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Published: 9/30/2010

Composites tap tide energy
Composites-enabled tidal stream energy projects lead the way as new forms of hydrokinetic power generation move toward commercialization.

Published: 6/1/2010

Core for composites: Winds of change
Core materials suppliers lean into the bracing breeze of big-blade challenges raised by the burgeoning wind energy industry.

Published: 2/5/2010

Carbon Fiber: UP!
Despite 2008-2009 recession lows, prognosticators at CompositesWorld's recent Carbon Fiber Conference predict a decade of highs.

Published: 5/18/2009

Windpower 2009 highlights
 The show confirmed wind energy’s status as a recession-proof market for composites, but blade manufacturers were put on notice about the need to automate.

Published: 5/17/2009

Offshore wind: How big will blades get?
 Explosive growth in offshore wind farms will push the limits of blade engineering as manufacturers pursue massive designs that will harvest more megawatts.

Published: 1/13/2009

The markets: Oil and gas (2011)
Composites now are widely recognized in deepwater drilling scenarios, because their ability to stand up to the harsh subsea environment enables oil & gas prospectors to retrieve reserves at greater sea-floor depths. 

Published: 1/12/2009

The markets: Renewable energy (2011)
 Wind power is the world’s fastest growing energy source (renewable or otherwise) and the source of the composites industry's fastest growing market for its materials. Production of electric power from tidal turbines offers another promising market.