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Words of wisdom

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18 January 2016 Gregory B. Poindexter HydroWorld.com 1421 S. Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 74112 The age of developing new, massive hydroelectric projects in the U.S. has long since passed, and the most advantageous hydroelectric power generation sites are harnessed. But, what remains is undeveloped hydropower potential at existing dams. In the U.S., the economic aspects and regulatory hurdles in existence are so counter productive to developing untapped potential it will likely take years before public and private investment become truly excited...

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Uncovering an Ancient Waka

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Uncovering an Ancient Waka

For 200 years, people have debated what the waka looked like that arrived in New Zealand. Now we have a pre-European, a pre-contact canoe that is being directly dated. [Read More and watch the video…]

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PROJECT ECO-Auger OREGON

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PROJECT ECO-Auger OREGON

Update June 26, 2014 ECO-Auger Oregon continues to make progress in our effort to secure a deployment site at Cascade Locks for the purpose of data collection as well as determining the effects of constant submersion and movement to the overall performance of ECO-Auger. Today, a meeting was held at Cascade Locks to discuss their long term goals for renewable energy installations within the Columbia River Gorge, a natural scenic area that spans roughly 40 miles of the Columbia River. The idea may involve the use of ECO-Augers as a contributing...

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ECO-Auger is the first viable product to deliver the promise of affordable
water power – anywhere!

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ECO-Auger is the first viable product to deliver the promise of affordable  water power – anywhere!

The future belongs to clean energy, and hydro power is the most efficient renewable energy of all. But most hydrokinetic systems are massive projects of huge expense, taking years to permit and install. Until now, even small systems cost millions. The award-winning ECO-Auger is the first inexpensive, easily-installed product to harness energy from all forms of moving water. Its small size and surface-mount design allows it to be installed almost anywhere there is flowing water, providing a ready alternative to the highly-polluting diesel...

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A Popular Science
Invention of the Year

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A Popular Science Invention of the Year

Every year, the editors of Popular Science put hundreds of inventions through a rigorous vetting process. In 2010 The ECO-Auger was awarded top honors for innovation and viability. The following is an excerpt from Popular Science Magazine’s 4th annual Inventions of the Year issue published in 2010. [You can read the entire article here.] An underwater energy extractor that doesn’t harm sea life By Rena Marie Pacella W. Scott Anderson spent the past five decades creating complicated machines for manufacturing, including a lipstick...

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Winner of the…

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Winner of the…

Smart Product Innovations of Juno Beach Fl has been awarded the ConocoPhillips Energy Prize for their latest innovation, the ECO-Auger®, a hydrokinetic machine that converts moving water from river and ocean currents to renewable electric energy. Chosen as a one of five finalists from more than 150 proposals, the ECO-Auger team, led by Scott Anderson, was presented the award at a ceremony held at ConocoPhillips corporate offices in Houston, Texas on October 20, 2009. The ECO-Auger’s hydraulic accumulator storage system assures constant energy...

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Deploys near the water’s surface -
easy to install, easy to service

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Deploys near the  water’s surface - easy to install, easy to service

Until now, most hydrokinetic turbines were anchored to the bottom of rivers or tidal basins, requiring intensive labor and hardware – including scuba divers and underwater construction- for both installation and maintenance. The ECO-Auger eliminates the need for such intensive operations. Floating near the water’s surface, the ECO-Auger can be accessed easily for cleaning or service. Its support products include the ECO-Waka, a pontoon boat for deploying and anchoring the ECO-Auger, and the patented Deployment Swing System (DSS), a...

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One and a half billion people lack access to electricity

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One and a half billion people lack access to electricity

One and half billion people are still living in darkness. That’s the assessment of the World Health Organization (WHO), which also finds that three billion people — almost half of humanity — still rely on solid fuels. These statistics have real consequences, far beyond a simple lack of modern luxuries. As the WHO explains, “For those living in extreme poverty, a lack of access to energy services dramatically affects and undermines health, limits opportunities for education and development, and can reduce a family’s potential to rise up...

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