ready to increase spending. A few years ago, these companies were spending nearly nothing on American shale, but this is quickly changing. Independent companies, which made up a majority of the ...

US Manufacturing Set To Expand: Can Outdated Energy Infrastructure Keep Up?

Manufacturing in the United States faced tremendous challenges in the past. From jobs being lost to outsourcing to the crumbling state of american infrastructure, these businesses are fighting an uphill battle. The current administration is touting a reform to federal policies that have contributed to the downturn of US manufacturing, but there’s more that needs to be done. Manufacturing ...

The New Face of the US Oil Industry: Thinking Lean

The US oil sector is a vital industry for industrial manufacturers all over the country. Components on oil rigs and exploratory drilling operations wear out quickly, a booming oil industry could mean a big payday for businesses manufacturing their products. However, recently the oil industry in the US and abroad has faced a turbulent market as prices dropped to record lows in 2015. As the ...

Dakota Access Pipeline Nearing Completion

After months of delays, oil could soon be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. Expected to be completed in less than two weeks according to court documents filed by the developer. Energy Transfer Partners just finished drilling under Lake Oahe and are nearly ready to begin laying pipe under the Missouri River reservoir. “Dakota Access estimates and targets that the ...

Clean Energy in the United States: Long Islands New Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable energy in the United States has lagged behind most other developed nations. As the world continues to push for the advancement of clean energy the United States has begun taking steps to bolster their own clean energy infrastructure. The US will now be constructing the second ever offshore wind farm within the states. The location is set off the shore of Long Island and recently passed ...