Last year, Lancaster joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, a group of U.S. cities pledged to upholding the Paris Agreement to mitigate global warming.
The city has inventoried local greenhouse gas emissions and been recognized for its work building green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff, and other initiatives. In November, Lancaster received a grant to help it develop a climate change action plan. (Source: City of Lancaster, Lancaster OnLine, 19 July, 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Gold,
"The Sub Group on Advanced Biofuels of the Sustainable Transport Forum consisted of 32 industry experts representing all advanced biofuels value chains as well as the transport sectors of aviation, maritime and heavy duty transport. The work of the Sub Group on Advanced Biofuels put forward a simple and transparent definition for advanced biofuels, proposed reliable targets for deployment of advanced biofuels in the EU market by 2030, updated the technology status of the various value chains and examined thoroughly the production costs of advanced biofuels.
"The Sub Group on Advanced Biofuels also considered carefully the proposals on decarbonizing transport in the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive and put forward proposals for improvements aiming to create a long term stable framework for encouraging billions of investments.
Building Up the Future
Sub Group on Advanced Biofuels
Sustainable Transport Forum Report HERE. (Source: EU, July, 2018) Contact: EU, http://ec.europa.eu
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According to the statement, the oil palm would be processed into fuel-grade biodiesel and industrial crude palm oil as by-products. The biodiesel would be blended with diesel in a mix of 20 pct biodiesel and sold as B20 primarily in the domestic market.
The NNPC noted that the Cross River project would also mitigate the adverse effect of climate change and the transformation of NNPC into an integrated energy company with diverse portfolio. The state Government is expected to provide land as equity while core investor takes more than 50 pct equity and operate the venture leaving NNPC and state Government with minority share of less than 50 pct. s.
(Source: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Vanguard, 17 July, 2018) Contact: NNPC, www.nnpcgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, ,
The project is in keeping with Alliant's plan to add 1 GW of new wind capacity for its Iowa customers by the end of 2020. Richland is the fifth and final project in that plan which is expected to come in at approximately $1.8 billion. (Source: Invenergy, Renewables, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Invenergy, www.invenergyllc.com
Alliant Energy, www.alliantenergy.com
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According to OrbEEt, 40 pct of the EU's total energy consumption occurs through buildings. This in turn accounts for 36 pct of the trading bloc's total carbon emissions -- of which at least 70 pct can be attributed to occupant behaviour and the everyday business activities happening inside a building.
The OrbEEt project's key outcomes include a systemic enterprise occupational rating framework that uses in-building sensors to measure and provides real-time building monitoring and continuous measuring of the impact that different activities have on a building's energy performance. The data can be accessed via an intranet portal and in-office display.
The system is now being rolled-out at 110 historic buildings around Innsbruck.(Source: EU, Coridis, July, 2018) Contact: OrbEEt, Dery Torres, Project Leader, www.orbeet.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Energy Consumption, Energy Efficiency,
The Company has a partnership and received endorsement from the UNOPS, the operational arm of the United Nations dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, to support low-carbon economy development by establishing digitalized carbon, aiming to improve education, awareness-raising and social impact on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning among different governments and organizations.
Xarbon launched the first Digital Carbon Credit "OCO", on top of the New Economy Movement Blockchain, which aims to future proof the carbon economy. The team believes that by applying blockchain technology to the carbon credit market, that OCO can improve transparency of carbon credit transfer, simplify user verification process, and incentivize individuals to uphold behavioral change. (Source: Xarbon Sustainability Limited, PR, Across Asia Communications, 18 July, 2018) Contact: Xarbon, http://xarbon.com/en; nited Nations Office for Project Services, www.unops.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xarbon Sustainability , Low Carbon Economy, Carbon Credit, Carbon Credit Trading,
The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR device operates autonomously and is powered by its own renewable energy system , is mounted on a moored buoy and measures wind speed and direction to help determine optimum turbine locations and positions.
(Source: Orsted, PR, Windpower, 16 July, 2018) Contact: Orsted North America, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; AXYS Technologies, P.S. Reilly, Pres., CEO, http://axystechnologies.com
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The 2.5 MW facility uses technology developed and manufactured in Mississauga, Ontario by Hydrogenics. It was designed and built on a 5-MW scalable platform that incorporates Hydrogenic's next-generation PEM electrolyzer technology. The facility provides the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) of Ontario with a fast-responding resource to enhance the flexibility and reliability of operating the grid. Regulation service corrects for short-term changes in electricity use and helps compensate for real-time supply and demand imbalances.
The hydrogen produced can also be used for a number of purposes such as fuelling cars and trains, or blended into the natural gas system to offset traditional natural gas.
(Source: Hydrogenics, Enbridge, JWN, 16 July, 2018) Contact: Enbridge, Al Monaco, Pres., CEO, (403) 231-3900, www.enbridge.com; Hydrogenics, Daryl Wilson, Pres., CEO, , (905) 361-3660, www.hydrogenics.com
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Beatrice Offshore is a partnership between utility SSE with a 40 pct stake, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with 35 pct and SDIC Power Holdings Co Ltd holding 25 pct.
(Source: Beatrice Offshore Wind, Renewables, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Beatrice Offshore Wind www.beatricewind.com
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The MNRE has fixed a total capacity addition target of 15,602 MW for 2018-19 (14,550 MW) and solar is expected to be the highest contributor with about 11,000 MW (ground mounted 10,000 MW and rooftop 1,000 MW) of the new capacity, followed by wind (4,000 MW), biomass (350 MW) and small hydro (250 MW).
(Source: Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Hindu Business Line, 16 July, 2018) Contact:
India Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, www.mnre.gov.in
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EU-MERCI project researchers set up a web-portal based on data from thousands of energy-efficiency projects carried out by companies since 2005 with examples of how energy saving can be implemented sector wise.
The anonymous data provides energy efficiency project technical information, how the energy efficiency projects were implemented, the relevant components used and the amount saved in terms of efficiency.
The database includes and analysis around 3 000 energy-saving projects in the manufacturing industry sectors by selecting and disseminating technological and policy "best practices."
(Source: EU, EU Publications Office, CORDIS, July, 2018)
Contact: EU-MERCI, www.eumerci-portal.eu/web/guest/home
To that end, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's renewable energy and energy conservation department is slated to carry out road test for B30 in August.
The government has engaged experts from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) to further assess and study B-30 as a transportation fuel.
(Source: Jakarta Post, 16 July, 2018) Contact: Indonesia Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, www.esdm.go.id/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil, Biodiesel,
The Mayor's directive requires all city departments and agencies to take several actions, including:
The Commission included in its detailed Sea Level Rise Guidance that rising seas will threaten O'ahu communities and natural ecosystems in multiple ways, including: increased vulnerability to flooding; land loss and coastal erosion; saltwater intrusion into streams and coastal wetlands; and increased damage when hurricanes, tsunamis, and seasonal high waves strike. The commission further concluded that rising seas will negatively impact local communities, habitats, property, infrastructure, economies, and industry.
The Commission says the city should plan for a 3-foot rise in sea levels by 20150. (Source: Office of Honolulu Mayor, khon 2, July, 2018)Contact: Office of Honolulu Mayor, (808) 768-4141, www.honolulu.gov/mayor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
AFT is working in partnership with the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG), American Forests, the Forest-Climate Working Group, The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute, and The Trust for Public Land to support the Natural and Working Lands Initiative.
The AFT's Farmers Combating Climate Change program aims to : protect farmland and promote smart growth to significantly reduce emissions; improve soil health to reverse climate change and improve productivity; and build support among the farm community and advance policies and environmentally sound farming practices to help keep farmers on the land. (Source: American Farmland Trust, AgDaily, July, 2018) Contact: American Farmland Trust, (202) 331-7300, www.farmland.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Farmland Trust, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change,
Mytrah Energy has a portfolio of over 40 operational and under-development power projects across nine Indian states with an aggregate capacity of 2,000 Mw. (Source: Mytrah Energy, Economic Times, 17 July, 2018)
Contact: Mytrah Energy, Ravi Kailas, CEO, +91 40 3376 0100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mytrah.com
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Although the majority of EnBW's 938.45MW of operational wind capacity is in Germany, the developer also owns projects in Turkey (262.8MW) and has sites under construction in the US and France.
The company also operates coal, gas, and nuclear plants, as well as solar and hydropower projects.
(Source: EnBW, Windpower, 17 July, 2018)Contact: EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG , Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com
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Amsterdam-based chemical company AkzoNobel, and Paris-headquartered industrial gas specialist Air Liquide are participating in the project which is expected to cost
approximately $232 million. When fully operational in 2020, the plant will gasify 300,000 tpy of waste to produce more than 200,000 tpy of methanol while avoiding about 300,000 tpy of CO2 emissions that would have been generated through incineration of the waste.
Enerkem's patented technology can break down chemically and structurally dissimilar waste, including plastic materials, into a pure syngas that can be converted into commercial-grade methanol.
(Source: Enerkem, Waste 360, 17 July, 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc., Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Dir. of Innovation, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com; Port of Rotterdam, www.portofrotterdam.com/en
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The cancelled deals include 14 London Hydro solar power projects outside the city and the landfill project, which would use methane to generate electricity. The $3.8 million project was projected to generate sufficient power for 400 homes.
(Source: London Hydro, London Free Press, 16 July, 2018) (Source: London Hydro, (519) 661-5503, www.londonhydro.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas, Doug Ford, Renewable Energy,
Demand for sustainably produced wines has increased over the past five to 10 years, according to research group Wine Opinions.
The new Silver Oaks winery employs: "membrane bioreactors" that treat water used in the winemaking processes for a 4,700 gpd savings; more than 2,500 solar panels with battery energy storage capacity equal to 5 pct of the facility's energy requirements.
Silver Oak earned credits toward certification by using salvaged, recycled and locally sourced materials to meet significant percentages of building costs. Silver Oak will also submit to auditing for the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous sustainable-design certification program for which a building must demonstrate it meets its performance goals over 12 months
(Source: Silver Oak Cellars, Wine Spectator, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Silver Oak Cellars, www.silveroak.com: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification, USGBC, Energy Efficiency,
The EDF facilitated the development and sale of the credits with the help of a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Natural Capital Partners purchased the credits on behalf of its client Microsoft, which began a carbon neutrality program in 2012.
Grassland carbon credits reward landowners for retaining soil carbon and avoiding the emissions associated with converting grasslands into croplands. Grassland projects also provide ecosystem benefits such as habitat for threatened species.
The Climate Action Reserve's Grassland Project Protocol uses biogeochemical modeling and emissions factors to quantify carbon that would be released from the soil if the land were tilled. Offsets are then generated for preserved belowground soil carbon, avoided use of nitrogen-based fertilizers and avoided use of carbon-emitting machinery for crop cultivation. (Source: EDF, 17 July, 2018)
Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, www.edf.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund, USDA, Carbon Credit,
Notable Quote from The Donald -- "There is a cooling, and there's a heating. I mean, look, it used to not be 'climate change', it used to be 'global warming.' That wasn't working too well because it was getting too cold all over the place." -- US Pres. Donald Trump, Jan., 2018
Editor's Note: Add news of the Trump Administration's resorting to the Supreme Court against 21 children calling for climate change action to The Donald's recent unprecedented poor and disgraceful performance in Helsinki and, as one reader noted, you have to ask yourself, "When will enough Trump be enough?"
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Donald Trump,
The Research Cosmos report provides an in-depth analysis of advanced energy systems and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR pct) for the forecast period (2016 -- 2024), using 2015 as the base year. The report projects potential revenue opportunity across different segments and provides insights on market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, competitive strategies and profiles leading players in the global advanced energy systems market including: ABB Ltd., LG Chem, Ltd., Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, General Electric Company, and Tesla, Inc.
Review report details HERE. Sample Market Brochure
(Source: Research Cosmos, July, 2018)5
Contact: Research Cosmos, Kevin Stewart,
Global Sales Manager, (888) 709-8757, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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In a statement the Minister said the government will introduce legislation during its summer sitting that would protect hydro consumers from any costs incurred from the contract cancellations which, no doubt could be considerable.
Rickford said the move is part of the populist freshman premier's campaign pledge to end the renewable energy projects and, as previously reported, kill provincial cap-and-trade system, both of which the Premier claims will enable him to cut retail gasoline prices by roughly 4 cents per litre and lower the price of beer to $1.00 per can in an effort to appeal to his base. Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, www.ontario.ca/page/premi
(Source: Niagara Falls Review, Canadian Press, 14 July, 2018) Contact: Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford
https://twitter.com/gregrickford?lang=en; Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, www.ontario.ca/page/premier
More Low-Carbon Energy News Onratio Renewable Energy, Doug Ford,
The legislation authorizes issuance of up to $2 billion in bonds for improving public infrastructure that is more resilient to the effects of climate change.
Separately, the legislature also passed bills that would increase the growth of renewable energy, set energy efficiency standards for appliances, and support the development of energy storage technology.
Environmental activists are pushing lawmakers to put Massachusetts on track to reach 100 pct renewable electricity by 2050. (Source: WRAL, AP, Various Media, July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Energy Efficiency,
MTBE was once commonly used as a motor gasoline additive in the United States but was phased out in the late 2000s as a result of water contamination concerns. Since then, fuel ethanol has replaced MTBE as a gasoline additive.
In contrast to MTBE, the use of fuel ethanol has been supported by tax subsidies such as the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit and by the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates the use of biofuels in the US transportation fuel supply. (Source: US Energy Information Administration, PR, 13 July, 2018) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA, Ethanol, MTBE,
Science-based targets provide a path forward for companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will meaningfully help keep the global temperature increase below 2 degrees C, compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
Molson Coors plans to cut its absolute carbon emissions by 50 pct within its own operations and by 20 pct across its value chain by 2025, and has submitted its plan for official review by the Science Based Targets Initiative.
(Source: Molson Coors, PR, BevNet, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Molson Coors, www.millercoors.com; Science Based Targets initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Targets Initiative, Climate Change,
Production is slated to get underway at PREEM's expanded Gothenburg refinery in 2022, with the total capacity for biofuels to be more than 264 million gpy of which a subset will be biojet fuel.
SAS has set a target to use all renewable jet fuel in its domestic flights by 2030.
Preem's goal is to manufacture 3 million cubic meters (793 million gpy of biofuels by 2030.
SAS and PREEM intend to enter more detailed and binding agreements by this September.
Preem is also planning a separate project that, together with new hydrogen production plants, will increase the company's renewable fuel production capacity by 60 pct. (Source: PREEM, SAS, GreenCar Congress, 14 July, 2018) Contact: SAS, https://sasgroup.net; PREEM, Petter Holland, CEO, Pres., +46 (0) 10 459 1000, www.preem.se/en/in-english
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, SAS , PREEM, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel,
The YES SCALE platform will provide access to technology, mentorship, commercialization and up to $1 million in funding through various investment partners. The platform will be one of the few global programs to provide zero-equity grant funding for pilot or proof of concept.
(Source: YES Bank, PR, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Yes Bank, www.yesbank.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, YES Bank,
The forest, which is located across five northern Vermont communities, was previously part of a 26,000-acre (10,500-hectare) holding by the Vermont Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. In 2016 the two groups began separating the holding into 12 parcels, the majority of which will be working forestland.
The Nature Conservancy acquired the Vermont Land Trust's half-interest for the Burnt Mountain forest which conserved 11,000 privately owned acres. The Nature Conservancy plans to keep the site open for non-motorized recreation activities. (Source: Nature Conservancy,PR, 14 July, 2018) Contact: Nature Conservancy Vermont, Jim Shallow, Director Strategic Conservation Initiatives, Nature Conservancy Vermont, (802) 229-4425, www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/vermont/index.htm?src=r.v_vermont.local.na.vt
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Offsets, Nature Conservancy,
As reported in our 13 April edition,
Apple says its global operations across 43 countries are now powered by 100 pct renewable energy and/or renewable energy PPAs. (Source: Apple, CleanTechnica, 13 July, 2018) Contact: Apple, Lisa Jackson, VP Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, www.apple.com/ca/leadership/lisa-jackson
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Xcel presently owns five wind farms producing about 850 megawatts in the Upper Midwest with a sixth project under construction in Colorado.
The South Dakota project is one of eight new wind farms Xcel is developing in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
One of the projects, the 150-MW Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County, North Dakota, is already under construction.
The other six planned are two 200-MW projects in Lincoln County in southwest Minnesota, a 100-MW farm in Pipestone County in southwest Minnesota, a 200-MW project in Freeborn County in southeast Minnesota and parts of Iowa, a 100-MW project in Morton and Mercer counties in south-central North Dakota and another Codington County project, this one at 600 megawatts, in northeast South Dakota. The seven are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
(Source: Twin Cities, Forum News, 14 July. 2018) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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The project will start with coalbed methane geological prospecting in coal seams on contractual territories with subsequent methane extraction. The project is being supported by the state with tax breaks and other concessions.
Coalbed methane is an important source of energy in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and the U.S. where World coalbed methane production is currently 58 billion cubic metres per year.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau, part of ArcelorMittal Group, is Kazakhstan's largest mining and metallurgical enterprise with a steel plant in Temirtau, eight coal mines in the Karaganda region and four iron ore mines. (Source: ArcelorMittal , Astana Times, 15 July, 2018) Contact: ArcelorMittal Temirtau, http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/sustainability/reporting-hub/country-reports/kazakhstan; Kanysh Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University, www.kaznitu.kz/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Coalbed Methane,
The new regulations being pushed by the state Department of Business Oversight, place overwhelming burdens on contractors, who are already licensed and regulated by the state, and PACE administrators, who are simply under contract to provide program services to local governments. The effect of the regulations, current and prospective, is to make the process of obtaining approval for financing more difficult for homeowners.
The new regulations are reportedly being pushed by a triad of bankers, credit unions and real estate interests interested in preserving their market share and keeping new competitors, like PACE, out of the low interest rate residential energy related loan marketplace.
While PACE administrators have supported recent legislation that delivers greater consumer protection and oversight of PACE as compared to other forms of financing, there is a calculated push by non-PACE lenders to shape legislation that denies access to PACE financing for many homeowners.
Residential PACE programs have been approved in more than 50 California counties and has been expanded to support other public policy initiatives, including water conversation and seismic retrofits. (Source: Ygrene, July, 2018) Contact: Ygrene Energy Fund, ,
Rocco Fabiano, Pres., CEO, (866) 634-1358,https://ygrene.com
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The Arizona Corporation Commission plan aims to encourage the development of renewable generating plants with energy storage. It would also count energy from Arizona Public Service's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as clean energy.
TEP says it generally backs the objectives of energy modernization plans and favors coordinated, integrated resource energy policies overseen by elected officials. The utility also notes it is already pursuing clean energy goals that exceed existing state requirements.
The utility has 21 megawatts of battery energy storage currently operating, and has contracted for 30 MW of four-hour battery storage as part of a 100 MW solar farm slated to reach commercial operation in late 2020.
TEP says it is also considering purchasing or contracting for up to 200 MW of the proposed Big Chino Valley pumped-storage hydro project north of Prescott, which is expected to be online in 2025. (Source: TEP, Tucson.com, 15 July, 2018) Contact: TEP, Renewable Energy Dir., Carmine Tilghman, Dir. Energy Supply and Renewable Energy, (520) 571-4000, email@example.com, www.tep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Corporation Commission, Tucson Electric Power, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy,
The researchers focused on the effective oxygen-evolution photosynthetic function activity spirulina shows in water. Using a device containing CO2-saturated buffer solution with two electrodes coupled with each other therein, an electrode on which a photosynthetic membrane derived from spirulina is immobilized and another electrode on which formic-acid dehydrogenase is immobilized, they found a certain amount of electric current (measuring 55 microamperes) flowing through the circuit when visible-light is applied to the photosynthetic-membrane immobilized electrode. The researchers also found that formic acid was produced above the formic-acid-dehydrogenase immobilized electrode by reduction of CO2. They also confirmed the evolution of oxygen and reduction of hydrogen carbonate ions derived from CO2.
Thus, this biofuel cell introduced a new technology to create bioenergy that not only consumes CO2 but also produces formic acid which has potential potential as a hydrogen-energy storage medium, a synthetic material for organic chemicals, and a solvent for inorganic-organic chemical compounds. (Source: Osaka City University, Japan for Sustainability, 15 July, 2018) Contact: Osaka City University, Research Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Prof. Yutaka Amao, www.researchgate.net/profile/Yutaka_Amao, www.osaka-cu.ac.jp/en, www.osaka-cu.ac.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Microalgae, Biofuel, CO2,
When fully operational, the $10 million
project is expected to generate sufficient power for power about 2,250 homes.
(Source: Con Edison, Daily Republic, 14 July, 2018)
Contact: Con Edison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, Project Development Director Corey Juhl, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com
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The decrease reflects a 19 pct drop in solar investment to $71.6 billion, due to the lower capital costs per MW and a slowdown in China. Apart from shrinking solar investments, BNEF projects that China's decision will lead to overcapacity in solar manufacturing and steeper price falls.
Investment in wind projects in the first half of 2018 improved by 33 pct to $57.2 billion, driven by large project financings in various markets, including the US, Taiwan, India, the Netherlands and Norway, according to BNEF.
Smaller clean energy sectors -- biomass and waste, small hydro, geothermal and biofuels -- attracted between $700 million and $1.2 billion of investments, except biofuels which dropped in terms of investment. (Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Renewables Now, 10 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Solargise said the selected site for the project requires access to 550 MW of power and be located close to a railway and a port and research universities. If the identified location is in Quebec, Solargise will move its research facilities from Europe to Montreal, it said.
The UK parent company is primarily active in developing gigawatt-scale solar plants in India. (Source: Solargise Canada, Renewables Now, July, 2018)
Contact: Solargise Canada, www.solargise.world/team.html
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"We urge the European Commission (EC) to set the 1.5 degree C and net-zero emissions goals of the Paris Agreement as objectives of this strategy to be achieved by 2050. To reach that goal, emissions in Europe must peak by 2020 and decrease until reaching carbon neutrality by mid-century."
The group of ten European mayors are part of a wider coalition of 9,000 cities worldwide, that have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct by 2030 and to design adaptation strategies to address the possibly devastating impacts of climate change.
(Source: Various Media, EURACTIV, 9 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, EU Carbon Emissions,
The standard is to be developed for methanol as a marine fuel as owners look to a variety of alternatives to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 0.5 pct sulphur cap.
ISO is expected to develop the standard as soon as possible. There are currently eight methanol powered vessels in operation worldwide. (Source: International Maritime Organization, SeaTrade Maritime, 12 July, 2018)
Contact: International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Organization for Standardization, www.iso.org; Methanol Institute, (703)248-3636, www.methanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Organization for Standardization, , Methanol, International Maritime Organization,
The MEEF will offer a flexible, wide range of funding options on a per-project basis through a consortium of funders including Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Santander UK, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Triodos Bank. Amber Infrastructure Group will manage MEEF, and is now accepting applications.
The MEEF is part of the Mayor's campaign to slash London's emissions by 60 pct below 1990 levels by 2025 before reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source 100 pct of its power needs from renewable energy sources by installing solar panels on local buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects, and purchasing clean energy from grid.
The city has already initiated low-carbon projects to reduce CO2 emissions by over 35,000 tons.
(Source: Office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Ecopreneurist, Carolyn Fortuna, 12 July, 2018) Contact: London Mayor , Sadiq Khan, www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contacting-city-hall-and-mayor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Some 45 multi-national companies, including major conglomerates Pfizer, Zimmer Biomet, Cargotec and Pipelife, have signed as Urbanvolt LaaS clients to date. The new funds will be used to support international expansion.
The company recently opened new offices in Chicago and Florida and is planning an office in California.
(Source: UrbanVolt, Independat IE, 12 July, 2018) Contact: UrbanVolt , Kevin Maughan, CEO, +353 1 699 3340, www.urbanvolt.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News UrbanVolt, Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The report notes that the US and Canada dominated the market in 2017 with more than 30 pct of the global algae biofuel market. The study projects the Asia Pacific region will experience major growth in the market during the forecast period due to technological advancements and materials availability.
The report referenced policies such as the European Commission's Renewable Energy Directive, which would require that at least 10 pct of transportation fuels come from renewable sources by 2020. (Source: Zion Market Research , July, 2018)
Contact: Zion Market Research, +49-322 210 92714, USA/Canada (855) 465-4651, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zionmarketresearch.com
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ABB's scope on Hornsea Project Two, which is set to become the world's largest offshore wind farm, includes the engineering, supply, project management and commissioning of the digital control and protection systems for the onshore substation and the two offshore platform substations.
The Hornsea Project Two power flow will be protected and controlled by the largest Static Compensation (STATCOM) system ever built in the offshore wind space and the ABB Ability MACH control, protection and monitoring system is the brain of the STATCOM, according to an ABB release. (Source: ABB, Renewables, 12 July, 2018) Contact: ABB, www.abb.com; Orsted, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, ABB, Offshore Wind, Hornsea,
Vidaris is a A/E/C consultancy for building envelope, energy efficiency, specialty engineering, code compliance and construction administration. Synergen consults in forensic and risk analysis, claims and litigation consulting, and international arbitration.
(Source: Vidaris, PR, Markets Insider, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Vidaris, Marc Weissbach, CEO, Michelle Maxwell,
(212) 689.5389 Ext. 168, email@example.com, www.vidaris.com; Synergen Consulting International, Bryan Byrd, Pres., (800) 701-4248, https://synergen.com
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The report recommends: establishing a bioenergy heating Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme;
new coal-fired power plants be co-combusted with biomass;
biomass fuels be sourced from domestic forest resources and preventing wood resources from deteriorating, and utilizing waste such as rice husk/paddy straw and unused wood products, such as bamboo in the agricultural sector.
(Source: Japan Renewable Energy Institute, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Japan Renewable Energy Institue, www.renewable-ei.org/en
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Vestas has also been awarded a 69MW deal to supply 20 V126-3.45MW wind turbines to the Kosava 1 project in Serbia, which is expected to be online
in early 2019. The Serbian contract includes a 12 year service agreement.
(Source: Vestas, Various Media, Windpower Monthly, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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Enefit Green owns four wind farms totaling 111 megawatts, three cogeneration plants in Estonia and Latvia, one hydroelectric power plant and one solar power plant.The company produces energy from wind, biomass, water, mixed municipal waste and solar.
Nelja Energia owns 17 wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania with a total capacity of 287 megawatts, and holds a minority ownership in two biogas stations in Estonia. Nelja Energia produced 804 GWh of renewable energy in 2017.
(Source: Enefit Green, BNS, 11 Jyly, 2018) Contact: Eesti Energia, www.energia.ee; Nelja Energia, www.4energia.ee
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