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Speakers discussed LNG uses and the safety culture. Companies presented on their experiences as current users and decisions to convert to LNG. An afternoon panel included experts on the potential benefits of using LNG, themed "greening the supply chain" including discussions from the Twin Cities Clean Cities program (a Department of Energy program), and Centerpoint Energy provided their extensive experience with operating a natural gas liquefaction plant in Burnsville, MN.
Attendees included: the shipping, rail and trucking industries along with mining and agriculture; city, state and federal government representatives along with first responders and fire marshals to learn and better understand the use and benefits of LNG; and anyone interested in learning more about LNG can learn more here: www.glmri.org/news.
The meeting was held on Wednesday, May 21 at UW- Superior in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room. Chancellor Renee Wachter welcomed the group to campus before the presentation by Dr. Richard Stewart the Co-Director of the GLMRI.
This meeting is part of a GLMRI study funded by the United States Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD), to address environmental issues that face shipping and marine transportation.
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) was established in 2004 to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning, and port management. GLMRI is a joint program between UW-Superior and UMD, with 10 affiliate universities in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute is designated as a National Maritime Enhancement Institute through the U.S. Department of Transportation. GLMRI's mission is: Developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research.
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