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Vattenfall drives sector integration as member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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first_img Source: Company Press Release The European Commission acknowledges the growing momentum for renewable hydrogen as an essential energy carrier for the decarbonisation of our societies.In July, the European Commission presented a EU Hydrogen Strategy, underlined by the launch of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.Vattenfall will be one of the members of this network, which currently includes more than 250 members.Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President Business Area Wind and Vattenfall’s representative in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance:“As a fully integrated European utility, Vattenfall is investing in the growth of renewable energy sources, in particular offshore wind, in various European markets. With wind energy as a crucial source for renewable hydrogen projects we are aiming to further implement hydrogen technology in collaboration with  industrial partners in various sectors to thereby help achieve climate neutrality in Europe. Being part of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance is a great opportunity for us to use our experience, expertise and strengths to actively contribute to the creation of a European hydrogen market.”The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance is set to facilitate the implementation of actions of the recently published EU Hydrogen Strategy. By building up a clear and concrete pipeline of renewable hydrogen projects and investment plans, the Alliance will play a crucial role in achieving the commitment of the EU to become carbon-neutral by 2050.Vattenfall’s view on hydrogenFollowing the goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation, Vattenfall sees an important role for renewable hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the so-called hard-to-abate sectors. These are areas where direct electrification is not possible, such as the steel industry, refineries and heavy-duty transport.Vattenfall’s accelerated renewables growth is an important pillar for reaching this goal. In particular  investments in large offshore wind projects such as the Dutch 1.5 GW project Hollandse Kust Zuid can help trigger the large-scale development of renewable hydrogen use cases. Thanks to its high number of full-load hours, offshore wind is well suited to fuel electrolysers with renewable electricity for the production of hydrogen.This goal does not only hold true for Vattenfall’s own energy production. Instead Vattenfall is also actively supporting the transition of a number of other (industrial) sectors, that account for a high degree of CO2-emissions. Against this background, Vattenfall is cooperating with industrial partners to enable the decarbonisation of industrial processes making use of renewable hydrogen, e.g. HYBRIT, the fossil free steel project run by Vattenfall together with SSAB and LKAB.About the European Clean Hydrogen AllianceThe European Clean Hydrogen Alliance aims at an ambitious deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, demand in industry, mobility and other sectors. Until today, about 250 companies, branch organisations and public authorities have joined the Alliance, and the European Commission expects more applications in the next months.The Alliance will play an important role in facilitating and implementing  actions of the new EU Hydrogen Strategy. Divided among six round tables, e.g. ‘hydrogen in the industry’ and ‘hydrogen in the energy sector’ the high-level representatives will develop a concrete pipeline of hydrogen projects and investment plans. Hydrogen will be important for the next phase of the European energy transition. Vattenfall, who drives innovative projects such as HYBRIT, now also joins the European Clean Hydrogen Alliancecenter_img Vattenfall wind business area senior vice president Gunnar Groebler. (Credit: Vattenfall AB.) last_img read more

USS Benfold Prepares for Deployment

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first_imgThe guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) is scheduled to depart for a scheduled eight-month, independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility (AOR) in support of Navy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), June 15.Benfold is also prepared to conduct counter piracy operations and maritime domain awareness.“The importance of Benfold’s BMD capability in support of global mission requirements is definitely significant, and we take full pride in that fact,” said Cmdr. Dave Oden, Benfold’s commanding officer. “BMD is a high-demand mission and we are very excited to be in theater providing that kind of capability with an outstanding, hard-working crew.”U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 15, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Deployment View post tag: prepares View post tag: Benfold Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Benfold Prepares for Deployment View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Navy USS Benfold Prepares for Deployment June 15, 2012 View post tag: USSlast_img read more

US Navy, Raytheon Ink SM-2 Contract Worth up to USD 108 Million

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first_img View post tag: worth Training & Education View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 108 December 18, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: USD View post tag: contract View post tag: Naval US Navy, Raytheon Ink SM-2 Contract Worth up to USD 108 Million View post tag: million View post tag: up View post tag: SM-2 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Raytheon Ink SM-2 Contract Worth up to USD 108 Million View post tag: US View post tag: Ink The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $108 million contract for continued production of Standard Missile-2 all-up rounds, a majority of which will be sold to U.S. allies through foreign military sales. This award brings the total fiscal year 2011 contract value to more than $200 million.“The U.S. Navy has committed to supporting SM-2 past 2035, and this contract award reflects our international partners’ desire to maintain this key defensive asset in their inventories,” said Michael Campisi, Raytheon Missile Systems’ senior director for SM-2 and SM-6 production. “The SM-2 production line is open for all our allies’ requirements, and there will be full mission support available throughout the lifecycle of this critical asset.”SM-2 is deployed by the U.S. and eight allied navies. The missile provides high- and low-altitude intercept capabilities and performance against advanced anti-ship missile threats.“SM-2 has been the primary surface-to-air fleet-air defense weapon of choice for decades,” said Campisi. “It’s an extremely effective, relevant weapon that will continue to protect navies around the globe for many years to come.”About Standard Missile-2SM-2 is the world’s premier fleet-area air defense weapon, providing protection from a wide range of advanced threats.SM-2 has been integrated with both Aegis and non-Aegis combat weapon systems.The missile can be launched from the MK-41, MK-13 and MK-26 launchers.SM-2 has an extensive flight test history of more than 2,500 successful flight tests.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 18, 2012; Image: Raytheon Share this articlelast_img read more

Cambridge stunned in Parks

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first_imgOxford emerged from the dressing room after tea on day two in the knowledge that their first innings had already won the match and that there was every chance that they could defeat Cambridge by an innings and take the bonus points on offer. Cambridge pair Harvey and James began day one at the crease until a solid partnership of 60 was broken by Munday. On a bowler’s wicket, time at the crease was vital and it was apparent from the start of play that forging partnerships would be essential. Cambridge faced an onslaught from the Oxford bowling combination of Munday and McMahon, and in a hugely important passage of the game on the first morning their upper and middle order collapsed. A lot had been expected from the Akram twins – Adnan and Arfan – at numbers three and five, yet both succumbed to Munday. Rod Marsh, the former Australian wicketkeeper and current ECB National Academy Director, was in attendance with an eye on McMahon, an Oxford Blue, and will have been impressed by his 3-26, while Munday took 5-52. Cambridge went into lunch on day one at 79-9, though when they re-emerged Wright put on 24 runs before being caught off the bowling of Suman with the score at 123. Knappett, the Oxford opening batsman, was caught excellently by Harvey at 1st slip off the bowling of Wright, who was bowling a very effective line and length that was jarring up at incoming batsman Parker and troubling opener Selvey- Clinton. But in a decisive period with both batsmen enduring numerous close shaves, the Oxford batsmen settled and were able to take the upper hand. Oxford were able to build on consecutive boundaries from Selvey-Clinton in the 10th over, with both batsmen riding their luck and benefiting from the occasional errant balls from Buckham and Edwards. Though scrappy at times, particularly with Parker being dropped in the slips, the level of skill displayed was awesome and a 120- run partnership developed. Even when Parker looped a catch off the bowling of Wright, the scores were level and any further runs would simply allow Oxford to press for bonus points and, though Selvey-Clinton soon followed Parker back to the dressing room after edging a Wright delivery when on 69, the damage had already been done. The loss of two wickets still left Oxford with the chance of pursuing an innings win. Number 10 Suman doggedly put on 45 at the start of day two, and when the innings finally came to an end, Oxford had not only a first innings victory, but also a tidy lead of 125 runs. The consistent line and length of Wright was rewarded with figures of 5-64, but otherwise the innings was “very poor” in the words of Cambridge Captain Webley. Chasing a first innings deficit on such a bowler-friendly wicket Cambridge were always destined to struggle, and the loss of the top three before the total reached 70 runs seemed to signify a tacit, subconscious concession of the match. The loss of James’s wicket off the bowling of McMahon suggested a loss of belief, and it was unsurprising that Cambridge, their middle order failing again, found themselves at 86-6 after the dismissals of Webley, Akram and Mason in quick succession. Even defensive play from Kay, which saw him survive until the 55th over, was not enough to put Cambridge in a position of strength. Oxford went to tea knowing that maximum points were well within grasp. Cambridge, though, responded well and in a well constructed and patient innings, Park, in a significantly long 8th wicket partnership of 89 with Wright, put on 70. His score at number 8 was extremely important to Cambridge, pushing them past the 175 run total required to score bonus points. The stubbornly effective partnership saw off the remaining overs of the day and secured some pride.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

X-Mania in Oxford

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first_imgDirector Matthew Vaughn was in Oxford yesterday shooting the upcoming X-men prequel, “X-Men: First Class”.Stars James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence were among those seen by onlookers, filming a small scene of the couple leaving the university on Broad Street. Rose Byrne, playing new main character Moira MacTaggert, followed behind them.As well as using Broad Street, the crew have set up a large base camp in Christ Church meadows. There are also ‘X-Men Crew Only’ food vans next to Radcliffe Square for the duration of filming.Filming in Oxford is due to last two days, with a small unit remaining here tonight before moving to other worldwide locations.Based on the popular Marvel comics, the film is being directed by Matthew Vaughn (‘Kick-Ass’, ‘Stardust’), from a story by Bryan Singer who directed the first two movies.Original actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugo Jackman are not expected to return for the latest film in the X-Men franchise. Instead X-Men: First Class will reveal the early years of the mutant generations.Although plot details are yet to be officially released, Publicity Officer, Stacy Mann, confirmed that the film is set in the 1960s and will tell the story of the young Professor X (McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) discovering their powers for the first time.X-Men: First Class will be released in cinemas in June, 2011.last_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘The River’ Stadium Summer Tour Dates

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first_imgThe Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, has been performing the entirety of his classic 1980 album The River on tour. With a number of dates set for Europe in the coming months, Springsteen has just announced plans to return to the US with more of The River for his loyal American fans.The eight new shows are all at stadiums nationwide, including stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly and more. Tickets for the new shows go on sale throughout the coming days, and you can find more information here. The full schedule of Springsteen’s tour is seen below:Bruce Springsteen 2016 Tour Dates: 05/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Camp Nou 05/17 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium 05/19 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisboa 05/21 – Madrid, ES @ Santiago Bernabeu Stadium 05/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Etihad Stadium 05/27 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 05/29 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 06/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park 06/03 – Coventry, UK @ Coventry Ricoh Arena 06/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium 06/14 – The Hague, NL @ Malieveld 06/17 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/19 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium 06/25 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/29 – Ullevaal Stadion 07/03 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/05 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/09 – Werchter, BE @ Festival Park 07/11 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/13 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/16 – Rome, IT @ Circus Maximus 07/20 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena 07/23 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 07/26 – Trondheim, NO @ Granasen Arena 07/28 – Oslo, NO @ Frogner Park 07/31 – Zurich, CH @ Stadion Letzigrund 08/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/25 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 09/01 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park 09/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park 09/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center 09/14 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadiumlast_img read more

The Festy Experience Completes Lineup With Elephant Revival, Beats Antique, & More

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first_imgMore information can also be found on the event’s website.The Festy Experience ~ Full 2017 Lineup:The Infamous StringdustersAni DiFrancoDrive-By TruckersElephant RevivalSam Bush BandBeats AntiqueThe Jerry Douglas BandJoan OsborneThe Travelin’ McCourysSierra HullDanny Barnes & Nick ForsterEmiSunshineGarrettgrass Gospel HourDella MaeCabinetShook TwinsBilly StringsSarah Siskind & SunlinerCarl AndersonPhoebe HuntLove CanonMaggie KoernerDori FreemanErin LunsfordGallatin CanyonTara Mills The Festy Experience has announced their second round of lineup additions today! The 8th annual festival is going down October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup comprises a carefully curated blend of national and local roots music acts, and additions include Ani DiFranco, Elephant Revival, Beats Antique, Joan Osborne, Sierra Hull, EmiSunshine, Della Mae, Shook Twins, Sarah Siskind & Sunliner, Phoebe Hunt, Maggie Koerner, Dori Freeman, Erin Lunsford, and Tara Mills. Danny Barnes, Nick Forster, and Gallatin Canyon have also been recently added!Other performers already announced include The Infamous Stringdusters, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jerry Douglas Band, Cabinet, Billy Strings, Love Canon, Carl Anderson, and The 8th Annual Garrettgrass Gospel Hour.With half of the lineup consisting of female artists, The Festy Experience Director Michael Allenby says, “We recognize that the previous version of the music industry is hurting and can not invest in artists and progress their careers. It is now the promoter’s job to evolve the industry and we believe that gender equality is a critical issue. Other industries often claim that gender inequality is a ‘pipeline issue’ that will take a long time to evolve; however, there’s no shortage of amazing female artists and performers. The marketing of this talent happens AT festivals… not just FOR festivals.“The fact that the first half of this year’s Festy lineup was ALL MEN went surprisingly unnoticed by most.” Allenby continues, “We see unbalanced programming too often and wanted to do something to draw attention to the issue. It’s one of many progressive changes that The Festy intends to roll out over the coming years and we are challenging promoters to make social progress a priority in all aspects of large-scale community gatherings.”last_img read more

Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography named

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first_img Suspect A ‘rental extortion’ suspect taken in for questioning at Gerahu Police Station (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Feb. 20, 2009) The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has named Stephen Dupont, a prize-winning Australian photographer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair magazine, Time magazine, and Rolling Stone, the 2010 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. At the Peabody Museum, Dupont will work on a project titled “Guns and Arrows: The Detribalization of Papua New Guinea.”Over the past six years, Dupont has traveled to Papua New Guinea to photographically document its changing face and the powerful impact of globalization on the fabric of its traditional Melanesian society. “Guns and Arrows” will continue this work. From the recasting of tribal society into an urban proletariat and the effects of violence and lawlessness in Port Moresby to the westernization of traditional society in the Highlands, it will be an in-depth study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people.Dupont plans to use 35 mm, 6×6, panoramic, and Polaroid formats for documentary street photography, landscapes, and portraiture. He intends to weave single images, contact sheets, composites, and video grabs into multiple forms: a traditional exhibition at the Peabody Museum, a book with the Peabody Museum Press, and an interactive Web presentation.For the complete press release, visit the Peabody Museum website. All photos © Stephen Dupont Church in the PNG Highlands An isolated church perched up in the hills surrounding Mount Hagen (Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea, 2004) Children hanging out Children hanging out near the entrance to the garbage dump at Baruni (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2009) Children playing Children playing in the garbage dump at Baruni (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2009)center_img Mando Tribesman Asoro Mudman from the Mando Tribe (Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, 2004) Raskol Polaroid portrait of raskol (“criminal” in Tok Pison) Samson Maipe inside the Kips Kaboni (Red Devils) safe house in Kaugare Settlement (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2004) Constable Polaroid portrait of Senior Assistant Constable Richard Lakarno of East Boroko police station (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2009) Stephen Dupont: 2010 Gardner Photography Fellowlast_img read more

RBC Breakthrough

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first_img Your browser does not support the video tag.Neuroimaging typically helps researchers identify which regions of the brain activate when a person carries out a task, such as the simple task of starting a car. In order to turn on your car, you first have to look, then find, where to insert the key, as your brain takes visual cues and stimulates different parts of your arm to complete the action. Each part of your arm activates a different part of the brain in the act of inserting the key. If there’s any interruption in the connections, those functions don’t happen.  Those interrupted connections play a role in neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, CTE and autism. With any of these disorders, the RBC collaborators can now model a 360-degree view of which parts of the brain are no longer talking to each other and which centers in the brain are being reactivated and reconnected.“What this new model allows, and has never been done before,” West said, “is for researchers to ask more refined questions about how the brain talks to itself, functions and coordinates action.”“We tend to say that the brain is a black box and we don’t know how it works,” he said. “This study is a game changer. It gives us a light to shine inside the box.”In addition to those listed above, the study’s co-authors include Gregory Simchick and Alice Shen, both from the MRI physics lab, led by Zhao.The study publication, “Pig Brains Have Homologous Resting State Networks with Human Brains,” is available online at www.liebertpub.com. For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, and they have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.One immediate potential application is in the study and diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive brain disease caused by a series of blunt trauma usually seen in military veterans and NFL football players. Currently CTE can be diagnosed only through an autopsy. The new study strongly suggests that a translational swine model for mapping functional brain connectivity is a promising approach to determine biomarkers or brain signatures that lead to CTE. Using this type of data, doctors would have the opportunity to diagnose CTE while a veteran or athlete is still alive.By using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), the UGA researchers demonstrated functional connectivity in sensorimotor regions of the swine brain that parallels to that of the human brain. These regions include those where perceptions, feelings, movements and memories are encoded. The similarities of these functional networks, as published in the journal Brain Connectivity, set the stage for targeted clinical applications in the treatment and prevention of neurological disorders.  Franklin West, associate professor of animal and dairy science in College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and his RBC collaborator, Qun Zhao, drew comparisons between sensory and cognitive relevance found in swine and those previously established in humans.“Most of the models to-date deal with structural comparisons,” said Zhao, associate professor of physics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “Our model goes beyond brain mass and allows us to address questions related to brain connectivity and memory function. Without a functional map of the brain it’s hard to tell what parts of the brain are talking to each other.”Previous research has shown that the shape and exact location of brain regions interact strongly with the modeling of brain connectivity. For years, researchers have assumed the shape and size of a swine brain bears physiological and anatomical similarities to the human brain, and therefore swine are considered a good animal model for neurological disease. However, according to the RBC team, scientists have not yet developed a unique model that captures functional connectivity or details the wiring diagram of the brain.last_img read more

Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28

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first_imgVermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28On Thursday, August 28, the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association (VAAA), a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will host an open house at the GE Aviation Rutland facility in North Clarendon. The VAAA is an association of businesses within Vermonts aviation sector that generates almost two billion dollars a year for the Vermont economy.The event will be held from 3:00 PM 5:00 PM. Please join members of the VAAA for informative presentations and a networking reception with your industry peers. Dan Ferman of GE Aviation Rutland will be a presenter. Dan Wolfe of Cape Air and Guy Rouelle of the Agency of Transportation will also provide exciting updates about the aviation industry. Facility tours and a networking reception will complete this can’t miss event for anyone interested in aviation and aerospace in Vermont.This event is sponsored by GE Aviation Rutland.For more details on the event, contact Antonia Opitz at aopitz@vtchamber.com(link sends e-mail). To register for this free event, please visit: www.vtchamber.com(link is external). ###last_img read more