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Nordex Claims 400 MW Norwegian Wind Project Contract (Int'l Report)
Nordex,Eolus Vind
Date: 2020-03-25
Nordex is reporting receipt of an order to supply and install 72 N149/5.X wind turbines totaling 400 MW with 105 meter steel towers, at the Oyfjellet wind farm for Eolus Vind, AB, a German investor. The deal includes a 20-year full "Premium" maintenance agreement.

The Oyfjellet project in Norway has a PPA with Alcoa Norway and is expected to be completed in late 2021. (Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Wind,  Eolus Vind,  

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 ,  

Portugal Killing Coal-Fired Power by 2030 (Int'l. Report)
Powering Past Coal Alliance
Date: 2017-11-27
In Lisbon, the Portuguese Environment minister Joao Matos said last week the government will close the 1,100-MW Sines and the 577 MW Pego coal-fired power plants, as well as reform the domestic carbon tax and remove tax exemptions for coal-fired generation beginning in 2018. The country will also close its two remaining coal-fired power plants before 2030.

The initiative is intended to encourage electric power producers to move away from coal in favor of solar PV and other renewable energy sources. The country is aiming at carbon neutrality by 2050.

Under the Powering Past Coal Alliance, of which Portugal is a member, countries commit to taking action such as setting coal phase-out targets and ending further investments in coal-fired electricity domestically and abroad. (Source: Portuguese Environment Minister, Kallanish Energy, Others, 21 Nov., 2017) Contact: Powering Past Coal Alliance,; Portuguese Environment Minister,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Powering Past Coal,   Coal,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate NeutralCoal,  

Greenbelt Testing Wine Waste as Biofuel Feedstocks (Ind. Report)
Greenbelt Resources
Date: 2017-10-27
In the Golden State, Paso Robles-based Greenbelt Resources Corporation reports it will work with Santa Maria, California-headquartered Central Coast Wine Services (CCWS) to test various wine making wastes for potential use as feedstock for Greenbelt's "Paso Robles ECOsystem" (PRECO) waste-to-energy project. The project will convert local wastes into bioethanol and other products.

Other waste derived-feedstocks tested or being tested include pomegranate husks, mandarin oranges, pistachio hulls, bagels, brewery wastes, sweet potatoes, sugar beets, and a variety of waste sugar and/or alcohol containing beverages. (Source: Greenbelt Resources Corporation, PR, Markets Insider, 24 Oct., 2017) Contact: Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO,; Central Coast Wine Services, (805) 318-6500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbelt Resources ,  Biofuel Feedstock,  Biofuel,  Bioproducts,  

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