Under the terms of their agreement, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) will construct an $11 million gas treatment plant at the landfill site while Waste Management will maintain a gas extraction system and build a pipeline to the Emerald Park Landfill operated by Advanced Disposal. The gas will be used for power generation at MMSD's Jones Island water treatment facility.
The agreement is expected to
save district rate players as much as $10 million over the 20 year contract. MMSD will pay Waste Management 36 pct of the market price for natural gas based on energy content, not volume, under the terms of the revised agreement.
(Source: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, Bioenergy Insight, Others, 28 June, 2017)Contact: Waste Management, (414) 281-8900; Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, (414) 325-5100,www.mmsd.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, Waste Management, Biogas,
"By 2023, we want to achieve a 96 pct reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour produced compared with 2006. We are very proud to announce today that this target has been approved as being scientifically in line with what we need to do as a company to tackle climate change. With this reassurance, we now know that we are doing our part to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on climate action as well as the Paris Agreement. That is a big deal to us." -- Filip Engel, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, DONG Energy.
More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy, Biomass, Coal,
DONG inked agreements with Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Kalundborg Forsyning to allow the connection of a new forestry-waste and wood chip-fired plant to the power station's existing installations and systems.
The new bio plant will supply steam and district heating under a 20-year contract from 2019 to Kalundborg Forsyning.
The conversion is slated to get underway later this summer. (Source: DONG Energy, renews, Others, 28 June, 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Thomas Dalsgaard, Exec. VP,
+45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; Novozymes, www.novozymes.com; Novo Nordisk, www.novonordisk.com
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This is Alfen's second wind and energy storage project following the May installation of a 1 MWh battery storage solution at the 9 MW Giessenwind wind farm in the town of Giessenburg.
Alfen offers a portfolio of solutions to transform, store and distribute sustainable electric energy and is often partner in connecting solar parks and wind turbines, according to the company's website. (Source: Alfen, PEI, 29 June, 2017) Contact: Alfen, +31 36 54 93 400, email@example.com, www.alfen.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Energy Storage, Wind_Storage,
Raisio's operations are divided into two divisions: Brands and Raisioagro. Raisio's Brands Division includes Healthy Snacks, Benecol, Benemilk and Confectionery. Raisioagro is also a modern agritrader and partner of livestock producers and contract farmers.
(Source: Raisio, European Supermarket Mag., July, 2017) Contact: Raisio Group, +358 2 443 2111, www.raisio.com/en
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The project will allow the utility to develop, test and evaluate the potential benefits of utility-scale battery energy storage technologies and investigate operating needs and associated costs. Researchers will also use the site to advance control technologies, increase value gained from storage and determine solutions to integration challenges for energy storage on the electric grid.
The site includes three testing bays for energy storage technologies, each able to house up to one megawatt of storage.
Testing multiple storage technologies at one time will allow researchers to assess how the individual systems operate and any potential grid integration challenges as the systems work together. The site will also function as a "virtual lab" for use by other utilities working with EPRI to address potential gaps associated with utility-scale energy storage.
(Source: LG&E KU , 28 June, 2017) Contact: Louisville Gas and Electric, https://lge-ku.com; EPRI, www.epri.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute ,
To date, the Kemper project has cost $7.5 billion, but the planned carbon capture and coal gasification technology is $4 billion over budget and three years behind schedule. Southern Company has unloaded Approximately $800 million of the plant's spiraling costs on ratepayers, and the plant has received $382 million in federal Energy Department grants, according to the company. Southern and its Mississippi Power subsidiary has already written off $2.9 billion of the project cost, according to a June 23 Standard and Poor's credit analysis.
The plant was intended to be the first clean-coal plant of its kind in the U.S. and a model for CCS technology. (Source: St Louis Post Dispatch, 29 June, 2017)
Contact: Mississippi Power, Anthony Wilson, Pres., CEO, (855) 693-8326, www.mississippipower.com
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Greenhouse gas emissions are about 42 pct lower than in 1990, about halfway to the 2050 commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80 pct below 1990 levels. However, progress is stalling with emissions mainly falling in the power sector since 2012 and rising in the transport and buildings sectors.
CCC calls for the government to continue reducing emissions across the economy and to address the gap between agreed upon emissions reduction targets and the impact of existing policies. The government should also find ways to bring forward additional low-carbon electricity generation through the 2020s and set out a strategy for deploying carbon capture and storage technology, CCC said.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. The CCC's role is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change. (Source: Committee on Climate Change, BBC, 29 June, 2017) Contact: Committee on Climate Change, +44 (0) 207 591 6080, www.theccc.org.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Committee on Climate Change, Low-Carbon Economy, GHGs,
The three-round competition, which aims to advance technologies that convert CO2 from a liability into valuable products, has a total prize purse of $20 million. Both teams have already advanced through the first round of the 4.5-year competition, which runs to 2020. The winners in each of two tracks—one focused on testing technologies at a coal power plant and one focused on a natural gas power plant—will be awarded $7.5 million grand prizes.
In addition to continuing with its initial entry in the competition, through which it will demonstrate its process of capture and reuse of CO2 into acetic acid, CO2 Solutions has also been authorized to partner with other contenders offering a CO2 reuse process only.
Team CERT's work on addressing the need for carbon-neutral fuel systems has focused on efficient reduction of atmospheric CO2 into usable carbon products for renewable fuels and chemical feedstocks.
CO2 Solutions' process exploits an enzyme catalyst called carbonic anhydrase, which is responsible for facilitating efficient CO2 transfer during respiration in humans and other living organisms. The technology lowers the cost barrier to carbon capture, sequestration and utilization (CCSU). (Source: Carbon XPRIZE, JWN, 28 June, 2017) Contact: XPRIZE, Eric Desatnik (310) 741-4892, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.xprize.org; CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, email@example.com, www.co2solutions.com
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The plants, which were commissioned in 2014 and 2016, have become a point of contention between environmentalists who want all coal plants in the country to be shutdown and the companies, who say they will demand compensation if they are.
The plants and the companies were originally granted construction licenses and other considerations on the proviso that they would participate in the carbon storage project. (Source: Engie SA, Uniper SE, Dutch Ministry of
Economic Affairs, Reuters, Others, 27 June, 2017)
Contact: Dutch Ministry of
Economic Affairs, www.government.nl/ministries/ministry-of-economic-affairs; Engie SA, www.engie.com/en; Uniper SE, www.uniper.energy/en
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Located adjacent to Coal Creek Power Station, Blue Flint Ethanol is the first co-located, directly integrated ethanol plant in the world. The plant's location is a key factor in making Blue Flint one of the most cost-effective, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly ethanol plants in the country, the company says. As a by-product of generating electricity, the Coal Creek Station produces process steam which Blue Flint Ethanol uses in its ethanol production process.
The facility has produced over 650 million gallons of ethanol in its 10 years of operations.
(Source: Blue Flint, MidWest Ag Energy, Fuel Marketer News, 28 June, 2017) Contact: Flue Flint Ethanol, Midwest AgEnergy,
Jeff Zueger, CEO, (701) 442-7500/(7010 251-3900, www.midwestagenergygroup.com
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The report also notes that most of the country's 198 ethanol plants and fuel ethanol production capacity are located in the Midwest region. Total nameplate capacity in the Midwest was 14.0 billion gpy at the beginning of 2017, an increase of about 4 pct -- more than 530 million gpy between January 2016 and January 2017.
Actual U.S. production of fuel ethanol reached a total of 14.8 billion gallons in 2016.
(Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 28 June, 2017) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov/petroleum/ethanolcapacity/index.php
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Per terms of the contract, JinkoSolar will supply its high efficiency solar modules worth 38.4 MW beginning in July through to November.
The Hokkaido island project is funded through Tokumei Kumiai investments by Japanese institutional investors, Aquila Capital from Germany and Japan's Green Power Development Corporation. (Source: Jinko Solar, Various Media, Zacks, 26 June, 2017) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jinkosolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jinko Solar, Solar,
According to the IEA's Faith Birol,
"If energy consumption growth is slowing in many countries, it is thanks to energy-efficiency policies that tamper demand growth as more value and productivity is extracted from each unit of energy."
The implication being that many economies can still see growth without a parallel rise in energy demand. Birol said the 11 pct energy saved is the equivalent of the total energy demand in the European Union.
(Source: International Energy Agency, Business Day, 27 June, 2017)Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Faith Birol, Executive Director, +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency, Faith Birol, Energy Efficiency,
The hydroelectric storage power station is expected to cost more than $1.8 billion to build and will be comparable in scope and cost to the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County.
Dominion Energy, which currently operates an existing pump hydroelectric storage station in Bath County, Virginia, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,200 MW of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. (Source: Dominion Energy, Southeast Energy News, Register Herald, 26 June, 2017)
Contact: Dominion Energy, www.dom.com
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Backers of the Climate Leadership Council supporters hope that strengthening public support for carbon taxes, along with growing concern over increasingly sever weather will start to erode the decade-long impasse in US climate policy.
Other supporters and founding members of the plan included Unilever, PepsiCo, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson and the green groups Conservation International and the Nature Conservancy.
(Source: Carbon Leadership Council, Guardian, Various Others, June, 2017) Contact: Carbon Leadership Council, (202) 864-2552, email@example.com, www.clcouncil.org
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According to Virgin, the savings are largely a result of a multi-billion dollar fleet investment in Boeing 787 aircraft, as well as a range of fuel saving initiatives such as single engine taxiing, real-time weather technology which helps pilots make smarter route choices, and rigorous weight management of all products on the aircraft, and other initiatives.
Virgin Atlantic also pointed to carbon-reducing initiatives including a partnership with "clean tech" company Lanza Tech to create low carbon fuel through the recycling of carbon in waste industrial gases, and the carrier's order of 12 fuel-efficient Airbus A350-1000s due to enter service from 2019.
(Source: Virgin Atlantic, Business Traveler, 26 June, 2017)Contact: Virgin Atlantic, Craig Kreeger, CEO, www.virgin-atlantic.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech, Aviation Emissions, Virgin Atlantic,
Nordex has secured over 100MW in orders from Erdem Holding in four years
with the three previous orders coming in 2014, totaling 90.6MW. (Source: Nordex, Windpower, 26 June, 2017)Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind, Wind Turbine,
DONG Energy owns 50 pct of both Gode Wind 1 and 2, while Global Infrastructure Partners holds 50 pct share in Gode Wind 1. Talanx, the third-largest German insurance group, also holds an indirect interest. Four Danish pension funds hold 50 pct in Gode Wind 2.
In spring 2017, DONG Energy participated in the first of two German auction rounds for offshore wind energy. All three awarded projects -- with a total capacity of 590MW -- are located in the German North Sea and are expected to be completed by 2024, subject to final investment decision which is expected to be made in 2021. The Gode Wind 3 project will receive €60 per MWh in subsidies. (Source: DONG Energy, 26 June, 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Samuel Leupold, CEO of Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy, Offshore Wind, Wind,
The floating foundations are ballast-stabilized and anchored to the seabed. Commissioning of the Hywind project is slated for 4Q, 2017. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, PR, Windtech, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa, Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind ,
The two proposal, which are subject to regulatory approvals in both states, would increase wind's share of the company's generation mix from 20 pct to 40 pct.
Amarillo-based utility Southwestern Public Service Company generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in Texas and New Mexico. The company generates electricity through various fuel sources, such as coal, natural gas, wind, and solar power. It also conducts various wholesale marketing operations, including the purchase and sale of electric capacity, energy, ancillary services, and energy related products. The company provides electric utility services to approximately 389,000 retail customers. It serves large commercial and industrial electric retail customers of various industries.
(Source: Southwest Public Service, Santa Fe New Mexican, Power Engineering, Power Engineering, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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The Dalby bio-refinery -- Australia's first bio-refinery -- presently produces 76 million lpy of ethanol and animal feed products from locally-grown sorghum.
The expansion will boost biofuel production capacity by 24 million lpy to 100 million lpy.
The proposed expansion is part of a multi-million dollar investment in 21st century biofutures plants that could generate more than 330 jobs in regional Queensland.
(Source: South Burnett Times, 27 June, 2017) Contact: United Petroleum, +61 3 6398 2226, www.unitedpetroleum.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News United Petroleum, Australia Biofuel, Ethanol, Sorghum,
The measure affects gasoline only, not diesel, and excludes Mexico City and a host of surrounding municipalities in the State of Mexico, as well as Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco state and Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, 26 June, 2017) Contact: CRE, www.cre.gob.mx/wfer/english.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mexico Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, E10,
Brightline's trains are powered by technology developed by Siemens, and are expected to consume 2 gallons of fuel per mile on the 67-mile run from Miami to West Palm Beach. The train is expected to begin operation in September. (Source: Brightline, South Fla. Bus. Journal, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Florida Power & Light, www.fpl.com; Brightline, gobrightline.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, FP&L,
The supermarket chain has a committed to reduce its absolute carbon emissions by 30 pct by 2020 compared with 2005 baseline levels. To date, it has cut absolute carbon emissions by more than 20 pct and is on track to achieve its 2020 target.
According to the British Retail Consortium, the UK retail industry could save as much as £4.1 billion in cumulative energy and carbon costs by reducing its combined energy consumption 25 pct by 2050.(Source: Sainsbury's, edie,net, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Sainsbury's, Paul Crewe, Engineering and Environment, www.sainsburys.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sainsbury, Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
Unlike standard homes, Monopath homes are constructed with 8 by 24 foot panels and are fitted with smaller furnaces and air conditioners for greater energy efficiency. Monopath housing was designed by two University of Minnesota alumni.
(Source: City of Minneapolis, la Crosse Tribune, 26 June, 2017)Contact: City of Minneapolis, City Council, www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Efficiency,
According to the survey, most energy professionals favour maintaining EU energy efficiency, renewable energy directives, and climate legislation. Most oppose an energy price cap but favour stronger action on better building standards and energy efficiency as the best way to meet carbon targets and restore trust in the industry.
The survey also highlighted the need to begin decarbonizing heat for homes and business.
(Source: Energy Institute, Guardian, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Institute, Louise Kingham, CEO, +44 20 7467 7100, www.energyinst.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Institute , Carbon Emissions,
The 5-MW photovoltaic system and 500-kilowatt battery storage system will be financed by a power purchase agreement (PPA). In addition to energy cost savings from solar production, adding Stem's software-driven energy storage positions UC Merced to achieve significant demand charge savings over the first 10 years of the project.
Stem creates innovative technology services that transform the way energy is distributed and consumed. Styem analytics optimize the value of customers' energy assets and facilitate their participation in energy markets, yielding economic and societal benefits while decarbonizing the grid.
(Source: SunPower Corp., 26 June, 2017) Contact: Stem, (415) 937-7836, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stem.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower, University of California Merced, Solar, Energy Storage,
ICP is a 90 million gpy fuel and industrial alcohol manufacturing, storage and distribution facility adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol Pekin facility and is located on the Illinois River. ICP produces fuel-grade ethanol, beverage and industrial-grade alcohol, dry distillers grain (DDG) and corn oil. (Source: Pacific Ethanol, NASDAQ, 27 June, 2017) Contact: Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, (916( 403-2790, email@example.com, www.pacificethanol.com;
Illinois Corn Processing, (309) 353-3990, www.seacorholdings.com/pages/illinois_corn_processing
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Ethanol, Illinois Corn DDGs, Corn Oil, Processing, Corn Ethanol,
The university developed the components to use in the battery, including saltwater and recyclable polymers for plastic parts.
EWE did not reveal details of the project but indicated it would "supply a major city such as Berlin with electricity for an hour."
The project's battery will initially be constructed and contained in plastic containers offsite then transferred into the caverns.
The cavern battery could be operational by the end of 2023. (Source: EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH, Energy Storage, 27 June, 2017) Contact: EWE GASSPEICHER, brine4power project, Ralf Riekenberg, Manager, +49 441 350100, www.ewe-gasspeicher.de
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"We have already seen the fruits of clean technology, like CCUS -- Carbon Capture, Utilization, Sequestration -- right here in the United States. The Petra Nova facility in my home state of Texas ... uses a process to remove 90 pct of the carbon dioxide after coal is burned in that power plant." -- Rick Perry, US Energy Secretary, Rick Perry.
Interestingly, Sec. Perry was recently upbraided by the American Meteorological Society for lacking a "fundamental understanding of science" after he claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change.
The former Lone Star State governor told CNBC TV that "the most likely primary control knob (for climate change) is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in", rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rick Perry, Climate Chage, CCS, CCUS, Paris Climate Agreement,
According to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences professor of bioproducts, Prof. Paul Smith, developing the capability to produce the huge volume of ASTM-certified, high-energy, dense biofuels needed by the airlines, and the logistics to handle the massive amount of feedstocks necessary has been a slow process. And now, oil prices in the low $40-a-barrel range are bogging the process down further, as the cost differential between petrojet and biojet widens and thus increases capital risk.
Smith's lab is part of a group that is evaluating regional supply chains that could be used for alternative jet fuel production, including feedstock production, transportation and fuel conversion. Researchers are examining fuel-production pathways, feedstock and infrastructure requirements, and commercial fuel demand to create scenarios for future production as well as identifying potential intermediate materials and co-products for each pathway to understand potential ways to aid in making biorefineries more economical. The project aims to identify key barriers that must be overcome throughout the alternative-jet-fuel supply chain to produce and effectively market 1 billion gpy of alternative jet fuel in the near term and 10 billion gpy in the longer term. The goal, Smith pointed out, has been to produce aviation biofuel from non-edible lignocellulosic feedstocks, such as timber harvests and crop residuals.
Penn State is part of a cooperative aviation research consortium known as the Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment, funded by the FAA, NASA, the Department of Defense, the EPA and Transport Canada. Led by Washington State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the group is a coalition of 16 leading U.S. research universities and more than 60 private-sector stakeholders committed to reducing the environmental impact of aviation.
(Source: Penn State University, PR, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Penn State College of Agricultural Science, Prof. Paul Smith, (814) 865-8841, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://agsci.psu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel, Penn State University, Biofuel,
The EC also agreed on a proposal for a revised directive on the "decarbonization" of energy and energy performance of buildings.
(Source: EU Council, EC, Independent, 27 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, European Council,
The Alaska Energy Authority is working with the communities of Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska Susitna, Fairbanks North Star, Juneau and the Municipality of Anchorage -- to iimplement a uniform program and consolidate management of the initiative into a statewide entity. Smaller cities and boroughs could then join the program at later date.
Representatives from the four boroughs and Anchorage are expected to begin regular meetings state entities, lenders and contractors as early as August to pass the necessary ordinances and to implement the program. (Source: KBBI News, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Alaska Energy Authority, Katie Conway, Gov. Relations Manager, (800) 315-6338, www.akenergyauthority.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiewncy, PACE,
Presently: 10 buildings, dating back to 1911, are now LEED-certified and showcase diversity of buildings with smaller environmental footprints;
energy retrofits saves more than 9 million kWh, the equivalent of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 1,450 passenger vehicles for one year;
water retrofits of existing buildings' indoor plumbing fixtures save 3.2 million gallons of water annually, the equivalent of nearly five Olympic swimming pools; and
stainability education has reached more than 9,000 visitors and staff through behind the scenes tours, a pop-up sustainability exhibit, workshops and training programs.
Next, the park plans to focus on building automation, composting,
and increased renewable energy generation. (Source:San Diego Balboa Park, ProudGreenBuilding, 26 June, 2017) Contact: San Diego Balboa Park, www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/.../parkingmanagementactionplan.pdf; Balboa Park, www.balboapark.org
The Detroit 2030 District has 39 members, including 20 property owners and operators of 61 downtown buildings covering almost 10 million square feet. Detroit joins 15 other North American cities with business communities that have signed onto the pact, and is
the second city after Grand Rapids in Michigan to sign on to the project. (Source: USGBC, MLive, 26 June, 2017) Contact: USGBC, Emile Lauzanna, Regional District Director, Detroit 2030 District, Connie Lilley, Director, www.2030districts.org/detroit; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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SBI's drop-in products do not require blending or any modifications to engines or infrastructures. Biofuels emit less CO2 than petroleum products so their addition to fuels has the potential to reduce transport emissions and help fuel suppliers meet lower carbon or renewable fuel standards.
Under the terms of their agreement, Shell and SBI will work together to demonstrate the potential of the technology and, if successful, scale up for commercial application. (Source: Shell Canada, PR, 27 June, 2017) Contact: Shell Canada, Andrew Murfin, General Manager, Advanced Biofuels, www.shell.ca; SBI BioEnergy, Inder Pal Singh, Pres., Ceo, (780) 413-9832, www.sbibioenergy.com
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The Sarasota City Commission adopted a goal of meeting all of the city's energy needs with 100 pct renewables by 2045. St. Petersburg is the only other Florida city with a similar commitment.
In addition to the establishing a community-wide target for 100% renewable energy, the commission also voted to adopt a goal of powering all municipal operations in the city with 100 pct renewables by 2030 and at least 50 pct by 2024. (Source: Sarasota City Commission, Sierra Club, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Sarasota City Commission, (945) 954-4115, sarasotagov.org/Commissioners/Index.cfm
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The Kent Hills wind farm began commercial operations in December 2008. Natural Forces Technologies Inc., a wind developer based in Atlantic Canada, co-developed and co-owns the Kent Hills wind farm with TransAlta.
(Source: NB Power, PR, 20 June, 2017) Contact: NB Power,
Marc Belliveau, Communications, (506) 458-4203, www.nbpower.com;
TransAlta, (855) 255-9184, www.transalta.com
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In 2016, the Middle East and Africa region added a total of 676 MW of new wind power capacity, down slightly from the 682 MW added in 2015.
The region's cumulative wind power capacity presently stands at around 4.3 GW, according to MAKE. (Source: MAKE Consultants, UN Climate Action, 21 June, 2017)Contact: MAKE Consulting, +45 7026 6628, email@example.com, www.consultmake.com
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The €150 million Innogy Zuidwester wind farm features 12 ENERCON turbines that replace 50 installations dating from the 1980s and 1990s. The new turbines have been operating at full capacity since the beginning of 2017. (Source: Innogy, WindTech, Others, 21 June, 2017)
Contact: ENERCON Gmbh, Arno Hildebrand, www.enercon.de; Innogy, +49 (0) 201 122-2088, www.rwe.com
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Survey responses from 66 cities ranging in size from 21,000 to 8.5 million population across 30 states found that:
The acquisition will allow EGPNA to expand its demand response services, in addition to providing EnerNOC's energy management technology and services to Enel's existing commercial and industrial customers.
(Source: Enel Green Power NA, EBR, Others, 23 June, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900, www.enernoc.com
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