The Initiative is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and is a member of the We Mean Business Coalition. The Initiative is designed to provide companies "with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions." The Initiative helps companies ensure and develop emissions reductions that are in line with the level of de-carbonization necessary to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels.
(Source: DONG Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 16 June , 2017]
Contact: Science Based Targets initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org; DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com
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Nordex will be installing its N131/3000 turbine in France for the first time. With a rotor diameter of 131 meters, the N131/3000 will be the largest turbine installed in the country to date, according to the company which currently has an installed capacity of more than 1.7 GW in France. (Source: Nordex, NA Windpower, Others, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
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says advancement of the projects will “help meet the expanded renewable energy portfolio standard set in the state's new energy laws.”
The initial Cross Winds Energy Park in Tuscola County started serving electric customers in Michigan’s Thumb region in 2014. (Source: Michigan PUC, Consumers Energy, MPR, 16 June, 2017) Contact: Michigan PUC, Sally Talberg, Chairperson, (517) 284-8100, www.michigan.gov/mpsc; Consumers Energy, www.consumersenergy.com
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The first phase of Crosby County Wind Farm came online in 2014. The third phase, which qualified for the federal Production Tax Credit in 2016, is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.
Since 2014, TGE has concluded over 3,000 MW of transactions with sponsor equity partners and the represented projects are now either in operation, construction or project financing.
(Source: Tri Global Energy, PR, 15 June, 2017) Contact: TGE,
John Billingsley, CEO, (972) 290-0825,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tri Global Energy, Wind, NextEra Energy Resources ,
The innovative paint draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and hydrogen. As a result, hydrogen can be captured as a clean fuel source. The paint contains a recently-developed compound that looks and feels like silica gel commonly used to absorb moisture but acts like a semiconductor. Additionally, the synthetic molybdenum-sulphide material catalysis the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen.
According to lead researcher Dr. Torben Daeneke, mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.
Because titanium oxide is the same white pigment commonly found in wall paint when it is combined with the new material, the solar paint can "convert a brick wall into an energy harvesting and fuel production real estate." This means there is no need for filtered or clean water to feed the system. And, any location that has water vapor in the air -- including remote areas -- can produce fuel, according to Daeneke.
(Source: RMIT University, Inhabitat, Science Daily, June, 2017) Contact: RMIT University, Dr. Torben Daeneke, +61 3 9925 2090, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rmit.edu.au
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Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Maryland, New York and the City of New York are the plaintiffs.
(Source: Society of Environmental Journalists, AP, Others, 14 June, 2017)Contact: California Attorneys General Xavier Becerra, oag.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE, Energy Efficiency,
The Australian not-for-profit Global CCS Institute assisted in getting the project off the ground as part of China's 2015 deal with the U.S. to combat climate change.
(Source: International Energy Agency, Digital Journal, 18 June, 2017)
Contact: Global CCS Institute, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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HiVE is an integrated, high performance energy storage solution designed from the ground up to work with any conventional solar system. HiVE's adaptive technology can be scaled for a wide range of residential, industrial, smart grid, and military applications, big or small.
Partnering with SunBurst Finance and HNU Energy, HiVE's solar-integrated battery/financing leasing package provides solar installation, battery integration and system management and can be tailored to fit existing solar systems,
according to a HiVE release. (Source: HiVE Energy System, Pacific Bus. News, 16 June, 2017) Contact: HiVE Energy Systems, http://hiveenergysystems.com
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The contract to make uninterrupted-energy-supply (UES) battery systems capable of storing and discharging up to 1.078 MWof solar energy was awarded to iDemand by SunFusion Solar Inc., also of San Diego.
The client aims to shave peak-load electricity demand during the latter part of the day by using excess energy stored and discharged from the battery systems.
The current Scantibodies contract calls for 2 MWh for the five-building load.
(Source: iDemand Energy Storage, 16 June, 2017) Contact: iDemand Energy Storage, Sandy Ellard, Pres., Walter Ellard, CEO , (858) 266-8385, email@example.com, www.ides3.com; Scantibodies Laboratory Inc., www.scantibodies.com
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GMP has been testing Aquanta's technology for several months, with the goal of using its real-time networks and predictive analytics to turn existing home water heaters into an energy-saving and grid-responsive energy storage device.
GMP estimates that about 50,000 electric resistive water heaters are in use by its customers. Each uses about 4 kilowatts of energy and a natural target for demand response programs that pay customers for the right to shut off their water heaters in emergencies.
Aquanta's $150 device installs on existing water heaters, measures both electricity and temperature, and connects via Wi-Fi to its cloud-based software platform to allow direct control via the homeowner's smartphone.
It also gives the utility access to these water heater sensor-control devices in aggregate, not just as an emergency demand response resource, but as part of controlling its larger grid needs.
(Source: Green Mountain Power, Aquanta, GFTM, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, Dir. Generation and Renewable Innovation, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com; Aquanta, Matt Carlson, CEO, https://aquanta.io
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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) awarded the two firms a contract to provide over 200 residential behind-the-meter energy storage solutions on Nantucket using Ice Energy's proprietary Ice Bear 20 technology. Genbright will perform real-time dispatch of the Ice Bears to deliver over 1 MW of peak demand reduction, which is equivalent to one year of growth in electricity demand on the island.
The $3 million project, which will begin this summer, aims to prove how new energy storage technologies can be deployed as "non-wires alternatives" to defer the need for a third undersea cable to Nantucket, which is expected to cost between $75-100 million. (Source: Ice Energy, Genbright, Marketwired, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Genbright LLC, Joe Crespo, (800) 977-5909, www.genbright.com; Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ice-energy.com
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The projects, which are all contracted with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of its long-term energy plan, are being developed in collaboration with Hecate Energy, a global developer, owner and operator of solar, wind and storage projects.
The projects will incorporate Powin's modular Stack 140 -- a modular, purpose-built 140kWh battery array that easily scales up to multiple megawatt applications. All Stack 140 systems are operated by Powin's proprietary bp-OS battery management software and include the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker. (Source: Powin Energy, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659, email@example.com, http://PowinEnergy.com;
Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca; Hecate Energy, www.hecateenergy.com
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Kansas Ethanol's 2009 vintage plant was one of the first 14 ethanol plants to adopt ICM Fiber Separation Technology to boost yields. (Source: Kansas Ethanol LLC, Weekly Hub, Various Media, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Kansas Ethanol LLC, (620) 257-2300, www.kansasethanol.net
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As previously reported, many of the flex fuel pumps being used by the state's retail fueling stations were partially paid for by the Nebraska Corn Board's Flex Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program on behalf of Nebraska's 23,000 corn producers through their checkoff program.
Husker Ag is an ethanol production facility built by Fagen Inc. and designed by ICM of Colwich, KS. Husker Ag expanded its operations in the fall of 2007 and now utilizes over 26 million bpy of corn to produce about 76 million gpy of denatured ethanol and about 450,000 tpy of modified wet distillers' grain (DDG) for cattle feed. (Source: HuskerAG, Nebraska Ethanol Board , 15 June, 2017) Contact: Nebraska Ethanol Board, Todd Sneller, (402) 471-2941, www.ne-ethanol.org; Husker Ag, Seth Harder, Gen. Mgr., (402) 582-4446, www.huskerag.com; Nebraska Corn Board, www.nebraskacorn.org
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The project is aimed at fighting desertification and climate change, as well as energy conservation, soil erosion prevention, economic development and boosting employment in Iran.
(Source: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Trend, 17 June, 2017) Contact: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, www.unido.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration, United Nations Industrial Development Organization,
The ruling is expected to revive many of the country's idled ethanol plants,
including those in Dung Quat, Binh Phuoc and Phu Tho, which it is hoped will be back in production for the 31 Dec., 2017 deadline.
(Source: Vietnam Bridge, VietNam Net, 14 June, 2017)
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The BDCC will develop and commercialize process that extract valuable chemicals from wood and use them to manufacture biochemicals, biofuels and other advanced materials.
The award was part of $15.7 million in grants made to 18 projects by the APC in mid-June. The projects aim to help grow the economies in coal-impacted communities in seven Appalachian states. The awards were made through ARC's Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative.
The facility is expected to contribute to the creation of 15 new businesses and help 125 workers gain skills or retain or gain employment. (Source: Appalachian Regional Commission, Biomass Mag 16 June, 2017) Contact: Appalachian Regional Commission, (202) 884-7700, www.arc.gov; Alfred State College, /www.suny.edu/campuses/alfred-state
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biorefinery,
Over the coming year, Edeniq expects to more than double average customer cellulosic ethanol production through plant optimization and technology enhancements that are being introduced to customers as early as the Q3 of 2017. While customers are currently averaging just over 1 pct cellulosic ethanol and a 2 pct lift in total ethanol production, the best-performing plants have achieved rates of more than 2 pct cellulosic ethanol and a 3 pct lift in total ethanol production.
The company's customer pipeline has reached 27 plants, four of which are registered with the US EPA for cellulosic ethanol D3 RIN generation. The remainder have submitted applications for D3 RIN production to the EPA, or are in the trial validation process, which is the first step in the registration process.
Edeniq's customer plants that have registered with the EPA for cellulosic co-production represent approximately 400 million gallons of total ethanol production and have already generated well over $1 million in D3 RIN credits.
The company currently sells or licenses its technologies to ethanol plants in the United States. (Source: Edeniq, PR, 19 June, 2017) Contact:
Edeniq, Inc. Brian Thome, Pres., CEO,
Lily Wachter, (559) 302-1777, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The report, Global Biodiesel Market 2017 Research study covers biodiesel industry development trends, details of import/export, biodiesel industry supply, product details and specifications, the cost of biodiesel market share and revenue, leading biodiesel manufacturers, biodiesel prices and market revenues, regional markets and related biodiesel industry information.
Asahi Glass is targeting the Sunjoule project to construction projects in Australia and elsewhere in Oceania.
The company .
Asahi Glass aims to win the first export orders by the end of this year and boost the number of deals in Asia and Oceania to at least 15 by the end of 2020.
(Source: Asahi Glass, Nikkei Asia Review, 13 June, 2017) Contact: ASAHI Glass, www.agc.com/english/company
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In addition to "smoothing" the output of solar farms onto the grid, Eskom also wants to investigate the use of energy storage to deal with peak demand periods and to defer grid transmission and distribution infrastructure costs. (Source: Eskom, Energy Storage, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eskom, Energy Storage, Battery Energy Storage,
5BB cells are expected to improve the panel/ module efficiency when compared to solar panels/ solar modules that use 4BB or 3BB cells. The additional Bus Bar in conventional silicon solar cells facilitates a uniform distribution of stress, making 5BB cells more durable. (Source: RenewSys, Business World, 15 June, 2017) Contact: RenewSys, +91 80 33494545,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, PV Cells,
The German company will deliver 3.7M144 type turbines specifically designed for the Murra Warra project. (Source: Senvion, Renewables Now,
15 June, 2017) Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com; RES, +44 0 1923 299200, www.res-group.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Senvion, Wind, Renewable Energy Systems,
In announcing the collaboration, the two companies say that the electroplating process can deliver a cost reduction per-watt of around $0.01, or around 15 pct.
Aiko produces both multi and monocrystalline PERC PV cells, including bifacial products. Rena has supplied alkaline texturing, Rena BatchTex, and edge isolation, Rena InOxide+, equipment to Aiko for its monocrystalline cell production lines.
Aiko has achieved efficiencies of 21.5 pct on mono PERC cells and has achieved a bifaciality of over 70 pct.
(Source: Rena Solar, PV Mag., Others, June 12, 2017)
Contact: Aiko Solar Energy, www.aikosolar.com; Rena Solar, +49 7723 9313-0, email@example.com, www.rena.com
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The project has been widely opposed for reasons of possible noise, pollution and aesthetic considerations.
(Source: Apex Clean Energy, Crossville Chronicle, Virginian Pilot, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., Mark Goodwin, Pres., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy, Wind,
The legislation is intended to ensure that wind farm operations and wind turbines do not interfere with the mission readiness of the state's 11 airbases and do not have a "serious negative impact on the state's economy."
(Source: Various Media, Power Engineering, 12 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Texas Wind, Production Tax Creditnd,
The collaboration will combine CCSL's carbon capture technology with Sorco's engineering expertise to help establish a complete carbon capture and storage (CCS) chain, including capture, transport and permanent storage, in the Scandinavian country.
The study's findings will be used to establish cost estimates determine future government investment in CCS.
A previous study found that carbon capture is technically possible at the Norcem cement factory in Brevik, the Yara ammonia factory on Heroya and at an energy recovery plant at Klemetsrud.(Source: Carbon Clean Solutions Limited, Gas World, 13 June, 2017)
Contact: Carbon Clean Solutions, +44 (0) 203865 06 39, (872) 206-0197 - Chicago Office, info@carboncleansolutions,com, www.carboncleansolutions.com; Apply Sorco, www.applysorco.no
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Pacific Ethanol successfully trialed Whitefox's ethanol dehydration unit at their Madera plant in 2015 and then agreed on a commercial deal in 2016. The two firms are now in talks for additional installations at 7 further Pacific Ethanol plants.
Whitefox specializes in membrane-based technologies with a focus on efficient ethanol production. Their solution minimizes waste and emissions whilst increasing energy efficiency and returns on production.
The demand for Pacific ethanol is growing, with 850 million gallons exported from the US every year.
(Source: Whitefox Technologies, Innovate UK, 16 June, 2017) Contact: Whitefox Technologies, Gillian Harrisson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7953 8446,
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The initiative aims to find solutions to regulatory and other barriers deterring investment in energy storage, energy efficiency and similar technologies and solutions to achieving low carbon energy and a low carbon energy economy.
The first results of this work are expected by the year end.
(Source: Carbon Trust, renews, Others, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Carbon Trust, Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, Nils Lehmann, Project Manager, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com
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Red Trail expects the CCS system to be operational in 2019 or 2020, capturing about 180,000 tpy of carbon. Details have not been released. Red Trail Energy produces 64 million gallons of ethanol per year. (Source: Red Trail Energy, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Red Trail Energy, Gerald Bachmeier, CEO, (701) 974-3308,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Red Trail Energy, Ethanol, CCS,
"Carbon capture and storage is a hugely expensive process, finding geological storage sites is extremely difficult and it's a tough job for scientists to prove [they will be effective], and industry has walked away." --
David Hilditch -- Carbon Capture and Storage Co-operative Research Centre, a joint government-industry venture working on about 30 projects in Australia and across the globe. (Source: New Daily, ABB, Others, Carbon Capture and Storage Co-operative Research Centre, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Carbon Capture and Storage Co-operative Research Centre, +61 3 8595 9600, www.co2crc.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, CCS, Australia CCS,
The report found that delaying the implementation of CCS at scale would add between £1 billion and £2 billion per year to the otherwise lowest cost options for an energy system capable of reducing carbon emissions in line with the 2050 emissions reduction targets. The report also found:
Access the Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage Report
HERE. (Source: Energy Technologies Institute, June, 2017) Contact: Energy Technologies Institute, Dennis Gammer, ETI CCS Strategy Manager, www.eti.co.uk
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The growth of the palm oil industry has been blamed for damaging environmental impacts, such as deforestation and high carbon emissions and
research indicates that palm oil biofuel may be worse for the environment and the climate than fossil fuels.(Source: Mongabay, EcoBusiness, Others, June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil Biofuel,
"Most palm oil is destined for human consumption, either as an ingredient or cooking oil, but in the last decade the most rapidly expanding vegetable oil market in the world has been biodiesel, driven in large part by European climate policy. In 2014, it has been estimated that over three million tonnes of palm oil biodiesel was consumed by EU vehicles, nearly a third of total EU biodiesel consumption. By tradition, biofuel carbon accounting treats land as a carbon-free commodity, a simplification that has allowed policymakers to believe that palm oil biodiesel is better for the climate than fossil diesel. Unfortunately, the truth is very different -- increased biodiesel demand in Europe drives palm oil expansion in Malaysia and Indonesia, and with that comes deforestation, peat drainage and biodiversity loss."
Download the For Peat's Sake --
Understanding the Climate Implications of
Palm Oil Biodiesel--Consumption report
HERE. (Source: Rainforest Foundation of Norway, May, 201&)
Rainforest Foundation of Norway, +47) 23 10 95 00,
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To that end, the company intends to construct a plant that will "rival Tesla's Gigafactory in both size and scope" at a yet to be determined Asian location. The new plant, which is expected to have a production capacity of 50 GWh by 2020, is expected to cost $2.9 billion.
The company presently holds a 35.2 pct stake in Amita Technologies Inc., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of lithium ion and polymer batteries.
(Source: Energy Absolute, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Absolute, www.energyabsolute.co.th
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Energy storage projects on MECO grids include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the company's Wailea Substation in South Maui and projects with the independently owned Auwahi and Kaheawa wind farms on Maui and the Lana'i Sustainability Research solar farm. A BESS is currently being tested on Molokai, the utility added.
In 2016, 37 pct of the electricity used by MECO customers came from renewable resources, including private solar power, wind and hydroelectricity, according tp MECO.
(Sourse: Maui Electric, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Maui Electric, (808) 871-9777, www.mauielectric.com;
Smart Electric Power Alliance, www.sepapower.org
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Elemental Excelerator, the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii and the HSEA collaborated on the effort to improve the permitting process.
In May, permits were issued for 163 PV systems with battery storage capabilities.
(Source: Hawaii Solar Energy Assoc., Pacific Bus. News, 13 June, 2017)Contact: Hawaii Solar Energy Association, www.hsea.org; Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii, www.dercouncil.org
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India's energy storage market for rooftop solar and other off-grid renewable energy applications is expected to be worth Rs 16,500 crore by 2022, according to the Delhi-based not-for-profit Council for Energy Environment and Water (CEEW). To meet the expected growing need, companies are launching advanced technologies including Li-ion, flow batteries, flywheel and lead-carbon batteries.
(Source: Indian Oil Corp., ETEnergy World , 14 June, 2017) Contact: Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com
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The Labor party is opposed to the change and some Labor MPs question both the science and economic viability of the technology. The opposition also claims it is inappropriate for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund CCS since it is forbidden to do so under existing legislation.
Proponents claim CCS has the potential to cut Australian coal and gas power plant emissions by as much as 90 pct. Opponents say
CCS should be looked at for use in the manufacturing sector, to help industry cut emissions. (Source: APP, Various Media, June, 2017)
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"The report , presented by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation, provides new world green building trends data to support green building development. This study demonstrates that green building continues to influence construction in both developed and developing economires."
Developing Markets Accelerate
Global Green Growth report
HERE. (Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, June, 2017) Contact: Dodge Data & Analytics, (800) 591-4462, dodge.analytics@construction,com; United Technologies
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Under the terms of the deal, General Mills will help fund construction of the Cactus Flats project. Wind power generated at the site will be used for renewable energy credits that can be used toward achieving General Mills' greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. (Source: General Mills, PR, Renewable Energy Systems, Powder & Bilk Solids, 8 June, 2017)Contact: Renewable Energy Systems, www.res-group.com; General Mills, www.generalmills.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Systems, Wind,
The two sugar and ethanol mills, Santa Candida in Bocaina and Paraiso in Brotas, both in Sao Paulo, will be sold through a court-supervised auction with sealed proposals. Raizen is a joint venture between Cosan and Anglo-Dutch oil group Royal Dutch Shell Plc . Raizen reportedly produced 528 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. (Source: Raizen Energia, Cosan SA Industria e Comercio, Renewables Now, Others, 14 June, 2017) Contact: Raizen Energia, +55 (21) 2145-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.raizen.com.br;
Tonon Bioenergia, +55 14 3666 9000, tononbioenergia.com.br;
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Ethanol stocks were 22.0 million barrels, down 3.5 pct from last week to the lowest level since late January. Average weekly gasoline demand plunged 5.1 pct from the previous week's record volume. Gasoline demand tallied at 391.3 million gpd for an annualized rate of 142.8 billion gallons. Refiner/blender input of ethanol fell 4.3 pct to 909,000 bpd. (Source: US EIA, Renewable Fuels Association, June, 2017) Contact: US EIA, www,eia.gov; RFA, Geoff Cooper, Snr. VP, (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News EIA, Ethanol, US Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, ,
The 250 certified properties, which collectively cover close to 3.8-million square metres, are expected to save approximately 450-million kilograms of CO2 and 380-million kWh of energy per year. (Source: GBCSA, Creamer, 12 June, 2017) Contact: GBCSA, Dorah Modise, CEO, +27 86 104 2272, www.gbcsa.org.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Building Council South Africa ,
The Red2Green software program provides a building materials database that standardizes the process for gathering, reporting and comparing ingredients and emissions information on projects that are used in all phases of new building and renovation.
The Living Building Challenge is similar to the US Green Building Council's LEED standards.
Under the Living Building Challenge, developers are encouraged to construct buildings that are considered to be self-sufficient, remain within the resource limits of their site, produce more energy than they use.
According to Integrated Eco Strategy CEO Charlie Stevenson, Red2Green focuses on performance instead of looking at energy theoretically and a project needs to show 12 months of energy where all the power is produced by wind or solar on site. (Source: Integrated Eco Strategy, Berkshire Eagle, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Integrated Eco Strategy, Charlie Stevenson, Founder, Owner, (413) 776-9343, www.integratedecostrategy.com;
Living Building Challenge, www.living-future.org
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