Organizations that have signed on to the initiative account for more than 4.4 billion square-feet of building space and have dedicated $7 billion in funding, according to For Construction Pros.
Initiative partners have reported results across nearly 38,000 properties and, on average, are on pace to meet the Better Buildings goal after improving energy performance by more than 2 pct each year. Since the program's launch, 40 organizations have met their energy goals, six have achieved their water goals and 12 have met their financing benchmarks.
(Source: US DOE, Construction Dive, Others, 24 May, 2017)
Contact: US DOE Better Buildings Initiative, https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/
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The project is slated to get under almost immediately for completion and startup in late 2018.
The expansion is expected to double the plant's present 70 million gpy capacity to 150 million gpy. (Source: Marion County Commission, Various Media, 25 May, 2017) )Contact: POET Ethanol Products, (316) 303-1380, www.ethanolproducts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol,
In March, PSE&G requested a rate increase to raise $74 million for energy-efficiency programs, including extending previous programs for hospitals, multifamily dwellings, and government agencies, nonprofits, and small businesses in urban enterprise zones. It was PSE&G's fourth energy-efficiency filing in a decade.
(Source: PSE&G, Philly.com, Others, 24 May, 2017) Contact: PSE&G,
Ralph Izzo, Pres., CEO, (973) 430-7000, https://pseg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation, Public Service Electric & Gas ,
Fort Bend and Seabreeze bring the number of landfill gas-to-energy projects DTE operates in Texas to three and gives DTE five facilities enterprise-wide which convert landfill gas to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG, which is versatile and fully compatible with the U.S. natural gas infrastructure, is used to power compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles, offsetting the use of fossil-based fuel.
Nationwide, DTE's landfill gas portfolio includes:
13 projects generating renewable electricity; 3 creating natural gas for industrial applications; and
5 producing RNG for vehicle use and other gas services.
(Source: DTE Energy, PR, 25 May, 2017) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, www2.dteenergy.com;
DTE Biomass, Mark Cousino, Pres., (734) 913-2080, www.newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/community-and-news/common/kc/biomass-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy, DTE Biomass, Renewable Natural Gas,
As of Dec, 31, 2016, 195 utility-scale geothermal units totaling 3.7 GW were in operation, primarily in Northern California. California also leads the nation in hydroelectric pumped storage.
Virginia's Bath County is the site of a 3 GW hydreoelectric pumped storage plant, which is the largest in the nation. All geothermal capacity is located in the western United States, while nearly all currently operating batteries and flywheels were added after 2010. Battery energy storage now totals 540 MW, with half located in California, Illinois and West Virginia. Nearly all of the nation's 44 MW of flywheel storage are located in New York and Pennsylvania. (Source: US EIA, Power Engineering, Others, May, 2017)
Contact: US EIA, www,eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA, Energy Storage,
The EPA approves E15 for use in any vehicle manufactured since 2001, which equates to 9 out of 10 cars on the road today. Automakers also approve E15 for use in nearly 75 pct of new cars. (Source: Growth Energy, 24 May, 2017)Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Growth Energy, E15, Ethanol Blend,
Columbia's present ethanol blending mandates stand at 8 pct (E8) in the central Antioquia department and 6 pct (E6) for the rest of the country, although three eastern departments that border Venezuela are excluded from mandates. Despite the 8 pct requirement, the country is currently unable to produce enough to meet the mandate.
Columbian biodiesel mandates range from 0 pct to 10 pct across the country. The USDA foercasts that biodiesel production will rise to 700 million lpy in 2017, up from 580 million litres in 2016. (Source: Fedebiocombustibles, REM, 25 May, 2017)Contact: Fedebiocombustibles, +57 1) 342 1552,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol Blend news,
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The waste-to-energy technology, which allows organic wastes to be instantly gasified rather than combusted or incinerated, was developed and patented by Associate Professor Paul Dauenhauer in the University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences.
Once created, syngas can be used to power generators to make electricity and to create heat. Syngas is also a raw material component that can be substituted for traditionally produced chemicals -- including petrochemicals -- in the creation of industrial and household products and a variety of other fuels. It is especially valuable as a fuel in areas where natural gas is not readily available.
(Source: Univ. of Minnesota, May, 2017)
Contact: enVerde LLC, Dave Goebel, CEO,
www.enverdellc.com: University of Minnesota, Professor Paul Dauenhauer, (612) 625-1313, email@example.com, http://dauenhauer.cems.umn.edu
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The global market is witnessing a significant growth due to rising energy demand coupled with increasing share of renewables in the power generation mix, energy efficiency mandates demanding carbon emission reduction, and government incentives supporting renewable energy deployment.
The report includes profiles some of the leading players in the Offshore Wind Market, namely, Siemens AG (Germany), ABB, Ltd. (Switzerland), MHI Vestas (Denmark), General Electric (U.S.), EEW Group (Germany), A2Sea (Denmark), and Nexans (France) among others.
Browse 65 market data Tables and 64 Figures spread through 148 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Offshore Wind Market"
Download PDF Brochure HERE.
(Source: MarketandMarkets, PR, May, 2017) Contact:
(888) 600-6441, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.marketsandmarkets.com
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Five similar plants are currently operating on walnut shells in California, and the company is preparing three additional units for a new California customer. The company is also manufacturing its first unit for the Japanese market.
Heat created in the Texas process is used to dry the pecan shells, creating no waste. The only byproduct of the technologies is organic biochar, a soil amendment (fertilizer) which aids plant growth, reduces the need for irrigation and increases global food supplies.
From the feedstock entering the system to the electricity produced by the installed generator sets, the BioMax® system is carbon negative. Each system sequesters 1.07 ounces of carbon per kWh, amounting to approximately 35 tpy of sequestered carbon.
(Source: SynTech Bioenergy, PR, 23 May, 2017).
SynTech Bioenergy LLC, Jason Erickson, (360)
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The researchers used pyrolysis, heating the wood to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen, to create the fuel they claim could offer almost three times as much energy output per energy input compared to corn ethanol.
Despite confirming the potential use of the oak biofuel, the researchers say questions remain around whether the production process is practical and if the fuel would offer the benefits and greenhouse gas reductions claimed claimed. The efficiency and energy needed for the fuel-creation process, as well as the source of the oak feedstock, is also unclear.
The research was published in The Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy & Environmental Science journal. (Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Professional Engineering, PR, 22 May, 2017)Contact: University College of London, Prof Mark Barrett
Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems Modelling
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment, email@example.com
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California legislation requires utilities to source 33 pct of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020, rising to 50 percent by 2030. In 2016, the state's three large electric utilities collectively sourced 32.3 pct of their electricity from renewables.
(Source: California ISO, SF Gate, 18 May, 2017)
Contact: California Independent System Operator, (916) 351-4400, www.caiso.com
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The turbines will be
manufactured at GE's European facilities in Barcelona and Salzbergen,Germany.
LM Wind Power, recently acquired by GE, will provide the blades from plants in Ponferrada and Castellon.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, renews, Various Media, 18 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy,www.ge-energy.com; Forestalia Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.forestalia.es
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Forestalia Group, LM Wind Power, GE,
Many businesses and environmental groups have welcomed the plan on the grounds that Bangladesh -- one of the countries considered most threatened by climate change impacts -- needs to make a strong statement as some governments such as the U.S. pull back from action on climate change.
Bangladesh produces about 0.44 tpy of CO2 per person, much lower than the United States' 16.4 tpy, Australia's 16.3 tpy and Qatar's 40.5 tpy, according to World Bank figures.
(Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 May, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Climate Change,
The state's former republican presidential hopeful Gov. Chris 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 legislative efforts to rejoin RGGI with vetoes.
When it was a RGGI member, New Jersey received over $100 million from the program, but much of it was diverted to prop-up the state budget or fund other programs. RGGI member states include Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(Source: NJ Spotlight, Various Sources, 23 May, 2017)
Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, RGGI,
CAT is an independent scientific analysis produced by three research organizations that have been tracking climate action since 2009. The CAT tracks 32 countries covering around 80 pct of global emissions.
(Source: Climate Action Tracker, News18, 23 May, 2017) Contact: Climate Action Tracker, www.climateactiontracker.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Coal, Carbon Emissions, Climate Action Tracker,
Shell executives claimed that binding emissions reduction targets would mean "tying its hands" and weakening the company because it would be forced to reduce production and sales. (Source; Royal Dutch Shell, Daily Mail, Reuters, 23 May, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Royal Dutch Shell, Carbon Emissions,
To achieve their greenhouse gas and sustainability goals,
PepsiCo will work with suppliers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, explore alternatives to greenhouse gas-intensive materials, investigate low-carbon fuels and fleet operations, increase sustainable manufacturing operations, as well as partner with farmers and its suppliers to cut emissions.
Since 2006, Pepsi has limited its greenhouse gas emissions and improved the energy efficiency of their legacy operations by 18 pct. (Source: PepsiCo, PR, May, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Footprint, Carbon Emissions, PepsiCo,
Tyler Technologies is the largest software company in the nation solely focused on providing integrated software and technology services to the public sector — cities, counties, states
and school districts.
(Source: Tyler Technoligies Inc., PR, BusinessWire, 23 May, 2017)
Contact: Tyler Technologies Inc., Richards Partners for Tyler Technologies, Lynn Moore Jr., Pres.,
Kurt Watkins, (214) 891-7624,
Kurt_Watkins@richards.com, www.tylertech.com; W Energies Solar One, email@example.com, www.w-energies.com; Oncor, (214) 486-2000, www.oncor.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Oncor, Tyler Technologies, W Energies Solar One, Solar+Storage,
Sunetric's services include complete project management, permitting and installation, in addition to Sunnova's lifetime monitoring, support and service throughout Hawaii.
Sunetric's solution is supported by a Hawaii PUC mandated customer self-supply (CSS) program that allows homeowners to install solar systems that do not export power to the utility grid. The CSS program was established to help the state achieve 100 pct renewable energy status by 2045. (Source: RGS Energy, GlobeNews Wire, Nasdaq, 23 May, 2017) Contact: RGS Energy, (888) 567-6527, www.RGSEnergy.com; Sunnova Energy,
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGS Energy, Real Goods Solar, Sunnova, Solar,
BEC commercial and residential members will receive financial benefits by earning capacity reduction credits for production during electrical usage peak times. Those members will have a better understanding of when to sell into the market and when to store energy, according to BEC.
An Apolloware pilot program is under way through the end of 2017.
(Source: Bandera Electric Cooperative, 22 May, 2017) Contact: Bandera Electric Cooperative, William Hetherington, CEO, (866) 226-3372, www.banderaelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Software, Solar Energy,
Last November, the government proposed new targets within the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) to increase the percentage of biofuel derived from waste, other than used cooking oil, by up to 30 pct. Under the RTFO, transportation fuel suppliers producing more than 450,000 lpy are required to ensure that a proportion of the fuel they supply comes from renewable biofuels.
According to ADBA, the UK's Anaerobic Digestion (AD) industry has sufficient capacity to produce enough biomethane to power 50 pct or more of the UK's entire bus fleet.
(Source: Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, MRW, 22 May, 2017) Contact: Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, Charlotte Morton, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3176 0503, www.adbioresources.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion , Biofuel, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association,
The switch to E85 is expected to contributes to the city's cost management efforts and reduce greenhous gas emissions. Hollywood is the first municipality in South Florida to adopt the high octane, E85 fuel to power its fleet.
Protec managed the installation of the two new, Wayne dispensers, to replace outdated equipment.
(Source: Protec Fuel, PR NewsWire, 23 May, 2017) Contact: Protec Fuel, (561) 392-3667, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.protecfuel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Protec Fuel , E85, Biofuel Blend, Biofuel,
TEP also plans to purchase power from a planned 100-MW wind project, and to make greater use of energy storage. TEP also notes the addition of three battery storage systems this year, including a 10-MW NextEra facility. (Source:
Tucson Electric Power, 23 May, 2017) Contact:
Tucson Electric Power, Carmine Tilghman, Director of Energy Supply and Renewable Energy, (520) 571-4000, email@example.com, www.tep.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, Steven Stengel, Communications, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tucson Electric Power, NextEra Energy Resources, Solar,
The video is intended to dispel the widespread confusion created within the marketplace by a handful of merchant refiners and investors who have petitioned the EPA to shift the compliance requirements. Doing so would undercut RFS efforts to sustain the use of renewable fuels in gasoline and diesel fuel, according to the video.
NACS, NATSO, SIGMA and a coalition of more than 35 organizations and companies representing the entire fuel supply chain, from refiners to retailers to renewable fuels groups, oppose shifting the compliance responsibility on the grounds that it would create disruption in the marketplace and ultimately raise prices at the pump.
(Source: NACS, 23 May, 2017) Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, David Fialkov, VP Gov. Affairs, (703) 549-2100, www.natso.com; NACS, www.nacsonline.com; SIGMA, www.sigma.org;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Blend, Point of Obligation, NATSO, SIGMA, NACS,
According to GEVO, isobutanol is an ideal renewable gasoline blendstock because of its high energy content, high octane, low water solubility and low volatility. GEVO's isobutanol meets the ASTM 7862 specification that covers isobutanol blends with gasoline.
(Source: GEVO, PR, 23 May, 2017)Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com
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According to the Active Energy release, the company secured the deal with its affiliate Timberlands International. It hopes that another affiliate, Advanced Biomass Solutions, and Timberland will work together on the commercialization of its CoalSwitch product.
CoalSwitch is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: Active Energy, PR, endswaste&Bioenergy, 22 May, 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com
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The Low Carbon Transportation program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment— particularly in disadvantaged communities.
To date, more than $600 million in cap-and-trade investments have helped deliver approximately 115,000 zero-emission and plug-in cars; 46 heavy-duty, zero-emission trucks; 950 zero-emission delivery, utility and refuse trucks; 407 zero-emission transit buses, shuttles and light rail cars; and 29 electric school buses in California.
Moving California highlights many ongoing projects, such as the new zero-emission car-sharing programs in disadvantaged neighborhoods, low-carbon agricultural worker van-pools in the San Joaquin Valley, and pilot projects to help low-income consumers afford the cleanest vehicles on the market. CARB says the website also features testimonials from community members who have benefited from these programs.
Access the the Low Carbon Transportation -- Moving California website HERE. (Source: California Air Resources Board, 18 May, 2017) Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Air Resources Board, California Cap-and-Trade, Cap-and-Trade,
The new division allows Legend Solar to offer homeowners and businesses a "Legend 360 Complete Modern Energy Package". The package typically includes multi-layer insulation, solar fans, air conditioner treatments, LED lighting and other energy-saving services and options designed to reduce power consumption and thus reduce the size of the solar array needed to offset the customer's energy consumption.(Source: Legend Solar, PR, 23 May, 2017) Contact: Legend Solar, Legend Energy Services, (877) 513-6412, www.legendsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Since 2005, GE has completed more than 1,000 infrastructure projects for Olympic Games venues, health centers and other surrounding commercial buildings.
(Source: GE, Korea Times, 24 May, 2017) Contact: GE Energy Services, www.geenergyconnections.com
The Nissan cells will be manufactured by Nissan in Sunderland, UK, and sold in the UK in partnership with Eaton Corp, a US power management company. Beginning in July, the XStorage Home systems will sell for approximately £5,000 , exclusive of installation. . (Source: Nissan, CTBR, Guardian, May, 2017) Contact: Nissan, www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nissan/electric-vehicle-leadership/xstorage-by-nissan.html; Tesla Powerwall, www.teslamotors.com
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By leveraging the HVAC infrastructure of high-rise buildings, new or old, Fenix turns developments into Thermal Energy Assets that harvest, store and re-use energy that can then be traded within a building, a development (Network Energy System®) or across connected nodes throughout a district (Eco-District)and thus create a secure supply of efficient, renewable energy. (Source: Fenix Energy, PR, 23 May, 2017) Contact: Fenix Energy, Edward Smith, Managing Director,
(604) 684-7241, www.fenixenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News HVAC, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage,
The global home automation market has been expanding at a CAGR of 26.3 pct within a forecast period from 2013 to 2020, by the end of which the market is expected to reach $21.6 billion.
Engineering and construction activity revenues reached €295 million and the earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to €49 million, versus €391 million and €7 million respectively in the first three months of 2016.
The company's backlog in engineering and construction as of 31 March, 2017 included bookings of new projects for a total approximate value of €200 million in Chile, Argentina, UK and Belgium, among others.
Revenues in the concession-type infrastructure activity hit €41 million and EBITDA amounted to €25 million in Q1 of 2017, compared to €34 million and €21 million, respectively, during the first three months of 2016.(Source: Abengoa, Various Media, 15 May, 2017)Contact: Abengoa, www.abengoa.com
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The Empower platform requires two components or stock keeping units (SKU) for residential deployments -- the module-level fractal Inverter 8K PowerBridge and the 8K PowerHub, which serves as a smart energy combiner.
According to the company, the Genesys 8K modular technology delivers best-in-class efficiency, instrumentation-grade power quality, and unmatched reliability.
Genesys 8K is designed for standard household alternating current (AC) wiring, providing a unified solar + energy storage system that eliminates specialty high-voltage direct current (DC) balance of system (BOS) costs, while effectively increasing the speed of installation. (Source: Empower Micro Systems, power-technology.com, 17 May, 2017) Contact:
Empower Micro Systems, Mika Nuotio, CEO, (415) 816-2924, www.empowermicro.com
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Using Aurora's technology, 400 to 800 wafers can be measured in minutes as opposed to the traditional time and labor intensive practice of removing three or four wafers from each batch for a manual test.
(Source: Aurora Solar Technologies, Inc. PR, 17 May, 2017) Contact: Aurora Solar Technologies Inc.,
(778) 241-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aurorasolartech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aurora Solar Technolog, Solar Waferies , Solar,
(Source: Enel, Element Power, SPP, 17 May, 2017)
Contact: Enel Green Power, Francesco Venturini, CEO, www.enelgreenpower.com; Element Power, www.elpower.com
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The Eastman Business Park is opening a new battery cell assembly facility in July that will add new capability to the existing Kodak Pilot Commercialization Center. The new facility will provide a full set of resources for energy storage inventors, entrepreneurs and commercial developers. When fully operational, the facility will produce 250,000 car batteries, 1 million home battery units or support 300 microgrids to power small towns. (Source: Eastman Kodak, Messenger Post Media , 16 May, 2017)
Contact: Eastman Kodak, Dolores Kruchten, Pres., www.eastmanbusinesspark.com
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Stem is constructing a 1 MW, 4.2 MWh storage system to be housed on campus in Carson, California. Combined with an existing Stem storage system, the project will total 2 MW and 6.2 MWh hours. The storage systems will eventually be paired with solar to maximize clean energy generation and enhance the campus' onsite sustainability plans.
Stem pairs intelligent software with energy storage to learn building load patterns and shift energy use away from peak demand times. With over 120 MWh across more than 600 locations, Stem is the world leader in the commercial-scale energy storage market.
(Source: Stem , PR, 16 May, 2017) Contact: Stem Inc., www.stem.com ; CSU Dominguez Hills, Ken Seaton, Energy Manager, (310) 243-3696, www.csudh.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Stem Inc., Intelligent Energy,
U.S. Oil presently ships ethanol on the Great Lakes from a facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
(Source: U.S. OIl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 May, 2017) Contacxt: U.S. Oil & Refining Co., (253) 383-1651, http://www.usor.com; U.S Venture, 9920)739-6101, www.usventure.comm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,
Under the plan, San Jose residents will be automatically enrolled, but can drop out if they want to stick with PG&E. Customers will be able to purchase electricity from greener sources that may end up being cheaper than what major utilities offer. The city will offer at least one option with a rate equal to or cheaper than PG&E.
The city expect the program to break even, but it will require $55 million to get off the ground. That could come from a loan or line of credit. (Source: Silicon Valley News, San Jose Blog, 19 May, 2017) Contact:
City of San Jose, Environmental Services, Kerrie Romanow, Dir., (408) 535-8550, www.sanjoseca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy,
The center was partially funded by SoCalGas with a matching donation from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and is part of UC Riverside's Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT).
The center will focus on improving technologies and removing barriers to increase renewable gas use in California and beyond. Areas of research include:
high yield renewable natural gas production;
storing renewable energy with power-to-gas technology;
technologies that can increase renewable gas use in heavy-duty trucking and other transportation;
market and policy issues; and
potential sites for renewable gas production projects.
(Source: UC Riverside, Waste Today, Others,18 May, 2017) Contact: University of California, Riverside,
Arun Raju, Director, Center for Renewable Natural Gas, (951) 781-5791, email@example.com, www.ucr.edu; SoCalGas, Jeff Reed, Director Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, www.socalgas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News UC Riverside, Renewable Natural Gass, SoCalGas,
CREP is part of the Montana Renewable Portfolio Standard which promotes the development and ownership of smaller renewable energy projects by in-state owners.
Proposals are due June 28, 2017, with selection of finalists expected in September. All inquiries and correspondence regarding this RFP must be directed to Sapere Consulting.
(Source: Northwestern Corp., PR, 17 May, 2017) Contact: NorthWestern Corp., www.northwesternenergy.com; Sapere Consulting, Steve Lewis, (206) 726-3695, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.Sapereconsulting.com/RFP; NorthWestern Energy, www.northwesternenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NorthWestern Energy, Renewable Energy,
To earn the certification, SAISD partnered with Cenergistic, Inc. to manage energy use throughout the district. Cenergistic worked directly with each campus to identify opportunities to save energy. As of January the district had achieved over $1.6 million in cost avoidance through the Cenergistic program, according to a SAISD release.
ENERGY STAR certification signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 pct of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
(Source: standard Times, 19 May, 2017)
Cenergistic Inc., (214) 275-2814, www.cenergistic.com; San Angelo Independent School District, www.saisd.org; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Efficiency, ,
SunPower Biodiesel, LLC. was an integrated agriculture-energy company marketing renewable fuel products produced from virgin vegetable oil from planted crops, used vegetable oil (UVO), canola, and fats, oils and greases (FOG) to produce biodiesel. The facility produced 3 million gpy of B100 biodiesel.
The auction, which will be held onsite, includes real estate, two oilseed processing facilities, grain handling facility, retail fuel stations and related equipment.
Sale details and equipment catalog are available at the auction website, http://www.maascompanies.com. (Source: Maas Companies, May, 2017) Contact: Maas Companies, (507)285-1444, www.masscompanies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower Biodiesel, Biodiesel,