In the wild, Ctx is nature's best cellulosic degrader, and since it is anaerobic, the technology has the potential of lowering enzymes costs via onsite CelZyme production, using part of the biomass as its feedstock.
WDL has developed a core competency for the isolation, selection, cultivation and engineering of Clostridia, a long known but less understood class of bacteria, with promising applications in biochemicals and fuels.
Cincinnati, Ohio-headquartered AdvanceBio provides renewable chemical and fuel process technology development and design services globally to first generation producers as well as companies developing second-generation, cellulosic ethanol processes.
(Source: White Dog Lab, PR, Business Wire, June, 2018) Contact: White Dog Lab., Bryan Tracy, (302) 220-4763,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.WhiteDogLabs.com; White Dog Labs Israel, Alon Karpol, email@example.com;
AdvanceBio, Dale Monceaux, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.AdvanceBio.com; BIRD Foundation, Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, +972 3 698 8300, (650) 752-6485, www.birdf.com
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The new bill sets an immediate emissions reduction of 56 pct reduction by 2020, 66 pct by 2030, 78 pct by 2040, and rising to a 90 pct by 2050. The legislation ultimately aims for a "net-zero", 100 pct reduction by an undertermined, "as soon as possible" date. These reductions are measured against baseline carbon emissions in 1990.
Even so, a number of countries have set targets to become 100 pct carbon neutral before Scotland.
T Costa Rica has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2021. Norway's parliament has agreed to cut the country's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030, moving its target forward by 20 years, and Sweden has cimmited to carbon neutrality by 2045.
Sweden also has a more ambitious carbon neutral target than Scotland, with a commitment to reaching the 100 per cent cut by 2045.
(Source: The Ferret, June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Emissions Targets, Climate Change,
The partnership aims to see the World GBC work with the China GBC in much the same way as it would work with an established Green Building Council. As part of the partnership, China GBC has committed to introducing a nearly net zero standard to its Three Star program, aligning with the WorldGBC's Advancing Net Zero project.
Indoor air quality is another key component of the partnership, with the China GBC keen to get involved with the Better Places for People project, which focuses on the health benefits of green buildings.
China is projected to have the second-highest level of growth in green building activity over the next three years, behind Brazil, according to Dodge Data and Analytics. (Source: World Green Building Council, The Fifth Estate, April, 2018)
Contact: China Green Building Council, chinagreenbuildings.blogspot.com; World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Green Building Council,
Participating companies will track, verify and report publicly on their buildings' energy and carbon metrics and encourage their supply chains and partners to make a similar commitment to reach net zero by 2030. The challenge comes on top of the WGBC's Advancing Net Zero program to promote and support the target that all buildings be net zero by 2050.
The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment was developed in partnership with a wide stakeholder group including The Climate Group and C40. It forms part of EP100, a global corporate leadership initiative for energy-smart companies, delivered by The Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy.
Challenge details are at From Thousands To Billions: Coordinated Action Towards 100 pct Net-Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050 REPORT. (Source: World Green Building Council, The Fifth Estate, June, 2018)Contact: World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Green Building Council, Carbon Emissions, Net-Zero,
The complaints are asking the court to issue a mandatory injunction compelling the EPA to implement and enforce the emissions guidelines without further delay.
The guidelines for existing landfills and the jointly issued New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) were revised primarily to control methane emissions that contribute to climate change.
The EPA estimated that the two rules will reduce methane emissions by approximately 330,000 metric tons -- with a global warming potential equivalent to 8.2 million metric tpy of CO2 by 2025. That is roughly equivalent to the annual emissions of 1.8 million cars on the road.
(Source: Various Media, EPA, EHS Daily Advisor, 12 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, GHGs, Emissions, EPA, Landfill Gas,
Unlike the previous 2008 and 2012 versions, the new plan tracks progress and adds new measures to further slash emissions as needed with a new goal of cutting the city's CO2 emissions by 80 pct below 2003 levels by 2050.
Under the new plan, the city will have divested city funds from fossil fuels and transitioned city operations to use 100 pct renewable electricity and a fully fossil fuel free fleet of vehicles, by 2030.
The plan also identifies a wide range of additional strategies for buildings to achieve a mid-term goal of 50 pct energy reduction by 2030. For example, the city intends for all newly constructed buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030 by using passive house standards and to use energy usage transparency to reduce consumption among residential buildings, using energy labeling and transparency strategies.
The city also plans to implement a PACE program to fund building energy efficiency retrofits, upgrades and renewables projects.
(Source: City of Pittsburgh, NRDC, June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, NRDC,
UK Power Reserve has begun construction on the first 60 MW of its battery portfolio which will provide flexibility, stability and security for UK power markets.
Fluence will provide three 20-MW battery energy storage systems at sites in the Midlands and North West using its market-leading Advancion energy storage technology platform. All three sites are expected to be operational during winter 2018/19.
(Source: UK Power Reserve, PEI, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Fluence, (883) 358-3623, http://fluenceenergy.com; UK Power Reserve, Sam Wither, +44 121 712 1970, https://ukpowerreserve.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Power Reserve, Fluence , Energy Storage,
Researchers from SCCS's partner institutes, the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, compiled a worldwide database of information from natural CO2 and methane accumulations and hydrocarbon industry experience -- including engineered gas storage, decades of borehole injection, and laboratory experiments. Computer simulations were used to combine all these factors and model storage of CO2 for 10,000 years into the future. Previous research in this area had not fully accounted for the natural trapping of CO2 in rock as microscopic bubbles, or the dissolving of CO2 into the salty water already in the rocks.
SCCS is the largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research group in the UK. Founded in 2005, SCCS is a partnership of the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde working together with universities across Scotland. SCCS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
(Source: Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, Gasworld, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: University of Edinburgh, Dr. Stephanie Flude, www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/stephanie-flude(7fc05249-dbeb-4603-a5ec-ac2ca605d200).html; University of Aberdeen, Dr. Juan Alcalde, www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/people/profiles/juan.alcalde; Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, +44 (0)131 651 4647,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage , CCS, Carbone Storage, Carbon Sequestration,
The proposed biomass plant will produce electricity and thermal energy via steam and would consume up to 75,000 tpy of imported virgin timber, possibly from Latvia,
or from established UK distributors or a combination of both.
(Source: City of Cardiff, Insider Media, 12 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Woody Biomass,
Download free sample report HERE.
Access Full Report with TOC HERE. (Source: Highland Mirror, 12 June, 2018)Contact: Fior Markets,
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Third-party verified Biobased Product Label is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, which aims to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.
According to the USDA, biobased products contributed $393 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014, directly and indirectly supported 4.2 million jobs, and displaced up to 6.8 million barrels of oil.
The BioPreferred Program spans a diverse range of applications including lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals, and bioplastics. More than 3,000 products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, (Source: Kesussler Inc., PR, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Kreussler Inc.
Richard Fitzpatrick, VP,
(603) 721-9478, email@example.com, www.kreussler.com;
USDA BioPreferred® Program,
Vernell Thompson, 202.720.4145, Vernell.Thompson@dm.usda.gov;
visit www.kreussler.com, SOURCE Kreussler Inc.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, www.biopreferred.gov, http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.
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The Miombo Hewani project will be constructed in phases -- the first phase will be around 100 MW and include up to 34 turbines and will increase Tanzania's grid capacity by over 5 pct.
(Source: Windlab Ltd, RenewablesNow, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Windlab Ltd., Roger Price, CEO, +27 21 701 1292, www.windlab.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Windlab , Wind,
Although earlier expectations that office buildings and/or warehouse/distribution facilities would qualify for the new retrofit incentives have now been dashed,
commercial customers in the prairie province are eligible for over 60 different product rebates for lighting, lighting controls, load sensing plug strips, variable frequency drives, boilers and water heating equipment. (Source: Energy Efficiency Alberta, Various Media, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Energy Efficiency Alberta, Jessica Shumlich, Program Manager, (403) 815-4876, www.efficiencyalberta.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Alberta, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebates, Incentives ,
IPWI is also invested in 4 Navitas (Green Energy Solutions) Limited, which recently commercialized a 55-kW vertical axis wind generator. (Source: IPWI, Renewables, June 12, 2020)
Contact: Gaia Wind, John Andringa, CEO, +44 (0) 845 871 4242, www.gaia-wind.com;
International Power and Water Investments, +971 4 3590607/8, www.ipwi.biz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertcal Axsis Wind, Gaia Wind , Wind, Navitas, ,
In the collaboration, BASF's enzyme portfolio will be used for applications in liquefaction and fermentation to improve fermentation performance. LBDS will use its TransFerm yeast product line which it claims provides increased ethanol yields and reduces the need for glucoamylase addition.
The BASF company portfolio is organized into five segments -- chemicals, performance products, functional materials & solutions, agricultural solutions and oil & gas.
LBDS supplies fermentation ingredients and 'value creating services' to the global fuel ethanol and distilled beverage industries. (Source: BASF, LBDS, PR, Biofuels Int'l, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Lallemand, Jim Steele, CEO, Angus Ballard, Pres., (815) 721-6165, www.lallemandbds.com; BASF Enzymes, Dirk Daems, Drector of Operations, (858)451-8500, https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/VRNM:US-basf-enzymes-llc, www.basf.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF, Enzymes, Lallemand Biofuels, Ethanol,
Singapore-headquartered Wilmar International is Asia's leading agribusiness group with business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel production.
Inventure Renewables, Ia wholly owned subsidiary of Inventure International (Pte) Limited, helps agri-business, oleochemical and biofuel companies find novel ways to turn waste products and by-products into value-added materials. Inventure also manufactures its own branded bio-based oleochemicals. (Source: Inventure Renewables, PR, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Inventure Renewables, Mark Tegan, CEO, (205) 764-1963, www.inventurechem.com;
Wilmar International, Rahul Kale, Group Head of Oleochemicals and Biofuels, (65) 6216 0244,
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The program aims to streamline energy operations, reduce utility costs, and slash greenhouse gas emissions.
In total the city aims to enlist 100 of the city's largest commercial and multi-family buildings over the three months of the program in an effort to reduce emissions 4 pct by the end of the summer. To that end, the city will provide tip sheets, newsletters, and networking and training events to help identify concrete opportunities for efficiency upgrades, while creating a network of building managers for future collaborations . The "Race to Reduce" is part of the Energize Saint Paul Initiative, a broader city energy efficiency effort. (Source: City of St.Paul, NRDC, 12 June, 2018) Contact: Energize Saint Paul, www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/energize-saint-paul
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Reduction, Energy Consumption,
The Pomona wind project will incorporate 26 Nordex N131/3900 wind turbines. Nordex will also maintain the turbines over 10 years.
(Source: KfW IPEX-Bank, Renewables, 12 June, 2018) Contact: KfW IPEX-Bank, www.kfw-ipex-bank.de/International-financing/KfW-IPEX-Bank; Genneia, +54 11 6090 3200, www.genneia.com.ar/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News KfW IPEX-Bank, Wind, Argentina Wind,
The payment is intended to assess each communities vulnerability to climate change and to develop resiliency plans using the technical support, climate change data and planning tools provided by the state. Grant funding will also allow participants to hire state-certified consultants, who will use a standardized tool kit to assess potential future risks.
The program is being funded with $5 million this year, of which $3 million will be provided in the form of grants to communities that complete the planning process.
(Source: Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton Wicked Local Wayland, 9 June, 2018)
Contact: Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beatonh, www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-energy-and-environmental-affairs
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
The first of the two wind supply contracts was awarded by EnerAB, a joint venture between The AES Corporation and Grupo BAL, for 85 units of Vestas' V136-3.45 MW wind turbines for the Mesa la Paz wind park set to be developed in the Llera municipality, Mexico. The contract includes a 15-year service agreement.
Vestas also secured an order for 30 of its V136-3.45 MW turbines totaling 100 MW from Southern Power for the Wildhorse Mountain wind project set to be developed in Oklahoma. The contract include a 20-year service agreement. (Source: Vestas, Various Media, CleanTecnica, , 8 June, 2018) Contact: EnerAB, Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, CEO, www.renewableenergymexico.com/tag/enerab;
Vestas, Chris Brown, Pres. Vestas Sale and Serivcein the United States and Canada, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Wind, EnerAB, Southern Power,
The new 3-year program is intended to help businesses reduce operating costs and make it easier for the Green Mountain State to meet its energy efficiency goals.
State agencies will select businesses to participate in the program. ( Source: Vermont Public Utility Commission, AP, Various Media, June, 2018) Contact: Vermont Public Utility Commission, Judith C. Whitney, Commission Clerk, (802) 828-2358, www.puc.vermont.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Initially, the agreement will cover small-scale housing units, or micro homes with a "trial" unit scheduled to be completed in the Q4 this year. Following the successful completion of the prototype, ClearVue and Mirreco will enter an exclusive partnership and supply deal.
In a separate press release, ClearVue, which last month completed its AUS $5 million (USD 3.8 million)IPO, said that its technology is undergoing Australian Standards (AS) certification testing that will verify the performance of its ClearVue window and curtain wall products. It expects the certification to be completed in the third quarter, allowing it to launch the products in September. (Source: CleabVue, PR, 7 June, 2018) Contact: ClearVue Tech., www.clearvuepv.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, ClearVue Technologies , Solar,
ESS technology is used to store excess energy that can be supplied later when required. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy estimates the global ESS market will grow to $15 billion by 2020 and $29.2 billion by 2025.
LG CNS edged out Greensmith Energy, a leading ESS player in North America, to be placed fifth. Japan's NEC was seventh and GE came in ninth.
(Source: Korea Times, Bloomberg, June, 2018) Contact: LG Group, www.lgcorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery, Energy Storage, LG Group,
The two firms have signed a LoI "for exclusive negotiations" for Siemens Gamesa's SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine. The contract would include a 15-year long-term turbine service agreement.
The Yunlin offshore wind power project is set to be developed around six kilometers offshore in the Taiwan Strait and will incorporate 80 Siemens Gamesas 8 MW wind turbines, with turbine installation set to begin in 2020.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, Various Media, Others, 8 June, 2018) Contact: SGRE Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; WPD AG, +49-421-168-6610, + 49-421-168-6666 – fax, www.wpd.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Wind, Taiwan Wind, wpd,
The Prime Minister
noted that her government's Industrial Strategy would act as a "catalyst for new technologies" that could then be exported to a "global market for clean technologies."
The strategy aims to achieve net zero carbon from 2030, as well as set long-term incentives for retrofitting homes and commercial buildings. (Source: edie, Various Other Media, May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Energy Efficiency, Energy Effeciency, Net-Zero,
The funding can be used for working capital, intellectual property development, proof-of-concept activities, commercialization planning, prototype design, market feasibility studies and other startup activities approved by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, a release states. Businesses applying for loans must employ no more than five people and have their headquarters in Minnesota or plan to relocate to the state.
BPL has incorporated CET Clean Cycle II™ Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) heat recovery generator into its waste to energy power plants. The company estimates that between one to four Clean Cycle II™ ORC heat recovery generators will be used in each family of BPL-TEC Stepped Grate Gasification plants built by BPL.
technology allows municipal, commercial, and industrial generating wasted heat from industrial processes or energy production, to improve fuel energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for heat recovery. (Source: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc.
Contact: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc.
Kam Mahdi, CEO,
949-273-4990 x814, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cetyinc.com :
Biomass Power Ltd., Ben Talbott, CEO, +44 01 785 240 092 , email@example.com, www.biomasspower.co.uk
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Poet's biofuels 1.9 billion gpy capacity is expected to top 2 billion gpy by 2019. ADM's annual production capacity is at 1.6 billion gpy.
Poet continues to grow and expand ethanol production, while ADM shifted some of its biofuels capacity to other products, as previously. (Source: USA Today, Argus Leader, 11 June 11, 2018) Contact: Archer Daniels Midland, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, www.adm.com; POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland, POET, Ethanol, Biofuel,
"The effects of climate change are not evenly distributed. It is the poor who suffer most from the ravages of global warming, with increasing disruption in the agricultural sector, water insecurity, and exposure to severe weather events. Many of those who can least afford it are already being forced to leave their homes and migrate to other places that may or may not prove welcoming." -- Pope Francis speaking to ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and other energy industry leaders at the recent Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home conference.
Editorial Note: Pope Francis is known to consider climate change one of the key themes of his papacy and has described it as "one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day."
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Carbon Engineering's direct air capture technology design blows air through towers that contain a solution of potassium hydroxide, which reacts with CO2 to form potassium carbonate. The result, after further processing, is a calcium carbonate pellet that can be heated to release the CO2 which could be sequestered or used to make synthetic, low-carbon fuels.
When Carbon Engineering configured the air-capture plant for this purpose, they were able to bring costs down to as low as $94 per tonne of CO2.
The company hopes to build a small facility that can produce 200 bpd of fuel by 2021, and then a commercial plant that can produce 2,000 barrels per day. (Source: Carbon Engineering, Greener Idea, 10 June, 2018) Contact: Carbon Engineering, carbonengineering.com
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CSIR-CECRI has a demo facility in Chennai that manufactures prototypes of the cells. Indigenously manufacturing the batteries will also bring down the cost.
The low cost could also help replace the hazardous lead-acid batteries that are currently in use in many applications.
(Source: IOndia Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, HindustanTimes, June, 2018) Contact: Central Electro Chemical Research Institute,
Vijayamohanan K. Pilla, Director, +91 4565 241 241, www.cecri.res.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion Battery, Energy Storage ,
The $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative provides grant funding to eligible municipalities to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects in their communities. To earn the Clean Energy Community designation, The Town of Westport:
Program funds are provided through the NY Clean Energy Fund and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). (Source: NYSERDA, Town of Westport, June, 2018) Contact: NYSERDA,
www.nyserda.ny.gov/cec: Town of Westport, www.westportny.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Benchmarking, Clean Energy Community,
The bill sets timelines for the establishment of a national environmentally sustainable development framework for achieving the goals of the proposed act, sets out national adaptation objectives to guide adaptation to climate change impacts, and to determine a national greenhouse gas emissions trajectory for South Africa, and the greenhouse gas thresholds that will determine carbon budget liability, the department said. (Source: South African Ministry of Environmental Affairs, African News Agency, 10 June, 2018)
South African Environmental Affairs , Edna Molewa, Minister, www.environment.gov.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Seoul and the metropolitan area often see the daily average of air quality hit "extremely bad" levels, with airborne particulate matter categorized as harmful by the World Health Organization, as it can penetrate the respiratory system. The country's average concentration levels of particulate matter last year marked 44 micrograms per cubic meter and 25 for fine dust, two times higher than other advanced cities, including Paris, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, during the same period, according to the National Institute of Environmental Research.
Nearly 35 pct of the country's particulate matter originates from China, while 9 pct comes from North Korea and the rest stems from within the country, the Institue notes.
(Source: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Korea Herald, 10 June, 2018)Contact: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Daniel Moran, +47 7359 50 00, www.ntnu.edu
The plant utilizes LanzaTech's technology which relies on anaerobic bacteria to ferment stell mill waste emissions. The installation has an ethanol production capacity of 46,000 tpy and has been operational since early May, this year.
According to LanzaTech, the performance of this type of sustainable ethanol in fuel blending applications is indistinguishable from sugar-derived ethanol and meets the ASTM International D4806 standard. (Source: LanzaTeck, Renewables, 11 June, 2018) Contact: LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com; Shougang Group, www.shougang.com.cn/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech, Biofuel , Ethanol, Ethanol Blending,
The company strategic plan calls for the construction of multiple modular renewable diesel refineries around the world, offsetting landfills and other feedstock supplies.
Input and output numbers will be disclosed once Cielo's Aldersyde Refinery is up and running on a continuous-flow basis. (Source: Cielo Waste Solutions, PR, FSC Wire, 11 June, 2018)
Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.,
Don Allan, President & CEO,
(403) 348-2972 Ext. 101,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions, Renewable Diesel,
Tianjin is expected to use 260,000 tpy of fuel ethanol produced from approximately 780,000 tpy of corn. China is currently sitting on huge stocks of corn estimated to be at about 200 million tonnes, following a now discontinued government stockpiling scheme to support farmers. Although China currently produces under 2.5 million tpy of ethanol the new policy could increase demand to 15 million tpy by 2020, according to a Reuters estimate.
As previously reported, in 2017, China announced plans to roll out E-10 ethanol blended fuel on a national scale by 2020.
(Source: Various Media, Reuters, 11 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News E10, Ethanol, China Ethanol, Ethanol Blend,
China cut the national feed-in-tariff by 0.05 yuan (approximately $0.008 U.S.) per kWh at the beginning of June, but there was no change to the subsidy for county-level poverty alleviation PV projects.
China is taking the lead in PV development globally, with an internationally competitive and complete industrial chain.
By the end of 2020, renewable energy will supply 1.9 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity, 27 pct of total power generation, according to the NDRC 2016-2020 plan for renewable energy, according to the NDRC. (Source: NDRC, Ecns.cn, June, 2018) )Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Development and Reform Commission, Solar, China Solar,
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have already pledged to provide €215 million for the project, partially through a syndicated loan.
The wind farm is being developed by Vetroelektrane Balkana, owned by Tesla Wind, a joint venture between an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy developer Masdar and Cibuk Wind Holding, a branch of the U.S.-based wind energy developer Continental Wind Partners.
The GE 57 turbine park will generate sufficient energy for approximately 113,000 households.
(Source: Business Insider UK, Reuters, 5 June, 2018) Contact: European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, www.ggf.lu/about-green-for-growth-fund; EIB, www.eib.org; Vetroelektrane Balkana, www.wpc.rs/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD, Wind, EIB,
The 100-mw project, about 100 miles southwest of Fort Smith, is expected to consist of 29 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas and Roaring Fork Wind, a co-development partnership between Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. and Vestas.
Wildhorse Mountain is expected to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2019. Wildhorse Wind Energy is owned by Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Co.
(Source: Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Arkansas OnLine, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., Duane Highley, CEO, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/arkansas-electric-cooperative-corp; Wildhorse Wind Energy, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse_Wind_Farm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Wildhorse Wind Energy ,
A 30-MW/120-MWh storage system will be constructed in San Diego by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) America, while Advanced Microgrid Solutions will construct a 4-MW/16-MWh lithium-ion battery in San Juan Capistrano. Both facilities are expected to be online by December 2019.
The CPUC approval includes a 40-MW/160-MW energy storage project in Fallbrook, proposed by Fluence, and a 6.5-MW/26-MWh facility in Escondido, to be installed by Powin Energy.
For the fifth storage project, Enel Green Power will complete a 3-MW/12-MWh facility in Poway by December 2021. (Source: San Diego Gas & Electric , Renewables, 7 June, 2018) Contact: San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com; California PUC, www.cpuc.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News San Diego Gas & Electric , California PUC, Energy STorage,
Langa is active in solar, wind, biogas and biomass projects and is involved in the entire value chain of its projects. Its portfolio of operating assets is expected to reach 215 MW of installed capacity by the end of the year, including 165 MW of solar power and 39 MW of wind energy. (Source: Engie SA, Renewables Now, 7 JUne, 2018) Contact:
Langa Group, Gilles Lebreux, Founder, CEO, www.langa.fr; Engie SA, Isabelle Kocher, CEO, www.engie.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Engie , Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Nacelles developed at the 5,000 square-meter site will be designated for assembly at offshore wind energy facilities. The plant is the first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, PEI, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Wind,
Attero owns two energy-from-waste plants, two sorting and pre-treatment facilities, six anaerobic digestion facilities, seven composting facilities and ten landfills.
3i Infrastructure plc invests across mid-market economic infrastructure and greenfield projects in developed markets, with a focus on the UK and Europe, according to the company's website.
(Source: 3i Infrastructure, WMW, June, 2018)
Contact: 3i Infrastructure, www.3i-infrastructure.com; Attero, +31 (0)88 550 10 00, www.attero.nl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Attero, Waste-to-Energy, anaerobic digestion ,
VLS Decarb's major-market patented and globally patent pending suite of technologies hold the potential to sequester atmospheric CO2 at the levels stipulated by the Paris Climate Change Accord of December 2015. Specifically, it could remove volumes of CO2 sufficient to arrest the progression of climate change and potentially reverse harmful effects being experienced from unmitigated CO2 emissions of human origins.
During the past five years, VLS Decarb's technology has been advanced by an R&D collaboration involving the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University and an international array of academic and governmental institutions and funding agencies. This research and development partnership, funded by Innovate UK, has led to the development of novel materials that are key to enabling the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) concept.
Download the VLS Decarbonization -- Confidential Permanent CO2 Sequestration in Shale Reservoirs
Restored to their Pre-Production State report HERE. (Source: VLS Decarbonization Partners, LLC, PR, 7 June, 2018) Contact: ESRI, Prof. Andrew R Barron, email@example.com; www.esri-swansea.org; VLS Decarb, John Francis Thrash MD, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Climate Change, ,
The White House had been poised to announce proposed changes to the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week after hosting months of difficult negotiations between representatives of Big Oil and Big Corn but delayed the announcement indefinitely. Even so, Trump brashly tried to sugar-coat defeat by exclaiming to his "base" -- "I did you a good favor for the farmers yesterday, right? We love the farmers. Right?
(Source: devdiscourse, Various Media Sources, 6 June, 2018)
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