The town recently received $210,531 in grant funding from the Mass. Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Program -- its fourth DOER grant award since 2013. Rockland was also awarded $75,521 in energy reduction incentives by National Grid.
The Mass. DOER Communities program incentivizes cities and towns to adopt energy efficiency policies. In 2017 the program committed $65 million in grant funding to 15 cities and towns last year.
Technical assistance for the program is being provided by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the LED lighting is being installed by Real Term Energy a firm with headquarters in Annapolis and Montreal, Canada. (Source: The Enterprise, Mass. DOER, 8 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Town of Rockland, Marcia Birmingham, Interim Town Administrator, www.rockland-ma.gov;
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, www.mass.gov/doer
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mass DOER, Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The project, which will use lignocelluloses biomassis as a feedstock, is in line with the government's national bio-fuel policy, which mandates 5 pct blending of ethanol with petrol.
(Source: Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd, PTI, 8 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Bharat Petroleum Corp, www.bharatpetroleum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Bharat Petroleum ,
"This achievement is a testament to the City's efforts to be a leader among a network of global cities (the C40 Cities initiative) that is increasingly taking action to reduce their CO2 emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change," the Mayor claimed. She said, as a member of the C40 Cities, Cape Town is committed to meeting the goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Cape Town is aiming for 37 pct reduction in carbon emissions by 2040 or a 13 pct reduction by 2022, as set out by the City's Energy2040 goal. (Source: City of Cape Town, News Channel Africa, 12 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News C40 Cities, Carbon Emisions, Climate Change,
The report notes the difference between "consumer" cities such as New York and Paris, which have shrunken industrial sectors and lower local emissions, and "producer cities" in high manufacturing regions such as southeast Asia, which generate a lot of local pollution creating goods used elsewhere. This new calculus also showcases the value of local purchasing and food production.
The report points to strategies that can be used to cut consumption emissions, including smarter purchasing, buying local, and reducing waste. Food policy can make a big difference. Cities can also focus more on retrofitting older building to conserve power.
Download the Consumption-based GHG Emissions of C40 Cities report HERE. (Source: C40, Curbed, 2018) Contact: C40, Mark Watts, Exec. Dir., email@example.com, www.c40.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News C40 Cities news, Carbon Emissions news, Climate Change news,
ACS Group and its subsidiary Cobra are constructing the 500 MW power station in Mula, Murcia province , Spain, according to a company statement. Panel are slated for Q3/Q4-2018 and Q1-2019 deliveries. The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2019, it said.
Trina Solar will supply 496,000 units of its TSM-PE14H multicrystalline modules with power outputs between 335 and 340W. The half-cell design yields higher efficiency and its new cell string layout reduces energy losses caused by inter-row shading. In addition, the 1,500V certified modules are ideal for large-scale installations since BOS costs are reduced by connecting more modules in a string, the company statement added. (Source: Trina Solar, Trade Arabia News, 12 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Trina Solar Ltd., Investor Relations, +86 519-8517-6878, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.trinasolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Trina Solar, Solar,
By sector, the company will focus its investment in the solar energy sector, to cement its flagship company Hanwha Q Cells' position as a leading total solar power solution provider with the world's largest cell production capacity.
(Source: Hanwha Group, The Investor, Korea Herald, 12 Aug., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanwha , Solar,
The project, which is reportedly the largest such plant currently under construction in the country, is slated for completion and commissioning
in September, 2018. The wind farm will incorporate 13 units of Siemens' SWT-3.0-113 MW turbines.
(Source: Siemens AG., Renewables Now, Aug,2018) Contact: Siemens AG, www.siemens.com; European Energy A/S , Jens-Peter Zink, Chairman, +45 2047 8220, email@example.com, www.europeanenergy.dk
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy A/S, Wind,
The completed project, which will generate sufficient energy for 80,000 homes, is part of Xcel's planned 70-pct, 1,850-mw expansion of its wind portfolio.
The project is expected to come in at about $200 million with West Fargo-based
Wanzek Construction as construction contractor. (Source: Xcel Energy, WDAY, 10 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy , Wind, Foxtail Wind,
The Prime Minister claimed "previous governments did not take the ethanol programme seriously" but his government will increase ethanol production fro the present 141 crore litres per year to 450 crore litres of ethanol in the next four years. The government also plans to achieve 10 pct ethanol blending in petrol by 2022 and is aiming to double it to 20 pct. The government also plans to establish 12 modern refineries for generating advanced biofuel.
Like a true politician, the Prime Minister was quick to note that all previous government plans to advance ethanol had "fallen through." (Source: The Hindu, Various Media, 11 August, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News India Ethanol,
"A strong RFS that follows the law is critically important to ensuring market access for ethanol and biodiesel and to giving consumers additional choices at the pump. I will reiterate to acting Administrator Wheeler when he visits Iowa next week the need to support the RFS, allow year-round sale of E15 and end the small-refinery waivers that have cut ethanol demand by 1.5 billion gallons over the past two years."
Iowa has the capacity to produce 4.4 billion gpy of ethanol, including 55 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol and 400 million gpy of biodiesel, all from approximately 1 billion bushels of corn. The biofuels industry contributes about $5 billion to the state's DGP. (Source: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, CBC OnLIne, 12 Aug., 2018) Contact: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, www.iowaagriculture.gov/MichaelNaig.asp
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Ethanol, Ethanol Blend,
The original plant had been set up in 2009 and expanded in 2014. The operator's concept was based on the digestion of horse manure and sale of the digestate as fertilizer pellets. However, as the concept turned out to be technically difficult and economically unfeasible, the plant went bankrupt. Following the takeover by the WELTEC Group, the substrate input is now being adjusted, and the plant technology is being modernised.
Henceforth, the two digesters with a capacity of 3,000 M2 each, will be largely fed with locally sourced horse manure and other raw materials. The generated biogas will be used to run two cogeneration power plants with an electrical output of 1.1 MW each. Nordmethan will supply the power to the public power grid. Part of the exhaust heat from the cogeneration is to be used for drying the digestate.
other upgrades, WELTEC will modernize the two cogeneration power plants and the solid matter input systems, and install two digestate dryers and storage units.
(Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 13 Aug., 2018) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Jens Albartus, Director, +49 4441 99978 0, +49 4441 99978 8, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.weltec-biopower.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER, Biogas,
The town's inventory ,was complied by Dr. Abel Chavez, director of the Community Solutions Incubation and Innovation (CS21) Lab of Western State Colorado University, compiled the inventory and associated report. The report noted that Crested Butte's footprint is "pretty average and in line with most of the United States in terms of metric tons of carbon dioxide produced."
The town emits an estimated 51,000 metric tpy CO2, 48 pct of which is from electric power consumption.
(Source: Town of Crested Butte, Crested Butte News, 8 Aug., 2018) Contact: Town of Crested Butte, Jessie Earley, Building Dept, (970) 349-5338, www.crestedbutte-co.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas, GHG,
The company seeking proposals that provide the best value to customers, with winning facilities beginning their contracts in November.
The plans are part of the company's Renewable Energy Development Initiative which aims to increase its solar energy generation from 970 mw of solar capacity by 1,600 mw by 2021.
(Source: Georgia Power, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AP, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: Georgia Power, Wilson Mallard, Renewable Energy Development Dir., (404) 506-6526, www.georgiapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia Power, Solar,
The joint effort is intended to develop a low carbon fuel, improve internal combustion engine (ICE) efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions as assessed from a "well to wheel" basis.
Within this project, Saudi Aramco will develop a fuel based on a refinery process that results in lower carbon dioxide emissions. Mazda and AIST will research and develop a high-efficiency engine that will run on this fuel. . The entire scope of research will be tested and optimized at AIST headquarters in Tokyo.
The joint work is expected to be completed in fiscal 2020. (Source:
Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Aug 2018) Contact: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, www.aist.go.jp; Saudi Aramco, Amin H. Nasser, Acting Pres., CEO, +966 13 872 0115, email@example.com, www.saudiaramco.com; Mazda, www.mazda.ca/en/about/contact-us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mazda, Saudi Aramco, Carbon Emissions,
The Step Code gradually increases build energy efficiency standards with different types of buildings subject to progressively stringent energy-retention rules over the next three years.
The code first requires homes to be tested for how well they retain energy. Steps two through five require homes to be more efficient. Step five is "net-zero ready," so the buildings can be converted to "net-zero" in the future.
Homes designed to meet these "energy passive" standards use up to 90 pct less energy than a typical home. They do this by creating a tightly-sealed building envelope which uses the sunlight that comes in through the windows, and distributes the warm air through a ventilation system. (Source: Squamish Chief, Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Batteries work by transferring charged particles (ions) from one side to the other -- storing energy in a chemical medium that can later be released. The Lancaster researchers found that charged ionscan also flow through a crystalline structure -- like concrete -- accumulating on one side. This physically 'traps' the energy and does not require the use of chemicals, making the potassium-infused concrete technically a capacitor, not a battery.
According to the technology developer Prof. Mohamed Saafi, capacitors hold less energy by volume than batteries, but there is far more volume available if the new form of concrete was to be widely used as a building material.
The technology is still small-scale and requires more research before it can become commercially viable.
The university has a ten-year plan to bring the special concrete to mass-market where it could be used in buildings and other structures that could then be taken off the grid. that could be removed from the grid.
(Source: Composite Structures. Daily Mail, Lancaster University, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Lancaster University, Engineering Prof. Mohamed Saafi, www.lancaster.ac.uk
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The Bodangora project will incorporate 33 General Electric 3.43-MW turbines totaling approximately 361 GWh per year. The project also has a long-term maintenance and service contract with GE.
The project is being built by GE and Australian builder Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON).
When fully operational, the wind farm will generate sufficient power for as many as 49,000 households each year. (Source: Infigen Energy, Renewables, 9 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Infigen, Richie Farrell, GM, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, +61 2 8031 9900, Rosalie Duff , Investor Relations, +61 2 8031 9901, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.infigenenergy.com; GE, www.ge.com/contact/general
More Low-Carbon Energy News Infigen Energy , General Electric, Wind Turbine,
LCE operates 513 MW of onshore wind power production in the US and has another 300 MW under construction and more than 1.5 GW in the pipeline for completion by 2022, Orsted said in a statement on Thursday.
(Source: Orsted, reve, 9 Aug., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com;
Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, email@example.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com
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The EIA projects solar generation will go from 211,000 MWh per day in 2017 to 260,000 MWh/d in 2018, a 23 pct increase, and to 290,000 MWh/d in 2019, another 12 pct increase. The latest STEO also cuts the amount of utility-scale solar capacity that the EIA expects to come online in 2019 to 6.3 GW -- a 45 pct drop from the 11.4 GW forecast in last month's STEO.
The EIA reports that wind generation averaged 697,000 MWh per day in 2017 and forecasts that it will rise by 7 pct to 746,000 MWh/d in 2018 and by another 5 pct in 2019 to 782,000 MWh/d.
(Source: US EIA, Utility Dive , Various Media, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, EIA, Wind, Solar,
The 100-acre Natchez biorefinery will use Velocys' technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumbering operations and tree plantations. The plant is expected to convert locally-sourced woody biomass waste into enough renewable fuel to meet the annual demands of running around 40,000 diesel and gasoline trucks.
(Source: Velocys Plc, PR, 7 Aug., 2018)Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velocys.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys, Woody Biomass, Biofuel,
The Centre is charged with organizing and conducting environmental and bioenergy R&D programs,
promoting sustainable,renewable energy source,
and acting as a platform and aggressive medium for promoting cutting-edge research and development, pioneering new renewable energy technology that
reduce the nation's dependency on fossil fuel.
(Source: Energy Commission of Nigeria, National Centre for Energy and Environment , ESI Africa, August 8, 2018)
Contact: National Center for Energy and Environment, Prof. S. M Ogbonmwan, Director, email@example.com, www.ncee.org.ng
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Bioenergy,
Syngenta's patented Enogen corn has enzymes genetically engineered into the kernels. Ethanol plants normally purchase enzymes to help turn corn starch into sugar as part of the fermenting process. Enogen is classified as an "identity preserved crop" and must either go to the ethanol plants that contract for it or be used as livestock feed. The product is presently being used or tested in over 30 ethanol plants nationwide, including Tharaldson Energy at Casselton, N.D., and Midwest AgEnergy Group plants at Spiritwood, N.D., and Underwood, N.D.
Syngenta International, which was acquired by China's state-run enterprise ChemChina in 2017, operates research and development facilities in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and in Beijing.
(Source: Syngenta, New Age Business, United News of Bangladesh, 8 Aug., 2018) Contact: Syngenta, Eric Fyrwald, CEO, +41 61 323 11 11, www.syngenta.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Syngenta, Biouel Feedstock, Enogen,
Green Bond pledge adherents agree that climate change poses an existential threat and that the rapid growth of a green bonds market will not only meet the unique challenges the world faces, but will do so while making communities more economically competitive, prosperous, and productive.
Green bonds may be sold by governments, as well as by private entities, to finance projects that have positive environmental or climate attributes. The projects can range from clean transportation to renewable energy.
The green bond market started in 2007 with bonds issued by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. By 2017, both California and New York had issued more than $4 billion in bonds to finance such things as clean water projects, green schools, mass transit, land preservation, and green housing. The state is now looking to build on that start and help grow a much more robust market for green bond financing.
Download a copy of the Green Bonds Pledge and other details HERE.
(Source: California Treasurers Office, Lake County News, Aug., 2018) Contact: California Treasurers Office, (916) 653-2995, www.treasurer.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bond, Climate Change,
The report includes prominent players, dealers, and the sellers in the Global Thermal Storage Market, along with individual growth rate, capacity, market share, price, consumption, production, cost, capacity use rate, price, export, gross margin and other pertinant information.
Report details are HERE.
Request Free Sample Report HERE.
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(Source: Zion Market Research, Energy News, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: Zion Market Research, (855) 465-4651, zionmarketresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Thermal Energy Storage,
The program provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to fund the development, construction, and retrofitting of commercial-scale biorefineries using eligible technology. It can also be used to help fund the development of biobased product manufacturing facilities that use technologically new commercial-scale processing and manufacturing equipment to convert renewable chemicals and other biobased outputs of biorefineries into end-user products on a commercial scale.
Download details and Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program
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 USDA, Biofuel, Biochemical, Bioenergy,
The project will use underground anaerobic digesters to process daily cattle manure into methane gas that will then be converted into RNG transportation fuel.
According to DTE VP for Business Development Kevin Dobson, the process will reduce yearly greenhouse gas emissions significantly -- equivalent to removing 9,200 vehicles from the road and saving five million gallons of gasoline.
The project is expected to be in operation early next year. (Source: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, WBAY Action News 2, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy,
J.J Pagel, CEO, (920) 388-3333, www.pagelsponderosa.com; DTE Energy, Kevin Dobson, Business Dev., www2.dteenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Natural Gas, DTE, anaerobic digestion, Methane ,
The agreement build on the Company's and DGIST's prior work,
Attis expects to collaborate with DGIST and provide the adjacent research and other resources needed to increase conversion efficiencies even further, while expanding process tolerances and capabilities. The Company's early-stage commercialization targets include commercially viable production of methane for direct use and conversion into methanol, synthesis gas for conversion into Fischer-Tropsch fuels, and ethane for conversion into polyethylene and ethanol. Each target has extreme significance to the Company's biorefinery goals, including its plans to consolidate existing renewable fuel production assets, such as first generation corn ethanol plants.
(Source: Attis Industries, PR, Aug., 2018) Contact: Attis Industries, Chris Kennedy, (678) 580-5661, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.attisind.com;
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Dae Im Kang, VP R&D,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Attis Industries , CO2, Renewable Fuel,
The report focuses on areas where the public and private sectors can work together, and sets out four key messages for Government:
The report emphasizes the importance of creating regional CCUS clusters where several facilities share infrastructure and knowledge in order to lower costs, unlock value for local economies, and foster technical innovation.
(Source: Imperial College London, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Imperial College London, +44 20 7589 5111, www.imperial.ac.uk; Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Cost Challenge Taskforce, www.gov.uk/government/groups/ccus-cost-challenge-taskforce
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As much as 90 pct of unpaid principal and interest on loans taken out by recognized Native American or Alaskan Native tribes to carry out projects may be guaranteed via the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Tribal borrowers need to invest equity in projects and all project debt needs to come from non-federal lenders, according to the DOE Loan Program Office (LPO), which administers the program.
Tribal Energy loan guarantees may be awarded for fossil fuel, renewable energy or smart grid projects such as solar or wind power farms or battery-based energy storage projects.
Amber Kinetics' technology extends the duration and the efficiency of flywheel systems from minutes to four hours without degradation or wear and tear over time unlike lithium ion energy storage systems. The technology can also be recycled after its 30-year life. As a result, the Kinetic Energy Storage System (KESS) can be used for a variety of utility-scale applications.
(Source: Alameda Municipal Power, T&D World, 8 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Amber Kinetics, Ed Chiao, CEO. Bill Barnes, Managing Director, (510) 474-1000X708, email@example.com, www.amberkinetics.com; Alameda Municipal Power, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alamedamp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Amber Kinetics, Energy Storage, Flywheel,
RENEW Energy Partners provided the turnkey project development, funding and services contract for the project.
The project included 1,200 LED lighting fixtures and controls and a Building Management System (BMS) to control various operations within the facility and to maintain maximum efficiency.
Under the RENEW efficiency-as-as-service turn-key model, RENEW funds, owns and operates the energy conservation measures and charges a service fee that is less than the savings generated. (Source: Fairbanks Energy Services, PR, 9 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Fairbanks Energy Services, Peter Fairbanks, Pres., Shannon Shea, (781) 658-3266x1006, email@example.com, www.fairbanksenergy.com; RENEW Energy Partners, Stephen Pritchard, Principal and Co-Founder, www.RenewEP.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RENEW Energy Partners, Fairbanks Energy Services, Energy Efficiency,
According to the company, running the plants is uneconomical because of low wholesale electricity prices and values for renewable energy credits in New England. (Source: Stored Solar, Portland Press Herald, Electric Light & Power, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Stored Solar LLC, Bill Harrington, (219) 712-4764, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thestoredsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Stored Solar, Woody Biomass, Biomass,
Founded in 2008, Marquis Energy began as a 100 million gpy ethanol facility and by 2015 was the largest dry-mill ethanol facility in the United States, according to the company's website. The company presently has a production capacity of about 1 million gpd of fuel-grade ethanol.
Marquis Energy also has a facility in Necedah, Wisconsin.
(Source: Marquis Energy , Journal-Courier, 3 Aug., 2018) Contact: Marquis Energy, Tom Marquis, VP, (815) 925-7300,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Marquis Energy, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol ,
Charlottsville-based Sigora Solar offers energy efficiency services and "no money upfront" solar energy installations and service to both residential and commercial customers.
(Source: Sigora Solar, PR, Augusta Free Press, Aug., 2018) Contact: Sigora Solar, Logan Landry, Pres., CEO, (540) 949-6553, www.sigorasolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sigora Solar, Solar,
The Province of Quebec's regular Carbon Market
Cap-and-Trade Auction Notices and Results are
HERE. (Source: Province of Quebec, 6 Aug., 2018)
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Invenergy develops, owns and operates clean energy facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Japan and Europe. (Source: Invenergy, Rocky Mount Telegram, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy, Solar,
Under the contract, Johnson Controls is guaranteeing $2.5 million in savings over the course of 20 years.
Project funding will come primarily from the guaranteed annual savings of the city's energy bill and
$175,000 in rebates from Ameren Illinois. (Source: City of Decatur, Herald & Review, Aug., 2018) Contact: City of Decatur, City Manager, Billy Tyus, (217) 424-2700, www.decaturil.gov;
Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Johnson Controls, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficient Light,
The finding indicates that the carbon cycle in this region is speeding up and releasing carbon at a pace more associated with a North American boreal forest.
As the temperature increases, the amount of time carbon stored in the Arctic soil also decreases. Consequently,
the balance between these two dynamics will determine whether Arctic ecosystems will ultimately remove or add atmospheric carbon dioxide in the future climate," the latter being the study's most likely conclusion. (Source: NASA JPL, 14U News, 4 Aug., 2018) Contact: NASA JPL, Anthony Bloom, of NASA JPL, www.jpl.nasa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Global Warming,
The report is segmented by: key market players; fuel types; and vehicle applications.
Sample Copy of Research Study HERE.
Detailed research insights are HERE.
(Source: Market Research Explore, PR, Aug., 2018) Contact: Market Research Explore, (312) 962-8104, email@example.com, www.marketresearchexplore.com
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Grand Forks, North Dakota-based D3Max' technology increases the amount of cellulosic ethanol produced from wet cake by as much as 10 pct in comparison to other methods. Overall, its technology increases an ethanol plant's production by 7 pct -- 2.9 gallons of ethanol per bushel to 3.1 gallons of ethanol per bushel -- with no increase in corn grind.
(Source: Minnesota Bio-Fuels Assoc., Ethanol Producer Mag., 7 Aug., 2018) Contact: MN Biofuels, Tim Rudnicki, Exec. Dir., (612) 888-9138, www.mnbiofuels.org; D3Max, Mark Yancey, (303) 906-6234, www.d3maxllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News D3Max, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, Cellulosic,
The new facility, which will bolt on to an existing Wilmar facility, will utilize Inventure's recently developed Soap Carbonate Technology to convert low-value processing residues into valuable, uncontaminated Free Fatty Acids. Inventure's Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology is presently being used by Wilmar to produce FAME for oleochemicals and biodiesel from a wide range of vegetable oil feedstocks.
Wilmar's businesses include oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel manufacturing and grains processing. Wilmar has over 300 manufacturing plants and extensive distribution covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries.
Desmet Ballestra Group is the world leader in developing, engineering and supplying technologies, processing plants and proprietary equipment for food & feed and chemicals businesses (including oleochemicals, biodiesel and detergents).
Inventure helps agri-business, oleochemical and biofuel companies find novel ways to turn waste products and by-products into value-added materials to increase overall profitability. (Source: Inventure Renewables, PR, Aug., 2018) Contact: Inventure Renewables, Mark Tegan, CEO, (205) 764-1963, www.inventurechem.com; Wilmar International, Rahul Kale, Group Head of Oleochemicals and Biofuels, (65) 6216 0244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wilmar-international.com; Desmet Ballestra Group, www.desmetballestra.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Inventure Renewables, Wilmar, Desmet Ballestra,
The government has said it will provide incentives to biodiesel producers, but has not provided details. Rules introduced in 2015 make B20 mandatory in subsidized biodiesel up to January 2020, after which B30 is scheduled to become mandatory.
While the plan has been welcomed by the palm oil industry and government, environmentalists have expressed concern that increased local palm oil consumption will hasten Indonesia's rapidly spreading deforestation. (Source: Indonesian Ministry of Industry, Jakarta Post, Reuters, Aug., 2018) Contact: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia, www.esdm.go.id/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indonesia Biodiesel, Palm Oil, Biodiesel,
The Ford administration's Cap-and-Trade Cancellation Act -- Bill 4 -- was introduced in late July and made good on one of the new Premier Doug Ford's key campaign promises to end the province's carbon price. Another of the premier's campaign promises was "$1 per can beer", which he has reportedly made good on in an uncanny imitation of the equally inexperienced U.S. freshman president "the Donald" Trump.
Bill 4 requires Environment Minister Hon. Rod Phillips to to set emissions targets without specifying what they should be based on. The bill also calls for Phillips to come up with a climate change plan but doesn't set a deadline for the plan. The Minister is also required to prepare progress reports on the climate change plan on a "regular basis", again without specificity.
It is unclear as to whether the targets will be in line with the internationally agreed Paris Climate Accord targets set in Paris or if and when further details might be revealed.
But not to worry. Again aping Trump, Phillips said the government's climate change plan will come in a "very timely basis and people don't have to worry about that."
"What, Me Worry?" -- Alfred E. Newman of MAD Magazine fame.
(Source: Various Media, iPolitics, 7 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Environment Minister Hon. Rod Phillips, www.ola.org/en/members/all/rod-phillips
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Carbon Tax, Ontario Climate Change, Doug Ford,
The hub, based at the university's state-of-the-art Centre for Automotive and Power Systems Engineering (CAPSE), will benefit from £2.3 million of EU funding to collaborate with businesses in sectors such as low carbon, energy and environment, advanced manufacturing and ICT.
The remainder of the funding will come from the university and industrial partners involved in the project.
(Source: University of South Wales, South Wales Argus, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: University of South Wales, +44 0 3455 76 01 01, www.southwales.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
In addition, Council also approved acceptance of $226,394 federal grant for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program Enhancement use for household at 175 pct of the poverty level.
The Council also authorized an agreement with Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy to provide $185,000 in energy-efficiency education and repair services. The money will be used for such things as replacing inefficient light bulbs and some appliances with energy-efficient models for qualified residents. (Source: Summit County Council, Akron Beacon-Journal, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Summit County Council, (330) 643-2725, https://council.summitoh.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The posting also notes the government's program "Warm loans" is delivering good results with over 19,000 loans worth over UAH 585 million ($21.7 million) issued.
(Source: MENAFN, UKRAININFORM, 6 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
In 2008, the city hired Schneider to provide energy efficiency upgrades to 34 facilities. The project focused primarily on building automation systems for HVAC and lighting system upgrades and mechanical system replacements.
According to Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna, the city has "aging facility infrastructure that does not comply with the most current energy standards. We think there's an opportunity to upgrade those fixtures, HVAC units, whatever, to reduce the amount of energy they consume, and then have those improvements pay for themselves through that energy savings." Abilene's population is about 122,000.
(Source: Abilene Reporter News, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: City of Abilene, Robert Hanna, City Manager, (325) 676-6206, email@example.com, www.abilenetx.gov
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With the agreement, Novartis hopes to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tpy -- more than 70 pct of the company's carbon footprint from purchased electricity in the US market. (Source: Novartis, Invenergy, Energy Manager, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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