Although using seaweed as a biofuel feedstock is considered feasible, challenge is developing a large enough biomass and feed stock at a viable price.
(Source: Woods Hole, CapeCod.com, 16 Oct., 2017)
Contact: Woods Hole Ocean Institute, Scott Lindell, Erin Fischell, (508) 540-9900, www.whrc.org;
US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, www.arpa-e.energy.gov
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HEP has been developed as a direct result of EEG's two decades of extensive experience working with the hospitality industry internationally, helping them reduce their utility expenses and ecological footprint. This unique SaaS (software as a service), accessible from any browser on any device, offers : A Configurable Dashboard ; Advanced Utilities Analytics Module; Reports and Alerts; Knowledgebase/Technical Library; Projects Management Module ; and An internal Forum - driving inter communication between all users on energy and utilities optimisation topics The HEP includes complex tariff structures for every utility, endless submetering possibilities, ease of data upload through connectable sheets, a strong analytics engine to cope with Big Data and a 360° utilities management programme lifecycle.
EEG boasts a portfolio in the global hospitality industry includes more than 250 properties in 23 countries.
EEG covers the whole lifecycle of an energy efficiency program from the energy audit to the project Implementation and the measurement verification. (Source: EEG, Hospitality Net, 23 Oct., 2017)
Contact: EEG, Ronald Diab, Managing Director ,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
A new study commissioned by environmental NGOs found that the production of first generation biofuels has driven up food and animal feed prices by 4 pct in Europe, contrary to the EC's own data which found the impact of ethanol "negligible." The EU's 2009 Renewable Energy Directive caps the share of crop-based (first generation) biofuels, including both bioethanol and biodiesel, in transport fuel at 7 pct.
(Source: European Commission, EURACTIV.com, 18 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission, Biodiesel, Palm Oil, Biofuel,
The ICAO Secretariat's proposal intended to see 128 million tpy of biofuels use in plane engines by 2040, rising to 285 million tpy -- half of all aviation fuel -- by 2050. By comparison, some 82 million tons of biofuels are currently used annually in transport worldwide. The Secretariat's proposal would have led to an major expansion in biofuel production and would have accelerated the expansion of industrial palm oil. Although Airlines would like to see increased use of biofuel , such an expansion would lead to hundreds of millions of hectares of land being deforested or shifted from food to biofuel production.
(Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, Various Other Media, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: ICAO, www.icao.int
The study found that only 31 pct of the consumers surveyed had participated in a utility-run energy management program. However, over the last two years, 32 percent of energy efficiency professionals reported that program participation rates had grown from three to 10 pct, and 21 pct reported that participation rates had grown by more than 10 pct. Those trends are expected to continue over the next two years. In the survey, program sizes ranged from 140 participants to 50,000, with an average of 11,000. Participation rates ranged from one percent to 80 percent, with an average of 17 percent.
The survey found a disparity between the utility perspective of what is important to consumers, and what consumers say is important to them. Only 18 percent of those polled on the utility side said that energy efficiency was "very important" to consumers, but 58 percent of the consumers said that energy efficiency was "very important."
Among the top factors generating growth in programs, according to consumers:
Improved value and incentives (61 pct) ;
Improved communications between consumers and utilities (46 pct) ;
Improved digital interfaces, tools and energy data (36 pct) ; and
Redesign with consumer friendliness in mind (29 pct).
One surprising trend is that older consumers are more likely to participate in programs. (Source: Association of Energy Services Professionals, PR, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: AESP, Suzanne Jones, COO, www.aesp.org
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According to a Statoil statement, existing fixed turbines were only best for water depths of 20 to 50 meters. The new floating design is suitable for water depths of 100 meters or more where average wind speeds are often around 10 meters per second.
(Source: Statoil, Inquirer, 22 Oct., 2017) Contact: Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy, www.masdar.ae; Statoil, Irene Rummelhoff, Exec VP New Energy Ventures, Stephen Bull, Snr, VP, Offshore Wind, Leif Delp, Hywind Project Dir., +47 51 99 00 00, www.statoil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind, Offshore Wind, Wind, Statoil, Mardar,
The center's work will identify the enzymes and computationally predict biosynthetic pathways within clostridia that are necessary to produce biofuels, develop a technology platform for accelerating testing and pinpoint which iterations produce the highest yields, then demonstrate a Biosystems design approach to engineer clostridia for improved production of next-generation biofuels and bioproducts. (Source: Northwestern University Center for Synthetic Biology, Oct., 2017) Contact:
Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology, syntheticbiology.northwestern.edu;
LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com; ORNL Center for Bioenergy Innovation, (865) 576-8141, www.ornl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biochemical, LanzaTech, ORNL, ,
In May, the CEMEX Victorville Cement Plant was one of four CEMEX cement plants to achieve U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for 2017. Other CEMEX operations in Southern California have recently been recognized for their commitment to energy conservation. Terminals located in La Mirada and San Diego, Calif., also achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry for reducing their energy consumption by more than 10 percent. (Source: CEMEX, PR, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: CEMEX USA Ignacio Madridejos, Pres., Matt Wild, VP Logistics, Megan Lawrence, (713) 722-1799, www.cemexusa.com; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency, SCE, CEMEX,
The lease provides for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery using patented and proprietary process technologies developed by Aemetis, Lanzatech, and InEnTec to convert waste orchard wood and nutshells which are presently burned,into low carbon cellulosic ethanol. Aemetis plans to produce more than 10 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol annually to help meet cellulosic ethanol production requirements under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard and the increasing demand for low carbon biofuels under California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The current market price of cellulosic ethanol sold in California is estimated to be more than $4.50 per gallon, approximately $3.00 per gallon more than conventional ethanol.
The existing Aemetis biorefinery in Keyes, California produces more than 60 million gpy of ethanol. The company plans to construct multiple phases of cellulosic ethanol production and add more than 40 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol capacity at its Riverbank, CA site.
(Source: : Aemetis, Inc. , BayStreet.ca, Oct. 18, 2017) Contact: Aemetis,
Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939,
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Novomer Inc. is commercializing a family of high-performance, cost-effective, environmentally responsible polymers and chemicals based on proprietary catalyst technology. Novomer's synthetic chemistry technology allows bio-based feedstocks such as ethanol to be combined with carbon monoxide to produce chemicals and performance materials for various industrial applications.
(Source: Novomer, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: Novomer, Jim Mahoney, CEO, (781) 419-9860, www.novomer.com
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Other project bidders included Adani, Sterling & Wilson, Ujaas, Exide, Hero and BHEL.
India's Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is also currently debating how and whether to introduce a mandate for solar and wind projects above a certain size to be coupled with energy storage. (Source: Mahindra, Energy Storage, 17 Oct., 2017) Contact: Mahindra Susten, www.mahindrasusten.com; NLC India, www.nlcindia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mahindra, Solar, Energy Storage,
reportedly said "The administration essentially had no choice but to relent because Iowa senators were threatening to hold nominees hostage until they got their way," Stephen Brown, Head of federal affairs for petroleum refining company Andeaver, reportedly said. According to Iowa senator Chuck Grassley (R), was a matter of the president keeping his campaign promise.
(Source: Bloomberg, Various Media, AXIOS, 19 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EPA , Scott Pruitt, RFS, Ethanol Blend, Ethanol,
The state is in the midst of its 2016-2018 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan, which establishes strong objectives for energy savings. Goals of 2.94 pct and 1.24 pct energy demand reductions in electricity and gas sales, respectively, are expected to save the state almost $8 billion in energy costs.
The grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are often based on geography as the program aims for an even distribution of E15 – E85 flex fuel pumps across the state.
(Source: Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Radio Network , 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: Nebraska Corn Board, Roger Berry, Market Development, (402) 471-2676, www.nebraskacorn.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nebraska Corn Board, Flex Fuel, E15, E85, Ethanol Blend, Corn Ethanol,
The carbon credits offered come from a range of projects in Cambodia, China, Sudan, Ethiopia, Laos, Panama and Rwanda, with plans to add additional projects within the coming months.
With more than 80 NGO supporters, Gold Standard sets the best practice benchmark for climate and development projects. As well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, every project it certifies must contribute to at least three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
(Source: Gold Standard, Sustainable Brands, October 18, 2017)
Contact: Gold Standard, Marion Verles, CEO, +41 22 788 7080, www.goldstandard.org
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The project was funded through a $974,616 award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) NY-Sun Competitive PV program. Madison County is not invested in the project.
(Source: AEP OnSite Partners, Observer-Dispatch
Oct 19, 2017] Contact: Madison County Buyea Landfill, https://wastebits.com; AEP OnSite Partners, http://aep.com/about/majorbusinesses/aepenergypartners; NYSERDA, John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, AEP OnSite Partners, NYSERDA,
The projects were developed under the viability gap funding (VGF) model through which the government provides financial support to make projects commercially viable and compensates the developer for the power produced at market rates.
New Delhi-based Orange Renewable develops, builds and operates wind and solar power facilities in India with assets in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu states. Earlier this week, the company said it has secured a 200-MW wind project in Tamil Nadu in India’s second tender for 1,000 MW of wind power generation that attracted record low bids of just INR 2.64 (USD 0.041/EUR 0.035) per kWh. (Source: Orange Renewable Power, +91 11 3050 1110, www.orangerenewable.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, India Renewable Energy,
Maritime shipping accounted for 932 million tons of emissions out of 36 billion tons on a global basis.
According to ICS, the data supports its objective of holding the sector's total emissions below 2008 levels.
(Source: International Council on Clean Transportation, Casualties, 18 Oct., 2017)Contact: International Council on Clean Transportation, (202) 534-1600, www.theicct.org; IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, www.ics-shipping.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Chamber of Shipping , ICS, ICCT, IMO, Maritime Emissions, Shipping Emissions,
Presently, coal accounts for almost 70 pct of Ameren's power generation while solar and wind make up less than 1 pct of the supply. The company owns no wind projects and only purchases enough wind to power roughly 25,000 homes. The new commitment would raise winds share of the company's power generation to 10 pct.
(Source: Ameren Missouri, NRDC, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Renewable Energy, Ameren Missouri, Coal, Carbon Emissions,
In this new announcement, the EBRD is financing 16 new solar power plants totaling 750 MW in Egypt including the 1.8 GW Benban solar site -- the largest solar installation on the African continent. The EBRD has also financed two recently completed Serbian wind projects totaling 300 MW.
EBRD investments over the last decade have focused increasingly on sustainable energy in support of climate finance. The EBRD is well on the way to meeting commitments made in the run up to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement of dedicating 40 pct of its total annual investments to green finance by 2020, the Bank says.
(Source: EBRD, New Europe Online/KG, 18 Oct., 2017)
Contact: EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
The World Bank issued the first green bond in 2008. The island nation of Fiji the first developing country to issue a green bond. The Fiji bonds issued between 1 November 2017 – May 2018, will mature between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2030, with interest rates of 4 pct and 6.3 pct.
(Source: Matangi, Tonga Online, Radio New Zealand, 18 Oct., 2017)Contact: Fiji Government Online Portal, www.fiji.gov.fj
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bonds, Climate Change Mitigation, Renewable Energy, World Bank,
The report research on third-generation biofuel, algae fuel, is a key trend in the global biofuels market which is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. According to the report, technological advances and government reforms have helped biofuels gain traction as an alternate fuel.
The top emerging market trends driving the global biofuels market according to Technavio research analysts include: research on third-generation biofuel-- Algae fuel; increased investments in biofuels; the need to comply with environmental regulations; and the prevalent volatility in the price of oil, all of which have influenced a surge in investments in the biofuels market.
Technavio's sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more.
(Source: Technavio, Oct., 2018) Contact: Technavio Research, Jesse Maida,
Media & Marketing,
(844) 364-1100 – US,
+44 203 893 3200 – UK, www.technavio.com
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Other utilities that have committed to major emissions cuts include Xcel Energy, DTE Energy, Duke Energy and others. (Source: Ameren, NRDC, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri, Carbon Emissions,
Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) is a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects including
energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices for homes, businesses, and Minnesota institutions.
(Source: MN Certs,
Pineandlakes Echo Journal, Oct., 2017) Contact: MN Certs, Lissa Pawlisch, Director, (612) 624-2293, www.mncerts.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
Under the four-year contract Tetra Tech will provide technical services, including conducting pilot studies for the scaling up of renewable energy projects, developing innovative approaches to increase the integration of sustainable energy grid connections, and developing regulations to promote increased investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
The USAID initiative aims to support the transition to low emission, climate resilient economies and boost each nations' ability to meet, track and develop more ambitious commitments to greenhouse gas emissions reductions. (Source: TetraTech, PR, USAID, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: TetraTech,
Dan Batrack, CEO, (626) 351-4664, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tetratech.com;
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The move to replace streetlights citywide follows the conversion in late 2015 of interior and exterior lights to LED at various other city facilities. (Source: City of West Haven, 19 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of West Haven, www.cityofwesthaven.com; United Illuminating, Roddy Diotalevi, www.uinet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight, Energy Efficient Light, LEDs,
The $8.5 million project, which is expected to save $10 million in energy oosts over 10 years,
will be financed through a $4 million, 10-year loan by Bank of America Public Capital Group, among other financing facilities.
(Source: City of Portland, Press Herald, Energy Mgr, 17 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Portland, www.portlandmaine.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Street Light, Energy Efficient Light, LEDs D,
Most of the region's energy savings, 44 pct, was in residences; 33 pct was in commercial buildings; and 20 pct in industrial buildings. Agricultural efficiency improvements contributed 3 percent to the total, and there were smaller amounts in low-income housing and utility system efficiency improvements. Of the total residential and commercial savings, 65 pct, came from improved lighting efficiency, predominantly LEDs.
The 2016 total included 222 average megawatts in savings through utility efficiency programs and 53 average megawatts in savings through programs and projects of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which works to bring energy-savings technologies, energy-efficient lights and appliances to the marketplace.
Savings from investor-owned utilities and the Energy Trust of Oregon accounted for half of the region's energy savings. Publicly owned utilities contributed 25 pct of the total, and NEEA contributed 19 pct. (Source: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, KZTV, 17 Oct., 2017] Contact: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, www.nwcouncil.org; Energy Trust of Oregon, (503)493-8888, www.energytrust.org/upgrades/financing
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The center will research guayule and guar, perennial desert shrubs that produce natural rubber and organic resins, as potential feedstocks for developing biofuel and high-value bioproducts such as rubber, polysaccharide and resin. Bridgestone Americas, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, New Mexico State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Servic are partnering in the research project.
(Source: University of Arizona Research, Discovery and Innovation,
Oct. 16, 2017) Contact: University of Arizona, Institute for Energy Solutions, Kimberly Ogden, Dir.,
(520) 621-2211, https://energy.arizona.edu
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Both Oakey 1 and Longreach have been funded to date by equity from Canadian Solar, grants from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) , and senior debt from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.
(Source: Canadian Solar Inc., PR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Canadian Solar, Dr. Shawn Qu, CEO, www.canadiansolar.com; Foresight Group, www.foresightgroup.com
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In addition to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, in 2014 De Blasio launched the 80X50 Initiative that would remove 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the city by 2030.
(Source: City of New York, Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Various Media, 19 Oct., 2017) Contact: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bill de Blasio, 80X50, Carbon Emissions, GHGs, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
Qualifying projects must use animal waste, through any proven process, to generate electricity, reduce the volume of animal waste, and address the use of the byproduct.
The AWE Grant Program is open to all businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in Maryland. Applications are due by February 28, 2018. (Source: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program,
Bergeson & Campbell, Various Media, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program, (410) 537-4000, energy.maryland.gov
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The chemical sector is responsible for an eighth of global industrial CO2 emissions. Despite the industry's ability to innovate on low carbon, it will struggle to fully de-carbonize if it doesn't make rapid and significant changes to its own highly polluting processes, the CDP report claims. The CDP report notes that the sector is still providing climate change solutions on the product side and is profiting from the low carbon transition, with around 20 pct of revenues coming from these products. representing close to $83 billion in revenues.
Download an executive summary of the CDP Catalyst for Change report HERE. (Source: CDP. Sustainable Brands,, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: CDP, Paul Simpson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3818 3946, www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News CDP, Paris Climate Agreement, Paris Climate Accord, CDP,
Analysts expect EU Allowances (EUAs) to average €7.16 euros/tonne in 2018, and €9.92 per tonne in 2019, according to the survey of seven analysts by Reuters published on Wednesday. The forecasts were up 19 pct and 16 pct, respectively, on prices given in July, of €6.01 for 2018 and € 8.54 euros for 2019.
The European Union's ETS, a cap-and-trade permit system to regulate industry pollution, has suffered from an excess of allowances (EAUs) supply since the financial crisis.
(Source: Times of India, Reuters, Others, 11 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EUAs, EU ETS, Carbon Emissions, Emissions Trading, Carbon Emissions,
ALUR's research suggests the use of biodiesel as a substitute for oil based diesel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 70 pct and bioethanol reduces emissions by 66 pct.
According to the government statement, the results show that Uruguay is on target to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitment of a 15 pct reduction in the consumption of petroleum-derived fuels in transport.
(Source: ALUR, Biofuels Int'l, Various Media , Oct., 2017) Contact: Alcoholes de Uruguay,
Dario Rodriguez, R&D, (598) 2309 02 42 / 46 int. 2000, www.alur.com.uy
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"What's most frustrating is it appears that EPA has not bothered to look at the facts we've put before them in our formal comments on the original proposal for the RFS -- facts that support higher volumes of biodiesel and other advanced biofuels. This is not the first year the biodiesel industry has been without the tax credit, or the first year there's been uncertainty in the biodiesel industry. But every year we have prevailed, providing volumes above and beyond the requirements,"
NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen said.
(Source: National Biodiesel Board , October 16, 2017)Contact: NBB, Donnell Rehagen, CEO, (800) 841-5849, www.biodiesel.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Biodiesel Board, RFSBiodiesel,
The RFP outlines the proposal requirements and power and asset purchase agreement terms requiring commercial operations dates in 2019 or 2020. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Twitter, Photon, Others, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia, Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Although the country's total wind power reached 154 million KW as of June 2017, nearly triple the figure from 2012, the usage rate is low and Many wind turbines are halted and idle due local power grid failures.
Also, the price of wind and photovoltaic energy are still too high and still rely on subsidies to develop.
(Source: China New and Renewable Energy Bureau National Energy Bureau, Asia Times,
The DailyBrief , Oct., 2017) Contact: China New and Renewable Energy Bureau National Energy Bureau,en.ndrc.gov.cn
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The JV pipeline, which includes 10 wind projects ranging from 6 to 80 MW, would allow Boralex to acquire or resell the projects at future dates. The projects are at different stages of development, from early stage to being on the verge of full authorization.
The JV partners have committed to invest a total of £6.6 million($Cdn 10.9 million until the end of 2019 -- £5.5 million ($Cdn 9.1 million) from Boralex. Infinergy will act as the principal developer of the joint venture projects.
(Source: Boralex Inc., PR, Oct., 2017)
Contact: Infinergy Ltd., Esbjorn Wilmar, CEO, www.infinergy.co.uk; Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
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The Crookwell 2 wind farm is being developed by Madrid-headquartered Global Power Generation Australia (formerly Union Fenosa Australia) and is supported by ACT large feed-in tariffs. The project is slated for completion and commissioning in September , 2018.
(Source: Global Power Generation Australia, Riot Act, 17 Oct., 2017) Contact: Global Power Generation Australia, www.globalpower-generation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Australia Wind,
The company worked with engineering-firm Lucas E3, which installed a patent-pending secondary distillation system that reduces the amount of heat needed for production.
(Source: Badger State Ethanol, Madison Journal, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Badger State Ethanol, Erik Huschitt, CEO & General Manager, (608) 329-3900, www.badgerstateethanol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Badger State Ethanol, Ethanol, DDGs,
To qualify for compliance with the RFS program, any new production above the grandfathered gallons must meet a 20 pct greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold when compared to the program's gasoline baseline. The efficient producer pathway petition process is designed to aid ethanol plants in gaining pathway approval for expanded production above those grandfathered volumes.
According to documents published by the EPA, The Andersons Marathon Ethanol plant achieves a greenhouse gas reduction of 22.5 percent when compared to baseline gasoline. A typical natural gas-fired dry mill ethanol plant that produces 100 percent dry distillers grains achieves a 16.8 percent GHG reduction when compared to the gasoline baseline.
(Source: EPA, Ethanol Producer, Various Media, 13 Oct. 2017)Contact: The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, email@example.com, www.andersonsinc.com
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According to NARA Co-director Mike Wolcott, woody bioimass forestry and lumbering wastes can be used as feedstocks for commercial aviation biofuels.
As previously reported, Alaska Airlines used the fuel on a flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C. last November.
The project received approximated $40 million in funding support.
(Source, Washington State University, Daily Evergreen, 16 Oct., 2017)Contact: Washington State University, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, Ralph Cavalieri, Project Director, (509) 335-5581, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nararenewables.org; www.wsu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, ,
The demo project will incorporate a Vestas V80 2 Mw turbine and is intended to demonstrate the development potential of offshore deep-water wind projects that make better use of higher wind resources.
The patented floating wind foundation is expected to be installed by the year end.
(Source: Ideol, EBR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ideol, Floatgen, Offshore Wind, Floating Wind Turbine,
LevelTen Energy also announced that it has closed a series A $6.8 million funding round with new investors including Prelude Ventures, Techstars Venture Capital Fund, Founders' Coop, Wireframe Ventures, Element 8 Fund and Avista Development, a subsidiary of Avista Corp.
(Source: LevelTen Energy, 16 Oct., 2017)Contact: LevelTen Energy, Bryce Smith, CEO, (800) 995-2152, www.leveltenenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,
Under the terms of the agreement, the city will get about 40 pct of its energy from the solar garden for the next 25 years at a price of 13 cents per kWh. That is around 2 million kilowatt hours of the city's annual approximate 5 million kilowatt hours used.
The contract is expected to save $1.9 million in energy costs over its 25-year term.
(Source: Winona Daily News, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Winona, www.cityofwinona.com; SolarStone Partners, Gordy Simanton, VP of Business Development
More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar, SolarStone Partners , Solar,
Down load The Clean Growth Strategy -- Leading the way to a Low Carbon Future HERE. (Source: UK Gov., Seeking Alpha, Various Other Media, 16 Oct., 2017)
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According to the school, theirs and other studies are typical at college campuses, especially colleges with older buildings with questionable energy efficiency.
The contract and study will cost the university $700,000, but the school says the contract's expected energy efficiency recommendations, if completed, could deliver more than $10 million in savings.
The study will begin immediately and likely take more than six months to complete.
(Source: Lake Superior State University, October 16, 2017) Contact: Lake Superior State University, (906) 632-6841, www.lssu.edu; Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Control, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Johnson Controls,
A SCE&G Home Energy Check-up includes an inspection and evaluation of windows, doors, caulking, weather stripping, insulation levels, appliances, water heaters and HVAC systems. The walk-through process, which usually lasts an hour, allows for accurate assessment of the home's energy efficiency.
The home owner receives a custom report of the inspection findings including: an energy consumption overview;
specifics on using a thermostat efficiently;
a home HVAC system overview;
overview of the home's past energy usage;
and detailed recommendations for energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades and improvements.
(Source: SCE&G, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: SCE&G, Ginger Greenway, Energy Information Services Manager, (877),510-7234, www.sceg.com/homechekup
More Low-Carbon Energy News SCE&G, Energy Efficiency,