The Shasta County biomass facility would be one of the state's first to turn dead trees from the state's recent drought periods into combustible gas. (Source: California Energy Commission, AP, KRCR, 13 Sept., 2017)
Contact: California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov; Fall River Resource Conservation District (530) 336-6591, www.fallriverrcd.org
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The company plans to convert two of its three remaining coal-fired units with gas and another to biomass.
Under the new options being considered up to 3.6GW of new gas generation capacity and 200MW of battery storage could be installed, subject to investment agreements and the ability to secure a 15-year capacity market contract and other considerations.
(Source: DRAX Power, London South East, Business Green, Others, 13 Sept., 2017) Contact: DRAX Power, Andy Koss, CEO, +44 (0)1757 618381, www.draxpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX Power, Biomass, Energy Storage, Battery,
The DTL-DSN intelligent photocontrol system will function on a wireless network platform managed by Silver Spring Networks to provide "enhanced functionality and adaptive networking and control of large-scale LED street lighting systems."
In May 2017, the company announced the inclusion of a new Atrius brand in its portfolio of IoT business solutions and Atrius software platform. This software platform enables an array of capabilities including indoor positioning, asset tracking, space utilization, spatial analytics and energy management. Atrius sales grew 35% in the fiscal third quarter, higher than 25% reported last quarter, representing approximately 13% of sales. (Source: Acuity Brands, Nasdaq, Sept., 2017) Contact:
Acuity Brands Lighting, (770) 922-9000, www.acuitybrands.com; Silver Spring Networks, Amy Cook, (650) 839-4183, Global Communications, Brandon Davito, VP Smart Cities and Lighting, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.silverspringnet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acuity Brands Lighting, Silver Spring Networks,
According to Gridtential, its new Silicon Joule Technology battery architecture mixes the low-cost and other benefits of lead-acid batteries with the fast charging benefits of lithium-ion batteries. (Source: Gridtential, Energy Storage, 12 Sept., 2017)Contact: Gridtential, (408) 752-2881, www.gridtential.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Gridtential, Energy Storage, Battery,
However, analysis from MAKE Consulting suggests that the annual grid-connected capacity from 2017 to 2020 will be less than 25 GW in China, mainly because of curtailment restraints which can arise due to grid congestion, oversupply, operational issues or other reasons. In 2015, about 15 pct of China's wind energy was wasted because of curtailment issues.
According to MAKE Consulting, China's offshore wind resources are expected to grow to 26 GW by the end of 2026. China is currently on track to build an 800-MW wind farm off the coast of eastern China's Yancheng, Jiangsu province, surpassing the UK's 630-MW London Array.(Source: IEA, MAKE Consulting, Windpower Eng., Blog., 5 Sept., 2017)Contact: MAKE Consulting, +45 7026 6628, email@example.com, www.consultmake.com;
Chinese National Energy Administration, www.nea.gov.cn
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Battery production technology will be leased from 24M Technologies. Initial production will be aimed at the power generation energy storage sector.
(Source: Global Power Synergy, PTT, Bankok Post, 12 Sept., 2017)Contact:
Global Power Synergy, www.gpscgroup.com
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The STORNETIC DuraStor® flywheel is purely mechanical and designed for a very high number of charging cycles. Applications include Grid Services, Micro Grids and Island Grids, Hybrid-Systems (e.g. in combination with thermal power stations or batteries), breaking energy of rail vehicles, wind energy, and others. (Source: Stornetic, PR, Facebook, 12 Sept,. 2017) Contact: STORNETC, +49 24 61 65-7100, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF, Stornetic, Flywheel, Energy Storage,
The TrueCapture technology continuously refines the tracking algorithm of individual solar arrays in response to existing site and weather conditions. Additionally, the company's recently introduced NX Fusion Plus solar integrates solar tracker design, battery, inverter, and software into a solar energy-storage solution .
As previously reported, Flextronics acquired NEXTracker in 2015 for over $300 million. (Source: NEXTracker, PR, 11 Sept., 2017)Contact: NEXTracker, (510) 270-2500, www.nextracker.com
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Little Sioux received a D3 cellulosic ethanol registration from the U.S. EPA after deploying Edeniq's technology at its plant. Thome noted the significance of the consistency between CARB's approval and the EPA's approval and his support for CARB's assignment of a 31.23 carbon intensity, validating the potential for Edeniq's technology to help the state achieve the GHG reduction goals of the LCFS. (Source: Edeniq, PR, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Edeniq Inc.,
Brian Thome, Pres., CEO,
Sarah Caswell, (402) 935-3081, email@example.com, www.edeniq.com;
Little Sioux Corn Processors, (712) 376-2800, www.littlesiouxcornprocessors.com; California ARB, (800) 242-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic, Edeniq, Ethanol , Little Sioux Corn Processors, California ARB,
The University's Plants Engineered to Replace Oil in Sugarcane and Sweet Sorghum (PETROSS) project, funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), developed sugarcane that produces oil (lipidcane) that can be converted into biodiesel or jet fuel in place of sugar that is currently used for ethanol production.
The research project analyzed the economic viability of crops with different levels of oil. Lipidcane with 5 pct oil produces four times more jet fuel -- 416 gallons -- per hectare than soybeans. Sugarcane with 20 pct oil produces 1,666 gallons per hectare more than soybeans.
"We estimate that this biofuel would cost the airline industry $5.31/gallon, which is less than most of the reported prices of renewable jet fuel produced from other oil crops or algae," according to Deepak Kumar, a postdoctoral researcher at Illinois, who led the analysis.
This crop also produces a hydrocarbon fuel along with bio-jet fuel or biodiesel that can be used to produce various bioproducts. The remaining sugar could be sold or used to produce ethanol and biorefineries could use lipidcane bagasse to produce steam and electricity.
(Source: Univ. of Illinois, Eureka Alert, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology;
PETROSS, Stephen Long, (217) 244-2999, wwww.igb.illinois.edu
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Amber Kinetics is currently shipping its all-steel M32 -- 8 kW / 32 kWh -- units to customers and its next generation M160 -- 40kW / 160kWh -- will begin testing in Q1, 2018.(Source: Amber Kinetics, 11 Sept., 20170 Contact: Amber Kinetics, Ed Chiao, CEO.
Bill Barnes, Managing Director, (510) 474-1000X708, email@example.com,
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Waxman Energy Ltd. is part of the Waxman Group, selling high-quality energy solutions for private and commercial use. Up until now, the British wholesaler had kept batteries and inverters as separate products in its range. The VARTA element line, a three-phase all-in-one system with integrated power inverter and battery management system, is available in capacities ranging from 3.2 kWh to 13 kWh.
(Source: VARTA Storage Gmbh, PR, 11 Sept., 2017)
Contact: VARTA Storage Gmbh, Gordon Clements, General Manager Residential Power & Energy, +49 9081 240 8660, www.varta-storage.com/en/home.html
Waxman Group, +44 1422 371811, www.waxmangroup.co.uk
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The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm 32 km off the North Norfolk, UK coast, is 35 pct owned by Statoil and 35 pct by Masdar while Statkraft holds 30 pct. (Source: A2SEA, Windtech, Others, 11 Sept., 2017)Contact: A2SEA, +45 7592 8211, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.a2sea.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News A2SEA, Offshore Wind, Dudgeon Offshore Wind,
The delegation aimed to "understand, explore and do a circumspective and preliminary analysis of steps to be taken in incorporating this technology into its suite of solutions", a media release said.
(Source: PTI, india.com, ZeeBusiness, Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, CCS, CCUS,
The Guoyang project in Anhui Province is expected to process 300,000 tpy of biomass and generate around 200 GWh per year, as well as provid central heating services for businesses in the Guoyang Industrial Park.
Both plants will be built on a build-own-operate model, the company said.
(Source: China Everbright Greentech, decentralized energy, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: China Everbright Greentech, www.ebgreentech.com
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Rocky Mountain Power, which serves approximately 1.1 million customers in in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, has an energy-generating capacity of about 55 pct coal, 25 pct natural gas, 10 pct hydroelectric, and 10 pct wind and other sources, according to its promotional literature. The utility also plans to add
1,100 MW of new wind power by repowering existing Wyoming wind farms with longer blades and newer technology in 2020
when wind production tax credits are expected to end.
(Source: Rocky Mountain Power, Twitter, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Wyoming Rocky Mountain Power , www.rockymountainpower.net
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The installation of five 8.3 MW , MHI Vestas V164 turbines is expected before the month end for commissioning and startup before the year end. EDF Energy Renewables, a 50-50 UK joint venture between EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy.
(Source: EDF Energy Renewables, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: EDF Energy Renewables, Don McKay, Director of Operations, Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy Renewables , Offshore Wind, Blyth Offshore Wind,
The Tahkoluoto project evolved from a single 2.3 MW wind turbine demo in 2010 to its present total of 10, 4.2 MW Siemens turbines. The project has a €83,5 per MWh feed-in tariff for 12 years and received a €20 million demonstration subsidy.
It is also the world's first offshore wind farm developed specifically for icy offshore conditions.
(Source: Suomen Hyotytuuli , CleanTechnica, Others, 11 Sept.,, 2017[ Contact: Suomen Hyotytuuli , +358 2 638 4493, http://hyotytuuli.fi
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,
The UK is the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Europe and its utilities are among the largest purchasers of EU ETS permits. (Source: EU, Reuters, Others, 11 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, Brexit, Carbon Emissions, European Union,
"Groupe PSA reaffirms that it complies with regulations in every country where it operates, and its vehicles have never been equipped with software or systems making it possible to detect compliance tests and to activate a pollutant treatment device that would be inactive during customer use," a company statement said.
PSA Group is Europe's second largest automaker with Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall Motors brands. Opel is the largest PSA brand in Europe. (Source: PSA Group, Shropshire Star,Others, 11 Sept., 2017)Contact: PSA Group, www.groupe-psa.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions,
According to the ASA, "The EPA and the administration are missing an easy opportunity to help the agriculture and rural economy. …An increase of biomass-based diesel volume requirements to 2.5 billion gallons in 2019 and the advanced biofuels volumes to 4.75 billion gallons in 2018 is achievable and warranted.
"Since 1980 U.S. soybean farmers have increased production by 96 pct while using 8 pct less energy, land use per ton of soybean production has decreased by 35 pct and greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 41 pct per ton," the ASA added.
According to ASA modeling, additional soybean supplies will support the increased biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels volume levels while feedstock prices will be less than their five-year average.
(Source: American Soybean Association , Sept., 2017)
Contact: American Soybean Association, Ron Moore, Pres., (314) 576-1770, www.soygrowers.com
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RETC's expertise and technical resources will be used to help predict a product's field performance against the provider's lifetime expectations. Testing data will stakeholders understand the risk of product failure and reliability before embarking on significant projects. Key customer segments for bankability and assessment services include product manufacturers, project owners, project developers, financial institutions and investors.
RETC is a 3rd Party CBTL and ISO accredited Test Laboratory located in the Silicon Valley, highly regarded with its world class engineering and certification testing services for PV and Renewable Energy products. (Source: Black & Veatch, PR, Sept., 2017)
Contact: Black & Veatch , Patrick Macelroy, (646) 779-8354,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Black & Veatch, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage,
Greenfield Global is a world leader in specialty alcohols and the largest ethanol producer in Canada. (Source: Greenfield Global, BlackburnNews, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, CEO, email@example.com, www.greenfield.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenfield Global ,
This is possible because carbon atoms occur in heavy and light forms, or isotopes, and measuring the relative amounts of each can reveal the source of the carbon. The new instrument, developed by NIST chemists Adam Fleisher and David Long and based on a technology called cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS), promises to dramatically reduce the cost of those measurements "Measuring carbon isotopes is an extremely useful technique, but until now, it has found limited use because of the cost," said Long. "Lowering the cost will open the way for new applications, especially ones that require testing a large number of samples."
The key to these measurements is carbon-14, a radioactive (yet harmless) isotope of carbon that is formed in the upper atmosphere. That carbon-14 finds its way into all living things. Unlike regular carbon, carbon-14 is unstable, with a half-life of 5,730 years. When living things die, they stop incorporating carbon into their bodies, and their carbon-14 starts to decay away.
Fossil fuels also are the remains of living things, mainly plants that died hundreds of millions of years ago. Virtually all their carbon-14 decayed away eons ago, so anything derived from them is marked by the absence of measurable amounts of carbon-14, which is extremely rare.
CRDS instruments analyze gases by detecting the wavelengths of light they absorb. For instance, CO2 that contains carbon-14 -- heavy CO2 -- absorbs a slightly different wavelength than regular CO2.
To test biofuels and bioplastics, you would first burn those materials, then collect the resulting CO2 for analysis. This would allow you to test a fuel mixture to determine what fraction of it is biofuel. In the airline industry, for example, this would be useful because some countries require that aviation fuels include a specific biofuel percentage. Such tests could also be used to verify that bioplastics, which sell for a premium, do not contain petroleum-derived compounds. To estimate fossil fuel emissions in a geographic area, you would collect many air samples across that area and analyze the atmospheric CO2 in those samples. Areas with high fossil fuel emissions, such as cities and industrial zones, will have below-normal concentrations of heavy CO2.
A report from the National Academy of Sciences estimated that 10,000 samples a year, collected at carefully chosen locations around the United States, would be enough to estimate national fossil fuel emissions to within 10 percent of the actual value. Such a system of measurements can increase the reliability of national emissions estimates. This would be especially useful in parts of the world where high-quality emissions data are not readily available.
(Source: NIST, PR, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: NIST, Adam Fleisher, David Long, (301) 975-2758, (303) 497-4044, www.nist.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Institute of Standards and Technology, Carbon, Carbon Emissions,
APS wants to expand the program to include commercial and industrial customers and would grow the program's focus to include an examination of pumped water storage and opportunities to save both energy and water in utility water delivery systems.
The utility this month filed demand management programs that include incentives for smart thermostats, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, electric school buses and charging infrastructure, water heater timers, and other resources.
APS said it intends to purchase a supply of smart thermostats that include energy efficiency savings functionality and the ability to control the thermostat remotely through a cell phone app. The devices will also be capable of utility communications for use in future demand response events. Thermostats will be provided free for participating customers who meet program requirements.
Among the other programs APS proposed is a "reverse demand response" pilot that aims to address negative pricing in the middle of the day.
The utility wants to shift non-residential load to times when renewable energy abundant, and aims to reduce the need to curtail solar during periods of negative pricing. To be eligible, dispatchable customer load must have a demand of at least 30 kW. (Source: APS, UtilityDive, 12 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service news, Energy Storage news,
The solar installations are intended to cut energy consumption and save operating expenses.
The project is being funded with private capital through the Connecticut Green Bank. The project cost has not been revealed but the savings are estimated at approximately $10 million over 20 years. Installations are slated for additional member schools at future dates.
(Source: Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System, WTNH, AP, 9 Sept., 2017)Contact: Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System, (850) 244-7600, www.ct.edu
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The YC600 works with 60 and 72-cell PV modules and offers dual, independent MPPT per panel. The unit operates within a wide MPPT voltage range. The unit features both integrated ground and DC connectors for fast installation and maintains inherent compliance to NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown code requirements. An integrated ZigBee antenna offers broadband communication over a mesh network for accurate data monitoring.
(Source: APsystems, PR, 10 Sept., 2017)
Contact: APsystems, Jason Higginson, Marketing, (206) 774-8524, Jason.Higginson@APsystems.com, www.APsystems.com
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Kearney project developer Chicago-based SoCore Energy will sell the project's electricity to NPPD which will in turn resell energy to Kearney solar subscribers at cost. To date, 5,499 shares of the community solar project's 7,099 total shares have been allocated. The remaining 1,600 shares sold in 150-kWh increments will be offered to residential and commercial customers who can stay in the program for as short as one month or as long as the length of the power purchase agreement of the solar developer, typically 20 years or more.
(Source: Kearney Hub, NPPD, Sept. 9, 2017)Contact: NPPD, Tim Arlt1, GM, Tim Arlt1, (877) 275-6773, http://www.nppd.com/innovation/solar/community-solar;
SoCore Energy, (877) 762-6731, www.socoreenergy.com
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Greenbyte's 'Breeze' system monitors, analyses, controls and maintains wind farms and can be used on desktop PCs, in control rooms and via mobile devices and can be remotely connected to Greenbyte's software via on-site SCADA systems. Currently, over 8 GW of renewable energy across five continents and over 20 countries are monitored with Greenbyte software.
(Source: Cabeolica, PR, Sept., 2017) Contact: Cabeolica, +238 2602260, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Previously this year, the school received $2.5 million in California Energy Commission grant funding which will enable it to precisely monitor, control and adjust energy use in key buildings and lead to an expected 20 pct saving in energy consumption. The three-year project will enhance existing energy management systems for 10 buildings on campus and will provide for additional occupancy sensors and automated controls as well as optimization of air circulation, lights and thermostats.
Since 2010,the College has implemented programs that include real-time metering for electricity, gas and water on all major buildings and education and social marketing programs to help address climate change and promote sustainable behavior. (Source: Pomona College, Inland Empire, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pomona College, (909) 621-8000, www.pomona.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Neutral, Carbon Emissions,
Mars has said it hopes its initiative will encourage other companies to make similar environmental commitments.
(Source: Mars, PR 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Mars,
Grant F Reid, CEO, http://www.mars.com/global/sustainable-in-a-generation/our-approach-to-sustainability
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The energy management and storage system combines solar inverter, a battery enclosure and intelligent energy management software in a single outdoor hub which can be paired with solar panels and batteries. It also has an app so users can access, monitor and control their energy use from a smartphone or tablet.
Retailer EnergyAustralia estimates an average home would save around $1,500 annually when the system is combined with solar panels and a battery. A complete new system would cost around $9,000 to install or $7,000 to retrofit to existing solar panels, based on inverter modifications, and pay for itself within seven years.
The Redback Smart Hybrid Inverter has a 5 kW power output and the potential to store up to 13.2 kWh of electricity -- sufficient for 75 pct of the average home's daily energy needs. The modular design means a homeowner can start with 3.3kWh of storage and add more battery units over time.
(Source: Energy Australia, Business Insider Australia, 6 Sept., 2017) Contact: EnergyAustralia, Andrew Perry, www.energyaustralia.com.au; Redback Technologies, +61 1300 240 182, https://redbacktech.com
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"Reflecting this principle, the Paris Agreement establishes common commitments, for example to global net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of this century, while allowing flexibility in mitigation efforts to accommodate different national capacities and circumstances."
Currently, the town only requires projects to attain LEED Silver if they fall under the Regional Mixed-Use District (RMUD) and need site plan review.
Meanwhile, mixed-use developments in several other commercial districts need to be certifiable for the less-rigorous LEED Bronze standard.
The benchmark for mandatory LEED compliance will likely still be for buildings that need site plan review, rather than smaller projects.
According to Magoon, the Department of Community Development and Planning will craft language for an amendment requiring the LEED Silver standard citywide. (Source: Wicked Local Watertown. 7 Sept, 2017) Contact: Watertown Department of Community Development and Planning, Steve Magoon, Director of Community Development and Planning, http://www.watertown-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=85; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
Current European Union energy efficiency legislation obliges member states to save the equivalent of 1.5 pct of energy sold to consumers every year. But there are a number of loopholes which mean savings across the EU are reduced to just 0.75 pct including exempting the transport sector from the obligations.
(Source: EC, EURACTIV, 8 Sept., 2017)
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If appointed and confirmed, Bridenstine, who is best known for his views on climate change and opening space to commercial plunder, would be tasked with implementing Trump's proposed budget cuts which would slash as much as $561 million from NASA's annual budget and ground the following NASA education programs and climate-related satellite missions:
According to project director Tom Richard, NEWBio made tremendous progress building robust, scalable and sustainable value chains for bio-based energy, chemicals and materials across the Northeastern region.
Among its goals, NEWBio aimed to identify options where bioenergy crops could improve environmental outcomes without competing with food production. One was floodplains and buffers along streams where these crops can improve water quality. A second goal was to utilize abandoned and marginal lands using patented high-yielding willow and various warm-season grasses.
The NEWBio consortium includes the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Cornell University, Ohio State University, Delaware State University, Rutgers University, Drexel University, University of Vermont, SUNY-ESF, West Virginia University, Idaho National Laboratory, USDA-ARS, University of Maine and Stony Brook University. (Source: NEWBio, Penn State Univ., 8 Sept., 2017) Contact: Penn State Univ., Tom Richard, Project Director, 0291, email@example.com; NEWBio, (814) 863-0291, www.newbio.psu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biomass Energy, Sustainable Biomass, Bioenergy Crops, Willow, Woody Biomass,
The organizations selected include:
The GGRF is funded by cap-and-trade dollars which state agencies manage under California Climate Investments. The money is earmarked for public health enhancement, especially for disadvantaged communities.
A natural refrigerant incentive program is part of CARB's implementation of a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) strategy, which includes a plan to reduce the state's HFC emissions 40 pct by 2030. (Source: Hydrocarbons21, 8 Sept., 2017) Contact: Hydrocarbons21, hydrocarbons21.com team (@hydrocarbons21, www.hydrocarbons21.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News HFC, Refrigerant Gas, California ARB, Hydrocarbons21, Montreal Protocol,
The work, which includes boiler, steam turbine and generator repairs and overhauls, will require a complete plant shutdown and is expected to take about 2 months to complete.
The Whitecourt project is receiving funding from the Government of Alberta's $60 million, 2016 Bioenergy Producer Program.
(Source: Whitecourt Power, Canadian Biomass, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Whitecourt Power, (416) 649-1300, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.capstoneinfrastructure.com/OurBusiness/PowerInfrastructure/OperatingFacilities/biomass/whitecourt
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Primus Power's flow batteries are shipping to U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. With technical innovations protected by 34 patents in 9 countries/regions, the Company's EnergyPod 2 systems offer reliability, modularity, and energy density at an industry-leading total cost of ownership, according to the company.
(Source: Primus Power Corporation, PR, 11 Sept. 2017) Contact: Primus Power Corp., Janey Ward, (510) 342 -7648, Janey.Ward@primuspower.com, www.primuspower.com; OSIsoft, www.osisoft.com
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The three firms have also lobbied the government for increased support such as tackling a surge in the prices of raw materials for secondary batteries and strengthening the competitiveness of material and equipment makers. (Source: LG Chem, Samsung SDI, Other, Business Korea, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: LG Chem, Peter Gibson, ESS Sales, LG Chem, Kwon Young-soo, Pres., Battery Div., Terry Lee, Public Relations, +82 (2) 3773-6951, email@example.com, www.lgchem.com; Samsung SDI, www.samsungsdi.com; SK Innovation, +82 2 2121 5114, www.skinnovation.com
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The project is part of NGN's bid to develop a zero-carbon energy network in order to save its customers money and reduce reliance on coal, natural gas, and petroleum.
(Source: Northern Gas Network, Telegraph, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: NGN Mark Horsley, CEO, +44 (0) 113 322 7950, www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk
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Under federal legislation, mine operators are permitted to vent mine methane without penalty. GCS' proposal qualifies under California's cap-and-trade system.
GCS will pay a 12.5-cent royalty per million btu flared, plus $5,000 per year per mine in rent. Carbon offsets are currently selling for $5.80 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent.
According to the EPA, coal mines represent 12 pct of all human-caused methane emissions and are the nation's second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after CO2. Even so, methane emissions from mines are exempted from regulation under the Clean Air Act because the gas has to be vented from underground coal deposits to prevent lethal explosions.
To calculate the carbon offsets the methane destruction is worth, GCS is relying on Salt Lake City-based consulting firm Bluesource, which will register the offsets with the Climate Action Reserve. They could then be issued California Air Resources Board (CARB) which has
authorized 7 mines to join the offset program. (Source: GCS, CARB, Salt Lake Tribune, Sept., 2017)
Contact: Global Carbon Strategies, C. Kennedy, VP,
1885 Denver West Court, Lakewood, Colorado, 80401, -- phone and email not presently available; Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, (801) 538-5100, https://trustlands.utah.gov; CARB, (800) 242-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov; Bluesource, www.bluesource.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bluesource, California ARB, , Global Carbon Strategies, Methane, Carbon Credit ,
The decade-old biofuels company raised at least $200 million in venture capital to commercialize a process that would convert carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight into fuels using microorganisms. (Source: xeconomy, Boston Globe, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Joule Unlimited, Felicia Krupps, (781) 533-9121, email@example.com, www.jouleunlimited.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Joule Unlimited, Biofuel,
To date, the BRICS NDB has approved 11 projects with loans aggregating over $3 billion . Four of the projects are in China, three in India, two in Russia, one in Brazil, and one in South Africa.
(Source: BRICS New Development Bank, PR, Xinhua News Agency, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: BRICS New Development Bank, K.V. Kamath, Pres., www.ndb.int
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