In 2015, the company initiated a two-year study project to verify the methane emission reduction for a newly applied effluent treatment method. The project, which was conducted by Meo Carbon Solutions in Indonesian palm oil mills in collaboration with Dutch palm oil company KLK. The project used a belt filter press to remove organic matter such as degrading parts of the oil palm fruit in the mill effluent, the source of the methane emissions. The Neste-lead project verified 50 pct reduction in methane emissions at palm oil mills, as validated by Neste.
In Indonesia and Malaysia, approximately 70 pct of palm oil is produced without methane reduction methods. If all the producers in these countries were to adopt the studied new method, greenhouse gases would be reduced by approximately 4.5 million tpy, better than the 50 pct greenhouse gas emission reduction requirement defined in the Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) for all biofuels, according to the Neste release.
(Source: Neste Oyj, PR, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Neste, Annamari Enstrom, Senior Researcher, +358 10 458 7658, annamari.enstrom(@)neste.com, www.neste.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, Palm Oil, Methane, GHGs, Methane Emissions,
The bids could include power purchase agreements (PPAs) or any of several ownership structures, including PPAs with purchase options or obligations, sales of existing assets, acquisition of project development assets and rights, joint ownership, and build-own-transfer agreements, the utility notes.
PGE plans to submit a final draft RFP to the Oregon PUC by the end of next week, and a tentative schedule sees proposals due by June 15 and the process completed by year end. (Source: PGE, Portland Business Journal, 2 Mar., 2018)Contact: Portland General Electric, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric, Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
SFI advances North American forest conservation through carefully targeted research, direct leadership of critical conservation initiatives and partnerships that contribute to soil productivity, carbon storage, and a better understanding of the benefits of working forests relative to climate change.
SFI participants have invested more than $1.6 billion in forest-research activities. In 2016 alone, SFI program participants engaged with over 500 organizations on 420 different conservation and research projects and invested $59 million in forest research. (Source: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., PR, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (2020 596-3452, www. sfiprogram.org, www.sfiprogram.org/conservation/conservation-at-sfi
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sustainable Forestry Initiative ,
To date, the U.S. commercial energy storage market has sustained around 50 projects per quarter, primarily in California where they rely on the Self-Generation Incentive Program. (Source: SunPower, GTM, Mar., 2018) Contact: SunPower, Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower, Energy Storage,
The Faraday Challenge, along with other funding programs, commits almost £250 million to support energy storage and associated technologies in the UK.
(Source: RedT Energy, Clean Energy News, Mar., 2018) Contact: RedT Energy, Scott McGregor, CEO, +44 (0) 207 061 6233, www.redtenergy.com; Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News RedT , Energy Storage, Battery, Faraday Challenge ,
To reduce overall energy consumption the researchers developed a way to optimize the integration of eight residential buildings with various characteristics, operating costs and technical constraints to arrive at an energy-efficient and cost-effective usage pattern. After running all possible variations, the team found that by prioritizing the reduction of carbon emissions, energy costs could be cut by 75 pct emissions cut by 59 pct. However, when they prioritized overall costs instead, it resulted in savings of just 38 pct, but carbon emissions were much higher.
The study noted "Renewable energy sources used in the optimal simulation create a net-zero energy usage by the network, removing the need to rely on traditional heating and cooling technologies with higher emissions, and draw less power from the grid."
This research aims to further lower both carbon emissions and overall costs by optimal integration and sizing of energy storage systems (both thermal and electrical) into the community. The researchers' findings were published in December by the journal Applied Energy.
(Source: Concordia University, Applied Energy, domain-b, 3 Mar., 2018) Contact: Concordia Univ., Prof. Fariborz Haghighat, Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering , (514) 848-2424 ext. 3192,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
In 2017, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announced breakthrough research published in Nature Biotechnology that resulted in a modified algae strain that more than doubled oil content without significantly inhibiting growth, a key challenge along the path to commercial scalability.
(Source: ExxonMobil, PR, 6 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Synthetic Genomics,
Oliver Fetzer, CEO, www.syntheticgenomics.com;
ExxonMobil, Vijay Swarup, VP, R&D, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Algal Fuels, Biofuel, ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics ,
The study includes production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions from 2013 to 2018, and forecast to 2025. The report also identifies major players in the market and their market revenues including GE Energy, Siemens, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell Cansolv, Alstom Energy, Linde Engineering, ConocoPhillips Company, Statoil ASA, Dakota Gasification, Fluor Corporation, Hitachi, Halliburton, HTCO2 Systems, Carbon Clean Solutions, Summit Carbon Capture, Sasol Limited, Aker Clean Carbon AS, China HuaNeng Group.
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Request a sample copy HERE;
Purchase the report HERE. (Source: MarketResearchNest.com, satPRnews, Mar., 2018) Contact: MarketResearchNest, Jeet Jain, 240-284-8070, +44-20-3290-4151, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marketresearchnest.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS,
Last year, Abengoa and Algonquin agreed to form Abengoa-Algonquin Global Energy Solutions (AAGES), a joint venture for the development of clean energy and water infrastructure assets. Abengoa will have exclusive rights over the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) activities for AAGES projects. (Source: Abengoa SE, Renewables, Others, 6 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Abengoa-Algonquin Global Energy Solutions, https://opencorporates.com/companies/nl/70778906; Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Algonquin, Ian Robertson, CEO, (905) 465-4500, www.algonquinpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Abengoa SA, Algonquin Power,
Sky Solar has inked a 25-year PPA for 85 pct of the project's power generation with subsidiaries of Chinese electronic equipment maker Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co Ltd. (SHE:000021). The remaining 15 pct will be sold to the state-owned State Grid Corp of China. (Source: Sky Solar, Renewables Now, Other Media, 7 Mar., 2018)Contact: SKY Solar Holdings, +81 3 5235 3470, www.skysolargroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News PV, Sky Solar Holdings, Solar,
The platform is suitable both for decentralized grids and remote locations and can help customers integrate higher levels of renewable power, improve grid operations and can support more distributed generation. (Source: GE Global Research Center, Renewables, Mar., 2018) Contact: GE Global Research Center, Keith Longtin, (518) 387-7914, www.geglobalresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Global Research Center, General Electric, Energy Storage,
Construction is expected to get underway early this year for start-up in spring of 2019. The facility will feature heat and power generation from waste wood, high protein distillers dried grains (DDGs), cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber and advanced corn oil production.
The project's ethanol output is expected to be marketed in California and other emerging low carbon markets. (Source: The Andersons, ICM, Mar., 2018) Contact: The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, www.andersonsinc.com; ICM, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dry Mill Corn Ethanol, The Andersons , ICM, Ethanol,
The new draft Pasadena Climate Action Plan builds upon and expands existing state programs and policies that address climate change and ultimately establishes a roadmap that enables the city to reach the State's goal of cutting GHG emissions 80 pct below 1990 levels by the year 2050.
The Pasadena CAP strategies include: sustainable transportation and land use; increased energy efficiency and reductions in energy consumption; energy performance standards for buildings; a transition to renewable and carbon-neutral energy; increased urban greening with more trees and park green spaces to absorb CO2, and reducing solid wastes ; reducing solid wastes and associated GHG emissions -- collection, transportation and landfilling of waste as well as the methane created when solid waste in landfills and combustion facilities is decomposed. The plan would use Pasadena's website to provide education and outreach related to zero waste, as well as information on ways to reduce, divert and recycle waste.
In 2009, Pasadena community-wide emissions were 2,044,921 metric tons of carbon dioxide.(Source: Pasadena Weekly, 8 Mar., 2018)Contact: City of Pasadena City Council, ww5.cityofpasadena.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, GHGs, Carbon Emissions,
Under its 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, France has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy consumption to 23 pct by 2020. Under the Energy Transition Law in 2015, France is committed to generating 40 pct of its energy from renewable sources and increasing the share of renewable energy consumption to 32 pct by 2030. However, as of 2016, France's percentage is holding at just 16 pct . The government has also earmarked €7 billion for the renewable energy sector from 2018 to 2022.
(Source: Various Media, southEU summit, Mar., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tidal Energy, Ocean Energy, Wave Energy,
The repowering project is expected to get underway this month for completion in December of 2018. Siemens Gamesa will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the Mendota site. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, PR, Power, 6 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy , Greg Wolf, CEO. (214) 515-1100, www.leewardenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy , Jose Antonio Miranda, , CEO, Onshore Americas, www.siemensgamesa.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Leeward Renewable Energy ,
GVEA presently generates its power through six plants in the Fairbanks area, including two oil plants in North Pole, two coal plants in Healy, one oil plant in Delta and one oil plant in Fairbanks. The co-op also operates a 12-turbine wind farm near Healy.
(Source: GEVA, PR, Fairbanks Daily News Mikner, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: GEVA, John Burns, VP, (907) 452-1151, www.gvea.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Golden Valley Electric Association , Solar,
LG&E claims the programs are no longer cost-effective and customers have until the end of the year to take advantage of them.
Ending the programs would save LG&E customers between $1.84 and $2.19 per month on their electric bills, the utility claims.
LG&E plans to offer $13.5 million worth of energy efficiency programs in 2019.
(Source: LG&E, WFPL, 7 Mar., 2018) Contact: LG&E, Director of Customer Energy Efficiency, David Huff , https://lge-ku.com/residential-energy-efficiency
More Low-Carbon Energy News Louisville Gas & Electric, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebates, Energy Efficiency Incentives,
The company originally planned to export the pellets to Ireland where they would be blended with locally sourced peat for electric power generation. The Georgia scheme was part of the company's plan to develop a biomass business to move away from peat production.
As previously reported, the Irish government was backing Bord na Mona's planned US pellet plant. (Source: Bord na Mona, Irish Times, 7 Mar., 2018) Contact: Bord na Mona Plc, Mike Quinn, CEO, Patrick Madigan, Bioenergy Division, +353 45 439000, www.bordnamona.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bord na Mona , Wood Pellet, Peat,
EES program grants are awarded through a competitive process and must be used solely for energy and operational cost saving and solar installations.
The EES program grants state public higher education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and K-12 public school districts:
Vattenfall presently has a 5 MW solar farm in Wales and has finalized investment decisions for three solar projects in the Netherlands totaling 10.5 MW. The company is also planning investments in the Netherlands totaling 40 MW. (Source: Vattenfall, CleanTechnica, Various Media, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall, Solar,
Each of the new solar plants will generate 74.5 MW of power. Combined, FPL expects the plants to generate sufficient power for approximately 60,000 homes.
(Source: FP&L, PR, 5 Mar., 2018)
Contact: FP&L, www.fpl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light , Solar,
The 15 pct credit, which is capped at $5 million per year, has provided a total of $21.6 million in incentives for nearly 4,000 projects since its founding in 2012.
The tax credit is scheduled to start sunsetting next year, with smaller incentives in 2020 and 2021 and only commercial tax credits remaining after 2022.
(Source: Various Media, Energy News, 5 Mar., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Solar Tax Credit,
The 2013, state-mandated Community Solar Garden program
is administered by Xcel Energy. The program is aimed at residents, businesses and governments.
(Source: Cooperative Energy Futures of Minneapolis, StarTribune, 4 Mar., 2018)Contact: Cooperative Energy Futures of Minneapolis, (612) 568-2479, https://cooperativeenergyfutures.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar, Solar, Xcel Energy,
The portfolio includes a 918-kilowatt rooftop project in Maspeth, Queens. The project was originated by SunPower dealer Accord Power, which is providing EPC services. Construction, using SunPower Helix advanced technology, is expected to get underway April 1. 2018.
The completed project will generate sufficient power for more than 150 NYC homes. (Source: Green Street Power Partners, PR, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Street Power Partners Scott Kerner, CEO, www.greenstreetsolarpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Community Solar, Green Street Power Partners,
The town aims to cut building-related greenhouse gas emissions 5 pct per year, and 80 pct by 2050;
cut energy consumption 5 pct from 2016 energy baseline by June 2019; and
engage 5 pct of Minturn households and businesses in a renewable energy program.
(Source: Town of Minturn, Vail Daily, 1 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Town of Minturn, www.minturn.org/energysavers; Xcel Energy, [stasrtlink]www.xcelenergy.com[endlink]
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Energy Conservation,
NYSERDA's RTEM program offers cost-share incentives to support qualified RTEM projects throughout New York and also evaluates and qualifies vendors to ensure these projects are high-quality.
NY State has committed to a 23 pct reduction in energy consumption in buildings from 2012 levels, which is equal to more energy than 3.8 million average households use in six months. NYSERDA estimates that RTEM projects save more than 5 pct on a building's energy costs, as well as reduce maintenance costs, improve building occupant comfort and increase operational reliability.
(Source: Softtek, Pr, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Softtek, Marcos Jimenez, CEO US and Canada, (917)475-1426,
email@example.com, www.softtek.com; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The e7 automatically reduces energy costs and is compatible with most HVAC solutions and equipped for Honeywell's Connected Guest integration.
The e7 helps reduce the total cost of ownership by minimizing room downtime and automatically capturing the thermostat configuration. Its wired or wireless flexibility enables simplified installation in new-build or retrofit properties. For maximum flexibility the e7 also provides standalone HVAC control and occupancy-based sensing that customarily requires a door switch monitor and motion sensor.
(Source: Honeywell, Hospitality Net, Mar., 2018) Contact: Honeywell, Thurman Melson, VP, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, www.honeywell.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Honeywell, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The program will upgrade all building thermostats, HVAC systems, install energy efficient LED lighting both indoor and out, and upgrade building "envelopes." The upgrades are expected to cut the city's utility costs by at least 20 pct and generate $2.85 million in capital savings.
(Source: City of Laural, WDAM, AST Sunday, 4 Mar., 2018) Contact: City of Laural, www.laurelms.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The researchers are aiming to establish a basic measurement of the amount of old carbon flowing into Northwest Territories waters, and whether the amounts of old carbon are within usual norms. The research was published in the February journal Environmental Research Letters.
(Source: Brinkwire, Washington Post, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vrije University Amsterdam, Joshua Dean, +31 20 598 9898, www.vu.nl/en
As part of its new Climate Strategy, the company will also offer new green insurance products focused on renewable energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency.
The company has also committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 pct from 2013 levels by 2020.
(Source: Generali Group, Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A., Climate Action, Others, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Generali Group, www.generali.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Coal, Climate Change,
The study, led by scientist Nicholas Parazoo, used data on soil temperatures in Alaska and Siberia from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with a numerical model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, that calculates changes in carbon emissions as plants grow and permafrost thaws in response to climate change.
(Source: NASA, India Blooms News Service , 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nicholas Parazoo, (818) 354-4321, www.jpl.nasa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , CO2, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Emissions, Permafrost, NASA,
The utility's plan includes an Energy Storage Customer Program Pilot and incentives for nonprofit care facilities to purchase energy storage systems.
The proposals are in response to California's Assembly Bill 2868 that was signed into law in 2016 and allows the company to add distributed energy storage, according to SDG&E. (Source: SDG&E, Mar., 2018)Contact: San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News San Diego Gas & Electric, Energy STorage,
ICESI has formed committees to address specific challenges around energy storage assessment, lithium-ion batteries, redox flow batteries, long-term research and emerging technologies, and other energy storage related issues. The coalition will also assess specific markets and technologies, as well as produce annual reports summarizing their progress.
(Source: PNNL, PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation, PNNL,
Susan Bauer, PNNL, (509) 372-6083,
More Low-Carbon Energy News PNNL, Energy Storage,
Three of the four utilities that comprise HECO participated in the RFP, representing service areas on O'ahu, Maui and the big island. These seek 220 MW, 60 MW and 20 MW, respectively.
The RFP also calls out a goal adding solar through 2022 in order to take advantage of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). (Source: HECO, PV Mag, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaiian Electric Companies, HECO, Renewwable Energy, Energy Storage,
According to the report, "Rapid warming of the atmosphere and oceans, caused by two centuries of unabated carbon emissions, is causing increasing rates of sea level rise, unprecedented in human history, that threatens natural environments and development on low-lying coasts. Sea level rise is an inevitable outcome of global warming that will continue through many centuries even if human-generated global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were stopped today. However, much of what happens with future sea level rise will depend on our ability, or inability, to implement aggressive global carbon emissions reduction programs envisioned through the 2016 Paris Climate Accord."
Download the full Hawai'i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report HERE. (Source: MauiTime Weekly, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Hawai'i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaii, Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
If constructed, the plant will convert up to 360,000 tpy of mixed waste into 220,000 tpy (270 million litres) of eco-methanol, a colourless alcohol similar to ethanol. It would also keep approximately 300,000 tpy of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.
The consortium members include Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam, The project, which will use Enerkem's proprietary technology, is also supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Province of Zuid-Holland and the regional developement authority InnovationQuarter. (Source: Enerkem, Akzo Nobel, Biobased News, Various Media, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Enerkem, AkzoNobel,
During the first eight months of the program, more than 1,200 participants received a total of $3.5 million in rebates for an average of $2,600 per project.
These projects represent over $11 million that's been invested in upgrading facilities across the province and that investment will save 40,000 gigajoules of energy each year," according to the Ministry's release. (Source: Alberta Environment Minister , Global News, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Alberta Environment Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency rebate, ,
"The progress we are making in the lab toward engineering highly efficient algae strains that convert sunlight and CO2 into renewable high energy density biofuel is exciting and warrants continued research about how our technology will scale. Our (California) outdoor algal facility creates a perfect stepping stone from our labs to the greenhouse and to the outdoors to lay the foundation for a large scale commercial deployment of our technology in the future," Synthetic Genomics CEO Oliver Fetzer notes. (Source: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, innovators, 6 Mar., 2018)
Contact: ExxonMobil, http://corporate.exxonmobil.com; Synthetic Genomica, Oliver Fetzer, CEO, (858) 754-2900, www.syntheticgenomics.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics , Algae, Algae Biofuel,
SulfaCHAR removes hydrogen sulfide from renewable natural gas -- biogas from anaerobic digesters and landfill gas -- as well as other contaminants from industrial air emissions. CleanFyre® is a bio-coal product that is a cost effective substitute with similar energy potential to coal as a fossil fuel. The major advantage of bio-coal is that it is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) neutral. Companies replacing coal with CleanFyre will be eligible to earn GHG Credits in the fight for Climate Change.
The ALTECH Group provides environmental engineering solutions to industry in North America in the areas of air pollution control, industrial energy efficiency, and process water recycling.
(Source: CHAR Technologies, HazMat, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: ALTECH Group, Alex Keen, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.altech-group.com; CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, email@example.com, www.chartechnologies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bio-coal, ALTECH Group, CHAR Technologies, Biogas,
According to the Green Ontario Fund, this funding opens up a broad range of possibilities and initiatives that support the "transformative adoption of low-carbon technologies and processes in buildings or the production of goods."
Proposed low-carbon innovation projects seeking funding must be in Ontario and be completed within four years. They will not be eligible for any other funds derived from the provincial cap-and-trade program.
(Source: Green Ontario Fund, REMI Network, 5 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Green Ontario Fund, Parminder Sandhu, interim CEO, (888) 728-8444, www.greenon.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-carbon, Green Ontario Fund,
In partnership with its key technology providers InEnTec and LanzaTech, Aemetis optimized the integration of an advanced arc furnace and gas fermentation technologies to convert waste biomass into low carbon, renewable cellulosic ethanol and fish meal. The unit was built at the InEnTec Technology Center in Richland, Washington and demonstrated the fully integrated system, including biomass handling, gasification, gas clean up, waste treatment and distillation systems. With a 20-year feedstock supply agreement and a 55-year lease already signed, the 12 million gpy Riverbank plant is expected to begin operations in 2019.
For the demonstration unit, Aemetis used waste orchard wood and nut shells from almond and walnut trees as feedstock, gasified the biomass using a high temperature plasma gasification system to produce syngas, cooled and cleaned the syngas, and supplied the syngas to a patented gas fermentation bioreactor to produce an ethanol "broth" which was distilled to produce commercial grade ethanol.(Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, Newswire, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Aemetis, Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aemetis.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Ethanol, Cellulosic, LanzaTech,
Vertimass believes their technology of converting sustainable ethanol into fungible gasoline, diesel, jet fuel blend stocks and the chemical building blocks benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) can substantially increase corn demand in the US. This innovative technology eliminates the ethanol blend wall that currently limits ethanol use and allows for further expansion of renewable fuels and chemicals while maintaining a low greenhouse gas footprint.
According to Vertimass, "This innovative technology will be fully applicable to conversion of ethanol from cellulosic biomass such as agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops and sugars into BTEX and hydrocarbon fuels as it is to corn ethanol."
(Source: Vertimass LLC, PR, 5 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Vertimass, Charles Wyman, CEO, John Hannon, COO, (949) 417-4307, www.vertimass.com; : NCGA, (202) 326-0644, www.ncga.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NCGA, Vertimass, Corn, Ethanol, Biofuel Feedstock,
The legislation would create an RNG renewable portfolio standard, establish a procurement process, and direct the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to establish quality standards for RNG, as well as require electric distribution companies to acquire electricity from a biomass facility.
Connecticut reportedly has potential capacity for 41 MW of electricity from RNG that could displace 540,000 tpy of CO2. (Source: Various Media, UtilityDive, 6 Mar., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, RNG, Landfill Methane, Landfill Gas,
According to the report, more than 100 New Brunswick-based companies ranging from startups to established firms have participated in international accelerator programs and won international pitch competitions and are presently active in the province's biotech-bioenergy sector. Some of the ventures have raised millions of dollars in private investment. (Source: BioNB, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: BioNB, Meaghan Seagrave, Exec. Dir., (506) 444-2444, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bionb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News BioNB, Bioscience, Bioenergy, Biofuel,
The platform, to be located in Mexico City, will collect real time wind farm operation data to help Zuma better manage and optimize the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines, substations, electricity market and the variations of meteorological conditions. All key condition parameters, such as temperatures, vibrations, operating conditions and alarms are monitored and stored in Big Data" databases. (Source: Ingeteam Wind Energy, PR, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: Ingeteam Wind Energy, Jorge Acedo, R&D Director of Control Systems, Jonathan Taylor, VP, +352 43 791, (414) 934-4100 -- Wisconsin Office, www.ingeteam.com;
Zuma Energia, www.zumaenergia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ingeteam, Zuma Energia, Wind, Renewable Energy,
Power generation now follows the transportation sector as the country's largest GHG emitter. In all, total US emissions are lower than they have been since 1991. According to the BNEF figures, between 2007 and 2013, renewables decreased total CO2 emissions by 2.3 to 3.3 pct -- about the same as the 2.5 to 3.6 pct that shifting from coal to natural gas contributed.
Access the Sustainable
Energy in America factbook
HERE. (Source: BCSE, CleanTechnica, Other Media, 1 Mar., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas, BNEF, Renewable, Renewable Energy, Carbon Emissions,
The GCF, part of the UNFCCC, assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The GCF program in Zambia is managed by the National Designated Authority.
(Source: Green Climate Fund, PR, Media Africa, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6000, www.greenclimate.fund; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Fund, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
According to the Ministry, only 10 pct of the necessary funds can be sourced domestically. Fully 90pct of the needed funds will be raised from multilateral and bilateral sources in line with Article 4 of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) particularly the principle of common but differentiated responsibility.
Namibia (pop. 2.587 million) has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 89 pct by 2030. (Source: Namibia NewEra, 1 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Development Bank of Southern Africa, www.dbsa.org; Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism, +264 61 284 2333, www.met.gov.na; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, UNFCCC, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Paris Climate Agreement,
RSU 73 intends to utilize performance contracting that would guarantee annual energy savings of $110,532, as well as make use of one-time funding through Efficiency Maine. The E-Maine incentives would go toward offsetting the $3 million total project cost of the SMES improvements. State law sets a cap of $2.5 million for performance contracting.
(Source: Maine Regional School Unit 73, Franklin County Daily Bulldog, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Maine Regional School Unit 73, (207) 847-6722, www.rsu73.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,