Wave & Tidal Bearings

Lignum Vitae North America, LLC donates bearings to The Wave Energy Prize Challenge teams.

Powhatan, VA (September, 2015)

Bob Shortridge, President of Lignum Vitae North America, LLC announced today that his company will donate bearings to the 20 teams advancing to the next phase in the Wave Energy Prize Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Program. “We look forward to seeing their innovative and forward-thinking contributions to the growth of commercial wave energy technology, and the clean energy sector as a whole.” Said Shortridge.

Against a backdrop of recent lawsuits and new regulations restricting the use of oil in the proximity of water the teams will benefit both structurally and environmentally by using Lignum Vitae as the bearing component.

In the last 5 years alone over 200 hydro power plants in North America have converted to Lignum Vitae removing all risk of a leak or spill.

To receive material simply e-mail relevant drawings or sketch to bshortridge@lignum-vitae.com along with an e-mail to respond with any questions and we will send one set of bearing stock to allow the inventor to custom mill their bearing design to match the machine.