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GLMRI Meeting on LNG on March 5

February 17, 2015 in Event/Meeting, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Afternoon Gathering Follows St. Louis Inland Waterways Conference

The Wisconsin-based Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute is hosting a meeting of its liquefied natural gas stakeholders in conjunction with next month’s Inland Waterways Conference in St. Louis.

glmri_logoGLMRI says it’s looking forward to “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.”

According to a draft agenda,

  • Charlie Riedl of America’s Natural Gas Alliance will provide an overview of the advantages of using natural gas, with gas companies in attendance to discuss the development of the supply chain;
  • Joshua Sebastian of Texas-based TGSI (The Shearer Group, Inc.) and Wärtsilä North America VP John Hatley will provide a presentation on the design and economics of an LNG towboat;
  • Joe Hoyt of Flint Hill Resources will discuss natural gas opportunities; and
  • Michael Carter of MARAD, the U.S. Maritime Administration, will moderate a discussion with marine operators to provide feedback on their considerations on using natural gas.

The U.S. Coast Guard is invited to participate in the discussion as well.

The GLMRI meeting will take place from 1:30-5pm on Thursday, March 5, after the Inland Waterways Conference concludes at the Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch.

The Inland Waterways Conference, organized by Kentucky’s Maritime Meetings, takes place March 3-5.

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$400K to GLMRI for Lakes LNG Research

October 2, 2014 in Education, LNG, Marine, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Federal MARAD Money Support for Supply Chain, Education Work

GLMRI photo by Chris Benson shows a 'laker' arriving at the Port of Duluth-Superior.

GLMRI photo by Chris Benson shows a ‘laker’ arriving at the Port of Duluth-Superior.

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded $400,000 to the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute to continue its work on liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel.

The MARAD money is to further GLMRI’s work on LNG supply and potential sites for establishing an LNG infrastructure.

“GLMRI will continue to work with industry, governmental agencies and potential users to extend the LNG supply chain and research potential sites and methods on providing LNG to the maritime industry and other potential users,” states a release.

Outreach

“GLMRI will work to support educational workshops over the coming year, to provide informational sessions on the use and potential economic and environmental benefits associated with fueling with LNG.”

Duluth, at the western end of Lake Superior, is a potential location for LNG marine fueling.

Duluth, at the western end of Lake Superior, is a potential location for LNG marine fueling.

GLMRI is a joint program of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The organization has been active in marine LNG since 2011, and has held three annual meetings on the fuel, exploring such issues as siting and base demand.

‘Greening the Supply Chain’

The most recent, this past May, focused on “greening the supply chain.” Attendees included potential LNG fuel users from the mining, agricultural, trucking, rail and maritime sectors along with LNG equipment and LNG development companies. City, state and federal representatives from the Great Lakes region, along with fire marshals and first responders participated “to better understand the embedded safety culture.”

GLMRI was established in 2004 to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning, and port management.

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GLMRI Sets LNG Meeting for May 21

May 5, 2014 in Event/Meeting, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third Annual to Be Held at University of Superior-Wisconsin

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute will host the third annual LNG: Potential for the Great Lakes Region conference at the University of Superior-Wisconsin in the Yellowjacket Student Union in Superior on May 21.

glmri_logo“We are slating experts to discuss LNG uses and the safety culture,” states a bulletin, with a morning panel focusing on the experiences of current users.

The meeting will bring together potential LNG fuel users from the mining, agricultural, trucking, rail and maritime sectors, GLMRI says, with participants from the LNG/equipment and pipeline industries, and LNG development companies, ready to further discuss LNG with potential users.

“We are inviting city and state representatives from the Great Lakes region, along with fire marshals and first responders to better understand the embedded safety culture,” GLMRI says.

Sponsorship opportunities remain.

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GLMRI Reports on LNG for Ohio River

March 26, 2014 in LNG, Marine, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Natural Fit’ for Cargo Towboats But Obstacles Remain

Liquefied natural gas could be a clean and ultimately economical fuel for cargo barges plying the Ohio River, but familiar obstacles impede deployment, states a report by the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute.
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Great Lakes at the HHP Summit

June 12, 2013 in E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

SNAME & GLMRI Participation to Boost Regional Market Sessions

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (Great Lakes/Great River section) and the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute have endorsed HHP Summit 2013, boosting the upcoming conference’s already strong program on new markets for natural gas.
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Duluth LNG for the Great Lakes?

May 2, 2013 in Event/Meeting, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Port Authority & Great Lakes Institute Hosting May 21 Meeting

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute are hosting a May 21 meeting to discuss the siting of an LNG liquefaction plant in the Duluth/Superior area. The gathering will be held in the Yellowjacket Student Union Great Room at the University of Superior-Wisconsin in Duluth, Minn.
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S.S. Badger & G.R. Bowler Evaluate LNG

April 22, 2012 in LNG, Marine by HHP  |  No Comments

Ludington, Mich.-based Lake Michigan Carferry has received a $75,000 grant from the Wisconsin State Energy Office to begin the engineering work to convert to the coal-fired S.S. Badger to liquefied natural gas. LMC has tapped LNG boiler veteran G.R. Bowler of Ontario, N.Y. to support the initiative.

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