HNEI Researcher Leads $1 million Sustainability Project

Michael J. Cooney, Associate Researcher at HNEI, is leader for a cross campus collaborative team that won the recent $1 million University-wide Sustainability competition with a project aimed at developing and placing water, energy, and soil sustainability technologies in local industry. This will be a two-year effort involving faculty from HNEI, CTHAR, Shidler College of Business, Oceanography, and local companies such as Pacific Biodiesel and RealGreen Power.

Read more in the University of Hawaii news story.  HNEI's contact for this project is Michael Cooney.

Hawaii National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC)

The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) has created a Hawaii National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC), having recently won 5 years of funding from the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of the US Department of Energy (DOE).  Activites in this center focus on developing and evaluating marine resources and technologies to harness the energy from waves and from ocean thermal temperature gradients. The website for this center can be accessed at http://hinmrec.hnei.hawaii.edu. The HNEI contact is Luis A. Vega.

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