HEP has been developed as a direct result of EEG's two decades of extensive experience working with the hospitality industry internationally, helping them reduce their utility expenses and ecological footprint. This unique SaaS (software as a service), accessible from any browser on any device, offers : A Configurable Dashboard ; Advanced Utilities Analytics Module; Reports and Alerts; Knowledgebase/Technical Library; Projects Management Module ; and An internal Forum - driving inter communication between all users on energy and utilities optimisation topics The HEP includes complex tariff structures for every utility, endless submetering possibilities, ease of data upload through connectable sheets, a strong analytics engine to cope with Big Data and a 360° utilities management programme lifecycle.
EEG boasts a portfolio in the global hospitality industry includes more than 250 properties in 23 countries.
EEG covers the whole lifecycle of an energy efficiency program from the energy audit to the project Implementation and the measurement verification. (Source: EEG, Hospitality Net, 23 Oct., 2017)
Contact: EEG, Ronald Diab, Managing Director ,
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The ICAO Secretariat's proposal intended to see 128 million tpy of biofuels use in plane engines by 2040, rising to 285 million tpy -- half of all aviation fuel -- by 2050. By comparison, some 82 million tons of biofuels are currently used annually in transport worldwide. The Secretariat's proposal would have led to an major expansion in biofuel production and would have accelerated the expansion of industrial palm oil. Although Airlines would like to see increased use of biofuel , such an expansion would lead to hundreds of millions of hectares of land being deforested or shifted from food to biofuel production.
(Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, Various Other Media, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: ICAO, www.icao.int
According to a Statoil statement, existing fixed turbines were only best for water depths of 20 to 50 meters. The new floating design is suitable for water depths of 100 meters or more where average wind speeds are often around 10 meters per second.
(Source: Statoil, Inquirer, 22 Oct., 2017) Contact: Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy, www.masdar.ae; Statoil, Irene Rummelhoff, Exec VP New Energy Ventures, Stephen Bull, Snr, VP, Offshore Wind, Leif Delp, Hywind Project Dir., +47 51 99 00 00, www.statoil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind, Offshore Wind, Wind, Statoil, Mardar,
The center's work will identify the enzymes and computationally predict biosynthetic pathways within clostridia that are necessary to produce biofuels, develop a technology platform for accelerating testing and pinpoint which iterations produce the highest yields, then demonstrate a Biosystems design approach to engineer clostridia for improved production of next-generation biofuels and bioproducts. (Source: Northwestern University Center for Synthetic Biology, Oct., 2017) Contact:
Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology, syntheticbiology.northwestern.edu;
LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com; ORNL Center for Bioenergy Innovation, (865) 576-8141, www.ornl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biochemical, LanzaTech, ORNL, ,
In May, the CEMEX Victorville Cement Plant was one of four CEMEX cement plants to achieve U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for 2017. Other CEMEX operations in Southern California have recently been recognized for their commitment to energy conservation. Terminals located in La Mirada and San Diego, Calif., also achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry for reducing their energy consumption by more than 10 percent. (Source: CEMEX, PR, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: CEMEX USA Ignacio Madridejos, Pres., Matt Wild, VP Logistics, Megan Lawrence, (713) 722-1799, www.cemexusa.com; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency, SCE, CEMEX,
The lease provides for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery using patented and proprietary process technologies developed by Aemetis, Lanzatech, and InEnTec to convert waste orchard wood and nutshells which are presently burned,into low carbon cellulosic ethanol. Aemetis plans to produce more than 10 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol annually to help meet cellulosic ethanol production requirements under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard and the increasing demand for low carbon biofuels under California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The current market price of cellulosic ethanol sold in California is estimated to be more than $4.50 per gallon, approximately $3.00 per gallon more than conventional ethanol.
The existing Aemetis biorefinery in Keyes, California produces more than 60 million gpy of ethanol. The company plans to construct multiple phases of cellulosic ethanol production and add more than 40 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol capacity at its Riverbank, CA site.
(Source: : Aemetis, Inc. , BayStreet.ca, Oct. 18, 2017) Contact: Aemetis,
Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Biofuel,
Novomer Inc. is commercializing a family of high-performance, cost-effective, environmentally responsible polymers and chemicals based on proprietary catalyst technology. Novomer's synthetic chemistry technology allows bio-based feedstocks such as ethanol to be combined with carbon monoxide to produce chemicals and performance materials for various industrial applications.
(Source: Novomer, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: Novomer, Jim Mahoney, CEO, (781) 419-9860, www.novomer.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Novomer, Biochemical,
reportedly said "The administration essentially had no choice but to relent because Iowa senators were threatening to hold nominees hostage until they got their way," Stephen Brown, Head of federal affairs for petroleum refining company Andeaver, reportedly said. According to Iowa senator Chuck Grassley (R), was a matter of the president keeping his campaign promise.
(Source: Bloomberg, Various Media, AXIOS, 19 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EPA , Scott Pruitt, RFS, Ethanol Blend, Ethanol,
In this new announcement, the EBRD is financing 16 new solar power plants totaling 750 MW in Egypt including the 1.8 GW Benban solar site -- the largest solar installation on the African continent. The EBRD has also financed two recently completed Serbian wind projects totaling 300 MW.
EBRD investments over the last decade have focused increasingly on sustainable energy in support of climate finance. The EBRD is well on the way to meeting commitments made in the run up to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement of dedicating 40 pct of its total annual investments to green finance by 2020, the Bank says.
(Source: EBRD, New Europe Online/KG, 18 Oct., 2017)
Contact: EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Under the four-year contract Tetra Tech will provide technical services, including conducting pilot studies for the scaling up of renewable energy projects, developing innovative approaches to increase the integration of sustainable energy grid connections, and developing regulations to promote increased investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
The USAID initiative aims to support the transition to low emission, climate resilient economies and boost each nations' ability to meet, track and develop more ambitious commitments to greenhouse gas emissions reductions. (Source: TetraTech, PR, USAID, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: TetraTech,
Dan Batrack, CEO, (626) 351-4664, email@example.com, www.tetratech.com;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tetra Tech, Clean Energy, USAID, Renewable Energy, Climate Change,
Most of the region's energy savings, 44 pct, was in residences; 33 pct was in commercial buildings; and 20 pct in industrial buildings. Agricultural efficiency improvements contributed 3 percent to the total, and there were smaller amounts in low-income housing and utility system efficiency improvements. Of the total residential and commercial savings, 65 pct, came from improved lighting efficiency, predominantly LEDs.
The 2016 total included 222 average megawatts in savings through utility efficiency programs and 53 average megawatts in savings through programs and projects of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which works to bring energy-savings technologies, energy-efficient lights and appliances to the marketplace.
Savings from investor-owned utilities and the Energy Trust of Oregon accounted for half of the region's energy savings. Publicly owned utilities contributed 25 pct of the total, and NEEA contributed 19 pct. (Source: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, KZTV, 17 Oct., 2017] Contact: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, www.nwcouncil.org; Energy Trust of Oregon, (503)493-8888, www.energytrust.org/upgrades/financing
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Energy Efficiency, ,
The center will research guayule and guar, perennial desert shrubs that produce natural rubber and organic resins, as potential feedstocks for developing biofuel and high-value bioproducts such as rubber, polysaccharide and resin. Bridgestone Americas, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, New Mexico State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Servic are partnering in the research project.
(Source: University of Arizona Research, Discovery and Innovation,
Oct. 16, 2017) Contact: University of Arizona, Institute for Energy Solutions, Kimberly Ogden, Dir.,
(520) 621-2211, https://energy.arizona.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Arizona, Biofuel, Biofuel Feedstock, Bioproducts, Biochemical,
In addition to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, in 2014 De Blasio launched the 80X50 Initiative that would remove 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the city by 2030.
(Source: City of New York, Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Various Media, 19 Oct., 2017) Contact: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bill de Blasio, 80X50, Carbon Emissions, GHGs, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
Qualifying projects must use animal waste, through any proven process, to generate electricity, reduce the volume of animal waste, and address the use of the byproduct.
The AWE Grant Program is open to all businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in Maryland. Applications are due by February 28, 2018. (Source: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program,
Bergeson & Campbell, Various Media, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program, (410) 537-4000, energy.maryland.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste-to-Energy,
The chemical sector is responsible for an eighth of global industrial CO2 emissions. Despite the industry's ability to innovate on low carbon, it will struggle to fully de-carbonize if it doesn't make rapid and significant changes to its own highly polluting processes, the CDP report claims. The CDP report notes that the sector is still providing climate change solutions on the product side and is profiting from the low carbon transition, with around 20 pct of revenues coming from these products. representing close to $83 billion in revenues.
Download an executive summary of the CDP Catalyst for Change report HERE. (Source: CDP. Sustainable Brands,, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: CDP, Paul Simpson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3818 3946, www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News CDP, Paris Climate Agreement, Paris Climate Accord, CDP,
ALUR's research suggests the use of biodiesel as a substitute for oil based diesel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 70 pct and bioethanol reduces emissions by 66 pct.
According to the government statement, the results show that Uruguay is on target to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitment of a 15 pct reduction in the consumption of petroleum-derived fuels in transport.
(Source: ALUR, Biofuels Int'l, Various Media , Oct., 2017) Contact: Alcoholes de Uruguay,
Dario Rodriguez, R&D, (598) 2309 02 42 / 46 int. 2000, www.alur.com.uy
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions, Biofuels, Bioethanol, Ethanol,
"What's most frustrating is it appears that EPA has not bothered to look at the facts we've put before them in our formal comments on the original proposal for the RFS -- facts that support higher volumes of biodiesel and other advanced biofuels. This is not the first year the biodiesel industry has been without the tax credit, or the first year there's been uncertainty in the biodiesel industry. But every year we have prevailed, providing volumes above and beyond the requirements,"
NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen said.
(Source: National Biodiesel Board , October 16, 2017)Contact: NBB, Donnell Rehagen, CEO, (800) 841-5849, www.biodiesel.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Biodiesel Board, RFSBiodiesel,
To qualify for compliance with the RFS program, any new production above the grandfathered gallons must meet a 20 pct greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold when compared to the program's gasoline baseline. The efficient producer pathway petition process is designed to aid ethanol plants in gaining pathway approval for expanded production above those grandfathered volumes.
According to documents published by the EPA, The Andersons Marathon Ethanol plant achieves a greenhouse gas reduction of 22.5 percent when compared to baseline gasoline. A typical natural gas-fired dry mill ethanol plant that produces 100 percent dry distillers grains achieves a 16.8 percent GHG reduction when compared to the gasoline baseline.
(Source: EPA, Ethanol Producer, Various Media, 13 Oct. 2017)Contact: The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.andersonsinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RINs, RFS, The Andersons, Ethanol, Marathon Ethanol,
Down load The Clean Growth Strategy -- Leading the way to a Low Carbon Future HERE. (Source: UK Gov., Seeking Alpha, Various Other Media, 16 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
Verdigris is an end-to-end energy management solution for commercial facilities that combines hardware, software, and AI to deliver data and analytics about building operations. The platform includes hardware consisting of 42 non-intrusive, snap-on current transducers (CT) in a daisy chain connected to a hardware bud. The hardware connects to a cloud-based analytics tool through 4G or Wi-Fi.
The Verdigris API, which enables third-party applications and systems to retrieve collected data, can be used by developers to create a dashboard that shows energy usage, power quality, and equipment health in real time. The initial set of APIs includes an Energy API to access energy consumption data (increments are minutes, quarter hourly, hourly, and daily), a Forecasting API to forecast building electrical demand based on historical data, and a Disaggregation API to track device-level energy usage from a single circuit. The company plans on releasing additional APIs in Q4 including a Voltage API, a Power Factor API, and a Power Quality API.
(Source: Verdigris, Programable Web, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Verdigris, Mark Chung, CEO, www.verdigris.co
More Low-Carbon Energy News Verdigris, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The primary partner for the CHEER initiative is Woodbridge-based New England Conservation Services, (NECS) which conducts energy audits and helps connect owners and renters.
NECS partners with HES, which offers energy efficiency funding from the state and performs energy efficiency assessments and other related core services.
(Source: City of Middletown, New England Conservation Services, Middletown Press, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Middletown, www.cityofmiddletown.com; New England Conservation Services, www.
neconserves.com; SunLight Solar, www.sunlightsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Incentives,
In 2018, energy-related CO2 emissions are projected to increase for all three fossil fuels, petroleum, natural gas and coal, totaling 111 million metric tons of additional CO2 emissions.
The EIA expects electric power generation from coal- and natural gas-fired sources to rise by a combined 97 billion kWh. The agency also predicts CO2 emissions from coal to increase by 28 million metric tons and that CO2 emissions from natural gas will increase by 29 million metric tons, which combined makes up 52 pct of the forecasted increased in energy-related emissions for 2018. (Source; EIA, Other, Oct., 2017)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Energy Information Administration, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Climate Change,
The 860 megawatts capacity Triton Knoll is due to go live in 2021 and is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 800,000 UK households.
(Source: Innogy, Economic Times, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Toennesen, CEO, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com;
RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com
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b.ventus handles everything from installation to operations, maintain and, if necessary, repair. According to E.ON, a customer's average ROI is about six years. (Source: E.ON, PR, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: E.ON, b.ventus, https://eon-agile.com/startups/b-ventus; b.ventus, www.bventus.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News E.ON, Wind,
The cleantech firm claims its patented new metaSOLAR cells are 70 pct thinner than those presently available and can collect and utilize light from all directions and perform at a higher efficiency than competing products.
(Source: SDTC, Metamaterial Technologies, CleanTech Canada, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Metamaterial Technologies, George Palikaras,CEO, (902) 482-5729, www.metamaterial.com; Sustainable Development Technology Canada, www.sdtc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sola, Thin Film Solar, Solar Cell, SDTC,
Beginning in 2018,
the World Bank will report in its Corporate Scorecard aggregate GHG emissions from its investment projects in key sectors, including $11 billion invested in renewable energy and $4.5 billion in energy efficiency in the past five years. The World Bank is also taking steps to measure its clients' exposure to coal, and was "evaluating options to work with these clients to move toward more renewable energy options." noting that in In 2018 the bank tripled its climate change commitments through financial institutions to $1.4 billion.
(Source: World Bank, DEVEX, 14 October 2017) Contact: World Bank IFC, www.ifc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank, GHGs, Carbon Emissions,
A carbon-offset agreement reached a year ago by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) calls for a worldwide reduction in commercial aviation emissions to 50 pct of 2005 levels by 2050.
Airlines whose emissions rise above 2020 levels would have to purchase carbon-offset credits, under the ICAO agreement. (Source: Qantas, Travel Weekly, 15 Oct., 2017) Contact: Qantas, +61 02 9691 3636, www.qantas.com; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, email@example.com, www.icao.int; SG Preston, www.sgpreston.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ICAO, Qantas, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel, SG Preston,
According an ARPA/E release. "By further developing this untapped resource, the U.S. could eventually produce enough seaweed to handle as much as 10 percent of our demand for transportation fuel. The group estimates the U.S could produce at least 500 million dry metric tpy of macroalgae which could yield about 2.7 quadrillion thermal units of liquid fuel.
Kodiak College, in collaboration with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, will investigate cost-effective ways to grow, harvest and transport large amounts of sugar kelp based on technologies applied in the fishing industry. (Source: DOE ARPA/E, SitNews, Oct., 2017) Contact: US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
University of Alaska, Prof. Michael Stekoll, 796-6279,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Seaweed, Biofuel, US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy,
According to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA),
the proposed legislation is expected to be a blow for utilities Engie , RWE AG and Uniper SE (FRA:UN01), which brought 3 new coal-fired power plants on line in 2015.
The Netherlands aims to source 14 pct of its energy mix from renewables by 2020 and reduce to 16 pct the share of emissions in non-Emissions Trading System (ETS) sectors from 2005 levels. (Source: Various Media, Renewables Now, Others, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, Renewable Energy, Renewables,
According to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) , the aviation industry envisions that 2 pct of all international jet fuel will come from sustainable sources by 2025. However, for the industry to meet its goal of halving carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 compared to 2005, much wider deployment of biofuels will be essential. Although five alternative jet fuel pathways from a range of feedstocks have been approved for use in aviation, with more waiting in the wings, the NGOs behind the letter to ICAO believe that only fuels derived from vegetable oils can be scaled up sufficiently.
According to bioenergy campaign group Biofuelwatch, any large-scale use of aviation biofuels made from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) would almost certainly rely on palm oil -- the cheapest type of vegetable oil available in large quantities, and is cheaper to refine to HVO than other types of vegetable oil. The group has described the airline industry's green fuel plans as "a Trojan horse for palm oil." (Source: ATAG, Runway Girl. 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: ATAG, ATAG executive director Michael Gill
Sustainable Aviation Fuels User Group, www.safug.org; Air Transport Action Group, www.atag.org; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, firstname.lastname@example.org, [www.icao.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Transport Action Group, ICAO , Aviation Biofuel, Palm Oil,
Paris already has plans to ban diesel cars by 2024. Accounting for more than 40 pct of the total market, diesel cars have been pointed out as a major source of pollutants and NOx emissions. Since the recent VW "diesel-gate" vehicle emissions scandal, diesel cars have been carefully scrutinized and found to be polluting several dozen times more than allowed.
Paris also plans to promote public transport and make Paris 100 pct CO2-neutral by 2050. (Source: Various Media, DriveMag, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions, NOx Emissions,
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency plan in September but directed the company to change and amend the plan in accordance with the final order in the case.
Ameren's energy efficient plan includes $114 million in annual investments for the next four years in electric and gas efficiency programs. It aims to achieve nearly 9 pct, or 2,502,368 MWhs, in cumulative persisting energy savings by the end of 2021 and includes a goal of 16 pct cumulative persisting savings achieved by 2030. The plan will go into effect in Jan., 2018. (Source: Ameren Illinois, PR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Illinois, www.ameren.com/illinois
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Illinois, Energy Efficiency,
According to the EPA, an average grocery store can leak up to 1,000 pounds per year of refrigerant gas into the atmosphere, contributing to pollution and ozone depletion.
(Source: EPA, Valley News, 8 Oct., 2017)Contact: Hanover Co-op Food Stores, (603) 643-2667; EPA
GreenChill Partnership, www.epa.gov/greenchill
More Low-Carbon Energy News Refridgerant Gas, Carbon Emissions, Emissions Reductions,
EFAF will install and maintain residential, commercial and municipal solar projects throughout the Philippines and will offer a wide range of Ubiquity Energy products including solar cell phone/laptop chargers, portable solar chargers for outdoor use, LIFI bulbs, Solar Air Conditioning/Central Air and others. (Source: Ubiquity Energy, MENAFN, 11 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ubiquity Energy, Michael Tabudlong,
+63-917-716-3438, www.ubiquityenergy.com; EFAF, www.facebook.com/EFAF-Corporation-243268219193934/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Ubiquity Energy ,
The first stage in the process sees CO2 captured from ambient air using Climeworks' DAC technology, which involves a patented filter that binds the CO2 with the moisture in the air. Next, low-grade heat from the geothermal plant is used to release pure C02 which is sequestered 700 meters underground where it reacts with basaltic bedrock and forms solid minerals, creating a permanent storage solution.
Climeworks opened the world's first commercial DAC plant at Hinwil, Switzerland, earler this year. Although that facility's carbon capture capacity is only 900 tpy and Carbfix will sequester only 50 tpy, Climeworks believes the technology can be scaled up.
(Source: Climeworks, The Engineer, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Climeworks, Christoph Gebald, CEO, +41 44 533 2999, www.climeworks.com; Reykjavik Energy Edda Sif Aradottir, CarbFix project leader , www.or.is/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Climeworks, Reykjavik Energy, Carbon Capture,
According to CWP Asset Management, the company behind the Sapphire Wind Farm, foundations for 63 of the 75 turbines have been laid and access roads completed. The project's first turbine is expected to be erected by the end of the month.
(Source: CWP Asset Management, Glen Innes Examiner, 10 Oct., 2017)
Contact: CWP Asset Management, Andrew Houston, Project Manager, +61 (0)2 4013, email@example.com, 4640www.cwprenewables.com.au/asset-management, www.sapphirewindfarm.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia Wind, Wind,
The GGF was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German Development Bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB). It invests in measures designed to cut energy use and CO2 emissions by a minimum of 20 pct in the 19 countries which it covers. (Source: European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, SeeNews, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org;
Green for Growth Fund, www.ggf.lu
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, Energy Efficiency ,
According to Smith, waste cooking oil recycling produces glycerol which, when mixed with salt and water, is relatively unused. Smith explains that their process eliminates salt production and the excess glycerol and water mixture can be fermented to methanol for biodiesel.
(Source: Missouri University of Science and Technology, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Joseph Smith, (573)341-4294,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
The conversion process uses a unique atmospheric-pressure, non-thermal plasma reactor with a water electrode and a low energy input.
The process could be used to convert flared methane from gas in oil and gas wells into valuable liquid fuels and chemicals, which can be easily stored and transported. (Source: University of Liverpool, Biofuels News, Others, Oct., 2017)Contact: University of Liverpool, 011 +44 (0) 151 794 2000, www.liv.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Liverpool , Methane,
Editor's Note In broad strokes, it may be worth noting that fossil fuels -- coal, natural gas and oil -- receive approximately $7.40 for every $1.00 in subsidies paid to the renewables -- wind,solar, bioenergy -- sector, according to the U.S Office of Management and Budget. So where's the unfair edge?
(Source: Scott Pruitt, Various Media, ZME Science, 10 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy SubsidiesRenewables, Wind, Solar, Bioenergy, Scott Pruitt,
The project will offer sub-second responses to keep the national grid stable, maintain a safe frequency and make more efficient use of renewable energy resources. The Blackburn Meadows batteries will also be used to bid into the capacity market.(Source: E.ON, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: E.ON, David Topping, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com; BlackburnMeadows Biomass, www.bdp.com/en/projects/a-e/blackburn-meadows-biomass-plant
More Low-Carbon Energy News E.ON, Energy Storage , Battery,
In addition to its water efficiency, material selection and innovative design, the priMED Mosaic Centre includes: multi-media conference rooms, "huddle" spaces, a 12 meter Living Wall, electric vehicle charging stations, an exterior garden and courtyard and other features.
(Source: primed, Newswire, 10 Oct., 2017
Contact: priMED Medical Products, David Welsh, President and CEO, (780) 497-7600, www.primed.ca; Canada Green Building Council Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification, Green Building, CaGBC,
These combined entries will propose CO2 Solutions' carbon capture technology with the partner's CO2 utilization technology. Hago Energetics' technology converts CO2 from power plants into activated carbon, biochar and renewable fuels using energy from biomass.
Breathe Applied Sciences' technology converts CO2 into methanol and other value added products.
(Source: CO2 Solutions Inc., 10 Oct., 2017)
Contact: Carbon XPRIZE, www.carbon.xprize.org;
CO2 Solutions, Jeremie Lavoie,(418)842-3456, ext. 223, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.co2solutions.com;
Hago Energetics, www.hagoenergetics.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions, Carbon XPRIZE,
The project is the culmination of a 15-month partnership between Geneva Airport, Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, and SkyNRG which developed an Airport Approach model to help airports play a more active role in accelerating the uptake of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). (Source: Geneva Airport, ATW, Oct. 2017)Contact: Carbon War Room, www.carbonwarrrom.com; Neste Corp, Sam Holmberg, VP Marketing & Services, +358 50 458 4078, Paul Paoletta, Neste Aviation Solutions, + 41 79 429 11 39, email@example.com, www.neste.com; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sktnerg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel, Neste, Carbon War Room, SkyNRG, Jet Biofuel,
To receive ACI's Level 1 accreditation the Austin airport: created and published an official environmental policy; calculated the carbon footprint for the airport developing a base year following ACI's methodology; and enlisted a third party to verify the calculations.
Other carbon reduction initiatives include:
using 100 percent Green Choice Energy – Wind power;
cutting fossil fuels consumption and converting to electric vehicles;
sing Green Seal products such as water based paints and cleaning products;
developing recycling and waste management programs;
and using energy efficient construction, renovation and engineering designs.
Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Oct 5, 2017) Contact: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, www.austintexas.gov/department/airport; Airport Carbon Accreditation, http://airportco2.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Airport Carbon Accreditation,
By applying unique bio-active compounds in animal feed, Mootral reduces greenhouse gas emissions by the agricultural sector and enables increased revenues from climate-smart meat and dairy products. (Source: Zaluvida, PressWire, 5 Oct., 2017) Contact: Zaluvida, Christoph Staeuble, CEO, email@example.com, www.zaluvida.com; Mootral, www.mootral.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Livestock Methane, Methane Emissions,
Energy efficient upgrades include double-glazed windows, high-efficiency chillers and boilers as well as LED lighting and light control. The upgrades are expected to deliver 25 pct energy savings per year.
FINTECC is part of a global drive towards climate technology transfer for developing countries and countries in transition.
FINTECC helps companies in participating European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) countries implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency and materials efficiency measures and other climate technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the company's website.
(Source: Aversi Pharma, Energy Manager, 5 Oct. 2017) Contact: FINTECC, www.finchannel.com; Aversi Pharma, www.aversi.ge/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The 2017 State of Idaho Awards for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency and Commercial Energy recognize Idaho organizations that are exceptional leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their facilities. Projects implemented by these nine recipients in 2016 would save enough energy to power more than 1,200 Idaho homes for a year, the news release said.
Recipients of the Governor's recognition for energy efficiency leadership include: CTI Foods/SSI Foodservice Inc. of Wilder; Brigham Young University; J.R. Simplot Company of Pocatello; Agropur Inc. of Jerome; City of Idaho Falls Wastewater Division; City of Ketchum/Sun Valley Water and Sewer District; Boise Towne Square Mall; Boise State University Foundation, and Ada County Juvenile Probation Services. (Source: Standard Journal, 10 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,