The BC Conservatives have steadfastly rejected the Carbon Tax as a punitive tax on the poor and middle class. Following a threat by the federal Liberal Party to impose a national carbon tax, other western Conservative parties have followed suit in a strong rejection of the tax, including the Saskatchewan Party and the United Conservative Party of Alberta, the BC Conservatives say.
The website and petition are the latest tools in the ongoing BC Conservative advance against the Carbon Tax.
(Source: BC Conservative Party,28 Sept., 2017) Contact: BC Conservative Party, Scott Anderson, Communications
(250) 434-2550, www.bcconservative.ca, www.ScraptheCarbonTax.com
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The project will be based on SaltX's "EnerStore" large-scale energy storage technology that stores surplus solar and wind generated electricity as heat in dried salt. The pilot is expected to be ready late in 2018 and to undergo testing by 2019.
"By adding water to the dry salt (calcium oxide) the salt turns into calcium hydroxide. The water starts a chemical process, which generates heat and degrees C. If you add hot steam instead of water to the salt, the steam temperature will rise up to 500 degrees C," according to SaltX.
(Source: Vattenfall, power-technology.com, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; SaltX Technology,
Eric Jacobson, Bus. Dev., Marketing,
+46 73-643 16 94,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall, Energy Storage,
The South Australia state government has placed an order with Tesla for one the world's largest battery systems, capable of storing 100,000kW -- sufficient power for approximately 30,000 homes.
(Source: Tesla, Nikkei, 30 Sept., 2017) Contact: Tesla, www.teslamotors.com; Samsung SDI, www.samsungsdi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung SDI, Tesla, Energy Storage, Panasonic,
In the new technology, a single algal cell is captured in a droplet of water encapsulated by oil then millions of algal droplets squeeze onto a chip about the size of a quarter. Each droplet is a "micro-bioreactor", a highly controlled environment in which algal cells can grow and replicate for several days, forming a genetically homogenous colony that goes through its typical biological reactions, including the production of lipids.
The researchers first validated the chip system with algae known to grow faster or slower, or produce more or less lipid. They then screened 200,000 chemically mutated cells, identifying six mutants with both faster growth and higher lipid content. The screening, done on-chip, uses fluorescence detection of chlorophyll, representing total cell mass, and BODIPY, a fluorescent molecule that binds to lipids. All mutants with potential for improved growth or lipid production were recovered and verified off-chip.
The tools for improving throughput are already in development, including larger chips that can screen millions of droplets in one experiment.
With the discovery and development of much more efficient algal strains, commercial-scale production of biofuel from algae may finally be a realistic promise.
The research was supported by the National Science Foundation. (Source: Cornell University, PR, Plant Direct, 28 Sept., 2017) Contact: Cornell Univ., George Lowery, (607) 255-2171, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cornell.edu; Texas A&M, Arum Han , (979) 845-9686;
Boyce Thompson Institute, (607) 254-1234, https://btiscience.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algal, Algae, Algae Biofuel,
The patent, the first ever for a thin III-V layer on crystalline silicon thin-film, covers group III-V elements such as Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), and Indium Gallium Phosphide (InGaP) for the top layer, as well as all inorganic materials, including silicon, germanium, etc., for the bottom layer.
Solar-Tectic's patented technology uses common industrial manufacturing processes and no wafer which saves material and energy costs. A glass substrate instead of wafer also allows for a bifacial cell design for increased efficiency.
(Source: Solar-Tectic LLC, PR, Novus Light, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Solar-Tectic LLC, Ashok Chaudhari, CEO, www.solartecticllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar-Tectic , Solar, Thin-Film Solar, Solar Cell,
The objectives of the Association is to promote the exchange of intelligent green building technology and knowledge among Asian countries, to demonstrate the cutting edge intelligent green building technology developed in the Asia Pacific region, and to provide a safe, healthy, convenient, comfortable, energy-saving, and sustainable living environment for people in Asia and worldwide. (Source: Reliable Controls, PR, AutomatedBuildings.com, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact:
Reliable Controls, www.reliablecontrols.com; Taiwan Intelligent Building Association, http://apigba.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Management,
Aggregate Industries have launched EPDs on their Agilia, Watertight and Diamondcrete ready-mixed concrete products.
The EPDs are based on life-cycle assessment (LCA) calculations using BASF's Life Cycle Analyzer tool to quantify the environmental impact of specialist and conventional concretes and compare the eco-efficiency of different concrete mixes.
The Life Cycle Analyzer allows concrete producers and specifiers to demonstrate compliance with European Standard BS EN 15804:2012 and to calculate indicators such as global warming potential (CO2), renewable energy consumption, acidification potential, and the cost impact of different concrete mix designs.
(Source: Aggregate Industries, 29 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Aggregate Industries, (773) 372-1000, www.aggregate.com; BASF +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com/en/products-and-industries/construction.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Concrete, Cement, COs, Carbon Emissions,
If the pilot program is approved, an initial 650 participating customers would receive an annual $40 incentive payment as well as save an undertermined amount of money on a time-of-use rate plan. TEP is also offering a $35 rebate on the purchase of a Nest thermostat which it will evaluate against other smart thermostats to determine those that qualify for the program.
Additionally, TEP proposes to use some participating customers' homes and water heaters to store energy. The utility also would explore "feeder-level" -- neighborhood-level -- power storage in some areas to help reduce peak demand.
(Source: TEP, Tucson Daily Star, 30 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Tucson Electric Power, David G. Hutchens, CEO, Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725, email@example.com, www.tep.com
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The plant will produce 7.2 million gpy of synthetic diesel fuel and 7.s tpy of biochar utilizing a clean energy system that produces an inexpensive hydrogen gas stream on demand from biomass and waste sources. The plant will utilize primarily locally sourced wood industry and forestry wastes as its principal feedstock.
The company is looking to acquire a series of revenue bonds totaling close to $80 million to help finance the construction and equipping of the plant. Construction is scheduled to get underway early in 2018, according to Orion Strategies. (Source: Orion Strategies, PPD of WV One, Woodworking Network,
September 29, 2017 ) Contact: Orion Strategies, (304) 982-6050, www.orion-strategies.com
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The cross-disciplinary MARINER projects focus on transformative, systems-level improvements and engineering, including advanced research in farm design and autonomous operation, which draw on fields such as cultivation and harvesting systems, advanced components, computer modeling, aquatic monitoring, and advanced breeding and genetics tools.
According to ARPA-E Acting Director Eric Rohlfing, "the United States has offshore resources capable of producing enough seaweed to handle as much as 10 pct of our demand for transportation fuel."
The full list of the MARINER projects is available HERE.(Source: DOE ARPA-E, Nat. Law Review, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: DOE ARPA-E, ARPA-E@hq.doe.gov, arpa-e.energy.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE ARPA-E, Biofuel, Seaweed,
The project will incorporate 121 turbines and generate sufficient power for 130,000 homes.
Interstate Power & Light provides electric power to approximately 490,000 retail customers and natural gas service to 220,000 retail customers.
(Source: Interstate Power and Light Company, Alliant Energy Corporation, PR, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, , Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com;
Alliant Interstate Power and Light, (319) 786-4411,www.alliantenergy.com
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To qualify, projects can be located in Wyoming, Oregon or Utah. The company will consider projects bid with power purchase agreements for up to 30 years, or "Build-Transfer" agreements where the bidder develops the project but ultimately transfers the project to PacifiCorp. Proposals for new or repowered wind resources must demonstrate that projects will qualify for the federal production tax credit, if applicable, and can be online by Dec. 31, 2020.
PacifiCorp reportedly aims to add another 859 MW of new wind capacity -- 85 MW in Wyoming and 774 MW in Idaho -- 1,000 MW or more of new solar capacity Between 2028 and 2036. (Source: PaifiCorp, UtilityDive, Various Other Media, 29 Sept., 2017)
Contact: PacifiCorp Energy, Laine Anderson, Director of Wind Operations, www.pacificorp.com
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The supply order includes commissioning and a five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement, along with previously purchased Production Tax Credit--qualifying components.
The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas' Colorado factories for delivery beginning in Q2, 2018.
(Source: Vestas, PR, Various Media, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
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While currently residential storage is concentrated in several markets such as Hawaii, California and states in the Northeast, which have suitable application and regulatory conditions, GTM Research expects the segment to grow, spurred by falling systems costs, utility rate design, and other factors.
(Source: GTM Research, U.S. Residential Battery Storage Playbook 2017, Renewables Now, 27 Sept., 2017) Contact:
GTM Research U.S. Residential Battery Storage Playbook 2017, www.greentechmedia.com/research/storage#gs.ozMrviA
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Magellan operates the longest pipeline system for refined products and L-P-Gs in the United States, extending about 9,700 miles from the Gulf Coast and covering Iowa and 14 other states across the central U.S.
(Source: Magellan Midstream Partners, Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc., Radio Iowa, 27 September 27, 2017) Contact: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
Magellan Midstream Partners, (918) 574-7000, www.magellanlp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News E-15, Ethanol Blend, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association,
The carbon tax will increase from the present €30.50 ($35.81) per ton to 44.6 euros in 2018, €55 in 2019, €65.40 in 2020, €75.80 in 2021 and up to €86.20 euros in 2022 then rise to to €100 in 2030. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, 27 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, France Carbon Tax,
One of those districts is the Napa Valley Unified School District, which includes Napa, American Canyon and Yountville. Since 2012, PG&E and the Napa County Energy Watch teamed up on several energy efficiency projects projects at schools throughout the district including the installation of: LED lighting, fan motors for walk-in coolers, water heaters and boilers, power saving software, wireless thermostats on portable buildings, variable speed drives on pool pumps, and others that have saved more than 95,000 kWh and nearly 800 therms of gas.
California schools spend $700 million on energy annually, according to the California Energy Commission. (Source: PG&E, Currents, 26 Sept., 2017) Contact: PG&E, www.pge.com/schools; Napa Valley Unified School District, Brian Bacinett, Energy and Environmental Compliance Specialist, (707) 253-3715, www.nvusd.k12.ca.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Gas & Electric, PGE, PG&E, Energy Efficiency, Efficiency Rebates,
The former Texas governor and presidential wannabe said carbon capture and utilization had "exciting potential" and touted the Petro Nova CCUS project in Texas which will capture over 5,000 tpd of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery. During last year election campaign, Perry proposed the complete elimination of the agency he now heads. Now, Perry's boss has proposed slashing the DOE Office of Fossil Energy budget by 56 pct to $280 million for the next fiscal year.
Interestingly, Perry previously said "Climate change is all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight. Al Gore is a prophet all right, a false prophet of a secular carbon cult, and now even moderate Democrats aren't buying it." (Source: U.S. DOE, Sec. Rick Perry Reuters, Various Others, Sept., 2017) Contact: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, (202) 586-5000, www.energy.gov/contributors/rick-perry; National Petroleum Council, (202) 393-6100, www.npc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Carbon Capture, CCS,
Adding 100 MW of solar power is expected to occur over 10 years, but no costs estimates are available. One solar facility at St. Louis Lambert International Airport is slated to be completed next year.
Ameren also noted it is working to reduce its carbon emissions 80 pct by 2050 from 2005 levels.
(Source: Ameren Missouri, 25 Sept., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com
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The Arauco Wind Complex project is the biggest wind power undertaking in central-northern Argentina and probably one of the biggest in the whole country. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, 25 September 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, http://www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa , Wind,
Net Power aims to license its technology to third parties -- oil and gas companies, power utilities -- and expects the first commercial plant to start its turbines as early as 2021. Net Power was formed by a partnership of 8 Rivers Capital, Exelon and CB&I, (Source: Net Power, Edgy Labs, 25 Sept., 2017) Contact: Net Power, (919) 667-1800, www.netpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Newt Power, CCS, Clean Coal, COs, Carbon Emissions,
Siemens Gamesa would be responsible for the design, engineering and commissioning of the new solar plant, as well as its "hybridization" with the existing wind farm. The project is set to come online by the end of this year, and will be located in the state of Karnataka.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, ADB, CNBC, 27 Sept., 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, http://www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html
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According to Vechta, Germany-headquartered biogas plant specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER, the conditions for expanding the network of biogas plants in Ireland are very good: Firstly, the agriculture and waste sector boasts an enormous biomass potential. Secondly, with a growth rate of 4.9 pct in 2016, Ireland is the fastest-growing national economy in the EU and offers a favorable investment climate.
WELTEC BIOPOWER has constructed almost 20 biogas plants in the UK., eight of which are in Northern Ireland, where WELTEC is currently building two AD plants that primarily use will hog slurry and grass silage and half of maize silage as feedstock. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER, PR, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.weltec-biopower.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER, Biogas, Methane, ,
Level(s), which focuses on building performance indicators across areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, resource and water efficiency as well as health and comfort, aims to establish a "common language" around what sustainable building means in practice -- shifting the debate beyond energy performance. Each indicator in Level(s) is designed to link a building's impact with EU priorities for circular economy, and the framework effectively broadens the building agenda to deliver more of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
EC Level(s) details are HERE. (Source: EU, Sept., 2017) Contact: EU Environment, http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/contact_en.htm
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Fenix Energy is growing a reputation among developers, municipalities and utilities for leading the delivery of thermal energy solutions. By upgrading the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems of high-rise buildings (new or old), Fenix turns developments into Thermal Energy Assets that harvest, store and trade energy. Completely scalable, our solutions work for a single building, multiple buildings within a development or across a city. Fenix Energy solutions create a win for the environment and the bottom line; making the business case for investing in renewables an undeniable one.
Source: Fenix Energy, PR, Sept., 2017) Contact: Fenix Energy, www.fenixenergy.com; Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
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"The RFS was passed with the intent to lower our nation's dependence on foreign oil, keep our air clean, revitalize rural America, and provide consumers with more affordable fuel options at the pump. This shows a clear willingness from the EPA to reverse course and abandon the goals and promise of more renewable fuel blending in the RFS." -- Emily Skor, CEO,
Growth Energy commenting on recent EPA Renewable Fuel Standard plans. Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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The Bioenergy Industry Leader Award recognizes a recent innovation in bioenergy that is market competitive, ecologically sound and minimizes undesirable environmental impacts. The nominees must be producing or enhancing the application of bioenergy solutions. The judging criteria include challenges, financial results, innovation, leadership and operational excellence.
(Source: UPM Kymmene Corp., PR, September 27, 2017)
Contact: Platts Global Energy Award, http://geaweb.platts.com;
Sari Mannonen, VP, +358 45 265 1345, ww.upm.com
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Japan Renewable Energy (JRE), in which Goldman Sachs has a stake, is among the companies entering the woody biomess power market with the construction of its first biomass power station north of Tokyo.
Japan wants renewables to generate 22-24 pct of its electricity mix by 2030. Of that total
biomass power is targeted to generate up to 4.6 pct by 2030, and reached 1.8 pct by March 2016. (Source: Japan Renewable Energy, Reuters, 30 Sept., 2017) Contact: Japan Renewable Energy, Osamu Toribuchi, GM, www.jre.co.jp/en
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The system generates fuel-free power from biomass.
The generator utilizes waste heat on applications such biomass boilers, oil and gas well flair gas, landfills, waste water treatment plants and others.
(Source: ElectraTherm, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, 25 Sept., 2017) Contact: ElecttraTherm, John Fox, Managing Director, (877) 883-7101, www.electratherm.com
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The plant's fuel supply will be sourced from locally abundant biomass including discarded tree tops, limbs, branches and scrap wood from local forestry operations, crop residuals such as pecan shells and peanut hulls, and lumber mill mill waste.
The plant, owned by Constellation, supplies steam to the Proctor & Gamble facility and to a 9.5-MW electric power generator at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.
(Source: Constellation, PEI, Others, 26 Sept., 2017) Contact: Proctor & Gamble, www.pg.com, www.pg.com/sustainability; Constellation, Kelly Biemer, (410) 470-9700, www.constellation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Procter & Gamble, Constellation, Exelon, Biomass,
The €4.6 million Eolfloat project covers engineering, detailed construction studies and basin trials of a scale-model Trussfloat floating platform, using a scale model.
A commercial version is possible at end-2018, according to Dietswell. (Source: Dietswell, Sept., 2017) Contact: Dietswell, +33 1 39 30 02 60, email@example.com, www.dietswell.com
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The company will also tighten standards on packaging, materials sourcing, energy management, energy efficiency and other "green" projects and improvements.
(Source: LVMH, The National Middle East, 21 Sept., 2917) Contact: LVMH, +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22, www.lvmh.com
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Although the attached Rutgers report is short on recommendations it could provide a blueprint for the steps -- carbon tax, RGGI participation, cleaner transportation and greater reliance on renewable energy -- needed to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 80 pct which will require a 76 pct reduction from today's pollution levels.
According to the report, New Jersey's emission profile differs from other states in that there is less pollution from the power sector because of the state's reliance on nuclear which comprises 43 pct of the state's electricity mix. Mobile emissions and fossil fuels used in homes and businesses, primarily for heating, account for a greater share of the emission mix.
Download the An Examination of Policy Options for
Gas Emissions Reductions
in New Jersey --
September 2017 report HERE. (Source: Rutgers University, Georgetown Climate Center, NJ Spotlight, Sept., 2017) Contact: Rutgers, www.climatechange.rutgers.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissiuons, Emission Reduction Target,
America's Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future HERE. (Source: NRDC, Sept., 2017) Contact: NRDC, www.nrdc.org
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Canada-based Northland Power Inc. holds an 85 pct stake in the project while Innogy SE retains the remaining 15 pct. The offshore wind farm , which will be operated and serviced from a base in Norddeich, will generate sufficient energy for as many as 400,000 homes.
(Source: Innogy SE, Deutsche Winguard, Renewables, 22 Sept., 2017)Contact: Northland Power, John Brace, CEO, www.northlandpower.ca; Nordsee One, www.nordseeone.com; RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com
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To date, Vestas has delivered over 4,500 turbines in India, with a total capacity of more than 3,000 MW according to the company. (Source: Vestas, Financial Express, Others, 23 Sept., 2017)Contact: Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com
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The initiative is expected to make it easier for participants to find a trading partner to purchase or sell carbon allowances. It will also provide access to lower cost reduction opportunities, which will lower the cost of compliance for the companies in all three states.
California has been holding joint cap-and-trade auctions with Quebec since 2014. Ontario has been running its own cap-and-trade since January 2017, and has completed three sold out auctions.
(Source: UN Climate Action, 25 Sept., 2017)
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In the EPA notice for data availability, the agency is seeking comment on a proposal to reduce the 2018 advanced biofuel volume requirement from the proposed level of 4.24 billion gallons to 3.77 billion gallons and also to reduce the 2018 total renewable fuel volume requirement from the proposed level of 19.24 billion gallons to 18.77 billion gallons. The EPA said in the notice the new proposal is based on concerns about biofuel imports. (Source: EPA, DTN, Various Media, 26 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS news, Biofuel Blend news, Biodiesel news,
Heraeus, specialists in the field of thick film technology for photovoltaics, said it offers products for all solar cell architectures and photovoltaic technologies. (Source: Heraeus, IANS, 24 Sept., 2017) Contact: Heraeus Photovoltaics, www.heraeus.com/en
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Supported by ABB's industrial automation expertise, integrating robotics, machine and factory automation, electrification and ABB Ability™, ABB's unified, cross-industry digital offering, the Northvolt plant will supply European automotive industry customers with high quality and customizable battery solutions. The factory is expected to start production in 2020.
(Source: ABB Technology Ventures, Northvolt, PR, Markets Insider, 26 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO , www.northvolt.com;
ABB Technology Ventures, +46 21 32 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The two firms joined forces at the Singapore Biofuel Roundtable organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The roundtable comes at an opportune time in light of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 0.5 percent global sulphur cap on marine fuels which will come into effect from 2020, as well as he IMO's longer term plan to lower carbon emissions for shipping.
MPA is seeking seek collaborative partnerships with shipowners on the bio-energy front, including finding solutions to barriers to the use of biofuels.
(Source: MPA, BHP, Goodfuels, American Shipper, 25 Sept., 2017) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO , email@example.com, www.goodfuels.com/marine
MPA, Andrew Tan, CEO, +65 6375 1600, www.mpa.gov.sg; International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
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CarbonX will purchase carbon credits and invest in carbon reduction projects. The offsets of these activities will then be transformed into ERC20 tokens on an Ethereum based blockchain and distributed through an open-loop style loyalty rewards programme.
Carbon X also plans to create their own CarbonX Tokens (CxTs) that will be offered by retailers, brands and businesses to incentivize people to make "carbon-friendly" decisions. CxTs can then be traded for carbon-friendly goods and services, other digital currencies or reward programme points on the CarbonX platform.
(Source: ConsenSys, Bitcoin, The Block, 25 Sept., 2017)
Contact: CarbonX, Joseph Lubin, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbonx.ca; ConseSys, Joseph Lubin www.consensys.net
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