Oil distributor Idemitsu Kosan has developed a new type of pellet fuel made from compressed wood waste carbonized at a low temperature that can be mixed with at the rate of 30 pct and burned in coal-fired plants. The company plans to produce the pellets in Thailand and market them to Japanese power companies.
In other related developments, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co. Ltd has developed equipment that can process biomass waste at Southeast Asian palm plantations into biofuel. It employs steel-rolling technology to squeeze impurities out of plant matter, creating a solid fuel that -- like Idemitsu's pellets -- can replace up to 30 pct of coal at a thermal power plant.
The engineering company plans to begin selling the equipment to plantation operators in Indonesia and Malaysia in fiscal 2018. (Source: Idemitsu Kosan, Nikkei Asian Review, 7 Feb., 2018) Contact: Idemitsu Kosan, www.idemitsu.com;
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co Ltd., www.eng.nssmc.com/english
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"Advanced biofuels are not yet viable, are not rising at all, and have accumulated losses of billions in failed projects," the research says, adding that the "myth of the advanced biofuel industry survives on a long-run campaign of misinformation by promoters of advanced biofuels technologies. Contrary to statements from promoters of advanced biofuels, in the European Union, advanced biofuels production capacity is not growing steadily and there are not several examples showcasing this development," the report adds.
European Renewable Ethanol Assoc. (ePIRE) Secretary General Emmanuel Desplechin has called for an analysis of the "real data" from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which says biofuels consumption in the transport sector must triple by 2030 in order for the world to keep global warming well below 2 degree C, the target in the Paris Agreement.
"It stressed that two-thirds of that increase should come from advanced biofuels and notably from cellulosic ethanol, and also points out that first-generation biofuels also have an important contribution to make while the massive scale-up of advanced technology is underway," Desplechin concluded. (Source: Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd., Euractiv, 7 Feb., 2018) Contact: Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd., email@example.com, www.eerl.com; (ePURE), Emmanuel Desplechin, Sec. Gen., +32 2 657 6679, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.epure.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News ePURE, Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd, Advanced Biofuel, Cellulosics, Biofuel, ePure,
The acquisition of Alterrra adds 485 MW (gross 1,049 MW) of renewable energy assets, in operation and under construction, to Innergex's portfolio, bringing the Corporation's total capacity to 1,609 MW (gross 2,896 MW). By 2020, Innergex's net installed capacity is expected to reach over 2,000 MW from a well-diversified resource mix of hydro, wind, solar and geothermal projects in Canada, the U.S., France and Iceland. The acquisition also brings Innergex an extensive pipeline of prospective projects in preliminary stages or in progress, with an estimated net capacity of more than 5,000 MW.
Innergex develops, acquires, owns and operates run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar photovoltaic farms and geothermal power generation plants in Canada, France, the US and Iceland. (Source: Innergex Renewable Energy, PR, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: Innergex, Michel Letellier, Pres., CEO, (450) 928-2556, email@example.com, www.innergex.com; Alterra Power Corp., Jon Schintler, VP Project Finance, Peter Lekich, Corporate Communications, (604) 235.6719, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alterrapower.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innergex Renewable Energy, Alterra Power,
The facility would be the island of Moloka'i's first large-scale solar facility and would include a 3-mw battery energy storage system. It would be constructed on land owned by Moloka'i Ranch adjacent to Maui Electric's Pala'au Power Plant.
(Source: Maui Electric Company, MauiNow, 6 Feb., 2018)
Moloka'i New Energy Partners, Charles Magolske, https://molokai.solar
More Low-Carbon Energy News Maui Electric Company, Solar, Energy Storage,
The country is aiming to generate 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023.
ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants currently with presence in 11 countries including in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions. (Source: ACWA Power, 7 Feb., 2018) Contact: ACWA Power, www.acwapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ACWA Power, Solar,
Houston is classified as a Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) market under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.(Source: GEVO, Various Media, 8 February, 2018) Contact: Musket Corp.,
JP Fjeld-Hansen, VP, www.musketcorp.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO, Isobutanol, Biofuel, Musket Corp,
The Cyclone Thermal Medium (CTM), also a proprietary technology, is a benign storage agent that does not solidify and can retain high temperatures. It will flow thru the Cyclone trough system and gather heat from the sun and move it to the Cyclone Thermal Storage Unit. The TSU can also be used to store energy from bio-mass and other heat sources to be used to heat water, heat homes, or produce electricity or a combination of all three.
(Source: Cyclone Power Technologies, 7 Feb., 2018) Contact: Cyclone Power Technologies,
(954) 943-8721, www.cyclonepower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cyclone Power Technologies, Energy Storage, Thermal Energy Storage,
According to a LSB statement, the European Commission and European Parliament are aligned with the request for the advanced biofuels mandate to come into effect in 2018. However, the European Council is proposing for the mandate to kick off in 2025.
LSB argues that if the Council gets its way, there would be significant political insecurity for sector, jeopardizing the swift uptake of advanced biofuels in the EU. Conversely, a binding Annex IX part A based target would "set a strong framework for investments in sustainable, novel and innovative technologies and production facilities," according to the LSB statement. (Source: Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, Biofuels Int'l.,Others, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact:
Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels,
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Of the project's total capacity, 229MW will be purchased by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). Another 114MW comes under a PPA between the consortium that owns the project and the company Tuto Energy Trading. The power from this capacity will be sent to the installations of a major Mexican industrial group. Energy produced by the remaining 61MW will be sold on the wholesale electricity market.
The facility will incorporate 1,222,800 polycrystalline silicon panels mounted on horizontal tracker systems and will generate approximately 963GWh of power -- sufficient to cover the electricity demand of 583,000 Mexican homes.
Acciona Energia will carry out the turnkey construction of the Mexico plant as the EPC provider. It will also has a 2-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract. (Source: Acciona, 7 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Tuto Energy, 52-55-55401540, www.biofields.com; Contact: Acciona Energia, Acciona Green Energy Developments, Miguel Angel Alonso, Dir., Mexico, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tuto Energy, Acciona Energía, Solar,
The energy efficiency-related grants are the result of a successful pilot program called Grants to Green, a three-year effort of the Community Foundation, Maine Development Foundation, and Efficiency Maine.
(Source: Maine Community Foundation, Lincoln News, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: Maine Community Foundation, Maggie Drummond-Bahl, Snr. Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mainecf.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Grants,
Freemens designs, manufactures and licenses cutting edge, high precision and chemistry agnostic Battery Management Systems for Lithium-Ion batteries. All Freemens products come with a powerful software ecosystem that enables real time monitoring of batteries and active management via over the air updates, according to the company website.
(Source: ION Energy, VCCircle, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact:
Freemens SAS, www.freemens.fr; ION Energy, www.ionenergy.co
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NYEM is a digital energy data management system that collects energy use data from participating buildings across New York State, performs an analysis to identify hidden costs and inefficiencies in energy use trends and patterns, and provides guidance on how to be more efficient. The new training program could eventually be offered throughout the NY State university system.(Source: SUNY, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: NYPA NYEM, www.nypa.gov/services/digital-energy-services/ny-energy-manager; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; SUNY, Kristina Johnson, Chancellor, www.suny.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA, NYSERDA, SUNY, Building Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The thermal energy storage facility consists of two 6-million-litre tanks that will store temperature-controlled water fed by Enwave's existing Deep Lake Water Cooling system and a newly developed high-efficiency hot water network and serve over 20 million square feet of commercial, retail and residential space.
Enwave Energy Corporation, together with its affiliates, is a fully integrated, sustainable energy services provider owned by Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners. With assets in Toronto, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Windsor, London, and Charlottetown, Enwave operates intelligent thermal energy systems that generate, store, distribute and share energy in its different forms across all of its communities.
(Source: RioCan REIT, Enwave, PR, 8 Feb., 2018) Contact: RioCan REIT, Ed Sonshine, CEO, www.riocan.com; Enwave Energy Corp., (416) 338-8906, www.enwave.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Thermal Energy,
The project is expected to save conserve over 6.4 million kWh of electricity and $1.7 million in utility costs in its first year.
Over $18 million of tax-exempt financing has been secured for the project.
University of Maryland aims to cut its total energy consumption 20 pct by 2020. (Source: University of Maryland, Maryland Clean Energy Center, Baltimore Bus. Journal, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: Maryland Clean Energy Center, (443) 949-8505, www.mdcleanenergy.org; Constellation, Kelly Biemer, (410) 470-9700, www.constellation.com; University of Maryland, www.umd.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Constellation, Maryland Clean Energy Center,
According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), from 1990 to 2015, California's electric power sector GHG emissions fell by 24 pct, commercial and residential sector emissions declined approximately 14 pct, and industrial emissions sank by 13 pct. Transportation-related emissions decreased from 2007 through 2013 but rose in 2014 and 2015. California's GHG emissions from agriculture and other uses are smaller in magnitude but have more than tripled since 1990.
Overall, the state's total GHG emissions were 2 pct above 1990 levels as of 2015. Approximately 86 pct of the state's GHG emissions were related to energy consumption, according to the EIA. (Source: US EIA, Feb., 2018) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Carbon Emissions, US EIA,
Novozymes claims that during fermentation, Innova Drive produces a higher-performing glucoamylase enzyme. Apparently, this enzyme is twice as effective as glucoamylases produced by other yeast products when it comes to converting sugar into ethanol.
(Source: Noovozymes, Feb., 2018) ,
Contact: Novozymes, Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO, Michael Burns, Biorefining Business Development North America, Peter Halling, VP Biofuel, (919) 496-6926, www.novozymes.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Novozymes, Yeast, Enzymes, Biofuel,
From 2004 to 2015, waste generation in Vietnam increased by about 78.2 pct from 15.6 million tpy to about 27.8 million tpy. To date, only one plant, supported by technical assistance funds and grants, has been built with a capacity to treat 75 tpd of industrial waste and a power generation capacity of 1.93 MW.
(Source: Asian Dev. Bank, OpenGov, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: Asian Development Bank, Michael Trainor, Energy Specialist, +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank , MSW, Municipal Solid Waste, Waste-to-Energy,
"As I wrote at the time about this multi-partner pact, advocating for sound policies and regulations is key to helping drive improvements. That's because even though the companies that signed the agreement are fairly large -- BP, Shell, Eni, Statoil, Total, etc. in addition to ExxonMobil) -- methane emissions constitute a very small fraction of the overall natural gas picture. The correct mix of policies and regulations could help the entire industry raise the bar.
"So what would a framework for jurisdictionally appropriate regulatory action with regard to methane look like?
Ultimately, ExxonMobil thinks it should include:
new wells should follow "green completion" procedures; rules should promote Leak Detection and Repair programs; basic data should be reported to regulatory bodies for consolidation and to underpin a regulatory effort that both encourages and keeps up with continuous technological innovation."
(Source: XTO Energy Blog, ExxonMobil, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: XTO Energy, Sara Ortwein, Pres., www.xtoenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News XTO Energy, Methane, GHG, ExxonMobil,
In 2017, UPM began evaluating the potential of building a smaller biorefinery in Germany to convert woody biomass into materials that can be used in textiles, bottles, composites and plastics. (Source: UPM, Various Media, Reuters, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: UPM Biofuels, Liisa Ranta, Manager Sustainability, +358 40 582 9338, www.upm.com, www.upmbiofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News UPM, Biofuel, UPM Biofuel, Woody Biomass,
The states with the highest average ethanol content in 2016 were Minnesota and Iowa. In Minnesota, the ethanol blending rate was 12.4 pct. About one out of eight gas stations in the state offer E85. Iowa's average ethanol content in 2016 was 11.4 pct, according to EIA data.
States pushing past the 10 pct blending average for the first time in 2016 were Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Texas. The lowest blending rate among the states was 9.43 pct , with blending averages of 10 pct and lower primarily in the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.
(Source: RFA, EIA, CSP News, Feb., 2018)Contact: U.S. EIA, www.eia.gov; RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., CEO,(202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Association, EIA, Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, RFS,
The lease awards Scout the exclusive right to build, own and operate a new wind farm project at the Gonzaga site, a major investment project that is projected to increase the wind farm's production capacity from 16.5 MW to an expected 65-80 MW.
(Source: Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, PR, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: Quinbrook Infrastructure Projects, Shawn Cumberland, Senior Managing Director, (713 )580-8022, www.quinbrook.com; Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, www.scoutcleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Wind, Gonzaga Ridge, Wind, Wind Repowere ,
The Campo Largo 1 site is currently under construction and will begin commercial operations in January 2019 when it will generate sufficient electric power for up to 600,000 inhabitants. The newly announced 360MW Umburanas project has also begun construction, and the first turbines are set to be delivered in 2018.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, WebWire, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: ENGIE Brazil, Eduardo Sattamini, Pres., +55 21 2505 1100, www.engie.com.br/en; GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business, www.ge-energy.com, www.linkedin.com/in/vikas-anand-716a943
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Wind, ENGIE Brazil,
The Bruenning's Breeze facility is powered by 76 Acciona AW-125 3.0 MW turbines that generate sufficient power for approximately 75,000 households.
The deal enabled E.on Climate & Renewables to secure tax equity financing for the wind park in exchange for a partial interest in the facility, E.on said on Monday. It did not provide further details about the transaction, which was completed in December 2017.
(Source: E.ON Climate & Renewables, E.ON, Renewables Now, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: E.ON Climate & Renewables, (312) 923-9463, www.eoncrna.com
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There are now more than 4000 offshore wind turbines operating across 11 countries in Europe.
A further 11 offshore wind farms are under construction, which will add another 2.9GW of installed capacity.
WindEurope adds that the current project pipeline should lead to 25GW installed by 2020, although offshore wind in Europe remains "heavily concentrated" in a small number of countries -- 98 pct in the UK, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.
(Source: WindEurope, renews, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: WindEurope, +32 2 213 1811 / Fax: +32 2 213 1890, email@example.com, www.windeurope.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Wind, WindEurope,
The module concept was developed together with the Fraunhofer CSP in Halle. The institute also provided advice on material selection and is responsible for product and durability testing.
(Source: OPES Solutions, PR, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: OPES Solutions, (985) 845-4477,
Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics, www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/business-areas/photovoltaics/silicon-photovoltaics.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News OPES Solutions, Solar, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics,
The project, which is part o fECRA's long-term carbon capture research project, will test the carbon capture potential of oxyfuel kilns. Oxyfual technology aims to increase the CO2 concentration of the exhaust gas stream, aiding its capture.
The two plants involved in the trial are HeidelbergCement's Colleferro plant in Italy and LafargeHolcim's Retznei plant in Austria. The cost of the project is estimated to be around €80 million of which the cement industry has committed €25 million. Additional funding will be sought from European or national research schemes. (Source: European Cement Research Academy, World Cement, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: European Cement Research Academy, +49 211 2398380, www.ecraonline.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, Cement,
"Right now, clean energy jobs already overwhelm dirty fuels in nearly every state across America, and that growth is only going to continue as clean energy keeps getting more affordable and accessible by the day." -- Michael Brune, Exec Dir., Sierra Club Contact: Sierra Club, www.sierraclub.org/michael-brune
More Low-Carbon Energy News CLean Coal, Coal, Sierra Club,
Initially, MagneGas will hold a 40 pct stake in the joint venture, with the possibility of increasing its equity stake to 70 pct with the balance held by the current principals of Infinite Fuels. Following formation of the joint venture, the new entity will assume 100 pct ownership of Infinite Fuels.
The joint venture will operate in two renewable energy segments. First, Infinite Fuels will launch its biodiesel operations at an existing facility based in northern Germany, currently operating through a public-private partnership. The purpose of this project will be to pilot a government-backed initiative to convert bio-waste to energy. The second initiative will be to launch the first MagneGas2® production facility in Europe. Operations under the new joint venture are expected to launch prior to March 31, 2018. (Source: MagnaGas, StreetInsider, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: MagnGas, Ermanno Santilli, CEO, (727) 934-3448, www.magnegas.com;
Infinite Fuels GmbH, www.innoenergy.com/venture/infinite-fuels-gmbh
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As previously reported, Enerkem's first commercial plant in Edmonton began producing ethanol in September, 2017
The new investment funds will support construction of a second facility in Varennes, Quebec. Construction is slated to get underway this Spring for completion in 18 to 24 months.
Enerkem is also developing a project in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Enerkem's process turns solid waste into methanol.(Source: Enerkem, Montreal Gazette, 6 Feb., 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enerkem.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerkem, Waste-to-Fuel, Methanol, Ethanol,
The program includes interior lighting upgrades to LED at 16 schools and climate automation system for a more cost-effective use of energy. The program will also qualify the school district for over $75,000 in rebates from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The program will save the school district $15,000 per year, a total of $180,000 on its utility bills over the next 12 years. The upgrades at the 16 approved schools are slated to be completed by the end of the year. (Source: Maury County Public Schools, Daily Herald, 4 Feb., 2018)Contact: Maury County Public Schools, www.mauryk12.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News TVA, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
Since 2016, Smart Energy Services has partnered with 200 Irish and UK companies to help deliver more than €55 million in energy savings. (Source: ESB, Irish Examiner, 5 Feb., 2018)Contact: Smart Energy Services, +44 0 1743 871099, email@example.com, www.smart-energy-services.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Energy Services, Energy Efficiency,
The initiative is in line with the City and County of Broomfield's goal of achieving 365 energy-related actions from Broomfield businesses by the end of 2018. An energy-related action can be any number of energy saving activities, such as installing programmable thermostats, on-site solar, an energy audit or participating in an Excel efficiency and or renewable energy program.
Participating businesses, which are encouraged to implement at least one efficiency or renewable energy activity, will gain recognition from the City and County of Broomfield, Broomfield Chamber and Xcel Energy.
(Source: Xcel Energy, City of Broomfield, Feb., 2018) Contact: Xcel Energy Partners in Energy, www.xcelenergy.com/PartnersinEnergy; Invest Broomfield, Mike Van Den Bosch, Senior Economic Development Specialist, www.investbroomfield.com/BEST
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation,
The upgrades, which are at no cost to renters, are part of Hawaii Energy's Energy Smart 4 Homes program, a free energy savings program for multifamily properties. The project is expected to save the city $120,000 annually. According to
Hawaii Energy, its program delivered 141 million kWh first-year savings from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, and 1.76 billion kWh in lifetime energy savings.
(Source: City of Honolulu, Hawaii Electric, Pacific Business News, 5 Feb., 2018))Contact: Hawaii Energy, Brian Kealoha, Exec. Dir, (808) 537-5577, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiienergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaii Energy, Energy Efficiency,
FS Bioenergia is a collaboration between Mato Grosso agribusiness and Summit Agricultural Group which began construction on the corn-based ethanol facility in early 2016, with initial production phase beginning in mid-2017.
For the expansion, FS Bioenergia will use process technologies from Colwich, Kansas-headquartered grain ethanol technology specialist ICM Inc.
(Source: Summit Agricultural Group, CTBR, 31 Jan., 2018)Contact: Summit Agricultural Group, Bruce Rastetter, CEO, (515) 854-9820, www.summitag.com; ICM, Dave VanderGriend, CEO, Issam Stouky, Global Business Development, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com; FS Bioenergia, +55 65 3548 1500, www.fsbioenergia.com.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News Summit Agricultural Group, Ethanol, Brazil Ethanol, FS Bioenergia,
CABBI researchers will focus on: feedstock development, conversion of plants into fuel and the economic and environmental costs of turning plants into fuel.
"CABBI seeks to harness the latest technologies in genomic biology, synthetic biology, and crop sciences to create breakthrough discoveries for sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts," according to IGB Director Gene Robinson.
(Source: The Daily Illini, 30 Jan., 2018) Contact: Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Gene Robinson, Dir., (217) 284-2999, www.igb.illinois.edu;
CABBI, Evan DeLucia, email@example.com, https://cabbi.bio
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biofuel, Bioproducts,
The grant awards ispart of the first year of the Transformative Climate Communities Program administered by the Strategic Growth Council, in coordination with the California Department of Conservation and other state agencies and departments.
(Source: California Strategic Growth Council, City News Service, January 29, 2018) Contact: California Strategic Growth Council, sgc.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Strategic Growth Council, Climate Change,
Each of the facilities six digesters will have a volume of 5,250 cubic metres. As well as two walking floors, four biogas Kreis-Dissolver units are used to process the input materials, including maize, silage, turkey manure and dairy slurry.
Once commissioning at the facility has been completed, the biogas produced will be compressed to bio CNG and sold locally from the plant premises in China.
(Source: EnviTec Biogas, China Daily, February, 2018)Contact: EnviTec Biogas AG, +49 (0) 44 42 / 8016 - 8100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.envitec-biogas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EnviTec, Biogas,
The 1.4 MMgy demonstration-scale facility opened in 2008 and was acquired by BP Biofuels North America in mid-2010. The facility was initially designed to validate cellulosic ethanol technology.
Sale details are
available HERE. (Source: Aaron Equipment Co., Jan., 2018) Contact: Aaron Equipment Co., (630) 350-2200, www.aaronequipment.com; BP, www.bp.com; Verenium Biofuels, www.verenium.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Verenium, Biofuels,
"We need to get some accountability in the RIN market. There is a lot of speculation that goes on with respect to RINs, there are enforcement issues, fraud that occurs ... there is a lot to be done to get accountability and reform in the RIN market.
"Whether or not the EPA can take action to allow sales of E15 year-round. In the past, the EPA has said they could not issue a Reid Vapor Pressure, or the tool used to measure the evaporative emissions of fuel, for E15 for the summer months. Meaning, the fuel couldn't be sold during that time." -- US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt commenting on Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) associated costs and their impact on
a recent Philadelphia refinery bankruptcy.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scott Pruitt, RFS, RINs, Ethanol, Biofuel,
According to Active Energy, CoalSwitch utilises low value waste-wood, pulp mill and saw mill by-products, chemically-treated timber wastes, palm oil residues and a variety of other biomass feedstock to produce a high-calorific, high bulk-density, advanced cellulose based fuel biomass pellet that behaves just like coal, only cleaner. of clean biomass. (Source: Active Energy , Feb., 2018)Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy, CoalSwitch, Woody Biomass, Pellet,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy, CoalSwitch, Woody Biomass, Pellet,
OTM plans to redevelop the shuttered mill into a wood-fiber-based complex comprised of multiple tenants, including the University of Maine's Forest Bioproducts Research Institute Technology (FBRI), which presently occupies 40,000 square feet.
Last May, FBRI conducted a 100-hour demonstration of its continuous processing of 1 tpd of woody biomass into bio chemicals that can be used for biofuels, biochemicals and other advanced materials.
OTM's redevelopment foresees a fully integrated fiber-based campus capitalizing on the mill's energy platform and the region's plentiful woody biomass fiber supply.
According to the OTM release, "This redevelopment is the beginning of what many see as the newest market for Maine's wood fiber, which transforms the cellulose-based, non-edible fiber and wood waste into clean and affordable high-value fuels, chemicals and milled and engineered wood products." (Source: FBRI, MaineBiz, Feb., 2018) Contact: University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute Technology, https://forestbioproducts.umaine.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Wood Pulp,
The DEC also says Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in the state have decreased by 8 pct since 1990, and that Alaska is 40th out of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., for total greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2014, Alaskans contributed roughly 35 million metric tons of carbon and carbon equivalent. Thirty-nine states had higher overall greenhouse gas emissions, with Texas being the highest at almost 650 million metric tons and D.C. the lowest with just a few metric tons.
Each of the states which came in higher in per-capita emissions has a population below 2 million and comparably large amounts of industry. Industry -- 54 pct -- percent) and transportation -- 35 pct -- are Alaska's largest greenhouse gas emitters by sector.
(Source: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Juneau (Alaska) Empire, AP, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, (907) 465-5066, http://dec.alaska.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
Toyo Engineering Corporation will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. Pacifico Energy previously construction and is operating two solar power plants in Okayama and one solar power plant in Osaki City, Miyagi.
(Source: Pacifico Energy, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: Pacifico Energy, 03-4540-7830(Main), email@example.com;
http://www.pacificoenergy.jp/en/; Chubu Electric, www.chuden.co.jp/english
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacifico Energy , Solar, Chubu Electric Power,
Canada is contributing $122 million to be used by WB IFC to "catalyze" private sector investment in renewable energy by offering concessional financing mixed with WD IFC's own account resources to mitigate a variety of risks that can deter private investment in renewable energy.
The Canadian contribution is inline with its commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative. (Source: World Bank IFC, Various Media, PV Tech, 20 Feb., 2018)Contact: World Bank IFC, www.ifc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank IFC, Renewable Energy,
Phazr is a distributed energy storage platform that pairs a single solar panel with a battery pack in a one-on-one ratio and charges directly from the the solar panel so it completely qualifies for the Federal Investment Tax Credit.
Phazr uses JLM Energy's patent-pending Symmetric DC Regulation that enables a solar panel to charge a battery and send power into the home simultaneously. Because Phazr only charges from solar, it qualifies for the 30 pct federal investment tax credit.
Phazr works for residential and commercial applications and can be purchased through JLM's authorized dealer network.
(Source: JLM Energy, Feb., 2018) Contact: JLM Energy, Ellen Howe, (703) 835-5550, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jlmei.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News JLM Energy , Energy Storage,
Under the terms of the agreement, Younicos will replace existing lead-acid batteries with advanced Samsung SDI lithium-ion batteries, which will be managed by Y.Q, Younicos's proprietary control software. Lithium-ion technology will provide a significantly higher usable energy capacity potential, increase the operational lifetime of the system and enable fully automated operation with no manual battery balancing or state-of-charge management needed.
(Source : Younicos Energy, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: Younicos Energy, James P. McDougall, CEO, Philip Hiersemenzel, 011 +49 174 908 8188, (512) 268-8191 -- Austin Texas Office, email@example.com,
www.younicos.com; TerraForm Power, (240) 762-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.terraform.com
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To spur the development of renewable resources, Governor Cuomo announced the state will issue solicitations in 2018 and in 2019 for a combined total of at least 800 MW of offshore wind power, a critical component of the Governor's mandate to generate 50 pct of the state's electricity requirements from renewables by 2030.
Download the full report HERE. Source: NYSERDA, 31 Jan., 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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