The investment, launched on Triodos Bank's triodoscrowdfunding.com, crowd funding platform will allow the company to return around £3 million in surplus profits to the local community over the remaining 23-year lifespan of the project which has been operating for nearly two years and generates enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 2,000 homes, and over £1 million per year in revenue.
The bonds will be used to repay the remainder of an £11 million short-term loan facility from specialist community energy loan fund Leapfrog Finance. Over £7 million has already been refinanced through a long-term loan from Triodos Bank.
(Source: COOP News, 6 July, 2018) Contact: Burnham & Weston Energy, +44 01326 567 161 www.burnhamandwestonenergy.co.uk
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"He had completely undermined the ethanol industry. He was handing out waivers like candy. The last number I saw was 2.25 billion gallons of ethanol had been waived from the RFS. President Trump continues to talk about giving E15 full-year access, and these refiner waivers are just unacceptable." -- Lisa Richardson, Exec. Dir., South Dakota Corn Growers Association
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pruitt, Ethanol, RFS, Ethanol Blend, Renewable Fuels Association,
The CEFC investment is part of a debt finance package to support intelliHUB's growth plans. The CEFC was established to facilitate increased flows of finance into the clean energy sector.
According to CEFC grid solutions and storage lead Simon Brooker, there are approximately 9 million metering points in the national electricity market and by accelerating their conversion to smarter technologies, consumers will benefit from more meaningful information relating to their energy consumption.
(Source: CEFC, CIO, Twitter, 4 July, 2018) Contact: CEFC, Ian Learmonth, CEO, www.cefc.com.au; Landis+Gyr, Mike Cooper, General Manager of Distributed Generation and Energy Storage , http://landisgyr.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Finance Corp , Smart Meter, LandisGyr,
The company's Kinetic Keel concept harnesses energy with a two-part system comprised of a land-based shed houses a drum and high modulus rope -- a material seven times stronger than steel -- attached to an underwater keel that ebbs and flows with the tidal current. The rope loosens and contracts during high and low tides, meaning the two-way energy production is constantly producing energy without impacting the ocean environment.
The company has a PPA in place with Nova Scotia Power, will foot the bill for the new three-phase system, meaning residents will see no change in their power costs.
(Source: Bib Moon Power, Kings County Register, 5 July, 2018) Contact: Big Moon Power LLC, Jamie MacLean, www.bigmoonpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tidal Power,
ACR has had fifteen issuances over a million forestry tons for both compliance and voluntary markets. This includes IFM, Avoided Conversion and Afforestation/Reforestation project types. Of the fifteen issuances, GreenTrees has two of them. Only three of the fifteen issuances are from afforestation/reforestation projects, with the remaining one from an international project.
The GreenTrees River System approach is setting the standard for how reforestation can achieve scale and impact and does it with small and medium-sized landowners. Reforestation provides a continuous loop of scaled impact while bending the climate curve.
GreenTrees® is the largest reforestation program in North America with more than 120,000 acres of trees planted with its 500 landowner partners, producing over 1,000,000 tons annually on The American Carbon Registry. (Source: GreenTrees, CSRWire, 6 July, 2018) Contact: GreenTrees, Chandler Van Voorhis, (540)253-2504, email@example.com, www.green-trees.com; American Carbon Registry, https://americancarbonregistry.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Refdorestation, Climate Change, American Carbon Registry , Carbon Emissions, Carbon Credits,
SoyVen owns and operates the National Vegetable Oil Company soy crush facility in Borg Al-Arab, along with related commercial and functional activities, including a separate Switzerland-based entity supplying soybeans to the Egypt crush plant. The plant's crush capacity has been doubled to 6,000 metric tpd to meet increasing Egyptian demand for soybean meal and soy oil.
SoyVen will have offices and operations in Cairo and Borg Al-Arab in Egypt, as well as offices in Rolle, Switzerland. (Source: Cargill Website, 6 July, 2018)
Contact: Cargill, www.cargill.com;
ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413, www.adm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Soybean, Soy Oil, Archer Daniels Midland, , Cargill,
The codes require the city to adopt a number of national and international standards for energy use and energy efficiency standards including the amount of building insulation, requirements for energy efficient windows and programmable thermostats. The new requirements will replace the 2009 International Building Codes followed by the city, but
will not apply to construction already using the old codes.
(Source: St. Louis Board of Aldermen, St. Louis Public Radio, 6 June, 2018) Contact: St. Louis Board of Aldermen, www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Building Codes,
The project, which is expected to come online between 2020 and 2021, will incorporate Vestas' 4-MW turbines.
Iberdrola has 17 wind farms and four solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the country. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, Renewables Now, 6 July, 2018) Contact: Iberdola SA, Frank Burkhartsmeyer, CEO, (503) 796-7000 -- US Office, www.iberdrola.es
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola SA , Wind,
The court found that Sinovel had contracted to purchase AMSC software regulating the flow of electricity from turbines to the electrical grid for more than $800 million. Sinoval wanted to use the software to retrofit existing turbines in China to comply with grid requirements and make new turbines more efficient.
Sinovel stopped paying for the software in March 2011 and was discovered to have pirated unauthorized versions of the software.
(Source: AMSC, Worchester Telegram, AP, 7 July, 2018)
Contact: AMEC, Jason Fredette, Director of Investor & Media Relations, (508) 621-4177, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amsc.com; Sinovel Wind Group, www.sinovel.com/english
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Superconductor, AMSC, Sinovel , Wind, Renewable Energy Software,
When commissioned and fully operational in 3Q, 2018, the 3, 2.3-MW General Electric turbines will deliver power onto the Perennial Public Power District distribution system under the terms of a 25-year PPA.
The distribution-connected generation project is the central feature of the public-private partnership between Perennial and Bluestem, which is expected to drive economic development well beyond the construction phase, according to Bluestem. (Source: Bluestem, York News Times, 7 July, 2018)
Contact: Bluestem, Adam Herink, VP, (402) 933-8291, email@example.com,
www.bluestemenergysolutions.com; Perennial Public Power District, (402) 362-3355, https://perennialpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bluestem, Wind,
"The plants, and Democratic opportunists, are blaming Gov. Chris Sununu, who vetoed a bill that would have mandated New Hampshire electric utilities buy power from the plants at above-market prices. That extra expense would be carried over into New Hampshire electric bills.
"Burning wood to produce electricity is simply not economically viable, at least not in the summer when natural gas is a much cheaper fuel source to turn electric turbines.
"When demand spikes in the winter, the price of natural gas goes up, and wood-fired plants can better compete. Instead of acknowledging the challenges of the market, biomass backers want the state to shield these plants from the laws of supply and demand.
"Policy makers have gradually separated power generation from distribution. This should lead to greater competition, but these same policy makers keep getting in the way.
"Businesses should not be subsidized by ratepayers paying artificially high electric rates.
The Legislature should sustain Sununu's veto and oppose expansion of wood chip welfare." (Source: Editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader, 3 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Wood Chip,
Previous efforts to create biogenic solar cells have focused on extracting the natural dye that bacteria use for photosynthesis, which is a costly and complex process that involves toxic solvents. UBC researchers left the dye in the bacteria, coated the bacteria with a mineral that could act as a semiconductor and applied the mixture to a glass surface. They genetically engineered E. coli to produce large amounts of lycopene, a dye effective at harvesting light for energy conversion, according to UBC.
(Source: UBC, Renewables, July, 2018) Contact: UBC, , Prof. Vikramaditya Yadav, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, (604) 822-323, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chbe.ubc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
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The upgrades are part of the school district's 15 month Guaranteed Energy Savings Project.
With its solar panels, geothermal system and other energy-saving practices, the school district expects to be energy independent and anticipates selling about $80,000 worth of energy per year back to the Tennessee Valley Authority, in addition to
saving a minimum of $850,000 a year in energy costs.
(Source: Warren County Public Schools District, Bowling Green Daily News, 7 July, 2018) Contact: Warren County Public Schools District, www.wcps.k12.va.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The MFIs will "on-lend" funds to households and microenterprises for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and equipment. GGF expects the loans to generate total annual energy savings of 44,700 megawatt-hours and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 13,800 metric tpy.
Created in 1997 by the US-based nonprofit Mercy Corps, Partner MCF provides microloans primarily to the agricultural sector for rural enterprises, home improvements, solar energy collectors and other energy saving purchases.Partner MCF had $69 million in assets, a gross loan portfolio of $60 million and 44,000 active borrowers as of 2016, according to the nonprofit Microfinance Information Exchange.
(Source: GGF, MicroCapital, 8 July, 2018)
Contact: GGF, www.ggf.lu; Partner MCF, www.mcfcorpfin.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green for Growth Fund,
The sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Norway and New Zealand, which together are valued at $3 trillion or more, have established a joint framework designed to encourage companies they invest in to address climate challenges and incorporate environmental policies into their future business plans while creating new investment opportunities and helping finance the shift toward clean energy sources. The development builds on discussions during a climate summit in Paris last year, when world leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised to channel more resources toward tackling climate change.
Regional funds have been boosting their investments in the renewables sector as solar projects, in particular, gather pace across the Middle East, according to the Arab News.
(Source: Arab News, Various Media, Zawya, July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Low-Carbon Energy, Renewable Energy,
" Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.
That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.
"My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God's providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.
Z Energy partnered with long-standing carbon consultants Permanent Forests NZ Ltd (PFNZ) for this offsetting initiative. PFNZ specialise in aggregating, marketing and selling New Zealand forest carbon credits on behalf of owners of forests registered under the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative.
The Z Energy investment is reported to be New Zealand's largest voluntary purchase of units from permanent forest sinks to date.
Z Energy's operational carbon emissions, including those from corporate travel, retail electricity, coastal emissions, and hauliers come to about 58,000 tonnes tpy of CO2-e (carbon dioxide equivalent) at an average cost of about $25 per tonne -- about $1.5 million per year.
In addition to the offset programme, Z Energy remains focused on reducing the carbon intensity of its biodiesel and other business.(Source: Z Energy, Voxy, 9 July, 2018) Contact: Z Energy, Gerri Ward, Sustainability Manager, David Binnie, GM, email@example.com, https://z.co.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Z Energy, Carbon Sink, Carbon Credits, Climate Change,
The state alleges that 21 energy companies -- including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips -- knew about the impact fossil fuels were having on the environment but failed to mitigate that risk and the "manifest real-world harms of the companies' actions or failures to act."
The lawsuit specifically alleges the energy companies refuted scientific knowledge and actively pushed pseudo-scientific theories about climate change, and that for nearly a half century the oil companies knew that unrestricted production and use of their fossil fuel products create greenhouse gas pollution that warms the planet and changes our climate. It also claims the oil companies
used public messaging to dissuade consumers from accepting the climate change consensus which, the state says, meant the public did not realize the harms fossil fuels were doing to the world and therefore did not see the need to reduce their climate impact.
The suit also alleges that the actions have the companies have directly contributed to climate change which has in turn created sea level rise and a number of other issues that the state is now having to spend money dealing with.
(Source: Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, Care2, July, 2018) Contact: Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, (401) 274-4400, www.riag.ri.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
"At present, ethanol is received from sugar mills and we mix 5 pct of it to petrol. This mix can be raised up to 22 pct but we do not produce ethanol in large quantity. Currently, we get about 4 pct ethanol after crushing one tonne of sugarcane," Gadkari said in an interview with PTI. Gadkari also noted that the government allows the use of B-heavy molasses for ethanol production and is promoting ethanol production from cotton straws, rice, bagasse, bamboo and municipal waste.
The minister's second choice for an alternative fuel is methanol, which can be obtained from coal.
"We have coal fields and we can produce methanol in abundance. We can sell it at Rs 22 per litre. In China, methanol sells at Rs 13 per litre," he said.
"While producing methanol, DME (dimethyl ether) gas is also obtained and this can be mixed with LPG and used as a cooking fuel. In the US, 20 pct DME is mixed with LPG.
You have a methanol economy in China and Israel. Why not in India?", the minister added. (Source: PTI, News18, 8 July, 2018) Contact: Hon. Nitin Jairam Gadkari , https://www.facebook.com/nitingadkary/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Ethanol, Biofuel DME,
According to the report, climate risks are multi-dimensional, covering a range of geophysical, social, and economic issues. The intensification of these risks and the degree to which they are accurately priced by financial markets are of increasing concern to global economic stability.
The report was commissioned by UN Environment and received financial support from the MAVA Foundation.
Download the Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries report
HERE. (Source: UN Environment, Imperial College Business School and SOAS University of London, July, 2018) Contact: Imperial College Business School and SOAS University of London, +44 20 7589 5111, www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Under the new regulations, all food business operators are required to monitor the quality of oil during frying using protocols for Total Polar Compounds (TPC) (TPC) which must be within a limit of 25 pct. The new regulation also addresses how used cooking oil is discarded oil is discarded.
Approximately 23 million tpy of cooking oil is consumed in India. There is potential to recover and use about 3 million tpy of this for production of bio-diesel.
(Source: FSSAI, Down to Earth, July, 2018)
Contact: India Food Safety and Standards Authority, www.fssai.gov.in/home
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Cooking Oil, Waste Oil,
The lawsuit was brought in December 2013 by David T. Stevenson, a climate change skeptic who heads the Delaware public policy group, Center for Energy Competitiveness at the Caesar Rodney Institute. Stevenson was a member of Trump's EPA transition team and is a long-time critic of Delaware energy policies. The suit was dismissed after more than four years of litigation, had failed to demonstrate that RGGI affected their electric bills.
RGGI member states include Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulled the Garden State out of the group.
(Source: RGGI, Delaware Business Now, 3 July, 2018)
Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
For example, a three-bedroom dwelling with a zero energy efficiency rating (EER) costs renters around $2,800 per in extra energy costs. The average household energy cost burden is roughly $1,600 per year.
This research backs what tenant advocacy, environmental, and business organizations have long been calling for: all privately-rented housing in the ACT must have a minimum energy-efficiency rating of 5 Stars. This can be balanced by funding for landlords to make energy efficiency upgrades. (Source: Better Renting, Your Mortgage, 3 July, 2018) Contact: Better Renting, www.betterrenting.org.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The project was dveloped with the help of Community Windpower, the renewable energy specialist based in the UK.
As a member of the RE100 Initiative, Nestle
aims to acquire 100 pct of its energy from renewable sources as quickly as possible. (Source: Nestle, Energy Digital, Various Others, Others, 4 July, 2018)
Contact: Nestle, www.nestle.com/aboutus/globalpresence; RE100 Initiative, www.theclimategroup.org/RE100; Community Windpower, +44 19 28 734 544, www.communitywindpower.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Windpower, RE100 Initiative, Nestle, Wind, Renewable Energy,
The self-funded startup pioneered a "microstorage" battery called "Phazr" that attaches to solar racking and sits underneath the solar module. The Phazr concept applied the distributed logic of microinverters to the energy storage sector, promising modularity and easier installation. Its DC-coupled architecture eliminates the cost of a storage inverter and reduces roundtrip efficiency losses.
The financially troubled company previously secured $25 million in project financing from North Sky Capital's Alliance Fund II. That fund enabled JLM to offer commercial storage customers guaranteed monthly bill savings with no down payment.
(Source: JLM Energy, GTM, LinkedIn, 4 July, 2018)Contact: JLM Energy, (800) 475-3960, https://jlmenergyinc.com
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The plant, which will be constructed California's Imperial County,
is subject to financing. Saipem will design and construct the mechanical aspects of the project and related services, while the electrical part will be provided by General Electric. (Source: Saipem, Biofuels Digest, Others, 4 July, 2018)Contact:
California Ethanol & Power, Ralph A. Dehrmann, COO, (760) 344-1004, www.californiaethanolpower.com; Saipem, +39 02 44234088, www.saipem.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,
The freshwater wind farm would incorporate six 3.45-MW turbines, 8 miles to 10 miles off the shore of Cleveland, and a 12-mile submerged transmission line connecting the the wind farm to Cleveland Public Power.
The LEEDCo project is now slated to get underway in the summer of 2020 and end a year later. Commissioning is scheduled for December 2021. (Source: LEEDCo Website, Renewables Now, LEEDCo, 4 July, 2018)
Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lake Erie Energy Development Co, LEEDCo. Offshore Wind,
The partnership aims to complete an offshore trial installation after having built and eight meter by eight meter prototype.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, MAREX, July, 2018)Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com;
Universal Foundation, www.universal-foundation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Universal Foundation, Siemens Gamesa, Offshore Wind, Offshore Wind Foundation,
The report predicts the battery market will become a $90 billion-plus sector by 2025, and that new innovations, such as solid-state electrolyte lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, will replace existing battery technologies over the long-term.
The projects, which are planned for 2018-2020, will be implemented by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia.(Source: NEFCO, Georgia Today, 5 July, 2018)
Contact: Scandinavian Environment Finance Corporation, www.nefco.org
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The statistics show that since 2015 the energy storage market has almost doubled each year, with a 49 pct rise in installed capacity in 2017.
The UK and Germany are noted as the two most important markets for energy storage, which is dominated by lithium-ion batteries. Italy is also emerging as
a rapidly growing market" in the residential sector, according to the report.
A further 45 pct growth rate is expected in 2018. (Source: European Energy Storage Association , Climate Action, 4 July, 2018) Contact: European Energy Storage Association, www.ease-storage.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, European Energy Storage Association ,
According to the Myenergy website, the company has constructed about 70 MW of turnkey photovoltaic (PV) plants as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, and designed more than 150 MW. (Source: Myenergy, Renewables Now, July, 2018) Contact: Myenergy SpA, +39 02. 3679 8760,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, PV ,
As approved, the program will provide the benefits of solar energy to residential and commercial customers without access to privately-owned rooftop solar, including many renters and apartment dwellers.
HECO will begin accepting applications on July 11 only from any qualified company, organization, developer, or group to become a subscriber organization and propose a solar project. Once approved, residential and commercial electric customers will be able to join the subscriber organizations and participate in community solar on their island. Subscribers will receive a credit on their electric bill, based on the output of the project and their level of financial participation.
As first proposed by Hawaiian Electric in 2015, CBRE is envisioned to expand the state's renewable energy transformation, benefit individual customers and put more solar energy to work, reducing the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation.
The second phase of CBRE, expected in about two years, will include other renewable energy
technologies beyond solar. Special provisions will be made to enroll low-to-moderate income subscribers,
though subscriber organizations may enlist such customers in the first phase. (Source: Hawaiian Electric Companies, PR, 3 July, 2018) Contact: Information about eligibility and applications for subscriber organizations are at
(808 )543-7253 from O'ahu; (808) 969-0358 from Hawai'i Island; (808) 871-8461 x 2445 from Maui; and
(877)871-8461 x 2445 from Lāna'i and Moloka'i; HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Community Solar, HECO,
The USTDA has committed $996,238 million to the project for feasibility studies. The project is part of the country's plan to develop 424 MW of biomass power generation capacity by 2030.
(Source: The Independent, Cote d'Ivoire, 4 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,
In his most recent announcement, Ford noted the province will nonetheless honour existing contracts, orders and projects -- such as energy efficient insulation and window retrofits -- funded by cap-and-trade. Some existing Ontario energy efficiency rebates were being phased out before Ford officially took office last week. The premier says the government will decide on a case-by-case basis whether some initiatives previously funded by the cap-and-trade program will be paid for using tax base revenue.
As previously reported, Ford claimed eliminating the provincial cap-and-trade system will help him deliver on campaign promises Ontario the electorate doesn't realistically expect him to keep -- cutting retail gasoline prices by roughly 4 cents per litre -- which is apparently more important than the roughly $3 billion the carbon tax contributed to the provincial coffers since the system was introduced by the then Liberal government in 2017. And, in a move that rings of Trump political posturing, the new Premier also reportedly promised to lower the price of beer to $1.00 per can in an effort to appeal to his base. (Source: Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Various Media, Canada Press, 3 July, 2018)
Contact: Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, www.ontario.ca/page/premier
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Cap-and-Trade, Doug Ford, Energy Efficiency Program,
The report notes agricultural waste in bio-gas segment is expected to be the dominant market. The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the market due to the availability of feedstock in rural areas. The report also notes the demand for the anaerobic digestion process for power generation is expected to increase in Africa in the next few years.
Key players in the waste-derived biogas market include AAT GmbH & Co., ADI Systems Inc., Anaergia INC., Bedminster International, Bekon Biogas Energy Inc., Biogas Technology Ltd., Biogen Greenfinch, Biotech Energy AG, Cargill Inc., DMK Ingerieria, S.L., Environmental Energy & Engineering Co., Environmental Products & Technology Corp., Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure GMBH, MWK Biogasanlagen Rosenheim GMBH and Siemens AG.
Request a sample report HERE.
View Detailed Table of Content HERE. (Source: HTF Market Intelligence, July4, 2018) Contact: HTF Market Intelligence, Craig Francis, PR, Marketing, (206) 317-1218, email@example.com, www.htfmarketreport.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,
Bullfrog has put more than three million MWh of green electricity on the grid, injected more than six million GJ of green natural gas on the pipeline and put more than 700,000 litres of green fuel onto the Canadian fuel system. Bullfrog has also supported 140 or more community-based green energy projects Canada wide and has displaced more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the environment.
Spark Power serves more than 4,500 industrial, commercial, institutional, renewable and agricultural customers, as well as utility markets including municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals across North America.
(Source: Canaccord Genuity Acquisition Corp, PR, CNW, 4 July, 2018) Contact: Spark Power, Andrew Clark, co-CEO, www.sparkpower.ca; Bullfrog Power, Ron Seftel, CEO, Jon McKay, Corporate Communications Manager, (416) 360.3464 ext. 239, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bullfrogpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bullfrog Power, Renewable Energy, Green Energy,
According to the company website, the new plant's
ethanol production capacity is over 120 million gpy, which could translate to around 380,000 tpy of DDgs.
(Source: Elite Octane, Uk AgroConsult, July 04, 2018)
Contact: Elite Octane, Nick Bowdish, Pres., CEO, (712) 254-9850,
More Low-Carbon Energy News DDG, Elite Octane, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol,
In the second-half of the 2000s, several policies gave a fillip to biofuel production, leading to a global increase in ethanol and biodiesel output. Hence, a growing share of global sugarcane and maize production was used for ethanol production and vegetable oil was used for biodiesel.
In the past 10 years, global production of ethanol grew by 64 billion litres -- a 3.9 pct growth per year. Over the next decade, an addition of 12 billion litres is projected -- a 0.7 pct growth per year.
For biodiesel, the past decade saw an increase of 29 bln litres -- an annual growth of 9.5 pct. However, only 5 bln litres is expected to be added over the outlook period -- a 0.4 pct annual growth.
Download the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027 report HERE.
(Source: OECD-FAO, www.indiaenvironmentportal.org, July, 2018)
Contact: OECD-FAO, www.fao.org, www.oecd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biodiesel,
To that end, the government has provided incentives to the private sector to establish renewable energy facilities, and has accessed more than
$84 million in grants from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to finance renewable energy and agricultural projects. According to the Ministry, people in flood prone areas need to start growing crops such as rice that do well in flooded areas while people in drought stricken areas need to start growing drought resistant crops such as sorghum. (Source: Lusaka Times, July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
The facility uses methane and other landfill gases to help power 18 diesel engines which generate electricity that is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The $4.5 million Ingenco facility was completed and commissioned at the end of 2015.
Ingenco operates 17 similar plants across Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
(Source: Ingenco Wholesale Power, Bristol Herald Courier, 26 June, 2018) Contact: Ingenco Wholesale Power, (804) 521-3500, www.ingenco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas, Methane, Ingenco Wholesale Power,
Last fall the city center university installed two 100-kilowatt biomass boilers as supplementary heating sources and as a demonstration project in a partnership with Manitoba Hydro's Bioenergy Optimization Program. The university's sustainability and GHG reduction strategy includes a goal of 5 pct of total campus energy usage coming from renewable sources by 2025.
The system is expected to use about 170 tpy of locally sourced pellets.
(Source: University of Winnipeg, Manitoba-Cooperator, 26 May, 2018) Contact: University of Winnipeg, www.uwinnipeg.ca;
Manitoba Hydro Bioenergy Optimization Program, www.hydro.mb.ca/your_business/bioenergy_optimization/index.shtm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Pellet, Manitoba Hydro, Woody Biomass, Biomass,
In 2017, Cargill pledged to cut its CO2 per cargo-ton-mile by 15 pct by the end of 2020.The CO2 Challenge follows the latest round of talks at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) on how to curb emissions from the global shipping sector. The IMO announced a new target to cut shipping emissions 50 per cent by 2050 backed by an interim strategy to curb emissions and introduce new reporting-based measures designed to drive investment in greener shipping technologies and techniques.
Businesses and entrepreneurs who have a product in need of commercial assessment, testing, investment, and scaling are being invited to apply to participate in the CO2 Challenge before September 17, 2018.
(Source: Cargill, Business Green, 2 July, 2018)
Contact: Cargill, Jan Dieleman, Pres. Ocean Transportation Business, (800) 227-4455, www.cargill.com/transportation/dry-bulk-shipping
More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO.Maritime Emissions, Shipping EmissionsCargill , Maritime Emissions,
When fully commissioned and online later this summer, the project will generate 93.2MW of capacity and will showcase the world's largest offshore wind turbine -- a 8.8MW model from MHI.
LC Energy report readers will no doubt remember now president Donald Trump's war with the EOWDC project in opposition to which he claimed "offshore wind will destroy Scotland" because "it would spoil the view" from his Aberdeen Bay golf resort that was then under construction. Trump took legal action to kill the EOWDC project but lost, partially on the absurdity of his claim.
(Source: Vattenfall, European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, BusinessGreen, 2 July, 2018) Contact: Vattenfall European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, Adam Ezzamel, Project Dir.,
+44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc; Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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The service is targeted primarily at property owners and large energy users and aims to harness Internet of Things capabilities to better integrate new green energy technologies, boosting the stability, resilience and robustness of existing energy grids.
(Source: Business Green, InnoEnergy, 2 July, 2018) Contact: InnoEnergy Scadinavia, Kenneth Johansson, CEO, www.innoenergy.com
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EDF Renewables retains a 51 pct share in the 24-project portfolio and will continue to operate and maintain the sites.
currently operates more than 786MW of UK wind farms, and has more than 1GW of consented projects.
(Source: EDF, WindPower, Others, 2 July, 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables, Raphael Declercq, Exec. VP Strategy; Bruno Bensasson, VP Renewable Energies; Sandi Briner, (858) 521 3525, Sandi.Briner@edf-re.com, www.edf-re.com; Dalmore Capital and Pensions Infrastructure, www.dalmorecapital.com
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After a 10-week study, the researchers compared the ability of the algae and the algal combinations to multitask and found that monoculture algae were able to perform very well in one or two tasks. However, the combined algae species were better at a range of tasks.
"Our findings suggest there is a fundamental trade-off when growing algal biofuel. You can grow single-species crops that produce large amounts of biomass but are unstable and produce less biocrude. Or, if you are willing to give up some yield, you can use mixtures of species to produce a biofuel system that is more stable through time, more resistant to pest species, and which yields more biocrude oil," according to the report. (Source: Univ. of Michigan, GinnersNow, 28 June, 2018) Contact: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, Casey Godwin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, (734) 764-6453, email@example.com, seas.umich.edu
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While we are continuing to aggregate demand for isobutanol, jet fuel, and isooctane with a view to building out large capacity for those products, ethanol production is the key to driving profitability in the near term.
DSM full-scale application trials of eBOOST demonstrated that the solution increases ethanol yields up to 6 pct and reduces glycerol formation more effectively than other industry-standard yeast products, GEVO says.
(Source: GEVO, Green Car Congress, 28 June 2018)
Contact:GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com; Royal DSM, www.dsm.com
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