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Northland, Shizen JV Targets Japanese Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
Northland Power
Date: 2019-11-18
Toronto-headquartered renewable energy developer Northland Power is reporting a 50/50 JV with Tokyo-based Shizen Energy to target 600MW of offshore wind capacity projects off Chiba prefecture in the south-east of Japan's main island. Specific projects and detailed plans have not been released.

Shizen has contributed to the development of about 1GW of renewable energy projects in Japan as well as solar PV projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand. Northland has a net interest in more than 2GW of operational clean energy projects worldwide, including a 60 stake in the 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster under development in Taiwan. (Source: Japanese Wind Power Association, Northland Power, Wind Power Monthly, 18 Nov., 2019) Contact: Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com;Shizen Energy, +81 3-3868-0344, www.shizenenergy.net; Japanese Wind Power Association, www.jwpa.jp

More Low-Carbon Energy News Shizen Energy,  Northland Power ,  Offshore Wind,  Japan Wind,  


C40 Reports Falling Carbon Emissions in 30 Cities (Ind. Report)
C40
Date: 2019-10-11
According to the 94 member, C40 Cities Group, global progress in addressing climate change and meeting the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement goal of collectively lowering carbon emissions to below 2 degrees C has been "uneven and even discouraging." On the high side, C40 notes that the cities of Austin, Athens, Lisbon, and Venice have joined 26 other major cities in steadily reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

This latest news is an update to C40's 2018 analysis which identified 30 cities across the global north that have hit their "peak" emissions before 2015, meaning they have since reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by an average 22 pct.

The 30 cities are: Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, New Orleans, New York City, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C. (Source: C40, City Lab, 9 Oct., 2019) Contact: C40 Cities, www.c40.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  C40,  


Cellcube Announces Proposed Assets Transaction (M&A, Ind. Report)
CellCube Energy Storage Systems
Date: 2019-10-04
Toronto-headquartered CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary Enerox GmbH and Pedro Resources Ltd. are reporting a non-binding term sheet agreement under which Pedro intends to purchase all of CellCube/Enernox intellectual property, patents, trademarks, equipment and commercialization rights and assets associated with the production of large and small vanadium redox flow batteries.

The $1,750,000.00 cash and securities deal is subject to corporate and regulatory approval, including approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange and the TSXV.

CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets vertically integrated energy storage systems to the power industry under the subsidiary company, Enerox GmbH, the developer and manufacturer of CellCube energy storage systems. CellCube's other related subsidiary is EnerCube Switchgear Systems Inc., which designs, manufactures, assembles, and tests and complete range of dependable power control systems. Pedro Resources Ltd. is a Canadian exploration company focused on vanadium exploration and development. (Source: CellCube, PR, GlobeNewswire, 3 Oct., 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Stefan Schauss, CEO, Director info@cellcubeenergystorage.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com; Pedro Resources Ltd., Deborah Jones, Corporate Communications 647-946-2192, www.pedroresources.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News CellCube,  Energy Storage,  


Woodland Biofuels Wins $4.7Mn NRC Investment (Funding)
Woodland Biofuels
Date: 2019-08-30
In Ottawa, the Canadian government reports it will invest $4.7 million in Toronto-headquartered Woodland Biofuels. The company uses gasification and a series of catalytic reactions to convert biomass into renewable fuels.

Of the total investment, $1.9 million, funded by Natural Resources Canada's (NRC) Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program, will support the company's development of a technology to produce cellulosic ethanol from wood and agricultural waste. A second investment of more than $2.8 million, funded by NRC Clean Growth Program, will be used to increase the efficiency of the company's cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant and support detailed engineering activities, enabling Woodland's first commercial-scale ethanol plant in Sarnia, Ontario. (Source: Woodland Biofuels, PR, Ethanol Producer, 28 Aug., 2019) Contact: Woodland Biofuel, Greg Nuttall, CEO,(647) 494-5553, www.woodlandbiofuels.com; NRC, www.nrcan.gc.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic,  Natural Resources Canada,  Biofuel,  


ComTech Snares Alt. Fuels Dispenser Specialist Kraus Global (M&A)
Comtech Energy, Kraus Global
Date: 2019-08-23
Toronto-based compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure developer ComTech Energ reports acquisition of a controlling interest in Winnipeg-headquartered alternative fuels dispenser manufacturer Kraus Global Ltd.

ComTech designs, builds and maintains CNG fueling infrastructure across Canada under the "Swift Fuel Solutions" moniker,

Kraus designs and manufactures transportation fuel dispensers, components and electronics for various types of alternative fuels. More than 6,000 Kraus dispensers have been installed in over 30 countries around the world. (Source: ComTech Energy, Yahoo, 22 Aug., 2019) Contact: ComTech Energy, www.comtechenergy.ca; Kraus Global, www.krausglobal.com.

More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG,  Alternative Fuels,  


Goldwind Wins Potentia Renewables Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
Goldwind,Potentia Renewables
Date: 2019-08-21
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind Americas is reporting receipt of a firm order from Toronto-based Potentia Renewables Inc. for 50 units of its 4S MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) platform machines with a scalable rated capacity of between 4.2 MW and 4.5 MW. A long-term maintenance agreement and a comprehensive warranty package are included in the contract.

The units are to be incorporated in th 200-MW, Golden South wind farm now under construction in Assiniboia, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Contact: Potentia Renewables, (416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com: GoldWind, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Goldwind ,  Potentia Renewables,  


AurCrest Gold, Blue Source Seek Forest Carbon Sequestration Opportunities (Ind. Report)
AurCrest Gold, Blue Source
Date: 2019-08-21
Toronto-based AurCrest Gold Inc. reports it and Alberta-headquartered Blue Source Canada have inked a Carbon Development & Marketing Agreement to collaborate to develop forest carbon sequestration opportunities on behalf of Canadian First Nations communities.

As previously reported, three Northwestern Ontario First Nations groups, AurCrest and carbon offset developer Blue Source, will work together to assess the potential of forests to capture and sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) within the First Nation's traditional territory for the development of Greenhouse Gas offsets.

AurCrest, a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold properties, holds a portfolio of properties in Ontario, which include the Richardson Lake and Bridget Lake gold properties. (Source: AurCrest Gold Inc., PR, 19 Aug., 2019) Contact: AurCrest Gold Inc. Christopher Angeconeb , CEO, (807) 737-5353, christopherangeconeb@gmail.com; Blue Source, (403) 262-3026, www.bluesource.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News AurCrest Gold,  Blue Source,  Carbon Sequestration,  Carbon Offset,  


Insurer Offers Energy Efficiency, Green Building and Renewables "Green" Bonds (Imd. Report)
Sun Life
Date: 2019-08-16
Toronto-headquartered insurance major Sun Life Financial reports it is the first insurance company globally to issue a sustainability "green" bond -- a $750 million principal amount of Series 2019-1 subordinated unsecured 2.38 pct fixed/floating debentures due in 2029 in Canada.

According to a statement, the bond is reportedly oversubscribed and two-thirds of the $750 million have been allocated to ESG-focused firms. The sustainability bond will potentially cover investments focused on energy efficiency, green buildings, renewable energy and essential services facilities and equipment. (Source: Sun Life Financial, Canadian Investment Review, 13 Aug., 2019) Contact: Sun Life Financial, www.sunlife.com/Global/Contact+us?vgnLocale=en_CA

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Green BuildingSustainable Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


Ontario Commits $5Mn to Cross Laminated Timber Plant (Ind. Report)
Element5
Date: 2019-07-31
The Ontario government reports it will invest almost $5 million to support development of the province's first fully automated cross laminated timber (CLT) plant. The proposed $32 million plant is being planned for St. Thomas, Ontario by Element5 which has operations in Toronto, Montreal and Ripon, Quebec. The company specializes in design, engineering and fabrication for environmentally friendly and energy efficient timber-based construction.

The Ontario government committed to increasing the use of timber in the home building industry through its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan and the Housing Supply Action Plan. (Source: Canadian Consulting Engineer, 30 July, 2019) (Source: Element5, Frank Dottori, 888-670-7713, info@elementfive.co, www.elementfive.co

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


Brookfield Considering Suzlon Energy Acquisition (M&A, Int'l.)
Brookfield Asset Management,Suzlon Energy
Date: 2019-07-12
Bloomberg is reporting Toronto-based investment firm Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering and undertaking due diligence for the acquisition of a majority stake in Hyderabad, India-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd.

To that end, Brookfield is reportedly in discussions with Suzlon's creditors and may purchase new shares issued by the company, followed by purchasing stocks from the existing holders under an open offer. (Source: Brookfield, Bloomberg, liveMint, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Brookfield Asset Management, (416) 363-9491, www.brookfield.com; Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani, CEO, +91 20 670 22000, info@suzlon.com, www.suzlon.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Suzlon Energy,  Wind,  Brookfield Asset Management,  


TRCA Touts New Energy Efficient HQ Building (Ind. Report)
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Date: 2019-07-12
In Ontario, Canada, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority which manages the city of Toronto's watershed and ravine system in an effort to ensure that the ongoing effects flooding and water pollution and climate change are mitigated, is reporting the ground breaking for a new, energy efficient "state of the art" headquarters building.

The building will be an eco-friendly structure with the highest "green" certifications and low-carbon footprint. The building is aiming for Canada Green Building Council )CaGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification as well as WELL Building certification. (Source: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Downsview Advocate, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 416-661-6600, info@trca.on.ca, www.trca.ca; Canada Green Building Council, Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, info@cagbc.org, www.cagbc.org; International WELL Building Institute, 646.883.5001, 646.607.1058, info@wellcertified.com, www.wellcertified.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council,  LEED,  Well Building,  


India Lowest Per-Capita G20 Emissions Emitters (Int'l)
G20
Date: 2019-07-01
In India, the Hindu is reporting a 5 pct rise in India's overall CO2 emissions from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported 2076.83 million tonnes in 2016 to around 2,299 million tonnes in 2018. In 2016, India was the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide behind China and United States. On a per capita basis, India is the lowest emitter among the G20 nations while Saudi Arabia is highest.

Out of 32,314.20 million tonnes of emissions in the world in 2016, G20 nations contributed around 27,000 million tonnes -- roughly 80 pct. (Source: G20, The Hindu, Money Control News, 28 June, 2019) Contact: G20, www.g20.utoronto.ca; OCED, : +33 1 45 24 82 00, www.oecd.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2Carbon Emissions,  


OYA Solar, NY Counties Hammering Out PILOT Tax Deal (Ind Report)
OYA Solar
Date: 2019-06-28
Toronto-based energy company OYA Solar Inc. is reporting plans to construct a 20-MW solar farm in the towns of Clayton and Orleans in Jefferson County, New York. The project, which would be divided into four separate 5-MW units collectively covering 170-acres, would generate sufficient energy for approximately 30,000 area homes.

As an incentive to the project, the townships are ironing out details of a "payment in lieu of taxes" {PILOT) tax deal with the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency (JCIDA). Under such an agreement OYA would make payments to the communities that would be less than the property taxes it would normally pay. If OYA's agreement is approved, the company could break ground on the project immediately and the solar farm could be completed and online within a year. (Source: OYA Soalr Inc., WWNY, 7News, 26 June, 2019) (Contact: OYA Solar Inc., Greg Rossetti, (416) 840-3358, www.oyasolar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News OYA Solar,  Solar,  


Armstrong Fluid Tech Inks Net-Zero Bldg Commitment (Ind Report)
Armstrong Fluid Technology
Date: 2019-06-28
Toronto, Ontario-based international HVAC specialist Armstrong Fluid Technology reports it has signed on to the World Green Building Council Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment positioning energy efficiency as a central component to achieving decarbonization across global portfolios. Signatories to the Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment pledge to reach net-zero carbon operating emissions within their portfolios by 2030.

To meet this commitment, Armstrong will: implement energy efficiency measures to lower electricity and fossil fuel consumption; generate renewable energy on-site; and procure renewable generated electricity and carbon offsets.

The WGBC pledge calls for cities, states and regions to require all new buildings to operate at net-zero carbon from 2030, and all buildings, including existing buildings, operate at net-zero carbon by 2050. In addition to generating and obtaining renewable energy to meet reduced energy demand, the Commitment positions energy efficiency as a central component to achieving decarbonization. (Source: Armstrong Fluid Technology, PR, The News, 27 June, 2019) Contact: Armstrong Fluid Technology, Charles Armstrong, CEO, (416) 755-2291, info@armstrongfluidtechnology.com, www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com; World Green Building Council, Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council www.worldgbc.org/advancing-net-zero-status-report-2019

More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Carbon,  Energy Efficiency,  World Green Building Council,  


Humber College Building Zero Carbon Design Certified (Ind Report)
CsGBC
Date: 2019-06-21
Toronto, Ontario's Humber College reports its newly retrofitted NX building has been awarded Zero Carbon Building Design Certification by the Canada Green Building Council -- the first such certification in Canada. With the retrofit, the North Campus building will use 70 pct less energy than previously consumed, making it the college’s most energy efficient building, and one of the most energy efficient in North America, according the the Canada Creen Building Council.

Energy efficiency work on the NX building included: a complete envelope retrofit that is highly insulated and airtight; new triple-pane windows; energy efficient LED lighting upgrades; HVAC systems upgrades; the addition of a new 25kW Solar PV system.

The work, which was undertaken by BIRD Construction, is slated for completion this summer. (Source: CaGBC, PR, Humber College, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, info@cagbc.org, www.cagbc.org; Humber College, (416) 675-3111, www.humber.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  CaGBC,  


CellCube, Immersa Ink $6Mn Energy Storage Deal (Ind. Report)
CellCube,Immersa
Date: 2019-06-14
Toronto-headquartered CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. reports it has sealed a $6 million Commercial Framework Agreement with Immersa Ltd. for CellCube's new generation of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery System. The system is slated for delivery within 24 months.

CellCube's integrated energy storage system solutions features 99 pct residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles and larger scale containerized modules. Basic building blocks consist of a CellCube unit family with 2-16 hours variation in energy capacity.

Immersa Ltd. develops large scale utility projects throughout UK and Europe. CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations. (Source: CellCube, PR, 13 June, 2019) Contact: Immersa Ltd., Robert Miles, CEO , www.immersa.co.uk; CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Stefan Schauss, CEO, 800-882-3213, info@cellcubeenergystorage.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vanadium Redox Flow Battery,  CellCube Energy,  Energy Storage,  Immersa,  


Potentia Acquiring Goldwind Montana Wind Facility (M&A Report)
Goldwing, Potentia Renewables
Date: 2019-06-03
Goldwind is reporting the sale of its 20 MW Musselshell Wind Project in Montana to Toronto-headquartered Potentia Renewables. The project features a total of 14 Goldwind 87/1.5 MW permanent-magnet direct-drive turbines which will be serviced and maintained by Goldwind.

With this acquisition, Potentia now has over 850 MW of operating, under-construction and long-term contracted wind and solar assets in Canada, United States and the Caribbean, according to the company. (Source: Goldwind, PR, May, 2019) Contact: Potentia Renewables, Jeff Jenner, CEO .(416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwing,  Potentia Renewables,  Wind,  


NRStor Acquires Ontario Energy Storage Facility (M&A, Ind. Report)
NRStor,Temporal Power
Date: 2019-06-01
Toronto-based energy storage specialist NRStor Inc. is reporting its acquisition of a 5MW connected energy storage facility, located in Clear Creek, Ontario. The Clear Creek facility was originally built by Mississauga-based Temporal Power to showcase its industry-leading flywheel energy storage technology. With this acquisition, NRStor expands its flywheel energy storage portfolio, which already includes Canada's first grid-scale flywheel energy storage facility in Minto, Ontario. NRStor expects to have the full hybrid battery and flywheel system operational in 2020.

The facility is optimally located adjacent to a 20 megawatt (MW) wind farm and existing Hydro One electrical infrastructure. With support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and Hydro One, the facility originally demonstrated the effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs) and successfully completed reactive power validation and power quality testing. Ten 500 kilowatt (kW) flywheels were deployed in a modular arrangement to deliver 10 MW of flexible range (+/-5 MW) to the Ontario grid. (Source: NRStor Inc., PR, 30 May, 2019) Temporal Power, (905) 581-4474, www.temporalpower.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News NRStor news,  Energy Storage news,  Flywheel news,  Temporal Power news,  


CellCube Wins EES/Intersolar Award (Ind. Report)
CellCube Energy
Date: 2019-05-24
Toronto-headquartered energy storage specialist CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. reports receipt of the Electrical Energy Storage (EES) award in Munich for its FB500-2000, the largest single module flow-battery based energy storage system.

The new Cell Cube FB500- 2000 offers up to 1,000 volts DC for charging and discharging and is capable of over 20,000 deep discharge cycles which translates to a life span of over 25- 30 years. The system is designed for use in large grid-scale utility applications, collocation with solar parks and wind farms.

CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations and a 11 year operational track record. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., PR, 23 May, 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Stefan Schauss, CEO, 800-882-3213, info@cellcubeenergystorage.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com , www.cellcube.com]

More Low-Carbon Energy News CellCube Energy,  Energy Storage,  


Brookfield Acquiring Indian Wind Farms (M&A, Int'l)
Brookfield Asset Management,Axis Energy Group
Date: 2019-05-17
Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc is reported to be acquiring two fully contracted Indian wind farms totaling 210 MW from Hyderabad-based Axis Energy Ventures for Rs 500 crore ($71,115,660). The acquisition would be Brookfield's first in the renewable energy space in India.

Axis Energy Ventures, the flagship company of Axis Energy Group, develops renewable and clean energy projects and has committed to develop 12,500 MW of renewable energy projects by FY 2022. (Source: Brookfield Asset Management, Economic Times India, 16 May, 2019) Contact: Brookfield Asset Management, (416) 363-9491, www.brookfield.com; Axis Energy Group India, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/axisenergygroup, www.axisenergy.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Axis Energy Group,  Brookfield Asset Management,  Wind,  India Wind,  


Convergent, Shell JV Touts Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
Convergent,Shell New Energies
Date: 2019-05-10
Toronto-headquartered independent energy storage specialist Convergent Energy + Power (Convergent) and Shell New Energies joint venture report they will install battery energy storage systems at two Shell Canada Products facilities in Ontario. The two firms also plan to collaborate on future projects for customers within and beyond Shell's affiliated portfolio.

Convergent is the largest operator of energy storage solutions in Ontario, with 26 MW in service. Shell Energies North America provides comprehensive power services to industrial customers throughout North America, including Ontario. Under the partnership agreement, Convergent's energy storage solutions will be offered to existing Shell Energy North America customers in Canada. (Source: Convergent, PR, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Convergent, Johannes Rittershausen, CEO, 917.508.0274, jrittershausen@convergentep.com, www.convergentep.com; Shell New Energies, Eric Bradley, GM, www.shell.com/newenergies

More Low-Carbon Energy News Convergent,  Energy Storage,  


First Cdn. Transparent PV Glass Solar Window Installed (Ind. Report)
Belnor Engineering
Date: 2019-05-10
Mississauga, Ontario-based Belnor Engineering is reporting the installation of Canada's first transparent photovoltaic solar window at the Centre for Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CITE Facility) at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario.

In an effort to bolster their sustainability initiatives, the institution decided to be the first to incorporate Onyx Solar amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology into CITE's building envelope. Also known as a curtain-wall, this large window of 20 pct transparency incorporates 18 photovoltaic glass panels totaling 510 square-feet. The installation's peak power amounts to 1.3 KW

The $85-million project was designed by Perkins + Will Architects Canada and financially supported by the federal and provincial governments. (Source: Belnor Engineering Inc., PR, 9 May, 2019) Contact: Belnor Engineering Inc., Supriya Verma (PR Director), (905) 264-6372, info@belnor.com, www.belnor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PV Solar,  


AurCrest Gold, Lac Seul First Nation Investigate CCS (Ind. Report)
AurCrest Gold, Lac Seul First Nation
Date: 2019-05-08
Toronto-headquartered Canadian minerals exploration specialist AurCrest Gold Inc. reports it and the Lac Seul First Nation are partnering to investigate carbon sequestration opportunities in the First Nation's traditional territory in Northwestern Ontario.

Lac Seul First Nations seeks to determine the feasibility of valuing their traditional territory for purposes of CCS and monetizing carbon offset credits for sale to the benefit of the First Nation and its business partners.

AurCrest and its subsidiary Wiigwaasaatig Energy Inc. will work with the First Nation to finalize a definitive carbon credit management agreement to develop and implement sequestration project opportunities. (Source: AurCrest Gold Inc., Accesswire, 7 May, 2019) Contact: AurCrest Gold, www.aurcrest.ca; Lac Seul First Nation, www.lacseul.firstnation.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  


Ontario Kills Reforestation-Carbon Sequestration Program (Ind. Report)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Date: 2019-04-26
At Queen's Park in Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports it is cancelling the government's $4.7-million per year 50 Million Tree Program as part of it budgetary restraint effort. According to the industry group Forests Ontario, more than 27 million trees have been planted across Ontario through the reforestation-carbon sequestration program since 2008.

Forests Ontario notes about 40 pct forest cover is needed to ensure forest sustainability. The average coverage in southern Ontario is 26 pct with some areas hovering at 5 pct. (Source: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canadian Press, National Post, 25 April, 2019) Contact: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, 800-667-1940, www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry; Forests Ontario, (416) 646-1193, www.forestsontario.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Reforestation,  Carbon Sequestration,  


Royal Bank of Canada Floats First "Green" Bond (Ind. Report)
Royal Bank of Canada
Date: 2019-04-26
In Toronto, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) reports the launch of a 5-year "green" bond offering to raise €500 million ($557 million US) to back a portfolio of renewable energy and green building projects. Clean transportation, sustainable water and wastewater management, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and control projects may also be added to the list of possible projects.

RBC is Canada's second-largest bank with $1074.28 billion in assets. (Source: RBC, Renewables, 25 April, 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Royal Bank of Canada,  Renewable Energy,  Green Bond,  


Peak Power Entering CA Energy Storage Market (Ind. Report)
Peak Power Inc.Diamond Generating Corporation
Date: 2019-04-17
Toronto-headquartered intelligent software and technology solutions provider Peak Power Inc. is reporting receipt of a contract from Los Angles-based Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC) to provide software services for a behind-the-meter energy storage system (1MW/4MWh) to be installed in San Diego, California. The project is expected to reach commercial operation in 2019.

Peak Power's Synergy™ platform empowers building and business owners to achieve long-term savings by targeting expensive moments of peak demand. Synergy™ uses forecasted and real-time data to optimize operation and adjust real-time asset schedules to changing market and weather conditions.

DGC is a developer, owner and operator of privately owned power generating assets in the U.S. and Mexico with ownership interest in 13 operating power generating facilities totaling approximately 7,800MW capacity. (Source: Peak Power Inc., PR, 16 April, 2019) Contact: Peak Power, Derek Lim Soo, CEO, . www.peakpowerenergy.com; Diamond Generating Corporation, (213) 473-0086, www.dgc-us.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Peak Power Inc.,  Energy Storage,  


Greenfield Global Plans Irish Manufacturing Plant (Ind. Report)
Greenfield Global
Date: 2019-04-17
Toronto, Ontario-based Greenfield Global Inc., Canada's largest producer of alcohol and fuel ethanol and one of the largest alcohols and solvents companies in North America, has announced plans to establish a new, 40,900 sq-f EU manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, Ireland. The new facility, which is expected to be operational in Q2, 2020, is supported by the Irish Government.

Greenfield owns and operates four ethanol distilleries, three specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centres across North America. (Source: Greenfield Global, PR, 16 April, 2019) Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, President and CEO, Ken Finegan, Managing Director, Ireland, Andrea Kent, VP Gov.t and Public Relations, (613) 698-0116, Andrea.Kent@greenfield.com, www.greenfield.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenfield Global ,  Ethanol,  


dynaCERT Announces First Ontario Trucking Fleet Order (Ind Report)
dynaCERT
Date: 2019-04-12
Toronto-headquartered dynaCERT Inc is reporting receipt of a purchase order from Ontario-based Newport Environmental Technologies for ten (10) HG145 units of its HydraGEN™ which enhances vehicle engine combustion and tracks greenhouse gas emissions.

All vehicles that are to be outfitted with dynaCERT's HydraGEN Technology are highway tractors that on avergae consume 198,000 gpy of diesel fuel and produce over 2,000 tpy of GHGs.

According to Newport's Trevor McCagherty, "This purchase is part of our overall strategy that is looking to transform single-use plastics into synthetic fuel to be used to power our fleet and lower our carbon footprint. Our team is familiar with the benefits provided by hydrogen enhanced combustion. HydraGEN™ Technology is particularly important to us as a proven catalyst which increases the burn rate while reducing emissions and improving torque and power. As the company continues to look at developing alternative fuel mixtures, HydraGEN Technology can enhance all our endeavors including in synthetic diesel as well as in biofuels. What becomes even more interesting is the ability of the patent-pending HydraGEN Technology to measure and track GHG reduction," McCagherty added.

dynaCERT Inc. manufactures, distributes, and installs Carbon Emission Reduction Technology for use with internal combustion engines. The technology creates hydrogen and oxygen on-demand through electrolysis and supplies these through the air intake to enhance combustion, resulting in lower carbon emissions and greater fuel efficiency. (Source: dynaCERT Inc., PR 11 April, 2019) Contact: dynaCERT Inc. Jim Payne, CEO, (416) 766-9691 x 2, jpayne@dynaCERT.com, www.dynaCERT.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News dynaCERT,  HydraGEN ,  CO2 Emissions,  


Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon (Ind. Report)
Canada Green Building Council
Date: 2019-04-05
In its recently released Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon report, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) proves Zero Carbon Buildings offer meaningful greenhouse gas reductions and positive financial returns over a 25-year life-cycle. It also notes the business case for Zero Carbon Buildings is going to get stronger each year due to the rising cost of carbon pollution.

The report applies carbon reduction measures to seven building types -- low-rise office, mid-rise office, low-rise multi-unit residential, mid-rise multi-unit residential, primary school, big box retail and warehouse -- in the cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

The report found that the business case for Zero Carbon Buildings differs relatively little nationwide, despite differences in construction and utility costs, climate, carbon intensity of electricity, and other factors. Each region

Download the CaGBC Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon report HERE. (Source: Canada Green Building Council, April, 2019) Contact: Canada Green Building Council, (866) 941-1184, info@cagbc.org, www.cagbc.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council ,  Zero-Carbon,  


S. Ont. Commuters Overwhelmingly Support Carbon Tax (Ind. Report)
Ontario Carbon Tax
Date: 2019-04-01
Recently released research from the University of Toronto has found that the vast majority of Toronto area commuters favor the Liberal federal Government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's imposed new carbon tax and tax rebate plan, despite the impending hike in gas prices.

The plan was rolled out by the Canadian Government today, Monday, April 1. In the initial study, 28 pct opposed the pricing plan and 13 pct were undecided. But when told about the rebate aspect of the carbon tax program, the number of Ontarians in the GTHA who actually support the plan rose to an unexpected 70 pct majority. (Source: Univ. of Toronto, Narcity, 29 Mar., 2019)

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CellCube Secures $10Mn in Debenture Financing (Funding)
CellCube Energy Storage
Date: 2019-03-29
Toronto, Ontario-based CELLCUBE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS INC. reports its intention to complete a non-brokered financing of up to $10,000,000, with an over-allotment option of $5,000,000, principal amount secured convertible debentures. The Debentures will be sold in units of $1,000 in Canadian and US Dollar increments.

CellCube supplies vertically integrated energy storage systems to the power industry under the subsidiary company, Enerox GmbH, the developer and manufacturer of CellCube energy storage systems. CellCube's other related subsidiaries are EnerCube Switchgear Systems and Power Haz Energy Mobile Solutions Inc. The Company has also invested in an online renewable energy financing platform, Braggawatt Energy Inc.

CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations and a 10 year operational track record. Its highly integrated energy storage system solutions features 99 pct residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles (cycling daily for 28 years) and larger scale containerized modules. Basic building blocks consist of a CellCube unit family with 4, 6 and 8 hours variation in energy capacity, according to the company. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., PR, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy, Stefan Schauss, CEO , Glenda Kelly, Inv. Communications, (800) 882-3213, info@cellcubeenergystorage.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com

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PEI Landfill Gas Project Wins Low-Carbon Energy Funding (Funding)
Enwave Energy Corporation
Date: 2019-03-25
Toronto-headquartered Enwave Energy Corporation reports it is inline to receive as much as $3.5 million in funding through the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Energy Fund to upgrade and expand an existing waste-to-energy system that will divert an additional 23,000 tonnes of organic waste from the Charlottetown District Energy System regional landfill in Prince Edward Island. The project will reduce landfill methane emissions, increase annual energy production, and reduce PEI's fuel oil consumption.

According to Clean Energy Canada, the energy-efficiency measures in Canada's climate plan will help improve Canada's economy and environment between now and 2030 by creating 118,000 new jobs, boosting the nation's GDP by $356 billion, and save Canadian households an average of $114 a year.

The Low Carbon Economy Fund Challenge provides over $500 million in funding to support projects that will leverage ingenuity across the country to reduce emissions and generate clean growth. (Source: Gov. of Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Enwave Energy, PRN, 24 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enwave Energy Corporation, (416)392-6838, www.enwave.com; Canada Low Carbon Energy Fund, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate.../low-carbon-economy-fund.html

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Toronto Zoo Animal Waste Biogas Project Scores $2.7Mn (Funding)
ZooShare Biogas
Date: 2019-03-18
In Ontario, Toronto MP Gary Anandasangaree is reporting the Conservative Gov. of Premier Doug Ford will invest up to $2.7 million in the ZooShare Biogas Co-operative'a project to convert Toronto Zoo animal waste into biogas and agricultural fertilizer.

The funding is earmarked for additional, new self-cleaning anaerobic digester technology that separates organic material and contaminants at ZooShare's existing biogas plant in Toronto. Zooshare's mission statement is to grow the biogas industry across North America by teaching others about the value of waste and the importance of conservation in the process. (Source: Toronto Zoo, 11 Mar., 2019) Contact: Toronto Zoo, (416) 392-5900, www.torontozoo.com/conservation/BioGas.asp. ZooShare, www.zooshare.ca

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Northland, Taipower Ink Taiwan Offshore Wind PPA (Int'l Report)
Northland Power ,Taiwan Power
Date: 2019-03-01
Toronto-headquartered Northland Power Inc is reporting a 20-year PPA with Taiwan state-owned electric utility Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) for the 300-MW Hai Long 2A wind project off Taiwan, the first of three schemes totaling 1,044 MW.

Under the PPA, Northland and its Singapore-based project partner Yushan Energy Co Ltd will sell the wind farm's output at a tariff of TWD 6.2795 ( $0.204) per kWh in the first 10 years and slightly less for the remaining period.

The Hai Long 2A scheme is the first of the three Hai Long projects securing a PPA. Contracts with Taipower for the Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3, are slated for finalization later this year. (Source: Northland Power, Renewables, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Northland Power Inc., (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Taiwan Power, www.taipower.com.tw/en; Yushan Energy, www.yushanenergy.com

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Hydrostor Touts Aussie Compressed Air Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Hydrostor,ARENA
Date: 2019-02-13
Toronto-headquartered advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) specialist Hydrostor Inc. is reporting its subsidiary, Hydrostor Australia Pty Ltd, has been awarded a combined total of $9 million in grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Government of South Australia in support of the 5 MW project. Australia's first A-CAES project is slated for construction at the site of a mothballed mine near Adelaide.

(Source: Hydrostor, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Hydrostor, Curtis VanWalleghem, CEO. www.hydrostor.ca; ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, http://arena.gov.au

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CellCube, Immersa Partnering for UK Energy Storage Market (Int'l)
Cellcube Energy Storage
Date: 2019-02-01
Toronto-based Cellcube Energy Storage Systems Inc. and Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK-based environmental consultancy Immersa Limited are reporting their strategic partnership to deliver large scale vanadium into the UK market.

CellCube, which supplies vertically integrated energy storage systems to the power industry, recently acquired the assets of Gildemeister Energy Storage GmbH, now renamed Enerox GmbH, the developer and manufacturer of CellCube energy storage systems. CellCube's other related subsidiaries are EnerCube Switchgear Systems and Power Haz Energy Mobile Solutions Inc. The Company has also invested in an online renewable energy financing platform, Braggawatt Energy Inc. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., PE, Jan., 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Stefan Schauss, Pres., Mike Neylan, CEO, Glenda Kelly, Investor Communications (800) 882-3213, info@cellcubeenergystorage.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com; Immersa, Robert Miles, CEO, www.immersa.co.uk

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CellCube Touts European Energy Storage Systems Sales (Ind. Report)
CellCube Energy Storage Systems
Date: 2019-01-24
Toronto-headquartered energy storage specialist CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. reports it has closed on the sale of two "FB Modular" energy storage systems to European purchasers.

The first is a FB200-800 stand alone vanadium redox flow energy storage system with 200kW AC power rating and close to 900kWh usable energy capacity. The system is for a German public institution and is slated for installation this coming March.

The second sale is a FB Modular series FB30-13 for installation this April as part of a micro-grid for a solar supported farm operation in the Czech Republic.

CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems based on vanadium redox flow technology. Its integrated energy storage System solutions features 99 pct residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles with the focus on larger scale containerized modules. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc,. PR, Jan 22, 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Mike Neylan, CEO, (800) 882-3213, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com

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WIRE-A Touts Women's Role in Renewable Energy (Ind. Report)
Women in Renewable Energy Association
Date: 2018-12-14
The Toronto-based Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A) is reporting an initiative aimed getting women more involved in the solar and renewable energy industry.

In a recent WIRE-A event entitled Advancing the Role of Women in the Renewable Energy Space, the Association encouraged a number of women and stakeholders in attendance to look at the challenges, opportunities and to become involved in the renewables sector.

The event's keynote speaker, Prince Adeshina Ademuyewo, of the Advisory Board of the Council for Renewable Energy (CREN), took participants through the interventions, opportunities, need for collaborations and how women can become involved and make a remarkable change in the sector. (Source: Women in Renewable Energy Association, The Nation, 9 Dec., 2018) Contact: Women in Renewable Energy Association, info@womeninrenewableenergy.ca, www.womeninrenewableenergy.ca

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