According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), which regulates the development of fuels, testing guidelines it can take up to 5 years' development to approve a fuel. The tests consume thousands of gallons of fuel and cost nearly $30 million,
a cost that FLORE hopes to reduce.
(Source: Purdue, wlfi.com, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: Purdue University, FLORE, Gozdem Kilaz, Dir., (765) 494-7486, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Purdue University, Biofuel, Clean Fuel,
The company is blaming government "inaction over the future of renewable fuels" as well as high wheat feedstock prices, low bioethanol prices and slow market uptake on biofuels for the impending closure.
In a December 2017 statement, the company noted: "If the (UK) government does not increase the blend level to 9.75 pct and actively support the introduction of E10, the industry will be left in an unsustainable situation with excess capacity and there are likely to be casualties."
(Source: Vivergo, Hull Live, 6 Sept., 2018) )Contact: Vivergo Fuels, +44 01482 700800, www.vivergofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vivergo Fuels,
The report coverage includes; emerging trends by segments regional Markets; significant changes in Market dynamics & Market overview; market breakdown up to the second or third level; market shares approaches of key players in United States Renewable Fuel Market; current predictable size of United States Renewable Fuel Market from the perspective of both value volumes; and an estimation of recent industry developments and related industry information and statistics.
A Sample of United States Renewable Fuel Market Report is available HERE.
(Source: Market Reports, Aug., 2018) Contact: Market Reports, US +1 424 253 0807 UK +44 (020) 3289 7501, www.marketreportsworld.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
BioMass Solution's mission is to acquire, develop, operate and manage renewable energy facilities in North America that are focused on bringing value to handling large volumes of organic waste. The company focuses on organic solid and waste water to produce next generation biofuels and other organic based products while generating strong financial returns. (Source: BioMass Solutions LLC, Green Car Congress, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: BioMass Solutions, Jacek Chmielewski, 847-208-4171, Jacek.firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biomasssolution.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BioMass Solution , RedRiver Biorefinery,
The 99 MW wind farm is located in the Province of Buenos Aires near Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Nordex will manufacture the 120-meter concrete towers and the wind turbines in Argentina. (Source: Nordex, Sept., 2018) Contact: Nordex, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 381 6663 3300, www.nordex-online.com; AES Argentina Generacion, +54 336 448-7100,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind Turbine,
EEG funding for around 6,000 German wind turbines will expire on 1 January 2021. This corresponds to a total installed capacity of approximately 4,500 mw -- sufficient power for around 2.1 million households.
According to current data, around 14,000 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of around 17,000 mw will no longer receive EEG subsidies in the period 2021 to 2026. This corresponds to more than one third of the onshore wind power currently installed in Germany. and, since
wind farms are no longer eligible for EEG subsidies after 20 years, wind farm operators must submit a stability assessment and find alternative sales channels for the electricity.
(Source: Statkraft, PR, 3 Sept., 2018) Contact: Stakraft, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft, Wind,
Researchers from the CICY Renewable Energy Unit collected sargassum, removed the sand and salt, dehydrated it to put it in contact with the fungus Trametes hirsuta, a local microorganism isolated from rotting wood and capable of degrading lignin in these algae.
During the process the fungus breaks down the walls of structures of the macroalgae to leave cellulose and unicellulose which will later pass to a reactor, in which, with the help of climatic conditions and an inoculum (bacterial consortium) will convert the sargasso into methane gas.
(Source: CICY, Notimex, September 3, 2018) Contact:
Center for Cientific Research of Yucatan, Raul Tapia Tussel, Researcher, Dr. Manuel Martinez Estevez,
+999 942 83 30, Ext.353,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Algae, Methane,
"Agriculture and forestry are a major source of greenhouse gases, contributing 20 -- 24 pct of all emissions. Livestock, fertilizers and burning biomass all produce greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide, or a combination of these and other gases. Deforestation and forest degradation are also major sources. However, agriculture and forestry can also act as carbon sinks -- plants take up carbon dioxide as they grow and store carbon in the soils. Land use is therefore part of the solution," according to the report.
The 2016-2019 project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by UN Environment was designed to help land management projects to evaluate their 'carbon benefits'. These can accrue in different land-use scenarios and ecosystems across the globe.
Download Learning to Use the Land so it Produces Fewer Greenhouse Gases report details
HERE. (Source: UN Environment, 3 Sept., 2018) Contact: UN Environment, www.unenvironment.org; GEF, www.thegef.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Sink, Greenhouse Gas, GHGs, Global Environment Facility ,
According to the company's NZ CEO Alistair Davis, Toyota has a long-term plan by 2050 to reduce emissions from its fleet and activities worldwide by 90 pct. Davis also noted that:
The tender is being held under the framework of the Zambian REFiT Strategy, an initiative developed with the support of German development bank, KFW.
The REFiT program aims to initially tender up to 100 MW of PV and envisages the deployment of 200 MW small- and medium-scale renewable energy projects, up to a maximum size of 20 MW. Eligible renewables include solar PV, hydro, geothermal, biomass, waste energy and wind power.
The Department of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the African Development Bank has issued an expression of interest to arrange debt financing for the five 20 MW IPP solar projects.
The Zambian government is aiming to deploy 500 MW of solar PV over the next few years.
(Source: Zambia Ministry of Energy, PV Mag, September 3, 2018) Contact: Zambia Ministry of Energy, www.mewd,gov.zm; African Development Bank, Amadou Hott, VP Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, +225 2026 3900, www.afdb.org/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, African Development Bank,
In order to simplify the Mass Save program process and encourage greater East Boston neighborhood participation, NOAH has teamed up with Mass Save, the City of Boston and Boston ABCD to launch a pilot program to increase participation.
The Mass Save program, which is open to homeowners and renters, includes a no-cost energy audit and report that makes it easy to improve a home's energy efficiency.
Mass Save will also install energy-saving products such as ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs; advanced power strips; low-flow showerheads; faucet aerators; and programmable thermostats or discounted wireless thermostats, all at no cost to home owners and renters.
Program participants may also qualify for additional offers, rebates, and incentives for insulation, energy eficient HVAC and others based on the Home Energy Assessment report and household income levels. (Source: East Boston Times Free Press, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: Mass Save, www.masssave.com; NOAH, (617) 567-5882, www.noahcdc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mass Save, Energy Efficiency,
The UGI EE&C program, which is designed to achieve lower energy usage and lower overall costs for customers, includes residential customer rebates for fuel switching from electric to natural gas for heating, water heating and clothes drying and a recycling program for inefficient appliances. Commercial customers are eligible for rebates for combined heat and power projects, as well as custom projects such a lighting retrofits.
Reading, Penna.-based UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility serving 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. (Source: Misericordia University, UGI, PR, 4 Sept., 2918) Contact: UGI, www.ugi.com; Misericordia University, (570) 674-6400, www.misericordia.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News UGI Utilities , Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The order includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 46 V126-3.45 MW turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 service, operations and maintenance agreement.
EKF Denmark's Export Credit is backing the project with a €140 million export loan.
Turbine delivery is expected between Q2 and Q3 of 2019. Project completion and commissioning is expected between Q3 2019 and Q1 2020. (Source: Vestas, NA Windpower, 4 Sept., 2018)Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye, http://lekela.com/about-us/senegal-taiba-ndiaye
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Wind Turbine,
The CSRD began tracking and reporting its carbon emissions in 2010.
In 2007-2008, CSRD became a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, along with 182 other local governments.
The CSRD has also been recognized numerous times for its commitment to achieving the goals of the Climate Action Charter and for its nationally recognized Salmon Arm Landfill Gas Capture Project.
Additionally, the CSRD has been working on improving fleet management and incorporating carbon neutral initiatives into its planning exercises. (Source: Revelstoke Review, 4 Sept., 2018)
Contact: BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee, www.toolkit.bc.ca/green-communities-committee-working-group-membership; CSRD, www.csrd.bc.ca; BC Climate Action Charter, www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/local-governments
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Neutral, Carbon Footprintn Neutral,
Participants at the forum, called Pathways to Climate-Resilient Decarbonized Critical Infrastructure in the 21st Century, will examine critical infrastructure, prioritizing climate change mitigation and adaptation, challenges and opportunities for scaling up private investments in climate-resilience, and the insurance industry's role as underwriters, risk managers and investors.
Invited guests include government officials and political leaders, chief investment officers and chief risk officers from the global re/insurance and financial sectors, as well as senior officials of international development banks and the United Nations.
(Source: Intact Financial Corporation, Insurance & Investment Journal, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: Sun Life Financial, www.sunlife.ca;
Intact Financial Corporation, www.intactfc.com; The Geneva Association, www.genevaassociation.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Fintel Russian Ventures will build and operate two wind farms of 25.2 MW and 273 MW, located in the regions of Ulyanovsk and Saratov, respectively.
The company will invest €32 million ($37.1 million) in the six-turbine Ulyanovsk wind farm which is is expected to be online in 2020.
The Saratov wind farm will incorporate 65 turbines.
(Source: Fintel Energija Release, Renewables, 3 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Fintel Energija, +381 11 322 3884, www.fintelenergija.rs
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fintel Energija, Wind,
Download the Iowa Legislative Services Agency report HERE. (Source: Iowa Legislative Services Agency, WeAreIowa.com, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: Iowa Legislative Services Agency, email@example.com, www.legis.iowa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Biofuel,
The NNPC biofuels programme is focused on cassava, sugarcane-fuel ethanol production and palm oil for biodiesel production. (Source: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, PR, The Nation, 4 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, www.nnpcgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,
Xinhuan provides the standard module energy storage system of MW-level "reserving, storing, supplying". The system includes power station management system (BMS), energy management system (EMS), GW core PACK integration system, intelligent "cloud" operation management system and other core energy storage technologies. Meanwhile, a series of advanced system solutions, such as power generation side concentrated energy storage power supply solutions, smart micro grid and industrial and commercial power supply, are introduced and used in this system. The system module can be used independently or combined into large megawatt energy storage systems.
(Source: China Recycling Energy Corporation, PR, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: China Recycling Energy Corp., Adeline Gu, +86 29 8765 1098, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.creg-cn.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
The spending will go to expanding LNG bunkering facilities in Korea as the market is expected to grow from 310,000 tpy in 2022 to 1.36 million tpy in 2030 under stricter environment regulations.
The company also plans to initiate an LNG-powered trucks program in cooperation with Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle as well as
increase LNG refueling facilities for vessels and vehicles.
(Source: KOGAS, PR, Pulse,
5 Sept., 2018) Contact: KOGAS, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/korea-gas-corporationh
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, LNG, Korea Gas Corporation, LNG,
The Super Low Energy rating targets new and existing commercial and retail offices, industrial buildings as well as schools, and hopes to get industry players to push boundaries on energy efficiency. Under the Green Mark for Super Low Energy code, buildings cannot use more than 100 kwh per square meter per year.
The BCA is aiming to achieve up to 80 pct energy efficiency over 2005 levels.
To date, more than more than 10 organizations, including the Defense Science and Technology Agency and the Singapore Management University have committed to adopt the new rating code.
(Source: Singapore Building and Construction Authority, TodayOnLine, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: Singapore Building and Construction Authority, Hugh Lim, CEO, www.bca.gov.sg
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
The deregulation and loosening of r restrictions on wind power plant developement and construction is seen as an effort to encourage and speed the introduction of the renewable energy and reduce the time and financial burden on plant construction resulting from the regulatory process.
According to the Japan Wind Power Association , the environmental assessment requirement has been a major hurdle to the widespread introduction of wind power as the procedure takes four to five years and incurs significant additional costs.
The government wants the country to have the capacity to produce 10 million kilowatts of wind power by fiscal 2030 -- up from the present 3.39 million kilowatts.
(Source: Japan Times, Others, 30 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Japan Wind,
Using Biotechnika's technology, after purification, bio-gas is usable in regular gas systems. The technology conformed with the demands of the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme promoting renewable fuels. The bio-refinery is expected to be online early in 2020.
Biotechnika specializes in industrial biotechnology -- ethanol production, the construction of agricultural bio-gas refineries, sewage management, and food and bio waste processing. (Source: Biotechnika, PR, First News, 30 Aug., 2018) Contact: Biotecnika, Tomasz Kapela, +48 608 409 440, www.biotechnika.net/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biotechnika , Biorefining, Ethanol, Biofuel,
These targets are set to meet the Paris Agreement ambition of below 2 degrees of global warming. This month, 19 global cities, representing 130 million urban citizens, committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
Emirates GBC recently established the Net Zero Centre of Excellence think tank and accelerator platforms to advance energy efficient net zero carbon buildings in the UAE.
(Source: Emirates Green Building Council, PR, 30 Aug., 2018) Contact: EmiratesGBC , Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman, email@example.com, www.emiratesgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Zero Energy, Building Energy Efficiency, Green Building Council,
The two projects will be managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The University of Illinois will focus on reservoirs and residual oil zones in the Illinois Basin in three states. The university received $3.4 million in federal funds and will provide $917,881 in matching funds.
The University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (UNDEERC) will establish the Williston Basin CO2 Field Laboratory in the South Central Cut Bank oilfield in Montana. The NDEERC received $3.4 million in federal funds and will provide $873,926 in matching funds.
Since 1997, DOE's Carbon Storage program portfolio includes industry cost-shared technology development projects, university research grants, collaborative work with other national laboratories, and research conducted in-house through the NETL Research & Innovation Center. The Carbon Storage program incorporates: Core Storage Research and Development; Storage Infrastructure; and Strategic Program Support to address significant technical challenges in order to meet program goals that support the scale-up and widespread deployment of CCS.
Download details on the US DOE Carbon Storage Program HERE. (Source: DOE Office of Fossil Energy, Kallanish Energy, Others, 30 Aug., 2018)
Contact: DOE Office of Fossil Energy, 202-586-6660, www.energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy; University of Illinois, (217) 333-1000, https://illinois.edu; NETL, www.netl.doe.gov; UNDEERC, (701) 777-5000, www.undeerc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News UNDEERC, Office of Fossil Energy , Carbon Storage, NETL,
In its proposed rule Renewable Fuel Standard Program Standards for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020, the EPA proposes the Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations (RVOs), the analytical support in setting those RVOs, the setting of the percent standards to achieve those RVOs and an assessment of the cost of implementation.
The USDA stresses that it does not disagree with the appropriateness of the use of the cellulosic waiver authority in lowering the total and cellulosic standards, but disagrees with the newly stated constraints the EPA places on the agency when those waivers are applied. These comments also address the inconsistencies between the cost and the percent standard approaches, which have historically failed to achieve the RVO standard set in the analysis and rule making.
The funding is earmarked for the university's Green Building Project to design more energy-efficient building plans by developing more effective ways to monitor energy consumption and quantify occupant behaviors in buildings.
The National Research Council (NRC) is also partnering in the multi-discipline project. (Source: Carleton University, The Charlaton, 30 Aug, 2018) Contact: Carleton University Dept. of Engineering, (613) 520-5790, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Building Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The UK contribution will come through the Clean Technology Fund, which provides funding for clean technology projects in developing countries with a focus on developing low-carbon solutions and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.
The UK is the largest contributor to the global fund, followed by the US and Japan.
The storage project is being developed by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the South African government.
(Source: Various Media, Energy Digital, 30 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Battery,
Modelling by a number of CFS stakeholders shows that a minimum of two-thirds of the compliance for the 2030 CFS target can be met with liquid fuels. This significantly lowers the potential cost of compliance with the gaseous and solid fuels CFS components for Canada's industrial sector. In addition, there is considerable positive economic growth that will be realized by investments in clean fuel production and use.
Transportation fuels make up 80 pct of the liquid fuels used in Canada, and their climate change emissions are rising. Many in the industrial sector see the rationale for Canada to largely follow the design of low carbon fuel standards successfully operating for almost a decade in British Columbia and in California.
Download the Canadian clean fuel standards regulatory framework
HERE. (Source: Advanced Biofuels Canada, PR, 28 August, 2018) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Canada, Ian Thomson,
(604) 947-0040, email@example.com, www.advancedbiofuels.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Canada, Canada Clean Fuel Standard, Biofuel,
Download Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program details HERE. (Source: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Aug., 2018) Contact: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/agencies/rural-business-cooperative-service
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biochemical, USDA,
The EDF facilitated the development and sale of the credits with the help of a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA. Natural Capital Partners purchased the credits on behalf of its client Microsoft, which began a carbon neutrality program in 2012.
Grassland carbon credits reward landowners for retaining soil carbon and avoiding the emissions associated with converting grasslands into croplands. Grassland projects also provide ecosystem benefits such as habitat for threatened species.
The Climate Action Reserve's Grassland Project Protocol uses biogeochemical modeling and emissions factors to quantify carbon that would be released from the soil if the land were tilled. (Source: EDF, Aug., 2018) Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, www.edf.org;
Southern Plains Land Trust, https://southernplains.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund news, Carbon Credit news, Carbon Sink news,
Southern Current's integrated platform includes project development, engineering, construction, maintenance, finance and asset management, according to the company. (Source: Southern Current, WLTX19, 29 Aug., 2018) Contact: Southern Current, (843) 277-2090, https://southerncurrentllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
Under the ESPC, Siemen's provided a district-wide energy management system with direct digital controls allowing for implementation of energy conservation strategies and room occupancy scheduling; HVAC and chilled water plant upgrades; LED lighting retrofits; new high efficiency, condensing gas-fired hot water boiler plants in four ESM buildings and other upgrades.
ESPCs are part of Siemens' Total Energy Management approach to reducing energy costs and funding building energy efficiency improvements through energy savings
(Source: Siemens USA, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: Siemens, www.usa.siemens.com/k12.
Siemens Building Technologies, w3.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies/us/en/Pages/buildingtechnologiesusa.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens, Energy Efficiency, ESPC,
The NOK 270 million ($32,376,000 US) project will receive NOK 66 million funding from Enova, a Norwegian government enterprise responsible for promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy. The new plant is expected to come online in 2020.
Moelven is a Scandinavian industrial group that produces building materials and systems for the construction industry. (Source: Moelven, PR, IHB, 30 Aug., 2018) Contact: Moelven, +47 62 34 70 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.moelven.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet,
The research is intended to create a way to protect and enhance enzymes in the process to turn organic material into fuel. Ceballos will use a protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to enhance the conversion process.
(Source: University of Arkansas, 30 Aug., 2018)
Contact: University of Arkansas, Prof. Ruben Michael Ceballos, 479-575-5643,
email@example.com, https://ceballoslab.uark.edu; National Science Foundation, www.nsf.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Science Foundation, University of Arkansas, Biofuel,
Silfab Solar is the North American manufacturing leader in the design & development of ultra-high-efficiency, premium quality 60- and 72-cell monocrystalline PV modules. Silfab leverages over 35 years of solar experience spanning the entire vertical PV value chain including wafers, ingots, R&D, engineering and product innovation.
As the largest and most advanced manufacturer in North America, Silfab's fully automated facility produces superior reliability and performance with the lowest defect rate in the US, according to the company website.
(Source: Silfab, Hastings Tribune, 28 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Silfab, (905) 255-2501, www.silfab.ca; Itek Energy, (360) 647-9531, www.itekenergy.com
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The company is seeking $12 million in private investment in addition to a recent $6 million infusion. An initial funding round will be followed by a push for another $18 million earmarked for production startup, commercialization and marketing.
In 2017, marine energy reportedly attracted only $200 million in investments worldwide; solar energy drew $161 billion and wind attracted $107 billion, according to
Bloomberg's 2018 New Energy Finance investment report.
(Source: Ocean Renewable Power, Portland Press Herald, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ocean Renewable Power, Chris Sauer, CEO, 207.772.7707, www.orpc.co
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Renewable Power, Tidal Power, Ocean Power ,
The CCCU aims to make coal a safer and more affordable source of energy, with minimal impact on the environment. Donations fund new research projects, facilities, and outreach activities involving clean coal. The research projects are conducted by faculty from both Washington University and international partner universities. In total, the program has completed 24 research projects, 114 peer-reviewed papers and one book.
The CCCU is a part of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES), which was established in 2007 as a larger effort to coordinate research on energy, environment, and sustainability.
According to Peabody Director of Corporate Communications Charlene Murdock,
"Coal remains an essential part of the world' energy mix, and technologies are central to continuing to reduce the emissions profile." Murdock adds that "Peabody is dedicated to reducing emissions." (Source: Washington State University, Peabody Energy, Student Life, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: CCCU, Richard Axelbaum, Dir., cleancoal.wustl.edu; Peabody Energy, Glenn Kellow, CEO, Travis Snyder (314) 342-4351, www.peabodyenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Peabody Energy, Clean Coal, ,
According to U.S. Energy Information Agency data, the closures will leave about two dozen coal-fired plants operational in Ohio and Pennsylvania. (Source: FirstEnergy Solutions, PR, The Virginian Pilot, AP, 30 Aug., 2018) Contact: First Energy Solutions, Donald Moul, Pres., www.fes.com, www.firstenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News First Energy, Coal, Coal-Fired Power,
Arbre-Evolution's pioneering approach to carbon offsetting focuses on the "social aspect of planting trees." Arbre-Evolution selects and supports projects from ideas put forward by businesses and community groups seeking to offset their carbon footprints through community tree planting and reforestation projects on publicly or collectively owned land.
In addition to its partnership with Coop Carbone, Arbre-Evolution is working with the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada.
The co-op's approach enables communities and companies to be part of the process rather than simply purchasing carbon credits.
(Source: Coop News, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: Arbre-Evolution, (514) 207-3686,
(418) 607-0697, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.arbre-evolution.org; Coop Carbone, Jean Nolet, Pres., http://coopcarbone.coop
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coop Carbone, Carbon Offsets, Carbon Emissions, Reforestation,
Massachusetts has one of the best solar energy programs in the country and is most friendly to rooftop solar. And 2-year-old Resonant Energy puts that to best use. What started with a community project to solar power a church in Dorchester five years ago is now a company that's eight-member strong and looking onto a million dollar funding round next year.
Resonant Energy also underwrites loans for institutions that are not credit-rated.
Project financiers or investors on Resonant Energy's platform earn monthly payments from users, a 30 pct federal investment tax credit and depreciation, and state incentive payments over 10-20 years from the utility as governed by the Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources.
In the last six months, the company has serviced close to 40 projects in Massachusetts and Long Island City New York. (Source: Resonant Energy, BostonInno, 30 Aug., 2018) Contact: Resonant Energy, Isaac Baker, CEO, (617) 506 9248, www.resonant.energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Resonant Energy, Solar, Renewable Energy, Community Solr,
The EPC projects, which are being developed for BioTherm Energy, the country's largest independent renewable energy developer, are expected to be grid-connected by the end of 2019 and early 2020, respectively. The projects will incorporate more than 400,000 Canadian Solar 1500V high voltage modules installed on single-axis solar tracking systems.
(Source: Canadian Solar, Zacks, 30 Aug., 2018)
Contact: BioTherm Energy, www.biothermenergy.com; Canadian Solar, Dr. Shawn Qu, CEO, www.canadiansolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Solar, Solar, BioTherm Energy,
Diamond has nearly 3,000 active municipal, commercial and community solar customers and forecasts a 400 pct by 2020 due to its substantial development pipeline of solar and storage assets and aggressive asset acquisition targets in key markets.
Nexamp, Inc. operates as a solar contractor that designs, develops, builds, installs, owns, finances, and operates commercial-scale solar projects. (Source: Diamond Generating Corp., Renewables, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: Diamond Generating Corp, www.dgc-us.com; Nexamp Inc., (877) 707-0491, www.nexamp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Mitsubishi, Community Solar,
up from about 66 pct in 2017. San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Minneapolis/St. Paul followed in that order. (Source: CBRE Group Inc., Aug., 2018)
Source: CBRE Group Inc., Aug., 2018) Contact: CBRE Group Inc., David Pogue, Snr. VP, (212) 984-6515, www.cbre.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CBRE Group, Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
Under the agreement, the two parties will conduct joint research in the exploration and production of coal methane, the implementation of investment projects in processing and liquefying natural gas (LNG), gas compression, training of professional staff, undergraduates and doctoral students.
Coal Technology & Engineering Group is a national Chinese corporation that holds a leading position in the Chinese coal industry. The corporation's aggregate revenue for 2017 amounted to more than $6 billion. According to the CCTEG data, the production of coal methane in China has now reached about 17 billion cubic mpy.
(Source: Satbayev Kazakh National Research and Technical University, Astana Times, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: Satbayev Kazakh National Research and Technical University, Chingiz Cherniyazdanov, Managing Director, +7 727 257 7116, kaznitu.kz/en; ArcelorMittal Temirtau, http://corporate.arcelormittal.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Coalbed Methane,
The €86 million wind farm incorporates eighteen 3.4-MW wind turbines and was developed by the private sector with support from the National Development Fund of Iran and the Cooperative Development Bank. When fully operational, the wind farm will help prevent 110,000 metric tpy of greenhouse gases, which is equivalent to planting 100 thousand hectares of and preventing the pollution of 22,000 vehicles.
(Source: Iranian Energy Ministry, REVE, 27 Aug., 2018)
Iranian Energy Ministry, irandataportal.syr.edu/ministry-of-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Iran Wind,
The project is an extension of the Wieringermeer test site, which will have a total capacity of 17 wind turbines: eight spots for serially-produced turbines and nine for prototypes of large wind turbine manufacturers.
Vestas will provide eight serially-produced V126-3.45 MW turbines delivered in a 3.8-MW Power Optimized Mode which ECN Wind Energy Facilities could use for testing on behalf of third parties. Such tests could include operational strategies to optimize output and grid integration.
The project includes VestasOnline Business SCADA solution for monitoring the turbines, reducing turbine downtime and improving the project's business case. The contract includes design and construction of foundations as well as supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is slated for Q1, 2019. (Source: Vestas, Windpower, 27 Aug., 2018)Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; ECN Wind Energy, www.ecn.nl; ECN Wind Energy Facilities,
More Low-Carbon Energy News ECN Wind Energy .Vestas, Wind,