Stonington Workshop to Focus on Fuel Conservation for Fishermen



STONINGTON — The Penobscot East Resource Center in Stonington will host a free workshop for commercial fishermen on Monday, Nov. 7, to provide information on practical ways to decrease fuel use.

The workshop is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. and is being facilitated by The Island Institute and Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI).

Dick Clime of CEI will begin the workshop with an overview of current fuel prices and trends, which will be followed by a presentation titled “10 Steps to Help Lower Your Fuel Costs” by CEI’s Hugh Cowperthwaite.

Greg Sanborn, Billings Diesel and Marine’s service manager, will discuss other practical steps to optimize engine and drive-train maintenance for fuel savings, and Doug Reed, a Maine Maritime Academy engineering professor, will present on his innvoative “Green Lobster Boat” design.

The speakers will also briefly cover topics such as fuel flow meters, trim tabs, biofuels and electric-diesel hybrid engines.

For more information on the speakers or workshop details, contact Hugh Cowperthwaite at 772-5356, ext. 120 or [email protected] or visit www.islandinstitute.org/energyworkshops online.

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Fenceviewer Staff

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