Georgia Tech earned the rebate by completing various energy efficiency upgrades including upgrading central water chillers, replacing existing motors with high efficiency inverter rated motors and conversions of condenser water pumps, and others. The upgrades are expected to save Georgia Tech more than 16 million kWh annually.
Georgia Power has awarded more than $44 million in rebates through the Commercial Energy Efficiency program since the program's inception in 2011. (Source: Georgia Power, PR, Various Media, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Georgia Power, www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings
More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia Power, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
The RGGI market-based cap-and-trade program sets limits on CO2 emissions in the nine RGGI member states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. RGGI member state power generators can buy and sell emission allowances under the program which can give a financial boost to cleaner renewable energy sources.
RGGI notes that since its 2009 inception, carbon pollution is down 40 pct, electricity prices are down 3 pct, and RGGI member state economies have grown by 25 pct, none of which is directly or solely attributable to RGGI.
(Source: MPR, RGGI, 17 July., 2017) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, RGGI, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Cap-and-Trade,
Christie withdrew his state from RGGI in 2011 on the grounds that it was ineffective and a tax on utility customers. Since then, he has blocked and discouraged all legislative efforts to rejoin RGGI.
When it was a RGGI member, New Jersey received over $100 million from the program, much of which was diverted to prop-up the state budget or fund other programs.
(Source: NJ Spotlight, Others, 13 JUly, 2017) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.orgy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Chis Christie, RGGI, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
According to the study, the newest generation commercial vehicles have saved 4.2 billion gallons of diesel fuel and reduced 43 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 21 million tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 1.2 million tons of particulate matter.
Since 2011, U.S. diesel trucks were required to meet NOx emissions of no more than 0.2 grams per brake horse-power hour. This is in addition to particulate emissions levels of no more than 0.01 grams per brake horse-power hour set in 2007.
(Source: Diesel Technology Forum, American Shipper, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Diesel Technology Forum, Allen Schaeffer, Exec. Dir., (301) 668-7230, email@example.com www.dieselforum.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Emissions, Diesel Technology Forum, nitrogen oxides,
Subscriptions to the program will be available without a credit check, long-term commitment or up-front payments.
The program will include a free home energy audit to identify and install low-cost energy efficiency measures and provide energy conservation tips. Pending approvals, the program is expected to launch in 2018. (Source: Xcel Energy, EL&P, Others, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy-Minnesota, www.xcelenergy.com; Energy CENTS Coalition, (651) 774-9010, www.energycents.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Garden, Community Solar, Energy Efficiency,
According to the report, there was a 12 pct fall in global energy investment in 2016, but equally significant is the fact that clean energy spending claimed a record 43 pct share of all expenditures.
The IEA calculates that $1.7 trillion was invested in the global energy sectors in 2016 -- 2.2 pct of global GDP. Spending on the electricity sector outstripped investment in gas, oil and coal supply for the first time ever – marking a notable tilt away from traditional thermal energies towards renewables and nuclear.
The U.S., meanwhile, accounted for 16 pct of global energy spending despite registering a sharp decline in oil and gas investment. With China, India and the U.S. cutting back on thermal power investment, carbon emissions stagnated in 2016 for the third year in a row, the IEA report found.
(Source: IEA, 11 July, 2017)Contact: International Energy Agency, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy,
InnoEnergy backed projects typically have an overall cost of €500,000 to €50 million of which InnoEnergy funds from 20 - 80 pct with an average of 61 pct.
InnoEnergy has supported over 90 renewables and other energy related projects totaling €170.5 million since 2011.
(Source: InnoEnergy, PV Mag. 11 July, 2017) Contact: InnoEnergy, Diego Pavia, CEO, www.innoenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News InnoEnergy, Renewable Energy,
Schneider Electric, which performed a facility energy audit and recommended: extensive interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades; heat pump replacements, and others.
The project received a $1.1 million grant fund California's Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act which provides approximately $550 million "to improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools." according to information on the Prop 39 page. An additional $2.7 million was provided by the Santa Paula district via an energy savings contract that offsets the cost of the upgrades with future operational and utility cost savings. (Source: T.H.E. Journal, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Santa Paula United School District, www.santapaulaunified.org;
Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Schneider Electric,
The project intellectual property will be owned on a 50/50 basis with the university and the Company. The project is funded over a two-year period by the Company contributing $10,000.00 per year and an NSERC grant for $100,000.00. The Company also provides "in kind" services and materials to the project.
(Source: Saint Jean Carbon Inc., NASDAQ, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Saint Jean Carbon,
Paul Ogilvie, CEO and Director, (905) 844-1200,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Saint Jean Carbon , Energy Storage,
"We remain collectively committed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through, among others, increased innovation on sustainable and clean energies and energy efficiency, and work towards low greenhouse-gas emission energy systems.
"We take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris (Climate) Agreement. The United States of America announced it will immediately cease the implementation of its current nationally-determined contribution and affirms its strong commitment to an approach that lowers emissions while supporting economic growth and improving energy security needs.
"We reiterate the importance of fulfilling the UNFCCC commitment by developed countries in providing means of implementation including financial resources to assist developing countries with respect to both mitigation and adaptation actions in line with Paris outcomes and note the OECD's report Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth.
"We reaffirm our strong commitment to the Paris Agreement, moving swiftly towards its full implementation in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances and, to this end, we agree to the G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth."
Of all the buildings surveyed, 10.3 pct have ENERGY Star labels while 4.7 pct are LEED certified.
Chicago is at the head of the list in this year's survey of green office buildings with 66 percent of its office space having green certifications. The index shows Atlanta in third place with 55.1 pct green office buildings followed by Houston in fourth with 53.2 pct and Minneapolis/St. Paul in fifth with 50.9 pct follwed by Los Angeles, Denver, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Manhattan NYC.
Access the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index HERE. (Source: CBRE, Curbed Atlanta, 10 July, 2017) Contact:
Maastricht University, www.maastrichtuniversity.nl; CBRE, www.cbre.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CBRE, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, LEED Certification, ENERGY Star,
SinBerBEST is a research entity under the National Research Foundation (NRF) CREATE Programme. It is hosted by the University of California Berkeley (UCB), with National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as main partners. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Since its launch in 2009, ZEB has delivered a net zero energy performance for seven continuous years, producing more energy than it consumes with a net surplus of between 7- 9 pct achieved on a yearly basis. The energy efficiency of ZEB will be enhanced to achieve a further 20 pct improvement over the current level and achieve an overall energy surplus of at least 40 pct with the upgrading of the existing solar PV system and savings from the smart technologies including: high-performance dimmable lighting fixtures and controls; demand controlled ventilation; plug loads management system; double skin building facade; wifi-based occupancy monitoring system and various and others.
(Source: Singapore Building and Construction Authority , 11 July, 2017)
Contact: Singapore Building and Construction Authority, Hugh Lim, CEO, +65 6534 0219, www.bca.gov.sg
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sero Energy Building, Energy Efficiency,
Since 2006, the company has cut its GHG footprint by approximately 37 pct -- an amount equivalent to powering 5,218 homes for one year, according to the EPA.
(Source: CA Technologies, BusinessWire, SYS-CON 11 July, 2017) Contact: CA Technologies, Erica Christensen, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, www.ca.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CA Technologies, GHGs, Carbon Emissions, Greenhouse Gas,
SynTech's BioMax advanced thermal conversion of biomass and other waste materials systems are modular and scalable for electrical output from 165 kW up to 1 MW. They can be powered by a variety of biomass and waste materials, such as wood chips, nut shells, and fruit pits. The systems are fully automated, can be operated and controlled remotely, and neither use nor produce water.
In addition to BioMax, SynTech's technologies include FluiMax, a fluidized bed gasification system suitable for larger applications and processing a wider range of waste materials, and LiquiMax, a proprietary Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids technology for producing liquid fuels from natural gas and waste-derived gases. (Source: SynTech Bioenergy, PR, 10 July, 2017)Contact: SynTech Bioenergy LLC, Jason Erickson, (360) 869-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.syntechbioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SynTech Bioenergy, Biomass,
Hickenlooper said the state will increase its renewable energy usage goals and cut greenhouse gas emissions by one-fourth while keeping energy affordable or even cutting the cost by increasing building energy efficiency and eliminating the need for additional power generation stations.(Source: AP, SF Chronicle, Various Media, 11 July, 2017)
Contact: Office of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, www.colorado.gov/governor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, U.S. Climate Alliance, Paris Climate Agreement,
Vivaldi Springtime is a "Qualified Facility" under U.S. law.
Construction is expected to get underway this year with commercial operations slated for mid 2018. (Source: Pattern, PNE Wind, 12 July, 2017) Contact: PNE Wind USA, Ron Flax-Davidson, Chairman & CEO, www.pnewindusa.com;
Windkraft Nord USA, www.wkn-ag.de/en; Pattern Energy, Pattern Development, Mike Garland , CEO, Pres., Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Pattern Development,
The Siemens/AES announcement follows AES' deal to build a 100MW/400MWh battery system in Southern California, which would be tied to a new, 1,284 MW combined-cycle natural gas generator which is expected to be online by 2020. The storage is expected to be online by 2021. (Source: Siemens, AES Corp., ARS Technica, 11 July, 2017) Contact: AES Corporation, www.aes.com; Siemens, http://w3.siemens.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens, AES Corporation, Utility-Scale Battery, Energy Storgae,
The plant, which is expected to have a 500 KW manufacturing capacity expandable to 1.5 GW,
is the company's first new blade manufacturing site since it was acquired by GE Renewable Energy earlier this year. (Source: LM Wind Power, PR, PEI, 11 July, 2017)Contact: LM Wind Power, Alexis Crama, V.P. Offshore, Marc de Jong, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lmwindpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power, Wind Blade,
According to POET official Matt Merritt, that level will curtail any progress for the advanced biofuel industry. Merritt
said the EPA needs to give advanced biofuel investors certainty going forward and the best way to do that is through aggressive volume levels.
Merritt says POET will be submitting comments on the 2018 RFS volume level proposal and asking for increased numbers in the final rule,
according to WNAX (Source: POET, WNAX, 12 July, 2017)
Contact: POET, Matt Merritt, (316) 303-1380, www.ethanolproducts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, RFS, Cellulosic Ethanol,
The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates research and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and innovative solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security and economic vitality, while preserving our natural resources. The Bioenergy Technologies Office contributes to EERE's mission by working with industry, academia, and national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research in algal biofuels technologies. (Source: US DOE, 11 July, 2017) Contact: DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, https://energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy; Bioenergy Technologies Office , https://energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office;
Lumen Bioscience Inc., www.lumenbioscience.com; Sapphire Energy Inc., www.sapphireenergy.com; Global Algae Innovations, www.globalgae.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algal Biofuels, Algae, Biofuel, Sapphire Energy, Lumen Bioscience ,
"Methane is a biofuel commonly used in electricity generation and is produced by fermenting organic material. The process can traditionally take anywhere from weeks to months to complete, but with my collaborators from Europe and Australia we've discovered a new biomass pre-treatment technique that can cut that production time nearly in half," Prof. Eskicioglu claims.
Starting with materials commonly found in agricultural or forestry waste -- including wheat straw, corn husks and Douglas fir bark -- Eskicioglu compared traditional fermentation processes with their new technique and found that Douglas fir bark in particular could produce methane 172 pct faster than before, Eskicioglu says.
The new process pre-treats the initial organic material with carbon dioxide at high temperatures and pressures in water before the whole mixture is fermented. The new pre-treatment process uses equipment and materials that are already widely available at an industrial scale, so retrofitting existing bioreactors or building new miniaturized ones could be done cheaply and easily.
In addition to producing biogas faster and cheaper, Eskicioglu says her new technique may also make methane production safer, Eskicioglu explains.
(Source: University of British Columbia Okanagan , Public Relase,
Contact: UBC Okanagan School of Engineering. Assoc. Prof., Cigdem Eskicioglu, Nathan Skolski
Associate Director, Public Affairs , (250) 807-9926 , email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Bioreactor,
The project's concrete gravity based foundations (GBFs) and are being installed using a new "float and submerge" method -- the first time this method has been used for offshore wind turbines. Designed and built by Royal BAM Group in the Neptune dry dock on the River Tyne, the 15,000 tonne GBFs are being floated into position at sea and submerged onto the seabed to provide the support structures that act as the foundations for the installation of the wind turbines.
The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project will utilize five MHI Vestas V164 , 8.3 MW turbines and is being built by EDF Energy Renewables, a 50-50 UK joint venture between EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy. (Source: EDF Renewables, BAM Nutall , BDaily, 11 July, 2017) Contact: BAM Nutall, +44 (0)1276 63484, firstname.lastname@example.org,
EDF Energy Renewables , Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy Renewables, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The standard is set to help those who fund life-changing climate and development projects around the world -- including corporates, impact investors and government bodies -- measure the full range of benefits they have contributed to and report credible, verified impacts to their customers and other stakeholders. It is also anticipated that the best practice standard will protect businesses against accusations of "green-washing" as well as open up new avenues of funding for large-scale programmes, like green infrastructure and sustainable supply chain interventions around the world.
Gold Standard sets the best practice benchmark for climate projects, ensuring the highest levels of environmental integrity and sustainable development in carbon markets. To accelerate progress toward the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, Gold Standard will now certify a range of independently-verified SDG Impacts in addition to its flagship carbon credits. (Source: Gold Standard, PR, 10 July, 2017) Contact: Gold Standard, Marion Verles, CEO
+41 22 788 7080, www.goldstandard.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Credits, Gold Standard, Climate Change Mitigation,
As we reported on 27 March, Vega Biofuels has entered into a five year Reseller Agreement to provide its Biochar product to legal cannabis growers in Alaska where individual residents are allowed to grow cannabis plants in their homes. The new "Big Bucket of Char" is aimed at those and other small growers.
Biochar is an absorbent charcoal-type product primarily used as a soil enhancement for the agricultural industry to significantly increase crop yields. (Source: Vega Biofuels, PR, 13 July, 2017) Contact: Vega Biofuels,
(800) 481-0186, email@example.com, www.vegabiofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vega Biofuels, Biochar,
The bill would remove the Section 45Q tax credit, a cap on the amount of captured carbon that can qualify for the tax credit, and increase the federal reimbursement for carbon capture storage and re-utilization.
The government currently offers a $20 per ton metric tax credit for carbon stored underground, and a $10 credit per metric ton for carbon captured and used for enhanced oil recovery. The legislation would increase the credits to $50 and $35 per ton, respectively.
Morning Consult, Other Media, 12 July, 2017)Contact: North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, www.heitkamp.senate.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, CCS, EnhancedOil Recovery, COs, Carbon Emissions,
Biodiesel is primarily made from Indiana's second largest cash crop, soybean oil.
(Source: HoosierAg, CountryMark, WFIE, 12 July, 2017) Contact: CountryMark Charlie Smith, Pres., (812) 759-9440, www.countrymark.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CountryMark, Soybean Oil, Biodiesel,
Presently, the largest operating solar project in the Southern Hemisphere is the 104-MW Nyngan Solar Plant in western NSW. (Source: Photon Energy, ABC, 7 July, 2017) Contact: Photon Energy, Michael Gartner, Dir.,
Georg Hotar, CEO, +31 202 402 570, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://en.photonenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Photon Energy , Solar,
. Accredited institutions help the GCF deploy funds to developing countries by assisting national institutions develop proposals and receiving funds from the GCF on their behalf. As of March, 2016, the GCF had accredited 22 entities including Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Credit Agricole and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU).
In terms of its mandate, the GCF aims for a 50-50 funding balance between adaptation and mitigation.
(Source: Green Climate Fund, Climate Homes, 10 July, 2017) Contact: UN Green Climate Fund, +82 32 458 6059, email@example.com, www.greenclimate.fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Fund,
The plan is designed to tackle the effects of global warming on the island's Marine and Coastal Zone Ecosystem. The document gives an overview of the causes and threats posed by global warming, parameters for monitoring and recording those threats and possible mitigating suggestions to the effects caused by climate change to the coastal and marine environment, which are most vulnerable to the affects of climate change.
For St. Maarten, climate change has been projected to bring with it serious consequences, particularly pertaining to sea-level rise, ocean acidification, invasive species and coral bleaching. It is estimated that with just five metres of sea-level rise various districts on the island including Great Bay, Simpson Bay and Cole Bay will be submerged.
(Source: St. Maarten Nature Foundation, Daily Herald, 11 July, 2017)Contact: St. Maarten Nature Foundation, Tadzio Bervoets, Managing Director, +1721-544-4267, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nature Foundation, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change,
ICCG's standardized ranking, which measures efficiency per capita based on the number of researchers in the institution, and assesses performance based on 15 indicators in terms of activities, publications and dissemination.
CIFOR's research in 2016 addressed the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement's focus on climate change, energy and low-carbon development worldwide.
The ICCG is a joint initiative of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. (Source: Center for International Forestry Research, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Center for International Forestry Research , www.cifor.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Forestry Research, Climate Change, Paris Climate Accord,
EESL, has enjoyed a 19-fold increase in revenue over the past two years and is now preparing to close on a Rs 30,000 crore investment over the next three to four years. Of that sum, Rs 5,000 crore is being earmarked for solar energy. (Source: EESL, Business Standard, 10 July, 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Services India, Saurabh Kumar , Managing Dir., www.eeslindia.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Services, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy ,
NIPSCO will replace 42,000 company-owned streetlights, some 7,200 of which are being replaced this year in East Chicago, Schererville, Munster, Highland, Valparaiso, Kouts, Wheatfield, Hebron and Whiting. In 2014-2015,
the utility ran an LED pilot program then began replacing its old fixtures with LED lighting in 2016.
(Source: NIPSCO, nwi.com, 10 July, 2017) Contact: NIPSCO, (800) 464-7726, www.NIPSCO.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO, LED Light, Streetlight,
Berkeley Lab partnered with the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), an independent nonprofit, to demonstrate that even in relatively modern office buildings, installing the latest generation of smart, actively controlled energy efficient lighting and shading can significantly lower energy costs.
LBL will work with BEEx and building owners to further promote the business case for these advanced technologies and with DOE and manufacturers to develop next-generation products for improved energy efficiency. (Source: LBL, July, 2017) Contact: Berkeley Lab, Eleanor Lee, Project Leader, www.lbl.gov;
DOE Office of Science, science.energy.gov;
Building Energy Exchange, (212) 349-3900, www.be-exchange.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Building Energy Exchange ,
These projects, which include matching private-sector funding, will leverage a combined $5.4 million to help ignite new innovative commercial building technology packages that can save significant energy in new and existing buildings. Findings from this work will also enable and unleash investment-level decision-making, helping accelerate the development of utility programs for packages of technologies that meet cost-effectiveness thresholds.
Each project teamwill develop and verify the benefits and trade-offs of multisystem energy efficient technology packages (groups of technologies that improve efficiency across two building systems: envelope, lighting/electrical, plug, process, heating, ventilation, cooling, refrigeration, energy management and information, sensors and controls). These projects will help commercial building owners and operators better understand and optimize building systems in order to achieve significant cost-effective energy savings. Selected teams will create new synergies between building stakeholder groups, and, ultimately help utilities develop and release or expand more aggressive and ambitious energy efficiency program offerings.
(Source: DOE BTO, PR, Various Media, EIN News Desk, July, 2017) Contact: DOE BTO, David Nemtzow, Director of the Building Technologies Office, (202) 586-9127, Buildings@ee.doe.gov, https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE, Building Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency,
Renovations and retrofits include heating and cooling systems upgrades, new windows, LED lighting and occupancy sensors, building envelope insulation and others.
The work has been overseen by Energy Systems Group.
(Source: Bradley County Tennessee School Board, Cleveland (Tenn) Daily Banner, 11 July, 2017) Contact:
Bradley County Tennessee School Board, www.bradleyschools.org/?DivisionID=4282
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The report examines the potential for biofuels to contribute to transport decarbonisation, assess the potential for a CFS to be the key policy driving transport decarbonisation, and conducts a modeling exercise in comparing a highly flexible CFS with carbon pricing to drive transport decarbonization in Canada.
Access the full Driving Decarbonization:
Pathways and Policies for Canadian Transport report HERE.
Energy and Materials Research Group (EMRG)
School of Resource and Environmental Management,
Simon Fraser University, June 29, 2017) Contact:
Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, www.canada.ca/en/services/.../climatechange/pan-canadian-framework.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Fuel, Alternative Fuel, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions,
LanzaTech's gas fermentation process converts waste gas produced at refineries to liquid fuels and petrochemicals. Instead of sugars and yeast, the company uses a biological catalyst to ferment waste gas emissions.
The basic engineering for the facility will begin later this year for installation at IOC's Panipat Refinery in Hayrana. The demo plant, which will integrated into existing site infrastructure, will be LanzaTech's first project capturing refinery off-gases. (Source: Indian Oil Corporation, PR, July, 2017) Contact: Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com;
LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation, LanzaTech, Ethanol, Bioethanol,
The PPA is for 100 pct of the electricity produced by an Eneco Energy solar farm in Delfzijl, near Eemshaven.
The 30 MW Sunpower Delfzijl solar park came online earlier this year. (Source: Google, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 10 July, 2017) Contact: Encon,
+31 88 111 0600, www.encon-energy.nl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Google,
The prototype is intended to demonstrate how HyperSolar's patent-pending technology can be scaled up while remaining highly productive.
The prototype was completed at the University of Iowa campus. (Source: HyperSolar, 11 July, 2017) Contact: HyperSolar, Dr. Joun Lee, CTO, Tim Young, CEO, (805) 966-6566, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hypersolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News HyperSolar, Hydrogen, Renewable Hydrogen,
To that end, McAuliffe has issued a directive to ensure the state is "trading-ready" with a structure that enforces carbon-reduction mechanisms. The directive follows a previous executive order requiring a state working group to recommend methods to reduce carbon emissions and boost Virginia's clean energy economy.
All of the RGGI states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- have deregulated their retail power markets while Virginia has not. (Source: Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe, July, 2017)
Contact: Office of the Governor, Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov; RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The drop in emissions was partially due to a 23.5 pct increase in the use of alternative fuels
at a number of plants throughout the group, an increase in CO2 technologies R&D, and participation in the EU-funded CEMCAP project. The CEMCAP project promotes the use of carbon capture technologies in the cement industry.
HeidelbergCement's plant in Brevik, Norway, has hosted tests of various CO2 separation technologies. (Source: Heidelberg Cement, Worldcement.com, 11 July, 2017) Contact: HeidelbergCement, Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO, Jan Theulen, Director Alternative Resources, www.heidelbergcement.com; CEMCAP, www.sintef.no/projectweb/cemcap
More Low-Carbon Energy News HeidelbergCement, Carbon Emissions,
Sacrament, California-based Pacific Ethanol is purchasing ICP from its current owners, SEACOR Holdings Inc. and MGPI for $76 million. With the acquisition Pacific Ethanol will have a combined operating capacity of 250,000 gpy, according to a Pacific Ethanol release. (Source: Pacific Ethanol, Journal Star, 6 July, 2017)Contact: Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, (916( 403-2790, email@example.com, www.pacificethanol.com; Illinois Corn Processing, (309) 353-3990, www.seacorholdings.com/pages/illinois_corn_processing
More Low-Carbon Energy News Illinois Corn Processing , Pacific Ethanol, Ethanol,
(Source: DONG Energy, Dominion Energy Virginia, PR, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia, Offshore Wind, DONG Energy,
Laing's stake in the Buckthorn project
is in partnership with the developer NRG Energy. NRG will operate the project which incorporates 26 Vestas V126-3.45MW turbines and 3 Vestas V117-3.6MW turbines and is slated to come online before the year end.
(Source: John Laing Group plc, CTBR, 11 July, 2017) Contact: John Laing Group plc, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.laing.com; NRG Energy Inc., (609) 524-4500, www.nrgenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News John Laing Group, NRG Energy, Wind ,
The relocated Demo Plant will be retrofitted into the company's idle bio-diesel plant to create a continuous flow high grade renewable fuel refinery. The conversion is expexted to cost approximately $2 million.
Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. , 10 July, 2017) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions,
Don Allan, President & CEO ,
(403) 348-2972 Ext. 222,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions, Renewable Diesel ,
The company plans to retrofit an 8,000-bpd diesel hydrotreater to process soy or distillers corn oil into renewable diesel alongside its Bakken crude oil processing.
The $3.5 million project would utilize 16,800 gpd of vegetable oils to create a 5-pct renewable diesel mix to be marketed in North Dakota by the end of 2017. The project received $500,000 in grant funding from the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Construction is slated to get underway in October for startup in December or early next year. (Source: Tesoro, Bismark Tribune, 9 July, 2017)Contact: Tosoro Corp., C.J. Warner, Exec. VP Strategy and Business Development, Sam Ramraj, VP, Investor Relations, (210) 626-4757, www.tsocorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesoro, Renewable Diesel,
eCap helps customers monetize their energy efficiency projects in PJM and was an early market entrant in the energy efficiency measurement and verification niche.
(Source: CPower, PR, 11 July, 2017) Contact:
CPower Energy Management, John Horton, CEO,
Senior VP, Sales, (410) 346-5294, Glenn.Bogarde@CPowerEnergyManagement.com, www.CPowerEnergyManagement.com; eCap Network, (412) 281-3808, www.ecapnet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CPower, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,