CSIR-CECRI has a demo facility in Chennai that manufactures prototypes of the cells. Indigenously manufacturing the batteries will also bring down the cost.
The low cost could also help replace the hazardous lead-acid batteries that are currently in use in many applications.
(Source: IOndia Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, HindustanTimes, June, 2018) Contact: Central Electro Chemical Research Institute,
Vijayamohanan K. Pilla, Director, +91 4565 241 241, www.cecri.res.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion Battery, Energy Storage ,
The $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative provides grant funding to eligible municipalities to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects in their communities. To earn the Clean Energy Community designation, The Town of Westport:
Program funds are provided through the NY Clean Energy Fund and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). (Source: NYSERDA, Town of Westport, June, 2018) Contact: NYSERDA,
www.nyserda.ny.gov/cec: Town of Westport, www.westportny.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Benchmarking, Clean Energy Community,
The bill sets timelines for the establishment of a national environmentally sustainable development framework for achieving the goals of the proposed act, sets out national adaptation objectives to guide adaptation to climate change impacts, and to determine a national greenhouse gas emissions trajectory for South Africa, and the greenhouse gas thresholds that will determine carbon budget liability, the department said. (Source: South African Ministry of Environmental Affairs, African News Agency, 10 June, 2018)
South African Environmental Affairs , Edna Molewa, Minister, www.environment.gov.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Seoul and the metropolitan area often see the daily average of air quality hit "extremely bad" levels, with airborne particulate matter categorized as harmful by the World Health Organization, as it can penetrate the respiratory system. The country's average concentration levels of particulate matter last year marked 44 micrograms per cubic meter and 25 for fine dust, two times higher than other advanced cities, including Paris, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, during the same period, according to the National Institute of Environmental Research.
Nearly 35 pct of the country's particulate matter originates from China, while 9 pct comes from North Korea and the rest stems from within the country, the Institue notes.
(Source: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Korea Herald, 10 June, 2018)Contact: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Daniel Moran, +47 7359 50 00, www.ntnu.edu
The plant utilizes LanzaTech's technology which relies on anaerobic bacteria to ferment stell mill waste emissions. The installation has an ethanol production capacity of 46,000 tpy and has been operational since early May, this year.
According to LanzaTech, the performance of this type of sustainable ethanol in fuel blending applications is indistinguishable from sugar-derived ethanol and meets the ASTM International D4806 standard. (Source: LanzaTeck, Renewables, 11 June, 2018) Contact: LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com; Shougang Group, www.shougang.com.cn/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech, Biofuel , Ethanol, Ethanol Blending,
The company strategic plan calls for the construction of multiple modular renewable diesel refineries around the world, offsetting landfills and other feedstock supplies.
Input and output numbers will be disclosed once Cielo's Aldersyde Refinery is up and running on a continuous-flow basis. (Source: Cielo Waste Solutions, PR, FSC Wire, 11 June, 2018)
Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.,
Don Allan, President & CEO,
(403) 348-2972 Ext. 101,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions, Renewable Diesel,
Tianjin is expected to use 260,000 tpy of fuel ethanol produced from approximately 780,000 tpy of corn. China is currently sitting on huge stocks of corn estimated to be at about 200 million tonnes, following a now discontinued government stockpiling scheme to support farmers. Although China currently produces under 2.5 million tpy of ethanol the new policy could increase demand to 15 million tpy by 2020, according to a Reuters estimate.
As previously reported, in 2017, China announced plans to roll out E-10 ethanol blended fuel on a national scale by 2020.
(Source: Various Media, Reuters, 11 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News E10, Ethanol, China Ethanol, Ethanol Blend,
China cut the national feed-in-tariff by 0.05 yuan (approximately $0.008 U.S.) per kWh at the beginning of June, but there was no change to the subsidy for county-level poverty alleviation PV projects.
China is taking the lead in PV development globally, with an internationally competitive and complete industrial chain.
By the end of 2020, renewable energy will supply 1.9 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity, 27 pct of total power generation, according to the NDRC 2016-2020 plan for renewable energy, according to the NDRC. (Source: NDRC, Ecns.cn, June, 2018) )Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Development and Reform Commission, Solar, China Solar,
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have already pledged to provide €215 million for the project, partially through a syndicated loan.
The wind farm is being developed by Vetroelektrane Balkana, owned by Tesla Wind, a joint venture between an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy developer Masdar and Cibuk Wind Holding, a branch of the U.S.-based wind energy developer Continental Wind Partners.
The GE 57 turbine park will generate sufficient energy for approximately 113,000 households.
(Source: Business Insider UK, Reuters, 5 June, 2018) Contact: European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, www.ggf.lu/about-green-for-growth-fund; EIB, www.eib.org; Vetroelektrane Balkana, www.wpc.rs/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD, Wind, EIB,
The 100-mw project, about 100 miles southwest of Fort Smith, is expected to consist of 29 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas and Roaring Fork Wind, a co-development partnership between Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. and Vestas.
Wildhorse Mountain is expected to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2019. Wildhorse Wind Energy is owned by Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Co.
(Source: Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Arkansas OnLine, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., Duane Highley, CEO, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/arkansas-electric-cooperative-corp; Wildhorse Wind Energy, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse_Wind_Farm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Wildhorse Wind Energy ,
A 30-MW/120-MWh storage system will be constructed in San Diego by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) America, while Advanced Microgrid Solutions will construct a 4-MW/16-MWh lithium-ion battery in San Juan Capistrano. Both facilities are expected to be online by December 2019.
The CPUC approval includes a 40-MW/160-MW energy storage project in Fallbrook, proposed by Fluence, and a 6.5-MW/26-MWh facility in Escondido, to be installed by Powin Energy.
For the fifth storage project, Enel Green Power will complete a 3-MW/12-MWh facility in Poway by December 2021. (Source: San Diego Gas & Electric , Renewables, 7 June, 2018) Contact: San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com; California PUC, www.cpuc.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News San Diego Gas & Electric , California PUC, Energy STorage,
Langa is active in solar, wind, biogas and biomass projects and is involved in the entire value chain of its projects. Its portfolio of operating assets is expected to reach 215 MW of installed capacity by the end of the year, including 165 MW of solar power and 39 MW of wind energy. (Source: Engie SA, Renewables Now, 7 JUne, 2018) Contact:
Langa Group, Gilles Lebreux, Founder, CEO, www.langa.fr; Engie SA, Isabelle Kocher, CEO, www.engie.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Engie , Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Nacelles developed at the 5,000 square-meter site will be designated for assembly at offshore wind energy facilities. The plant is the first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, PEI, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Wind,
Attero owns two energy-from-waste plants, two sorting and pre-treatment facilities, six anaerobic digestion facilities, seven composting facilities and ten landfills.
3i Infrastructure plc invests across mid-market economic infrastructure and greenfield projects in developed markets, with a focus on the UK and Europe, according to the company's website.
(Source: 3i Infrastructure, WMW, June, 2018)
Contact: 3i Infrastructure, www.3i-infrastructure.com; Attero, +31 (0)88 550 10 00, www.attero.nl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Attero, Waste-to-Energy, anaerobic digestion ,
VLS Decarb's major-market patented and globally patent pending suite of technologies hold the potential to sequester atmospheric CO2 at the levels stipulated by the Paris Climate Change Accord of December 2015. Specifically, it could remove volumes of CO2 sufficient to arrest the progression of climate change and potentially reverse harmful effects being experienced from unmitigated CO2 emissions of human origins.
During the past five years, VLS Decarb's technology has been advanced by an R&D collaboration involving the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University and an international array of academic and governmental institutions and funding agencies. This research and development partnership, funded by Innovate UK, has led to the development of novel materials that are key to enabling the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) concept.
Download the VLS Decarbonization -- Confidential Permanent CO2 Sequestration in Shale Reservoirs
Restored to their Pre-Production State report HERE. (Source: VLS Decarbonization Partners, LLC, PR, 7 June, 2018) Contact: ESRI, Prof. Andrew R Barron, email@example.com; www.esri-swansea.org; VLS Decarb, John Francis Thrash MD, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Climate Change, ,
The White House had been poised to announce proposed changes to the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week after hosting months of difficult negotiations between representatives of Big Oil and Big Corn but delayed the announcement indefinitely. Even so, Trump brashly tried to sugar-coat defeat by exclaiming to his "base" -- "I did you a good favor for the farmers yesterday, right? We love the farmers. Right?
(Source: devdiscourse, Various Media Sources, 6 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Ethanol, Trump, Biofuel,
The project is a collaboration between Fife Council, RWE and the Scottish government.
RWE will own the Energy Centre and provide the heat required for the network from its biomass plant and Fife Council will own the network and act as service provider. The Scottish government is supporting the development through its Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition "matching funds" Programme. The project is expected to be operational by the end of January 2019. (Source: RWE, Fife Council, Construction Index, 7 June, 2018) Contact:
Glenrothes Energy Network, www.investinfife.co.uk/content/glenrothes-heat; RWE AG, www.rwe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Biomass CHP, RWE,
The initiative is intended the help the building and construction industry meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The building and construction industry accounts for around one-third of global emissions and will need to play a crucial role in keeping the global temperature at sustainable levels. Energy consumption levels in the sector are set to be exacerbated in the next 35 years, with the global building stock expected to double to 415 billion square metres, according to the World GBC.
In November 2017, the UK Government struck an agreement with the construction industry to halve emissions in the built environment over the next eight years.
(Source: World Green Building Council, edie, 7 June, 2018) Contact: WGBC, Terri Wills, CEO , www.worldgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Building, Green Building, World Green Building Council, Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
Together, the two projects are projected to cost $390 million.
(Source: Wisconsin Public Service, Fox6 News, June, 2018) Contact: Madison Gas and Electric , Gary Wolter, CEO, (608) 252-7222, www.mge.com; Wisconsin Public Service, www.wisconsinpublicservice.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Madison Gas and Electric , Solar,
Increasing R&D spending toward the development of efficient system along with improved shelf life will positively drive the stationary battery storage market. High discharge rate, reduced weight, comparative efficiency, longer life cycle, reducing cost and high voltage output and some of the key imperative parameters which will boost the product demand, the reports says.
The report identifies notable players across stationary battery storage market as Samsung SDI, Exide Technologies, A123 systems, Johnson Controls, Durapower, Toshiba, GS Yuasa, Tesla, BYD co, Hitachi Chemical, Duracell, Hitachi Chemical, Valence Technology, Uniper, LG Chem, ACDelco, Hitachi Maxell, Panasonic and Roofer Technology.
Download Stationary Battery Storage Market report details HERE.
(Source: Global Market Insights, Inc , 7 June, 2018) Contact: Global Market Insights Inc, Arun Hegde
Corporate Sales, USA, (302) 846-7766
More Low-Carbon Energy News Stationar Battery, Battery Energy Storage, Energy Storage,
The rebate was thin recognition of the county's Energy Efficiency and Reinvestment Project which included LED energy efficient lighting and other upgrades. The county plans to apply the rebate cash to other county facility energy efficiency improvements.
"We are already seeing savings of over our 35 percent estimate. With us seeing savings over that, I think the project is going very well,” explains Mayo.
The board plans to reinvest the check by continuing this project at the Neshoba County Coliseum.
The county-wide facility improvements include: Interior and exterior LED lighting in the buildings, a new roof on the courthouse and new HVAC systems. (Source: Neshoba County,Miss., WTOK, 6 June, 2018) Contact: Neshoba County, Jeff Mayo, County Administrator, (601) 656-6281, www.neshobacounty.net;
TVA, John Myers, Dir. Policy & Regulatory Affairs, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News TVA, Energy Efficiency Rebate, LED Light,
The training will delivered by the Jamaica Society of Energy Engineers and was made possible with help from the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean Fund and the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA).
The CEM designation is a US-based international certification offered through the Association of Energy Engineers and has become the international industry standard for practitioners operating as energy managers.
(Source: USAID, Jamaica Gleaner, 4 June, 2018) Contact: USAID CARCEP, John Marcocchio, Energy Efficiency Promotion Specialist, (202) 712-0000, www.usaid.gov; Caribbean Development Bank, www.caribank.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Caribbean Development Bank , USAID, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
"The nation's corn growers thank Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue for their advocacy and steadfast support for farmers, rural communities and renewable fuels. We greatly appreciate their efforts.
"With the expectation that the Administration was preparing to take drastic actions to unravel the RFS, farmers are very pleased those actions have been set aside and strongly encourage the Administration to keep the President's commitment to America's farmers and (leave) the RFS intact." (Source: NCGA, Wisc. AgConnection, 7 June, 2018) Contact: National Corn Growers Association, Kevin Skunes, Pres., (202) 326-0644, www.ncga.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Biofuels, NCGA,
The legislation is aimed at helping commercial and industrial property owners finance upgrades for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy systems.
The voluntary program allows municipal governments to set up energy improvement districts, where private lenders can give money to commercial, industrial, or agricultural property owners for eligible improvements to buildings. The money is repaid in the form of an additional tax payment, which remains attached to the specific, upgraded building if it is sold.
The Pennsylvania legislation does not proscribe how the C-PACE program will ultimately be administered.
(Source: Pennsylvania DEP, Energy News, 6 June, 2018)
Contact: Pennsylvania DEP, www.dep.pa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
The plan would retire 660 mw of coal generation from the Commanche 1 and Commanche 2 plants in Pueblo and add 1,100 mw of new wind capacity, 750 mw of solar generation, and 380 mw of flexible gas sources.
The plan reduces the utility's coal power production from 44 pct in 2017 to 24 pct by 2026. (Source: Xcel Energy Colorado, Denver Post, 6 June, 2018)Contact: Xcel Energy Colorado, David Eves, Pres., www.xcelenergy.com; Colorado Public Utilities Commission, (303) 894-2000, www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy Colorado, Coal, Carbon Emissions,
If the new technique proves commercially viable, it could "transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change", according to Carbon Engineering.
(Source: Carbon Engineering, Harvard Univ., CBC News, Examiner, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Carbon Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbonengineering.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Engineering,
The SBTi is a collaboration among CDP (f.k.a. Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are considered "science-based" if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below two degrees C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
Caesars Entertainment has committed to
reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions 30 pct by 2025, and 95 pct by 2050 from a 2011 base year. Since 2011, Caesars
has reduced its total GHG emissions by 22.9 pct. (Source: Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Hotel Business, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Caesars Entertainment Corporation, www.caesarscorporate.com; Science Based Target initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Target initiative, Carbon Emissions ,
Costa Rica presently generates more than 99 pct of its electric power with renewable energy sources. (Source: The Independent, 10 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The new XCELIS platform also will feature an online partner community for the industry, GRAIN CHANGERS. This online community and innovative product offerings represent a new age for DuPont's XCELIS biorefinery team. By improving performance, efficiency and fuel ethanol yields, XCELIS helps ethanol producers reach their goals with new products, tools and technologies.
"These three products are -- quite simply -- game-changers for the fuel ethanol market. Our team has done it once again -- listened to customer needs, engineered cutting-edge enzyme and yeast technologies and worked hand-in-hand with ethanol producers to bring products to market that provide the best possible yields and new options for efficiency," the release says. (Source: DuPont Industrial Biosciences,
PR, June, 2018) Contact: DuPont Industrial Biosciences , Judy Underwood, Global Marketing Leader Grain Processing, Wendy Rosen ,
(650) 284-6429, www.dow-dupont.com, http://biosciences.dupont.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DuPont Industrial Biosciences , Ethanol, Biofuel, Enzymes,
The Upton 2 project is owned and operated by Vistra subsidiary Luminant. (Source: Vistra Energy, Renewables, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan,Pres., CEO,
www.vistraenergy.com; Luminant, (214) 812-4600, www.luminant.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar , PV, Luminant,
Greenko has also announced announced an equity fundraising of $447 million.
Greenko is one of India's leading Renewable Energy companies, replacing fossil fuels with integrated decarbonized energy and grid assets enabling sustainable and affordable energy, with a net installed capacity of 3.2 GW across 13 States in India, and over 2 GW in pipeline soon to be operational, according to the company website. (Source: Greenko Energy Holding, Renewables, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Greenko Energy Holdings,
+91 40 40301000,
www.greenkogroup.com; Orange Renewables Singapore, www.orangerenewable.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenko Energy Holdings,
In 2014, Cathay Pacific became an equity investor in US-based Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which focuses on turning municipal solid waste into sustainable aviation fuel.
As previously reported, Fulcrum broke ground on its first commercial-scale plant last month in Nevada. When fully operational in 202, the plant is expected to produce approximately 10 million gpy. (Source: Cathay Pacific, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, CEO, www.cathaypacific.com;
Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cathay Pacific, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel, Fulcrum BioEnergy ,
Over the past two years, the state grant program has provided $7 million to Massachusetts communities looking to mitigate the destructive effects of climate change. (Source: Glouster Daily Times, 5 June, 2018)
Contact: Mass. Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-mvp-program
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change Mitigation,
Hihview's technology stores air as a liquid then converts it back to gas. The expansion process releases stored energy, which is used to drive a turbine to generate electricity. The LAES plant at Bury also converts waste heat to power using heat from the on-site landfill gas engines.
According to Highview, LAES could ultimately scale to hundreds of megawatts, potentially storing enough energy to power entire towns. The company is in discussions with several utility firms to build 150MWh units.
The Bury development was partially tax-payer funded with an £8 million government grant. Now Highview plans to export the technology, it said.
(Source: Highview Power, energyst., Others, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Highview Power CEO Gareth Brett, +44 (0) 207 484 5600 www.highviewpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Stoage, Highview Power ,
The company is seeking proposals for 308,000 MWh of power generation -- approximately 40 MW of geothermal capacity or approximately 100 to 126 MW of wind or solar capacity -- sufficient power for about 34,000 typical Utah homes.
Customers sponsoring the request for proposal include Park City, Salt Lake City, Summit County, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Utah Valley University, which are all working with Rocky Mountain Power to meet their clean air and sustainability goals through renewable energy. (Source: Rocky Mountain Power, Sun Advocate, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rocky Mountain Power, Renewable Energy,
Since 2009, CEV has invested approximately $241 million in onshore wind and nearly $590 million in solar projects, and plans to invest $500 million in solar projects over the next four years, according to the company.
CEV has over 6,700 residential solar lease customers and 32 commercial installations totaling 192.7 MW of installed capacity, in New Jesey, according to the company.
(Source: NJR Clean Energy Ventures, PR, Windpower, June, 2018) Contact:
NJR Clean Energy Ventures , Stephen Westhoven, COO
www.njrcleanenergyventures.com; NorthWestern Energy, www.northwesternenergy.com; NJR, Christopher Savastano, MD Business Dev.,
(732) 938-1004, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.njresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NJR Clean Energy Ventures , NorthWestern Energy,
"The 2018 edition of the report focuses exclusively on data and information on the evolving initiatives that put a price on carbon, in terms of their most current status and emerging trends. It includes an expanded discussion on what the trends are telling us about the underlying motivations of and the direction the world is moving in when it comes to carbon pricing.
"The growing momentum for carbon pricing and the increasing prevalence of the topic in climate change discussions in recent years take us in a new direction for the report. More national and sub-national jurisdictions and private sector entities are adopting carbon pricing.
"This report also includes a reflection on the engagement of non-state actors on climate action and carbon pricing -- a development that characterizes the implementation phase the world has embarked on since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The inclusion of internal carbon prices in business operations, and how this is incentivizing action on climate change, has raised the need to expand the focus to include an important discussion on how carbon pricing is considered in other economies and the indirect measures taken to provide a carbon price signal."
Download the World Bank Group State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 report at www.openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687.
Download an online dashboard to complement the publication HERE. (Source: World Bank Group, May, 2018)Contact: World Bank Group, www.worldbank.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank, Carbon Price,
UNL electric power consumption has dropped from 240,000 Btu in 1997 to 146,000 Btu last year, even as square footage was added to campus, student enrollment grew, and more faculty conducted research.
Much of the energy reduction is the result of investments in higher-efficiency heating and cooling units, lighting and heating room occupancy sensors, the shuttering of the school's coal fired coal-fired power and central heating plant, a push for greater use of renewable energy and other improvements and initiatives. (Source: UNL, Journal Star, 5 June, 2018) Contact: UNL,
Lalit Agarwal, Director Utility and Energy Management, (402)472-4375, email@example.com, www.unl.edu
Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, https://stars.aashe.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions, Energy Efficiency,
The demonstration, which will be located at the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) headquarters in White Plains, will be a stand-alone system that includes a rack-mounted 200kWh, 50kW battery storage unit featuring Cadenza Innovation's Li-ion supercell technology. The project is expected to be completed by fall, 2019.
Cadenza Innovation plans to initially license its technology platform to utility/grid storage and electric vehicle (EV) markets. The company's recently patented multicore Li-ion battery cell structure provides unparalleled simplification in battery pack design, reduces production and manufacturing costs, overcomes safety issues and improves the energy density of Li-ion batteries.
, Cadenza Innovation is backed by more than $10 million in oversubscribed Series A funding led by Golden Seeds with additional funding from the U.S. DOE and the states of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. (Source: Cadenza Innovation, PR, June, 2018)
Contact: Cadenza Innovation, Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud,CEO, Founder,
www.cadenzainnovation.com; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Storage, Lithium-Ion Battery, Li-Ion,
As of May 1st, 2018, Minnesota requires all diesel fuel sold in the state from April to September inclusively contain at least twenty percent Biodiesel (B20). The minimum content for the remainder of the year is five percent (B5).
Targray is a certified BQ-9000 marketer and distributor of high-quality B99.9 biodiesel with over 40 tank locations throughout California, Florida, and the Midwest. (Source: Targray, PR, June, 2018) Contact: Targray, Dan Murray, VP, www.targray.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Targray, Biodiesel,
The new JV will produce 62 million lpy of bio-ethanol from approximately 0.5 million mtpy of locally sourced bamboo. Bio-coal will be used for production of steam and green power to the bio-refinery.
(Source: Numaligarh Refinery, Shillong Times, 5 June, 2018)
Contact: Numaligarh Refinery, +91-03776-265493, www.nrl.co.in; Chempolis Oy, +358 10 387 6666,
www.chempolis.com; Fortum Oyj, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum , Chempolis , Bamboo Bioethanol, Biofuel,
Safari Energy develops turnkey solar solutions managing projects through all phases of development, from inception to financing, design, engineering, permitting, construction, interconnection and asset management. The company has completed more than 200 solar projects in 19 states, with more than 80 projects underway. (Source: PPL, Reading Eagle, NASDAQ, June, 2018) Contact: PPL Corp., www.pplweb.com;
Safari Energy LLC, (212 935-2500, www.pplweb.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News PPL, Solar, Safari Energy,
The Rankine Cycle is a thermodynamic cycle that converts heat into work. The heat is supplied to a closed loop, which typically uses water as working fluid. The Organic Rankine Cycle's principle is based on a turbogenerator working as a conventional steam turbine to transform thermal energy into mechanical energy and finally into electric energy through an electrical generator. Instead of generating steam from water, the ORC-system vaporizes an organic fluid, characterized by a molecular mass higher than that of water, which leads to a slower rotation of the turbine, lower pressures and no erosion of the metal parts and blades. (Source: Turboden, PR, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Turboden, Brescia - Italy
tel +39 030 3552001 www.turboden.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Turboden, Biomass, Rankine Cycle ,
The university is collaborating with Spark Northwest, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization dedicated to renewable energy development. Funding will be provided by the USDA over two years, beginning this fall.
The grant positions the university for future USDA funding at the "energy-food-water-climate nexus" including precision agriculture, field drones and sensors and digitizing data.
((Source: George Fox University, Capital Press, 5 June, 2018) Contact: George Fox University,
Bob Harding, Dean of the College of Engineering , (503)538-8383, www.georgefox.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy,
Together, the programs are projected to save 2 billion kWh of energy -- sufficient energy for about 166,000 homes.
The energy-efficiency proposal would also help Ameren reach it goal of cutting its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
If approved, the energy-efficiency programs could get underway in 2019. (Source: Ameren Missouri, St. Louis Public Radio, June, 2018) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Tara Oglesby, VP Customer Experience , www.ameren.com/missouri
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren, Energy Efficiency,
SkyNRG, which blends and distributes sustainable aviation fuel as well as developing regional supply chains, has supplied sustainable aviation fuel to more than 25 airlines worldwide, according to the release.
Shell Aviation is a leading aviation fuel and lubricants supplier, delivering fuel to around 850 airports in 32 countries, according to the release.
(Source: Shell Aviation, Bifuels Int'l, June, 2018) Contact: SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, CEO.
Shell Aviation, Anne Anderson, VP, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, email@example.com, www.sktnerg.com; Shell Aviation,www.shell.com/business-customers/aviation.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG, Shell Aviation, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel,
FEFAM is aggregated from four 'sub-funds': AM Investment SCA, SICAV-SIF, a liquid assets sub-fund; Finexis Equity Fund's multi-asset strategy sub-fund, its renewable energy sub-fund and Finexis' E-money strategies sub-fund, aka Energy Storage Invest.
(Source: Leclanche, Energy Storage News, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Leclanche, Anil Srivastava, CEO, +41 (0)24 424 65 00,
Fax: +41 (0)24 424 65 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leclanche.com
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The study found that the Paris agreement target can be reached through innovations in energy efficiency -- hanges to heating, cooling, transport, appliances and technological devices could both limit climate change and meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
"Our analysis shows how a range of new social, behavioral and technological innovations, combined with strong policy support for energy efficiency and low-carbon development can help reverse the historical trajectory of ever-rising energy demand," IIASA acting program director and lead study author Arnulf Grubler said in the press release.
The report focused on innovations that were currently available and calculated what would happen if they were applied at scale. It found that doing so could reduce the energy required for transportation, heating and cooling and meeting the physical needs of the world's population by two to four times.
The paper further explained that the success of its scenario relied on the willingness of populations, governments and businesses to make the changes it advocates. "The global community from world leaders and multinational corporations down to individual consumers and citizens need to act in concert to avoid dangerous climate change while improving human wellbeing. Our scenario offers a roadmap as to how this can be achieved," Grubler added.
Markers on that roadmap included ride-sharing fleets of electric vehicles that could reduce transport energy demand by 60 percent by 2050. Increased energy standards for new buildings and renovations for old ones could reduce energy demand from heating and cooling by 75 percent by 2050. The report further found that changing individual habits on a global scale could make a huge difference. The expanded use of smartphones to do the work of what would have previously been several devices, accompanied by a shift in the younger generation from owning material goods to accessing services as needed could limit the growth in global energy demand to 15 percent by 2050. And following a healthy diet that replaced red meat calories with something else could lower agriculture energy demand and lead to increased forest cover the combined size of Bangladesh and Italy by 2050.
The report concluded that reducing overall global energy demand 40 pct by 2050, combined with projected renewable energy growth, would succeed in limiting warming 1.5 degrees without the need for negative emissions. (Source: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, PR, 4 June, 2018) Contact: IIASA , Arnulf Grubler, Report Author, +43 (0) 2236 807 470, email@example.com, www.iiasa.ac.at
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