Using CO2 to generate fat from algae is not necessarily new, but the amount of fat produced by this new strain of algae is hugely significant since fatty algae make the strain more fit to eventually produce biofuels at an industrial scale, according to the the researchers.
Algae based fuel emits fewer greenhouse gases than most other energy sources,and could potentially play a vital role in the transition to emission energy sources. Just as significantly, unlike other biofuel feedstocks such as corn or sugar cane, algae production on an industrial scale would not have a negative effect on food production.
SGI and ExxonMobil have been collaborating on algae biofuels R&D since 2009.
(Source: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, Biofuels Int'l, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Synthetic Genomics, www.syntheticgenomics.com; ExxonMobil, Media, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com
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Presently, European biofuel companies mostly manufacture biodiesel from methanol and rapeseed oil.
Biodiesel comprises of long, even hydrocarbon compounds with diverse properties to diesel produced from mineral oil. The Researchers used Bioethylene to cleave the commercial rapeseed oil esters.
The new process tweaks the biodiesel's chemical properties by incorporating ethylene, which can be produced from bioethanol. (Source: University of Kaiserslautern, AZO CleanTech, 20 June, 2017)Contact: University of Kaiserslautern,
Prof. Dr Lukas Goosen, +49 631 2050, www.uni-kl.de/en/home
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The CeGBC Standard focuses on carbon use over energy efficiency and offers different certification paths for new projects and existing buildings. To earn the designation Zero Carbon Building Design, new projects must demonstrate an annual zero carbon balance, provide a zero carbon transition plan, install a minimum of 5 pct onsite renewable-energy generation capacity, achieve specific thermal-energy demand intensity (TEDI) target assessing annual heat loss, and fulfill reporting obligations on energy use, intensity, annual peak demand and embodied carbon.
The new Standard addresses carbon emissions in commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings
and builds on the CaGBC's LEED programs, under which a total of 102-million square metres of buildings with LEED registrations and certifications had been recorded as of last Dec. 31.
(Source: CaGBC, Daily Commercial News, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: CaGBC, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council,
When fully operational late next year, the $43 million facility will produce sufficient natural gas to supply a city of 40,000 people. BP Energy Corporation will purchase the facility's natural gas output .
Wasatch Resource Recovery is a cooperative partnership between Salt Lake City-based ALPRO Energy & Water and the South Davis Sewer District.(Source: Wasatch Resource Recovery, Salt Lake Tribune, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Wasatch Resource Recovery, www.wasatchresourcerecovery.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digester, waste-to-energy, methane,
UniEnergy Technologies manufactures advanced vanadium redox flow batteries using a new electrolyte chemistry developed at PNNL with DOE funding. The electrolyte can store 70 pct more energy and operates over a wider temperature range than conventional vanadium electrolytes at a lower cost than lithium-ion batteries.
UniEnergy Technologies recently installed an 8-MWh system at the Snohomish PUD in Everett and has 155 MWh of flow batteries ordered from customers in three countries and six U.S. states. (Source: Tri-City Herald, UniEnergy Technologies, 18 June, 2017)
Contact: UniEnergy Technologies, (425) 290-8090, www.uetechnologies.com; : PNNL, (509) 371-6989, www.pnnl.gov
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The report encourages countries to follow an integrated policy approach consisting of: defining standards and regulations; establishing policies to achieve public acceptance (awareness campaigns, labeling schemes); finance and financial delivery mechanisms (utility contracts, bulk procurement, partnerships); monitoring, verification and enforcement (product registration, testing); and environmentally sound management of lighting products (hazardous substance standards, end-of-life policies).
The U4E is a public-private partnership comprised of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility , the United Nations Development Programme, the International Copper Association, CLASP, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others.
Download the Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting report HERE. (Source: U4E, June, 2017) Contact: UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and
+33 (0)1 44 37 14 50,
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The ACEEE report examined energy efficiency programs undertaken in the utility's service territory under the oversight of state regulatory authorities, but excluded a company's individual programs.
The ACEEE rated Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid Massachusetts at the other end of the spectrum. Both utilities saved their customers more than 3 pct of their total retail sales, while PSE&G and JCP&L save customers 0.52 pct and 0.47 pct of retail sales.
The high-ranking Massachusetts utilities have the most diverse energy-efficiency programs and technologies such as smart thermostats. The top-ranked utilities also invested a higher percentage of their total revenue in energy efficiency programs, according to the report.
(Source: ACEEE, NJSpotlight, 19 June, 2017) Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org; Jersey Central Power & Light, www.firstenergycorp.com; Public Service Electric & Gas, Ralph Izzo, Pres., CEO, (973) 430-7000, www.pseg.com
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The 24.5MW system, which is subject to regulatory approval, will feature both high speed and low speed flywheels and containerized lithium-Ion batteries.
The proposed project is expected to be completed in Q3, 2018. (Source: Jamaica Public Service, Energy Storage, June, 2017) Contact: Jamaica Public Service, 1-888-935-5577, www.jpsco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jamaica Public Service, Energy Storage, Flywheel, Lithium-Ion Battery,
The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) said the change would have a disproportionate effect on sub-5MW generators, many of which are anaerobic digesters. (Source: Ofgem, MRW Reports, 17 June, 2017)
Contact: Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, www.adbioresources.org;
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Black carbon darkens ice in the Arctic and reduces the albedo of snow, thereby speeding up melting. The main sources of black carbon emissions in the Arctic are vehicles and companies that use wood and coal, as well as forest fires, power stations and gas flares at oil fields.
The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum of the Arctic states (Russia, Canada, the United States and North European countries) and Arctic indigenous communities. It focuses on environmental monitoring, identification of pollution risks, preparedness for environmental accidents, sustainable development, conservation of natural diversity, and questions related to the Arctic sea areas.
(Source: Arctic Council, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Arctic Council, http://arctic.ru
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The commercial-scale facility will refine local, sustainable forestry and agricultural residues using S2G's patented process to produce more than 2,000 MTY of xylitol and bioglycols.
The new $20 million biorefinery demonstration plant, will be funded by S2G and a network of investors and partners, including previously announced support from food giant Mondelez International and Bioindustrial Innovation Canada's (BIC) Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation fund (COMM SCI). COMM SCI was established with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario's Investing in Regional Diversification Initiative.
(Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada , S2G Biochem , Canadian Biomass, 20 June, 2017) Contact: S2G BioChem, Mark Kirby, Pres., (604) 221-8670, www.s2gbiochem.com;
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, Exec. Dir., (226) 778-0020, www.bincanada.ca
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The SENSE system transports a pre-assembled and tested rotor assembly on board a large multi-purpose construction vessel rather than a jack-up vessel and then carries the turbine to the top of the tower on rails, thus eliminated jack-up ships and installations.
A £200,000 Innovate UK Energy Catalyst study of the SENSE system found it could cut around £109.4 million from the capital expenditure on a £4.5 billion wind farm in deep waters and thus save £25 million a year in operating costs.
(Source: SENSE Offshore Limited, Energy Live News, 12 June, 2017) Contact: SENSE Offshore Limited, Patrick Geraets, MD, https://www.linkedin.com/company/sense-offshore-ltd; Innovate UK, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk
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The annual review found while renewables only met 4 per cent of total primary energy demand globally, the growth in renewables represented nearly a third of the total growth in energy demand in 2016. The report also showed how growth in overall energy demand is beginning to slow, as energy efficiency measures become more popular.
Access BP's Statistical Review of World Energy report HERE.
(Source: BP Group, Climate Action Program. UNEP, 14 June, 2017)
Contact: Climate Action Program, +44 (0) 20 7871 0173,
www.climateactionprogramme.org; BP Group, www.bp.com
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The wind farm incorporate 54 Vestas V117 3.3-MW turbines and was developed using a 10-year proxy revenue swap agreement with Allianz Risk Transfer, a subsidiary of Allianz SE. Microsoft has acquired the environmental attributes connected to Bloom Wind from ART for a 10- year period. (Source: Capital Power, NA Windpower, Others, 13 June, 2017)
Contact: Capital Power, Brian Vaasjo, Pres., CEO, (617) 330-1340 - Boston Office, email@example.com, www.capitalpower.com
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The funding was initially to be a two-year program, with the $2 billion equally divided between 2017-18 and 2018-19, The money was re-profiled over five years in this year's budget, starting with $250 million in 2017-18. There will be $500 million available in each of the next three years and the final $250 million in 2021-22.
The funds will be allocated for projects that significantly reduce emissions, prioritizing those that reduce the most emissions most cheaply. Initiatives must also be in addition to existing projects or those that are already planned.
(Source: Canadian Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Canada Press, June, 2017) Contact: Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Catherine McKenna, (819) 938-3813, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Initiative is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and is a member of the We Mean Business Coalition. The Initiative is designed to provide companies "with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions." The Initiative helps companies ensure and develop emissions reductions that are in line with the level of de-carbonization necessary to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels.
(Source: DONG Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 16 June , 2017]
Contact: Science Based Targets initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org; DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com
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Nordex will be installing its N131/3000 turbine in France for the first time. With a rotor diameter of 131 meters, the N131/3000 will be the largest turbine installed in the country to date, according to the company which currently has an installed capacity of more than 1.7 GW in France. (Source: Nordex, NA Windpower, Others, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
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says advancement of the projects will “help meet the expanded renewable energy portfolio standard set in the state's new energy laws.”
The initial Cross Winds Energy Park in Tuscola County started serving electric customers in Michigan’s Thumb region in 2014. (Source: Michigan PUC, Consumers Energy, MPR, 16 June, 2017) Contact: Michigan PUC, Sally Talberg, Chairperson, (517) 284-8100, www.michigan.gov/mpsc; Consumers Energy, www.consumersenergy.com
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The first phase of Crosby County Wind Farm came online in 2014. The third phase, which qualified for the federal Production Tax Credit in 2016, is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.
Since 2014, TGE has concluded over 3,000 MW of transactions with sponsor equity partners and the represented projects are now either in operation, construction or project financing.
(Source: Tri Global Energy, PR, 15 June, 2017) Contact: TGE,
John Billingsley, CEO, (972) 290-0825,
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The innovative paint draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and hydrogen. As a result, hydrogen can be captured as a clean fuel source. The paint contains a recently-developed compound that looks and feels like silica gel commonly used to absorb moisture but acts like a semiconductor. Additionally, the synthetic molybdenum-sulphide material catalysis the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen.
According to lead researcher Dr. Torben Daeneke, mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.
Because titanium oxide is the same white pigment commonly found in wall paint when it is combined with the new material, the solar paint can "convert a brick wall into an energy harvesting and fuel production real estate." This means there is no need for filtered or clean water to feed the system. And, any location that has water vapor in the air -- including remote areas -- can produce fuel, according to Daeneke.
(Source: RMIT University, Inhabitat, Science Daily, June, 2017) Contact: RMIT University, Dr. Torben Daeneke, +61 3 9925 2090, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rmit.edu.au
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Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Maryland, New York and the City of New York are the plaintiffs.
(Source: Society of Environmental Journalists, AP, Others, 14 June, 2017)Contact: California Attorneys General Xavier Becerra, oag.ca.gov
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The Australian not-for-profit Global CCS Institute assisted in getting the project off the ground as part of China's 2015 deal with the U.S. to combat climate change.
(Source: International Energy Agency, Digital Journal, 18 June, 2017)
Contact: Global CCS Institute, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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HiVE is an integrated, high performance energy storage solution designed from the ground up to work with any conventional solar system. HiVE's adaptive technology can be scaled for a wide range of residential, industrial, smart grid, and military applications, big or small.
Partnering with SunBurst Finance and HNU Energy, HiVE's solar-integrated battery/financing leasing package provides solar installation, battery integration and system management and can be tailored to fit existing solar systems,
according to a HiVE release. (Source: HiVE Energy System, Pacific Bus. News, 16 June, 2017) Contact: HiVE Energy Systems, http://hiveenergysystems.com
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The contract to make uninterrupted-energy-supply (UES) battery systems capable of storing and discharging up to 1.078 MWof solar energy was awarded to iDemand by SunFusion Solar Inc., also of San Diego.
The client aims to shave peak-load electricity demand during the latter part of the day by using excess energy stored and discharged from the battery systems.
The current Scantibodies contract calls for 2 MWh for the five-building load.
(Source: iDemand Energy Storage, 16 June, 2017) Contact: iDemand Energy Storage, Sandy Ellard, Pres., Walter Ellard, CEO , (858) 266-8385, email@example.com, www.ides3.com; Scantibodies Laboratory Inc., www.scantibodies.com
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GMP has been testing Aquanta's technology for several months, with the goal of using its real-time networks and predictive analytics to turn existing home water heaters into an energy-saving and grid-responsive energy storage device.
GMP estimates that about 50,000 electric resistive water heaters are in use by its customers. Each uses about 4 kilowatts of energy and a natural target for demand response programs that pay customers for the right to shut off their water heaters in emergencies.
Aquanta's $150 device installs on existing water heaters, measures both electricity and temperature, and connects via Wi-Fi to its cloud-based software platform to allow direct control via the homeowner's smartphone.
It also gives the utility access to these water heater sensor-control devices in aggregate, not just as an emergency demand response resource, but as part of controlling its larger grid needs.
(Source: Green Mountain Power, Aquanta, GFTM, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, Dir. Generation and Renewable Innovation, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com; Aquanta, Matt Carlson, CEO, https://aquanta.io
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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) awarded the two firms a contract to provide over 200 residential behind-the-meter energy storage solutions on Nantucket using Ice Energy's proprietary Ice Bear 20 technology. Genbright will perform real-time dispatch of the Ice Bears to deliver over 1 MW of peak demand reduction, which is equivalent to one year of growth in electricity demand on the island.
The $3 million project, which will begin this summer, aims to prove how new energy storage technologies can be deployed as "non-wires alternatives" to defer the need for a third undersea cable to Nantucket, which is expected to cost between $75-100 million. (Source: Ice Energy, Genbright, Marketwired, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Genbright LLC, Joe Crespo, (800) 977-5909, www.genbright.com; Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ice-energy.com
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The projects, which are all contracted with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of its long-term energy plan, are being developed in collaboration with Hecate Energy, a global developer, owner and operator of solar, wind and storage projects.
The projects will incorporate Powin's modular Stack 140 -- a modular, purpose-built 140kWh battery array that easily scales up to multiple megawatt applications. All Stack 140 systems are operated by Powin's proprietary bp-OS battery management software and include the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker. (Source: Powin Energy, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659, email@example.com, http://PowinEnergy.com;
Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca; Hecate Energy, www.hecateenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Independent Electricity System Operator, Powin Energy,
Kansas Ethanol's 2009 vintage plant was one of the first 14 ethanol plants to adopt ICM Fiber Separation Technology to boost yields. (Source: Kansas Ethanol LLC, Weekly Hub, Various Media, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Kansas Ethanol LLC, (620) 257-2300, www.kansasethanol.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kansas Ethanol, Ethanol,
As previously reported, many of the flex fuel pumps being used by the state's retail fueling stations were partially paid for by the Nebraska Corn Board's Flex Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program on behalf of Nebraska's 23,000 corn producers through their checkoff program.
Husker Ag is an ethanol production facility built by Fagen Inc. and designed by ICM of Colwich, KS. Husker Ag expanded its operations in the fall of 2007 and now utilizes over 26 million bpy of corn to produce about 76 million gpy of denatured ethanol and about 450,000 tpy of modified wet distillers' grain (DDG) for cattle feed. (Source: HuskerAG, Nebraska Ethanol Board , 15 June, 2017) Contact: Nebraska Ethanol Board, Todd Sneller, (402) 471-2941, www.ne-ethanol.org; Husker Ag, Seth Harder, Gen. Mgr., (402) 582-4446, www.huskerag.com; Nebraska Corn Board, www.nebraskacorn.org
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The project is aimed at fighting desertification and climate change, as well as energy conservation, soil erosion prevention, economic development and boosting employment in Iran.
(Source: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Trend, 17 June, 2017) Contact: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, www.unido.org
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The ruling is expected to revive many of the country's idled ethanol plants,
including those in Dung Quat, Binh Phuoc and Phu Tho, which it is hoped will be back in production for the 31 Dec., 2017 deadline.
(Source: Vietnam Bridge, VietNam Net, 14 June, 2017)
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The BDCC will develop and commercialize process that extract valuable chemicals from wood and use them to manufacture biochemicals, biofuels and other advanced materials.
The award was part of $15.7 million in grants made to 18 projects by the APC in mid-June. The projects aim to help grow the economies in coal-impacted communities in seven Appalachian states. The awards were made through ARC's Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative.
The facility is expected to contribute to the creation of 15 new businesses and help 125 workers gain skills or retain or gain employment. (Source: Appalachian Regional Commission, Biomass Mag 16 June, 2017) Contact: Appalachian Regional Commission, (202) 884-7700, www.arc.gov; Alfred State College, /www.suny.edu/campuses/alfred-state
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biorefinery,
Over the coming year, Edeniq expects to more than double average customer cellulosic ethanol production through plant optimization and technology enhancements that are being introduced to customers as early as the Q3 of 2017. While customers are currently averaging just over 1 pct cellulosic ethanol and a 2 pct lift in total ethanol production, the best-performing plants have achieved rates of more than 2 pct cellulosic ethanol and a 3 pct lift in total ethanol production.
The company's customer pipeline has reached 27 plants, four of which are registered with the US EPA for cellulosic ethanol D3 RIN generation. The remainder have submitted applications for D3 RIN production to the EPA, or are in the trial validation process, which is the first step in the registration process.
Edeniq's customer plants that have registered with the EPA for cellulosic co-production represent approximately 400 million gallons of total ethanol production and have already generated well over $1 million in D3 RIN credits.
The company currently sells or licenses its technologies to ethanol plants in the United States. (Source: Edeniq, PR, 19 June, 2017) Contact:
Edeniq, Inc. Brian Thome, Pres., CEO,
Lily Wachter, (559) 302-1777, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The report, Global Biodiesel Market 2017 Research study covers biodiesel industry development trends, details of import/export, biodiesel industry supply, product details and specifications, the cost of biodiesel market share and revenue, leading biodiesel manufacturers, biodiesel prices and market revenues, regional markets and related biodiesel industry information.
Asahi Glass is targeting the Sunjoule project to construction projects in Australia and elsewhere in Oceania.
The company .
Asahi Glass aims to win the first export orders by the end of this year and boost the number of deals in Asia and Oceania to at least 15 by the end of 2020.
(Source: Asahi Glass, Nikkei Asia Review, 13 June, 2017) Contact: ASAHI Glass, www.agc.com/english/company
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In addition to "smoothing" the output of solar farms onto the grid, Eskom also wants to investigate the use of energy storage to deal with peak demand periods and to defer grid transmission and distribution infrastructure costs. (Source: Eskom, Energy Storage, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eskom, Energy Storage, Battery Energy Storage,
5BB cells are expected to improve the panel/ module efficiency when compared to solar panels/ solar modules that use 4BB or 3BB cells. The additional Bus Bar in conventional silicon solar cells facilitates a uniform distribution of stress, making 5BB cells more durable. (Source: RenewSys, Business World, 15 June, 2017) Contact: RenewSys, +91 80 33494545,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, PV Cells,
The German company will deliver 3.7M144 type turbines specifically designed for the Murra Warra project. (Source: Senvion, Renewables Now,
15 June, 2017) Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com; RES, +44 0 1923 299200, www.res-group.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Senvion, Wind, Renewable Energy Systems,
In announcing the collaboration, the two companies say that the electroplating process can deliver a cost reduction per-watt of around $0.01, or around 15 pct.
Aiko produces both multi and monocrystalline PERC PV cells, including bifacial products. Rena has supplied alkaline texturing, Rena BatchTex, and edge isolation, Rena InOxide+, equipment to Aiko for its monocrystalline cell production lines.
Aiko has achieved efficiencies of 21.5 pct on mono PERC cells and has achieved a bifaciality of over 70 pct.
(Source: Rena Solar, PV Mag., Others, June 12, 2017)
Contact: Aiko Solar Energy, www.aikosolar.com; Rena Solar, +49 7723 9313-0, email@example.com, www.rena.com
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The project has been widely opposed for reasons of possible noise, pollution and aesthetic considerations.
(Source: Apex Clean Energy, Crossville Chronicle, Virginian Pilot, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., Mark Goodwin, Pres., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy, Wind,
The legislation is intended to ensure that wind farm operations and wind turbines do not interfere with the mission readiness of the state's 11 airbases and do not have a "serious negative impact on the state's economy."
(Source: Various Media, Power Engineering, 12 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Texas Wind, Production Tax Creditnd,
The collaboration will combine CCSL's carbon capture technology with Sorco's engineering expertise to help establish a complete carbon capture and storage (CCS) chain, including capture, transport and permanent storage, in the Scandinavian country.
The study's findings will be used to establish cost estimates determine future government investment in CCS.
A previous study found that carbon capture is technically possible at the Norcem cement factory in Brevik, the Yara ammonia factory on Heroya and at an energy recovery plant at Klemetsrud.(Source: Carbon Clean Solutions Limited, Gas World, 13 June, 2017)
Contact: Carbon Clean Solutions, +44 (0) 203865 06 39, (872) 206-0197 - Chicago Office, info@carboncleansolutions,com, www.carboncleansolutions.com; Apply Sorco, www.applysorco.no
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Pacific Ethanol successfully trialed Whitefox's ethanol dehydration unit at their Madera plant in 2015 and then agreed on a commercial deal in 2016. The two firms are now in talks for additional installations at 7 further Pacific Ethanol plants.
Whitefox specializes in membrane-based technologies with a focus on efficient ethanol production. Their solution minimizes waste and emissions whilst increasing energy efficiency and returns on production.
The demand for Pacific ethanol is growing, with 850 million gallons exported from the US every year.
(Source: Whitefox Technologies, Innovate UK, 16 June, 2017) Contact: Whitefox Technologies, Gillian Harrisson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7953 8446,
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The initiative aims to find solutions to regulatory and other barriers deterring investment in energy storage, energy efficiency and similar technologies and solutions to achieving low carbon energy and a low carbon energy economy.
The first results of this work are expected by the year end.
(Source: Carbon Trust, renews, Others, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Carbon Trust, Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, Nils Lehmann, Project Manager, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com
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Red Trail expects the CCS system to be operational in 2019 or 2020, capturing about 180,000 tpy of carbon. Details have not been released. Red Trail Energy produces 64 million gallons of ethanol per year. (Source: Red Trail Energy, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Red Trail Energy, Gerald Bachmeier, CEO, (701) 974-3308,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Red Trail Energy, Ethanol, CCS,