The national energy guarantee would involve energy retailers delivering a set level of ready-to-use power in each state to shore up reliability, while also being compelled to meet a lower emissions target. According to acting opposition leader Tanya Plibersek, major business and industry groups support reducing carbon pollution by trading in well-regulated markets.
Abbott was Australia's 28th Prime Minister serving from 18 Sept., 2013 to 15 Sept., 2015. (Source: DailyMail, Australia AP, Others, 2 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Tony Abbott, https://twitter.com/TonyAbbottMHR
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tony Abbot, Australia Carbon Tax, Carbon Credit,
In 2017, the allocated subsidies, which cover the price gap between the biodiesel price and the gasoil price, amounted to IDR 9.6 trillion ($712.3 million), down slightly from IDR 10.6 trillion in 2016.
(Source: Indonesia Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, S&P Global, 3 Jan., 2017)Contact: Indonesia Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry,
Rida Mulyana, Director General of Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy, www.esdm.go.id/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indonesia Biodiesel, Biodiesel Blend,
The market aims to do a cap-and-trade system where companies with larger emissions purchase allocations from companies who emit less. Any company that reaches 26,000 tons of carbon in a year-to-year basis is automatically included in the market. This threshold might be lowered in the future, according to the NDRC.
China aims to cap its emissions by 2030 and greatly reduce its dependence on fossil fuel with the goal of generating 20 pct of their energy from eind, solar and other low-carbon sources, according to the NDRC.
(Source: National Development and Reform Commission, BNEF, GineersNow, 4 Jan., 2018) Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Market, China Carbon Market, National Development and Reform Commission ,
CoalSwitch is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust, thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit.
(Source: Active Energy, ProactiveInvestors, 2 Jan., 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,
The Target provides real-time operational monitoring and analytics with cloud-based solutions and detailed asset management analytics. The company's technology is currently installed in more than 120 buildings spanning over 12 million square-feet.
Kontrol Energy Corp. is a leader in energy efficiency solutions and technology. Through a disciplined mergers and acquisition strategy, combined with organic growth, Kontrol Energy Corp. provides market-based energy solutions to our customers designed to reduce their overall cost of energy while providing a corresponding reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions., according to the company's website.
(Source: Kontrol Energy Corp, PR, 3 Jan., 2018) Contact: Kontrol., Paul Ghezzi, CEO, (905) 766-0400, email@example.com; www.kontrolenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kontrol Energy , Energy Management, Energy Analytic,
According to agriculture.com, "ten years of federal incentives were supposed to encourage investment in cellulosic technologies, but only three plants have been built in the Midwest since 2014.
Cellulosic ethanol is harder to manufacture than grain ethanol because it uses the inedible parts of plants, making it harder for machines to process. Cellulosic companies also faced challenges like finding a steady supply, fluctuating markets, and policy indecision. Of the three major plants in the Midwest, the one in Kansas went up for sale in 2016. DuPont announced in November that it's looking for a buyer to take over its plant in Nevada, Iowa.
(Source: Agriculture.com, KTIC, 29 Dec., 2017) Contact: Successful Farming/Agriculture.com, www.agriculture.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic Ethanol, Biofuels, Ethanol,
According to Brussels-headquartered BIC, Europe's bio-industries -- chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, paper, textile, biofuels and bioenergy -- employ approximately 3.3 million people and have annual turnover of € 674 billion. (Source: Bio-based Industries Consortium, Bioplastics, 3 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Bio-based Industries Consortium, www.bioconsortium.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioplastic, Ethanol, Bioethanol,
The company installed its high-capacity energy efficiency and energy storage system intelligent building system (IBS) along with photovoltaics (PV) and smart meters, lighting and heating occupancy detectors, electric blinds controlling natural light and light emitting diodes, which are controlled by BEMS in its R&D headquarters and realized a 70 pct cost savings, according to the company.
LSIS's energy efficiency system analyzes a building's overall electronics, energy consumption and variable energy spending patterns according to the use of renewable energy sources, weather and time. (Source: LS Industrial Systems , Korea Times, 28 Dec., 2017)
Contact: LS Industrial Systems , (224) 352-2265 -- US Office, www.lsis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
Although the University of Bristol process is currently able to produce a few hundred grams of butanol from beer, researchers predict the fuel can be used on an industrial scale within 5 years.
According to lead researcher
Professor Duncan Wass, "Alcoholic drinks are an ideal model for industrial ethanol fermentation broths as ethanol for fuel is essentially made using a brewing process. If our technology works with alcoholic drinks -- especially with beer which is the best model -- then it shows it has the potential to be scaled up to make butanol as a petrol replacement on an industrial scale.
However, the point is not for beer to become the main source of transport fuel, but rather for it to offer important lessons learned for the butanol technology to be further developed."
(Source: University of Bristol, UN Climate Action, 2 Jan., 2018) Contact: University of Bristol, Professor Duncan Wass, www.wassresearchgroup.com/people/duncan-wass
More Low-Carbon Energy News Butanol, Drop-In Fuel, Biobutanol, Biofuel, Ethanol, Alternative Fuel,
IndianOil Corporation Ltd is India's largest commercial enterprise. The IndianOil Group of companies owns and operates 10 of India's 20 refineries. Besides, the corporation supplies Indane Gas to over 47.5 million households through a network of 4990 Indian distributors.(Source: Indian Oil Corp., BW Online Bureau, , 28 Dec., 2017) Contact: Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation , Cellulosic Ethanol,
A PDF report sample and details are available HERE.
(Source: Market Reports World, PR, SATPRNEWS, 30 Dec., 2017) Contact: Market Reports World, (408) 520-9750, +44 (020) 3289 7501, www.marketreportsworld.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Cellulosic, Bioethanol, Biofuel,
The new facility will reportedly integrate ingot, wafer, cell and module processes, as well as feature Hanwha Q CELLS' Q.ANTUM high-efficiency solar cell technology.
Hanwha-Kalyon will also establish on-site R&D centre in the region to carry out various projects in solar technology. Upon completion, the facility will produce modules to build the 1,000MW (AC) solarpower plant Konya-Karapinar (Source: Hanwha, Kalyon Energi, PowerTechnology, 2 Jan., 2017)Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS, www.q-cells.us; Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com; Kalyon, www.kalyongrup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanwha Q, Solar Cell, Solar,
Upon completion, the facility is expected to be the largest in the world. Delivery and construction is slated for the end of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals.
The cost of energy generated with the Wello Penguin is competitive compared to offshore wind energy, according to Wello. Wello's patented "Penguin" wave energy converter floats on the water surface and can work in harsh ocean conditions.(Source: Wello, Clean Energy 1 Jan., 2018) Contact: Wello Oy, Heikki Paakkinen, CEO, +358 9 888 4881, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wello.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wello, Wave Energy,
TenneT's proposed artificial island is intended to serve as a hub for wind farms and is expected to cut operating costs and allow the use of the far cheaper alternating current connections.
TenneT's idea, dubbed the North Sea Infrastructure, would ideally be of modular construction and be built sometime between 2030 and 2050, according to the website.
(Source: TenneT, WindEurope, .Xinhua| , 1 Jan., 2018) Contact: TenneT, 011 +31 (0) 26 373 1112, www.tennet.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tennet, Offshore Wind, Wind,
Yes Bank was the first bank in India to launch a green bond back in February 2015. The bank has raised at least $250 million through three green bond issues in collaboration with International Finance Corporation and FMO, the development bank of Netherlands. (Source: Yes Bank, EIB, CleanTechnica, 1 Jan., 2017) Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org;
YES Bank, Rana Kapoor, CEO, www.yesbank.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Yes Bank, European Investment Bank, Wind, Solar, India Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
Capstone currently owns, operates and develops thermal and renewable power generation facilities in North America with a total installed capacity of net 541 megawatts.
(Source: Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, PR, 1 Jan., 2017) Contact: Capstone Infrastructure Corp., Andrew Kennedy, CFO, (416) 649-1300
More Low-Carbon Energy News Capstone Infrastructure, Wind,
The €1.4 billion Wikinger wind project can generate sufficient energy for 350,000 homes and offset an estimated 600,000 tpy of CO2 emissions.
The Wikinger offshore wind farm incorporates 70 AD 5-135 turbines manufactured by Adwen. According to Adwen, the turbines are made up of a 222 ton nacelle, 443ft diameter rotor, 254ft long blades, and a 246ft high tower.
Iberdrola is presently developing the 714-MW East Anglia One wind farm in the UK North Sea with an investment of £2.5 billion. (Source: Iberdrola, EBR, 1 Jan., 2017)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, Frank Burkhartsmeyer, CEO, (503) 796-7000, http://iberdrolarenewables.com; Adwen Offshore, David Guiu, CCO, email@example.com, www.adwenoffshore.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Wind, Offshore Wind, Adwen,
The LED lights dim to 20 pct of capacity when vehicles or pedestrians are not present and rise to full brightness as vehicles approach. The energy saving light system reportedly saves 2,100 kWh per week. (Source: MailOnline, 1 Jan., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED, Street Light,
Canadian Solar has a EPC contract to complete the construction of the Oakey 2 Solar Farm as well as a 2 year O&M services contractfor the Oakey 2 Solar Farm which is expected to begin commercial operation in November 2018. Once operational, the project will generate approximately 138,800 MWh of clean solar power per year powering over 23,000 homes in Queensland.(Source: Canadian Solar Inc., PR, 2 Jan., 2018)Contact: Canadian Solar, Dr. Shawn Qu, CEO, www.canadiansolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Canadian Solar,
The EC requested each member state to produce and submit a draft integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate covering the period 2021-2030, with binding commitments on carbon emissions reduction, adoption of renewables and energy efficiency. Following review and inclusion of additional measures that may be requested by the EC, the binding plan should be submitted by January 1, 2019. In order to meet the goals of the EU energy roadmaps for 2030 and 2050, national plans are to be updated every five years, with the first update by January 1, 2024, with integrated national energy and climate progress reports to be submitted every two years.
National plans are required to demonstrate how they will contribute to achieving the EU targets of a 40 pct reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 in comparison to 1990, and achieving 27 pct renewable energy mix and a 27 pct increase in overall energy efficiency.
(Source: EU, Cyprus Mail Online, 30 Dec., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Paris, GHGs Climate Agreement, Renerable Energy, Energy Efficiency,
While Bend's total energy consumption rose in conjunction with the city's rapid growth, energy use per household fell by 1.8 pct during the challenge period when
more than 3,200 homes in Bend installed a total of 46,839 energy-saving LED light bulbs with help from the Energy Challenge.
(Source: City of Bend, Bend Bulletin, 26 Dec., 2017)
Contact: City of Bend, Gillian Ockner, Senior Policy Analyst, (541) 388-5505, www.bendoregon.gov; Georgetown University Energy Prize, https://guep.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Georgetown University Energy Prize Challenge,
The DPER plan calls for emissions credit trading, energy-efficiency grants, near zero-energy building standards, renewable electricity support schemes.
The DPER plan also calls for additional capital support for public transport, infrastructure for urban cycling and walking, a renewable heat incentive scheme, and an electric vehicle purchase grant scheme.
(Source: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, The Times, 31 Dec., 2017)Contact: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, +353 1 676 7571, +353 1 678 9936
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change Mitigation,
The designation qualifies the town for an initial $137,250 in grant funding and for future grants to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The funds support energy reduction projects that should save the town and taxpayers money.
Wellesley's first grant application will include an exterior LED lighting project and an audit of the Town's water and wastewater treatment equipment and operations.
Almost half of the municipalities in Massachusetts have earned a Green Communities designation.
(Source: Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee, Swellsley, 30 Dec., 2017) Contact: City of Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee, (781) 431-1019 x2229, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wellesleyma.gov; Mass. DER Green Communities, www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-division
More Low-Carbon Energy News Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Carbon Emissions, Energy Efficiency,
The new system is able to reach an average of 510 Joules per gam with a maximum of 690, while the previous high-energy storage density achieved in a polymeric system was in the range of 200 Joules per gram.
According to the researchers, if energy storage density improves, possible applications for the new technology could include solar energy storage.
(Source: Univ. Massachusetts Amherst, Scientific Reports, R&D, 29 Dec., 2017) Contact: Univ. Mass. Amherst, Chemistry Prof. Dhandapani Venkataraman, (413)545-2028, email@example.com, www.umass.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Massachusetts Amherst , Energy Storage,
Sen. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland), one of the bill's architects, said recent changes will ensure that rural Oregonians see the benefits of revenue generated by the program.
According to Denbow, funds would first go to businesses affected by the policy change, followed by 60 pct of revenue going to communities most affected by climate change, 20 pct to carbon-sequestration projects, and the remaining 20 pct to projects aimed at cutting greenhouse-gas emissions.
(Source: Oregon News Service, 1 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The SLS LEEP program is offered in partnership with Innovest Energy Group, one of the largest commercial financing companies in the USA.
(Source: Innovest Energy Group, PR,
Contact: Innovest Global Group, Dan Martin, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.innovestglobal.com;
Spotlight Growth, www.SpotlightGrowth.com;
Shepherd Lighting Solutions, www.shepardlighting.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovest, Energy Efficient Light, Shepherd Lighting Solutions,
According to Chris Menges with the city's climate action department, "Even with a ton of action, 10 years of really driven action in Aspen, with our growth, it only reduced emissions 7 pct. That's only a fraction of the ultimate goal."
The city's new climate action plan incorporates 46 action items including a commitment to work collaboratively with other regional governments, businesses, and utilities.
(Source: City of Aspen, Aspen Public Radio, 2 Jan., 2017) Contact: City of Aspen, Chris Menges, (970) 429-1798, www.cityofaspen.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The grant funded projects include technical assistance to communities in managing recycling and waste disposal including anaerobic digestion facilities and others.
(Source: Mass EPA, CapeCod.com , 31 Dec., 2017)
Contact; Environmental Protection 2017 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, www.mass.gov/how-to/sustainable-materials-recovery-program-smrp-municipal-grants
More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion, Biomass,
The JRC Energy efficiency and GHG emissions: Prospective Scenarios for the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry study suggests innovative energy technologies that it claims can significantly cut GHG carbon emissions without hindering the sector's growth. The inference is built on a model reckoning for fuel prices, GHG remittance and the payback period of technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP) and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The JRC study establishes 26 key chemical products gauging for 75 pct of the industry's aggregate energy utilization and for a major part of its GHG emissions. Source: EU Joint Research Center, Chemicals News, 2 Jan., 2017)Contact:
EU Joint Research Center, https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/joint-research-centre_en
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU Joint Research Center, Carbon Emissions,
In addition to the LED conversion project, the facility participates in several other sustainability initiatives including hosting a rooftop solar generating power plant that produces enough energy to power 12-14 homes annually.
Source: PCC, Trade Show News Network, 2 Jan., 2017) Contact: APS, David Werth, Energy Efficiency Programs Manager, www.aps.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service, LED Light, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
"Thanks to the RFS, billions of dollars have been invested into making America the global leader in biofuel production. That's why President Trump promised legions of Midwest voters that he would revitalize the rural economy and spur growth in rural towns by expanding the biofuels market. Since then, the president's support for the RFS (Renewable Fuels Standard) has been rock solid, helping turn around three straight years of falling farm income under the previous administration. Without the RFS, this would never be possible."
"The RFS makes crystal clear economic sense, and it remains vital to U.S. energy security." -- U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) (Source: Washington Examiner, NewsMax, 2 Jan., 2017) Contact: Sen. Rick Santorum, https://twitter.com/ricksantorum?lang=en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, RFS,
The company is seeking $3 million in grant funding from the US DOE and has secured funding from an unnamed investor to construct a pilot plant that will use actual waste gas from a power plant or chemical factory, and capture 1,000 kg per day of carbon emissions.
Innovator Energy LLC, Next Big Future, December, 2017) Contact:
Innovator Energy LLC, Ethan Novak, CEO, www.innovatorenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, Innovator Energy,
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In the release, Billiton Chief External Affairs Officer, Geoff Healy noted: "This review makes clear the principles for our ongoing participation in industry bodies. While we won't always agree with our industry associations, we will continue to call out material differences where they exist and we will take action where necessary, as we have done today. Importantly, we will also continue to communicate our own views directly to investors, governments and civil society and will redouble our efforts to engage, clearly and constructively, with our industry associations to positively influence the position they take on matters important to our Company."
According to the International Energy Association (IEA) every country, except India, cut its coal consumption in 2016.
(Source: BHP Billiton, PR, Various Media, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com; World Coal Alliance, www.worldcoal.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News BHP Billiton, World Coal Alliance , Coal, Climate Change,
The directive acknowledges construction in seven Southern Europe countries -- Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain -- have subtle construction and climate differences that make it difficult to directly compare nZEB regulations and programs.
The directive also recognizes sociological and technological barriers hampering the retrofitting of existing buildings or development of new nZEBs. The directive also notes "the poor training of practically all the players, starting with the administration, including construction workers, and going right up to citizens, constitutes a huge human chain in which there is still a lack of understanding about what nZEBs are and how to achieve them." (Source: University of the Basque Country, PR, Dec., 2017) Contact: University of the Basque Country, Juan María Hidalgo, Study Co-author,
+34 946 01 20 00, www.ehu.eus/es
More Low-Carbon Energy News Zero-Energy Building, Energy Efficiency,
The research report on the global biodiesel anticipates the market to witness robust growth. It is estimated to increase to 6.9 pct CAGR between the forecast period 2017 and 2026. The global biodiesel market by the end of 2026 is estimated to reach US$ 64,497.4 million revenue.
The global biodiesel market is divided into the application, feedstock type, and region. Based on the feedstock type, the market segment includes animal fats, yellow grease, canola oil, distillers corn oil, and soybean oil. Among these, soybean oil is expected to witness significant growth in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period 2017-2026.Based on the application, the market is segmented into power generation, agriculture, fuel, and others. Fuel is expected to witness the highest growth in terms of market volume in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period 2017-2026.
Geographically, Europe is expected to be the largest region in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period. Germany and France are the biggest producers of biodiesel in Europe. Europe also consumes more diesel and biodiesel than petrol. Meanwhile, the supply and demand for biodiesel are gradually increasing at the same level. The current energy taxation regime in Europe also supports biodiesel over ethanol.
Report preview and details HERE.
(Source: Transparency Market Research, PR, Dec, 2017) Contact: Transparency Market Research,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
INL's process uses specialized liquid materials that renders CO2 soluble and allows the carbon capture medium to be directly added into a cell for electrochemical conversion to syngas. When syngas can be created from captured CO2 at substantial current densities, it increases the process chances for industrial application.
The INL researchers have applied for a provisional patent and are in talks with a Boston area company involved in electrochemical technology R&D, according to the INL release.
(Source: INL. Dec., 2017) Contact:
INL, (866) 495-7440, www.inl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Syngas, Carbon Capture, GHG, Greenhouse Gas, Idaho National Lab,
According to the report, zero-energy building construction retrofitting practices are common in the global construction industry. The aim is to utilize only as much energy as buildings produce onsite through renewable energy systems.
Access report details and information HERE. (Source: Research and Markets, PR, Dec., 2017) Contact:
Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
(800) 526-8630, www.researchandmarkets.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Research and Markets, Zerp-Energy Building, Energy Efficiency,
The awards will come from the province's Climate Leadership Plan.
(Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Bioenergy Producers Group, Biomass Mag., Others, Dec. 20, 2017) Contact: Alberta Environment and Parks, http://aep.alberta.ca/climate-change/programs-and-services/bioenergy-producer-program.aspx; Alberta Climate Leadership Plan, www.alberta.ca/documents/climate/climate-leadership-report-to-minister.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Bioenergy Producers Group, Bioenergy, Biofuel,
The study identified biofuels, biochemicals and other areas of focus and development, but made no recommendations on the location or funding of the proposed Bioscience Development Center.
According to BHP's climate change specialist Dr.Fiona Wild, "Although CCS and its component processes have successfully been demonstrated, more needs to be done to make it economically viable for wide deployment. In the nearer term, industry and government must work together to develop pilot projects, demonstration plants and 'first of a kind' commercial scale CCS operations." (Source: BHP Billiton, The Australian, BHP Website, Feb., 2017) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com
Notable Quote: "We have knowledge of geology, markets and economics, so there's probably something we can bring to the table here in terms of our understanding around CCS to try to push this technology down the cost curve so it can be more readily available at scale and affordable costs." -- Fiona Wild, BHP VP Sustainability and Climate Change.
More Low-Carbon Energy News BHP Billiton, CCS, Carbon Capture, Coal,
Bio-based hydrocarbon fuels exhibit similar performance features to commonly used petroleum-based fuels but with decreases in particulate matter and other air quality linked emissions. Certain bio-based jet fuels, like GEVO's ATJ, have the prospect to enhance performance, like offering increased energy density which turns into better mileage, according to GEVO.(Source: GEVO, GE Aviation, US Markets Daily, 20 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com; FAA CLEEN, www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=20994
More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO, GE Aviation, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel,
"The signatories of this letter represent companies from all segments of the biomass-based diesel value chain, including production, blending, distribution, marketing and consumption of biodiesel, renewable diesel and renewable aviation fuels. We share the view that extending the biodiesel tax incentive is consistent with sound tax, energy and economic policy. A seamless, multi-year extension of this worthwhile tax incentive will help create jobs, reduce fuels costs, diversify the nation's energy supply and bolster domestic energy production.
"The biodiesel industry is interested in consistency and durability as it relates to the biodiesel tax credit, which we hope to see reinstated this year. This letter shows how important that credit is to a broad range of industries. Tens of thousands of U.S. jobs in manufacturing, agriculture, trucking and other industries are at risk. The clock is ticking, and we hope that Congress acts quickly to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit."
(Source: National Biodiesel Board, PR, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: National Biodiesel Board, (800) 841-5849, www.biodiesel.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Biodiesel Tax Credit, NBB,
The 40-turbine, 120 MW Khalladi wind farm will produce approximately 380 GWh per year -- sufficient power for of a city of 400,000 inhabitants.
The MAD 1.7 billion ($180.4 million) Khaliadi wind farm project was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in collaboration with the Clean Technology Fund and the BMCE bank. (Source: ACWA, PR, Monacco World News, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: ACWA Power,
+966 11 2835555, www.acwapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ACWA Power, Wind,
Rapeseed oil accounts for more than 60 pct of vegetable oil use in biodiesel production in the EU. The study forecasts biofuel demand for vegetable oils would fall from 10.5 million tpy in 2017-18 to 9.1 million tpy in 2030-31.
(Source: UkrAgroConsult, Black Sea Grain, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: UKrAgroConsult,
(38 (044) 451-46-34,
+38 (044) 220-52-42 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.blackseagrain.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Biofuel, Rapeseed, Oilseed ,
Halo Energy plans to incorporate this technology into its small-scale sub-10-kW turbines for on-site-generation on telecommunications towers, offshore oil & gas rigs, commercial and industrial facilities, and mobile power plants.
Unlike conventional open-bladed 5-kW wind turbines that have rotor diameters greater than five meters, Halo Energy's "hooded" 5-KW turbine will have a 3.5-meter diameter allowing it to be sited where other turbines cannot. (Source: Halo Energy, Windpower, 19 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Halo Energy, Vin Loccisano, CEO, www.halo.energy; Ogin Inc., https://ca.linkedin.com/company/flodesign-wind-turbine
More Low-Carbon Energy News FloDesign Wind Turbine, Halo Energy, Wind Turbine,