The project, which is expected to break ground next month, was planned and then abandoned under a previous administration. The project will be constructed on 15,000 hectares near a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) facility.
The World Bank supports the project. (Source: This Day, Various Media, 23 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cassava Ethanol, Ethanol, Biofuel,
RRB is a subsidiary of IR1 Group LLC , which is constructing the Lakeview biorefinery. IR1 will build a global portfolio of biorefineries to convert forest and sawmill waste woody biomass into renewable jet and diesel fuels. Through a proprietary integration of existing technologies, IR1 makes the long-commercialized Fischer-Tropsch process economic at the biomass scale.
RRB's Lakeview, OR biorefinery will convert approximately 136,000 dry tons of waste woody biomass into 15.1 million gallons of renewable jet, diesel and gasoline blendstock fuels per year.
(Source: Emerging Fuels Technology, Inc, PR, 22 Oct., 2019) Contact: Emerging Fuels Technology, Inc., Mark Agee, Business Dev., email@example.com, www.emergingfuels.com; RedRock Biofuels, 970.223.6766,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redrockbio.com; IRL Group, www.ir1group.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Emerging Fuels Technology, Fischer-Tropsch, Red Rock Biofuels,
The building, which was constructed in December, 2017, received the award for: environmentally conscious designs and sustainability features; high-efficiency flush and low plumbing fixtures; interior LED lighting fixtures; low-emitting materials for adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring products and composite wood products and furniture; recycled content in materials; white reflective roofing; low-mercury lamps and incorporating materials manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.
Bridgestone Americas boasts five LEED-certified locations, including its
Americas Technical Center in Akron and tire plant in Warren County, Tenn
(Source: Bridgestone Americas, Tire Business, Bridgestone, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bridgestone Americas, (615) 937-1000, www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/contact-us/corporate-contacts/united-states; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
Willdan will begin each project by performing a building energy audit and proposing an energy efficiency project plan based on the customer's needs and budget. Data measurement commences after new equipment, including the EMT system, have been installed. In addition to measuring and verifying energy savings, Willdan will provide engineering, technical, and administrative assistance to customers through the duration of the program.
The Program offers up-front incentives to help offset customer out-of-pocket costs, and upon confirmation of energy savings, customers will receive additional incentives based on actual natural gas savings, capped at 50 pct of project costs. (Source: Wildan, PR, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: WildanGroup Inc.,
Stacy McLaughlin, CFO, (714) 940-6300, email@example.com, www.wildan.com; SoCalGas, Jeff Reed, Director Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, www.socalgas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern California Gas Company, Wildan, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The Simple Power portfolio qualifies for participation in the recently launched Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) in Ireland. Each machine has a standardized lease, grid connection and PPA as well as long-term fixed price operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements, according to the release.
(Source: Foresight Group Renewables, Oct., 2018)
Contact: Foresight Group, +44 (0) 20 3667 8100, www.foresightgroup.eu; Simple Power Ltd., +44 28 9024 1199, www.simplepower.co
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Foresight Group ,
Under their agreement, TCM and DNV GL will offer services to technology and other companies and organizations wishing to test and verify their
carbon capture technologies and thus expedite the commercialization of their technologies and processes.
(Source: TCM, PR, Renewable Energy, Oct., 2018)
Contact: TCM, Ernst Axelsen, CEO, Erik Haugan, Bus. Dev., www.tcmda.com/en; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, CCS, Technology Center Mongstad, DNV GL, Carbon Capture,
The new plaintiffs contend they have a "fundamental right to be left alone free from human interference in the wilderness" and are asking a federal court to rule that the U.S. government is violating that right by contributing to a dangerous concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thus created a dangerous atmosphere. The lawsuit specifically names the U.S. Department of Interior, the USDA, the EPA, Department of Defense and other agencies.
The new lawsuit is taking a new tack.
While the first suit focuses on constitutional rights to life, liberty and property and protection of public trust resources, the new suit focuses on "the simple right to be let alone, the right long recognized and protected under banners like privacy and liberty," according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
(Source: Animal Legal Defense Fund, Oregonian, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Animal Legal Defense Fund, (707) 795-2533, https://aldf.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Kid, Climate Lawsuit, Climate Change,
The community solar array will incorporate approximately 1,000 panels that homeowners and businesses will be able to purchase with no up-front costs.
SunCommon offers solar financing at no up front cost and a low monthly payment promising that you will save thousands over the life of the system, compared to what you would have paid the utility for electricity. The array will be constructed on Citizens Foundation owned land.(Source: SunCommon, Warwick Advertiser, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: SunCommon, James Moore, (802) 882-8181, www.suncommon.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunCommon, Solar, Community Solar,
Funding from the program can be used for various energy efficiency projects including insulation, LED lighting, weatherization, and others.
According to Joe Doiron, Deputy Director & State Energy Program Administrator with the N.H. Office of Strategic Initiatives in Concord, the SEED program is focused on small schools that have limited access to funds, with the hope that the winning project will be replicated.
(Source: US DOE School Energy and Efficiency Development, NH Public Radio, 22 Oct., 2018)Contact:
US DOE School Energy and Efficiency Development, https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/k-12_guide.pdf; N.H. Office of Strategic Initiatives, 603-271-2155, https://www.nh.gov/osi
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
To reach its energy cost cutting goals, the county partnered with PG&E and San Luis Obispo County's Energy Watch Partnership to use low-interest financing and utility rebates and incentives for a project that included: upgrading incandescent lighting to energy efficient LEDs; heating and cooling systems; energy control systems; and others.
Future upgrades include: installation of solar panels; energy storage technologies that help reduce peak-demand energy needs; and upgrading thermostats. (Source: San Luis Obispo County, Tribune, Oct., 2018) Contact: San Luis Obispo County, Colt Esenwein, Public Works Director, (805) 781-5252, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.slocounty.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The Permian in southeastern New Mexico accounted for a drop of 728,000 metric tons, compared with a 100,000-metric-ton decline in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico.
Onb the contrary, peer-reviewed report published in the Journal Science last June questioned the EPA's methodology and statistics , claiming emissions may actually be 60 pct higher than EPA estimates. (Source: US EPA, Albuquerque Journal, 19 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, US EPA, Methane Emissions,
Greenbyte's 'Breeze' system monitors, analyses, controls and maintains wind farms and can be used on desktop PCs, in control rooms and via mobile devices and can be remotely connected to Greenbyte's software via on-site SCADA systems. Currently, over 8 GW of renewable energy across five continents and over 20 countries are monitored with Greenbyte software.
( Source: CGN Europe Energy, PV Mag., 18 Oct., 2018) Contact: Greenbyte, www.greenbyte.com;
CGN Europe Energy, +33 (0)1 74 90 94 94, email@example.com, www.cgnee.com.
More Low-Carbon Energy News CGN Europe Energy, Wind, Solar, Greenbyte,
In addition to joining RE100, PwC has also committed to offsetting unavoidable emissions linked to air travel by investing in a range of voluntary carbon offsets. PwC network firms will select from a portfolio of offsetting projects to reflect their local priorities.
Amongst the project portfolio are a biodiversity reserve in Borneo, a wind farm in Turkey, a cook stove project in China and a landfill gas project in New York state generating electricity for 18,000 homes and creating 420 acres of new wetlands.
(Source: PWC, The Financial, 17 Oct., 2018)Contact: PricewaterhouseCoopers, www.pwc.com; RE100, www.thre100.org; CDP, www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News CDP, RE100, PwC, Carbon Emissions, Renewable Energy,
The company was established in 1996.
(Source: Evergreen Pallets, Insider Media, 19 Oct 20180 Contact:
Evergreen Pallets, Pual Tait, Dir., +44 1325 352806, www.evergreen-pallets.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,
The PACE program, which would not require additional funding from the city or a special tax from residents, would provide funding for solar paneling, energy efficient hot water heating, HVAC, LED energy efficient lighting and other similar upgrades. (Source: City of St. Joseph, KQ2, 19 Oct., 2018) ontact: City of St. Joseph, www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
Pittsburgh will use the money to create and implement a building energy benchmarking policy, develop a statewide clean energy financing program, scale renewable power through community solar programs, encourage a shift in transportation energy use operation, and reduce over-all energy consumption by 50 pct.
About 100 of America's largest cities applied to the challenge, submitting bold plans to cut carbon emissions, Bloomberg said. All aimed to reduce air pollution and citywide emissions with specific projects to reform transit and buildings sectors -- two areas traditionally responsible for 80 pct of all citywide emissions.
Atlanta, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle were also Challenge winners. (Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies, TRIB Live, 21 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Benchmark, Climate Change,
The project is the bank's sixth under the EBRD Kazakhstan Renewables Framework. When fully operational, the facility is expected to cut 47,800 tpy of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. (Source: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Various Media, Renewables, 19 Oct., 2018)
Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Solar,
The 42-acre solar facility incorporates almost 56,000 thin-film modules that will generate sufficient electricity to power more than 1,700 homes and prevent over 9,000 tpy of CO2 emissions.
The engineering firm Exyte Energy, Inc. completed Holloman Atlas Solar Array.
(Source: El Paso Electric, Holloman AFB, PR, 19 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Exyte Energy Inc., Jim Brown, Pres., www.exyte.net;
El Paso Electric Company, Mary Kipp, Pres. and CEO,
George De La Torre, (915) 543-5823,
External and Public Affairs, www.epelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News El Paso Electric , Solar,
The Potentia Golden South Wind Energy Facility, which is slated for commissioning and startup in 2021, will increase the province's wind power capacity to 600 MW. (Source: SaskPower, Global News, Oct., 2018) Contact:
Potentia Renewables Inc., Jeff Jenner, CEO, (416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com; Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SaskPower, Wind,
The ECBC, which aims to ensure energy savings in the buildings applies to all commercial buildings or complexes with plot areas exceeding 1,000 square metres and built-up area of more than 2,000 square metres. Buildings such as multiplexes, hospitals and hotels have to comply with the ECBC, irrespective of their built-up area. The government is also contemplating making the ECBC compulsory for residential buildings The Andhra Pradesh Bureau of Energy Efficiency has offered technical and financial support to the State Energy Conservation Mission for achieving the goal. (Source: Andhra Pradesh Bureau of Energy Efficiency, The Hindu, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Andhra Pradesh, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, www.nedcap.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Energy Conservation,
The subscription fee is paid for from a portion of the energy savings that are achieved.
The KBC service follows on the heels of Singapore's Energy Conservation Act mandating large industrial emitters to report greenhouse gas emissions from 2021.
The KBC measures will help Singapore achieve its pledge under the Paris Agreement on climate change to reduce emissions intensity by 36 pct from 2005 levels by 2030.
The industrial sector currently accounts for about 60 pct of Singapore's GHG emissions, according to the National Environmental Agency.
(Source: KBC Global, CAN, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: KBC Global, +65 6735 5488, www.kbc.global
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency Software,
METRON offers an energy intelligence platform that collects, aggregates and analyses in real time all types of data generated by industrial systems, while interfacing directly with external data such as those from energy markets or weather forecasts. The artificial intelligence engine developed by METRON allows manufacturers to effectively reduce their energy consumption and improve their environmental footprint.
The METRON-EVA® (Energy Virtual Assistant) platform provides real-time mapping of all energy flows and visual management of energy performance indicators. Through machine learning algorithms and dedicated knowledge bases, it allow s companies to identify in industrial processes, non-intuitive optimization levers and to support their implementation to generate the expected gains. By interfacing directly with energy markets or decentralized energy assets such as renewable energies, factory operations can be optimized in real time according to production and market context.
Founded in 2013, METRON
is active in ten countries and has operational centres in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
(Source: Metron, PR, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Metron, Vincent Sciandra, CEO , +33 (0)1 40 28 65 65, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Eficiency,
The report delivers a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period and focuses on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are also reviewed.
The scope of the report extends from market scenarios to comparative pricing between major players, cost and profit of the specified market regions. The numerical data is backed up by statistical tools such as SWOT analysis, BCG matrix, SCOT analysis, PESTLE analysis and so on. The statistics are represented in graphical format for a clear understanding on facts and figures.
A free PDF sample copy of this report is available HERE.
(Source: UpMarket Research, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: UpMarketResearch, Alex Mathews
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biopellet,
The plant is expected to be commissioned in mid-2019 and will generate 60 MW of electricity per day from 1500 tpd of marabou and other invasive plant biomass.
Biopower is a mixed-capital Cuban company, of which HE owns 49 pct with 51 pct held by the Cuban company ZERUS S.A.
Biopower plans to construct 5 bioelectrical plants that will generate about 300 MW of power from sugar cane bagasse in the harvest season and marabou chips outside this season.
(Source: Biopower S.A., Prensa Latina, 21 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Havana Energy, +537 204 7748, Biopower S.A., www.he-limited.com/biopower-sa
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,
"We've always been really clear that we support a carbon price -- obviously there's different ways a carbon price can be designed but from our perspective a carbon price is a really important part of a long term and effective response to climate change. I think in the Australian context what we'd really like to see is a really well integrated climate and energy policy which looks at affordability, reliability and emissions reductions, and that's what we're aiming for. At the moment we don't have a long term and effective climate and energy policy," Dr Wild says.
Dr. Wilds added, "We accept the IPCC's assessment of climate change science that warming of the climate is unequivocal, the human influence is clear and physical impacts are unavoidable. We believe that the world must pursue the twin objectives of limiting climate change in line with current international agreements while providing access to affordable energy."
Dr Wild also noted that "under all current plausible scenarios, fossil fuels will continue to be a significant part of the energy mix for decades."
(Source: BHP, AFR, Financial Review, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fiona Wild, BHP, Carbon Tax, CO2 Emissions, Climate Change,
The Aventus Air system provides Norwegian Air pilots with accurate wind and temperature information in accordance with their flight plan. The data is transferred to the aircraft's systems to help pilots optimize the flight path for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The company estimates the system could reduce CO2 emissions across the company by as much as 16,000 tpy.
The airline noted the recent completion of a pilot project in collaboration with Swedish developer AVTECH Sweden AB to test the technology.
The project was partially funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. (Source: Norwegian Air, BG, 22 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Emissions,
The AU project focuses on a process to efficiently produce a bio-based fuel additive called "butyl acetate" -- a naturally occurring organic compound in various fruit but that can also be produced in a lab. The traditional petrochemical-based production is energy consuming and not environmentally friendly, according to Yi Wang, principal investigator for the project and assistant professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering in Auburn's College of Agriculture.
Auburn researchers have developed a process using a genetically engineered strain of the bacteria Clostridium that has resulted the highest butyl acetate production ever reported in a microbial host. A patent has been filed from this work.
The additive can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions.
Blends with different amounts of butyl acetate will be studied by the engineering researchers at UA.(Source: Auburn University, Tuscaloosa News, 20 Oct., 2018) Contact: Auburn University, Prof. Ajay K. Agrawal, Mechanical Engineering,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, US DOE, Clean Fuel, Alternative Fuel, Green Fuel,
Researchers say uncontrolled wildfires in the understorey -- ground level -- of humid tropical forests during extreme droughts are a large and poorly quantified source of CO2 emissions. The study Quantifying Immediate Carbon Emissions from El Nino-Mediated Wildfires in Humid Tropical Forests, looked at a 6.5 million hectare region, of which almost 1 million hectares of primary and secondary forests burned during the 2015-2016 El Nino. Although the area analyzed covers less than 0.2 pct of Brazilian Amazonia, these wildfires resulted in expected immediate CO2 emissions of over 30 million tonnes, three to four times greater than comparable estimates from global fire emissions databases.
Dr Erika Berenguer of Oxford and Lancaster University, and colleagues found that following the fires, the surviving trees grew significantly more than those located in unburned forests. On average trees in burned areas of forest grew 249 pct more than trees in forests hit by drought but not fire. Although the growth rate is good news, this large increase in growth appears to be a relatively short-term response, according to the researchers.
Professor Jos Barlow of Lancaster University said: "Only a few trees can survive these wildfires, as Amazonian forests did not co-evolve with this threat. So even though surviving trees grow faster in burned forests, this does not compensate the large carbon loss that results from tree mortality."
Meanwhile, Camila V. J. Silva of Lancaster University led research including 31 other burned plots across the Brazilian Amazon, which showed that even 30 years after a fire, seemingly 'recovered' forests still hold 25% less carbon than nearby undisturbed primary forests.
(Source: Lancaster University, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: Lancaster University, Kieran Withey, Lead Author,
Beth Broomby, +44 01-524-593-719,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, CO2,
Targray is a BQ-9000® certified marketer and distributor of high-quality B99.9 biodiesel and
one of the country's largest and fastest-growing biodiesel suppliers with more than 40 tank locations throughout California and the Midwest.
(Source: Targray, PR, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Targray, Dan Murray, VP, 514-695-8095, www.targray.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Targray, Biodiesel,
When it opened in 2013, American Green Leaf received start-up support from the state Department of Economic and Community Development. The operation was acquired in 2015 by Bridgeport-based Kolmar, a commodities trading firm and an original American Green Leaf partner.
(Source: American Green Fuels/Kolmar, New Haven Independent, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: American Green Fuels/Kolmar, Kevin Luddy, CFO, Mikulas Gasparik, VP Operations,
(203) 873-2149, www.americangreenfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Green Fuels, Biodiesel, American Green Leaf,
CalRecycle's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program designed to put billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the environment. The loan program provides direct, low-interest loans to expand capacity or establish new facilities in California that use recycled materials in their manufacturing processes.
(Source: CalRecycle, Recycling Today, Oct., 2018)
Contact: CalRecycle, Scott Smithline, Director, www.calrecycle.ca.gov; rPlanet, email@example.com, www.rplanetearth.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, GHG, California Cap-and-Trade,
To that end, the utility is seeking bids for solar resources to be purchased. Qualifying projects must be located within Kentucky Power's service territory and be operational by Dec. 31, 2021.
Currently, Kentucky Power generates about 81 pct of 2,240 megawatts of electricity from coal and about 19 pct with natural gas.
(Source: Kentucky Power, Sacramento Bee, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Kentucky Power, www.kentuckypower.com; AEP, Nicholas K. Akins, Pres., (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News AEP, Kentucky Power, Renewable Energy, Solar, AEP,
When fully online, the solar installations will generate
about 47 pct of TUSD'a annual energy needs and
prevent the release of 31,000 metric tpy of carbon emissions, according to the release. (Source: TUSD, KUVA, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Tucson Unified School District, www.tusd1.org; Constellation, Excelon, www.exeloncorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Constellation, Solar,
Scottish Power scuttled all of its coal plants over the last 10 years and now has 2,700 MW of wind power capacity operating or under construction in the UK. It also has 3,000 MW of projects in the planning stage.
Drax runs the UK's largest power plant near Selby in North Yorkshire and is moving away from coal ahead of a government deadline for an emissions limit on coal plants from 2025.
To date the company has converted four of its six generating units to burn wood pellets.
The Selby plant is believed to be the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (Beccs) project of its type in Europe.
(Source: DRAX, BBC, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk; DRAX Power, Andy Koss, CEO, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power, DRAX, Biomass, Carbon Capture,
According to Osei-Darkwa, "Projects such as smart-agriculture, afforestation and restoration of vital ecosystems would help combat climate change." Osei-Darkwa added that his not-for-profit NGO has established the Green Republic Project to plant more than 20 million trees by the year 2028 to absorb atmospheric CO2.
(Source: Youth Icons Ghana Ghanaian Times, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact:
Youth Icons Ghana, +233 (0) 264 268 686,
+233 (0) 277 268686, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Mitigation, Reforestation, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change Adaptation,
The new roofs, which will be planted on 10,000 square meters of social housing buildings over 3 years, will incorporate a system of sensors and will retain or release water in response to the weather forecast and will be linked in a network.
The smart roofs project is a partnership between the city of Amsterdam, the water company Waternet, green roof companies Polderdak and Rooftop Revolution, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, housing corporations Stadgenoot, Ymere and De Key, and roof maintenance company Consolidated. The project is being funded by €4.8 million from the EU.
(Source: City of Amsterdam, Smart Cities World, 18 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Roof, Energy Efficiency,
Leosphere SAS designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services remote-sensing tools for the wind energy, aviation, meteorology and air quality sectors. It offers both ground-based and turbine-mounted wind LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems.
Following the takeover, Leosphere's Windcube and Wind Iris LiDARs will be added to Vaisala's offerings including the Triton Wind Profiler, a SoDAR (Sonic Detection and Ranging) system that has already been deployed on almost 5,000 measurement campaigns worldwide.
(Source: Vaisala, PR, Renewables, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Vaisala, Jarkko Sairanen, Exec. VP Weather and Environment, www.vaisala.com; Leosphere SAS, +33 0 1 8187 0500, email@example.com, www.leosphere.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vaisala, Wind LIDAR,
The successful projects would need to be approved by the Nevada PUC, the utility noted. The deadline for bids is December 10. (Source: NV Energy, Renewables, Others, 17 Oct., 2018)Contact: NV Energy, Dave Ulozas, VP Renewable Resources, (702) 402-5000, www.nvenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NV Energy, Renewable Energy,
The San Diego Zoo will leverage EDF Renewables' performance-based contract whereby EDF is paid based on the actual utility bill savings realized by the Zoo as a result of the battery operation. Accordingly, the Zoo has no fixed payments and bears no performance risk on the operation of the system. The battery solution also acts as a hedge against rising utility rates.
EDF Renewables North America delivers grid-scale power:on and offshore wind and solar energy storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage; EV charging and energy management; and other commercial skills and services. The company's portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. (Source: EDF, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables North America,
Andrew Goldstone, (858) 521-3300, www.edf-re.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables , Energy Storage, Battery Energy Storage,
The city's 10-year action plan aims to mitigate the effects of increasing weather extremes and a changing climate by reducing the city's overall greenhouse-gas emissions and adapt to changes already seen and recorded in the local climate. The plan is expected to be activated in 2019, following a 2-year consultation and planning process.
Mississauga climate data suggests the city can expect 20 to 30 pct more ice storms, three to four degree warmer winters, 44 millimetres more precipitation during the spring and fall, 20 millimetres more snowfall in the winter, 20 to 37 pct more intense rainfalls, 20 to 32 days of more heat waves, and 24 more days in the growing season.
Forty-two per cent of the city's GHG emissions come from heating buildings, followed by transportation.
(Source: City of Mississauga, Mississauga News, 18 Oct., 2018) Contact: City of Mississauga, Michael Cleland, Dir. Environment,
Julius Lindsay, Climate Change Specialist, 905-615-4311, www.mississauga.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation,
Studying the microstructure of different types of commercially available carbon fibres, the researchers found that carbon fibres with small and poorly oriented crystals have good electrochemical properties but a lower stiffness in relative terms. When compare with carbon fibres that have large, highly oriented crystals, they have greater stiffness but the electrochemical properties are too low for use in structural batteries.
The researchers found the types of carbon fibre with good electrochemical properties had a slightly higher stiffness than steel, whereas the types whose electrochemical properties were poor are just over twice as rigid as steel. Accordingly, it may be necessary to increase the thickness of carbon fibre composites to compensate for the reduced stiffness of structural batteries and thus increase their energy storage capacity.
(Source: Chalmers University of Technology, Public Release, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Chambers University of Technology, Leif Asp, Professor of Material and Computational Mechanics ,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Battery,
Anellotech's patented Bio-TCat thermal-catalytic technology produces a mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) which can be used in the production of polymers such as polyester, polycarbonate, and nylon, or high-octane gasoline blendstock. The company notes that co-product gas streams from Bio-TCat can be used to make significant amounts of renewable electricity, hydrogen or cellulosic ethanol using third party technologies.
(Source: Anellotech, Public Release, Green Car Congress, 17 Oct., 2018)Contact: Anellotech Inc. David Sudolsky, Pres., (845) 735-7700, DSudolsky@anellotech.com, www.anellotech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anellotech,
In addition to committing to meet all mandatory measures for nonresidential structures as outlined in the California Green Building Standards Code, SCVTA will also incorporate factors such as on-site recycling and water reuse, sustainable landscaping, energy efficiency, renewable energy and US Green Building Council LEED standards.
Any project with an overall budget of $100 million or more will also be required to develop and implement a Sustainability Plan that includes a list and description of green building features to be included in the project as well as the designation of a Sustainability Coordinator.
(Source: SCVTA, RT&S, 18 Oct., 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, www.vta.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Green Building, USGBC, LEED Certification,
Similar plants have been proposed in other Indian states. (Source: Indian Oil Company, Business Standard, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., www.iocl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Second Generation Ethanol, Biofuel, Cellulosic Ethanol, Indian Oil Corp., Ethanol,
Download the report HERE. (Source: International Council on Clean Transportation, Chelsea Petrenko and Stephanie Searle, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: ICCT, www.theicct.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Council on Clean Transportation, RFS.Biofuel, Advanced Biofuel,
The facility is composed of two separate buildings joined by a five-floor suspended atrium.
The energy efficiency features include: a building envelope consisting of four types of curtain walls, each one with a different type of glazing to maximize indoor comfort; glass panels printed with dots that filter the light for better and cost efficient temperature control; rooftop solar panels; a smart automatic on-off lighting system; and a climate control system designed to consume 40 pct less electricity than comparable systems. (Source: Yashar Architects, FloorNature, 18 Oct., 2018) Contact: Yashar Architects, +972 3-620-3220, https://yashararch.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple, Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification, US Green Building Council,
"I want the cleanest air on the planet and our air now is cleaner than it's ever been." -- U.S. President Donald Trump, 17 Oct, 2018
in an interview with the AP
More Low-Carbon Energy News Trump.Clean Air, Climate Change,
Malaysia is the world's second-largest producer of palm oil, which can be used as feedstock to make the bio components of biodiesel.
According to the Malaysian Biodiesel Association, Malaysian biodiesel production could hit 900,000 tonnes and exports 475,000 tonnes if the current price differential between crude palm oil and gasoil remains at current levels.
(Source: Malaysian Biodiesel Association, Borneo Post, Reuters, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Malaysian Biodiesel Association, www.mybiodiesel.org.my
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