STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 15 Wilmington Students Graduate From UMass Amherst

first_imgAMHERST, MA — Approximately 5,500 students received bachelor’s degrees in over 100 majors at University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Undergraduate Commencement on May 10, 2019 at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium.Below is a list of students from Wilmington who graduated:Daniel James BellRyan Andrew BroderickJessica BuskePatrick Keiron FinnHilary HayesLaura Leigh KellerColin Thomas KennedyGabrielle Amber KochLuke Kelley McInnisJennifer PhamDana RossettiVictoria Evans SchultesMichael TringaleJacob Michael VieiraMadison Jean young(NOTE: The above announcement is from UMass Amherst.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 31 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At UMass AmherstIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduate From North Shore Community CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 19 Wilmington Students Graduate From UMass AmherstIn “Education”last_img read more

US military to make jet fuel from algae

first_img Coal-based jet fuel poised for next step © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: US military to make jet fuel from algae (2010, February 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-military-jet-fuel-algae.html The military is the largest single consumer of energy in the US, and a cheap alternative to oil would reduce the 60-75 million barrels of oil currently consumed by military operations. Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have already successfully extracted oil from algal ponds, and is now about to begin large-scale refining of the oil. Special assistant for energy with DARPA, Barbara McQuiston, said unrefined oil produced from algae currently costs $2 per gallon, but the cost is projected to reduce to around $1. The refined and processed jet fuel is expected to cost under $3 per gallon. The refining operation would produce 50 million gallons of oil derived from algae each year and is expected to begin full-scale operations in 2011. Each acre of algal farm pond can produce 1,000 gallons of oil. The projects are run by private companies General Atomics and SAIC.One advantage of algae over other biofuels such as ethanol derived from corn or sugar is that they do not compete with land use for food, and algae can be grown in brackish water or waste water. The fuel theoretically produces zero carbon emissions, since all the CO2 released when the fuel is burned was absorbed from the atmosphere by the algae in the first place. Even when processing and transportation are taken into account, the fuel is still low carbon.DARPA aims to obtain 50 per cent of all military-use fuel from renewable sources by 2016, and the Air Force plans to test a 50-50 mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources in its jet fighters and transport planes by next year. The driving force is not just money, but also the desire to create jet fuel in locations such as Afghanistan, where supply convoys are particularly prone to attack. Creating fuel in the field would not only save money and lives, but the infrastructure would be left behind to enable the production of sustainable fuel supplies to continue.The Chinese government has also been looking at the possibility of using jet fuel produced from algae, and many commercial airlines are doing the same. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — If military researchers in the US are right, jet fuel produced from algae may soon be available for about the same price as ordinary jet fuels. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

GLP Worldwidehosted programs new in 2018 river cruise brochure

first_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — GLP Worldwide has released its new River Cruise brochure with nine cruise programs as well as three new exclusive GLP Worldwide hosted cruise programs: ‘Cruise on the Vltava & Elbe Rivers’, ‘The Incredible Mekong’ and ‘Experience Exotic Myanmar’.The 64-page printed brochure will be available to agents in early December and the online brochure can be accessed at the following link on GLP Worldwide’s website: http://glpworldwide.com/river/.Agents can request a brochure (and multiple copies) at this address: info.glpworldwide.com/request-a-brochure-global.Alan Law, Director of Sales and Marketing for GLP Worldwide, says the brochure represents “a stellar lineup of culturally significant and fascinating cruise programs and we are especially proud of launching three new GLP Worldwide exclusively hosted tours for 2018 and 2019.”He adds: “Agents can count on GLP’s expertise and high standards in insuring their clients are well taken care of and will experience an incredibly memorable and value-added cruise.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureThe new brochure features river excursions in Europe and Asia from the Scottish Highlands, the Douro Valley, the Marne Canal through France’s Champagne region, cultural capitals such as Budapest, Prague and Berlin to villages along the Mekong River in southeast Asia.Itinerary and ship details, pricing (in Canadian currency), cruise dates, visuals of the destination, ship and deck layouts, price inclusions and terms and conditions are all outlined in the brochure.New this year and fully escorted by GLP Worldwide personnel, are three new cruise programs:Cruise on the Vltava & Elbe Rivers – 11 days, priced from $4,980 per person, double occupancy in a stateroom (Main Deck), Oct. 3-18The Incredible Mekong – 14 days, priced from $7,450 per person, double occupancy in a stateroom (Main Deck), Feb. 6-19, 2019 and Nov. 14-27, 2019Experience Exotic Myanmar – 15 days, priced from $7,700 per person, double occupancy in a stateroom (Main Deck), Jan. 20 – Feb. 3, 2019 and Nov. 19 – Dec. 3, 2019More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJGLP Worldwide can be reached directly via telephone toll-free at (866) 760-1987, online at glpworldwide.com or email info@glpworldwide.com. Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: GLP Worldwidecenter_img Posted by Tuesday, November 21, 2017 GLP Worldwide-hosted programs new in 2018 river cruise brochurelast_img read more