As an example, 100 pct financing with no money down may be offered for solar energy systems with the solar system equipment, not the property, as security. Financing could come directly from the credit union or through its cooperative partners.
(Source: CESU, Nov., 2017) Contact: CESU, (720) 479-7900, www.cleanenergycu.org
GBSL will develop the projects using Siemens' SieStorage lithium-ion battery storage solutions. The projects will be financed by Siemens Financial Services.
(Source: Siemens, PEI, Nov. 6, 2017)
Contact: Siemens Energy Management Division, Chris Beadsworth, MD, https://www.siemens.com/businesses/uk/en/energy-management.htm
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The hybrid storage solution developed by swb incorporates six Leclanche storage containers, which interact with a swb thermal storage infrastructure to ensure cost effective grid ancillary services. Commissioning of the complete system is scheduled for March 2018.
(Source: Leclanche SA, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Lechanche SA, Anil Srivastava, CEO, +41 (0)24 424 65, 00, info(at)leclanche.com, www.leclanche.com; swb, www.ewe.com/en/ewe-group/company/structure/swb
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Posing significant potential for the production of green energy, once rolled out across the country, the company's battery projects could store as much energy as that produced by 750 acres of solar panels.
Green Hedge recently raised £30 million from Zouk Capital and is also supported by RegenSW -- a not-for-profit organization which promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency.
(Source: Green Hedge, PR, TechSpark, 6 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Green Hedge, Niels Kroninger , Managing Dir., +44 (0)20 7495 6063, email@example.com , www.green-hedge.com;
Zouk Capital, +44 20 7947 3400, www.zouk.com; RegenSW, www.regensw.co.uk
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The EPA predicted in 2007 that U.S. cellulosic ethanol production could hit 1 billion gpy by 2020, but output this year is expected to reach only 7 million gallons, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). (Source: DowDuPont, DesMoines Register, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: DowDuPont,Dow Chemical, www.dow.com; DuPont Industrial Biosciences, William F. Feehery, Pres., www.biosciences.dupont.com; DowDuPont, (800) 422-8193, www.dow-dupont.com
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PACE allows homeowners to make solar PV and energy efficiency upgrades to their homes but pay them off through special assessments added to property taxes.
Renovate America currently operates in California, Missouri and Florida, but is expanding its program through partnerships with residential solar specialist Vivint. (Source: Renovate America, Blog, PV Mag., Others, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: Renovate America, Blair McNeill, VP Market Dev., www.renovateamerica.com
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The EERF mechanism will support the 'proof of concept' investments for the new technologies of super-efficient ceiling fans, tri-generation technologies and smart grid-applications and ultimately scaling up energy efficiency financing and programme development to help cover initial investment costs of identified energy efficiency programmes like street lighting, domestic lighting, five-star rated ceiling fans and agricultural pumps.
The GEF project further brings together many technical and financing partners including United Nations Environment (UN Environment), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW).
GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues. (Source: GEF, domain-b, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Services Limited, www.eeslindia.org; Global Environment Facility, www.thegef.org
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The proposed plan would save residential customers about $67 per year while commercial accounts could realize an average savings of $152 per year. Industrial customers could see savings of see savings of approximately $6,500 per year, according to the company.
If approved, the proposed plan will offer Iowa customers 17 programs designed to help customers manage energy consumption, reduce costs, increase business competitiveness, protect the environment.(Source: Mid American, WeAreIowa.com, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy , Energy Efficiency,
The NRDC has identified the following key themes it expects to dominate the meetings: (listen to the recording):
The OEDC aims to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being worldwide.
OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems and to better understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. The organization measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyses and compares data to predict future trends, and sets international standards on a wide range of issues from agriculture and taxes to the safety of chemicals, and others.
OECD works with business through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). (Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, BNN, Canadian Press, 1 Nov., 2017) Contact: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, www.oecd.org/canada
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The planned facility would store 35 million tpy of carbon emitted by a waste treatment plant, a cement works and a fertilizer plant. The carbon will be stored in a saline aquifer at a water depth of 1,400 meters.
The project will be scaled to accommodate up to 1.5 million tpy of carbon -- equivalent to the annual emissions of over 300,000 vehicles. in the event that other industrial operators choose to sign on. It will also help lower the cost of the technologies used, a major issue if the CCUS market is to grow.
Climate experts reportedly estimate that several hundred billion dollars per year will have to be invested between now and 2050 to grow the carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry enough to achieve carbon neutrality and meet the Paris Agreement target of holding the average global temperature rise below 2 degrees C by 2100.
(Source: TOTAL, PR, 1 Nov., 2017)Contact: TOTAL, Laetitia Maccioni: + 33 6 24 60 57 65 l, firstname.lastname@example.org, Investor Relations, +44 (0)207 719 7962 l, www.total.com; Statoil, www.statoil.com
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Duke Energy has deployed approximately 40 mw of energy storage capacity, representing 15 national projects demonstrating 10 different grid applications and functions and eight different battery chemistries.
Duke Energy is Indiana's largest electric power supplier.
(Source: Duke Energy, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Indiana, www.duke-energy.com/home
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In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed legislation requiring all investor-owned utilities, including PGE, to add at least 5 MW of energy storage, not to exceed 1 pct of its 2014 peak loads. In 2014, PGE's
peak was 3.9 GW, so 39 MW would be the maximum storage PGE would be permitted to add, according to the Portland Business Journal. (Source: Portland GE, Portland Bus. Journal, PV Mag., 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Portland General Electric, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com
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ISS is the largest U.S. developer of turn-key Utility Scale Solar Farms which are sold to large capital groups, according to the company.
(Source: Innovative Solar Systems, PR, Market Insider, 5 Nov., 2017) Contact: Innovative Solar Systems, John Green, CEO, (828) 215-9064, email@example.com, www.innovativesolarsystemsllc.com
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Gardner Capital is a solar and housing development and investment company with offices in St. Louis, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Springfield, Missouri. Gardner Capital has invested and syndicated more than $3 billion through various tax credit programs, including federal solar investment tax credits.
(Source: Gardner Capital, PR, 3 Nov., 2017) Contact: Gardner Capital, (314) 561-5900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gardnercapital.com
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With its expansion into Delaware, state residents will be able to purchase a Vivint Solar sytem outright or finance the purchase with monthly payments through one of the institutions Vivint Solar has relationships with, or through their preferred lender, according to Vivant.
To date Vivint Solar has installed 113,000 solar systems in 21 states including Maryland, and Pennsylvania, but not New Jersey. (Source: Vivant Solar, Delaware Business Now, 4 Nov., 2017) Contact: Vivant Solar, David Bywater, CEO, (877) 4040-4129, www.vivintsolar.com
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The letter said the "biodiesel blenders' tax credit has worked successfully to build a robust biodiesel and renewable diesel industry that produced twice the volumes mandated under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Supporters of the blenders' tax credit are concerned that changing the tax credit to a producer only benefit will limit supply and lead to increase the cost of diesel fuel and heating oil."
The biodiesel blenders' tax credit expired at the end of 2016. Previously, Congress has extended the credit year-by-year as part of a "tax extenders" package, and in some years applied it retroactively, as was the case for 2016. While unlikely that this or any other tax extenders will be included in the House tax package to be released this week, the Senate may consider including the biodiesel tax credit in its tax package. However, some senators representing U.S. biodiesel producers are working to change the tax credit from a blenders' credit to a producers' credit. (Source: NACS, 2 Nov., 2017)Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, David Fialkov, VP Gov. Affairs, (703) 549-2100, ; NACS, www.nacsonline.com; Advanced Biofuels Association, Michael McAdams, Pres., www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com
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According to BIO VP, Bret Erikson, "The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act will help U.S. renewable chemical and advanced biofuel companies compete for investment dollars. This legislation can help U.S. producers capture their fair share of (bio industry) economic growth, revitalize the domestic manufacturing sector, and create new jobs and economic opportunities. We are especially pleased that the legislation captures the rapid growth and new classes of renewable chemicals that U.S. companies are developing, including those that reuse captured carbon."
The global market for biobased products is projected to double by 2024.
(Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization , American Security News Reports, Nov., 2017) Contact: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Bret Erikson, VP, Paul Winters, (202) 962-9237, www.bio.org
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To date, Starwood Energy Group has raised equity commitments of approximately $3 billion and has executed transactions totaling more than $6 billion in enterprise value. Starwood Energy Group is an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. www.starwoodenergygroup.com.
(Source: Starwood Energy Group Global, www.starwoodenergygroup.com
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The 20 million gpy Crescentino cellulosic biorefinery is the world's first commercial-scale refinery to be closed as a part of a bankruptcy restructuring effort. for the debt-laden parent company.
The company blames it financial woes primarily on delays and cost overruns on a PET chemical plant project in Corpus Christi, Texas, which was hampered by Hurricane Harvey .
(Source: Beta Renewables Web Site, Others, Nov., 2017) Contact: Beta Renewables, +39-0131-810-1, email@example.com, www.betarenewables.com; Gruppo Mossi Ghisolfi, www.gruppomg.com
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Currently, 419 million litres of renewable fuel have been supplied in period 2017/18, which is 3 pct of total road and non-road mobile machinery fuel. 179 million litres -- 43 pct -- of this fuel has so far been demonstrated to meet the sustainability requirements. Of this 179 million litres, Bioethanol comprises 43 pct of the supply, biodiesel 52 pct and biomethanol 5 pct. There was also a small volume of off-road biodiesel and biomethane.
Data on volumes of fuel, Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) and Carbon & Sustainability (C&S) are held by the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Administrator. Fuel volume data is submitted on a monthly basis by fuel suppliers to the RTFO Administrator and validated against HMRC duty payment data.
Download the full report HERE. (Source: UK Department for Transport, 2 Nov., 2017)Contact: UK Department of Transport, www.gov.uk/government/ministers/secretary-of-state-for-transport
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They’re also asking for approval from the PSC to install wind turbines in Barton, Dade, Lawrence and Jasper counties at a cost of $1.5 billion dollars. With a $800 million dollar Production Tax Credit offered on wind generation, the cost of the project would be brought down to $700 million dollars. Empire-Liberty Utilities has been in talks with farmers in the area to lease 40,000 acres of land. Each two megawatt turbine is estimated to cost approximately $3 million dollars, and company officials say it’ll save you an undisclosed amount of money each month on your utility bill. Company officials also say they’re moving forward with this plan due to a high demand for green energy by their customers.
While Empire-Liberty Utilities has not included a request for a rate increase pertaining to this project, in the past, the rate increases are requested upon the completion of projects. Empire-Liberty Utilities currently has the highest power rates in the state of Missouri. This filing to close Asbury and build the wind farms will need approval from the Public Service Commission to move forward.
Empire-Liberty Utilities is hoping to have the plan approved before April 2019 in order to avoid having to install a $24 million dry landfill.
(Source: Empire District Electric, KZRG, 31 Oct., 2017)www.empiredistrict.com
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According to the partners, energy storage needs to account for only about 8 pct of a wind farm's capacity in order to eliminate almost 90 pct of fluctuations in energy production. The partners aim to improve functionality, stability and reliability, as well as reduce procurement and maintenance costs.
(Source: KK Wind Solutions, NA WindPower, Various Media31 Oct., 2017) Contact: KK Wind Solutions,
+45 9692 4300, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.kkwindsolutions.com; +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com; PowerCon, www.powerconcorp.com
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Prof Fitzgerald's recommends
an immediate ending of subsidies for peat extraction, vital to fuel fire-powered stations in the Midlands, a tax on farm-generated greenhouse gas emissions, more climate friendly governance, included the possibility of community ownership of renewable energy projects and a new agency to spearhead climate change as a priority in policy making.
(Source: Climate Change Advisory Council, Irish News, 5 Nov., 2017) Contact: Climate Change Advisory Council, +44 01 268 0180, email@example.com;
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Originally constructed as a coal-fired facility in 1951, the power station was converted to burn natural gas in 1997. The current move to woody biomass is in keeping with the compay's plan to reduce its carbon emissions from its heat and electricity generation by 96 pct by 2023 compared to 2006. (Source: Orsted, PR Nov., 2017) Contact: ORSTED, DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com
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For years, Webb County faced a growing list of deferred maintenance projects that drove high operational costs. By partnering with Schneider Electric, the county will be able to modernize several of its facilities and reduce its energy consumption by 35 percent.
Schneider Electric worked closely with the county to develop a solution that will offer many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort and financial management.
The focus of the program is rebuilding and expanding the county’s downtown central chiller plant and upgrading building automation systems, both of which are well beyond useful life. As part of the new central chiller plant, the county will be expanding the central chiller plant connections to include additional facilities, providing a simpler, more efficient solution.
. Once completed, the project will provide energy efficiency savings equivalent to removing 4,497 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or removing 874 cars from the road or planting 4,805 acres of new trees.
Construction is underway and scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018. (Source: Schneider Electric, ProudGreenBuilding, 2 Nov., 2017)
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In total, the three projects
will generate sufficient electric power for about 190,000 homes and save more than 930,000 tpy of CO2 emissions.
(Source: Photon Energy, Wellington Times, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Photon Energy, www.photonenergy.com.au
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The clean Salicornia oil is to be processed at the Takreer Research Center for conversion into aviation biofuel to be mixed at low concentration with regular jet fuel.
(Source: Masdar, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.masdar.ac.ae
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The 50-MW project, the first of 1GW of wind farms awarded to the partners in Russia's auction in June, will incorporate 14 Vestas turbines when it comes online early in 2019.
Rusnano is a government-owned joint-stock company established as a $10 billion Private Equity and Venture Capital Evergreen Fund by the government of Russia. (Source: Fortum, RENews, Others, 31 Oct., 2017)Contact:
Rusnano, en.rusnano.com; Fortum Oyj, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, email@example.com, www.fortum.com
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The research also confirmed REG Life Sciences technology can achieve substantial reductions of full-lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional diesel fuel.
ExxonMobil is also actively researching other emission-reducing technologies, including algae biofuels and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). In June 2017, ExxonMobil and partner Synthetic Genomics, Inc. announced a joint research breakthrough in advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain's growth. (Source: ExxonMobil, Auto Channel, Others, Oct., 2017)Contact: REG Life Sciences, Eric Bowen, VP, www.regi.com/technologies/life-sciences; ExxonMobil, Vijay Swarup, VP, R&D, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com, Twitter www.twitter.com/exxonmobil.
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LM Wind Power has been active in China since 2001 and operates four blade manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, Qinhuangdao and Jiangyin and Baodi. (Source: LM Wind Power, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: LM Windpower,
+45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com; Envision Energy, www.envision-energy.com
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The centre, which is expected to be in operation by the year end, will work on projects that reduce harmful maritime shipping emissions.
(Source: Singapore Maritime Institute, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Singapore Maritime Institute, +65 6270 2885, www.maritimeinstitute.sg; NANYANG Technological University, www.ntu.edu.sg
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According to Cepsa, its plan to move into the renewables market will require an investment of € 40 billion over 15 years. The plan will consist of three five-year stages, with most of the projects being launched in the first stage.
(Source: Cepsa, The Corner, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Cepsa, www.cepsa.com
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The financing can be applied to energy-efficiency home upgrades including the purchase and installation of heat pumps, basement and attic insulation, and home energy assessments.
$4 million has been earmarked for the program program — $1 million to begin the program this year, and a further $1.5 million in each of 2018-19 and 2019-20. The loans can be repaid monthly through the homeowner's power bill over a five-year period.
The program is fully funded by the provincial government and will be delivered in partnership with takeCHARGE -- an energy-efficiency initiative of Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. (Source: Telegram, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Newfoundland Power, www.newfoundlandpower.com; Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, www.nlhydro.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
Boyle County contracted with Perfection Group in early 2015 for a guaranteed-savings energy-efficiency project. Boyle borrowed $2.9 million in bonds to finance the project which replaced aging heating and air-conditioning systems; lights; windows; and other equipment with modern, energy-efficient units.
Savings from the upgrades are supposed to be used to pay off the debt.
(Source: Boyle County, Advocate-Messanger, 30 Oct., 2017)
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For the project, microalgae will be cultivated and harvested to study the overall process, establish methods of mass production, and work to lower production costs. The testing is a continuation and expansion of a project backed by Japan's New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to produce algae-based biofuel. The initiative includes University of Kobe as part of an industry-government-academia effort.
(Source: IHI, Nikkei Asian Review, 2 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IHI, +81 (3) 6204-7800, www.ihi-ec.com; NEDO, www.nedo.go.jp/english
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Alterra owns 364MW of operational projects totaling 825MW — including half of the 204MW Shannon wind farm in Texas, 26 pct of the 144MW Dokie 1 site in British Columbia, Canada, and 100 pct of the 350MW Foard City site, which is said to be at an "advanced stage". The company also holds a majority stake in the 200MW Flat Top project in Texas. The developer also has interests in hydro projects in Canada and Iceland, solar projects in the US and Icelandic geothermal projects Following the transaction, Innergex will have an overall net power generation capacity of over 1.6GW, and aims to have a net installed capacity of more than 2GW by 2020.
The transaction is subject to Alterra's shareholders approval and "other customary closing conditions." (Source: Innergex, Alterra, Windpower, Others, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Innergex, Michel Letellier, Pres., CEO, (450) 928-2556, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.innergex.com; Alterra Power Corp., Jon Schintler, VP Project Finance, Peter Lekich, Corporate Communications, (604) 235.6719, email@example.com, www.alterrapower.ca
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Mosaic makes financing solar energy systems accessible and affordable for homeowners by providing the simplest borrower experience in the industry. Mosaic has originated over $1.3 billion of loans to date. Customers are connected to top solar installers and can qualify instantly for no money down loans with fixed interest rates and multiple term options.
(Source: Mosaic, PR, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Mosaic, Billy Parish, CEO, Leslie D. Van Every, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.joinmosaic.com
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The country did not join with other countries supporting the agreement in 2015 because the government did not believe it went far enough to mitigate climate change.
Nicaragua is reportedly the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change in the world. Nicaragua is now the 169th country to sign the accord, leaving Syria and the U.S. under the Trunp administration as the only holdouts. (Source: El Espectador , 24 Oct., 2017)
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The plan will highlight the need for enhanced mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement under which Jordan pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 14 pct by 2030, and to double the proportion of renewable energy in its total energy mix by 2020.
Jordan's 2013-2020 Jordan Climate Change Policy suggests that the country will witness a 1 to 4 degree C increase in temperatures and a 15 to 60 pct decrease in precipitation. Both changes could have a devastating impact on the Kingdom's natural ecosystems, river basins, watersheds and biodiversity.
(Source: Jordan Times, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Jordan Director of Climate Change , Ministry of Environment, +962 6 556 0113, www.moenv.gov.jo/en/pages/default.aspx
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Waste Management's leadership status was announced on CDP's 2017 Climate A List of companies recognized for their efforts to combat climate change, cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. (Source: Waste Management, PR, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact:
Waste Management, Jim Fish, Pres,
Ed Egl, (713) 265-1656,
www.wm.com, www.thinkgreen.com; CDP,(212) 378 2086, email@example.com, www.cdp.net
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Funding for the committee's recommendations has not yet been earmarked.
(Source: SF Gate, Beaumont Enterprise, Others, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker, https://gov.alaska.gov
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WegoWise is focused on improving the operational and sustainability performance of multifamily and commercial real estate. The company's software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is used to benchmark utility and water usage in more than 58,000 buildings, comprising 2.4 million square-feet of multifamily housing in the United States.
(Source: WegoWise, PR, GlobeNewsWire, 31 Oct., 2017).
Contact: WegoWise, Laila Partridge, Pres., CEO, (617) 367-7346, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wegowise.com
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Currently, Philadelphia's building sector produces 60 pct of the city's carbon emissions while wasting 30 pct of its energy.
With this launch, Philadelphia will join more than 17 cities that are part of the 2030 District; Source: Tozour Energy, 2030 Initiative, Inquirer, Nov., 2017) Contact: Philadelphia 2030 District, www.2030districts.org/philadelphia
Tozour Energy Systems, Kevin Duffy, Pres., (610) 962-1600, www.tozourenergy.com
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The Indian research partner in IndZyme, VINSTROM, has collected microbial cultures from wildfire-prone areas of Indian rainforests and proven that they have a higher-than-normal resistance to inhibitor chemicals. During the project, these microbial cultures will be screened for new, more inhibitor-resistant cellulase enzymes as well as LPMO enzymes, whose activity may even be boosted by inhibitor chemicals. The next step will be studying the efficiency of these new enzymes in breaking down agricultural waste, such as straw, into fermentable sugars. The project will involve developing new enzyme screening methods and producing new information about compounds that inhibit or promote enzyme activity.
Lignocellulosic agricultural waste is among the most common renewable biomass resources. In Europe, wheat straw is one of the most abundant agricultural waste products. India has ample stocks of bagasse, the fibrous matter that remains after sugar cane stalks are crushed to produce sugar, but it is currently disposed of by incineration, causing considerable local emissions.
The three-year IndZyme project consortium consists of VTT (Finland), VINSTROM (India), RWTH (Germany) and the University of Tartu (Estonia). VINSTROM will screen the microbial cultures, after which VTT will analyse them for the enzymes they produce. RWTH will fraction the inhibitor compounds generated by biomass processing, after which VTT and the University of Tartu will characterise the enzymes and study their interactions with inhibitors. The project
The VTT coordinated project has a total budget of approximately €1 million. VTT and the Academy of Finland have together allocated €400,000 towards the project . (Source:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, PR, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland,
Kristiina Kruus, Research Prof., +358-50-520-2471, email@example.com,
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CoalSwitch recently received a major leg-up through a deal with California-based renewable energy group Lumino Capital to build eight plants across Asia.
Advanced Biomass Solutions (ABS), AEG's biomass affiliate, will construct and run the plants while Lumino will source the biomass feedstock as well as providing finance.
Together, the new plants will be a standalone entity with total production 1.5 million tpy of the CoalSwitch product. Construction of the first of the 6 plants is slated for early 2018. (Source: Active Energy Group, Proactive Investors, 1 Nov., 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com
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