The program provides support to help customers purchase energy-efficient equipment and is designed to improve the quality of energy performance, reduce demand on the electric power grid and cut consumption and costs. The SmartStart Program has paid or committed over $36 million in incentives for fiscal year 2018.
Commercial, industrial, institutional, government and agricultural projects can take advantage of the SmartStart program to help obtain energy efficient equipment such as lighting and controls, heating and cooling, motors, refrigeration and food service equipment in both new construction and existing buildings. (Source: The New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities, DEI, 28 Feb., 2018)
Contact: NJBPU, (609) 777-3300, www.bpu.state.nj.us; NJ SmartStart Buildings Program, www.njcleanenergy.com/commercial-industrial/programs/nj-smartstart-buildings/application-forms/application-forms
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Distribution Partners work in tandem with the Company's local sales team to promote and sell Legend's Harmonizer systems in multiple market verticals including multi-unit residential, government, and property management. Areas of operation include the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Legend works independently and in concert with its distribution network to address buildings suffering from overvoltage. (Source: Legend Power Systems, PR, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact: Legend Power Systems, Randy Buchamer, CEO., Pres., (778) 945-1501, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.legendpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management, Legend Power Systems ,
The EcoXpert Partner Program is a worldwide network of Schneider Electric trained and certified partners who specialize in power management, building optimization and energy efficiency. Its 3,000 members hail from 40 countries and represent the world's leading system integrators, application providers and technology companies. including Critical Power, Building Management Systems, Lighting & Room Control and Data Connectivity.
EcoXpert BMS Masters develop solutions using EcoStruxure Building, an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across the building ecosystem. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact:
Schneider Electric EcoXpert Partner Program, www.schneider-electric.com/en/partners/ecoxper
More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, Smart Building,
According to e3g, drop in investment happened when David Cameron's government ended all taxpayer-funded energy efficiency programmes in England and halved the UK-wide obligation on energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency improvements.
E3g calculates that Wales spends twice as much as England on insulation per person, and Northern Ireland three times as much. Scotland has found public cash to promote warm homes by treating the work as an infrastructure project.
(Source: e3g, BBC, 28 Feb., 2018)Contact: E3G Think Tank, +44 (0) 20 7593 2020, email@example.com, www.e3g.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News e3g, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
Details of the CaGBC report are HERE. (Source: CaGBC, 28 Feb., 2018)Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council , Energy Efficiency,
The EPA recognition certifies that buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 pct of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation and other key metrics.
(Source: Stanford University Information Technologies, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact: Stanford Research Computing Center, Scott Prevost, Manager, (650) 721-4040, email@example.com,
https://srcc.stanford.edu; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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Powered by an onsite bagasse and potentially agave fueled 24 MW Green Power Station, the MSF Sugar complex is expected to produce 110,000 tpy of raw sugar, green electricity for the grid and 55 million lpy of ethanol.
The project is being supported by the Queensland State Government's Biofutures Acceleration Program and the Queensland Biofutures Commercialization Program. (Source: MSF Sugar, PR, Feb., 2018) Contact: MSF Sugar, Mike Barry, CEO, +61 7 4043 3333, www.msfsugar.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioethanol, Agave, Biofuel, Sugarcane Bagasse,
With this acquisition, Lignetics' production capacity jumps to approximately 1 million tpy from 13 plant locations in Maine, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, New York (and Pennsylvania. (Source: Lignetics Inc, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: New England Wood Pellet, (877) 981-9663, www.pelletheat.com; Lignetics, Brett Jordan, CEO , (800) 544-3834, www.lignetics.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lignetics , Wood Pellet,
Grupo Piasa is led by Arca Continental and other bottlers of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry.
(Source: Grupo Piasa, Renewables, 28 fEB., 2018) Contact: Grupo Piasa, www.piasa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Grupo Piasa,
Under the Italian
scheme, which will run until 2022, producers of advanced biomethane and biofuels receive a premium to compensate for the higher biofuel production costs.
Farmers will also be incentivized to produce biofuel and biomethane from manure and other residues and use them to power their agricultural machines and vehicles.
(Source: EC, EU News, Mar. 1 3018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomethane, Biogas, Methanne,
The planning permission for the project was granted following an earlier appeal against the rejection of the scheme which was thought would have an adverse effect on the nearby Cairngorms National Park.
ABO Wind submitted its original planning application for the project in September 2015.
(Source: ABO Wind AG, Renewables Now, Others, 23 Feb., 2018) Contact: ABO Wind AG, +49 (0)611 267 65-0, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abo-wind.com
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The Burtonsville location, which was constructed from the ground up to meet LEED v4 requirements, is ezStorage's 3rd location to receive a LEED certification.
(Source: USGBC, ezStorage Corp., PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: ezStorage, (443) 539-3000, www.ezstorage.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Silver, USGBC, Energy Efficiency,
Bridgeport Biodiesel, which had gross revenue of $750,000 in 2016 and $3.3 million in 2017,
claims to be the largest cooking-oil-to-biodiesel-fuel company on the East Coast. It also has operations in California, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Bridgeport Biodiesel and its parent company, Sustainable Biodiesel Co., are affiliated with Tri-State Biodiesel in the Bronx.
(Source: Bridgeport Biodiesel, Westport Online, 25 Feb., 2018) Contact: Bridgeport Biodiesel, (800) 571-7171, www.bridgeportbiodiesel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News , Biodiesel,
Vestas is followed by Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, General Electric and Enercon, in that order.
The rest of the wind OEMs in the top 10 are all Chinese-based manufacturers. (Source: FTI Consulting, ESI Africa, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: FTI Consulting, www.fticonsulting.com; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, GE Wind, Enercon,
Infinity Renewables, along with its funding and development partner, MAP Renewable Energy, has developed and sold nearly a dozen projects totaling over 1.6 GW in commercial operation.
ENGIE reports it will retain and work with the Infinity staff, including its principals, who formed Infinity Renewables in 2008. (Source: ENGIE North America Inc, PR, NA Wind, 20 Feb., 2018) Contact: ENGIE North America Inc., Frank Demaille, Pres., CEO, (713) 636-0000, email@example.com, www.engie-na.com;
Infinity Renewables, Matt Riley, CEO , (805) 569-6180, www.infinityrenewables.com
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The £30 million fund raise will be used to replenish the company's credit facility on which it has drawn down money to make investments in the biomass and anaerobic digestion sectors.
(Source: John Laing Environmental Assets, Investment Rust Insider, 21 Feb., 2018)Contact: John Laing Environmental Assets, www.jlen.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News John Laing, Biogas, Biomass, anaerobic digestion ,
GBCI Canada exclusively administers project certifications within the LEED green building rating systems, as well as the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) for land use, Parksmart for parking structures, TRUE Zero Waste, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits, and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.
The new venture is expected to result in additional GBCI programs that will help the Canadian market realize the economic and environmental benefits associated with green building, according to CaGBC.
(Source: REMI Network, CaGBC, PR 27 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org; Green Business Certification Inc., www.gbta.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Inc,
The WindShark's proprietary vertical axis windmill incorporates three curved helical blades to capture airflow from any wind speed or direction while the generator component of the WindShark turbine converts that rotational energy into electricity.
The WindShark development team recently completed initial testing on a third-party manufactured generator that was shown to have a very low start-up resistance and started producing power at relatively low RPM.
WindShark vertical axis wind turbines are ideally suited for populated and low-wind environments as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with other renewable or traditional power sources. (Source: MITU Resources Inc, PR, NASDAQ, 23 Feb., 2018) Contact: Headwind Technologies Windshark, www.headwindtechnologies.ca/store/p1/Wind_Shark.html; MITU Resources
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When fully operational the project is expected to deliver sufficient power for approximately 100,000 Indian homes.
Under the deal,
The project is expected to be commissioned within the next 12 months.
(Source: Senvion, Power Technology, 23 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com; ReNew Power, https://renewpower.in
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"Rural America supported President Trump last year, now we need the President to support rural America. Supporting policy changes that undermine the RFS will hurt farmers, renewable fuel plant workers, and rural America. Mismanagement of a single refinery should not be used as an excuse for undoing ten-years of sound policy," said National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Kevin Skunes in a statement.
The NCGA, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Wheat Growers Association, National Sorghum Growers Association and National Farmers Union all signed the letter which was also sent to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.
The letter notes that while some refiners, including the one that filed bankruptcy, say Renewable Identification Number's (RINs) cause financial hardship, last year the EPA investigated the issue and found they were "not causing economic harm to refiners." (Source: NCGA, AGPRO, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: NCGA, (202) 326-0644, www.ncga.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Trump, National Corn Growers Association, RINS,
According to IATA, SAF powered flights could reduce the life-cycle carbon emissions of that flight by up to 80 pct.
The aviation industry has also vowed to use non-food, sustainable biofuel feedstocks.
To that end, the IATA sees government incentives, grants, loan guarantees, support for SAF demonstration plants and supply chain R&D for the production of aviation biofuels as a key to getting the aviation biofuels industry off the ground.
(Source: IATA, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: IATA, +41 22 770 2967, www.iata.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IATA, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel,
The new entrants' reserve will initially contain unused allowances from the current 2013-2020 period and 200 million allowances from the market stability reserve. Up to 200 million allowances will be returned to the market stability reserve if not used during the period 2021-2030.
The EU ETS sets a cap on how much CO2 heavy industry and power stations can emit. The total volume of allowed emissions is distributed to companies as permits which can be traded. ETS is a cornerstone of the EU's policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. The EU ETS limits emissions from more than 11.000 heavy energy-using installations and airlines operating between the 28 EU member countries and covers around 45 pct of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions. In 2020, emissions from sectors covered by the system will be 21 pct lower than in 2005. (Source: European Council, 27 Feb., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Council, Carbon Emissions, EU ETS,
Although diesel cars produce more of the toxic gas nitrogen oxide (NOx) than their petrol counterparts, they emit less CO2 and are often more fuel efficient.
The growing popularity of fuel-hungry SUVs has also contributed to the increase in carbon emissions, as they produce about a quarter more CO2 than the smallest vehicles, according to the BBC.
(Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, The Week, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, www.smmt.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders , Carbon Emissions, CO2,
The company aims to source 100 pct of its electric power from renewable source, generate 80 pct of its revenues from sustainable products, systems and services and achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. (Source: Philips Lighting, LED Inside, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Philips Lighting,
Nicola Kimm, Head of Sustainability, Matt Marcus, (551) 227-6790, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.philips.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Philips Lighting, CO2 Emissions, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Carbon Neutral ,
According to Stats NZ, Greenhouse gas emissions measures between 1990 and 2015, the latest year for which figures are available, show emissions increased from 61 million tpy to 76 million tpy.
Stats NZ accounts show both a dramatic rise in the total carbon sequestration occurring in maturing plantation forests and a dramatic drop in new planting from a peak at the start of the period of around 100,000 hectares a year to well under 20,000 hectares annually since 2005. That's in spite of the recognition that plantation forest carbon 'sinks' are one New Zealand's best options to meet its climate change commitments.
To remedy the situation, the government is ramping up a "billion trees" planting programme over the next decade. (Source: Stats NZ, SHARECHAT.co.nz, 29 Feb., 2018)Contact: Statistics New Zealand, www.stats.govt.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News NZ Carbon Emissions, Carbon Sink, Reforestation,
This project aims to validate at a pre-industrial scale, then to deploy at industrial scale, a plasma solution that will slash CO2 emissions by reusing carbon from process gases while reducing CO2 production by 90 to 180 kg per ton of steel and cutting steel blast furnace fossil fuel consumption by reforming and recovering process gases.
Based on current European steel production, this plasma solution would prevent the release of 10 to 20 million tpy of CO2.
(Source: Europlasma, PR Newswire,
Contact: Europlasma, +33 (0)5 56 49 70 00, email@example.com,
ArcelorMittal, Paul Weigh firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arcelormittal.com
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The facility will utilize equipment from the joint venture company Shougang LanzaTech to convert industrial waste gas to liquid ethanol with a purity of 99.5 pct and compressed natural gas.
The facility, which is the world's first commercial project of its kind, uses the technology developed by the U.S. biotech company LanzaTech, and is expected to
produce 46,000 tpy of ethanol fuel, 76.5 million tpy of animal feed and 3.3 million cubic meters of compressed natural gas per year.
(Source: Shougang Group, China.org.cn, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Shougang Group, shougang.com.cn/en; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech, Ethanol, Carbon Emissions,
The project would be an integrated feedstock plantation and process plants complex and include a cane mill and a raw and refined sugar plant of 126,000 tonnes annually. The Bagasse co-generation plant would generate 64 megawatts of power, and include a 2,000 tpy carbon dioxide recovery and bottling plant as well as approximately produce 63,000 tpy of livestock feed from locally grown sugarcane and/or cassava.
(Source: NAN Leadership Ng., , 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: NNPC Group, Dr Maikanti Baru, Managing Dir., www.nnpcgroup.com
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Presently, 30 pct of Platte River's power is sourced from wind, solar and other carbon-free energy sources. In January, the utility entered into a 150MW wind PPA that will raise that percentage to 48 pct.
Platte River is also considering long-term PPAs for solar projects that are expected to come online between June 2019 and the end of 2021.
(Source: Platte River, Energy Storage, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Platte River Power Authority, Jason Frisbie, CEO, (970) 220-4000, www.prpa.org
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Regulators approved a plan for Consolidated Edison Co. to significantly expand the use of battery storage systems in its service territory by simplifying the process for private owners.
The PSC also allowed larger storage projects to participate in the state's clean-energy program. The decision raises the maximum rated capacity for projects from 2 MW to 5 MW.
The new rules crafted a more straightforward process to allow private energy storage systems to export electricity to ConEd's distribution system.
(Source: New York Public Service Commission, Various Media, Utility Dive, 26 Feb., 2018)Contact: New York Public Service Commission, www.dps.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Public Service Commission, Energy Storage,
Over the anticipated lifespan of the energy efficiency upgrades, the school is expected to save 549,600 therms of natural gas and over 6 million kWh of electricity -- approximately $1.6 million -- over a 13-year period. (Source: Unitil Corp., Lowell Sun, 25 Feb., 2018) Contact: Unitil Corp., www.unitil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Unitil Corp., Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
The NJ Comfort Partners program, which is funded through New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Clean Energy program, provides eligible homeowners with energy efficient lightbulbs, low-flow showerheads, energy efficient refrigerators and thermostats, insulation upgrades, duct sealing and repair, heating and cooling equipment and comprehensive personalized energy education and counseling.
The energy audit and efficiency measures are provided free of charge by Certified Building Performance Institute contractors. Green Life Energy Solutions of Egg Harbor Township is the local provider and scheduler of the service.
NJ Comfort Partners has assisted 108,000 low- middle-income households since the program started in 2001. The program is available until June 30 or while funds last.
(Source: City of Egg Harbor, SustainableEHC, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: SustainableEHC, www.sustainableehc.org; NJ Comfort Partners, www.njcleanenergy.com; Green Life Energy Solutions, (609) 407-6900, www.greenlifeisgood.com
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The solar array and storage project was designed, built and will be operated and maintained by SunPower, with financing provided by Birmingham-headquartered Regions Bank.
This project is a collaboration between the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Redstone Arsenal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and SunPower, and features a SunPower Oasis® Power Plant system. The fully integrated, modular solar power block is engineered and built for compatibility with a future micro-grid, and is paired with storage to reduce peak power-related demand charges for Redstone Arsenal.
The Army is purchasing 100 percent of the electricity generated by the project through a 27-year PPA at rates competitive with traditional energy sources.
(Source: SunPower, February, 2018)
Contact: SunPower, https://us.sunpower.com; Redstone Arsenal, www.garrison.redstone.army.mil
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Factors propelling the growth of market include electric energy storage for energy arbitrage and increasing investment in modernizing the grid for robust and resilient electricity delivery system.
The report segments the Advance Energy Storage market by technology : mechanical; electrochemical; -- electrical; chemical; biological and others. The report also segments the Advance Energy Storage market by application. The report notes the key players in Advance Energy Storages Market are Alevo, AES, GE, Altair, LG Chem, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, General Electric Company, and Tesla, Inc., Hitachi,Ltd., Calmac, ABB Ltd. are among others. It also notes that North America represents largest region for the growth of Advance Energy Storages market.
Global Advance Energy Storage Market Outlook, Trend and Opportunity Analysis, Competitive Insights, Actionable Segmentation & Forecast 2024 details are HERE.
Source: Energias Market Research, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Energias Market Research, Manas Nagi , Bus. Dev., (716) 239-4915, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Beginning in 2013, Energesco completed exterior LED light upgrades at nine additional FCP apartment properties in St. Charles that have delivered over $95,000 in annual energy costs and earned more than $400,000 in energy rebates.
(Source: Energesco Solutions LLC, 22 Feb., 2018) Contact: Energesco Solutions, William Bennett, CEO, (703) 261-7781, www.energescosolutions.com; FCP, www.fcpdc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energesco Solutions, Energy Efficiency,
The city was one of 35 cities selected in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, which provides selected cities with grant and technical assistance to encourage efficiency renovations in low-income homes. Fort Collins' pitch is to help finance those renovations for single- and multi-family rental properties via public-private partnerships.
The fourth Mayors Challenge is the first new component of the American Cities Initiative, a $200 million effort to empower U.S. cities to generate innovation and advance policy that moves the nation forward.
The city expects the program to generate $75.8 million in private-sector investments in the next decade. (Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Coloradoan, 21 Feb., 2018) Contact: Bloomberg Philanthropies, www.bloomberg.org; U.S. Mayors Challenge, www.bloomberg.org/program/government-innovation/mayors-challenge
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Mayors Challenge, Energy Efficiency,
The first 2MW section of the Cremzow plant is expected to be operational in April, with the remaining 20MW due online by year-end.
The facility, which will be integrated with Enertrag wind farms and use surplus energy to charge the battery, will be owned by a special purpose vehicle in which Enel Green Power Germany has a 90 pct stake and Enertrag the remaining 10 pct. (Source: Enel Green Power, 22 Feb., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; Enertrag, +49 39854 6459-0, www.entertag.com; Leclanche, www.leclanche.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Leclanche, Battery Energy Storage, Enertrag, Enel Green Power, Energy Storage,
This FOA will address the cost and operational challenges associated with current CO2 capture technologies that are commercially available for industry, providing for additional development to these technologies at coal-fired power plants. Some of the challenges that will be addressed include a need to improve the reliability and operational flexibility; reduce high capital costs; and reduce the high-energy penalty associated with operating existing technology.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the selected projects, which will concentrate on transformational technologies focused on: developing transformational materials and processes for CO2 capture that will enable step-change reductions in the capital and energy cost; and enabling technologies that facilitate improved performance of transformational CO2 capture processes to reduce capital cost and energy penalties, and improve operational reliability and flexibility. Funding recipients include:
Development and Bench-Scale Testing of a Novel Biphasic Solvent-Enabled Absorption Process for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture University of Illinois -- DOE: $2,999,941; Non-DOE: $750,052; Total: $3,749,993;
Bench-Scale Development of a Transformational Graphene Oxide-Based Membrane Process for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture -- Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute (GTI) -- $2,914,074; Non-DOE: $728,738; Total: $3,642,812;
Development of Self-Assembly Isoporous Supports Enabling Transformational Membrane Performance for Cost-Effective Carbon Capture -- Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) (Newark, CA) DOE: $2,907,219; Non-DOE: $726,805; Total: $3,634,024;
Mixed-Salt-Based Transformational Solvent Technology for CO2 Capture -- SRI International -- ; DOE: $2,999,922; Non-DOE: $782,817; Total: $3,782,739
A Process with Decoupling Absorber Kinetics and Solvent Regeneration Through Membrane Dewatering and In-Column Heat Transfer – University of Kentucky Research Foundation -- DOE: $2,998,293; Non-DOE: $750,642; Total: $3,748,935;
Flue Gas Aerosol Pre-Treatment Technologies to Minimize Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Solvent Losses -- Linde, LLC -- DOE: $2,787,742; Non-DOE: $696,936; Total: $3,484,678. (Source: US DSOE, 22 Feb., 2018) Contact:
US DOE Office of Fossil Energy, www.energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy; National Energy Technology Laboratory , www.netl.doe.gov
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As previously reported, Royal Dutch Shell plc recently announced it would spend as much as $1 billion a year on renbewable through its New Energies division.
According to the report, Shell sees opportunities in hydrogen fuel-cells, liquefied natural gas, and next-generation biofuels for air travel, shipping and heavy freight.
(Source: BP, CS News, Bloomberg, Various Media, 21 Feb., 2018) Contact: BP, www.bp.com
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Ireland has some of the strongest wind speeds in Europe, and the government is looking to continue to harness this natural resource within its renewable energy plans. By 2030, the plan states that coal and peat-fired plants will "no longer have a role in electricity generation in Ireland" with wind power continuing to dominate the energy mix in the future. The also sees a role for a mix of wave, solar, bioenergy and hydrogen.
In a related move to secure energy supplies in the country, a new subsea electricity connector is being proposed with France. This €1 billion project will help provide 700MW of low-carbon electricity to the country from the mid-2020s onwards.
(Source: Gov. of Ireland, UN Climate Action, 23 Feb., 2018)
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ZEBREX is specifically designed for ease of use, energy efficiency, and has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional pressure swing adsorption or organic membranes, according to Mitsubishi Chemicals. .
Multiple ethanol production facilities have reportedly expressed interest in ZEBREX since the announced collaboration.
(Source: Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., 23 Feb., 2018)
Contact: ICM, Dave VanderGriend, CEO, Issam Stouky, Global Business Development, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com; Mitsubishi Chemical, www.m-chemical.co.jp; ZEBREX, www.m-chemical.co.jp/en/products/departments/mcc/aquachem/product/1201038_8078.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News ICM Inc, Ethanol, Biofuel, Mitsubishi Chemical,
The project is being developed under a PPA with Georgia Power for the electricity and renewable attributes generated by the facility. Construction is expected to get underway in November 2018 for commissioning in late 2019.
The project will incorporate more than 500,000 First Solar modules and generate more than 450GWh of electricity annually, making it When fully operational, the facility will likely be the largest stand-alone PV solar plant in the southeastern USA.(Source: First Solar, 21 Feb., 2018) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com,www.firstsolar.com; Georgia Power,
Wilson Mallard, Renewable Energy Development Dir., (404) 506-6526, www.georgiapower.
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In total, Sunpin has over 100MW of solar installations under development in Massachusetts. Sunpin will submit these projects in the next round of Massachusetts' SMART incentives when they become available. Additionally, Sunpin is currently building a 96MW solar project in Southern California, which is expected to be in commercial operation by May 2018. The company, which is focused on project development and project engineering, procurement and construction management, currently has more than 600 MW under its development pipeline.
SMART, a long-term sustainable solar incentive program sponsored by Eversource, National Grid and Unitil, will encourage the development of solar PV technology throughout the Bay State by supporting 1,600 MW of new solar generating capacity. The new capacity awards have begun with 17 projects totaling 53.273 MW of solar PV.
(Source: Sunpin Solar, PR, 20 Feb., 2018) Contact: Sunpin, Tom Li, Pres., (424) 465-9767, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sunpinsolar.us; Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, www.mass.gov/solar-massachusetts-renewable-target-smart
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Constraction of the C$1bn ($794..67 million ) 300MW windfarm began in 2017. Commissioning and startup is expected in 2Q, 2019. The windfarm will incorporate 87, V136-3.45 MW Vesta wind turbines and generate sufficient power for 100,000 Ontario homes. (Source: Pattern Energy Group, Power Technology, Feb., 2018) Contact:
Nigig Power, Henvey Inlet Wind, www.henveyinletwind.com; Pattern Energy Group, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy, Wind,
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 Clean Energy Resource Team, Energy Efficiency,
The latest duties come just two weeks after a budget deal in the U.S. Congress reinstated a $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, which is expected to improve profitability for domestic producers.
(Source: U.S. Commerce Department, MecoPress, 23 Feb., 2018) Contact: U.S. Department of Commerce, www.commerce.gov Department
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In a release, the company announced it plans to build additional bioenergy plants in Helsinki as the phase-out of the use of coal for power production takes place. The company aims to aims to achieve carbon neutrality across its business by 2050. according to the release. (Source: Helen, Bioenergy Insight, 20 Feb., 2018) Contact: Helen Oy, Pekka Manninen, CEO, +358 09 617 8080, www.helen.fi/en
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The emission reduction is calculated by comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of the renewable fuels that Neste produces in a year to the life cycle emissions of the equivalent amount of conventional diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is refined from waste and residue raw materials, such as meat processing wastes, used cooking oils, and residues from vegetable oil processing, Neste MY Renewable Diesel provides up to 80 pct reduction in carbon emissions
as well as improving local air quality by reducing exhaust emissions, nitrogen oxides, particulates, and carbon monoxide, according to the Neste release.
(Source: Neste, PR, 21 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Neste Corporation, Jeremy Baines, VP sales, Neste US Inc., Kaisa Hietala, VP Renewable Products , +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com
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