UK joins hands with China for next-gen ORE technologies

first_imgUK and Chinese researchers are set to collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.The three-year collaborative initiative will tackle key challenges affecting the development of tidal, wave, and offshore wind systems to maximize their environmental and socio-economic benefits.The projects will seek to determine where the best energy resource is available and where would be best to implement ORE technologies, and inform the development of technology so that structures are resilient to extreme events such as typhoons and earthquakes.The work will also focus on the advancement of virtual prototyping in the design and optimization of ORE power take-off (PTO) systems, and on tackling challenges related to the integration of different offshore technologies into multi-purpose platforms.The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are supporting the projects with almost £4 million of funding, which will be distributed from the Newton Fund.The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is providing the funding for all of the projects, as part of the Joint UK-China Offshore Renewable Energy program.Duncan Wingham, NERC’s Chief Executive, said: “This research will develop the potential of offshore renewable energy technologies, integrating environmental science to provide a better understanding of the energy resources, the sustainable development of ORE systems and where best to locate and deploy these systems to ensure a stable power supply with minimal environmental impact.”Richard Harrington, Minister for Energy and Industry, added: “This £4 million investment will support collaborative research into the next generation of offshore technologies with one of our largest global trading partners, unlocking further opportunities for projects across the UK and the rest of the world.”last_img read more

Syracuse lands Class of 2020 No. 3 recruit Owen Hiltz

first_imgSyracuse men’s lacrosse added a key offensive piece Wednesday afternoon from the Class of 2020. The class’ No. 3 overall recruit Owen Hiltz, who had been committed to Denver since Sept. 2018, has flipped his commitment to Syracuse instead, according to Inside Lacrosse. Hiltz, a left-handed midfielder, is expected to join the Orange for their 2021 season. Hiltz, who’s originally from Peterborough, Ontario, is currently a senior at Culver (Indiana) Military Academy. As a junior, Culver recorded a 100-point season for the national prep champions.  Former Princeton head coach Pat March, whom Syracuse hired as offensive coordinator in September, played a big role in getting Hiltz to flip, per Inside Lacrosse. March had coached several Culver players in the past at Princeton. Though Hiltz won’t join SU this season, he joins Chase Scanlan as an offseason addition for SU. Scanlan, who last played for Loyola, the team that ended Syracuse’s 2019 season in the first round of the NCAA tournament, scored 43 goals in 17 games last year. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will also get midfielder Tucker Dordevic, who sat out all of his sophomore year with a foot injury, back to the field this season. Comments Published on October 9, 2019 at 6:49 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more