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GLMRI Endorsing Partner for the 2015 High Horsepower Summit for Natural Gas (Oct 26-29) in Dallas, TX

Again this year GLMRI is an endorsing partner for the HHP Summit - North America’s largest and most comprehensive event focused on the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas for marine, mining, rail, drilling, pressure pumping and power generation operations. GLMRI attendees can save $50 on registration using code GLMRI50.  To register go to: www.hhpsummit.com/register

 

Inland Waterways LNG Stakeholders Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) in conjunction with and support from the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, hosted a meeting of stakeholders to discuss the possibilities of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel for the inland waterways. Topics discussed included: LNG supply, marine LNG technology, LNG towboat designs and related economics.  The meeting was held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 after the closing of the Inland Waterways Conference (IWC) in order to maximize the attendance of the participants.  The meeting was a dialogue between potential users, government agencies and LNG and equipment developers to explore options for using natural gas as a maritime fuel by river boats.

Presentations:
*Overview: Dr. Richard Stewart, Co-Director of GLMRI

*Advantages of Natural Gas - Americaís Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), Mr. Charlie Riedl

*Land Fill Gas Project - Wisbrock Corporation and Mr. Bob Boland

LNG Fueled Towboat Design and Economics -
*The Shearer Group, Inc., Mr. Joshua Sebastian
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*Wartsila North America, Mr. John Hatley 

LNG: Potential for the Great Lakes Region
University of Wisconsin-Superior, Yellowjacket Student Union, Great Room
1605 Catlin Ave, Superior WI 54880
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1. Overview: Dr. Richard Stewart, Co-Director of GLMRI

2. WesPac Midstream: Stacey Phillips, Director of Business Development

3. Chart Industries: Ryan Felsenthals, Program Manager for Emerging Markets

4. TOTE Services: Phil Morrell, Vice President Commercial Marine Operations

5. Kwik Trip: Jeff Reichling, Duluth/Superior Territory Manager

6. Wärtsilä Ship Power Sales: Mark Keneford, Business Development Manager

7. LNG Tutorial: Jim Lewis

8. Department of Energy: Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition Manager. Lisa Thurstin

9. Centerpoint Energy: Jon Williams, Manager, Energy Sales

10.LNG Brochure produced by the Twin Ports Strategy Group- May 2014


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Inland Waterways LNG Stakeholders Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) in conjunction with and support from the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, hosted a meeting of stakeholders to discuss the possibilities of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel for the inland waterways".

Third annual meeting on regional Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) potential held May 21st

LNG experts discussed LNG uses and the safety culture along with their experiences as current users. The afternoon panel highlighted the potential benefits of using LNG, themed "greening the supply chain". More details here.

Meeting to Discuss Base Local Demand and Siting for an LNG Liquefaction Plant

Potential LNG fuel users from mining, agricultural, trucking, rail and maritime sectors met to determine if there is sufficient base load demand within a 200 mile region to warrant development of an LNG liquefaction and fuel transport, storage and distribution network centered in Duluth/Superior. Work continues to consider siting and determine supply chain demand. Presentations from the meeting

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Meeting Highlights

The SNAME Section meeting was held on Feb. 13-14 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Waterways Conference in Clevelandl. Read meeting highlights here