The DecoTech™ System is integrated into the roofing system utilizing premium solar panels to optimize power output. Flashing and a perimeter shield reduces the risk of leaks and animal intrusion.
(Source: GAF. PR, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: GAF, Anthony Ruffine, VP Renewable Energy & Strategic Marketing, www.gaf.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Rooftop Solar,
The Marshall project and North Star are respectively owned and operated by Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources and affiliates of New York-based D.E. Shaw Group. Both new solar facilities deliver power to Xcel under long-term PPAs.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Star Tribune, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Xcel-Minnesota, Chris Clark, Pres., www.xcelenergy.com;
Marshall Solar Energy Project, www.marshallsolarproject.com
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The first program will install low-cost, energy efficiency products such as LED lights, smart power bars, low-flow shower heads and aerators in single-family homes and multi-family dwellings at all income levels, at no charge.
A second program offers cash incentives to encourage individuals to purchase and install energy efficient appliances and electronics through online, mail-in and point-of-sale rebates.
The third program is targeted towards businesses and non-profits to reduce their emissions and energy use by offering incentives on products and installation of energy-saving lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and water heating.
(Source: Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, CBC, 23 Jan., 2017)Contact: Alberta Environment Minister, Hon. Shannon Phillips, (780) 310-3773, http://aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office/default.aspx; Energy Efficiency Alberta, www.alberta.ca/energy-efficiency-alberta
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Alberta, Energy Efficiency, Shannon Phillips, LED Light, Energy Efficiency Incentives, Energy Efficiency Rebates,
Assembly Bill 32, signed in 2006, set California's initial goal to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and directed CARB to develop a climate change scoping plan -- to be updated every five years -- detailing specific measures needed to reach the target.
The proposed plan continues the Cap-and-Trade Program through 2030 and includes a new approach to reduce GHGs from refineries by 20 pct. It incorporates approaches to cutting super pollutants from the Short Lived Climate Pollutants Strategy and acknowledges the need to cut agriculture emissions.
Achieving the 2030 goal will require an enhanced focus on zero- and near-zero emission vehicle technologies; continued investment in renewable energy; greater use of low-carbon fuels; integrated land conservation and development strategies; coordinated efforts to reduce methane emissions and other short-lived climate pollutants; and an increased focus on integrated land-use planning to support livable, transit-connected communities.
The plan finds that Cap-and-Trade is the lowest cost, most efficient policy approach and provides certainty that the state will meet the 2030 goals. California's Cap-and-Trade Program funds the California Climate Investments program, which funds statewide projects aimed at reducing GHG emissions. To date, $3.4 billion in cap-and-trade funds have been appropriated for the California Climate Investments program. (Source: California Air Resources Board, Jan., 2018)
Contact: California ARB, (800) 242-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Air Resources Board, Carbon Emissions, Cap-and-Trade,
The company plans to expand its component manufacturing, serial production facilities and new 6-MW testing facilities.
The move will also benefit Moventas' multi-brand service business, according to a statement. (Source: Moventas Gears, Various Media, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Moventas, Arto Lahtela, CEO, +358 20 184 7000, email@example.com, www.moventas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Moventas, Wind,
The 13MW first phase of the solar park was commissioned in 2013. The 200MW second phase is planned to be operational by 2017 followed by 800MW third phase by 2020.
Earlier in 2016, DEWA selected Masdar-led consortium for the development of third phase of the solar park following its lowest bid of power generation price.
The solar park is designed to contribute to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to generate 7 pct of its total power from clean energy sources by 2020, increasing to 25 pct by 2030 and 75 pct by 2050. (Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Trade Arabia, EBR, Others, 23 Jan., 2017)Contact: DEWA , Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority,
BayWa r.e. developed the project and is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for both projects and will operate the facilities for PSEG Solar Source when each goes into operation. Almost 149,000 poly-crystalline Trina Solar panels will be installed at the two facilities, which will use SMA inverters.
PSEG Solar Source now has 21 utility-scale solar facilities in 13 states, including five in North Carolina. The company currently has 326 MWs in operation and another 70 MWs under construction.
(Source: PSEG Solar Source LLC, PR Newswire, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: PSEG Solar Source, Diana Drysdale, Pres. http://investor.pseg.com;
BayWa r.e., Florian Zerhusen, CEO, (850) 450-6800 - San Diego office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.baywa-re.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News PSEG Solar Source, BayWa r.e.,
The recently published recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures point to the clear need for investors to be able to stress test their portfolios against a below 2 degree C scenario.
The Carbon Pricing Corridors initiative is due to report on its initial projections for credible carbon price ranges in Spring 2017. (Source: CDP, Sustainable Brands, 23 Jan., 2017)Contact: CDP, Paul Simpson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3818 3946, www.cdp.net;
We Mean Business Coalition, www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP21, CDP, Carbon Disclosure Project, Carbon Emissions,
In 2016, Scotland committed to slashing CO2 emissions by 80 pct by 2050, while also increasing the 2020 interim target up to 50 pct. As previously reported, the country surpassed its 2020 emission reduction targets in 2014 -- six years ahead of plans.
The minster also announced that Scotland will have a fully de-carbonized electricity sector able to remove CO2 from the atmosphere;
80 pct of domestic heat will be provided by low carbon heat technologies; 250,000 hectares of degraded peatlands will be restored (against 1990 levels); the proportion of ultra-low emission new cars and vans registered in Scotland annually will reach at least 40 pct; and
the country will create at least 15,000 hectares of new woodland per year.
(Source: Scottish Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, CleanTechnica, Others, 23 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Scottish Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna.Cunningham, +44 (0) 131 348 5697, Roseanna.Cunningham.email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
According to the report, "Energy storage will play a crucial role in helping to meet demand for low-carbon electricity in developing nations. By 2020, these countries will need to double their electricity generation and by 2035 will account for 80 pct of the total growth in energy generation and consumption globally." The report also finds that while the cost for deploying renewable energy systems continues to fall, integrating technologies such as PV rooftop and solar farm systems into regional grids will require energy storage in the form of batteries and other technologies for load continuity.
Those storage technologies include mechanical systems such as flywheels, compressed air or pumped hydro; electrochemical storage, such as lithium-ion and flow battery technology; and thermal systems like phase-change technology. Phase-change tech uses materials such as molten salt to store heat from concentrated solar farms for later release in steam generators.
Download the Energy Storage Trends and Opportunities
in Emerging Markets report
HERE. (Source: World Bank International Finance Corp. (IFC) , ComputerWorld, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: World Bank IFC, www.ifc.org
The top five provinces for LEED certification across Canada in 2016 are: Ontario with 147; Quebec with 103; British Columbia with 62; Alberta at 61; and Manitoba with 10 LEED certifications.
(Source: Canada Green Building Council, Sourcable, 23 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council,
Projects making final investment decisions in 2015/2016 were doing so with a cost of energy of £97/MWh, compared with £142/MWh five years earlier, the third annual cost reduction monitoring framework (CRMF) report shows.
The fall in price is attributed to the adoption of larger turbines, increased competition and lower cost of capital. Further cost reductions would be achieved by sourcing more components and services in the UK, developing a supply chain which employs thousands of people, according to the report.
(Source: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Belfast Telegraph, 23 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Tony Quinn, Dir. Operations, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ore.catapult.org.uk
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The JV will finance and operate a new state-of-the-art 180-MW gas turbine and a re-powered 350 MW electric power plant in an effort to
improve the plant's energy efficiency at limited costs and to ease its energy transition. (Source: Solvay, Chemical Engineering, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Solvay, www.solvay.com;
Marubeni, www.marubeni.com; Ansaldo Energia, www.ansaldoenergia.it
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All equipment is scaled and modeled to reflect CPI's existing pilot plant asset and to provide greater confidence, and mitigate the risks, associated with growing innovations from the laboratory to commercial operation.
The new equipment is slated for installation this year. (Source: Centre for Process Innovation, Bioenergy Insight, Others, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Centre for Process Innovation,
Kris Wadrop, Director of Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining , www.uk-cpi.com;
European Regional Development Fund, http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/erdf; UK Catapult, +44 1793 442700, https://catapult.org.uk/
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The U.S. ethanol industry has surpassed the 1 million bpd mark only 26 times, all since November 2015. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Hoosier Ag Today, WKKG, Others, 24 Jan., 2017)
Contact: U.S. Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov
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The Ener-Core Power Oxidizer is designed to provide an alternative to a traditional combustion heat source normally used with traditional gas turbine power generation.(Source: Ener-Core, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Ener-Core, Boris Maslov, Pres., (949) 616-3300, www.ener-core.com; Dresser Rand, (713) 973-5497, www.dresser-rand.com; Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, (916( 403-2790, email@example.com, www.pacificethanol.com
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Rinaldi's research is focused on lignin, a major component of lignocellulosic biomass which is very poorly utilized despite making up around 20-30 pect of the mass of every tree or plant.
The ERC grants are one of the top funding schemes available to researchers in Europe
(Source: Imperial College London , Jan. 23, 2017)
Contact: European Research Council, https://erc.europa.eu; Imperial College London, Roberto Rinaldi, www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.rinaldi-sobrinho
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The operation has been stalled since owners secured a tentative land deal with the town of Botwood in June.
The facility will rely heavily on the former Abitibi Bowater timber stand, which contains about 280,000 cubic metres of wood, and sawmill producing 20 million board feet of lumber annually.
The biofuel will be targeted at European markets.
Tennessee-based Proton Power will provide the technology and consulting services for the facility. (Source: NewGreen Technology Inc ., CBC News, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: NewGreen Technology Inc., (813) 944-3185, www.newgreentech.us; Proton Power, (865) 376-7002, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.protonpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Proton Power, Woody Biomass, BiofuelNewGreen Technology Inc, Forest Biomass, Biofuel,
The ASID headquarters key design elements include real-time dashboard of environmental attributes, weave innovation technology, and nature-based design together to create a space that conveys the core principles of LEED. The office includes biophilic design strategies, which utilize natural elements to reduce stress and increase air quality; stringent water quality standards and an energy efficient lighting system.
In addition to LEED platinum certification, ASID has applied for and anticipates receiving WELL certification by the International WELL Building Institute.
(Source: American Society of Interior Designers, Jan. 24, 2017) Contact: American Society of Interior Designers, Randy Fiser, (202) 546-3480, www.asid.org; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; International WELL Building Institute, www.wellcertified.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News International WELL Building Institute, US Green Building Council, LEED Certification,
Gardiner Energy of Solon, Ohio is also interested in bidding on the contract. Gardiner previously completed more $2 million in energy efficiency related work for the city.
The Energy efficiency work to be completed under contract would include new LED lighting, refrigeration upgrades for the city ice rinks, new boilers at the city hall and various other improvements.
(Source: City of Cleveland Heights, Cleveland.com, 22 Jan., 2017)
Contact: City of Cleveland Heights, Tom Raguz, Finance Director, (216) 291-3900, www.clevelandheights.com; Gardiner Energy, Mark Havens, www.whgardiner.com; Evans Energy, (614) 300-5301, www.evansenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,
The bond offering proceeds will be used for the construction of a 240,000 tpy, biocoal production facility at the Port of Natchitoches Louisiana. (Source: Biomass Secure Power, Various Media, 23 Jan., 2017)Contact: Biomass Secure Power, Jim Carroll, President and CEO, (604) 807-4957, www.biomasssecurepower.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass Secure, Biocoal, Biomass ,
The project, which is being led by state-run utility Korea Midland Power Co., is expected to be completed, commissioned and fully operational in 2020. The biomass power plant
will generate sufficient power for approximately 260,000 homes. (Source: Hana Financial, Maell Bus. News, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Hana Financial, www.hanafn.com/eng/network/hanaNetwork/buDaetoo.do; Korea Midland Power, www.komipo.co.kr/kom_eng
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass news, Woody Biomass news,
Upon completion later this year, the pilot project off the coast of Peterhead will be the world's largest floating wind farm and is expected to generate sufficient power for approximately 20,000 households.
(Source: Masdar, CleanTechnica, Others, 19 Jan., 2017) Contact: Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, +971 2 810 9238, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, email@example.com, www.masdar.ac.ae; Statoil Wind, www.statoil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar, Statoil, Floating Wind Turbin,
The boisterous tycoon promised to "eradicate every one of (Liberal Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau's policies. You will not remember his name after I arrive there (Ottawa)" he trumpeted with Trump-like confidence.
"Repeal the carbon tax as fast as I can -- everywhere. I'll put in place a system that's far more productive in getting innovation and keeping down emissions that does not penalize businesses.
"This (carbon tax) game being played in Alberta and Ontario is crap," the amateur politician bragged. (Source: Various Sources, Global News, 20 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Kevin O'Leary, https://twitter.com/kevinolearytv, www.kevinoleary.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Carbon Tax, Carbon Tax,
LM Wind Power Canada is a subsidiary of Denmark-headquartered LM Wind Power.
(Source: LM Windpower Canada, 19 Jan., 2017) Contact: LM Wind Power Inc., (418) 361-3486 - Quebec Office, Amsterdam Global Office, Marc de Jong, CEO,
+31 20 30 43 700, www.lmwindpower.com
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CirtiQ is a subsidiary of grid manager Tennet which awards certificates to alternative energy produced by solar, wind, water and biomass sources. The average household uses about 3,500 kWh per year, according to CirtiQ. Dutch energy companies produce approximately 25 pct of the demand for green energy with the balance imported from various other sources.
(Source: ANP, DutchNews.nl, 20 Jan., 2017)
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The company's New Hampshire customers will have the option of purchasing a system outright or making monthly payments through a financial company Vivint Solar has partnered. New Hampshire customers will also be eligible for applicable state rebates or federal tax credits for their solar power. As part of each sale, Vivint Solar designs, installs and maintains the system. (Source: Vivant Solar, 20 Jan., 2017) Contact: Vivint Solar, David Bywater, CEO, Rob Kain, VP Inv. Relations, (801) 229-6460, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vivintsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vivint Solar, Solar, Residential Solar, RooftopSolar,
The StingRAY wave power system harnesses ocean energy by using two forward and aft floats coupled to low-torque, high-speed generators located in the nacelle of the StingRAY.
The system can be deployed in series to build offshore wave farms similar wind turbine installations. Columbia Power's StingRAY is designed for deployment in 60 meters or more depth at least 3-4 miles offshore.
(Source: Columbia Power Technologies, 20 Jan., 2017)
Contact: NREL National Wind Testing Centre, Mark McDade, Project Manager, (303) 384-6900, www.nrel.gov/nwtc; Columbia Power Technologies, (434) 220-7590, www.columbiapwr.com
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Phase 1 of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project will generate 1,500 MW of renewable electric power and cut America's carbon emissions by millions of tons per year.
(Source: BLM, Power Company of Wyoming, 19 Jan., 2017) Contact: Power Company of Wyoming, www.powercompanyofwyoming.com; Bureau of Land Management, www.blm.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Chokecherry , BLM, Power Company of Wyoming, Wind,
WVU researchers are applying the study data to develop models to forecast methane emissions from the future heavy-duty transportation sector to help the industry target improvements in engine technologies and fueling operations and to identify best practices for minimizing emissions. To that end, the researchers looked at methane emissions from the pump-to-wheels sector of the natural gas supply chain and characterized emissions factors for each major source associated with currently manufactured heavy duty vehicles and fueling systems.
The research team studied 22 natural gas-fueled transit buses, refuse trucks and over-the-road tractors, as well as six liquefied natural gas and eight compressed natural gas refueling stations. They also examined cryogenic boil-off pressure rise and pressure control venting from LNG storage tanks, using both theoretical and empirical modeling.
Vehicle tailpipe and crankcase emissions were found to be the highest sources of methane.
(Source: West Virginia University, State Journal, 22 Jan., 2017)Contact: West Virginia University, Prof. Nigel Clark, (304) 293-6457,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Transportation Emissions, Natural Gas,
Circuitree's Cirrus system uses patented toxic-free saltwater batteries which offer a smart energy storage solution combining the internet of things (IoT) with renewable energy and modern battery technology.
The batteries, which are safe, eco-friendly and disposal, outperform and outlast traditional battery chemistries, according to the company.
The Cirrus battery is equipped with smart electronics and acts as an efficient automated home energy management system that prioritizes the cheapest and cleanest source of energy. And, with the company's web-connected systems, customers can monitor and control energy consumption remotely. (Source: Circuitree, power-technology, 19 Jan., 2017) Contact: Circitree, James Dean, (877)800-3390 - U.S. Office, www.circuitree.co.uk/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Circuitree, Battery, Energy Management,
Hydrostor purchases off-peak electricity to compress air it stores underwater in balloon-type accumulators. The compressed air is released to generate electric power as needed at periods of peak energy consumption.
Hydrostor's capital cost of between $1,000 and $2,000 per kilowatt compares to at least $3,500 per kilowatt for batteries, and makes it comparable to the cost of a new gas-fired plant, but with lower operating and maintenance costs. (Source: Hydrostor, Canadian Press, 19 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Hydrostor, Curtis Vanwallegham, CEO, (416) 548-7880, email@example.com, www.hydrostor.ca; AECOM, www.aecom.com/ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Compressed Air Energy Storage, Hydrostor, Energy Storage, AECOM,
The Adara iC3 Platform adds intelligent controls and cloud connectivity to Aquion's environmentally-friendly batteries to deliver a complete energy storage system that is remotely monitored and dispatched for grid-connected applications. The iC3 Platform also enables the Aquion Energy Aspen Batteries to be deployed for aggregated demand response programs and to meet utility and local regulations requiring remote programability. The iC3 Platform integrates battery and inverter controls with cloud-based software and a robust IoT connectivity solution.
Adara Power's Energy Storage Solutions are designed to support consumer self-consumption and enable a resilient renewable energy grid, according to the company.
(Source: Adara Power, PRWeb, benzinga, 19 Jan., 2017) Contact: Aquion Energy, http://aquionenergy.com; Adara Power, Neil Maguire, CEO, (408) 391-9360, www.adarapower.com
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The new product, which has been assessed and certified by independent consultancy The Carbon Trust, will provide businesses with confidence to report zero carbon emissions from their purchased electricity supply. Customers will be able to trace every megawatt-hour to the source of origin, which is then tracked and allocated an "Emissions Factor Model" to report the exact carbon footprint of the electricity used. SmartestEnergy's Tariff Emission Factor Model, which sees the company allocate renewable energy certificates (REC) to specific tariffs and customers, creates a "certified link between energy generation and end consumers."
In 2016 SmartestEnergy launched the UK's first energy labels which specifies the source and carbon content of the electricity customers purchase , and has issued them to more than 500 companies.
SmartestEnergy's renewable energy electricity products comply with the global Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.
(Source: SmartestEnergy, edie newsroom, 19 January 2017) Contact: SmartestEnergy, Robert Grove, CEO, +44 20 7448 0900, www.smartestenergy.com; The Carbon Trust, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com
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The report, conducted by the NREL and PNNL national labs , concludes that wet and gaseous organic waste streams represent a substantial and underutilized set of feedstocks for biofuels and biopower. The analysis found that the U.S. has the potential to use 77 million dry tons of wet waste per year, which would generate about 1,300 trillion Btu of energy. Also, gaseous feedstocks and other feedstocks assessed in the report could produce an additional 1,300 trillion Btu of energy, bringing the total to nearly 2.6 quadrillion Btu annually. For perspective, in 2015, the U.S. total primary energy consumption was about 97.7 quadrillion Btu.
The reports notes that wet and gaseous waste streams are presently available in abundance and unlikely to diminish in the near future.
Download the full Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities report HERE.
(Source: U.S. DOE, 17 Jan., 2017) Contact: BETO, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
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Based on China not listing a new ethanol import tariff for 2017, the tariff is expected to rise from 5 to 30 pct, effectively shutting imports out of the market based on current prices, according to Reuters.
Chinese ethanol imports during the first 11 months of 2016 hit 765,316 cubic metres, up 51 percent on the prior year, while 2015 imports of 686,904 cubic metres jumped 2,741 pct year on year, according to the Reuters report.
(Source: US AgNet, Reuters, Others, 18 Jan., 2017)
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The technology -- maximized stillage co-products -- was developed by Fluid Quip Process Technologies specifically for the dry-mill ethanol industry.
Project construction , which will include a new building and two protein dryers, is slated to begin this spring for completion within 12 months. The Fairmont plant produces 120 million gpy of ethanol, 310,000 tpy of DDGs and approximately 20 million ppy of distillers corn oil.
(Source: Flint Hills Resources, Lincoln Journal Star , Others, 18 Jan., 2017) Contact: , Fluid Quip Process Technologies , www.fluidquip.com; Flint Hills Resources, Brad Razook, CEO, (316) 828-3477, www.fhr.com
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When INEOS Bio opened its Indian River County plant in 2013, the company received about $129 million in grants, tax breaks and guaranteed loans, included about $1.2 million in tax breaks and incentives from Indian River County in exchange for jobs creation. (Source: Alliance Bioenergy, TC Palm, 18 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Alliance BioEnergy, Daniel deLiege, Pres., (888) 607-3555x1106, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alliancebioe.com; INEOSBio, Mark Dietzen or Markus Hesse , +41 (0) 21 627 7040, email@example.com, www.ineos.com
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The proposed market-based ordinance is projected to eliminate as much as 98 tpy of criteria pollutants.
(Source: Salt Lake City, Press Release, 22 Jan., 2017)
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In 2014, Dimension Data announced it would cut its clients' carbon by 1.8 million tons more than what the company itself produced. To that end, the company worked with The Carbon Trust and Carbon Smart consultancy firms to define the targets and methodology for it's clients, and it's own carbon reduction.
Dimension Data also committed to keep its carbon emissions below one million tons for the next five years.
(Source: Dimension Data, PR, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Dimension Data, Ruth Rowan, Marketing, (212) 613-3486,
www.dimensiondata.com/en; Carbon Smart, +44 20 7048 0459, www.carbonsmart.co.uk; Carbon Trust, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbontrust.com
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Since testing began in September, the system has collected more than 100,000 tons of CO2 that has been piped to the West Ranch oil field where it was used for enhanced oil extraction at the rate of 10,000 to 15,000 bpd. .
(Source: NRG , Houston Business Journal, Various Others, 17 Jan., 2017) Contact: JX Nippon
More Low-Carbon Energy News NRG Energy news, JX Nippon news, CCS news, Petra Nova news,
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The company established the $1 billion Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) last year, with 80 percent of the equity provided by Australia's sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, and Queensland state's QIC.
AGL transferred two solar plants into the fund. The Silverton Wind Farm in outback New South Wales state will be constructed , with loans from Westpac Banking Corp, National Australia Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Societe Generale and DBS Bank, according to AGL.
The Australian arm of GE said it will supply 58 wind turbines for the project. (Source: AGL Energy, Reuters, 9 Jan., 2017) Contact:
AGL Energy Ltd., Andy Vesey, CEO
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BNEF also notes an 18 pct overall fall in clean energy investments, including a 28 pct drop in investment in PV plants smaller than 1 MW, which made up $40 billion of the total. However, BNEF was careful to note that this decline was largely due to cheaper systems, not lack of interest in distributed solar.
BNEF also notes that many developing nations saw clean energy investment fall in 2016, due to project financing difficulties. (Source: BNFE, 12 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, https://about.bnef.com
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The JV is intended to construct more than 20 solar power plants totaling over 200 MW in southern Ireland.
Construction work is expected to get underway in mid-2018 for completion and commissioning in 2020.
(Source: Neoen SAS, SeeNews, Others. Jan 18, 2017) Contact: Neoen SAS, +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.fr; BNRG, +353 791 7882, www.bnrg.ie
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Projects funded through this RFA, titled Fiscal Year 17 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), will help develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable biomass, increase the availability of renewable fuels and bio-based products, and diversify our energy portfolio.
The BRDI program requires that funded projects address at least one of the following three legislatively mandated technical areas:
The RFA is slated for issuance in February 2017. (Source: US DOE, USDA, Jan., 16, 2017)Contact: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, https://nifa.usda.gov; BETO, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
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BAV handles approximately 80 pct -- 7 million tpy -- of waste wood in the German market.(Source: Wood Recyclers Association, Bioenergy Insight, Others, 18 Jan., 2017) Contact: Wood Recyclers Association, Andy Hill, Chairman, +44 07903 251287, www.woodrecyclers.org; German Waste Wood Society, www.altholzverband.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,