Sustainable Engineering

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Dieseldame
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Sustainable Engineering

Postby Dieseldame » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:18 pm

I'm wondering if folks may know of courses covering topics related to sustainable engineering - methods and products and decrease the environmental impact of the marine industry.

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JK
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Postby JK » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:21 am

http://oee1.nrcan.gc.ca/english/index.cfm?attr=12

I was on a course given by this shop. Not bad. They probably have more marine related info by now as they were just starting out.
The American Navy has a huge incentive program for their ships to reduce fuel costs. If you go search around their site you may find it.

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Videotel

Postby TxMarEng » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:18 am

Videotel has just released an Environmental Officer's course which may be helpful. Not touting them as I tried to get them to donate some material to a school I taught at and they gave no response however, they have some good material.

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Postby JK » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:26 am

Finally found the site I was looking for, for you:

http://www.i-encon.com/

If you download the checklist, it will give more info

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Thanks

Postby Dieseldame » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:54 am

Thanks for the reference JK, looks interesting.

DD

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Postby ArkSeaJumper » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:31 am

We have had a lot of different people approach us.

Natural gas, a 20 foot box with 200bar compressed NG in it. Cant see us being aloud to do that.

Sails, on a gantry system that can roll up the deck out of the way

And my favorite, a big kite.

http://www.kiteship.com/index.php

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Energy blog

Postby The Dieselduck » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:29 pm

I ran across this blog site regarding energy and its conservation and such, might have some interesting reading relating to this topic.

http://energypathfinder.blogspot.com/
Martin Leduc
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