Resolute will contribute $3.5 million and host the pilot project at its Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill. TMP-Bio is a patented technology developed by FPInnovations with financial support from Natural Resources Canada's Transformative Technologies Program.
The $21 million project is part of an initiative to renew and transform the forest products industry, building on investments made in 2012 by Resolute, the Ontario Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE), Natural Resources Canada, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the City of Thunder Bay and others. (Source: FP Innovations, PR, 22 Jan., 2018) Contact: FP Innovations, Stephane Renou, Pres., CEO, (514) 630-4100, email@example.com, www.fpinnovations.ca; Resolute Forest Products, 514 875-2160 or 1 800 361-2888
More Low-Carbon Energy News FPInnovations, Resolute Forest Products,
the smart windows allow light to be automatically adjusted or solar heat to be harvested for use in the building.
The efficiency in terms of heat gain per area is comparable with that of state-of-the-art solar thermal facilities.
Large-scale fluidic windows, which do not require a power connection,
can eliminate the need for air conditioning systems, daylight regulation systems and even warm water processing.
(Source: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Architecture & Design, 23 Jan., 2019) Contact: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Lothar Wondraczek, +49 3641 931111, Jena,www.uni-jena.de/en/start.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The Harmonizer measures the incoming voltage from the grid. It knows the maximum savings your electrical equipment will allow and tunes the voltage down as much as it can. Voltage from the grid often fluctuates so the Harmonizer dynamically compensates in real time.
Even if the voltage naturally pops down to the optimum level, the system goes into a bypass state to let everything through. So your building will always get what it needs while saving the most amount of money possible, accxording to the company website.
The increase in incentives funding relevant to Legend's offering comes from Con Edison's Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. which previously offered a performance-based Custom incentive of $0.16 per kWh. This typically equates to a cash contribution ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for a Legend project. Con Edison has added an incentive of $600 per kW saved, significantly increasing the typical funding range for a Legend project from $20,000 to $50,000, according to the company website.
(Source: Legend Power Systems, 22 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Legend Power Systems ,
Randy Buchamer, CEO, Pres.,
(778) 945 1501,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, , Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
Even after the tariff was implemented in 2017, Brazilian ethanol imports rose to a record 2.5 billion litres -- five times the imports of the biofuel in 2016, according to Trade Ministry data.
Nearly all ethanol imported into Brazil comes from the U.S. where production is regularly
surpassing 1 million bpd.
(Source: Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, AgriCensus, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, www.agricultura.gov.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News Brazil Ethanol, Ethanol Tariff, Ethanol,
Anellotech's Bio-TCat Process will produce cost-competitive renewable chemicals, benzene, toluene and xylenes from non-food biomass for use in manufacturing polyester, nylon, polycarbonate, polystyrene, or renewable transportation fuels. (Source: Anhellotech, FinSMEs, 21 Jan., 2018)Contact: Anellotech, David Sudolsky, (845) 735-7700, DSudolsky@anellotech.com, www.anellotech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anellotech, Suntory Holdings,
The program will reduce consumers' tailpipe emissions at the fuel pump and on convenience store products and to wholesale distribution. Emissions are reduced through GreenPrint's proprietary platform and investments in certified carbon reduction projects.
GreenPrint's program requires no new hardware or software, and no new tanks or equipment.
GreenPrint's reduced emissions programs for fuel, which is licensed to convenience store chains, energy companies, and corporate fleets, currently reduces emissions on almost 500 million gpy across hundreds of retail locations and 80,000 corporate and municipal fleets in 11 countries. (Source: GreenPrint LLC, PR, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: GreenPrint, (404) 207-1947, info@GreenPrintCorp.com,
www.greenprintcorp.com; Home Service Oil, (800) 467-5044, www.hsoil.com; Arbor Day Foundation, www.arborday.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News GreenPrint, Arbor Day Foundation, GHG, Greenhouse Gas,
Rather than mandating particular building practices or materials, the code is performance-based. Builders choose how to achieve performance targets -- design issues related to heat loss, such as placement of windows and doors, types of heating systems, and others.
The new code came into effect in 2017, but requires individual municipalities to pass bylaws that advise local builders what is expected of them.
Presently, it requires from seven to nine years to develop offshore wind projects,
with roughly 70 pct of authorized projects facing appeals in Administrative Tribunals courts. The governments proposed reforms would remove a level of jurisdiction in the appeals process and thus significantly speedup the permiting process, according to French junior ecology minister Sebastien Lecornu.
(Source: Yahoo, Various Media, Reuters, 18 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,
Alliance BioEnergy +, Inc. is a publicly traded company focusing on the commercialization and licensing of a patented cellulose conversion technology that it controls through a master license agreement with the University of Central Florida, via its affiliate Carbolosic, LLC. Carbolosic holds the exclusive, worldwide license to 4 issued patents and 15 filed and pending patents revolving around the core Cellulose-to- Sugar (CTS)technology. ALLM also holds the exclusive CTS rights to North America and Africa.
(Source: Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc., PR, 17 Jan., 2018)Contact: Alliance BioEnergy, Inc., Daniel de Liege, President and CEO, (888) 607-3555x1106, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alliancebioe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance BioEnergy , Cellulosic, Carbolosic, ,
The safe harbor turbines are part of ALLETE Clean Energy's multifaceted growth strategy that includes building and operating new wind projects based on long-term power purchase agreements, and build, own and transfer projects.
(Source: Allete, StreetInsider, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, Al Rudeck, Pres., (218) 355-3232, www.allete.com; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Allete Clean Energy, GE Renewable Energy, Wind,
(Source: Bloomberg NEF, GTM, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: China National Energy Administration, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China Solar, Solar, Clean Energy, China National Energy Administration,
This is the second PPA Nike has signed with Avangrid, following a 2016 deal which saw Nike secure 100% of the energy needed for its worldwide headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, thanks to three wind farms in the Columbia Gorge.
(Source: Nike, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Avangrid Renewables, Dave Carroll, VP Projects, (503) 796-7000, www.avangrid.com; NIKE, Eric Sprunk, CEO, Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer, (212) 367-4400, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nike-NYC-Headquarters/101156763284532
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nike, Avangrid Renewables, Wind,
The device, which is designed for microalgae production, can capture 500 grams of CO2 daily, or the equivalent of the C02 extraction ability of four fully-grown trees.
The CO2 capture device uses sorbents" which bind to CO2 molecules in the air. Then, the sorbents travel up to the top of the absorber column then flow back down through a heated "desorber" and release their CO2 load.
The CO2 enriched air, which is released onto an algae reservoir, acts on the algae to spur their growth. (Source: University of Twente, Jan., 2018)
Contact: University of Twente, Associate Professor Dr. Wim Brilman, +31 53 489 9111, www.utwente.nl/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, CO2, Carbon Dioxide,
Under Cleveland's bill, the tax credit would be completely eliminated effective immediately.According to Cleveland the tax credit for electricity generated by zero-emission facilities cost Oklahoma $66,876,581 for tax year 2015.
(Source: Norman Transcript, 19 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Oklahoma State Rep. Bob Cleveland, www.bobcleveland.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Credit,
The plan is in line with other major cities and their commitments in the wake of Trump's announced plan to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord.
Atlanta's goal will require the addition of renewable energy, the purchase of renewable energy credits (RINs), and dramatically increased energy efficiency city wide, according to Matt Cox, CEO of the Greenlink Group, the Atlanta company working on the technical aspects of the plan.
The plan is due to city council by the end of the month. (Source: City of Atlanta, WABE 90, 19 Jan., 2018)Contact: City of Atlanta,
Megan O'Neil, Mayor's Office of Resilience, Energy Programs Manager, www.atlantaga.gov/government/mayor-s-office; Greenlink Group, www.thegreenlinkgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Clean Energy,
HERO was launched in Missouri in September 2016 and is offered through a public-private partnership between the Missouri Clean Energy District and Renovate America, the nation's largest PACE provider.
HERO-financed home upgrades in the metro area are projected to save St. Louis area homeowners 27 million kilowatt hours of electricity over the expected useful lifetime of the products installed. That is enough energy to power over 3,000 homes for a full calendar year.
(Source: Missouri Clean Energy District, St.Louis Patch, 21 Jan., 2018) Contact: Missouri Clean Energy District,
David Pickerill, Exec. Dir., (314) 769-8300, www.mced.mo.gov; Renovate America, Blair McNeill, VP Market Dev., www.renovateamerica.com; PACE, email@example.com, www.pacenow.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE, HERO, PACE Energy Efficiency,
According to the Cyprus Island Plan -- a town planning law that sets out economic, cultural, social and population planning objectives for rural areas --
while legislation is in place, a study is needed to identify climate change and clean energy related problems and financially and ecologically beneficial initiatives and solutions.
The commissioner was referring to the need to activate Article 7 of the Island Plan to deal with uneven development, the wasting of natural resources, deforestation and the uneven distribution of national and European funds.
(Source: Cyprus Mail, 21 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
In 2007, the county launched Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE), which set a target to reduce the county government's carbon emissions 10 pct by 2012 compared to 2000 levels, and in 2013, adopted a Community Energy Plan (CEP) with a goal to reduce GHG emissions 75 pct by 2050.
In 2017, the county became the first locality in Virginia to approve an ordinance allowing a Commercial-property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.
(Source: USGBC, Construction Specifier, 19 Jan., 2019)
Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC , Platinum Certification, USGBC,
The city has earmarked the money for investigating the implementation of renewable energy, LED lighting upgrades, energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives and investments
(Source: NOPEC Energized Community, City of Lakewood, Cleveland.com, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: City of Lakewood, www.onelakewood.com; NOPEC, www.nopecinfo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar,
SEP's IBTaaS, by integrating proven IBTs, local installation and maintenance services and green project funding, offers turnkey solution package to deliver timely and significant building performance improvements without capital investments from the end users. The partnership aims to leverage SEP's IBTaaS platform to modernize and transform building energy as well as operating performances for Zoetic's clients and contacts throughout the Americas and Africa.
SEP develops and funds 100 pct of the capital cost of building upgrade and energy efficiency retrofit projects. Through our pioneering, "off-balance-sheet" IBT-as-a-Service platform (IBTaaS), we facilitate and expedite the deployment of cutting edge and proven building intelligence and energy efficiency technologies such as LED lighting, advanced lighting and HVAC controls, building energy management systems, building artificial intelligence, building automation and integrated security systems that are paid for by ongoing shared energy and operational savings. SEP IBTaaS presently services over 150 buildings in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
(Source: Social Energy Partners, PR, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Social Energy Partners, James Tu, Pres., (844) 533-3863, www.socialenergypartners.com; Zoetic Energy, +44 (0)20 7384 8068, www.energynet.co.uk/partner/zoetic-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Intelligent Building, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management ,
A Reuters review of the top 150 corporate greenhouse gas emitters showed that the proportion of their emissions that can be ascribed to Norway, based on the percentage of market cap it owns in the firms, fell to 0.74 pct in 2016 from 0.78 pct in 2014.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGC), which represents investors with more than €21 trillion ($26 trillion) in assets under management, welcomed the shift.
Despite the decline in its percentage holdings, the value of the fund's investments in the top 150 emitters rose to $61 billion, a fraction of the fund's stakes in almost 9,000 companies.
(Source: Institutional Investors Group, Reuters, 18 Jan., 2018)Contact: Institutional Investors Group, www.iigcc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Institutional Investors Group,
The project is being supported to the tune of €2.8 million from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Siemens is providing the electrolysis technology, which is used in the first step to convert CO2 and water into hydrogen and carbon monoxide (CO) using electricity. Evonik is contributing the fermentation process, converting gases containing CO into useful products by metabolic processes with the aid of special micro-organisms. (Source: Siemens, FT, 18 Jan., 2019)Contact: Evonik, Stefan Haver, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.evonik.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens, Evonik , Green Fuel, CO2, Carbon Dioxide,
Bejing-based Sinobioway, a flagship conglomerate in China's bio-industry, will help accelerate Enerkem's global growth by opening the Chinese market to Enerkem's pioneering waste-to-biofuels technology. This joint venture will spearhead the development of a clean economy, reducing air pollution by producing renewable fuels from non-recyclable garbage.
Sinobioway primarily invests in bio-energy, bio-environmental protection, bio-medicine, bio-agriculture, bio-service, bio-manufacturing, and bio-intelligence sectors.
(Source: Enerkem, PR, Markets Insider, Others, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Sinobioway Group, en.sinobioway.com.cn; Enerkem Inc.
Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, Annie Pare, Communications, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sinobioway , Enerkem,
Phase one includes construction and installation of of 73, 2.5MW and 7, 2.3MW GE wind turbines.
GE Energy Financial Services will provide $190 million in tax equity financing for the project and has served as a bookrunner, administrative agent and lender for $252 million of credit facilities.
Quinbrook recently acquired a 75 pct controlling interest in Persimmon and formed a joint venture with Elawan Wind -- formerly Gestamp Wind -- the initial developer of the project.
When fully operational, the Persimmon wind farm is expected to generate about 900,000MWh of power per year.
Quinbrook and Elawan claim to have secured long-term PPAs with an investment grade counterparty to support the overall financing.
(Source: Quinbrool, Kallanish, CTBR, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President & CEO Onshore Wind Business, www.ge-energy.com Quinbrook Shawn Cumberland, Managing Dir., (713) 580-8022, www.quinbrook.com; GE Energy Financial Service, www.geenergyfinancialservices.com;
Elawan Wind, www.elawan.com/en/business/wind-farms.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, GE Renewable Energy, GE Energy Financial Service,
The team used tanks with several types of bacteria, called a reactor microbiome. They kept two microbiomes with different temperatures. The first hot microbiome (50°C) converts all the sugars into an intermediate acid. The second warm microbiome (30°C) then performs chain elongation until a product is formed with six to nine carbons. The team also investigated which bacteria had grown in the two different microbiomes.
(Source: Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Professor Lars Angenent , +49 7071 29 0, www.unituebingen.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,
According to recent data, buildings are currently responsible for about one-third of global energy consumption and about 30 pct of global energy-related CO2 emissions and 20 pct of total CO2 emissions. In an effort to reduce these emissions, Dow and USGBC will collectively advise two cities or communities to help in achieving LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification. Available for all building and home project types as well as cities and communities, LEED provides a framework to create highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement used in more than 167 countries.
(Source: Dow Building Solutions, PR, 17 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Dow Building Solutions, Jessica Robinson,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dow-dupont.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dow Building Solutions, USGBC, Energy Efficiency,
The two firms intend to develop a series of deep water mini offshore windfarms under the Clean Energy for EU Islands Programme, a long-term framework to help the 2,000+ inhabited EU islands generate their own sustainable, low-cost energy.
In Seawind's innovative turbine design, the rotor is uncoupled from the shaft using a teetering hinge thus eliminating the need for a blade pitch mechanism for a much lighter turbine head and tower. The systems are assembled
onshore and launched at sea by semi-submersible vessels.
Seawind's concrete bottom tethered and floating offshore units have concrete support structures were developed in collaboration with Olav Olsen in Norway.
Seawind's 10.4 turbine will generate approximately 45M kWh at 8.5 m/s wind speed.
(Source: Seawind Ocean Technology, Offshore Wind, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: Seawind Ocean Technology, Martin Jakubowski, CEO, email@example.com, www.seawindtechnology.com; WRE Hellas, +30.210.9373060, www.wre.gr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Floating Wind,
The project is being touted as the world's first such plant and California's largest. Ground breaking is slated for the first half of 2019 for startup in 2020.
The plant will consist of an 850MW solar thermal facility, which will deliver 12 million barrels of steam a year and a 26.5MW photovoltaic (PV) facility which will deliver electricity.
The plant will utilize GlassPoint's enclosed, curved trough technology and PV panels to generate renewable electricity, which will be used for the oilfield operations. (Source: Aera Energy, Power Technology, Jan., 2018) Contact: Aera Energy, (661) 665-5000, www.aeraenergy.com; GlassPoint, www.glasspoint.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aera Energy , Solar Thermal,
The photovoltaic system's 3200 monocrystalline solar modules generate around 964 kWp.
The installation was handled by
Enerray SpA, a world leader in the designing, management and development of both medium and large photovoltaic systems. (Source: Amazon, PR, CMFE, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Enerray SpA, www.enerray.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerray, Rooftop Solar, Solar, Amazon,
When fully operational, the wind farm will generate sufficient power for up to 400,000 households.
(Source: E.ON, SubSea News,, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: E.ON, www.eon.com; Statoil Energy Ventures, Gareth Burns, Irene Rummelhoff, VP, +47 51 99 00 00, www.statoil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arkona, Offshore Wind, E.ON, Statoil,
ENTIC's scalable approach delivers low-cost, no-cost opportunities to realize significant utility costs savings between 10 and 20 pct. (Source: ENTIC, PR, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: ENTIC, www.entic.com; Equity Office- Willis Tower, www.equityoffice.com, www.willis tower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Entic, Energy Efficiency,
The Gulf Coast Solar Center is a 120-MW, three-site portfolio in Northwest Florida built for Gulf Power in cooperation with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. The Center includes: a 30-MW project at Eglin AFB Reservation; a 40-MW project at NAS Whiting Field's NOLF Holley; and a 50-MW project at NAS Pensacola's NOLF Saufley.
(Source: Coronal Energy , PR, 14 Jan., 2018) Contact: Coronal Energy, Jonathan Jaffrey, CEO, (434) 293-7589, ,www.coronalenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coronal Energy, Solar,
IFC -- a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group -- is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The IFC utilizes and leverages its products and services as well as the products and services of other World Bank institutions. (Source: International Finance Corp., ABS-CBN, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: International Finance Corp., www.ifc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Efficiency, International Finance Corp,
Alkol Biotech adapts plant varieties to grow in colder and drier climates, offering better resistance to pests and diseases, along with higher productivity. The first crop it is developing is EUnergyCane, a sugarcane variety.
BRD is a commercialization partner in Bioforever (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes), a consortium of 14 companies in Europe that aims to build a biorefinery to produce products normally sourced from oil. The consortium includes Avantium, Borregaard, Royal DSM, Green Biologics and MetGen. The consortium is addressing several pre-treatment technologies for the production of intermediates, such as cellulose, C5 and C6 sugars, lignin and humins. The consortium aims to create conversion routes from the intermediates to a variety of building blocks and end products, such as carbon binders, butanol, resin acid, enzymes and furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), and to demonstrate lignocellulosic value chains at pre-industrial scale for some final products.(Source: BRD, PR, Alkol Biotech, Jan., 2018) Contact: Bio Refinery Development BV, Anton Robek, CEO, +31 62 00 16964, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brdbv.com; Alkol BioTech Ltd., +44 20 3475 8387, www.alkolbiotech.co.uk; Bioforever, www.bioforever.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bio Refinery Development, Biomass, Alkol BioTech, Bioforever, Biomass,
Boundary Dam Integrated
Carbon Capture and
Storage Project in Estevan,
the world's first and largest
project of its kind.
The $1.24 billion government-
industry partnership between the
Government of Canada, Government
of Saskatchewan, SaskPower and
private industry will see the full
integration of a rebuilt coal-fired
generation unit with carbon capture and storage (CCS)
technology into the operation of a
commercial power station, resulting
in low-emission electricity and
CO2 for enhanced
oil recovery operations or storage in
deep saline aquifers.
(Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, (306) 242-9222, www.psca.mhps.com; SaskPower, Mike Monea, Pres., CCS Initiatives, Robt. Watson, CEO, Howard Matthews, VP Power Production, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com;
Shell Cansolv, www.shell.com/business-customers/global-solutions/gas-processing-licensing/licensed-technologies/shell-cansolv-gas-absorption-solutions.html; Boundary Dam CCS, www.saskpower.com/wp-content/uploads/clean_coal_information_sheet.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Emissions, Boundary Dam, SaskPower, Shell Cansolv, CCS,
To date, ADNOC has stored approximately 240,000 metric tons of CO2 collected from Emirates Steel Industries (ESI).
Starting in 2021, the company will increase the utilization of CO2, expecting to reach 250 million standard cubic feet per day by 2027 by capturing additional CO2 from its gas processing plants and injecting it into different onshore oil fields.
In 2016 ADNOC and Masdar together launched the first commercial-scale CCUS facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
(Source: ADNOC, PR, Al-Bawaba, 17 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, www.adnoc.ae; Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, email@example.com, www.masdar.ac.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company , CCS, CCUS, CO2, Enhanced Oil Recovery,
The DNV GL certification framework enables verification of conformity with the new ISO standard, ISO 27914:2017 CO2 capture, transportation and geological storage. This standard represents an international consensus on the requirements for the safe and effective storage of CO2 in geological formations.
The DNV GL certification framework provides additional clarity about the requirements an operator should meet and offers a recipe for how to meet them at different points in the lifecycle of a geological storage project, thus improving investor predictability and decreasing both capex and opex risks.
The updated recommended practice for design and operation of CO2 pipelines helps implement the new ISO standard 27913:2017. It is based on new knowledge gained from the CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project, which was completed in 2016, with specific focus on dense phase CO2 model validation, fracture arrest and corrosion. (Source: DNV GL, Port News, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: DNV GL, +49 40 361 490, www.dnvgl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL, CCS, CO2,
The legislature notes that biofuels can help achieve the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative's goal of 100 pct clean energy by 2045, by transitioning away from fossil fuels.
An EU commissioned study found that 80 pct of all biofuel consumed in the EU is food-based biodiesel which on average produces 80 pct more CO2 emissions than petroleum diesel. The study also found Palm oil biodiesel to be three times worse for the climate than fossil diesel. (Source: European Parliament , Transport & Environment, Others, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: European Parliament, www.europarl.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil Biofuel, Biodiesel, Biofuel,
The loan recipient, Ryze Renewables Reno, LLC, will use the funds to convert distiller's corn oil from ethanol plants into renewable diesel fuel. The loan will fund a new plant in Nevada that is scheduled to open in Q2, 2019.
(Source: Credit Unions Insight, CU Capital Market Solutions, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: CU Capital Market Solutions, Bill Mullally, Marketing, (678) 960-2905, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cucapitalmarketsolutions.com; Ryze Renewables Reno, LLC, Ryze Capital Partners, (949) 812-7000, email@example.com, www.ryzecap.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ryze Renewables Reno, Etrhanol, Corn Oil,
The company says it sees wind and solar shifting, T&D deferral and microgrids as the primary applications for long-duration energy storage. Accordingly, the company is initially targeting wind and solar as well as hybrid systems developers and manufacturers.
Lockheed Martin has prototypes up and running at its Massachusetts facility and is planning a commercial launch of the product in late 2018. (Source: Lockheed Martin Energy, PR, PV Tech, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: Lockheed Martin Energy, John Battaglini, Dir. Bus. Dev., www.lockheedmartin.com/us/what-we-do/energy.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lockheed Martin Energy, Flow Battery, Energy Storage,
Stored hydropower reportedly accounts for the biggest share of the world's operational electricity storage. Pumped-storage facilities integrate well with irregular renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power as water is stored when excess energy is produced.
(Source: DEWA, PR, Dubai Media Office, 16 Jan., 2018)
Contact: DEWA , Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority , Pumped Energy Storage, Energy Storage,
The CEC also awarded Newport Beach-based First Element Fuel almost $8 million in Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) grants to construct hydrogen fueling stations in Redwood City, Studio City, Beverly Hills, and Mission Hills. (Source: California Energy Commission, Green Car Congress, Others, 18 Jan., 2018)
Contact: First Element Fuel, (949) 205-5553, www.firstelementfuel.com; Crimson Renewable Energy, (661) 617-8600, www.crimsonrenewable.com; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Energy Commission, Alternative Fuel, Hydrogen,
The ODS process, which has been validated by the US Argonne National Labs, uses liquids in a low pressure and low temperature environment to achieve distillate fuel sulfur levels less than 15 ppm. The ODS process produces a finished fuel ready for use.
APT is now seeking locations and licensing agreements to deploy, scalable, skid-mounted ODS systems that are ideal for smaller refineries and fuel distributors.
(Source: Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Inc., PR, Jan 17, 2018) Contact: Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Neal Patel, Director of Business Dev., firstname.lastname@example.org , (775) 322-4605, Marty Ellery, (414) 322-9437, Marty@mungocreativegroup.com, www.altpetrol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel,
Organizing the the city's resources to combat climate change is nothing new for Los Angeles, which already has sustainability officers in place. The proposed department would oversee carbon emissions reduction goals, explore funding measures and make mitigating climate change a priority at City Hall.
According to California State University, Los Angeles, professor Stephen LaDochy, "Aaddressing climate change head on will be harder to avoid in the future, as more impacts are felt across the region.
LaDochy added "there is a direct connection between natural disasters and human-made pollution. Rising temperatures, shorter rain seasons and mudslides are all connected to climate change," he said.
(Source: Courthouse News, 17 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
The process, which will be managed by CPL at its plant in Immingham, North Lincolnshire, requires only hours to produce a high-energy, low-carbon biofuel for domestic and industrial uses.
The new £4 million facility, which is expected to begin production this summer, is being co-funded by ERA, a consortium of six Midlands universities and the British Geological Survey (BGS), which has investment from Innovate UK.
(Source: CPL, HPV, Jan., 2018) Contact: CPL, Tim Minnett, CEO, +44 0 1246 277001, www.cplindustries.co.uk;
University of Nottingham, Prof. Colin Snape, Director of Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies, +44 115 95 14115, email@example.com,
Innovate UK, Ruth McKernan, CEO, +44 (0) 7766 901150, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.innovateuk.gov.uk
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Avengrid's U.S. fleet now includes 3,300 wind turbines across 22 states.
Avangrid is a diversified energy and utility company with approximately $32 billion in assets owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks incorporates eight electric and natural gas utilities serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates over 6 GW of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states. (Source: Avangrid, PR, Various Media, 14 Jan., 2018) Contact: Avangrid Renewables, Laura Beane , ceo, www.avangridren.com
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AboitizPower, which acquired the biomass plant in July 2016, expected to start
operating and delivering power to the Luzon grid before October 2016.
(Source: AboitizPower, Business World, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: AboitizPower, +63 2 886-2800 , www.aboitizpower.com
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Aurora's technology incorporates the measurements of a site's solar potential as part of a standardized "Solar Shade Report" that consolidates all the information solar companies need in making financing, installation and rebate decisions.
Rebate authorities that accept Aurora's remote shading include:
CT Green Bank; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC); New Jersey Clean Energy Fund; City of Roseville Residential Solar Energy Program; Oncor; and the Energy Trust of Oregon.
The US National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has also validated Aurora's shade reports as statistically equivalent to on-site measurements.
(Source: CT Green Bank, Aurora Solar, Solar Power World, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Connecticut Green Bank, Bryan Garcia, Pres., CEO, (860) 563-0015, www.ctcleanenergy.com; Aurora Solar Technologies, Michael Heaven, CEO, Pres., (778) 241-5000, email@example.com , www.aurorasolartech.com
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