The Testkit is able to obtain and provide actionable solar energy cost and PV performance information from PVMC test and consortium member sites to improve solar cells, components, modules, systems, and operations and maintenance protocols. The PVMC Testkit can be applied to any currently deployed PV system and allows the PVMC to collect and model data and perform key measurements at the sites to validate predictive models. Array owners receive periodic performance reports that compare predicted versus actual performance to help identify where energy losses are occurring, embracing a data-driven approach to maximize cost effective operations and maintenance.
The Testkit, which is available to companies that partner with PVMC, helps users better comprehend the impact of PV system variables, such as light conditions, tilt, and angle, through the use of unmatched hardware analysis and predictive software. Users can also benefit from aggregated data on pre-competitive technologies to promote the further effectiveness of technologies being developed by PVMC partners.
(Source: DOE Sun Shot Initiative, U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium, PV Tech, 13 Feb., 2017)
Contact: SUNY Polytechnic Institute, (315) 792-7257, https://sunypoly.edu; U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium, www.uspvmc.org
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The solar skylights use amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass laminated between two sheets of tempered safety glass. As well as producing energy, the glass also reduces solar heat gain.
Energy from the panels will be consumed on site. (Source: Onyx Solar, PV Mag., 13 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Onyx Solar, (917) 201-4783, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.onyxsolar.com
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Both wind farms will see the introduction of the new Senvion 3.6M140 turbine into the Australian market. Compared to its predecessor, the energy yield has been increased by up to 20 pct at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s, and the lifetime has been extended by 25 pct from 20 to 25 years. Improvements to the blades have resulted in lower sound in all operating modes. Combined, the projects will deliver over 300 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy to Australian consumers.
Since commencing operations in Australia in 2002, Senvion has installed 218 wind turbines from across the Senvion two megawatt series with a cumulated rated power of over 440 MW in Australia. Senvion Australia Pty. Ltd. is the regional subsidiary providing Senvion wind turbine technology and solutions across Australia, New Zealand and the Southern Pacific region. (Source: Senvion, PR, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Nexif Energy, +65 6302 9120, www.nexifenergy.com; Senvion, Andreas Nauen, CEO, Helmut Herold, 011 +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nexif Energy, Nexif Energy, Wind, Australia Wind,
The Factbook reports 2016 set a new record for annual renewable energy capacity additions, as the U.S. added 22GW of renewable generating capacity. The year also saw U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall to their lowest level in 25 years.
In 2016 Americans spent a smaller share of their household income to electricity and natural gas bills than at any other time on record. Consumers devoted less than 4 pct of their total annual household spending to energy in 2016, due in part to lower gasoline and electric power costs and increased energy efficiency.
Access the Sustainable-Energy-in-America-Factbook HERE. (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance , 14 Feb., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance,
As part of their partnership, Alstom Transport design more efficient transport networks to meet higher energy and operational efficiency based on CoSMo's software platform.
(Source: Alstom Transport, PR, Mass Transit, Feb 14, 2017) Contact: Alstom Transport, Eric Marie, VP , (800) 245-3723, www.alstom.com; The CoSMo Company, Michel Morvan, +33 4 37 66 7157, www.thecosmocompany.com
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PNNL's preliminary energy savings analysis shows for the whole building energy consumptions, national aggregated site energy savings are 34.1 pct and energy cost savings are 34.2 pct when compared to the 2004 standard.
On a nationally aggregated level, building-type energy savings range from 11.9 pct (fast food restaurants) to 48.6 pct (schools) and energy-cost savings from 15.3 pct (large offices) to 49.8 pct (schools). These figures include energy use and cost from the whole building energy consumptions, including plug and process loads.
Sixteen different building prototypes were modeled in 17 different climate locations for a total of 272 building types in various climate zones that were incorporated into this analysis.
(Source: ASHRAE, ProudGreenBuilding, 14 Feb., 2017)
Contact: U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy; ASHRAE, Tom Phoenix, Pres., (800) 527-4723, www.ashrae.orgContact: Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Susan Bauer, (509) 372-6083, www.pnnl.gov
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The DEQ notes the presently, California and the northeastern RGGI states, along with the Canadian Province of Quebec,have such a system as well as mandatory carbon reduction regulations that encourage appropriate technologies that enhance rather then harm business. The DEQ adds that the RGGI program generates hundreds of millions in revenue for low-carbon energy programs and projects and projects a similar program in Oregon would deliver similar positive results.
(Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Leader, February 16, 2017)
Contact: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, www.oregon.gov/DEQ/Pages/index.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, RGGI, Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Emissions,
Initially in 2008/09, the province's carbon tax was revenue neutral, keeping with the B.C. government's commitment. To offset the new revenue, the government introduced new cuts to personal and business tax rates and a new tax credit for low income earners. However, just five years later the government no longer provided tax cuts to sufficiently offset the additional carbon tax revenue.
Beginning in 2013/14, the government started counting as offsets a number of existing tax credits that pre-dated the introduction of the carbon tax.
Once the pre-existing tax reductions are excluded, B.C. taxpayers paid $226 million in increased taxes in 2013/14 and $151 million in increased taxes in 2014/15. The carbon tax will result in a cumulative $865 million tax increase on British Columbians between 2013/14 and 2018/19, according to the government's own projections.
Access the Fraser Institute's Examining the Revenue Neutrality of British Columbia's Carbon Tax report HERE.
(Source: Fraser Institute, PR, MarketWire, 16 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Fraser Institiute,
Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Bryn Weese, Media, (604) 688-0221 x 589,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fraser Institute, Carbon Tax, Climate Change,
The 2014 Farm Bill gave USDA authority to provide technical assistance to farmers and land owners in support of their response to climate change. Barrett says that while other states like California have also begun to develop programs with similar aims, New York's carbon farming tax credit would be the first of its kind to create a tax break for farmers who use climate-smart methods.
(Source: New York State Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, WAMC, 15 Feb., 2017) Contact: New York State Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, (518) 455-5177, assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Didi-Barrett
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Farming, Carbon Tax,
Lux Research analysts quantified the commercial deployment of new technologies in the global biofuels industry using a database of nearly 2,000 facilities from 1,461 companies in 90 countries with nameplate capacity data through 2022. Among their findings:
MnSP is a member-owned cooperative that owns and operates a soybean crush facility and biodiesel production operation in Brewster, MN.
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission is working with MnSP on a feasibility study.
(Source: North Dakota Soybean Processors, Feb., 2017) Contact: North Dakota Soybean Council, www.ndsoybean.org; North Dakota Soybean Processors, Scott Austin, GM, www.mnsoy.com
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The 2008 vintage $50 million plant was unfinished when it was purchased in 2011 for $5 million by Duonix Beatrice -- a joint venture between Benefuel Inc. and Koch Industries subsidiary Flint Hills Resources.
Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel invested more than $100 million to retrofit the plant, which is now reportedly producing biodisel at the rate of over 2 million gpm or more.
(Source: Duonix Beatrice, Lincoln Journal Star, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: Benefuel, Robert Tripp, President , (773) 509-5000, email@example.com, www.benefuel.net; Flint Hills Resources, Brad Razook, CEO, (316) 828-3477, www.fhr.com
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The projects initial viability study suggested
the country had potential to grow an ample supply of bio-crops like Jatropha to sustain production, but it was later discovered that the climate is not suitable for the crops needed.
There were also concerns over a shortage of land for farming the crops in order to maximize food production.
(Source: NIRDA, The East African, 17 Feb., 2017) Contact: Rwanda National Industrial Research and Development Agency, Joseph Mungarurire, Dir., www.nirda.gov.rw
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
The tests found that torrefied pellets result in a stable and complete combustion with minimal ash and low emissions and, as a pre-treatment technology, enhance the biomass supply chain by enabling other bio-based applications.
Blackwood and Boonstoppel are now investigating the possibility of building a small-scale torrefaction unit in the Province of Gelderland . Blackwood has signed a licensing agreement with South African utility Eskon for the construction of torrefaction plants in the SADC region.
(Source: Blackwood Technology, PR, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Blackwood Technology, Maarten Herrebrugh, CEO, + 31 (0) 23 568 92 47, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.blackwood-technology.com; Boonstoppel, Bas van Breugel, CEO, www.boonstoppel.nl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tirrefied Biomass, Wood Pellet, Woody Biomas,
Environment Canada launched the pilot project in 2000 but when Parks Canada took over management of the environmentally sensitive 40-kilometre-long sand bar island when it became a national park reserve in 2013, the wind turbines were not operational.
The facility was intended to generate power for the islands weather station, two light stations, an airstrip and a few buildings used mainly by researchers. Environment Canada has reported spent approximately $1 million on the project as of 2006, and will now spend another $150,000 to decommission the turbines which originally
cost $669,000. (Source: Parks Canada, Various Sources, Canadian Press, CBC, 17 Feb., 2017) Contact: Parks Canada Sable Island, http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/sable/index.aspx
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Under the terms of its existing ppa, the GRU currently pays the biomass plant approximately $70 million per year for power even as it purchases cheaper power from other sources.
The Gainesville Commissioners, on behlf of the GRU, have voted to retain legal and other expertise to review the potential plant purchase.
In December 2016, Goldman Sachs pegged the biomass plant's value at $616 million.
(Source: Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, Gainesville.com, 16 Feb., 2017) Contact: Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, (386) 315-8010, email@example.com, gainesvillebiomass.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Gainesville Renewable Energy Center,
D3MAX is a technology company formed by BBI International to license a patented cellulosic ethanol technology to dry mill ethanol plants in the US and Canada. D3MAX technology converts corn fiber and residual starch in distillers grains to cellulosic ethanol. The company aims to license D3MAX technology to existing ethanol plants in Canada and the U.S.(Source:D3MAX, PR, 16 Feb., 2017)
Contact: D3MAX , www.D3MAXLLC.com ; ACE Ethanol LLC, Neal Kemmet, Pres, CEO, (715) 644-2909, www.aceethanol.com; AdvanceBio Systems, (513) 864-6685, www.advancebio-systems.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News AdvanceBio Systems, ACE Ethanol , Cellulosic Ethanol,
The move follows other NCCS initiatives aimed at the country's pledge to slash emissions intensity to 36 pct below 2005 levels by 2030. To help reach its goal, the government plans to improve manufacturing sector energy efficiency and tighten energy monitoring and reporting requirements for large industrial players. The industry sector, which accounted for 59 pct of Singapore's greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, is expected to take most of the weight of a carbon price. The petroleum refining, chemicals and semiconductor sectors made up the bulk of these emissions. mechanisms to price carbon.
Worldwide carbon prices range from about $1 per tonne of carbon emissions in Poland and Mexico, to $137 per tonne in Sweden, according to the World Bank. (Source: Singapore National Climate Change Secretariat, Singapore Times, 17 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Singapore National Climate Change Secretariat, https://www.nccs.gov.sg
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China was the leading destination for U.S. DDGs followed by Mexico, Vietnam and South Korea. However, U.S. DDGS exports to China fell 63 pct in 2016 compared to 2015, as the country implemented anti-dumping and countervailing duties against U.S. product. Meanwhile, shipments to nine of the other top-10 markets experienced growth in 2016. DDGS exports to Mexico, Vietnam, South Korea, Turkey and Thailand grew by a combined 2.06 mmt in 2016. The RFA report also found:
The system recognizes the electrical 'fingerprint' of individual appliances then brings together a building's total energy signal, identifies the appliances present, and separates appliance-specific energy consumption data on the amount of energy an appliance is consuming.
Where conventional smart meter systems record low-resolution total energy use (generally for the purpose of billing), CSIRO-developed 'cognitive metering' technology identifies individual appliances using a unique signature of high-frequency electrical data.
(Source: CSIRO, Climate Control News,, 15 Feb., 2017) Contact: Ecocentric Energy , Tim Bray, CEO, www.ecocentric.energy
CSIRO , Karl Rodrigues, Energy Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.csiro.au
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The Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition is dedicated to the development of the nation's wind and solar energy resources to meet America's domestic energy demands in an environmentally responsible manner -- while reducing the nation's dependence on imported energy sources and stimulating state and national economic development.
Down load the full letter HERE. (Source: Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, www.governorswindenergycoalition.org
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The bureau forecast China's 2017 fuel ethanol production at a record 3,550m litres, up 12.6 pct year on year, citing "strong demand, plentiful feedstocks, and continued government support".
The outlook follows a series of increases to Chinese duties on US imported ethanol, and an ongoing drive to increase domestic ethanol use.
China's latest five year plant targets ethanol production, primarily from corn, at 6,335 million liters by 2020.
In 2016 almost all Chinese ethanol imports came from the US.
(Source: USDA, Agrimoney.com, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: USDA, www.usda.gov
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Ship CO2 emissions are completely unregulated, and shipping is the only sector in Europe not contributing to the 2030 emissions reduction target.
Clean Shipping Index represents 29 companies involved in shipping goods around the world, while BICEPS Network includes various companies such as AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM, Farm Frites, FrieslandCampina, Huntsman, IOI Loders Croklaan, and Lamb Weston/Meijer, among others. (Source: BICEPS, ship-technology.com, 14 Feb., 2017)Contact:BICEPS Network, www.bicepsnetwork.org; Clean Shipping Index, www.cleanshippingindex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, Maritime Emissions, Clean Shipping Index,
The new fund will not invest in development projects or equipment, but in companies that use technology to improve the operation of energy assets. Accordingly,
the fund's initial $19 million investment is in British Columbia-based energy software provider Aquilon SOftware Inc. Invenergy is providing $4 million with the rest coming from Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group and previous investors.
(Source: Invenergy, Utility Dive, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Invenergy, Amy Francetic, Snr. VP New Ventures and Corporate Affairs, (312) 224-1400, http://invenergyllc.com;
Aquilon Software, (877) 810-8787, https://aquilonsoftware.com
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"So many people are fed up of listening to the government lie to them about margarine and climate change that when something is actually true and beneficial they don't listen. The government should have a reputation of being completely reliable about facts -- real facts."
Prof. William Happer, Physicist, Princeton University. Happer was U.S. DOE Director of Research during George W. Bush Administration and is reportedly being considered as a science advisor to the Trump administration.
(Source: Various Sources, CleanTechnica, 15 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Prof. William Happer, (609) 258-4382, email@example.com, www.princeton.edu/physics/people/display_person.xml?netid=happer
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
When the expansion is complete, the company hopes to increase its annual production from around 1 million tpy to 3 million tpy, according to a company statement. (Source: Dynamic Recycling, Waste Today, 14 Feb., 2017) Dynamic Recycling, Brian Potter, COO, Ron Potter, CEO, (615) 457-3104, http://dynamicrecycling.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,
Since 2009, SEEP has invested more than £650 million in over one million energy efficiency measures in Scottish households.
(Source: Scottish Housing News, 15 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Scotland Energy Efficiency Programme , +44 131 244 4000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Action/lowcarbon/LCITP/SEEP
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In March 2015, the company launched its K Line Environmental Vision 2050 "Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow" initiative aiming to reduce CO2 emissions from its operating ships by half before 2050.
(Source: K Line, Port Technology, 14 Feb., 2017)Contact: K Line, www.kline.co.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News K Line, Maritime Emission, COP21, Paris Agreements, Carbon Emissions,
The 30MW Yaloak South Wind Farm will incorporate 14 Senvion turbines capable of producing sufficient electricity for 15,700 homes and abate approximately 70,667 tpy of greenhouse gas pollution .
RCR will perform engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning of the Balance of Plant works, including site access roads, hardstands, fences, drainage, wind turbine foundations, substation, electrical reticulation and control system. Entura will undertake the electrical balance of plant design of substations and medium-voltage (MV) collection system. (Source: Entura, Hydro Tasmania, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: Entura, www.entura.com.au; Hydro Tasmania, www.hydro.com.au; RCR Tomlinson, www.rcrtom.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Australia Wind,
presently operates two coal-powered plants in Jordan accounting for 24 pct of the nation's power demand.
As previously reported, KEPCO has built and operated wind farms and solar power plants in Japan, the United States and other countries.
Besides two coal-powered plants in Jordan, KEPCO runs two more plants in the Middle East, one in the UAE and the other in Saudi Arabia. KEPCO is also currently undertaking a $20 billion nuclear power project in the UAE. (Source: Keepco, Korean Times, 14 Feb., 2017)
Contact: KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr/eng
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The companies say the deal will make physics-based and data-driven predictive analytics available to more wind turbine operators. (Source: Castrol, NA Windpower, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: Romax Technology, Andy Poon, CEO, +44 115 951 8800, www.romaxtech.com;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Castrol, Romax Technology, Wind Turbine,
ReNew Power has 1.2 GW wind and power generation capacity in commissioned projects, and has another 1.8 GW projects under construction. It has set a target of building over 11 GW of wind and solar power capacity over the next five years.
ReNew Power investors include Asian Development Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Global Environment Fund as its investors, as well as Goldman Sachs, which invested $200 million in the company at its inception in 2011.
(Source: ReNew Power, Financial Express, 14 Feb., 2017)
Contact: ReNew Power, +91 124 489 6670/80, email@example.com, http://renewpower.in
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Late in 2016, Dairyland announced a PPA for the 98 MW Quilt Block Wind Farm, which is under construction near Platteville. (Source:
Dairyland Power Cooperative, Wisconsin Ag Connection, Feb., 2017)
Dairyland Power Cooperative , John Carr, VP, (608) 788-4000, www.dairylandpower.com
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The Brisbane council, which reached the landmark through internal energy efficiency and emissions reduction projects, along with renewable energy and carbon offset purchases, is the first major government in Australia to achieve the milestone.
The council's greenhouse gas emissions were "equal to zero", with 800,000 tonnes of carbon emissions offset each year, at an annual cost of $6 million.
The council measured emissions from all sources, including landfills, electricity, fleet vehicles and the cities' buses and ferries.
(Source: City of Brisbane, brisbanetimes.com.au, 15 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Brisbane City Council,
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MEPs approved the European Commission (EC) proposal to increase the "linear reduction factor" --- the yearly reduction of credits in order to deliver on the carbon curbs -- by 2.2 pct from 2021, as against 1.74 pct in the existing legislation. This factor should be kept under review with a view to increasing it to 2.4 pct by 2024 at the earliest, say MEPs. The parliamentarians also want to double the MSR's capacity to mop up the excess of credits on the market. When triggered, it would absorb up to 24 pct of the excess of credits in each auctioning year, for the first four years. They agreed that 800 million allowances should be removed from the MSR as of 1 January 2021.
The draft measures were approved by 379 votes to 263, with 57 abstentions. MEPs will now enter into negotiations with the Maltese Presidency of the Council in order to reach an agreement on the final shape of the legislation, which will then come back to Parliament. (Source: EU, European Parliament, Press Release, Feb, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Parliament, Carbon Emissions, COP21, EU ETS,
JLM has created a fully-integrated software platform and energy technology bundle that optimizes energy use and maximizes savings for customers. The bundle includes solar, energy storage, monitoring devices, algorithms and load controllers unified a single software platform.
Soligent supplies over 5,000 solar installers with panels, inverters, racking and balance of systems across the U.S. and in over 45 countries. (Source: JLM Energy, 16 Feb., 2017) Contact: JLM Energy, Ellen Howe, VP Marketing & Corporate Development,
(703) 835-5550, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jlmei.com; Soligent, Jeremy Doochin, VP of Business Development, (707) 992-3183, email@example.com, www.Soligent.net
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This project is reportedly one of three solar-plus-storage offerings to be built under an understanding between the U.S. Navy and the California Energy Commission, pursuant to a MoU signed in October. (Source: US Navy, Energy Storage, 15 Feb., 2017)
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NEC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, awarded Baker Electric the EPC contract for the above grade engineering design and installation of the turn-key NES ES GSS® grid energy storage solution. It will include 3.4MWh of containerized lithium-ion batteries, a 3MW power conversion system, and NEC ES's proprietary AEROS® controls software suite. The system is expected to be completed this coming November.
(Source: Baker Electric, PR, PR Web, 15 Feb., 2017) Contact: Baker Electric, Ted Baker, CEO, www.baker-electric.com; NEC Energy Solutions, Bud Collins, CEO, www.neces.com; Southern California Edison, Caroline Choi, VP Energy and Environmental Policy, www.sces.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-ion Battery, Energy Storage, SopCalEd, Southern California Edison, NEC Energy Solutions,
New enzymes developed by DSM are also expected to improve effectiveness of the enzyme mix, further reducing costs for the process. CRB has been awarded the contract for the design, engineering and construction management. Basic engineering is complete, and construction is expected to begin in late spring or early summer.
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is a 50/50 joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, LLC. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the company is a cooperative effort of two innovators that provides a key to unlocking the opportunity of converting corn crop residue into cellulosic bio-ethanol. an integrated technology package for the conversion of corn crop residue to cellulosic bio-ethanol. (Source: POET-DSM Various Media, EIN, 16 Feb., 2017) Contact: POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, Steve Hartig, General Manager, (630) 780-8171, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.poetdsm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET-DSM, Cellulosic Ethanol, Project Liberty,
The company plans to rebuild the power plant's turbine, activate new transmission lines and build a rotary kiln to produce more than 100 tpd of activated carbon. When fully operational, the plant will utilize over 700 tpd of woody biomass for fuel.
The approximate $10 million refit should be be completed and the plant should be running by the end of June 2017.
42 Railroad Ave LLC develops heavy industrial and small-town revitalization projects. (Source: 42 Railroad Ave LLC , Portland Press Herald, 16 Feb., 2017) Contact: 42 Railroad Ave LLC,
Steven Johnson, CEO, (207) 538-1067, email@example.com, http://www.42railroadavellc.com
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In Chile, the company, through a subsidiary, added 542 MW of solar and wind energy projects while in Brazil Enel commissioned the 102 MW Apiacas hydropower park. In Peru,
Enel Green Power Peru is developing a 160 MW solar power project for commissioning later this year. In Mexico the company commissioned
a cumulative capacity of 229 MW and added 573 MW of renewable energy capacity in the United States. (Source: Enel Global Renewable Energies, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Enel Global Renewable Energies, Francesco Venturini, www.enel.com, Enel Green Power North America, Rafael Gonzalez, CEO, (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
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According to Gamesa, it will likely acquire land and collaborate with interested investors and industries, and will be responsible for the construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of the projects.
The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) aims to increase the state's electric power production to 25.25 pct of total capacity not later than March, 2022. (Source: Gamesa, CleanTechnica, Others, 17 Feb., 2017)Contact: Gamesa, +34 948 771 000, www.gamesacorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Gamesa, India Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
Under the terms of PPA with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, the energy generated will be delivered into the electrical grid that supplies both current and future AWS Cloud data centers. (Source: AVANGRID Renewables, , PR, 10 Feb., 2017) Contact: AVANGRID Inc., James P. Torgerson, Pres., CEO; AVANGRID Renewables U.S. , Frank Burkhartsmeyer, CEO, (503) 796-7000, www.avangrid.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Avangrid Renewables, Wind,
The 14.7 MW Lanikuhana solar plant will provide electricity at $0.114/kWh and the 45.9 MW Waipio solar plant will supply electricity at $0.104/kWh, inclusive of the state tax credit.
NRG and HECO are also working toward a PPA for the 49 MW Kawailoa solar farm also on Oahu. All three projects are due online in 2019.
(Source: HECO, UtilityDive, Others, 7 Feb., 2017)Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com; NRG Energy Inc., (609) 524-4500, www.nrgenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NRG Energy, Hawaiian Electric, SunEdison, Solar,
The projects involve the modification of two residual forest biomass boilers. One boiler will be upgraded with automated controls. The second project involves installation a new combustion chamber and combustion air pre-heater for improved boiler performance and efficiency. (Source: Cascades Inc., Yahoo Finance, 10 Feb., 2017) Contact: Cascades Inc., Hugo D'Amours, VP Public Affairs, (819) 363-5164, email@example.com, www.cascades.com; Quebec Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, (418) 643-7295; Office of the Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, (418) 521-3911, http://politiqueenergetique.gouv.qc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Biomass Boiler,
However, even though it was a strong year, 2016's installations nevertheless fell well behind on the record levels of 2015, which saw the global wind energy industry install 63 GW and China install 30.5 GW.
(Source: Global Wind Energy Council, CleanTechnica, Others, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, +32 2213 1897, www.gwec.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council, Wind,
Ann Arbor's 2030 District, currently categorized as "emerging," recently received a $15,000 grant from Architecture 2030 and Summit Foundation as a match to various local commitments. Ann Arbon's 2030 District aims to build the founding membership of property owners and managers, professional service providers and community stakeholders for an official 2030 District launch by the end of 2017. The Ann Arbor district also plans to begin hosting events to showcase local and regional high-performing projects while aligning buildings with the technical assistance necessary to monitor of their energy use. The new district will also leverage the private sector in meeting Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan goal of cutting carbon emissions 25 pct by 2025 and 90 pct by 2050.
Albuquerque, Austin, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Grand Rapids, Ithaca, Loas ANgeles, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Portland Me., San Francisco, Stamford, Seattle and Toronto are all 2300 District participant cities.
(Source: mLive, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: 2030 District, www.2030districts.org
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The data found that between 2010 and 2013 buildings in the city cut energy consumption by 6 pct and carbon emissions by between 6 pct and 8 percent.
The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more in 10 years.
(Source: Energy Manager, Metered New York, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Metered New York, http://metered.urbangreencouncil.org; New York Urban Green Council (212) 514-9385, www.urbangreencouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Metered New York, New York Urban Green Council,
The plant, which processes more than 100,000 bpd of corn, is equipped with cutting-edge technologies allowing it to use green energy derived from solid waste and methane gas from the nearby Sioux Falls city landfill. (Source: POET, PR, 13 Feb., 2017)
Contact: POET Ethanol Products, (316) 303-1380, www.ethanolproducts.com
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Various details about the manufacturing process such as market drivers, impact of drivers, market challenges and impact of drivers and challenges, market trends, vendor landscape analysis, and so on, is discussed in the report.
A complete analysis of the competitive landscape of the Biofuels market is provided in the report. This section includes company profiles of market key players. The profiles include contact information, gross, capacity, product details of each firm, price, and cost are covered.
In this Biofuels Market report analysis, traders and distributors analysis is given along with contact details. For material and equipment suppliers also, contact details are given. Production plants, their capacities, global production and revenue are studied. Also, the Biofuels Market growth in various regions and R&D status are also covered.
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