According to the company, one tonne of waste coffee grounds can create 245 litres of biodiesel, enough to fill four cars. The company also claims that
218 tonnes of used coffee grounds can be processed into 98 tonnes of biomass pellets -- sufficient to heat 435 homes for a year.
In addition to the production of 'coffee logs' for woodburners and biomass pellets for biomass boilers, bio-bean is now developing a system to convert the oils from coffee waste in to biodiesel for vehicles.
(Source: Caffe Nero, Various Media, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Caffe Nero, Matt Spencer, Commercial Director, +44 117 929 4992, www.caffenero.com;
BioBean, +44 203 744 6500, +44 (0) 7979 495640, email@example.com, www.bio-bean.com
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If passed into law, the tax credit would be part of the
Illinois Economic Development for a Growing Economy corporate tax incentive program, which has been extended through April. (Source: Beloit Daily News, Others, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Illinois Economic Development for a Growing Economy http://investaurora.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/EDGE.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biofuel, Biochemical, Biotechnology, GHG, Climate Change,
Upon completion of the first phase in Q1 of 2018, the solar power plant is expected to generate 145.9 GWh per year of electricity, which is sufficient for about 26,500 homes.
The company has now finalized funding for all EPC and O&M requirements of the project, which will eventually be expanded to include a 250 MW pumped hydro storage installation.
Genex has begun construction of the first phase of the project and is now seeking financing support for the second phase, according to a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange. (Source: Genex Power, Clean Energy Finance Corp., PV Mag, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: ARENA, Ian Kay, Acting CEO, 011 +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://arena.gov.au; Clean Energy Finance Corp., www.cefcexpertreview.gov.au;
Genex Power Lid., www.genexpower.com.au
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Narada acted as an EPC to provide overall design, procurement, construction and system integration service, and will provide electric power consumption management, operation and ongoing maintenance.
Narada is presently working on a Chinese ESS system with a total capacity of 15MW/120MWh.
(Source: Narada Power Source Co., PR, Jasn., 2017) Contact: Narada Power Source, Walter. Jin, +86-18917365151, email@example.com,
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Skeleton Technologies plans to become a full-scaled energy storage systems provider offering end-to-end hybrid energy solutions, and to
launch an electrode production facility near Dresden, Germany. To date the company has raised approximately €41.7 million.
(Source: EIB, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Skeleton Technologies, Taavi Madiberk, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.skeletontech.com; EIB, Jonathan Taylor, VP, +352 43 791, www.eib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank, Skeleton Technologies, Ultracapacitor, Energy Storage,
"Imposing a carbon tax would go directly against President Trump's commitment to create American jobs and an 'America First' policy by driving investment, energy development and jobs overseas, and would hurt those who can least afford increased energy costs the most.
"Furthermore, the notion that a carbon tax would be returned directly to American taxpayers in the form of a rebate is naive, and I'm confident that President Trump understands the negative impacts this tax would have throughout the economy."
AFPM is a national trade association representing more than 400 companies that encompass virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. (Source: AFPM, Fuel Marketer News, Feb., 2017)Contact: AFPM, Chet Thompson, Pres., CEO, (202) 457-0480, email@example.com, www.afpm.org
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To meet its goal, the co-op has updated its strategic plan ranging from controlling costs and developing smartgrid technology to wildlife conservation reducing greenhouse emissions. The updated strategic plan includes: holding controllable cost increases at or below inflation; maintaining system reliability at 99.96 pct or better; establishing a rate structure that is fair between classes of members and encourages usage during lowest-cost periods; addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse emissions, adapting to local impacts and developing mitigation measures to protect assets; and obtaining long-term incidental federal and state permits that set requirements for conservation of endangered bird species.
The co-op will continue investing in energy storage and other technologies to maintain or improve operations, with the eventual goal of a 100 pct renewable future.
(Source: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Cooperative News, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, David Bissell, Pres., CEO, www.kiuc.coop
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Algae cultivation and processing is considered an environmentally attractive method to produce biofuel and other value-added bio-products.
(Source: CO2 Solutions Inc., PR, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.co2solutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions, Enzymes, Biofuel,
Northrop Grumman's Building 100 is a large, highly specialized manufacturing facility featuring:
The pilot project will use hydrothermal processing technology to convert wastewater solids into methane -- renewable natural gas as well as liquid fuels. SoCalGas will help oversee the project's design and assist in obtaining state and federal regulatory approvals and incentives. The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, near Oakland, California, will host the pilot system.
The consortium includes the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, which represents many of the 16,000 wastewater systems in the U.S. The consortium also includes Genifuel Corp. with technology from DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Merrick & Co., Tesoro Corp., Metro Vancouver, MicroBio Engineering, Brown and Caldwell, and several utility partners.
(Source: Southern California Gas Company, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: SoCalGas, Jeff Reed, Director Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, www.socalgas.com
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HCS is a manufacturer of specialty products and solutions in the hydrocarbons sector, operating under the brands Haltermann Carless, ETS Racing Fuels and EOS. Haltermann Carless, one of the oldest companies in the world of chemistry, is expected to be the direct customer with Gevo under the proposed offtake agreement.
It is the intent of Gevo and HCS to establish further offtake arrangements for other products such as Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) and isobutanol. HCS is expected to market and distribute Gevo's products globally on a non-exclusive basis.
(Source: GEVO, 2017 February 13, 2017) Contact: GEVO Inc., Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com; Haltermann Carless, www.haltermann-carless.com
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The grant will be used for energy efficiency improvements and to make the the municipal campus, including the Town Hall and highways garage, net carbon neutral.
Over the past two years, the town launched a campaign to promote and convert city lighting to energy efficient LEDs, solar installations on residential and commercial properties, training for town and village officials on code compliance of energy efficiency regulations, conduct and inventory of energy use in municipal buildings, and to develop an approval process for issuing permits to install solar equipment.
Ongoing efforts to improve municipal energy efficiency began last year with an inventory of electricity use in town buildings.
(Source: Town of Red Hook, Daily Freeman News, 12 Feb., 2017) Contact: Town of Red Hook, Robert McKeon, Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (845) 758-4622, www.redhook.org; New York Clean Energies Communities, https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities
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The projects include installation of high performance LED tubes and Eco thin panel fixtures that deliver superior efficiency to reduce lighting energy use by more than 60 pct.
(Source: Revolution Lighting, PR, 8 Feb., 2017) Contact: Revolution Lighting, Robert V. LaPenta, CEO, (877) 578-2536, email@example.com, www.rvlti.com
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The improvements will come at no additional cost to taxpayers and will largely pay for themselves in energy savings over the next 15 years, according to school officials. The projects are being financed under provisions of a state law that authorizes public entities to implement an Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) if the savings generated from reduced energy use will be sufficient to cover the cost of the program's measures. The total cost of the energy efficiency upgrades is approximately $5 million. The projects will result in $4.65 million in energy savings over the next 15 years.
Honeywell is in the process of preparing bids for the various energy conservation measures. Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, the company awarded the solar paneling project, arranged for financing of the $2 million project. (Source: Northern Highlands Regional High School, NorthJersey.com, 10 Feb., 2017)
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Maneri-Agraz will be incorporated into Osram's service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS).
(Source: Osram, PR, 6 Feb., 2017) Contact: Osram, Philipp Grontzki, +49 89 6213-2129,firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ellen Slingsby, (978) 854-7794, email@example.com, www.osram.com
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The first bill, the comprehensive mid-level ethanol assessment legislation, requires the National Academy of Sciences to provide a comprehensive assessment of research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends -- fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume -- compared to gasoline blends containing 10 percent or zero percent ethanol. The study will evaluate the performance, safety, and environmental impact of mid-level ethanol blended fuels.
The second bill focuses on cellulosic biofuel assessment. This legislation relaxes the EPA's volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel under the RFS to what is commercially available until the National Academy of Sciences submits to Congress a report on the environmental and economic impacts of cellulosic biofuel, and the feasibility of large scale commercial production.
These common sense bills ensure that hardworking American fuel consumers are not needlessly subjected to ineffectual and burdensome government regulations.
(Source: Wisc. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, PR, Feb., 2017)
Contact: Wisc. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, https://sensenbrenner.house.gov
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A Throughout 2016, 19 US states commissioned a total of 47 projects during the Q4 alone, with Texas leading the way with 1,790 MW, followed by Oklahoma with 1,192 MW, Kansas with 615 MW, North Dakota with 603 MW, and Iowa with 551 MW. Overall, Oklahoma has now surpassed California to become the third-ranking state in the nation with over 6,600 MW worth of installed wind energy capacity.
The money is short-term funding to "keep operations going" while it looks at ways to keep the sector sustainable in the long run.
Under the program, producers receive credits for their products. Those producing first-generation biofuels, for example, will receive $0.10 per litre for the first 150 million litres produced. That drops to $0.06 per litre for anything over 150 million litres.
In 2006, the then-Progressive-Conservative government offered $239 million to the industry.
(Source: Gov't. of Alberta, Press Release, CBC, 9 Feb., 2017) Contact: Alberta Environment Minister, Hon. Shannon Phillips, (780) 310-3773, http://aep.alberta.ca/
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The existing volumetric requirements on renewable fuels have had an effect equivalent to removing 1 million vehicles from Canada's roads every year. These gains have been achieved without any required change in driving behavior or increased consumer cost. Analysis of life-cycle GHG emissions has shown that ethanol can burn up to 62 pct cleaner than pure gasoline and that biodiesel is up to 99 pct cleaner than petroleum diesel, not to mention the economic benefits that our $3.5 billion industry has brought to the Canadian economy. Renewable Industries Canada is therefore advocating for the increased volumetric requirements with an inclusion of up to 10 pct ethanol, and 5 pct biodiesel. These measures would remove the equivalent of an additional 1 million vehicles from the nation's highways.
According to the USDA, the U.S. renewable fuel standard (RFS) has resulted in the cumulative CO2 savings of 354 million metric tons over the period of implementation, and U.S. GHG emissions associated with corn-based ethanol are about 43 pct lower than gasoline -- comparable to reducing GHG emissions in the U.S. transportation sector by as much as 35.5 million metric tpy.
Increased volumetric requirements also provide market certainty and business opportunity. In Ontario, biodiesel producer BIOX acquired an additional facility that had been shuttered, thanks to the province's Greener Diesel Mandate. At IGPC Ethanol Inc., construction begins this spring on a project that is intended to double production, due to the province's announced intention to increase renewable fuel content in gasoline as part of its climate action plan. Ontario also recently launched consultations aimed at further reducing emissions from gasoline by an additional 5 percent.
Ethanol is sure to figure prominently in this equation, and our industry looks forward to continued momentum on both sides of the border.
(Source: Renewable Industries Canada, Jim Grey, Chair, 10 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Renewable Industries Canada, IGPC Ethanol Inc., (51( 765-2575, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Renewable Industries Canada, www.ricanada.org
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The agency's renewable energy portfolio also includes 44 MW of wind energy from the Oak Glen Wind Farm, 8 MW of bioenergy from Hometown BioEnergy, and renewable energy purchases from other utilities. MMPA signed a long-term contract with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power for the output of the Black Oak Getty Wind Farm. The wind farm, comprised of 39 wind turbines, entered commercial operation in December 2016.
MMPA wholesales electricity to its member communities who in turn deliver and sell that electricity to the residential and business customers in their communities.
Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard requires 25 pct of the Agency's energy to come from renewable sources by 2025.
(Source: Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, 8 Feb., 2017) Contact: MMPA, (612) 349-6868. www.mmpa.org
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The 29 turbines for the Corti wind farm in Bahia Blanca are expected to be delivered in Q3 for commissioning in Q2 of 2018, according to Vestas.
The Danish firm has secured 225 MW in Argentinian orders since last December, including contracts from Genneia and YPF Energia Electrica -- a subsidiary of YPF Oil Co. To meet growing demand Vestas opened an office in Buenos Aires last year. (Source: Vestas, Kallanish Energy, 8 Feb., 2017) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Wind, Onshore Wind,
The Windfit solution, which was developed by the Montpellier, France-headquartered company Sereema, is designed to help operators optimize energy production and maintenance strategies for wind farms. Using embedded sensors, Windfit boxes measure wind turbine activity and automatically transmit the information to a cloud platform. Using dedicated algorithms, it then processes the data in real time with the aim of providing a better understanding of the conditions of operation and to allow for a more effective diagnosis of the settings necessary for optimal yield on any windfarm. RES will deploy Windfit group at the Claves windfarm in the south of France, which is equipped with six turbines of 1.75 MW.
RES is the world's largest independent renewable energy company with a 12 GW portfolio and the expertise to develop, engineer, construct, finance, and operate projects around the globe. RES is active in a range of energy technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission, according to the RES website.
(Source: RES Group, PEI, 8 Feb., 2017) Contact: RES Group, www.res-group.com; Sereema, +33 4 1193 2937, email@example.com, www.sereema.com
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According to NCEL Executive Director Jeff Mauk,
'Signals now being sent from Washington, D.C. make it clear that it is up to the states to take the lead on climate action and to lay the groundwork for a new energy economy that benefits all Americans."
NCEL member and Connecticut State Representative Jonathan Steinberg added the following statement:
"Your Connecticut colleagues applaud Rhode Island's commitment to protecting the health of all of us across New England by considering this carbon-pricing plan. Along with our neighbors in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York, we hope to join Rhode Island in forging regional leadership on carbon pricing policy which will ultimately benefit our citizens for generations to come." (Source: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, PR, 2 Feb., 2017) Contact: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, Jeff Mauk, Exec. Dir., (202) 744-1006, http://ncel.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,
The former heavyweights took their proposal right to the top and pitched it to the First Daughter Ivanka, Trump's number-one son in law Jared Kushner and V.P. Mike Pence. Baker is being widely quoted as saying "It's really important that we Republicans have a seat at the table when people start talking about climate change. I don't accept the idea that it's all man made, but I do accept that the risks are sufficiently great that we need to have an insurance policy (when it comes to climate change)."
The plan also reportedly calls for "border adjustments" -- Mexico and Canada? -- to increase the cost of products from countries that do not have a similar tax.
At $40 per ton, the carbon tax plan could raise as much as $300 billion in revenue.
The proposal would also protect fossil fuel companies from legal action for any past or future environmental damages. (Source: Breitbart , NY Times, TPM, Various Others, 8 Feb., 2017)
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The broadly supported plan calls for a working group of city officials, experts at local colleges and other community members to devise strategies over the next year by which the city could shrink its carbon footprint. The city will also examine what other cities have done, analyze its own carbon emissions and suggest best practices the city could employ to promote energy conservation and sustainability in municipal operations.
Bethlehem is a member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy which argues that cities, which account for 70 pct of the world's emissions, can have a significant impact on reducing pollution.
Since 2014, 512 cities representing 433 million people have signed on to the Compact of Mayors to reduce carbon emissions..
(Source: Bethlehem Morning Call, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, www.compactofmayors.org
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Consolidated Edison purchased a company that has been attempting to force Northwestern to purchase electricity from three , 20-MW or less wind energy sites located in Aurora, Davison, and Brule Counties. The forced purchase is legal under a federal law. The sides have been negotiating since 2015.
Consolidated Edison Development has a 55-turbine wind farm in Campbell County and an 11-turbine wind farm known as Oak Tree in Clark County. (Source: Consolidated Edison, Daily Republic, 10 Feb., 2017)Contact: Consolidated Edison Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.coneddev.com; Northwestern Energy, Bob Rowe, CEO, www.northwesternenergy.com
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The EU imposed the duties in 2013 after European solar panel manufacturers complained they were being forced out of business by under-priced Chinese imports.
The European Commission (EC) Commission, the EU's executive arm, billed the 2013 duties as an "amicable solution" to a dispute that had threatened to become a full-blown trade war.
(Source: EU, The Star, AFP, Others, 8 Feb., 2017)
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Under the terms of the deal, Ice Energy will replace the outdoor condensing unit of the air conditioning systems at selected homes within the area covered by SCPPA with its product. The order could potentially add 1 MW of new storage to the SCPPA network, reducing the peak demand from air conditioning and improving energy efficiency.
Ice Energy's patented battery technology makes and stores ice during off-peak hours, then using the stored ice to cool buildings during peak hours. Installations will be performed by local contractors and will begin in the second half of the year, expecting to be completed by the year-end. Performance will then be monitored and results reported to SCPPA for further evaluation.
Ice Energy's battery can reduce electricity required for cooling by 95 pct for up to 6 hours a day, according to the company.
(Source: Ice Energy, PV Mag, Others, 9 Feb., 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, email@example.com, http://ice-energy.com; Southern California Public Power Authority, (626) 793-9364, www.scppa.org
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Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates sufficient solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by the patented EnvisionTrak™ solar tracking system which allows the unit to generate as much as 25 pct more power than fixed solar arrays.
EV ARC™ products are manufactured by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities and other team members.
(Source: Envision Solar, Contact: Envisiopn Solar, Desmond Wheatley, CEO , (866) 746-0514, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.envisionsolar.com
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Con Edison Solutions provides sustainability services, energy efficiency solutions and energy performance contracting to a range of commercial, industrial, residential and government customers. Con Edison Development develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure while Con Edison Energy provides energy-management services.
Through its three subsidiaries, the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc. will develop, own and operate renewable and energy infrastructure assets and provide energy products and services to wholesale and retail customers, according to a company release.
(Source: Consolidated Edison FCBJ, 9 Feb., 2017)
Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com
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MnSP, a membership cooperative that owns and operates a soybean crush facility and biodiesel operation in Brewster, Minn., plans to move forward with construction following further due diligence, necessary approvals and a successful engineering study.
MnSP is working with the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission to complete the construction feasibility study.
(Source: Minnesota Soybean Processors, Jamestown Sun., 7 Feb., 2017) Contact: Minnesota Soybean Processors, (507) 842-6677, www.mnsoy.com
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Sierra Energy's patented FastOx gasifier converts municipal waste and biomass waste into renewable diesel and an energy-dense gas with high hydrogen content.
While the FastOx gasifier is primarily designed to reduce greenhouse gases and dependence on petroleum, most of the award funding will go toward developing a pilot program aimed at waste reduction in the slums of Mexico City.
Placing a FastOx gasifier at a landfill site, the company aims to launch a machine that would process 25 tons of waste per day, generating 1 megawatt of electricity. That amount is enough to power at least 1,000 homes. If successful in Mexico, the company could turn to additional markets across Latin America as well as Southeast Asia.
(Source: Sierra Energy, Davis Enterprise, 12 Feb., 2017) Sierra Energy, (530) 759-9827, www.sierraenergycorp.com
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According to a statement, 48 pct of the company's profits in 2016 came from renewable diesel production and the company is looking to increase its biofuels production and investments
the U.S. and Singapore. Neste presently operates two traditional refineries
in Finland as well as renewable diesel plants in Singapore and Rotterdam. (Source: Neste, NASDAQ, Reuters, 7 Feb., 2017) Contact: Neste, Matti Lievonen, CEO, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP of Renewable Products, Virpi Kroger, Marketing & Sales Development, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4379, email@example.com, www.neste.com
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A new interconnection lateral would allow Transco to deliver natural gas to YCI St. James Enterprises' LLC proposed methanol manufacturing plant at the Yuhuang Chemical Plant in St. James Parish, according to the FERC filing. The agreement requires the two parties to enter into a firm transportation service agreement with a 20-year primary term.
Transco) is an interstate natural gas transmission company. Transco operates about 9,800 miles of natural gas pipeline extending from the Gulf of Mexico to New York. The company also operates 45 gas compressor stations, four underground storage fields, and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility
(Source: Transco, NGI, 8 Feb., 2017) Contact: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., (713) 215-2000
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The project must be capable of producing bio-equivalent fuels suitable for military use, have a rated capacity of at least 10 million gpy of neat biofuel, utilized domestic feedstock, and be ompliant with Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Section 526 (green house gases). Proposals may take the form of either Brown Field expansion/modification of existing pilot-scale facilities, commercial-scale facilities, or new Green Field construction.
Review details HERE.
(Source: US Air Force Research Lab, Feb., 2017) Contact: US Air Force Research Lab., http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl
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Lead researcher Biny Estime's research has been published as a peer-reviewed article in Scientific Reports on Jan. 19. Estime developed a new medium -- Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic (TAPP) -- can transition from solution to a gel through relatively small variations in temperature. Microalgae are seeded in the medium at 15 degrees C. When the temperature is increased by 7 degrees C, the medium becomes gelatinous and microalgae then grow in clusters that are up to 10 times larger than those grown in the traditional medium. Once they are grown, the temperature is decreased and the medium is returned to a solution. The algae is separated out through gravity, and can then be harvested.
The medium prevents algae from growing on the sides of a container, letting light penetrate to each level of algae, thus eliminating the need for constant stirring. The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering has secured a provisional patent on the process. (Source: Syracuse University, Phys.Org, Feb, 2017) Contact: Syracuse University, Chemical Engineering, Bindy Estime, http://eng-cs.syr.edu/our-departments/biomedical-and-chemical-engineering/
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The Global Carbon Sequestration Industry Analysis & Forecast Report 2016-2021 is an in-depth study of the current state of the Carbon Sequestration industry. The report analysis the global sequestration market by manufactures and geographic regions, and includes carbon sequestration industry definitions, product types, applications and industry chain structure, development trends, and key import/export statistics and data. The report includes main manufacturers complete with company profiles, product analysis, shipment, ASPs, revenue, market shares and contact information. A Carbon Sequestration industry forecast is also included.
Review the Global Carbon Sequestration Industry Research Report HERE. (Source: 360 Market Updates, Feb., 2017) Contact: 360 Market Updates, Ameva Pingaley, (408) 520-9750, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.360marketupdates.com
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Under the terms of the deal, Brookfield will take over and invest in Greenergy's business with the aim of accelerating growth.
Existing Greenergy management shareholders will retain a 15 pct of the business while
existing non-management shareholders will exit the business. Greenergy's strategy and the current management will remain in place. The transaction is expected to conclude in Q2 2017. Financial details have not been disclosed. (Source: Greenergy, Biofuels Int'l, 7 Feb.,2017) Contact: Greenergy, Andrew Owens, CEO, +44 (0)20 7404 7700,
email@example.com, www.greenergy.com; Brookfield Business Partners, Cyrus Madon, CEO, https://bbu.brookfield.com/en
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According to a Greystone statement, "This latest investment enhances the geographic diversification of the Greystone Infrastructure Strategy with a unique opportunity in the Nordic renewable market and complements our existing investments in the US and Ireland." (Source: Greystone Infrastructure Strategy, RENews, Others, 6 Feb., 2017)Contact:
Rabbalshede Kraft, +46 525 19700, www.rabbalshedekraft.com; Greystone Infrastructure, Robert L. Vanderhooft, CEO, (306) 779-6400, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greystone.ca
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There are around 10 million lamp-posts in the UK and upwards of 20 pct of these are suitable for conversion which makes this a very scalable business opportunity with huge export potential, according to NTV Group.
(Source: NTV Group, BBC, 7 Feb., 2017) Contact:
NVT Group, Stephen Park Brown, Managing Dir., +44 1698 747 555. www.nvtgroup.co.uk
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Download the Carbon Value Proposition: Resource Recovery using Tyre Derived Fuel report HERE. (Source: ATRA,PR, 9 Feb., 2017) Contact: Australian Tyre Recyclers Association , Robert Kelman, CEO, https://atra.org.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions,
The 10MW of extra capacity is sufficient for 1,200 homes and to avoid approximately 8,200 metric tpy of carbon emissions. UPS presently operates solar power systems at it facilities in
Palm Springs, California, and Lakewood, Parsippany and Secaucus , New Jersey.
Between 2009 and the end of 2016, UPS invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally.
(Source: UPS, PR, 9 Feb., 2017) Contact: UPS, www.ups.com
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According to the SMMT, the growth in AFV sales appears to have come at the expense of diesel-fueled vehicles which fell 4.3 pct in year-on-year sales in the opening month of 2017. (Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, Clean Energy , 8 Feb., 2017)Contact: Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, +44 20 7235 7000, www.smmt.co.uk
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Oncor's advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. Greensmith's software integrates all of Oncor's microgrid assets and orchestrates performance of a variety of grid applications supporting power quality and energy availability.
As energy storage systems are fully networked into a variety of distributed energy resources, including solar and other forms of local generation such as diesel, GEMS becomes the backbone of an intelligent distributed energy resource management system (DERMS). Linked together, storage and distributed energy resources can address both supply and demand needs, as well as, supply select grid services.
Oncor is the Lone Star State's largest transmission and distribution utility serving more than 10 million Texans in 402 cities and 91 counties statewide.(Source: Greensmith, PR, Power, 7 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Greensmith, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950, email@example.com, www.greensmithenergy.com; Oncor Electric Delivery, www.oncor.com
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