The Vita apartment complex incorporates: a photovoltaic solar array to generate power that is given back to the energy grid; water conserving sink faucets, showerheads, and dual-flush toilets, which use 34 percent less water; low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets with no added urea-formaldehyde; low-E, high STC (sound transmission class) windows to reduce noise pollution and heat gain; high-efficiency LED lighting, and others. (Source: Multifamily Biz, 5 April, 2018)Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
GCL will provide technology and SoftBank will assist in land acquisition and regulatory approvals for the 4 GW project. SoftBank will hold 60 pct of the venture's shares and GCL will own 40 per cent, according to a Shenzhen stock exchange filing.
Funding for the project will come from SoftBank's Vision Fund with over $93 billion, making it the world's largest private equity fund.
(Source: Softbank, Business Standard, 2 April, 2018) Contact: GCL System Integration Technology, en.gcl-power.com/site/integrated; SoftBank Group, www.softbank.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News SoftBank, Solar, GCL System Integration Technology,
Genex will conduct a feasibility study on the new wind farm proposal -- which is expected to come in at $300 million -- while it is targeting financial close for the second solar project and pumped hydro by the end of the year. The $115 million 50 MW wind farm is presently operating under-pinned by a 20 year Queensland government PPA.
Genex has received almost $8.9 million from the federal government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency for the first 50 megawatt solar project at Kidston and a further $9 million towards the pumped hydro and second solar stage of the project.
The company has also applied to funding from the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. (Source: Genex Power, Financial Review, 5 April, 2018) Contact: Genex Power Lid., www.genexpower.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Genex Power, Soilar, Energy Storage, Pumped Hydro Energy STorage ,
Greencoat is backed by AIB and the Irish Strategic Investment Fund.
Brookfield Renewables holds 76 wind facilities totaling 3,529MW of installed capacity in North America, Europe, Brazil and Asia. valued at $8.6bn at the end of 2017. (Source: Brookfield Renewable, independent.ie, 3 April, 2018) Contact: Brookfield Renewable Partners, (888) 327-2722,
firstname.lastname@example.org, https://renewableops.brookfield.com; Greencoat Capital, Bertrand Gautier, Partner, www.greencoat-capital.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Brookfield Renewables, Greencoat Capital, Wind,
The study will assess the potential for P2G energy storage and hydrogen (H2) fuel for the Massachusetts region in collaboration with Holyoke Gas and Electric (HG&E), a local gas and electricity utility. It will also determine the technical and economic feasibility for P2G and H2 fuel derived from renewable energy sources. The project is slated to get underway in Q2 2018 and has a duration of 12 months.
In 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) adopted a 200 MWh energy storage target for electric distribution companies to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by 1st January 1 2020. (Source: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, ITM Power, GasWorld, 5 April. 2018) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources;
ITM Power, +44 (0) 114 244 5111, Geoff Budd, NA Office, (604) 620-8525, www.itm-power.com; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, (617) 315-9315, www.masscec.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, ITM Power, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center ,
"Mathematical models of the earth's climate indicate that if this warming occurs then it could create significant changes in sea level, ocean currents, precipitation patterns, regional temperatures and weather. These changes could be larger than any that have occurred over the last 12,000 years. Such relatively fast and dramatic change would impact on the human environment, future living standards and food supplies, and could have major social, economic and political consequences." -- Shell Oil "Confidential" Internal Report, 1988 (Source: Shell, De Correspondent, E&E News, April, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, CO2, Shell Oil,
"Several media reports over the past week have confirmed the fears we voiced in January about EPA's expansive and abusive administration of the small refiner exemption provision," said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. 'One article even quoted a refining executive as saying EPA is 'handing out those exemptions is like trick or treat candy.' EPA's unbelievable issuance of secret compliance bailouts to refining giants like Andeavor goes far beyond the pale and stomps all over President Trump's commitment to protect the RFS and support America's family farmers, whom he called 'the backbone of our nation.' Combined with the free pass EPA handed out this week to Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and the Agency's refusal to enforce the 2016 RFS requirements as remanded by the courts, these subversive actions are literally destroying demand for both ethanol and corn.
"EPA's secretive actions are having real impacts on the marketplace. Every new revelation about EPA's latest handout or kickback to refiners serves as yet another gut punch to markets that are already reeling from the impacts of new Chinese tariffs. Make no mistake, EPA's underhanded refinery waivers are negatively affecting the welfare of our nation's ethanol producers and the very livelihood of America's family farms. At the very least, they deserve some answers about EPA's cloak-and-dagger decision-making process on small refiner exemption petitions."
(Source: Renewable Fuels Assoc., 5 April, 2018) Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Renewable Fuels Association,
Under the program, food scraps and garden waste collected from residential green bins will be fermented to produce natural gas that will be used to fuel city vehicles.
The 160,000 square feet plant is capable of producing 120,000 gigajoules of renewable natural gas annually which, according to the facility website, is enough to power 8,500 cars for a year.
In addition, the program will prevent 50,000 tpy of greenhouse gases from being pumped into the atmosphere, according to a CBC report.
(Source: City of Surrey, The Runners, CBC, April, 2018) Contact: City of Surrey, (604) 591-4011, email@example.com, www.surrey.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste-to-Biofuel, Biofuel,
The Constitution Wind proposal was made by Bay State Wind, the JV created between Ørsted and Eversource to build the 800 MW Bay State Wind offshore wind farm. According to the proposal, the Constitution Wind project would:
The building's energy efficiency features include: external facade sunshades to reduce solar load and glare; an innovative beam cooling system to reduce
air change rates to almost half that of conventional technologies; rooftop
stormwater capturing and reuse for flushing and irrigation systems; advanced meteringfor optimal utility usage; high-efficiency energy recovery devices in the central air handling equipment and other upgrades to lower energy consumption and costs.(Source: American Council of Engineering Companies, NYREJ, April, 2018)Contact: American Council of Engineering Companies, (202) 347-7474, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.acec.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The study looks at the pressures healthcare organizations face and the subsequent adoption of intelligent building solutions that increase energy efficiency and patient satisfaction by integrating building and clinical systems. Recommendations are provided on how to communicate the advantages of intelligent building solutions and how best to benefit from these solutions.
An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download HERE .
(Source: Navigant Research, April, 2018)
Contact: Navigant Research
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, (781) 270-8456, email@example.com, www.navigant.com, www.navigantresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Navigant Research , Energy Efficiency,
The wind project, which is being developed Sydney-based wind and solar energy developer Epuron, could break ground within a year.
China is reportedly the world's largest building construction market with up to two billion square-metres of building space per year. The country is expected to account for nearly half of new global construction over the coming decade. China is one of 90 countries to include its building sector in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the international Paris Agreement, with commitments covering energy efficiency, construction waste and low carbon urbanization. China also aims to increase the share of new green buildings in urban areas by 50 pct by 2020.
China GBC has committed to introducing a "nearly net zero" standard for its Three Start rating system in 2018 as part of the World GBC's Advancing Net Zero project.
China GBC is operated as part of the non-profit research organisation Chinese Society of Urban Studies. To date 523 million square-metres of buildings have been certified using its Three Star green building rating system, according to the organization.
(Source: China Green Building Council, Business Green, April, 2018) Contact: World Green Building Council, Terri Wills, CEO , www.worldgbc.org; China GReen Buildings, http://chinagreenbuildings.blogspot.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Green Building Council, Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
€3.1 million of the €8.3 Mn total will be used on production line conversions, testing equipment and training facilities and €5.2 million will be used for market awareness to encourage the use of green cooling products, according to EGAT. (Source: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Amonia21, April, 2018) Contact: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Nonthaburi 11130, Thailand. Tel. +66 2 436 1416.www.egat.co.th/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Refridgerant Gas, Energy Efficiency,
The project, which will be the first project constructed as part of the official Taiwanese Grant Scheme, is expected to get underway in 2019. The contract is subject to a final investment decision and financial close, both of which are expected later this year.
Siemens, Gamesa currently has Approximately 2,300 offshore wind turbines in operational globally with a combined capacity of more than 11 GW. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, PR, April, 2018) Contact: SGRE Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en;
Swancor Renewable Energy, www.swancor.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, , Offshore Wind, Swancor Renewable Energy,
CPPIB will purchase the 59.9MW Bluewater wind farm , 22.9MW Conestogo wind farm; 149MW Jericho wind farm; 124.4MW Summerhaven wind farm; 20MW Moore solar project; and 20MW Sombra solar farm.
The projects, which have an average contract life of approximately 16 years, will continue to be operated by the affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources under a long-term services agreement.
Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close in 2Q of this year.
(Source: NextEra Energy, EBR, 3 April, 2018) Contact: CPPIB , Bruce Hogg, Managing Director Rnewables , www.cppib.com;
NextEra Energy Partners, www.investor.nexteraenergypartners.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Partners, Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
The CCSI Toolset is the nation's only suite of computational tools and models designed to help maximize learning and reduce cost and risk during the scale-up process for carbon capture technologies. The toolset is critically important to perform much of the design and calculations, thus reducing the cost of both pilot projects and commercial facilities.
The release makes the toolset code available for researchers in industry, government, and academia to freely use, modify, and customize in support of the development of carbon capture technologies and other related technologies. The toolset is hosted on GitHub.
The CCSI Toolset capabilities include: rapid computational screening; accelerated design & evaluation and; risk management support
Led by NETL, CCSI leverages the the US DOE's National Laboratories' core strengths in modeling and simulation -- bringing together the best capabilities at NETL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. CCSI has more than 50 industrial partners representing the power generation industry, equipment manufacturers, technology providers, engineering and construction firms, and software vendors. Academic participants include Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, West Virginia University, Boston University, and the University of Texas.
This critical work is being extended by the Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact project, which is using the CCSI Toolset to support the scale up of second-generation capture technologies and the development of new transformational carbon capture systems through partnerships with technology developers.
(Source: NETL, April, 2018) Contact: NETL, www.netl.doe.gov; Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative, www.acceleratecarboncapture.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News NETL, Carbon Capture, Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative,
The pilot, which will be operated for a year in various starch factories to test different environments, conditions, and seasonal changes, is essential to finalize the concept for a full-scale ethanol production plant using cassava pulp into an investment proposal. To that end, St1 has formed a Thai subsidiary, St1 Renewable Energy Thailand Ltd. to run the piloting and R&D of cassava pulp ethanol production process.
The amount of cassava waste generated by Thailand's largest starch production plants would enable the construction of units producing 10 - 30 million lpy of ethanol. The company plans to build as many as 20 Etanolix® plants in Thailand, to produce 400 million lpy of ethanol. (Source: St1, PR, April, 2018) Contact: St1 Renewable Energy, Patrick Pitkanen, Advanced Fuels Director, +358 105 574 734, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.st1.fi; Ubon Bio Ethanol, Anchisa Krisanarungkhun, Business Development, +662 273 8666, email@example.com, www.ubonbioethanol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News St1, Renewable Energy, Cassava, Ethanol, Biofuel,
"We should be racing toward a cleaner, healthier transportation future. Instead, the Trump administration is steering us onto a dead end road. We have solutions at hand to build the cars of tomorrow. Strong clean cars standards will move us forward" -- Fred Krupp, Pres Environmental Defense Fund, commenting on the Trump EPA's announced intention to cut US auto fuel efficiency standards and roll-back standards on greenhouse gas emissions introduced under the Obama administration. Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp, Pres. www.edf.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund, Vehicle Emissions, Clean Fuel, Pruitt,
The JV anticipates production of approximately 60 million lpy of bio-ethanol to meet the mandatory 10 pct ethanol-gasoline blending for northeastern India. More importantly, this is only a fraction of the potential market given the abundance of bamboo in the northeast.
(Source: Numaligarh Refinery, The Week, 3 April, 2018)
Web Desk April 03, 2018) Contact:
Numaligarh Refinery Ltd., www.nrl.co.in; Chempolis, Chempolis Limited, +358 10 38 76666, www.chempolis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Chempolis, Biofuel, Bamboo, Ethanol,
Under existing similar schemes, only 70 pct of beneficiaries are from low-income families -- income under £16,190 per year.
The funding announcement is the latest step in the delivery of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to bring 2.5 million fuel poor homes up to an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C by 2030. (Source: Energy Live, April, 2018) Contact: UK Warm Home Discount Plan, www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The BESS will be controlled by Doosan's Intelligent Controller (DG-IC). Other system components include Samsung's lithium-ion batteries and Ingeteam's power conversion system. The DG-IC also complies with the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) specifications for software communications between components of a BESS as well as between the BESS and a utility's control room.
Doosan previously worked with Austin Energy, Duke Energy, Puget Sound Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Seattle City Light, and Snohomish Public Utility District.
(Source: Consumers Energy, PR, 3 April, 2014)Contact: Doosan GridTech, (888) 452-7715, www.doosangridtech.com; Consumers Energy, Garrick Rochow, VP Operations, Patti Poppe, CEO, (517) 788-0550, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ConsumersEnergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Consumers Energy, Doosan GridTech ,
China's domestic ethanol production stands at about 2.5 million tpy.
(Source: Khmer Times, Various Others, Reuters, 3 April, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol Tariff, China Ethanol, Ethanol, Biofuel,
The EU ETS is expected to contribute about 65 pct of the reductions necessary to meet the EU's target of cutting emissions by 20 pct from 1990 levels.
UE ETS caps the emissions of around 12,000 power plants, factories, and airlines, forcing them to surrender one carbon permit for every tonne of CO2 emitted annually by the end of April of the following year.
(Source: European Union Newsroom, Devdiscourse, 3 April, 2018) Contact: EU Newsroom, https://europa.eu/newsroom/home_en
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU, EU ETS, Carbon Emissions, GHGs,
As previously reported, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance.
The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. (Source: WHTC Radio, Reuters,3 April, 2018)
Contact: Andeavor, (210) 626-6000, www.andeavor.com; Philadelphia Energy Solutions, www.pes-companies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, RINs, Biofuel Blend, Point of Obligation, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, RFS, EPA,
Benefuel's patented ENSEL catalyst technology produces a low carbon intensity biodiesel from a variety of food and agriculture waste streams, that meets and exceeds the ASTM 6751 standard. The ENSEL process combines esterification and trans-esterification, into a single step. This allows Benefuel to use a broad range of low cost, low carbon feedstocks resulting, in a negative carbon intensity fuel.
(Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, April 03, 2018) Contact: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, Exec. Dir., www.bincanada.ca; Benefuel, Robert Tripp, President , (773) 509-5000, email@example.com, www.benefuel.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Benefuel, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada,
HydraGEN™ Technology uses simple electrolysis to turn distilled water into H2 & O2 gases that are produced on demand. The gases are introduced into the diesel engine's air intake before the turbocharger, which then produces a homogeneous air mixture prior to combustion. Hydrogen gas mixes with diesel fuel in the engine's combustion chamber where it acts as a combustion enhancer, for a faster and more complete burn, as well as lower combustion temperature. The result is decreased NOx production and reduced carbon emissions overall. Validated through both On-Road and accredited 3rd party testing, HydraGEN™ Technology produced:
HydraGEN™ technology is designed for all types and sizes of diesel engines used in on-road vehicles, reefer trailers, off-road construction, mining and forestry equipment, power generation, marine vessels and railroad locomotives. (Source: dynaCERT, April, 2018) Contact: dynaCERT, (416) 766-9691, info@dynacert,com, www.dynacert.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Transporation Emissions, NOx, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
DTE plans to bring two wind energy projects that are already in the works online by 2019, and build two more that will go online by 2022. The company also plans to invest in another 300 megawatts of wind energy capacity to serve businesses that want to participate in a voluntary green energy program.
(Source: DTE, Michigan NPR, 30 Mar., 2018) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy, Wind,
Equis has 897MW of solar and wind assets under operation, construction and advanced development in India, with 1,330MW of utility-scale solar and wind projects in development and expected to become operational within the next five years.
(Source: Equis Energy, PVTech, 29 Mar., 2018)
29 March 2018) Contact: Equis Energy, +65 6950 0530, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.equisenergy.com;
Solar Energy Corporation of India, www.seci.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equis Energy , Solar, India Solar,
GEVO's proprietary technology uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstocks. The company aims to commercialize bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products. The company produces isobutanol, ethanol and high-value animal feed at its fermentation plant in Luverne, MN. GEVO has also developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. Gevo currently operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, TX, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for plastics like polyester. (Source: GEVO, StreetInsider, 2 April, 2018) Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com; ASTM International, (610) 832-9585, (877) 909-2782, www.astm.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News ASTM International, GEVO, Isobutanol, alcohol-to-jet fuel,
To kick-start the initiative, the government has launched a "Who Will Be the First?” challenge that recognizes the first to be certified under the program . (Source: Natural Resource Canada, Business Chief, Mar., 2018) Contact: Natural Resources Canada, (343) 292-6100, www.nrcan.gc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada, Energy Star, Energy Efficiency, NRCAN,
The farm could incorporate as many as 123, 6-foot-by-3-foot panels per acre and upwards of upward of 95,500 panels. (Source: Fields of Opportunity & Ornamental Land Structures, Daily Journal 30 Mar., 2019)Contact: Fields of Opportunity & Ornamental Land Structures, Contact information not presently available.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
Before losing a judgment in the Supreme Court in 2015, the Trump Organization insisted several of planning conditions associated with the project had yet to be fully satisfied and that it would be lodging formal objections with Marine Scotland, as well as pursuing additional remedies before the European courts if necessary.
According to a Tump spokesperson, "We remind those who care about this coastline that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) was promoted as an experimental test station, and after more than 10 years of floundering through the planning process, the technology behind the scheme is exceptionally outdated."
(Source: Scottish Sun, 31 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall, Offshore Wind, Trump, European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, Trump,
The combination of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's fleet of Wind Turbine Installation vessels and the Flacon Global fleet will create a marine spread capable of installing the largest turbines in the market. The Falcon Global vessels will form a feeder-solution of up to four vessels depending on installation parameters.
Falcon Global vessels and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier installed the five turbine Block Island project in 2016, the first offshore wind farm in the US.
(Source: Falcon Global, Marine Link, 31 Mar., 2018) Contact: Falson Global, SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc., John Gellert, President and CEO, www.falconglobal.com;
Fred.Olsen Windcarrier, Ketil Arvesen, VP, +49 173 284 4919, www.windcarrier.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Fred.Olsen,
The 2017 flight plan adjustments across the network reduced approximately 900 hours of flying time, leading to a saving of 5,400 tonnes of fuel and eliminating approximately 17,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Last year, Etihad Airways also retired several older aircraft in favour of the fuel efficient Boeing 787.
(Source: Etihad Aviation, PR, Zawya, 1 April, 2018) Contact: Etihad Aviation Group, Corporate Affairs, +971 50 818 9596, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Emissions, CO2 Emissions,
Ricoh, an ENERGY STAR partner for imaging equipment since its inception, is being recognized for: technology services in support of ENERGY STAR; assisting ENERGY STAR product specification development; challenged all employees to take the ENERGY STAR pledge; external outreach -- customers and commitment to continued progress -- Ricoh has committed to reducing the total lifecycle CO2 emissions of the Ricoh Group from year-2000 levels by 30 pct by 2020 and by 87.5 pct by 2050.
In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, while achieving broad emissions reductions.
(Source: Ricoh, Energy Star, PR, 2 April, 2018) Contact: ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov; Ricoh USA,
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency,
An initial €9-million investment will cover engineering, the setup up of a dedicated joint venture (JV) and completing the permitting process. The €200
facility will convert up to 360,000 tpy of waste into 220,000 tons of methanol using Enerkem's bubbling fluidized-bed gasification technology, and will convert non-recyclable mixed waste, including plastics, into syngas for the production of methanol. a (Source: Enerkem, Others, Chemical Engineering, 1 April, 2018)
Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Dir. of Innovation, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com; Port of Rotterdam,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerkem, Air Liquide, AkzoNobel, Syngas, Port of Rotterdam, ,
IOC, which owns and operates 11 of the country's 23 refineries, is establishing a new ethanol from refinery off-gases production unit at its Panipat refinery, as well as an agricultural waste-to-ethanol facility.
India is targeting blending of up to 10 pct (E10) ethanol with petrol to cut reliance on imports to meet oil needs.
(Source: Indian Oil Corp PTI, Money Control, 31 Mar., 2018) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., www.iocl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corp,
The plant processes as much as 10 tpd of agricultural waste in a single day using a pre-treatment phase that converted the waste into a form that was more digestible by microbial enzymes which can be reused for over 50 cycles.
(Source: DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences, The Hindu, 1 April, 2018)Contact: DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences, Prof. Arvind Lali, +91 22 2414 5616, www.dbt-ceb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Ethanol, AgWaste-toEthanol,
The loan has been made through the EBRD's €85 million Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western Balkans, according to an MKF Partner statement. The funds will be lent to individuals, residents' associations, suppliers of green energy and others to finance thermal insulation of buildings, replacement of windows and doors, purchase of pellet and biomass boilers, solar collectors, heat pumps, economical lighting and other energy efficiency measures.
MKF Partner is an active lender to micro and small enterprises in Bosnia.
The EBRD has invested over €2.1 billion in more than 150 projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina to date. (Source: European Parliament, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2 April, 2018) Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com;
MKF Partner, www.partner.ba
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Energy Eficiency,
Phoenix was chosen among 34 other cities to compete in the innovation competition, and was awarded $100,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies to continue developing its program.
In October, one city will be awarded $5 million and four others $1 million as part of the competition. (Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Mayors Challenge, ASU, State Press, KTAR.com, 31 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Mayors Challenge,
More Low-Carbon Energy News City of Pheonix, Climate Change, Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Mayors Challenge,
Dandelion markets geothermal heating and cooling to displace electric and fossil fuel-based systems, including propane and fuel oil common in the northeast.
The company has around 70 contracts signed, and dozens of those systems have already been installed, according to the company.
(Source: Dandelion Geothermal, Axios, 27 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Dandelion Geothermal, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://dandelionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Geothermal,