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April 2014 – Clarification

Austin, Texas – Recently announced by the office of Gov. Rick Perry, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Wind Energy Center for a collaborative project that brings together researchers from universities across the state to develop and increase the capacity of offshore wind energy technology, and help bring it to market.

The TETF award will support the development of new offshore wind farms, turbine and platform technologies in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Project. The state’s award will be contingent on the GOWind project receiving a $50 million award from the DOE, which will be announced in early May 2014. 

The GOWind project will consist of three MW direct drive offshore wind turbine generators for a total of 18 MWs ultimately leading to a large-scale commercial wind farm buildout in the Gulf of Mexico.

December 2013

Could first U.S. offshore wind farm be in Texas?
After years of struggles, offshore wind power developers hope they are turning a corner. Five miles off the coast of South Padre Island lays the beginning of the Gulf Offshore Wind Project, which developers like to refer to by the optimistic acronym GOWind…

November 2013

Group heads offshore for wind energy venture
Austin-based Baryonyx Corporation continues to vie for funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with its GoWind project, a three 6-megawatt Seimens wind turbine demonstrator offshore wind project. The project would serve as a guinea pig for a larger commercial wind farm buildout. The corporation is looking to bring offshore wind industry to the Gulf of Mexico…

December 2012

Baryonyx Corporation invited to negotiate contract with U.S. Department of Energy for Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
Baryonyx Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been invited to negotiate a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for an initial award under the Wind and Water Power Program. Subject to the outcome of environmental and feasibility assessments, a further phase would see a three-turbine, 18MW wind farm installed offshore Texas…

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Pioneering U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
WASHINGTON – Underscoring the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to develop more secure, domestic energy sources and strengthen American competitiveness in the global market, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced seven offshore wind awards…

Texas Receives New Energy Department Investment for Offshore Wind Project
WASHINGTON – Underscoring the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to develop more secure, domestic energy sources and strengthen American competitiveness in the global market, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced an offshore wind award for a project near Port Isabel, Texas…

March 2012

USACE Galveston District to host proposed offshore wind farm NEPA public scoping meeting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host a National Environmental Policy Act public scoping meeting for the Department of the Army’s Permit Application Environmental Impact Statement on March 28 regarding Baryonyx Corporation Inc.’s proposed offshore wind farm…

December 2011

More extreme weather could mean blackouts
ERCOT warns Texas needs more generating capacity if it’s to avoid future blackouts.

November 2011

Environmental Impact Statement contract awarded
Atkins (North America) awarded the 3rd Party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) contract.

October 2011

Environmental Impact Statement
NEPA determines that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required in support of Baryonyx Corporation application.

June 2011

Baryonyx Corporation submits application for three Texas offshore wind farms
Baryonyx Corporation is pleased to announce that it has submitted an application to the US Army Corps of Engineers in Galveston for Permits to construct offshore wind farms within State waters off the coast of Texas…

Jan 2011

Dallam Ranch Project met mast
Just before Christmas, Steve New and his colleagues from Wind Measurement Systems LLC installed the Dallam Ranch Project’s 60 meter mast…

May 14, 2010

Baryonyx Corporation Announces Appointment of Roy Phillips as Chief Operating Officer
Baryonyx Corporation, the Texas based, innovative energy company announced today that it has appointed D. Roy Phillips as Chief Operating Officer, effective May 01, 2010…

July 24, 2009

Baryonyx: Wind Farming, Texas Style – PSFK
Texas has moved a step closer to hosting what would be the largest wind farms in the U.S…

July 23, 2009

Baryonyx to build largest offshore wind farms in US – ZDNet
Energy start-up Baryonyx has won bids for three land leases from Texas to build Tier 4 data centers powered primarily by wind farms…

World’s first wind-powered data center to be built in Texas – EcoSeed
The world’s first wind-powered data center will be built on Permanent School Fund lands in Dallam County, Texas…

July 22, 2009

Texas set to host largest U.S. wind farms – cnet News
Energy start-up Baryonyx has won bids for three land leases from the state of Texas to build data centers powered primarily by wind farms…

July 21, 2009

Looks like South Padre Island will get an offshore wind farm – Houston Press (Blog entry)
South Padre Island will be home to a wind farm featuring 500-foot tall turbines off the coast…

Baryonyx to power data center with wind energy – Green Diary
Baryonyx Corp., a Texas start-up, puts forward similar proposals to bring in a wind-powered data center in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico…

Wind farm is a great idea – The Monitor
Baryonyx Corp., of Houston, wants to put several 500-foot turbines 10 miles off the South Padre Island shore..

July 20, 2009

Fair winds calm seas in Texas – Examiner
While it be surfing the seas or flying a kite, Texas seems to be gearing itself for a rebound in supplying the world its energy needs…

Wind-Powered Data Center Planned – Data Center Knowledge Blog
A Texas startup plans to build a data center powered by energy from huge “wind farms” in the Texas panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico…

July 18, 2009

Plans for offshore wind farm near SPI elicit mixed reaction – Industrial Wind Action Group
The office announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Baryonyx Corp., a Houston-based green energy company, that could turn waters off the island coast into the nation’s biggest wind farm…

Wind farm planned off South Padre – Island Breeze
A wind farm of 500-foot-tall turbines that could power as many as 600,000 homes will be installed about 10 miles offshore of South Padre Island…

Plans for offshore wind farm near SPI elicit mixed reaction – The Monitor
A wind farm of 500-foot-tall turbines that could power as many as 600,000 homes will be installed about 10 miles offshore of this barrier island, according to information from the Texas General Land Office…

July 17, 2009

Houston company to develop wind farms off Texas coast – Waco Tribune Online
A Houston company has won leases off Mustang Island and South Padre Island to develop wind farms….

State announces wind turbines deal off Texas – Dallas Morning News
A Houston company has won leases off Mustang Island and South Padre Island to develop wind farms….

Baryonyx Corp. granted wind concessions offshore Texas – Energy Current
Texas-based Baryonyx Corporation was the high bidder for two offshore state wind concessions in the July 14th Texas General Land Office lease sale…

Baryonyx Corp Wins Bid on Largest Offshore Wind Concessions in the US – Green Energy News
Baryonyx Corporation, a Texas based, energy company, was the high bidder in the July 14th Texas General Land Office lease sale for two offshore State wind concessions…

Texas grants largest offshore wind concessions in the – Your Renewable News
Baryonyx Corporation, the Texas based, innovative energy company, was the high bidder in the July 14th Texas General Land Office lease sale for two offshore State wind concessions…

July 16, 2009

Texas Grants Largest Offshore Wind Concessions in the USA
Baryonyx Corporation, the Texas based, innovative energy company, was the high bidder in the July 14th Texas General Land Office lease sale for two offshore State wind concessions. Additionally, a further State lease was granted for a prospective wind energy development in the Texas Panhandle…

Patterson turns Texas wind into money for schools
Land Office awards lease for world’s first green data center, two more offshore wind farms…