The company was founded in 2014 after creating the Omni Processor -- a system that takes in human waste and produces both electricity and clean drinking water -- with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
(Source: Sedron Technologies LLC, Skagit Valley Herald , 25 Oct., 2018) Contact: Sedron Technologies LLC, Brenda Thomas, (360) 399-6193,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Janicki Bioenergy, Sedron Technologies.,
To that end, the Port Authority will invest $100 million in airport energy efficiency with between 600 and 750 light duty vehicles being swapped out for electric powered vehicles. New lighting will be installed at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, World Trade Center, George Washington Bridge, and three airports, and 35 intra-airport shuttle buses to be converted to electric power. The plan would not immediately address emissions from truck and rail operators at the port, nor would it cover the major airlines serving the region.
(Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, PR, northjersey.com, 25 Oct., 2018)
Contact: NY/NJ Port Authority, Rick Cotton, Exec. Dir., (973) 961-6007, www.panynj.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Carbon Emissions,
While the pilot program will be open to all businesses, Longmont officials are hoping to spread the $3.2 million-worth of benefits received by the city's commercial power customers in the last two years to more small and minority-owned workplaces. Those savings were realized by Longmont businesses through rebates on 530 energy-efficiency improvement projects completed over the past two years through the Efficiency Works program, which is offered in Platte River Power Authority's four member cities -- Longmont, Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park.
The Efficiency Works' rebate programs use funding from the power provider and member municipal utilities for rebates on projects such as converting lighting to LED bulbs, installing high-efficiency air conditioning and heating systems and improving refrigeration systems. The program also encourages urges waste diversions, water use reduction and environmentally sustainable employee transportation recommended by Boulder County's Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) program.
Throughout Boulder County from 2010 through 2017, the county-funded PACE program has recorded more than $21 million in private investments, matched by $4.3 million in rebates from PACE, toward upgrading the electrical, water, lighting, heating, cooling and waste systems of 1,409 businesses, including 365 in Longmont.
(Source: City of Longmont, Longmont Times Call, Other, 24 Oct., 2018)Contact: Platte River Power Authority, (970) 226-4000, www.prpa.org; City of Longmont, www.longmontcolorado.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE, Energy Efficiiency, Platte River Power Authority ,
The Carbon Challenge will offer awards ranging from $2 million to $5 million to help offset the development costs of clean energy projects at large-scale buildings. The projects should demonstrate the highest potential for lowering carbon emissions in buildings with an aggregate 12-month average demand of 10 MW or greater, and achieve this in a cost-effective way. Projects can involve energy efficiency or distributed energy resources that provide increased flexibility for commercial and industrial customers to achieve carbon reductions. All proposals must include a three-year carbon emissions reduction target and identify the path to achieving the target.
Awards will be made to proposals demonstrating the highest potential for cost-effectively implementing carbon-reducing clean energy actions, which must be completed by 2021, according to NYSERDA.
(Source: NYSERDA, 25 Oct., 2018)Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Efficiency,
SolarReserve's project aims to develop a best-in-class next generation heliostat design, optimized for CSP technology projections.
Heliostats are the dual-axis solar tracking mirrors that concentrate and focus the sun's energy onto an energy collection receiver atop a central tower. Within the receiver, fluid flows through piping that forms external walls; this fluid absorbs the heat from the concentrated sunlight. In SolarReserve's technology, the fluid utilized is molten salt, which is used both as a heat transfer fluid as well as a thermal energy storage medium.
SolarReserve will partner on the project with South Africa's Stellenbosch University and Sandia National Laboratories to leverage their complementary innovations and testing facilities.
(Source: SolarReserve, PR, Business Wire, 25 Oct., 2018) Contact: SolarReserve, Mary Grikas, (310) 315-2274, email@example.com, www.solarreserve.com; US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office , (202) 287-1862, firstname.lastname@example.org, energy.gov/solar-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News SolarReserve, CSP,
Although full details of the auto giant's proposal are not yet available, the GM proposal is thought to be based on current standards now required in California and nine other states. Under those rules, GM must sell a minimum of around 2,200 fully electric vehicles in California this year, or about 1.1 percent of the roughly 200,000 cars, trucks and SUVs that it normally sells in the state each year.
Under a regulation finalized by the EPA in the waning days of the Obama administration, the fleet of new automobiles would have to deliver 36 mpg by 2025 -- 10 mpg higher than the current requirement.
(Source: GM, Washington Post, Various Media,26 Oct., 2018) Contact: GM, Mark Reuss, Exec. VP Product Development, www.gm.com/contact-us.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions,
The project will also be supported by the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Project facility, which is funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme , and an additional €29.9 million from the EU NER300 programme, plus up to €6 million from the Government of Portugal, through the Portuguese Carbon Fund.
Until 2020, "InnovFin -- EU Finance for Innovators" offers a range of tailored products which will make available financing in support of research and innovation (R&I) by small, medium-sized and large companies and the promoters of research infrastructures.
(Source: European Investment Bank, EDP Renewables, 19 October, 2018) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org; Windplus SA, www.offshorewind.biz/tag/windplus;
EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank, Wind, EDP Renovaveis, Repsol, Windplus S.A,
The Danish support specifically provides wind measurements and the expertise of the Danish Energy Agency concerning public procurement of wind-farms, and cost-efficient expansion of wind energy.
The Ethiopian programme will be cooperatively administered by the Royal Danish Embassy in Addis Ababa, the Danish Energy Agency, Danish system operator Energinet.dk, the World Bank and relevant Ethiopian counterparts.
With this new agreement, the pprogram will run until the end of 2020 with a total budget of 35 million DKK.
(Source: Danish Energy Agency, reve, October 19, 2018) Contact: Danish Energy Agency, +45 33 92 67 00, https://ens.dk/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Danish Energy Agency,
The Aventus Air weather service provides pilots with accurate wind and temperature information in accordance with their flight plan.
The data is transferred to the aircraft's systems to help 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 air carrier recently completed a successful pilot test of the technology in collaboration with Swedish developer AVTECH Sweden AB.
The project was partially funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. (Source: AVTECH Sweden AB, Norwegian Air, BG, 22 Oct., 2018)Contact: AVTECH Sweden AB, +46 8 544 104 80, www.avtech.aero
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Emissions, Jet Emissions,
The Green Direct program will enable T-Mobile to purchase clean energy from dedicated local solar and wind energy farms in Washington state, further pushing it towards its strong commitment to renewables.
(Source: T-Mobile, ALGOESONLINE, 20 Oct., 2018) Contact: T-Mobile, (425) 378-4000, www.corporate-office-headquarters.com/tmobile-usa-inc; Puget Sound Energy, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Puget Sound Energy,
According to the Aurora report, the difference between maintaining and cutting the tax could equate to 12 TWh of production a year for four years after coal plants would otherwise have closed. If the government were to reduce the CPS to £7/tonne CO2 from the current £18/tonne CO2, coal plants would stay on the system until 2025, generating an average 12 TWh/year in the period 2021-25.
The report notes that if the tax was maintained at £18/tonne CO2, this would result in coal coming off the system as early as 2021/2022. Cutting the CPS to £7/tonne CO2 would increase CO2 emissions by 29 million tonnes during the fourth carbon budget period (2023-2027) compared to maintaining the status quo.
In 2017 the UK Treasury recouped £1 billion in tax receipts from the mechanism which was
capped at £18/tonne CO2 from 2016 to 2020. The freeze was extended to 2021 in the 2016 budget. (Source: Aurora Energy Research, S&P, Global, Oct., 2018) Contact: Aurora Energy Research, +44 0 1865 952 700, email@example.com, www.auroraer.com
The MethaShip research found that Methanol can offer a dramatic improvement in emissions reduction across multiple ship types once the IMO has established the statutory framework conditions necessary for an industry-wide reduction of CO2 emissions.
The MethaShip research project concluded that:
the properties of Methanol surpass other alternative fuels in shipping;
the major benefit is the storage at ambient temperature and ambient pressure without loss;
in terms of ship design, Methanol is space-saving, simple and practical with the established advantages of a liquid fuel;
methanol offers compelling environmental properties and has the most promising lifecycle analysis when produced from renewable sources;
and an already widespread availability could be a key enabler for methanol.
(Source: The Methanol Institute, Shipping News, 23 Oct., 2018) Contact: Methanol Institute, (703) 248-3636, www.methanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol Institute, Methanol, Marine Fuel,
The partners plan to construct a 500-KW electrolyser in western Sydney as part of Project H2GO.
The facility will be able to generate enough hydrogen to power about 250 homes. The resulting fuel would be stored for use across the Jemena Gas Network in New South Wales.
(Source: Jemena, Power Eng., 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arena.gov.au; Jemena, Frank Tudor, Managing Dir., 1300 536 362, https://jemena.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News ARENA,
The delivery includes a BioTrac™ biomass pre-treatment system with a capacity of over 800 tpd of dry biomass, as well as all main parts for biomass dosing, the reactor, the feeding system to the reactor, and steam separation.
Clariant's Sunliquid® technology converts agricultural residue such as wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol, an advanced, sustainable and practically carbon-neutral biofuel.
(Source: Valmet Oyj, PR, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Valmet, Mattias Erixon, Manager Sales, Biomass Conversion, Valmet, +46 70 610 5727,
www.valmet.com, www.twitter.com/valmetglobal; Clariant, Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, +41 61 469 5111, Anja Pomrehn, Inv. Relations, +41 61 469 67 45, email@example.com, www.clariant.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Valmet, Clariant, Sunliquid, Cellulosic Ethanol,
Download UN Green Climate Fund details HERE. (Source: UN Green Climate Fund, Hindu Business Line, Oct., 2018) Contact: UN Green Climate Fund, www.greenclimate.fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Fund, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
Under the terms of the contract, Ameresco will provide solar, energy efficiency and reliability upgrades to 900 buildings across five military installations. The company will build a microgrid integrating 20 MW of new onsite energy photovoltaic (PV) assets, 4 MW of gas fired backup generation and 4 MW/8 MWh of battery energy storage.
Under the ESPC contract, more than 14.7 million square feet of buildings will receive; energy and water conservation upgrades designed to cut building energy consumption by 24 pct annually; HVAC management control systems; over 2 million gallons of thermal energy storage; more than 140,000 new LED lighting systems and building envelope improvements. To support energy assurance, Ameresco will install new onsite distributed energy assets capable of islanding from the electric utility, including a combined heat and power (CHP) system comprised of nine microturbines for a total capacity of 585 kW, 4-MW of natural gas-fired standby generation and an 11.7-MW groundmount solar PV array at the Security Hill Landfill at Lackland Air Force Base and over 5 MW of roof-mount PV at Fort Sam Houston.
Ameresco selected San Antonio-based Mission Solar Energy to manufacture and provide over 54,200,370 W of "Buy-American" compliant solar modules to be used in the project.
The ESPC is guaranteed to provide $8.7 million in annual energy savings to JBSA.
(Source: Ameresco, Solar Power, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Ameresco, Nicole A. Bulgarino, Exec. VP GM Federal Solutions, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com; U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Energy, www.dla.mil/Energy/Contact
More Low-Carbon Energy News Amerseco, Solar, Mission Solar Energy,
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., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.emergingfuels.com; RedRock Biofuels, 970.223.6766,
email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com,
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,
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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,
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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
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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
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rplanetearth.com
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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
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