Product ability to reduce carbon emission by 85 pct to 90 pct makes CCS adoption preferable to other available alternates while favorable government initiatives to encourage adoption of sustainable technology along with measures to reduce toxic pollutant concentrations will stimulate CCS.
In the U.S. the 2008 U.S Energy Improvement and Extension Act introduced section 45Q to provide credit of $20 per tonne for storing CO2 in deep water saline formations and $10 per tonne for storing CO2 through enhanced oil recovery. In 2016, the Obama administration funded $90 billion through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act towards strategic clean energy investment and tax credit to promote development of low carbon technologies.
The report is available from Global Market Insights. www.gminsights.com.
(Source: Global Market Insights, World Coal, 29 Aug., 2017)Contact: Global Market Insights, (216) 525-0600, www.gminsights.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Market Insights, CCS, Clean Coal, Coal,
Because a single cow can produce 200 to 500 lpd of methane, the cattle industry is estimated to be responsible for about 38 pct of agricultural greenhouse gases. Cattle release methane and CO2 by silently belching about once a minute. The researchers hope to find a way to reduce the amount of methane produced while still maintaining a productive herd.
The researchers will be testing the effects of biochar which has been shown to create favourable conditions for the growth of bacteria that aid in digestion. The research will study whether small amounts of biochar added to cattle feed improves the efficiency of digestion and thereby reduces the amount of methane produced. Researchers will calculate the methane produced, measure the average daily gain, monitor the health of the cows, analyze the manure and test its effect on soils.
For the project, the University of Lethbridge will collaborate with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the universities of Manitoba and Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and two industry partners -- Cool Planet and Blue Rock Animal Nutrition. (Source: Univ. of Lethbridge,
Aug. 2017) Contact: University of Lethbridge, Dr. Erasmus Okine, (403) 329-7185, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biochar, Methane, Cattle Methane,
The Aemetis 50 million gpy Kakinada biorefinery can also produce and supply refined glycerin to pharmaceutical and industrial customers. The Aemetis plant is India's first and only biofuels producer approved under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard for delivery of tallow and waste oil biodiesel into California. (Source: Aemetis, PR, Aug. 28, 2017) Contact: Aemetis Inc., Eric McAfee, CEO, (408) 390-3275, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel,
The new program will be in charge of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system for improving the efficiency of water and energy use in buildings. LEED certification was previously offered through CaGBC. (Source: Canada Green Building Council, Business Vancouver, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Canada Green Building Council
Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org; Green Business Certification Inc., www.gbta.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Business Certification Inc., Canada Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
Veridium will issue two types of tokens. VERIDIUM membership tokens will grant access to the trading platform while TGR tokens represent actual environmental mitigation credits. Some companies purchase the credits voluntarily while other credits, such as wetland or stream credits, are required by the U.S. EPA and other regulators. Pension funds and investment firms are the major drivers of environmental mitigation credits, as they try to ensure the companies they invest in are socially responsible, according to Veridium.
There will be 15 million "TGR" tokens at the initial offering, backed by REDD+ forest carbon offset credits issued by Infinite Earth and backed by natural assets from the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve in Borneo, Indonesia. Infinite Earth currently holds a 60-year lease on the Indonesian biodiversity reserve.
Veridium Labs Ltd., a joint-venture between ConsenSys AG and EnVision Corporation, is an Environmental FinTech company offering a real-world application of blockchain technology that uses the cryptographic environmental mitigation offsets issued through the Veridium Network to create an entirely new asset class of commodities with net positive environmental impacts. Veridium Labs is responsible for creating enterprise solutions for corporations that will drive demand for the tokenized natural capital assets issued on the blockchain through the Veridium Network. The company is currently working on climate change risk mitigation products for institutional portfolio management companies, pension funds and endowments as well as creating sustainable supply chain solutions for Fortune 100 & 500 companies.
(Source: Veridium Labs, NYTimes, Others, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Veridium Labs, Todd Lemons, CEO, +852-5808-0007, (980) 202-0297, www.veridium.io
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Credit, Carbon Offset Credits , REDD+, Reforestation,
The Shrum Chemistry lab incorporates new systems for water efficiency and use reduction, optimized energy performance, and waste management, green cleaning practices. Sustainability achievements include diverting at least 75 pct of construction waste from landfills, and installation of new laboratory fume hoods that exhaust 50 pct less air when sashes are closed. (Source: Simon Fraser Univ., PR, 24 Aug., 2017) Contact: Simon Fraser Univ, Wendy Lee, Dev. Mgr., , (778) 782-3253, www.sfu.ca/fs; Canadian Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, (866) 941-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Green Building Council , LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
The plan requires Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval. Th project is expected to get underway early next year. (Source: IP&L, Indianapolis Bus. Journal, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: City of Indianapolis, City Council, (317) 327-4242, www.indy.gov; Indianapolis Light & Power, www.iplpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Light, LED Light, Streetlight,
According to the report he decrease in total electric power consumption nationwide can be in great part attributed to energy efficiency policies adopted by utilities as well as new technologies developed with assistance from the federal government also have helped to strengthen the reliability and resilience of the power grid and contributed to flattening energy demand.
Under the terms of the agreement, Modon will allocate land to the Chinese company in its industrial cities and the National Industrial Clusters Development Program will assist Goldwind in identifying investment opportunities and support its search for local partners.
(Source: TradeArabia News Service, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact:
Saudi Industrial Property Authority, email@example.com, www.modon.gov.sa/en;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine, Goldwind Science & Technology ,
The integrated Smart Building Platform is being delivered through ECS' Smart Building as a Service program which includes open-architecture building automation for HVAC, intelligent LED lighting, IP camera and card access, and integrated on site sub-metering. The program enables precise energy and operations management while delivering continuous real-time data analytics on facility system performance.
The Regent Medical Properties installation has been financed through the Efficiency Made Easy program available from Constellation, a retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services and subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. The Efficiency Made Easy program enables commercial and industrial supply customers to implement energy efficiency and other solutions without upfront capital expenditures (Source: ECS Global Solutions, Facility Exec., 23 Aug., 2017)
Contact: ECS Global Solutions, , Len Pisano, Chief Development , (718) 855-5888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ecsglobal.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Building, Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
The new Jennings Creek Elementary School is designed to reduce, or eliminate, energy costs while earning income for the district.
The building's structural exterior walls are constructed of insulated concrete forms that look like giant Styrofoam Legos and reportedly cut energy consumption by about 25 pct for an avoided cost of about $11 million.
The new building also incorporates a solar array that can be expanded to provide all of the school's energy requirements as well as a geothermal systems for heating and cooling.
(Source: Warren County Public Schools, WKU, 22 Aug., 2017) Contact: Warren County Public Schools District, Jay Wilson, Energy Manager, (540) 635-2171, www.wcps.k12.va.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The company installed occupancy sensors in common rooms, offices and storage areas, completed LED retrofits throught 73 seniors living complexes, installed more than 48,000 occupancy sensors, retrofitted and installed 4,148 high-efficiency water fixtures, smart irrigation controls and achieved Energy Star certifications. The company is presently investigating a real-time energy monitoring system and increasing resident engagement through its "Turn It Off" challenge, which tasked each Brookdale community to find unique ways to reduce waste and cut and energy and water usage.
To date, Brookdale has achieved a 2.42 pct reduction in energy usage, saving 19.75 million kWh and yielding an estimated $7.6 million in normalized energy savings, according to the company's Sustainability Report.
(Source: Bookdale Seniors Living, Senior Living News, August 22, 2017) Contact: Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Marla Thalheimer, Director of Sustainability, (888) 221-7317, www.brookdale.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Consuption, Energy Management,
The new program will replace the existing tax exemption program for gasoline-powered vehicles with low emissions and low fuel consumption.
(Source: Indonesian Ministry of Industry, Nikkei Asian Review, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Indonesian Ministry of Industry, www.sialparis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Vehicle Emissions, Electric Vehicles,
The paper concludes that ExxonMobil contributed to advancing climate science -- by way of its scientists' academic publications -- but promoted doubt about it in advertorials and thus misled the public.
Majorities of voters also said they supported policies to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution. The majority said they were worried about climate change. When asked about their engagement with environmental campaigns and organizations, about 80 pct said they've never been called on to lobby an elected official about climate change and two out of three have ever been contacted by an organization to work to reduce global warming.
(Source: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Climate Change Communications, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.,Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Anthony Leiserowitz, (203) 432-5055, email@example.com, www,yale.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
AGP is the largest farmer-owned cooperative represents over 250,000 soybean farmers from 16 states and Canadian provinces. AGP operates nine soybean processing plants including six plants in Iowa, located at Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg, Manning, Mason City, Sergeant Bluff, and Sheldon. Other AGP processing plants are in Dawson, Minnesota, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Hastings, Nebraska. AEP operates three biodiesel production facilities with installed capacity totaling 150 MMgy. (Source: AG Processing, Biodiesel Mag, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: AG Processing, (800) 798-4282, www.agp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Soybean Biodiesel, AG Processing,
Nebraska hosts 25 ethanol plants across the state that produce 2 billion gpy of ethanol for fuel and 6 million tpy of distillers grains for livestock feed. (Source: Renewable Fuels Nebraska, PR, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Mark Palmer, Exec. Dir., www.ethanolrfa.org: HuskerFuel, www.HuskerFuel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Biofuels, Ethanol ,
The B5 mandate and the B10 mandate have added an estimated 63 cents to the price of each bushel of soybeans sold by Minnesota growers, according the the Governonr's office. (Source: Minnesota Farm Guide, 25 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, B20, Biofuel Blends,
Big Rivers, a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative, is currently constructing seven PV Array Systems in McCracken, Marshall, Livingston, Henderson, Daviess, Meade, and Breckinridge counties.
The REAP grant will be utilized for purchasing and installation costs. Many of the selected locations are also offices for the member-owner distribution cooperatives that Big Rivers serves. The solar project is expected to cost approximately $435,000, with Big Rivers contributing more than $350,000.
The seven solar arrays will generate a combined 165,000 kWh annually. (Source: Big River, PR, Gleaner, 26 Aug., 2017) Contact: Big River, Bob Berrry, Pres., CEO, (270) 827-2561, www.bigrivers.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Big Rivers Electric , Solar,
The project's power would be fed into the National Grid electrical network. Under community solar farm systems, people who buy into an array receive a credit toward their monthly utility bill. RER Energy is active in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and International locations.
(Source: RER Energy Group, TimesUniuon, 25 Aug., 2017)
Contact: RER Energy Group, (610) 332-7232, www.rerenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RER Energy Group, Solar,
Comcast plans to begin marketing Sunrun's rooftop solar services to its customers in selected states later this year. This agreement follows a successful one-year solar pilot program in which participating Comcast subscribers will have the option of signing up for a Sunrun BrightSave plan which provides customers with 20 years of solar energy at a fixed monthly rate.
As part of this agreement, Comcast will receive fees for new customers they bring to Sunrun. Comcast is also eligible to acquire as much as 9.99% of Sunrun's stock if it can lock down 60,000 customers.
The Comcast and Sunrun joint release notes that rooftop solar is projected to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the energy industry, nearly tripling in size in the U.S. by 2025, according a 2017 Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.(Source: Comcast, Sunrun, Zacks 25 Aug., 20170 Contact: Sunrun Inc., (855) 478-6786, www.sunrun.com; Comcast, www.corporate.comcast.com/contact-information
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunrun, Comcast, Solar Energy,
ABB's ACS800 wind converters for DFIG (doubly-fed induction generators) moderates turbine speed and electrical current when wind speeds change. This makes it possible to better integrate supplying wind power to power while reducing the wear on turbines, according to ABB.
The advanced ACS800 model was produced at ABB Drives China Research and Development Center and is fully compatible with interfaces built for prior designs. (Source: ABB, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: ABB, Lynette Jackson, +44 (0) 43 317 5404, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abb.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ABB, Wind, China Wind, Wind Turbine,
Participating RGGI states agree to limit pollution from power plants, and to allow energy producers to bid against each other in auctions for the right to emit carbon. To date, the RGGI auctions have raised $2.7 billion that is being used to fund clean-energy and energy efficiency programs. (Source: MPR, MassLive, RGGI, Others, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Carbon Emissions, Cap-and-Trade,
Of the total auction revenue, approximately $640 million will go to finance Governor Jerry Brown's proposed high-speed rail project and other projects intended to cut the state's carbon footprint. With a large balance already sitting in the account, a legislative analysis estimates that there will be more than $1.4 billion available to spend in the 2017-18 budget year, according to the Sacramento Bee. (Source: SacBee, 23 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jerry Brown, California Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Market, Carbon Credit,
The Canadian federal government and Alberta's energy regulator are in the process of designing new rules to reduce methane emissions. The proposed federal regulations would force industry to regularly check for gas leaks and install equipment that prevents the gas from venting. The feds estimate that its proposed rules would slash methane emissions by 282 megatonnes by 2035.
Methane, aka natural gas, is at least 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas over the long term than carbon dioxide. The energy industry is Canada's largest source and controlling those releases is considered to be one of the most cost-effective ways for the industry to address climate change. (Source: EKOS Research, BOE Report, Canadian Press, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: EKOS Research Associates, www.ekos.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, GHG, Greenhouse Gas,
The Corriegarth facility, which has been in production since April, incorporates 23 Enercon E82 turbines. The wind farm's power is sold to a UK utility under a 15-year PPA and
receives support of 0.9 Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) per MWh of generated electricity.
(Source: Invenergy, Greencoat Cap., RenewablesNow, 23 Aug., 2017)Contact: Greencoat UK Wind, +44 20 7832 9400, www.greencoat-ukwind.com; Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy, Greencoat, Wind,
The two identical 230-MW wind projects were constructed by Starwood Energy and began operations in late 2016. (Source: Starwood Energy Group, PR, Aug., 2017) Contact: Starwood Energy Group, 203.422.7700 http://starwoodenergygroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Starwood Energy Group, Wind,
The facility, which will utilize 4 Vestas V126 turbines of 3.3 MW each, is expected to be online by the end of 2017.
The plant will be juwi's first wind park in Brandenburg, where it has already installed several photovoltaic (PV) parks. (Source: juwi Group. Various Media, 23 Aug., 2017)Contact: juwi group, Christian Hinsch, Communications, 011 +49. (0) 6732. 96 57-1201, email@example.com, www.juwi.com
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The two firms will initially integrate thin-film solar cells in the panoramic roof of Audi models with the aim feeding solar energy into the vehicle's electrical system , including air conditioning and other electrical appliances. In time, the solar power will be integrated into the vehicle's drive train battery for additional primary power.
The two firms plan to jointly present an Audi vehicle prototype featuring an integrated prototype solar roof by the end of 2017.
Alta Devices Inc. is a leading manufacturer of GaAs thin film cell devices and a supplier of mobile energy application products. It has the world's thinnest, lightest, flexible GaAs thin film solar technology with the highest conversion efficiency. (Source: Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited, CNW, 23 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Hanergy, +86 10 8391 4567, www.hanergy.com; Alta Devices, (408) 988-8600, www.altadevices.com; Audi AG, www.audi.com/corporate/en.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanergy, Audi, Solar, Solar Cell, Thin Film Solar,
According to a recent study by the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has boosted the value of the U.S. agriculture sector by $14.1 billion, or nearly $6,800 per American farm.
Many biofuels advocacy groups have expressed support for the NFU initiative. (Source: NFU, DTN. 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: National Farmers Union, Roger Johnson, Pres., (202) 554-1600, https://nfu.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Farmers Union, Biofuels, Anne Steckel , RFS,
The study aims to determine the feasibility of reproducing and expanding other, similar urban programs across the state.
The city previously considered the sequestration impact of its parks and forests, but similar forest management proposals have focused largely on erosion control and windbreaks rather than the benefits of carbon sinks. (Source: Buena Vista Department of the Environment,
Contact: Urban Permaculture Institute , www.upisf.com; Buena Vista Department of the Environment, www.doe.gov.bz/index.php/component/tags/tag/28-buena-vista
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Sink,
Imports, mostly from Argentina, made up nearly half of U.S. biodiesel consumption of 2 billion gallons in 2016. Argentinian biodiesel imports were valued at $1.2 billion, according to the U.S. Commerce Department data.
The increased duty on imports would likely boost U.S. prices and encourage U.S. domestic biofuel production. (Source: Successful Farming, US Dept. of Commerce, Reuters, 23 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The $2.6 million project is being funded by the utility, an incentive from the Bonneville Power Administration, and a $350,000 grant from the Washington Department of Commerce. The project's ROI is projected to be about 4 years. (Source: Clark Public Utilities, The Columbian, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Clark Public Utilities, www.clarkpublicutilities.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The upgrades will be paid for by a revenue limit exemption from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Under the exemption, the school district will be reimbursed for approximately two-thirds of the energy efficiency upgrade costs. (Source: School District of Beloit, Beliot Daily News, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: School District of Beloit Director of Business Service, Jamie Merath, www.sdb.k12.wi.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
PSE&G will invest a total of $69 million to continue its Hospital Efficiency Program, Residential Multifamily Housing Efficiency Program and Direct Install Program and to begin a Smart Thermostat Program and Residential Data Analytics Program.
The two new programs will help residential customers save money on their home energy bills by encouraging the purchase of smart thermostats and by providing selected customers with personalized energy reports.
(Source: PSEG, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: PSEG, Courtney McCormick, VP Renewables and Energy Efficiency, www.pseg.com;
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, (609) 777-3300, www.state.nj.us/bpu
More Low-Carbon Energy News New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,
Energize Connecticut is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank and the state's utilities. It is funded via a charge on customers' energy bills. (Source: Eversource, New Haven Register, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: EnergizeCT, (877) 947-3873, www.EnergizeCT.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energize Connecticut ,
Key areas for energy savings potential include lighting, space heating, and household electronics for residences, while in the commercial sector, lighting, computer and HVAC equipment hold the most promise. In Canada, electricity and natural gas utilities are largely responsible for the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the largest efficiency improvements will result from their actions, such as incentive programs to install energy efficient equipment or appliances, conducting energy audits, and performing energy efficient retrofits. Efficiency measures could also include a broader suite of policy instruments, such as land-use measures, equipment and building performance standards, and renewable subsidies.
The report provides an overview of remaining energy potential that exists in Canada and applies their average energy intensity improvements to the National Energy Board's (NEB) long-term energy forecast to determine the impact that such improvements would have on Canada's future energy consumption.
The NEB expects that Canada's energy demand will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 0.7 per cent, reaching 13,868 petajoules (PJ) by 2040. Applying a range of energy efficiency improvements could result in as much as a 15 per cent reduction in energy consumption forecasted by the NEB, approximately 5 per cent below the 2017 level for residential, commercial and industrial energy use.
From a climate change perspective, however, the contribution of energy efficiency policies will be smaller. Electricity in Canada currently comes from sources that are approximately 80 per cent renewable or very low emissions and could be near 100 per cent by 2035. The most important contribution energy efficiency gains can make is to reduce the need for hydrocarbons to provide heat.
Access the report at no cost HERE.
(Source: Conference Board of Canada, 24 Aug., 2017) Contact: Conference Board of Canada, (866) 711-2262, contactcboc@
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Brazilian ethanol imports grew to 1.29 billion liters in the first half of the year -- a 330 pct increase over the same period in 2016. The vast majority of the country's ethanol imports are from the U.S. (Source: Brazilian Agriculture Ministry, Reuters, Others, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Brazilian Agriculture Ministry, www.agricultura.gov.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Brazil Ethanol,
The letter calls for EPA Administrator Pruitt to reverse course on a proposal that would undercut "the next American manufacturing wave" by "looking backwards" in setting 2018 goals and issuing waiver credits that suppress demand for cellulosic fuels.
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HERE. (Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 22 Aug., 2017) Contact: Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Bret Erikson, VP, Paul Winters, 202-962-9237, www.bio.org, www.biotech-now.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Standard, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Biofuel, ,
Ontario's carbon emissions cap-and-trade program has generated more than $976 million in proceeds from two auctions. Cap and trade auctions are held four times a year. Proceeds must by law be invested in programs that help Ontario families and businesses save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, industry, buildings, waste, electricity and agriculture.
The Ontario Climate Change Action Plan and carbon market form the backbone of Ontario's strategy to cut greenhouse gas pollution to 15 pct below 1990 levels by 2020, 37 pct by 2030 and 80 pct by 2050.
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan HERE (Source: Province of Ontario, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Province of Ontario, Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Recourses and Forestry, www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry
Separately, Ingevity will enter into several contract manufacturing arrangements for oilfield and mining products currently produced at other Georgia-Pacific facilities. The parties will also separately enter into a 20-year, market-based crude tall oil (CTO) supply contract. (Source: Georgia-Pacific, Canadian Biomass, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Ingevity, (844) 644-3889, www.ingevity.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia-Pacific news, Ingevity news, Biochemical news,
The Sleaford REP, a 40MWe straw-fired biomass plant located in Lincolnshire, UK, has been in operation since 2014 and is being operated by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC). The plant benefits from 2 ROCs under the UK renewable energy regime as "good quality CHP plant", providing free heat to the local community under long term offtake contracts. The proceeds from the refinancing repaid a project financing, and contributed to directly creating value for investors.
Glennmont raises long-term capital to invest in alternative power generation projects including wind farms, biomass power stations, solar parks and small-scale hydro power plants.
(Source: Glennmont Partners, PR 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Glenmont Partners, Joost Bergsma, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3725 8318, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.glennmont.com; Sleaford Renewable Energy, email@example.com,
www.sleafordrep.net; Burmeister & Wain, +45 48 14 00 22 l, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bwsc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Burmeister & Wain , Sleaford Renewable Energy, Straw Biomass ,
The money, which will support the Egyptian target of generating 20 pct of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, will fund technical assistance with policy and planning and encourage investors to enter the clean energy market.
The GCF, part of the UNFCCC, was established to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. (Source: Green Climate Fund, Climate Home, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6010, www.greenclimate.fund
EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; UNFCCC, wwwunfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News UNFCCC, EBRD, Green Climate Fund, Renewable Energy,
1,054 million pounds of feedstocks were used to produce biodiesel in May 2017. Soybean oil remained the most widely used biodiesel fuel stock, with 546 million pounds consumed.
Texas remains the biggest biodiesel producing state in the US. Nine biodiesel producers have facilities in the Lone-Star state, with a combined total capacity of 474 million gpy, according to EIA figures. (Source: US EIA, Aug., 2017) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Energy Information Administration, USEIA, Biodiesel,
The FS Bioenergia plant will initially process 22 million bpy of corn and produce more than 60 million gpy of ethanol, 6,200 tpy of corn oil and 170,000 tpy of Distillers Dried Grains (DDGs) for livestock feed. The company plans to double production by late 2018. (Source: Summit Ag. Group, Wallaces Farmer, Various Others, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Summit Agricultural Group, Bruce Rastetter, CEO, (515) 854-9820, www.summitag.com;
FS Bioenergia, +55 65 35 48 1500, www.fsbioenergia.com.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News FS Bioenergia, Summit Agricultural Group, Brazil Ethanol, Corn Ethanol,