When fully operational, the Rio Bravo wind project will have a total capacity of be 238 MW.
Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo wind project from Vesta's development unit Steelhead Americas.
Turbine delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2019. (Source: Vestas-American Wind Technology, PR, 14 June, 2018) Contact: Vestas, Chris Brown, President United States and Canada, www.vestas.com;
Longroad Energy, CEO Paul Gaynor, www.longroadenergy.com
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Orsted owns 50 pct of the Race Bank project, the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 holds 25 pct, while the Sumitomo Corporation owns 12.5 pct. Funds advised by the Green Investment Group, Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management hold the remaining 12.5 pct.
(Source: Orsted, CNBC, 14 June, 2018) Contact: Orsted Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com
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In 2016, Sunshine Kaidi announced plans to invest in and construct a €1 billion ($1.18 billion) biofuel refinery in Kemi, Finland, via its subsidiary Kaidi Finland. The Finnish government supported the plan and granted an emissions license to the Kaidi Finland project, which now seems unlikely to be developed.
(Source: Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group, Caixin, Other Media, 15 June, 2018) Contact: Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group, +86 27 6786 9001 - fax, +86 27 6786 9028 - tel., www.kaidihi.com
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As part of this commitment BEIS expects to invest approximately £100 million in low-carbon industrial innovation to reduce the risks and costs of accelerating the roll out of low carbon technologies which will enable UK industry to remain competitive.
Later this month, BEIS will open a £15 million Call for CCUS Innovation to offer grant funding for innovation projects that lead to significant reduction in the cost of capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide. Funding for up to 28 months will be available to 31 March 2021. BEIS will consider grants of up to £5 million for a single project.
The Call will be guided by the findings of the report of the Mission Innovation Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Experts' Workshop held in Houston last year.
As part of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, BEIS will be allocating up to £20 million to design and construct carbon capture and utilization (CCU) demonstration projects. This programme aims to encourage industrial sites to capture CO2 which could then be used in industrial applications and enable a pathway for the development of carbon capture technologies at an intermediate scale, reducing the costs and risks.
The first phase of the program focuses on initial scoping study for an engineering supplier to work on BEIS' behalf with potential host sites, carbon dioxide users and technology suppliers to produce site-specific cost estimates for deploying CCU at UK industrial sites.
(Source: GOV.UK, Devdiscourse, June, 2018)Contact:
More Low-Carbon Energy News BEIS, CCS, Carbon, CO2, Carbon Capture Utilisation, CCU ,
The competition aims to stimulate early investment in fuel switching processes and technologies, so that a range of technologies are available by 2030 and beyond.
To support innovation in energy efficient technologies, the government will be investing up to £9.2 million for an Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator, to be delivered over the next 4 years. This Accelerator will seek industry-specific solutions that are close to commercialization by leveraging private sector investment and strengthening UK supply chains to reduce energy costs for UK industry.
After a competitive process, the Carbon Trust has been awarded the contract to help BEIS deliver this programme. The Carbon Trust has been holding events to engage with both industry and their suppliers, and the competition is now open to applications.
BEIS recently committed £560,000 to 2 projects in the first round of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). The IEEA aims to broaden the range of technologies available for industrial energy efficiency. (Source: GOV.UK, Devdiscourse, 14 June, 2018)Contact: BEIS, https://itportal.beis.gov.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
Rutte told a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Union's aim to reduce carbon emissions, which scientists hold responsible for global warming, by at least 40 pct below 1990 levels by 2030, "is not enough" and proposed a 55 pct reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Studies have shown that reducing carbon emissions has become less costly as the price of generating electricity from renewable energy has come down over the past years.
Still, climate policy remains a contentious issue in the European Union which often pits countries looking for tougher reduction targets against newer member states in the East which rely more on coal-powered plants for energy. (Source: Cyprus Mail Online, 13 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Emissions Targets, Climate Change,
According to Ford, eliminating the cap-and-trade system will help him deliver on a campaign promise that the electorate doesn't expect him to keep -- cutting retail gasoline prices by roughly 4 cents per litre -- which is apparently more important to him 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: Various Media, Canada Press, 15 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Carbon Tax, Ontario Cap-and-Trade,
According to the 450-member industry group WindEurope, "Member States will be allowed to have technology-specific auctions and will have to provide at least five years visibility on public support, including the timing, volumes and budget for auctions," WindEurope said. (Source: EC, WindEurope, WindPower, 14 June, 2018) Contact: WindEurope, Giles Dickson, +32 2 213 1811, +32 2 213 1890 - fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windeurope.org
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South Korea sources 6 pct of its energy from renewable sources, relying on coal and nuclear power for the balance. (Source: Samsung Electronics, PR, 14 June, 2018)
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The offer is targeting businesses spending £500,000 or more per year on electricity with steady rate of consumption and spare import capacity.
Thrive brings its 104MW portfolio of wind, hydro and solar assets to the collaboration, while Aura offers its experience developing utility-scale batteries.
The partners estimate that companies with a mid-range 2 MW battery could save more than £1 million over a 15-year contract.
(Source: Thrive Renewables, PowerTech, 14 June, 2018) Contact: Aura Power, Simon Coulson, http://aurapower.co.uk; Thrive Renewables Plc, Matthew Clayton, Managing Dir., +44 0 117 428 1850, www.thriverenewables.co.uk
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BEV will invest $6.4 million along with Evok Innovations in Quidnet Energy and $9 million along with Prelude Ventures in Form Energy. Both startups are developing new technologies to store power.
Quidnet is developing pumped hydro into underground shale rock wells. Form Energy is developing batteries that can store large amounts of energy for extended time periods and overcome the limitations of lithium-ion batteries that can only store energy for short periods.
BEV is "risk-tolerant" and will only invest companies that are capable of cutting global carbon emissions by 500 million metric tons annually.
The fund aims aims to focus on grid-scale energy storage, zero-carbon liquid fuels, low-carbon building materials, and geothermal energy.
(Source: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, PR, NewsBytes, 14 June, 2018) Contact: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, www.b-t.energy/ventures; Form Energy Inc., https://www.linkedin.com/company/form-energy; Quidnet Energy, www.quidnetenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Form Energy,
Criteria for energy efficiency mortgages was developed by the Green Building Councils (GBCs) in the WorldGBC's Europe network and their partners.
The new mortgage product is intended to establish a new generation of mortgage products to help consumers drive reductions in energy use.
(Source: Energy Live, Others, 14 June, 2018)
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The produced hydrogen is liquefied and transported via truck to California fueling stations where it is "re-gasified" and compressed before being dispensed.
The LCFS currently has 14 certified pathways for hydrogen, with CIs ranging from 165.88 gCO2e/MJ (Linde Canada production of hydrogen from central reforming of natural gas), to 0 (hydrogen production via electrolysis using solar electricity) to -46.91 (landfill gas to on-site hydrogen production via cracking of methane). (Source: Linde, Green Car Congress, 14 June, 2018)Contact:
California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, www.energy.ca.gov/low_carbon_fuel_standard; Linde LLC, www.lindeus.com
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The study finds that renewable energy continues to attract an increasing share of global investment, with annual investments expected to grow by $130 billion, compared to 2016 figures, reaching around $370 billion in 2020. The global investment cumulative total is estimated at $1.5 trillion between 2016 and 2020.
The report notes that GCC countries thus far have made little investment in renewables technology -- less than $1 billion in 2016 -- and are at risk of falling further behind other countries if they do not create a supportive, coherent policy framework to facilitate renewables investment.
While several factors in the GCC make rapid deployment of renewables attractive, there are major structural and institutional factors behind current underinvestment in renewable energy.
These include generous fuel subsidies, a mindset that prefers building very large conventional plants to meet rapidly growing demand, concerns over transmission and distribution networks and unclear regulatory and policy frameworks that discourage the development of renewables.
(Source: Strategy& Middle East, Arabian Business, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Strategy& Middle East, +961 1 985 655, www.strategyand.pwc.com/me/home
LanzaTech technology uses microbes that absorb carbon monoxide to produce bioethanol which can be used as transportation fuel or in the production of plastic.
The system, which produce 80 million lpy of bioethanol annually, is expected to go into production in May, 2020. (Source: ArcelorMittal, 12 June, 2018) Contact: ArcelorMittal, Paul Weigh, +32 9 347 31 11, email@example.com, www.arcelormittal.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com
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Under the MoUs, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Verbio India Private Limited and Rika Biofuel Development Limited will produce Biogas/bio CNG/bio-ethanol from paddy straw. he said.
When fully operational, each plant is expected to use about 500 tpd pf paddy straww to generate 100 kilo litre of bio-ethanol.
(Source: Punjab Energy Development Agency, Business Standard, 11 June, 2018) Contact: Punjab Energy Development Agency, +91 172 266 3382, www.peda.gov.in
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In the wild, Ctx is nature's best cellulosic degrader, and since it is anaerobic, the technology has the potential of lowering enzymes costs via onsite CelZyme production, using part of the biomass as its feedstock.
WDL has developed a core competency for the isolation, selection, cultivation and engineering of Clostridia, a long known but less understood class of bacteria, with promising applications in biochemicals and fuels.
Cincinnati, Ohio-headquartered AdvanceBio provides renewable chemical and fuel process technology development and design services globally to first generation producers as well as companies developing second-generation, cellulosic ethanol processes.
(Source: White Dog Lab, PR, Business Wire, June, 2018) Contact: White Dog Lab., Bryan Tracy, (302) 220-4763,
email@example.com, www.WhiteDogLabs.com; White Dog Labs Israel, Alon Karpol, firstname.lastname@example.org;
AdvanceBio, Dale Monceaux, email@example.com,
www.AdvanceBio.com; BIRD Foundation, Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, +972 3 698 8300, (650) 752-6485, www.birdf.com
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The new bill sets an immediate emissions reduction of 56 pct reduction by 2020, 66 pct by 2030, 78 pct by 2040, and rising to a 90 pct by 2050. The legislation ultimately aims for a "net-zero", 100 pct reduction by an undertermined, "as soon as possible" date. These reductions are measured against baseline carbon emissions in 1990.
Even so, a number of countries have set targets to become 100 pct carbon neutral before Scotland.
T Costa Rica has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2021. Norway's parliament has agreed to cut the country's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030, moving its target forward by 20 years, and Sweden has cimmited to carbon neutrality by 2045.
Sweden also has a more ambitious carbon neutral target than Scotland, with a commitment to reaching the 100 per cent cut by 2045.
(Source: The Ferret, June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Emissions Targets, Climate Change,
The partnership aims to see the World GBC work with the China GBC in much the same way as it would work with an established Green Building Council. As part of the partnership, China GBC has committed to introducing a nearly net zero standard to its Three Star program, aligning with the WorldGBC's Advancing Net Zero project.
Indoor air quality is another key component of the partnership, with the China GBC keen to get involved with the Better Places for People project, which focuses on the health benefits of green buildings.
China is projected to have the second-highest level of growth in green building activity over the next three years, behind Brazil, according to Dodge Data and Analytics. (Source: World Green Building Council, The Fifth Estate, April, 2018)
Contact: China Green Building Council, chinagreenbuildings.blogspot.com; World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org
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Participating companies will track, verify and report publicly on their buildings' energy and carbon metrics and encourage their supply chains and partners to make a similar commitment to reach net zero by 2030. The challenge comes on top of the WGBC's Advancing Net Zero program to promote and support the target that all buildings be net zero by 2050.
The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment was developed in partnership with a wide stakeholder group including The Climate Group and C40. It forms part of EP100, a global corporate leadership initiative for energy-smart companies, delivered by The Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy.
Challenge details are at From Thousands To Billions: Coordinated Action Towards 100 pct Net-Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050 REPORT. (Source: World Green Building Council, The Fifth Estate, June, 2018)Contact: World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org
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The complaints are asking the court to issue a mandatory injunction compelling the EPA to implement and enforce the emissions guidelines without further delay.
The guidelines for existing landfills and the jointly issued New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) were revised primarily to control methane emissions that contribute to climate change.
The EPA estimated that the two rules will reduce methane emissions by approximately 330,000 metric tons -- with a global warming potential equivalent to 8.2 million metric tpy of CO2 by 2025. That is roughly equivalent to the annual emissions of 1.8 million cars on the road.
(Source: Various Media, EPA, EHS Daily Advisor, 12 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, GHGs, Emissions, EPA, Landfill Gas,
Unlike the previous 2008 and 2012 versions, the new plan tracks progress and adds new measures to further slash emissions as needed with a new goal of cutting the city's CO2 emissions by 80 pct below 2003 levels by 2050.
Under the new plan, the city will have divested city funds from fossil fuels and transitioned city operations to use 100 pct renewable electricity and a fully fossil fuel free fleet of vehicles, by 2030.
The plan also identifies a wide range of additional strategies for buildings to achieve a mid-term goal of 50 pct energy reduction by 2030. For example, the city intends for all newly constructed buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030 by using passive house standards and to use energy usage transparency to reduce consumption among residential buildings, using energy labeling and transparency strategies.
The city also plans to implement a PACE program to fund building energy efficiency retrofits, upgrades and renewables projects.
(Source: City of Pittsburgh, NRDC, June, 2018)
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UK Power Reserve has begun construction on the first 60 MW of its battery portfolio which will provide flexibility, stability and security for UK power markets.
Fluence will provide three 20-MW battery energy storage systems at sites in the Midlands and North West using its market-leading Advancion energy storage technology platform. All three sites are expected to be operational during winter 2018/19.
(Source: UK Power Reserve, PEI, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Fluence, (883) 358-3623, http://fluenceenergy.com; UK Power Reserve, Sam Wither, +44 121 712 1970, https://ukpowerreserve.com
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Researchers from SCCS's partner institutes, the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, compiled a worldwide database of information from natural CO2 and methane accumulations and hydrocarbon industry experience -- including engineered gas storage, decades of borehole injection, and laboratory experiments. Computer simulations were used to combine all these factors and model storage of CO2 for 10,000 years into the future. Previous research in this area had not fully accounted for the natural trapping of CO2 in rock as microscopic bubbles, or the dissolving of CO2 into the salty water already in the rocks.
SCCS is the largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research group in the UK. Founded in 2005, SCCS is a partnership of the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde working together with universities across Scotland. SCCS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
(Source: Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, Gasworld, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: University of Edinburgh, Dr. Stephanie Flude, www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/stephanie-flude(7fc05249-dbeb-4603-a5ec-ac2ca605d200).html; University of Aberdeen, Dr. Juan Alcalde, www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/people/profiles/juan.alcalde; Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, +44 (0)131 651 4647,
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The proposed biomass plant will produce electricity and thermal energy via steam and would consume up to 75,000 tpy of imported virgin timber, possibly from Latvia,
or from established UK distributors or a combination of both.
(Source: City of Cardiff, Insider Media, 12 June, 2018)
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Download free sample report HERE.
Access Full Report with TOC HERE. (Source: Highland Mirror, 12 June, 2018)Contact: Fior Markets,
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Third-party verified Biobased Product Label is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, which aims to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.
According to the USDA, biobased products contributed $393 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014, directly and indirectly supported 4.2 million jobs, and displaced up to 6.8 million barrels of oil.
The BioPreferred Program spans a diverse range of applications including lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals, and bioplastics. More than 3,000 products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, (Source: Kesussler Inc., PR, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Kreussler Inc.
Richard Fitzpatrick, VP,
(603) 721-9478, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kreussler.com;
USDA BioPreferred® Program,
Vernell Thompson, 202.720.4145, Vernell.Thompson@dm.usda.gov;
visit www.kreussler.com, SOURCE Kreussler Inc.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, www.biopreferred.gov, http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.
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The Miombo Hewani project will be constructed in phases -- the first phase will be around 100 MW and include up to 34 turbines and will increase Tanzania's grid capacity by over 5 pct.
(Source: Windlab Ltd, RenewablesNow, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Windlab Ltd., Roger Price, CEO, +27 21 701 1292, www.windlab.com
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Although earlier expectations that office buildings and/or warehouse/distribution facilities would qualify for the new retrofit incentives have now been dashed,
commercial customers in the prairie province are eligible for over 60 different product rebates for lighting, lighting controls, load sensing plug strips, variable frequency drives, boilers and water heating equipment. (Source: Energy Efficiency Alberta, Various Media, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Energy Efficiency Alberta, Jessica Shumlich, Program Manager, (403) 815-4876, www.efficiencyalberta.ca
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IPWI is also invested in 4 Navitas (Green Energy Solutions) Limited, which recently commercialized a 55-kW vertical axis wind generator. (Source: IPWI, Renewables, June 12, 2020)
Contact: Gaia Wind, John Andringa, CEO, +44 (0) 845 871 4242, www.gaia-wind.com;
International Power and Water Investments, +971 4 3590607/8, www.ipwi.biz
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In the collaboration, BASF's enzyme portfolio will be used for applications in liquefaction and fermentation to improve fermentation performance. LBDS will use its TransFerm yeast product line which it claims provides increased ethanol yields and reduces the need for glucoamylase addition.
The BASF company portfolio is organized into five segments -- chemicals, performance products, functional materials & solutions, agricultural solutions and oil & gas.
LBDS supplies fermentation ingredients and 'value creating services' to the global fuel ethanol and distilled beverage industries. (Source: BASF, LBDS, PR, Biofuels Int'l, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Lallemand, Jim Steele, CEO, Angus Ballard, Pres., (815) 721-6165, www.lallemandbds.com; BASF Enzymes, Dirk Daems, Drector of Operations, (858)451-8500, https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/VRNM:US-basf-enzymes-llc, www.basf.com
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Singapore-headquartered Wilmar International is Asia's leading agribusiness group with business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel production.
Inventure Renewables, Ia wholly owned subsidiary of Inventure International (Pte) Limited, helps agri-business, oleochemical and biofuel companies find novel ways to turn waste products and by-products into value-added materials. Inventure also manufactures its own branded bio-based oleochemicals. (Source: Inventure Renewables, PR, 12 June, 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,
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The program aims to streamline energy operations, reduce utility costs, and slash greenhouse gas emissions.
In total the city aims to enlist 100 of the city's largest commercial and multi-family buildings over the three months of the program in an effort to reduce emissions 4 pct by the end of the summer. To that end, the city will provide tip sheets, newsletters, and networking and training events to help identify concrete opportunities for efficiency upgrades, while creating a network of building managers for future collaborations . The "Race to Reduce" is part of the Energize Saint Paul Initiative, a broader city energy efficiency effort. (Source: City of St.Paul, NRDC, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Energize Saint Paul, www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/energize-saint-paul
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The Pomona wind project will incorporate 26 Nordex N131/3900 wind turbines. Nordex will also maintain the turbines over 10 years.
(Source: KfW IPEX-Bank, Renewables, 12 June, 2018) Contact: KfW IPEX-Bank, www.kfw-ipex-bank.de/International-financing/KfW-IPEX-Bank; Genneia, +54 11 6090 3200, www.genneia.com.ar/en
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The payment is intended to assess each communities vulnerability to climate change and to develop resiliency plans using the technical support, climate change data and planning tools provided by the state. Grant funding will also allow participants to hire state-certified consultants, who will use a standardized tool kit to assess potential future risks.
The program is being funded with $5 million this year, of which $3 million will be provided in the form of grants to communities that complete the planning process.
(Source: Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton Wicked Local Wayland, 9 June, 2018)
Contact: Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beatonh, www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-energy-and-environmental-affairs
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The first of the two wind supply contracts was awarded by EnerAB, a joint venture between The AES Corporation and Grupo BAL, for 85 units of Vestas' V136-3.45 MW wind turbines for the Mesa la Paz wind park set to be developed in the Llera municipality, Mexico. The contract includes a 15-year service agreement.
Vestas also secured an order for 30 of its V136-3.45 MW turbines totaling 100 MW from Southern Power for the Wildhorse Mountain wind project set to be developed in Oklahoma. The contract include a 20-year service agreement. (Source: Vestas, Various Media, CleanTecnica, , 8 June, 2018) Contact: EnerAB, Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, CEO, www.renewableenergymexico.com/tag/enerab;
Vestas, Chris Brown, Pres. Vestas Sale and Serivcein the United States and Canada, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com
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The new 3-year program is intended to help businesses reduce operating costs and make it easier for the Green Mountain State to meet its energy efficiency goals.
State agencies will select businesses to participate in the program. ( Source: Vermont Public Utility Commission, AP, Various Media, June, 2018) Contact: Vermont Public Utility Commission, Judith C. Whitney, Commission Clerk, (802) 828-2358, www.puc.vermont.gov
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Initially, the agreement will cover small-scale housing units, or micro homes with a "trial" unit scheduled to be completed in the Q4 this year. Following the successful completion of the prototype, ClearVue and Mirreco will enter an exclusive partnership and supply deal.
In a separate press release, ClearVue, which last month completed its AUS $5 million (USD 3.8 million)IPO, said that its technology is undergoing Australian Standards (AS) certification testing that will verify the performance of its ClearVue window and curtain wall products. It expects the certification to be completed in the third quarter, allowing it to launch the products in September. (Source: CleabVue, PR, 7 June, 2018) Contact: ClearVue Tech., www.clearvuepv.com
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ESS technology is used to store excess energy that can be supplied later when required. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy estimates the global ESS market will grow to $15 billion by 2020 and $29.2 billion by 2025.
LG CNS edged out Greensmith Energy, a leading ESS player in North America, to be placed fifth. Japan's NEC was seventh and GE came in ninth.
(Source: Korea Times, Bloomberg, June, 2018) Contact: LG Group, www.lgcorp.com
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The two firms have signed a LoI "for exclusive negotiations" for Siemens Gamesa's SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine. The contract would include a 15-year long-term turbine service agreement.
The Yunlin offshore wind power project is set to be developed around six kilometers offshore in the Taiwan Strait and will incorporate 80 Siemens Gamesas 8 MW wind turbines, with turbine installation set to begin in 2020.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, Various Media, Others, 8 June, 2018) Contact: SGRE Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; WPD AG, +49-421-168-6610, + 49-421-168-6666 – fax, www.wpd.de
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The Prime Minister
noted that her government's Industrial Strategy would act as a "catalyst for new technologies" that could then be exported to a "global market for clean technologies."
The strategy aims to achieve net zero carbon from 2030, as well as set long-term incentives for retrofitting homes and commercial buildings. (Source: edie, Various Other Media, May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Energy Efficiency, Energy Effeciency, Net-Zero,
The funding can be used for working capital, intellectual property development, proof-of-concept activities, commercialization planning, prototype design, market feasibility studies and other startup activities approved by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, a release states. Businesses applying for loans must employ no more than five people and have their headquarters in Minnesota or plan to relocate to the state.
BPL has incorporated CET Clean Cycle II™ Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) heat recovery generator into its waste to energy power plants. The company estimates that between one to four Clean Cycle II™ ORC heat recovery generators will be used in each family of BPL-TEC Stepped Grate Gasification plants built by BPL.
technology allows municipal, commercial, and industrial generating wasted heat from industrial processes or energy production, to improve fuel energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for heat recovery. (Source: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc.
Contact: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc.
Kam Mahdi, CEO,
949-273-4990 x814, email@example.com, www.cetyinc.com :
Biomass Power Ltd., Ben Talbott, CEO, +44 01 785 240 092 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biomasspower.co.uk
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Poet's biofuels 1.9 billion gpy capacity is expected to top 2 billion gpy by 2019. ADM's annual production capacity is at 1.6 billion gpy.
Poet continues to grow and expand ethanol production, while ADM shifted some of its biofuels capacity to other products, as previously. (Source: USA Today, Argus Leader, 11 June 11, 2018) Contact: Archer Daniels Midland, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, www.adm.com; POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland, POET, Ethanol, Biofuel,
"The effects of climate change are not evenly distributed. It is the poor who suffer most from the ravages of global warming, with increasing disruption in the agricultural sector, water insecurity, and exposure to severe weather events. Many of those who can least afford it are already being forced to leave their homes and migrate to other places that may or may not prove welcoming." -- Pope Francis speaking to ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and other energy industry leaders at the recent Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home conference.
Editorial Note: Pope Francis is known to consider climate change one of the key themes of his papacy and has described it as "one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day."
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Carbon Engineering's direct air capture technology design blows air through towers that contain a solution of potassium hydroxide, which reacts with CO2 to form potassium carbonate. The result, after further processing, is a calcium carbonate pellet that can be heated to release the CO2 which could be sequestered or used to make synthetic, low-carbon fuels.
When Carbon Engineering configured the air-capture plant for this purpose, they were able to bring costs down to as low as $94 per tonne of CO2.
The company hopes to build a small facility that can produce 200 bpd of fuel by 2021, and then a commercial plant that can produce 2,000 barrels per day. (Source: Carbon Engineering, Greener Idea, 10 June, 2018) Contact: Carbon Engineering, carbonengineering.com
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