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NYSERDA Offers Carbon Emissions Reduction Funding (Funding)
Date: 2018-05-18
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the availability of $10 million in funding for projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions at commercial and industrial buildings in the Empire State.

The funds are being made available through the Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge, a pilot program testing the effectiveness of flexible funding for clean energy projects as opposed to traditional state-supported programs.

The initiative will provide awards of $2 million to $5 million to partially offset the development costs of projects that implement carbon-reducing clean energy actions in buildings with an aggregate 12-month average demand of 10 mw or more. Projects could include energy efficiency or distributed energy resources that help commercial and industrial customers to achieve carbon emissions reductions.

Proposals for the initiative must identify a three-year carbon emissions reduction target and a plan for achieving that target. Interested parties must submit proposals by July 10. Funding is provided through the State's 10-year, $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund. Commercial and industrial buildings account for 33 percent of the energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in New York State, according to NYSERDA. (Source: NYSERDA, 17 May, 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  NYSERDA,  Climate Change,  

Tendril Tapped for PSEG Customer Engagement, Behavioral Energy Efficiency Program (Ind. Report)
PSEG Long Island ,Tendril
Date: 2018-05-18
Boulder, Colorado-based demand side management (DSM) analytics platform provider Tendril reports it has been selected by PSEG Long Island as its Behavioral Energy Efficiency (BEE) and customer engagement partner.

Tendril's suite of behavioral energy efficiency and demand management products include: home energy reports, customer engagement portals, high usage alerts, assessments that can be completed by the homeowner or facilitated by an auditor to collect information on appliance type and electricity usage across a range of areas.

PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated , a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion. (Source: Tendril, PR, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Tendril, Adrian Tuck, CEO,; Long Island Power Authority, Tom Falcone, CEO, (631) 755-6900,; PSEG Long Island, Michael Voltz, Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Dan Eichhorn, VP Customer Services,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Long Island Power Authority,  PSEG Long Island ,  Tendril,  Energy Efficiency,  

Vestas, Vattenfall Partner on 353MW Swedish Wind Project (Int'l)
Date: 2018-05-18
Wind turbine specialist Vestas reports it is partnering with Swedish utility Vattenfall and Danish pension fund PKA to develop a new 353 MW wind energy project at the Blakliden and Fabodberget wind parks in central Sweden. The Blakliden wind park will have 50 turbines, while the Fabodberget site will deploy 34.

Vestas will provide 84 units of its V136-4.2 MW turbines and become a shareholder via a share purchase agreement for 40 pct of the project. PKA and Vattenfall each hold 30 pct of the projected €350 million ($412.34 million) project. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in early 2021 for commissioning before the year end. (Source: Vestas, WindEurope, Various Media, CNBC, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000,; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000,; PKA,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Vattenfall,  Wind,  

Utah Officially Recognizes Climate Change (Reg. & Leg.)
Climate Change
Date: 2018-05-18
In Salt Lake City, Utah legislator's have passed HCR 007 Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship -- a landmark climate change resolution that recognizes the reality of a changing climate, the impact of human activity, and the state's opportunities to respond to it.

Utah is the first "conservative" state legislature to officially acknowledge the existence of climate change, its causes, and the need for solutions.

The legislation prioritizes understanding the science behind climate change, as opposed to its 2010 resolution which agreed with then presidential wanna-be Donald Trump's claim that climate change was a conspiracy invented by the Chinese and urged the EPA to stop all carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs.

The climate change resolution, which was widely supported by industry and environmental groups, handily passed in the Utah House 46-24 and in the Senate 23-3. (Source: Various Media, The Independent, 17 May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  

Pittsburgh Environmental Center Wins Living Building Certification (Ind. Report)
Frick Environmental Center,Green Building Alliance,USGBC
Date: 2018-05-18
In the Keystone State, Pittsburgh's Frick Environmental Center (FEC) educational center reports it has been awarded Living Building Certification from the Seattle-based Living Future Institute. A project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh, the FEC is the first municipally-owned building in the U.S. to achieve this designation, according to the project's architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson..

Completed in 2016, the 16,000-sf FEC facility is one of 21 buildings worldwide to score Living Building certification, and only the second in Pennsylvania. FEC is one of the first to meet Building Challenge designation under v2.1, which requires a building to produce as much energy as it consumes annually, eliminate toxic and harmful chemicals, and collect and treat its own water.

A net-zero building, the FEC incorporates solar and geothermal energy to use 40 pct less energy compared to buildings of the same size in the same region. The center is also US Green Building Council LEED Platinum certified for energy efficiency and is a recipient of the Green Building Alliance Wood Design Award from WoodWorks, and an Education Facility Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). (Source: Construction Specifier, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Green Building Alliance, (412) 773-6000,; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,; Frick Environmental Center, (412) 586-4576,; Living Future Institute, (206) 273-2028,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Green Building Alliance,  USGBC,  Energy Efficiency ,  

Pfister Contracts for Lockheed Martin Solar Field (Ind. Report)
Pfister Energy
Date: 2018-05-18
Hawthorne, New Jersey-headquartered Pfister Energy reports it has contracted to design and construct a 2.5 MW, ground-mounted solar field for Lockheed Martin's Moorestown facility. The 8-acre installation is expected to shave 5 percent off of Lockheed Martin's annual energy costs.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. (Source: Pfister Energy, PR, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Pfister Energy, Wayne Pfister, Pres., Lucy Giglio, 973-653-9880,,; Lockheed Martin,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pfister Energy,  Solar,  Lockheed Martin ,  

Xebec, Sapio Group Partner on Biogas Plants (Ind. Report)
Xebec Adsorption
Date: 2018-05-18
Quebec, Canada-headquartered Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of gas generation, purification, and filtration solutions for the energy and renewables marketplace, reports it has inked an exclusive Market Development and Commercialization Agreement with Monza, Italy-based , Sapio Group.

Under the agreement, Sapio is committed to purchase multiple Xebec biogas upgrading plants totaling €33 million ($39 million) to be delivered over three years. Sapio Group is the largest industrial gas company in Italy. Its business model includes the production and distribution of bio-liquefied natural gas (bio-LNG) throughout Italy. The two companies anticipate 30 to 40 bio-LNG facilities will be built over the next 3 to 5 years. Xebec will provide the biogas upgrading units, including a CO2 reduction module, that will lower the CO2 content in the product gas down to 50 ppm, allowing for on-site liquefaction of the renewable natural gas (RNG) and conversion into bioLNG. (Source: Xebec Adsorption, PR, 17 May, 2018) . Contact: Xebec Adsorption, Kurt Sorschak, President, 450)-979-8700,; Sapio Group, +39 039 83981 - Fax +39 039 836068,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Xebec ,  Biogas,  

Sinopec's Shanghai Biodiesel Refinery Construction Underway (Int'l)
Date: 2018-05-16
In Shanghai, Sinopec is reporting construction has begun on two 400,000-600,000 tonne biodiesel blending facilities. Construction is slated for completion in June.

Sinopec, which has made a big push to promote biofuel after China make it mandatory to blend ethanol into gasoline, aims to supply biodiesel in more than 200 petrol stations by the end of this year, the paper reported. Sinopec currently sells biodiesel at 33 petrol stations. (Source: Sinopec, Eastday, Reuters, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Sinopec,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sinopec,  Biodiesel,  

London Mayor Calls for Zero-Emission Zones by 2020 (Int'l)

Date: 2018-05-16
In the UK, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is reportedly calling for the introduction of zero-emission zones in some parts of the capital from 2020 as part of a long-term vision of a carbon neutral city by 2050. In his Environment Strategy, the mayor calls for the city to adopt clean air policies, electric vehicle, an increase in London's current solar capacity to 1GW by 2030 and 2GW by 2050.

The strategy includes a proposal on carbon budgets, aimed at reducing London's greenhouse gas emissions -- a 40 pct reduction in CO2 emissions from 1990 levels in 2018-2022, which is in line with with the Paris climate agreement to limit global climate change to 1.5 degrees. In addition, the mayor will fund thousands more trees and improvements to community green spaces. Since the start of his mayoralty, Khan has directly funded the planting of over 70,000 trees and has committed £4 million to support additional plantings. (Source: Fleet News, Iran Financial Tribune, 15 May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  

Australia's Largest Solar Farm Online (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power,Origin Energy
Date: 2018-05-16
In the Land Down Under, the 110 MW first stage of the 220MW (AC) Bungala solar project near Port Augusta in South Australia has reportedly begun power production.

The Bungala project could end up being a 300 MW project if all three stages are built by the project owner Italian energy giant Enel Green Power, along with the Dutch Infrastructure Fund. The project, which has a power purchase agreement with Origin Energy, will generate approximately 570 GWh per year, sufficient energy for approximately 82,000 Australian households, according to a company statement. (Source: Enel Green Power, Renew Economy, Others, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power,; Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO, +61 3 8635 3485,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Enel Green Power,  Origin Energy,  

Nova Scotia Joins Western Climate Initiative (Ind. Report)
Western Climate Initiative
Date: 2018-05-16
In Halifax, the Government of Nova Scotia reports it has joined the Western Climate Initiative Inc., a not-for-profit corporation formed to provide administrative and technical services to states and provinces with emissions trading programs. According to Environment Minister Iain Rankin, joining the initiative will enable the province to use its IT system to manage and track its new cap-and-trade program which is expected to come online in June. The province currently does not plan to trade outside the province. Emissions caps have not yet been set.

Under its program, Nova Scotia requires industrial facilities generating 50,000 tpy or more of greenhouse gas emissions to report emissions. About 20 industries -- including Nova Scotia Power, Northern Pulp, Lafarge, ExxonMobil, Imperial, Irving Oil and others -- will be covered by the program. Regulations also cover petroleum product suppliers that import or produce 200 lpy of fuel or more for consumption and natural gas distributors whose products produce at least 10,000 tpy of greenhouse gas emissions a year. (Source: CBC, Canadian Press, 14 May, 2018)Contact: Western Climate Initiative,; Environment Minister Iain Rankin,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Western Climate Initiative,  Carbon Emissions,  Cap-and-Trade,  

Siemens Gamesa Wins 74.8MW Japanese Wind Turbine Order (Int'l)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2018-05-16
Siemens Gamesa is reporting receipt of an order from Tokyu Land Corporation for 22 units of its SWT-3.4-108 wind turbines for two wind farms in Hokkaido, Japan. Delivery is slated for 2018-19. The first batch has already arrived in Hokkaido. Siemens Gamesa will handle operations and maintenance services for the projects under the terms of a 20 year contract.

Siemens Gamesa has installed 188 wind turbines in Japan since 1999, and is active China, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.(Source: Siemens Gamesa, Renewable Energy, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Alvaro Bilbao, CEO, Asia-Pacific Onshore Business,; Tokyu Land Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  

SolarEdge Acquiring Israeli Energy Storage Specialist (M&A, Int'l)
SolarEdge Technologies
Date: 2018-05-16
SolarEdge Technologies is reporting the acquisition of Jerusalem-based energy storage specialist Gamatronic Electronic Industries for $11.5 million. The acquisition covers substantially all of Gamatronic's assets, including intellectual property, brand, and tangible assets. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of Q2, 2018.

Gamatronic develops, manufactures, and sells UPS electrical devices that provide emergency back-up power to appliances when the input power source fails. The company's products include UPS systems of a wide range of outputs and monitoring and control solutions for power systems. Gamatronic products are sold in the United States, China, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America. (Source: SolarEdge Technologies, 11 May, 2018) Contact: SolarEdge Technologies, (510) 498-3200,,; Gamatronic Electronic Industries, +972-2-588 8222,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SolarEdge Technologies,  Energy Storage,  

Offshore Wind Pioneer WPD AG Planning $1Bn Sale (Int'l Report)
Date: 2018-05-16
In Germany, Bremen-based offshore wind energy developer WPD AG is reportedly seeking investors for an equity stake of at least $1 billion or potentially to purchase the company lock, stock and barrel.

Founded in 1996, WPD reportedly has 2,000 turbines in 18 countries. The company operates and manages wind power, biogas and solar energy plants and currently has 5.6 gigawatts of projects in early planning stages worldwide. (Source: WPD AG, Bloomberg, Others, 15 May, 2018) Contact: WPD AG, +49-421-168-6610, + 49-421-168-6666 – fax,

More Low-Carbon Energy News WPD AG,  Wind,  

NorthVolt, Marubeni Ink Li-Ion Battery MoU Agreement (Int'l)
Marubeni, Northvolt
Date: 2018-05-16
Reuters is reporting Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp and Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt AB have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in a lithium-ion battery business to meet growing demand in Europe.

Northvolt plans to build Europe's largest battery cell plant in Sweden, with the backing of VW-owned truckmaker Scania and Swiss engineering group ABB.

Marubeni is considering supplying Northvolt's battery plant with manufacturing equipment and raw materials including cathode and anode materials. Marubeni also plans to support Northvolt's battery sales and jointly develop a battery recycling business. (Source: Marubeni, Reuters, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: NorthVolt AB, Peter Carlsson, CEO,; Marubeni,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marubeni,  Northvolt,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Li-Ion,  Lithium-Ion,  

Valero Snares Peruvian Biofuels Importer Pure Biofuels (M&A)
Valero Energy,Pure Biofuels
Date: 2018-05-16
San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy Corp. subsidiary Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLCT is reporting the acquisition of Lima, Peru-based fuel importer Pure Biofuels del Peru SAC (PBF) from private equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors LP for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition includes refined products terminals and storage capacity in Callao, near Lima. The Callao facility has mooring and unloading systems with Panamax vessel capability.(Source: Valero, Renewables, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Valero Renewable Fuels, Joe Gorder, Pres., (800) 324-8464,; Pure Biofuels, +511 616 9292,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valero Energy,  Pure Biofuels,  Ethanol,  

Stora Enso Announces DuraSense Bio-Plastic (Int'l Report)
Stora Enso
Date: 2018-05-16
Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso is touting DuraSense, a new bio-based alternative to plastic. According to the company, its new DuraSense material -- which is made of wood fibres, polymers and additives -- will help meet market demand for greener plastics.

Stora Enso's bio-composites, which can be reused as a material up to seven times or recycled along with other plastic materials, can be used to make a wide range of goods, from car parts to kitchen utensils and bottle caps.

In 2018, Stora Enso invested €12 in bio-based material production, and claims it will be able to produce 15,000 tpy of DuraSense material at its Hylte Mill in Sweden. (Source: Stora Enso, Business Green, May, 2018) Contact: Stora Enso, Patricia Oddshammar, Head of bio-composites, Juan Carlos Bueno, EVP, +55 11 3065 5223,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Stora Enso,  Bioplastic,  

TUV SUD to Certify Nordex N133/4.8 Wind Turbine (Int'l Report)
TUV SUD ,Nordex
Date: 2018-05-16
Following on our April 30th coverage, TUV SUD reports it will examine, assess and certify the overall design and all key components of Hamburg, Germany-headquartered wind turbine maker Nordex's new N133/4.8 wind turbine.

The certification is aimed at confirming the quality of standard-conforming design a according to TUV SUD. Certification, market launch and serial production of the N133/4.8MW turbine is expected in 2019. The N133/4.8MW turbine is the most powerful machine in Nordex's portfolio. (Source: TUV SUD, Various Media, RE News, May, 2018) Contact: TUV SUD,; Nordex, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 381 6663 3300,

More Low-Carbon Energy News TUV SUD ,  Nordex,  Wind Turbine,  

Saertex Touts Wind Turbine Glass Fabric (New Prod & Tech)
Date: 2018-05-16
Saertex GmbH is reporting development of a light-weight, high strength, unidirectional (UD) glass fibre reinforcement for use in the production of wind turbine rotor blades.

The products tensile strengths is up to 20 pct higher than conventional glass UD fabrics. In addition, the process of laying-up the fabric in the mould without wrinkles is reported to be significantly improved, thereby shortening the lay-up time and reducing costs, according to the company.

(Source: Saertex, NetComposites, May, 2018) Contact: Saertex Gmbh, Saerbeck (Germany) +49 25 74 902 0, (704) 464-5998 – US Office, (704) 464-5922,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wind Blade,  

Paris Climate Accord Cash for Developing Countries Largely Outstanding (Int'l)
Date: 2018-05-16
Paris Climate Accord and other international observer organizations are urging rich countries to stop holding back their climate change financial support to developing countries, after the recently concluded UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting on the Paris Agreement Work Program held between 30 April to 10 May, in Bonn, Germany.

The funding is necessary for countries to develop, asses and improve national plans under the Paris Agreement. Without the timely funding, developing countries under the Paris Agreement will suffer the consequences of climate change induced disasters.

UN climate change talks are slated to resume in Bangkok September 3-8, 2018. (Source: Matangi Tonga Online, May, 2018) Contact: UNFCCC,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Climate Change Mitigation,  UNFCCC,  

CPower Energy Wins East Anglia One Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l)
CPower Energy,ScottishPower Renewables
Date: 2018-05-16
In the UK, Colchester-based wind service and resources specialist CPower Energy reports it has secured a preferred supplier contract to supply commissioning engineers during the construction phase of Belfast-based ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia One, one of the world's largest offshore wind farm projects.

As well as commissioning managers and engineers, CPower Energy is approved to supply engineers for the offshore and onshore substations, wind turbine generators, logistics and supervisory control and data acquisition for the project.

When fully operational in 2020, East Anglia One will supply sufficient power for as many as 600,000 British homes. CPower Energy personnel are expected to start construction work on the project in the next few weeks. (Source: CPower Energy, PR, Insider Media, May, 2018) Contact: CPower Energy, Peter Jorgensen, Managing Dir., +44 (0) 7920854394,,; ScottishPower Renewables,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CPower Energy,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market Research Report 2018 -- Market Insights Report Available (Ind. Report)

Date: 2018-05-16
Market Insights new Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market Research Report 2018 provides a comprehensive analysis of the emerging point of care tests market segments, including their dynamics, size, growth, regulatory requirements, technological trends, competitive landscape, and emerging opportunities for instrument and consumable suppliers. This report also provides market landscape and market share information in the Cellulosic Ethanol market. The report brings together major merger & acquisition, distribution agreement, licensing deals and collaboration deals information in point of care testing market. The report also entails major drivers and challenges of Cellulosic Ethanol market.

The report also examines the technologies, markets and factors influencing the markets for Cellulosic Ethanol. Markets are forecast based on historical activity and current opportunities, technical advances and challenges. The research includes historic data from 2013 to 2017 and forecasts until 2025.

Access Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market Research Report 2018 details HERE. (Source: MarketInsights Reports, May, 2018) Contact: MarketInsightsReports , (704) 266-3234,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic Ethanol,  Biofuel,  

EcoEnergy Insights Touts CORTIX™ Platform (New Prod & Tech)
EcoEnergy Insights
Date: 2018-05-16
EcoEnergy Insights, a provider of analytics-driven energy management and business outcome services, is reporting the launch CORTIX™, an advanced artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) platform that delivers actionable insights to help buildings run smoothly and reduce operational costs and boost efficiency.

CORTIX helps predict future business setbacks that may have unintended costs. It does this by employing advanced machine learning so that as outcomes of its recommendations are fed back in, CORTIX "learns" their effectiveness and uses this information to predict similar situations in the future. The platform is product-agnostic, allowing seamless connections to various building assets regardless of configuration. Currently, CORTIX processes over 150 million records per day in over 2,300 cities worldwide.

EcoEnergy Insights is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. (Source: EcoEnergy Insights, PR, 15 May, 2018) Contact: EcoEnergy Insights, 770-429-3000,,; CORTIX,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  

UNDP Suggests Wrapping Buildings to Cut Heating Costs (Int'l Report)
UNDP,Green Climate Foundation
Date: 2018-05-16
In Yerevan, the Armenian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have launched a joint program to wrap multi-apartment buildings with a special high-tech shell to reduce the cost of heating by 50-60 pct and at the same time cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Climate Foundation has committed $20 million to the project and the Armenian government will in turn provide $9.8 million, according to UNDP Deputy Resident Representative to Armenia Dmitry Maryasin.

Initially the program will not include buildings needing major repairs. The selection of buildings will be carried out on a competitive basis. The UNDP will also cooperate with banks to provide affordable loans to residents . (Source: UNDP, ARKA, 16 May, 2018) Contact: UNDP,; Green Climate Foundation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Foundation,  UNDP,  Energy Efficiency,  

Piraeus Port Authority Working to Cut Carbon Footprint (Int'l)
Sustainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region
Date: 2018-05-16
In Greece, the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) reports it is taking measures to reduce its carbon footprint by effectively reducing its emissions.

The PPA is a partner in the ongoing Sustainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region (SUPAIR) which aims to slash emissions from shipping and onshore port operations through the creation of a transnational network of port authorities working together to develop action plans and commit to actions that will lead to low-carbon and multimodal transport and mobility solutions. (Source: Piraeus Port Authority,PR, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: Piraeus Port Authority, +30 210 4550000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Maritime Emissions,  

National Grid Issues $1Mn Energy Efficiency Rebate (Ind. Report)
National Grid,Rochdale Village
Date: 2018-05-16
National Grid reports it will provide more than $1 million in energy efficiency rebates to the owners of the world's largest housing cooperative, Rochdale Village in Jamaica Queens, New York.

The 120-acre housing co-op includes 20 apartment buildings, a daycare center, three schools, a public library, a business district, two shopping mall and a power plant, saves about 1.3 million therms annually as a result of energy efficiency measures. The co-op is on pace to meet the Big Apple's Carbon Challenge to reduce building emissions by 30 pct by 2025.

Rochdale Village recently completed several energy efficient improvements including, installation of low-flow shower heads in apartments, new roof installations on over 20 structures, and a campus-wide conversion to LED lighting. (Source: National Grid, Energy Insider, 15 May, 2018) Contact: National Grid, Louis Rizzo, Energy Programs Operations,; Rochdale Village,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Rebate,  Energy Efficiency,  Rochdale Village,  

Norway Increases CCS Support (Int'l, Funding)
Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Date: 2018-05-16
In Oslo, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced an additional NOK 80 million ($9.9 million US) funding for 2018 to support studies of CO2 transport, storage and up to two capture facilities.

With the new support, the government's 2018 CCS funding totals NOK 280 million ($34.6 million US) including funds transferred from 2017.

Norway and its state-owned CCS company Gassnova have over the past two years been investigating three potential industrial sites from which to further develop technology with the aim of bringing Europe's first full CCS value chain into operation by 2022. (Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, BG, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Gassnova, Trude Sundset, CEO, , +47 400 05 908,; Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gassnove,  CCS,  Norway CCS,  CO2,  

NYCEEC Co-CEO to Advance Energy Efficiency Financing (Ind. Report)
New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation
Date: 2018-05-16
The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) announced expanded senior leadership today to accelerate its growth and to deliver on its mission to advance energy efficiency and clean energy financing solutions. Board member Curtis Probst has joined Susan Leeds as co-CEO.

The new leadership team will focus on growing NYCEEC's lending platform and new initiatives to build energy efficiency and clean energy financing markets for commercial and multifamily buildings. On the horizon are the launch of C-PACE in New York City, the strategic expansion of NYCEEC's loan originations to an eight-state region including New York State, and continued innovation in support of critical initiatives such as net-zero affordable housing renovations through RetrofitNY.

NYCEEC is a non-profit finance company that provides loans and financing solutions for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. NYCEEC has financed over $135 million of energy efficiency and clean energy projects across hundreds of buildings and nearly 5,000 affordable housing units. (Source: NYCEEC, PR, PRNewswire, 15 May, 2018) Contact: NYCEEC, Susan Leeds, CEO, Posie Constable, Director of Business Development, Posie Constable, Head of Business Development, (646) 797-4630,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation,  Energy Efficiency ,  

Indian Cabinet Expands National Biofuel Policy (Int'l)
India Biofuel
Date: 2018-05-16
A meeting of the Indian Government Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a new National Policy on Biofuels . The new policy categorises biofuels as First Generation (1G), which produce bio-ethanol from molasses and bio-diesel from non-edible oilseeds, and Second Generation (2G) ethanol which can be produced from municipal solid waste and Third Generation (3G) fuels like bio-CNG. Till now only 1G ethanol produced from sugarcane was permitted to be mixed in petrol.

The newly approved Policy expands the scope of raw material for ethanol production by allowing use of sugarcane juice, sugar containing materials like sugar beet, sweet sorghum, starch containing materials like corn, cassava, damaged food grains like wheat and broken rice, and rotten potatoes. It also permits use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee. The policy also encourages setting up of supply chain mechanisms for biodiesel production from non-edible oilseeds, used cooking oil and short gestation crops.

Download the full National Policy on Biofuels HERE. (Source: Press Trust of India, 18 May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Ethanol,  Biodiesel,  

CarbonCure, Roberts Oxygen Offer CO2 Utilization Solution (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-05-16
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-headquartered CarbonCure reports it has teamed up with Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc., an independent distributor of compressed industrial gases, to provide a complete solution for innovative carbon dioxide utilization for the concrete industry in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

CarbonCure Technology recycles CO2 in order to improve the compressive strength of concrete and enable ready mix concrete producers to realize manufacturing cost savings while reducing their carbon footprint.

With 47 locations in 9 states, Roberts Oxygen is the sole preferred supplier of CO2 for concrete producers who install the CarbonCure technology at concrete plants in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. (Source: CarbonCure, PR, 15 May, 2019)Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Viven, CEO, (902) 442-4020,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure ,  CO2,  

Grants for peatland restoration awarded
Date: 2018-05-15
Defra has given £10m to help restore more than 6,500ha of England's peatlands. The new funding will help deliver commitments in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan to create a framework for peat restoration in England. The total area of 6,580 hectares of upland and lowland peatlands that these grants will support work on is equivalent to 10,613 football pitches. The work will be delivered through four local partnership projects.. This work will abate and store an estimated 23,000 tonnes of carbon per year. A panel of experts and Defra officials assessed the projects and awarded the funding based on the potential for carbon abatement. Defra has allocated a total of £10 million between the four projects. The North of England Peat Partnership led by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will restore 394 ha of lowland raised bog and 1679 ha of blanket bog across 21 peatland sites in the north of England. Dr Tim Thom, Peat Programme Manager at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, (Source: Horticulture Week, May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Peat news,  Carbon Emissions news,  Climate Change news,  

Trichy Corp. Studying MSU Biogas Plant Options (Int'l Report)
Trichy Corp
Date: 2018-05-14
In India, the municipal Trichy Corporation is reporting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) for a detailed project feasibility report for the construction of a 100 tpd compressed biogas bottling plant. The plant would use organic municipal solid waste (MSW) to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) that could be used as alternate fuel for transportation of cooking purposes.

If constructed, the facility could produce 4,143.75 kg of methane gas and as many as 300 CNG cylinders per day. (Source: Trichy Corporation, Times of India, 14 May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News MSW,  Municipal Solid Waste,  Biogas,  CNG,  

Cornell Tech Solar Installation Design Selected for Intersolar Smarter E Award (Ind. Report)
Cornell Tech
Date: 2018-05-14
EnterSolar reports its Getting to Net Zero: A Custom Designed Solar Installation for Cornell Tech has been selected as finalist for the smarter E Award for Outstanding Project. EnterSolar, the project's developer, worked with panel manufacturer Solaria to deploy 2,300 PowerXT® modules across two buildings on the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The 900kW worth of solar modules help advance Cornell Tech's quest to realize a Net Zero Energy campus by delivering high energy yield, cost competitiveness and outstanding performance.

The Cornell Tech campus features innovative architectural designs that leverage green building strategies including high performance solar technology to maximize energy efficiency with a net zero energy aspiration.

The smarter E AWARD is given in the two categories: Smart Renewable Energy and Outstanding Projects, in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation. (Source: Cornell Tech, Solaria, altenergymag, 7 May, 2018) Contact: E Award, Solaria, Suvi Sharma, CEO, www.solaria, com; Cornell Tech,; EnterSolar, (888) 225-0270,

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EC Seeks Heavy-Truck Carbon Emissions Cuts (Int'l Report)
European Commission
Date: 2018-05-14
In Brussels, the European Commission (EC) will reportedly vote this week on a plan to cut heavy-duty trucks' carbon dioxide emissions by 15 pct by 2025 and 30 pct by 2030. The proposals will offer incentives to encourage truckmakers to manufacture zero-emission vehicles but will not include mandatory production targets. The goals can be reassessed in 2022 in light of progress and technological developments. The European Parliament and national governments will need to approve the new rules, which are in line with an EC proposal for passenger vehicles made in November.

If the heave-duty truck proposals are approved it will be the first time the EU has set binding limits for heavy-duty vehicles' carbon dioxide emissions. Europe approved CO2 limits for passenger vehicles in 2009 and light commercial vehicles in 2011, which came into force in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

Trucks comprise about 5 pct of the vehicles on EU roads but generate nearly 25 pct of emissions, making them an important target of the 28-member trading bloc's carbon reduction efforts. (Source: Financial Times, 12 May, 2018) The EU committed in the Paris climate accord to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030. (Source: EC, Financial Post, Various Media, May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Transportation Emissions,  Vehicle Emissions,  

GE Exceeds 40 GW North American Wind Capacity (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-05-14
GE Renewable Energy reports it would not only add 470 MW worth of new capacity in Iowa with the construction of the English Farms and Upland Prairie wind farms, but that the company had now installed over 40 GW worth of wind capacity in North America. The Upland Prairie wind farm is expected to be commissioned in late 2018 and early 2019, while the English Farms site is expected to be commissioned in early 2019.

The new two new wind farms will incorporate a mixture of GE's proven 2 MW platform of wind turbines -- including the 2.3-116, the 2.5-116 and GE's newly introduced 2.5-127 turbines. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, May, 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

Buildings Could Account for 20 pct of NZ's Carbon Footprint (Int'l)
New Zealand Green Building Council
Date: 2018-05-14
A report from the sustainability consultants thinkstep for the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) notes that buildings could be the source of 20 pct of New Zealand's carbon pollution, which contributes "significantly" to climate change.

According to the report, previous estimates, including a recent report by the Productivity Commission, suggested that buildings were responsible for roughly 5 pct of emissions or less. The new report, however, found buildings could amount to 20 pct of New Zealand's carbon footprint when considering their lifetime "embodied" emissions.

The thinkstep report arrived at the larger figure for the climate emissions of buildings than previous studies using a methodology that allocated emissions to a sector at the point of consumption, rather than production, and because it considers the entire life cycle of buildings, including the extraction of raw materials, material production, the electricity and energy use of the building, and the treatment of construction waste. (Source: New Zealand Green Building Council, NZ Herald, 14 May, 2018) Contact: thinkstep, New Zealand Green Building Council, +64 9 379 3996,; thinkstep, Jeff Vickers, +49 711 34 18 17 0,

More Low-Carbon Energy News New Zealand Green Building Council,  Green Building,  Carbon Emissions,  

Enova Completes Mall of the Emirates Solar Installation (Int'l)
Date: 2018-05-14
In Dubai, UAE commercial developer Majid Al Futtaim is reporting the commissioning of phase one of the Mall of the Emirates' solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. The facility incorporates 7,291 pv panels fitted to 1,068 carports and has a generation capacity of 3 GWh. Renewable energy and project manager Enova by Veolia oversaw the installation.

The project is part of Majid Al Futtaim's Shopping Malls business unit plan to install solar PV to power three of its shopping malls by 2018. The objective is to source a minimum of 7.5 pct of energy use on site via renewable energy at all new developments and a minimum of 5 pct in existing buildings. (Source: ME Construction News, 13 May, 2018) Contact: Enova by Veolia, Anne Le Guennec, CEO, +971 (0) 420 38111,; Majid Al Futtaim,

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Residential Energy Efficiency Technologies Market $124.2Bn 2022, says Report (Ind. Report)
Energy Efficiency
Date: 2018-05-14
According to a recently released ResearchMoz report, global markets for residential energy efficiency technologies increased from $89.4 billion in 2016 to an estimated $96.8 billion in 2017. Markets will advance to $124.2 billion by 2022, for an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1 pct.. Differential growth rates in the building envelope and lighting category will combine to drive markets from $62.4 billion in 2017 to $72.2 billion in 2022, for a CAGR of 3.0 pct.

Individual technologies considered in the report include: energy-efficient HVAC, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat PumpWater Heaters, LED lighting, Weather Barriers and Efficient Insulation, Low Emissivity Windows andWindow Barriers, Efficient Thermostats, and Smart Home Automation. Market breakdowns are also presented by global regions and select countries: the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Rest of Europe, China, Japan,India, and Rest of Asia.

The report Includes: 50 data tables and 59 additional tables; an overview of energy-efficient technologies for global residential markets; analyses of market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022; information on residential buildings, including single-family dwellings, duplexes and multifamily complexes; ;details concerning various available residential energy-efficiency technologies and projects; an overview of industry activity within the residential energy-efficiency technologies market; and profiles of major players in the industry.

Report sample and details are HERE. (Source: ResearchMoz, May, 2018) Contact: ResearchMoz, Nachiket Ghumare, (866) 997-4948,,

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Landfill Energy Expert to Lead Fortistar RNG Development Strategy (Ind. Report)
Fortistar, LLC
Date: 2018-05-14
In the Empire State, White Plains-based Fortistar, LLC, a sustainability-focused private company helping to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon economy, is reporting David Unger, former Director of Renewable Energy at Waste Management, has joined Fortistar as the Senior VP responsible for developing renewable natural gas (RNG) projects.

RNG is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to geological natural gas, and can be used as a transportation fuel in natural gas vehicles and trucks.

Fortistar is an opportunity-oriented, private investment and energy asset management firm focused on lower carbon energy operations, financing and development. Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating companies in the US and Canada that support the transition to a low carbon economy. These companies include cogeneration facilities; waste-heat recovery power plants; compressed natural gas fueling stations; landfill power plants; projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. Our portfolio of associated companies includes Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, accoreding to Fortistar. (Source: Fortistar, PR, Citzens Tribune, 14 May, 2018) Contact: Fortistar, Mark Comora, Pres., (914) 421-4900,,

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Power Ledger Partners in Aussie Smart City Initiative (Int'l)
Power Ledger
Date: 2018-05-14
In the Land Down Under, peer-to-peer renewable energy marketplace provider Power Ledger is inviting the residents of Fremantle, Western Australia to become part of the RENeW Nexus Smart Cities and Suburbs Project to aggregate both renewable energy production and rainwater collections of individual households into a wider smart city infrastructure.

The RENeW Nexus initative is supported by Power Ledger, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Synergy, Landcorp, Western Power, the City of Fremantle, and the Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

Program participants will receive a WiFi metering device to remotely track data of both production and consumption of energy and water. The collated data will be analyzed to find the best way to achieve an interconnected infrastructure of future smart cities that are able to utilize distributed renewable energy and alternative water systems. (Source: Power Ledger, PR, ICOExaminer, May, 2018) Contact: Power Ledger, +61 8 9322 6659,; City of Freemantle, www./

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RENEW Wisconsin Incentive Program Funded Through 2022 (Funding)
RENEW Wisconsin
Date: 2018-05-14
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin reports it plans to allocate approximately $5.5 million in incentives per year for 2019 through 2022 to RENEW Wisconsin's Focus on Energy renewable energy programs. This level of funding is expected incentivize approximately 2,000 homes and perhaps 600 or more businesses and nonprofits over the next four years.

Focus on Energy delivers incentives and education to help utility customers cut energy consumption and save money through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and projects.

Specifically, the commission recommendations included:

  • Allocated approximately $5.5 million per year for renewable energy incentives for 2019-2022.
  • Established that four sub-markets will be served: residential, small business, mid-sized business, and larger business projects. The mid-sized business program will be new for 2019. Nonprofits and local governments fall into the "business" categories as well;
  • Allows flexibility to meet market demand in these four sub-markets;
  • The residential and small business programs will continue to be first-come, first-serve programs. The mid-sized business and large business programs will start out being run through a request-for-proposal process;
  • A study being conducted on the renewable energy programs may inform improvements to the program when it is completed;
  • Opportunities to support rural and agricultural communities using $5 million in unspent funds will be explored, with a staff memorandum on possible options to be developed by July 1. (Source: RENEW Wisconsin, Milwaukee Independent, 13 May, 2018) Contact: RENEW Wisconsin, Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, (608) 255-4044,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RENEW Wisconsin,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  

  • China's Renewable Power Generation Rising (Int'l Report)
    China National Development and Reform Commission
    Date: 2018-05-14
    In Beijing, China's National Bureau of Statistics is reporting China's major power plants generated 528.34 billion kWh of power in March, up 2.1 pct year on year.

    Electricity generated by wind and solar farms in March saw strong year-on-year growth of 30.6 pct and 27.9 pct, generating 30.57 billion kWh and 7.8 billion kWh, respectively. China has been promoting renewable energy such as wind and solar power in recent years to cope with pollution and boost growth quality.

    Overall, China's power generation rose 10 pct year on year in the first quarter of 2018. China's total electricity consumption was 532.5 billion kWh in March, up 3.6 pct from a year earlier, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. (Source: China National Development and Reform Commission, Xinhua, 13 May, 2018) )Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Development and Reform Commission,  Renewable Energy,  

    DEWA, GBCI Ink Dubai Green Building, Energy Efficiency MoU (Int'l)
    Green Business Certification Inc
    Date: 2018-05-14
    In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Washington, DC-headquartered Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), an independent organization that recognizes excellence in green business industry performance and practice in 160 countries.

    Under the MoU, the two organizations will collaborate on building energy efficiency and related issues using the US Green Building Council's LEED Platinum certification standards and programs.

    The MoU supports DEWA's efforts to achieve the Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce electricity and water use by 30 pct by 2030, and the Carbon Abatement Strategy to cut carbon emissions by 16 pct by 2021. (Source: DEWA, Dubai Government Media Office, 13 May, 2018) Contact: Green Business Certification Inc.,; Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971 4 601 9999,; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC,  Green Business Certification Inc.,  DEWA,  USGBC,  LEED Certification,  

    BP Report Outlines Emissions Cutting Efforts (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-05-14
    London-based petroleum fuels and energy giant BP notes it hopes to attain zero net growth in operational emissions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5 million tons by 2025.

    BP, which runs the BP Whiting Refinery on the Lake Michigan shoreline, also seeks to target a methane intensity of 0.2 pct going forward. To that end, BP recently installed flare gas recovery systems to reduce flaring at its refineries to zero by 2030. The company also wants to cut methane emissions and improve energy efficiency, which would account for 40 pct of emissions reductions BP strives toward. BP is also investing in 20 different carbon-neutral products, natural gas, biofuels, wind, solar, a more lightweight concrete and startups working toward lower-carbon energy. According to its recently released Advancing the Energy Transition Report BP aims to provide lower-emissions gasoline, develop lower-carbon fuels and expand its lower-carbon business in which it is investing $500 million per year.

    Download the BP Advancing the Energy Transition Report HERE. (Source: BP, NWI,May, 2018) Contact: BP,

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    Partners Developing Carbon-Free Aluminium Smelting (Ind. Report)
    Apple, RioTinto,Alcoa
    Date: 2018-05-14
    In Canada, IT giant Apple Inc. reports it is partnering with aluminium producers Alcoa Corp. and Rio Tinto Group to develop a new aluminum-making process that eliminates greenhouse gas emissions.

    The partnership, which will receive initial funding of $188 million (Cdn) ($US147 million), will be based in Montreal and have a research facility in Quebec's Saguenay region. Apple will invest $10 million in the project while Alcoa and Rio-Tino will invest $43 million between them. The Governments of Canada and the Province of Quebec will add an additional $94 million.

    The GHG emission reduction will be achieved by the replacement of a carbon anode -- which is normally burnt during the smelting process -- with an "advanced conductive material" that releases oxygen rather than carbon dioxide. The technology is still in development but expected to be available in 2024.

    (Source: Apple, Financial Post, Others, 10 May, 2018) Contact: Rio Tinto Canada,; Alcoa,; Apple,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  GHG Emissions,  Apple,  Alcoa,  RioTinto ,  

    2017 Global Biodiesel Industry Research Report -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2018-05-14
    The Market Desk 2017 Global Biodiesel Industry Research Report presents key information on the market status of biodiesel manufacturers and is a valuable Biodiesel industry resource.

    The report details the biodiesel industry by type -- Rapeseed Oil Based Feedstock, Soybean Oil Based Feedstock, Waste and Residues Based Feedstock -- and by application -- Industrial Fuels, Transportation Fuels, and Chemical Industry. Similarly, within the report, the Biodiesel market is analyzed for rate, value and gross. those three factors are analyzed for sorts, companies, and regions. In continuation of this statistics, sale rate is for numerous kinds, applications and area is likewise included.

    The report also details biodiesel industry key companies including product details, potential, rate, value, gross consumption, and sales. Biodiesel market investors and vendors evaluation are given along with details on material and equipment providers.

    Report details are HERE. A PDF report sample is available HERE. {Source: Market Desk, Expert Consulting, 14 May, 2018) Contact: Market Desk,

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    Doosan Confirms SK E&S Energy Storage Contract (Int'l Report)
    Doosan Heavy Industries, SK E&S
    Date: 2018-05-14
    In South Korea, Seoul-headquartered Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is confirming receipt of orders for energy storage projects including a supply deal with deal from clean energy and solution provider SK E&S.

    Doosan did not release contract details but noted it will supply a 70 mWh capacity ESS for set-up in September. SK E&S will maintain and operate the facility.

    Globally, the energy storage market is projected to hit $3.9 billion in 2019 and surge to $8.2 billion in 2024. (Source: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Yonlap, 13 May, 2018) Contact: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction,; SK E&S, +82-2-2121-3114,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SK E&S,  Doosan Heavy Industries,  Energy Storage,  

    SCS Engineers Provide Alaska Landfill Gas Management (Ind. Report)
    SCS Engineers
    Date: 2018-05-14
    Long Beach, California-headquartered CS Engineers and SCS Field Services report receipt of a contract from the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, (MOA) Solid Waste Services Department. SCS will provide landfill gas management support services at the Anchorage regional landfill, as well as three closed municipal landfill sites.

    Under the contract, SCS will monitor buildings and perimeter probes, landfill gas analysis, regulatory monitoring, reporting and report support, landfill gas collection and field support and coordination with regulatory agencies. (Source: SCS Engineers, Waste360, 14 May,2018) Contact: SCS Engineers, (562) 427-0805,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SCS Engineers,  Landfill Gas,  

    First Solar Confirms Aussie Solar Farm Financial Closure (Int'l)
    First Solar
    Date: 2018-05-14
    In the Land Down Under, First Solar reports it has closed in financing for the 87MW Beryl Solar Farm in New South Wales. Beryl is one of the largest solar projects in the state to reach financial close.

    Steven Jackson, First Solar's VP of Asia Pacific, said the Beryl project will be one of the first to use the company's new Series 6 thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules. (This means), the Beryl Solar Farm will maximize the energy produced from the site and deliver a lower levelized cost of electricity, Jackson added.

    With a nameplate capacity of up to 445W and 18 pct efficiency, First Solar Series 6 modules are the highest power PV module available for large-scale solar projects.

    The Beryl project will also use single axis tracking technology and Ingeteam inverters. (Source: First Solar, May, 2018)Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  

    Global Bioenergies Consortium Isobutene Demo Funded (Int'l, Funding)
    Global Bioenergies,SkyNRG,Neste
    Date: 2018-05-14
    Evry, France-based Global Bioenergies and an 11 member industrial consortium including Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol and SkyNRG are reporting receipt of EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene from softwood residue derivatives for use in gasoline and jetfuel. The 3-year, €19.7 million project received EU grant funding totaling €13.9 million, €5.7 million of which went to project coordinator Global Bioenergies

    With an estimated forestry residues potential of about 145 million tpy, the European Union has the potential to support the deployment of hundreds of such biorefineries.

    Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation. The Company initially focused on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and other applications, according to the company. (Source: Global Bioenergies, PR GlobeNewswire, 14 May, 2018) Contact: Global Bioenergies, Marc Delcourt, CEO, +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Bioenergies,  Neste,  Isobutene,  SkyNRG,  Aviation Biofuel,  Woody Biomass,  

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