Last November, Vattenfall announced research projects that included analyzing the distribution and movement of different birds, mammals, and fish species, studies in geology, and investigating the effect of offshore wind on the environment. Vattenfall has now shortlisted participants in the €3 million research program that is believed to be the world's largest-scale offshore wind research program.
Readers will no doubt remember now president Donald Trump's war with the EOWDC project in opposition to which he claimed "offshore wind will destroy Scotland" because he thought it would spoil the view from his Aberdeen Bay golf resort that was then under construction. Trump took legal action to kill the EOWDC project but lost on the absurdity of his claim. (Source: Vattenfall, June, 2017)
Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc
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ABB has delivered five new WindSTAR transformers to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, to be deployed at the world's first 66 kV offshore wind farm in the UK. The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) is a 41.5 megawatt (MW), five-turbine wind farm, located off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland, with the capacity to deliver clean power to 34,000 homes.
As a follow-up order, ABB will supply another 11 such transformers to be deployed in large-scale offshore wind turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. This offshore wind test and demonstration facility, is located about 2.4 km off the coast of Aberdeen Bay, will incorporate a 92.4-MW offshore wind power plant with capacity to meet the annual electricity demand of nearly 80,000 homes. (Source: ABB, PR, 23 June, 2017)Contact: ABB, +44 (0) 43 317 5404, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abb.com
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To qualify for funding, Green Communities must: provide as-of-right siting in designated locations for renewable and alternative energy generation, research and development, or manufacturing facilities; adopt an expedited application and permit process for as-of-right energy facilities; establish an energy use baseline and develop a plan to reduce energy use by 20 percent within five years; purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles; and adopt the Board of Building Regulations and Standards Stretch Code.
(Source: Town of Westford, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Westford Eagle, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/doer/; Massachusetts Green Communities, www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/green-communities
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ZERO™, which requires no capital expense, no new fuel, and no new hardware to install, automatically calculates CO2 emissions based on current diesel usage, reduces the associated emissions through investments in certified, verified carbon offset projects, and then provides turnkey certified emissions and sustainability reporting that companies can use for supply chain reports, RFPs, cause marketing, and annual reports.
GreenPrint is a technology and service company enabling companies to practice sustainability in a turn-key way. Blending transaction processing software with climate science, the company's patent-pending products reduce emissions on vehicles for municipalities and commercial fleets. Working with over 42,000 corporate clients in 8 languages across 12 countries, GreenPrint reduces emissions on almost 500 million gpy of fuel.
(Source: Mansfield Energy, GreenPrint, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Mansfield Energy, Doug Haugh, President and Chief Strategy Officer , (800) 695-6626, www.mansfield.energy.com, www.zerofuel.com; GreenPrint, http://GreenPrintCorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mansfield Energy , Carbon Emissions, Carbon Offsets ,
Globally, steel accounts for 5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than every plane on Earth. However,
California mills tend to be cleaner, by virtue of the state's strict emissions limits , and bills passage would likely result in business for the U.S., and the state's steel industry.
The state will also take into account emissions from transportation, meaning California will likely buy more locally sourced steel, cutting down on pollution from shipping beams, pipes, and rebar long distances.
(Source: Think Progress, Nexus Media, Others, 21 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint ,
KPS' 40-MW power system comprises two kites which have the ability to fly up to a height of 1500 ft. By using tethers, the kites are attached to a winch system that produces electricity as it spools out.
The technology can be deployed both offshore and onshore. Power generation through its kite technology would not need subsidies from governments owing to the system's lower capital and operational costs.
The company plans to develop a 3MW onshore system at the test facility and install a similar sized power system in offshore waters. (Source: Kite Power Systems, EBR, others, 23 June, 2017) Contact: Kite Power Systems, David Ainsworth, Business Dev, +44 141 465 7633, www.kitepowersystems.com
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The incorporation of the PCJ's B5 blend is expected to displace about 97,000 bpy for a savings of approximately J$540 million.
The project is also expected to boost the demand for locally grown castor beans.(Source: Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Jamaica Observer, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Winston Watson, GM, (876) 929-5380, www.pcj.com; Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, www.cardi.org; Jamaica Ministry of Agriculture, www.moa.gov.jm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Castor Bean, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The product integrates Smappee's patented NILM (Non Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with sub-metering clamps to measure real-time energy use from household electronics and appliances energy use.
Ideally suited for homes with solar and other renewable technologies, Smappee Plus acts as an energy traffic controller by directing the energy flow within a user's home to maximize both energy efficiency and clean energy payback, according to the manufacturer.
(Source: Smappee, PR, Builder Mag., 20 June, 2017) Contact: Smappee, (408) 479-3748 -- US Office, info@Smappee.com, www.Smappee.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Monitoring, Energy Management,
The $4.22 million ESPC contract will be financed over a 23-year term.
GreenGen is installing over 6,900 solid state LED technology lamps and fixtures, over 550 kW/yr of solar PV electrical energy production at eight separate locations, more efficient HVAC equipment at select locations, as well as improved controls systems throughout. The solar PV systems are expected to generate over $152,000 of annual electrical savings, the lighting improvements will save $62,000 annually, and the HVAC improvements will generate over $22,000 in electrical and natural gas savings in the first year. (Source: Green Generation Solutions, June, 2017)
Green Generation Solutions, Brad Dockser, CEO, (301) 202-2930, www.greengenerationsolutions.com
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The report, which conducted a review of all 50 states and their initiatives to support bioscience companies, highlights key examples of state efforts to grow and sustain the bioscience industry. In evaluating initiatives put forth by the states, the report also explores rational behind current legislative efforts and offers a reference guide showing the application of specific legislation in certain states and outcomes.
Download Report HERE, (Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 20 June, 2017) Contact: BIO,
George Goodno, (202) 962-6660, www.bio.org
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Lyon's Battery Storage Market Services Tender will influence the battery storage systems final design.(Source: Lyon Group, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Lyon Group, David Green, email@example.com, www.lyoninfrastructure.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lyon Group, Battery, Energy Storage,
The catalyst was synthesized using porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks which allow precise spatial control of the chemical elements.
This new catalyst efficiently produces almost pure methane from CO2. Carbon-monoxide production has been minimized and stability is high under both continuous reaction for several days and after shutdown and exposure to air. Only a small amount of the catalyst is required for high production of methane which increases economic viability. The catalyst also operates at mild temperatures and low pressures.
"The catalyst discovery process involved the synthesis and screening of more than one hundred materials. With the help of CSIRO's rapid catalyst testing facility we were able to test all of them quickly allowing the discovery to be made in a much shorter period of time," said , AIM Future Science Platform Director with CSIRO.(Source: University of Adelaide, 20 June, 2017) Contact: University of Adelaide,
Prof. Christian Doonan, Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials, +61 (0)8 8313 5770, Mobile: +61 (0)468 736 709, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.adelaide.edu.au; CSIRO, Dr. Danielle Kennedyenquiries@csiro.au, www.csiro.au
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The methane rule, which was finalized in the dying days of the Obama administration, mandates that energy companies capture rather than flare methane which is about 25 times more potent at trapping heat than CO2 and make up approximately 9 pct of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA estimates.
(Source: Smart Brief, AP, 21 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Methane Rule, GHG, Greenhouse Gas,
The motion to intervene in the case -- Clean Air Council v. Pruitt-- supports environmental organizations seeking to immediately stop the EPA's administrative stay of a 2016 rule that would prevent the emission of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and hazardous air pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde from facilities constructed after September 2015.
Along with Vermont, the motion to intervene includes the attorneys general of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington along with the City of Chicago.
(Source: Vermont AG, Vermont Biz., June 21, 2017)
Contact: Office of Vermont Attorney General, www.atg.state.vt.us
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The organizations will continue to work together to promote:
the beneficial use of biogas, digested materials and biosolids as an economically and environmentally sound energy and waste management solution for communities;
the use of proven technologies that facilitate energy and nutrient recovery;
encourage federal and state legislation that promotes the use of biogas as a renewable energy source; proactive communications and public outreach to continue to build a strong base of support for products made from digested materials; and
continued research and sound science in regards to biosolids management; and the development of state and federal regulations.
(Source: The Water Environment Federation , 20 June, 2017) Contact: American Biogas Council, (202) 640-6595,
email@example.com, www.AmericanBiogasCouncil.org; WEF, Eileen O'Neill, Exec. Dir., www.wef.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Biogas Council, Biogas,
According to Velocys CEO David Pummell, the company is moving away from being a Fischer-Tropsch technology-based company to being a renewable fuels company. The Fischer-Tropsch process converts carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbons.
(Source: Velocys, PR, Alliance News, Others, 22 June, 2017)
Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velocys.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys , Fischer-Tropsch, Renewable Fuels, Biofuel, Woody Biomass,
According to Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Toennesen, up to 7 percent of the new fuel could be mixed into diesel fuel and used for any vehicle without modification. The new product will be targeted on
Aviation, maritime shipping and trucking applications.
(Source: Statkraft, Reuters, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Toennesen, CEO, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com; Sodra, www.sodra.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft, Woody Biomass, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
In November, 2011, Sundrop identified the Alexandria area property as the home of its first commercial facility producing "green gasoline" from natural gas and wood waste. The facility was expected to cost $450 million and begin production in 2015.
(Source: Sundrop Fuels, Town Talk, 20 June, 2017)
Contact: Sundrop Fuels, (720) 890-6501, www.sundropfuels.com
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The legislation establishes an independent Climate Policy Council and requires an updated action plan every four years.
Sweden, which previously committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, generates 83 pct of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 pct renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule.
The country now plans to cut domestic emissions by at least 85 pct and offset remaining emissions by planting trees or investing in projects abroad. (Source: New Scientist, Futurism, Others, 20 June, 2017)
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The increase is part of ongoing energy reforms in Mexico and follows input from stakeholders in the government, private sector, research scientists and social interest groups.
Mexican regulators moved in August 2016 to allow ethanol in local fuel supplies, except in its three largest metropolitan areas -- Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.
(Source: Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, AgWired, Other, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, +52 55 5233 1500, email@example.com, cre.gob.mx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol Blend, E10,
"By 2023, we want to achieve a 96 pct reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour produced compared with 2006. We are very proud to announce today that this target has been approved as being scientifically in line with what we need to do as a company to tackle climate change. With this reassurance, we now know that we are doing our part to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on climate action as well as the Paris Agreement. That is a big deal to us." -- Filip Engel, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, DONG Energy.
More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,
S.B. 90 is widely seen as a compromise solution to implement a clean energy constitutional amendment approved by 73 pct of Florida voters in August.
According to the not-for-profit Center for Biological Diversity, the Sunshine State's solar industry ranks only 13 in the nation for installed capacity, although it is third in technical solar potential. The Center also notes that Florida is one of the 10 worst states for blocking distributed solar with bad policies.
(Source: Center for Biological Diversity, Various Media, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Center for Biological Diversity, Chad Tudenggongbu, (917) 558-0849, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biologicaldiversity.org
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Cleanergy's GasBox waste-to-energy system is installed in a modular container and converts methane gas into electricity. The GasBox is an autonomous and flexible Stirling Engine unit incorporated with a real-time power management system with remote access and optional grid functionality.
The firms will initially install 50MW capacity in 2018, while the remaining 150MW will be installed as a second step that includes energy storage.
(Source: Cleanergy, June, 2017) Contact: Cleanergy, Jonas Eklind, CEO, Alexander Vestin, SVP, Bus. Dev., +46 70 566 7000, email@example.com, www.cleanergy.com; Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies, www.cccme.org.cn
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The power purchase agreement is for 15 years.
NJRCEV will own, operate and maintain the array which is expected to be completed by the year end. (Source: NJR Clean Energy Ventures, NJ,com, Others, 19 June, 2017) Contact: GeoPeak Energy, (732) 377-3700, www.geopeakenergy.com;
NJR Clean Energy Ventures, Stephen Westhoven, VP, COO,
Christopher Savastano, Bus. Dev., (732) 919-8189, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.njrcleanenergyventures.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NJR Clean Energy Ventures, Solar, GeoPeak Energy ,
NextEra's $130 million, 40-turbine Cottonwood project is expected to generate sufficient power for as many as 27,000 homes. Construction is expected to conclude by year's end.
According to a statement, South Sioux City plans to purchase 7 pct of its power from hydroelectric sources and another 7 pct from Green Star Gasifiers, a renewable fuel company building a $25 million plant that will use wood waste and other wastes to generate electricity. (Source: Sioux City Journal, 17 June, 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy, Steven Stengel, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources , Wind,
Follwing on our March coverage, Greencoat Renewables acquired a 137 MW "seed portfolio" of wind power assets at two operating wind farms with a total of 56 turbines. The deal was funded by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and Allied Irish Banks, and now a new capital raise aims to position the group for future growth.
Greencoat, which plans to list on London's AIM market and the Irish Stock Exchange, will be Dublin's first listed renewable energy infrastructure company.
In a statement, Greencoat said it plans to acquire other operating wind farms in Ireland as well as solar power projects in other Eurozone countries.
(Source: Greencoat Renewables, RTE.ie, Proactive Investors, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Greencoat Capital,
Bertrand Gautier, Partner, www.greencoat-capital.com
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Presently 80,000 Norwegian homes and an additional 20,000 non-residential buildings are heated with fossil-based oil. Buildings account for roughly 40 percent of CO2 emissions on a global basis, according to government statistics.
Although Norway committed to sharp cuts in emissions by 2030 under the Paris climate agreement, the country's emissions rose 3.3 pct above 1990 levels in 2016 while neighboring Sweden's emissions dropped significantly.
(Source: Norwegian Environment Ministry, Digital Journal, Others, June, 2017) Contact: Norwegian Environment Minister, Vidar Helgesen, www.regjeringen.no/en/the-government/previous-governments/ministries-and-offices/government-secretariats-and-ministries-s/ministries-since-1814/ministry-of-the-environment/ministry-of-the-environment/id426448
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This year's research budget totals NOK 2.6 billion, (1,000,000 NOK =116,995.02USD) half of which will be spent externally. The Research Council of Norway has supported this technology development for a long time, and DEMO2000 funds from last year’s allocation was essential to start using the technology this year.
(Source: Research Council of Norway ,Statoil, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Statoil, Elisabeth B. Kvalheim, CTO, www.statoil.com;
Research Council of Norway, www.forskningsradet.no/en
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Using CO2 to generate fat from algae is not necessarily new, but the amount of fat produced by this new strain of algae is hugely significant since fatty algae make the strain more fit to eventually produce biofuels at an industrial scale, according to the the researchers.
Algae based fuel emits fewer greenhouse gases than most other energy sources,and could potentially play a vital role in the transition to emission energy sources. Just as significantly, unlike other biofuel feedstocks such as corn or sugar cane, algae production on an industrial scale would not have a negative effect on food production.
SGI and ExxonMobil have been collaborating on algae biofuels R&D since 2009.
(Source: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, Biofuels Int'l, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Synthetic Genomics, www.syntheticgenomics.com; ExxonMobil, Media, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com
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Presently, European biofuel companies mostly manufacture biodiesel from methanol and rapeseed oil.
Biodiesel comprises of long, even hydrocarbon compounds with diverse properties to diesel produced from mineral oil. The Researchers used Bioethylene to cleave the commercial rapeseed oil esters.
The new process tweaks the biodiesel's chemical properties by incorporating ethylene, which can be produced from bioethanol. (Source: University of Kaiserslautern, AZO CleanTech, 20 June, 2017)Contact: University of Kaiserslautern,
Prof. Dr Lukas Goosen, +49 631 2050, www.uni-kl.de/en/home
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The CeGBC Standard focuses on carbon use over energy efficiency and offers different certification paths for new projects and existing buildings. To earn the designation Zero Carbon Building Design, new projects must demonstrate an annual zero carbon balance, provide a zero carbon transition plan, install a minimum of 5 pct onsite renewable-energy generation capacity, achieve specific thermal-energy demand intensity (TEDI) target assessing annual heat loss, and fulfill reporting obligations on energy use, intensity, annual peak demand and embodied carbon.
The new Standard addresses carbon emissions in commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings
and builds on the CaGBC's LEED programs, under which a total of 102-million square metres of buildings with LEED registrations and certifications had been recorded as of last Dec. 31.
(Source: CaGBC, Daily Commercial News, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: CaGBC, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council,
When fully operational late next year, the $43 million facility will produce sufficient natural gas to supply a city of 40,000 people. BP Energy Corporation will purchase the facility's natural gas output .
Wasatch Resource Recovery is a cooperative partnership between Salt Lake City-based ALPRO Energy & Water and the South Davis Sewer District.(Source: Wasatch Resource Recovery, Salt Lake Tribune, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Wasatch Resource Recovery, www.wasatchresourcerecovery.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digester, waste-to-energy, methane,
UniEnergy Technologies manufactures advanced vanadium redox flow batteries using a new electrolyte chemistry developed at PNNL with DOE funding. The electrolyte can store 70 pct more energy and operates over a wider temperature range than conventional vanadium electrolytes at a lower cost than lithium-ion batteries.
UniEnergy Technologies recently installed an 8-MWh system at the Snohomish PUD in Everett and has 155 MWh of flow batteries ordered from customers in three countries and six U.S. states. (Source: Tri-City Herald, UniEnergy Technologies, 18 June, 2017)
Contact: UniEnergy Technologies, (425) 290-8090, www.uetechnologies.com; : PNNL, (509) 371-6989, www.pnnl.gov
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The report encourages countries to follow an integrated policy approach consisting of: defining standards and regulations; establishing policies to achieve public acceptance (awareness campaigns, labeling schemes); finance and financial delivery mechanisms (utility contracts, bulk procurement, partnerships); monitoring, verification and enforcement (product registration, testing); and environmentally sound management of lighting products (hazardous substance standards, end-of-life policies).
The U4E is a public-private partnership comprised of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility , the United Nations Development Programme, the International Copper Association, CLASP, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others.
Download the Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting report HERE. (Source: U4E, June, 2017) Contact: UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and
+33 (0)1 44 37 14 50,
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The ACEEE report examined energy efficiency programs undertaken in the utility's service territory under the oversight of state regulatory authorities, but excluded a company's individual programs.
The ACEEE rated Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid Massachusetts at the other end of the spectrum. Both utilities saved their customers more than 3 pct of their total retail sales, while PSE&G and JCP&L save customers 0.52 pct and 0.47 pct of retail sales.
The high-ranking Massachusetts utilities have the most diverse energy-efficiency programs and technologies such as smart thermostats. The top-ranked utilities also invested a higher percentage of their total revenue in energy efficiency programs, according to the report.
(Source: ACEEE, NJSpotlight, 19 June, 2017) Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org; Jersey Central Power & Light, www.firstenergycorp.com; Public Service Electric & Gas, Ralph Izzo, Pres., CEO, (973) 430-7000, www.pseg.com
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The 24.5MW system, which is subject to regulatory approval, will feature both high speed and low speed flywheels and containerized lithium-Ion batteries.
The proposed project is expected to be completed in Q3, 2018. (Source: Jamaica Public Service, Energy Storage, June, 2017) Contact: Jamaica Public Service, 1-888-935-5577, www.jpsco.com
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The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) said the change would have a disproportionate effect on sub-5MW generators, many of which are anaerobic digesters. (Source: Ofgem, MRW Reports, 17 June, 2017)
Contact: Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, www.adbioresources.org;
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Black carbon darkens ice in the Arctic and reduces the albedo of snow, thereby speeding up melting. The main sources of black carbon emissions in the Arctic are vehicles and companies that use wood and coal, as well as forest fires, power stations and gas flares at oil fields.
The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum of the Arctic states (Russia, Canada, the United States and North European countries) and Arctic indigenous communities. It focuses on environmental monitoring, identification of pollution risks, preparedness for environmental accidents, sustainable development, conservation of natural diversity, and questions related to the Arctic sea areas.
(Source: Arctic Council, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Arctic Council, http://arctic.ru
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The commercial-scale facility will refine local, sustainable forestry and agricultural residues using S2G's patented process to produce more than 2,000 MTY of xylitol and bioglycols.
The new $20 million biorefinery demonstration plant, will be funded by S2G and a network of investors and partners, including previously announced support from food giant Mondelez International and Bioindustrial Innovation Canada's (BIC) Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation fund (COMM SCI). COMM SCI was established with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario's Investing in Regional Diversification Initiative.
(Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada , S2G Biochem , Canadian Biomass, 20 June, 2017) Contact: S2G BioChem, Mark Kirby, Pres., (604) 221-8670, www.s2gbiochem.com;
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, Exec. Dir., (226) 778-0020, www.bincanada.ca
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The SENSE system transports a pre-assembled and tested rotor assembly on board a large multi-purpose construction vessel rather than a jack-up vessel and then carries the turbine to the top of the tower on rails, thus eliminated jack-up ships and installations.
A £200,000 Innovate UK Energy Catalyst study of the SENSE system found it could cut around £109.4 million from the capital expenditure on a £4.5 billion wind farm in deep waters and thus save £25 million a year in operating costs.
(Source: SENSE Offshore Limited, Energy Live News, 12 June, 2017) Contact: SENSE Offshore Limited, Patrick Geraets, MD, https://www.linkedin.com/company/sense-offshore-ltd; Innovate UK, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Innovate UK ,
The annual review found while renewables only met 4 per cent of total primary energy demand globally, the growth in renewables represented nearly a third of the total growth in energy demand in 2016. The report also showed how growth in overall energy demand is beginning to slow, as energy efficiency measures become more popular.
Access BP's Statistical Review of World Energy report HERE.
(Source: BP Group, Climate Action Program. UNEP, 14 June, 2017)
Contact: Climate Action Program, +44 (0) 20 7871 0173,
www.climateactionprogramme.org; BP Group, www.bp.com
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The wind farm incorporate 54 Vestas V117 3.3-MW turbines and was developed using a 10-year proxy revenue swap agreement with Allianz Risk Transfer, a subsidiary of Allianz SE. Microsoft has acquired the environmental attributes connected to Bloom Wind from ART for a 10- year period. (Source: Capital Power, NA Windpower, Others, 13 June, 2017)
Contact: Capital Power, Brian Vaasjo, Pres., CEO, (617) 330-1340 - Boston Office, email@example.com, www.capitalpower.com
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The funding was initially to be a two-year program, with the $2 billion equally divided between 2017-18 and 2018-19, The money was re-profiled over five years in this year's budget, starting with $250 million in 2017-18. There will be $500 million available in each of the next three years and the final $250 million in 2021-22.
The funds will be allocated for projects that significantly reduce emissions, prioritizing those that reduce the most emissions most cheaply. Initiatives must also be in addition to existing projects or those that are already planned.
(Source: Canadian Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Canada Press, June, 2017) Contact: Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Catherine McKenna, (819) 938-3813, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Energy, Carbon Emissions,