The Pure Hydrogen International joint venture is comprised of Real Energy's wholly owned offshoot Pure Hydrogen and Liberty Hydrogen.
The Port Anthony project, which was originally being developed by Liberty Hydrogen, is expected to use an electrolyser to produce hydrogen, powered by electricity sourced through either "blue" or "green" power purchase agreements.
The project is one of four hydrogen manufacturing and distribution hubs Pure Hydrogen is planning for Australia's East Coast, according to the release. (Source: Real Energy, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Real Energy Corp., 61 (02) 9955 4008,
Fax -- +61 (02) 9954 6408,
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The Green Energy Storage System
for residential solar systems can store more than 40 kWh of electricity which is supposedly enough for days of off-grid power for an average household. Measuring 66 x 49 x 15.7 inches and weighing 714 lbs, the system's Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to monitor and control energy usage remotely. (Source: LAVO, Website, PR, Men Gear, Jan., 2021) Contact: LAVO, Alan Yu, Pres. www.lavo.com.au
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As previously reported, AGL, has committed to build 850MW of grid-scale battery storage by FY2024.
In 2020, AGL announced plans to build batteries at Loy Yang A power station in Victoria (200MW), Liddell power station (150MW) and Broken Hill (50MW) in New South Wales and Torrens Island (250MW) in South Australia. (Source: Wartsila, Fluence, renews, Jan., 2021)Contact: AGL, Garry West, +61 3 8623 831, email@example.com, www.agl.com.au; Fluence Energy, Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com; Wartsila, www.wartsila.com
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For the project, EDL will convert its existing landfill gas power plant at the Tessman Road landfill in San Antonio to a plant that can inject pipeline-quality gas into CPS Energy's system. Although the landfill methane will make up only 1 to 2 pct of the entire supply in CPS Energy's distribution system, it is expected to offset the fossil fuel-derived natural gas needed for an estimated 75 pct of VIA's fleet of 502 buses.
The RNG plant is expected to begin operations in Q3 2021. According to the EPA, there were 67 active landfill RNG projects across the U.S. in 2020. (Source: San Antonio Report, 3 Jan., 2021)
Contact: CPS Energy, Richard Lujan, Dir. Gas Delivery, CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; VIA, Jeff Arndt, (210) 362-2020, www.viainfo.net; EDL Energy, +61 7 3275 5555, www.edlenergy.com
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GE's Hydro Solutions business unit will provide design, technical and commercial support as well as help secure necessary financing for the project which, when fully operational, will generate sufficient power for 200,000 households in the state of Queensland. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020)
Contact: BE Power, Scott Walkem, Managing Dir., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bepower.com.au;
GE Hydro Solutions, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/hydro-power
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The ARENA funds will support the development of new combinations of materials that can be used to generate energy more efficiently and to place the energy generation devices in more places than rooftop panels or solar farms.
(Source: Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics, Brisban Times, 12 Dec., 2020) Contact: University of Melbourne, Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics , Dr Renata Egan, research facility Chairperson, +61 3 9035 5511, www.science.unimelb.edu.au; ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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Amazon previously announced it aims to power all of its operations with renewable energy sources by 2025, five years ahead of an earlier target, and to become carbon-neutral 15 years later. Including the new deals, Amazon has backed 127 wind and solar projects, with 6.5 gigawatts of capacity.
(Source: Amazon, PR, 10 Dec., 2020) Contact: Amazon, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amazon.com/pr
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Download the Global Status of CCS 2020 report HERE. (Source: Global CCS Institute, Dec., 2020) Contact: Global CCS Institute, Guloren Turan, GM, Brad Page, CEO, +61 3 8620 7300, email@example.com, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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Santos' strengthened targets come as it nears a final investment decision for one of the world's cheapest CCS projects at its Moomba gas plant in South Australia. After completing the final field trial, successfully injecting 100 tonnes of CO2 into a depleted gas reservoir in the Cooper Basin, Santos is now waiting for the Clean Energy Regulator to finalize the methodology for CCS to qualify for federal carbon credits. (Source: Santos, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 Dec., 2020) Contact: Santos, Kevin Gallagher, CEO, Brett Woods, Exec. VP, Low Carbon Operations, +61 8 8116 5000, www.santos.com
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PHNIX notes water source heat pumps can be widely applied in hospital, dairy equipment sterilization, pre-heating with boilers, food industry, Meat & Beverage plants and other applications.
More than half of PHNIX products are exported to Europe, North America, Australia and other overseas markets. (Source: PHNIX, PR, 30 Nov., 2020) Contact: PHNIX, www.phnix-e.com
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The fund operates a fund of funds strategy, with the best 6--8 global forest funds selected for the investment portfolio. The fund focuses on low-risk strategies and low-risk countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.. "Up to 65 pct of the forest investments in our portfolio will be in the US. These forests provide good cash flow and are located in areas with large forest industries. Another important area is plantation forests in South America, where the trees grow exceptionally fast -- eucalyptus trees, for instance, can grow many times faster than trees in Europe." according to the release.
Evli's alternative investment product offering covers real estate, unlisted equities, infrastructure and forestry, which are managed through eight funds. Evli's expertise in alternative investment products dates back to 2005, when Evli was the first in Finland to start real estate investment in the form of a fund. Today, Evli's alternative investments portfolio management team consists of 20 investment professionals, and the funds' total assets under management have risen above €1 billion, according to the release.
(Source: Evli Bank Plc., PR, 24 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Evli Bank Plc., Tero Tuominen, Managing Director, Evli Fund Management Company Ltd, +358 50 439 2867, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.evli.com
The two-year feasibility study will look for opportunities to collaborate on the production, storage, transport and use of hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources, as well as assess current technologies, identify regulatory and logistical barriers, and recommend business models for the development of this two-way trade and investment.
Australia and Germany have both released national hydrogen strategies to help support and grow the development of renewable hydrogen as a clean source of energy with the potential to lower national carbon emissions.
UNSW is a world-leader in hydrogen research and home to the ARC Training Centre for The Global Hydrogen Economy, as well as the Hydrogen Energy Research Centre.(Source: UNSW, Website PR, 19 Nov., 2020) Contact: UNSW, Assoc. Prof. Iain MacGill, +61 2 9385 2864, www.unsw.edu.au
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Most of Australia's renewable energy infrastructure is manufactured offshore and imported.
Under its plan, BlueScope "will invest directly in our own plant, but also partner with innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions in key industries like renewables, infrastructure, defense, manufacturing and sustainable buildings.
An immediate focus will be supporting the manufacture of wind tower, solar farm, pumped hydro, electricity transmission facilities," according to the BlueScope release.
(Source: BlueScope Steel, ABC News Australia, 15 Nov., 2020) Contact: BlueScope Steel, www.bluescope.com
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The 714-MW East Anglia One wind farm, located around 25 miles off the Suffolk coast, incorporates 102 Siemens Gamesa turbines that generate sufficient energy for 630,000 homes.
GIG, which is owned by the Australian investment bank Macquarie, developed the project as part of a joint venture with Scottish Power Renewables. (Source: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, Energy Voice, 11 Nov., 2020)
Contact: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com
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The company's "eArc" solar cells are 70 pct lighter than glass solar cells, cheaper and easier to transport and install, malleable and durable enough to be glued onto roofs, incorporated into building materials and even shaped to fit refrigerated trucks.
The new funds will be used to expand the applications for the already proven technology and to ramp-up the company's international growth.
(Source: Sunman, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Nov., 2020) Contact: Sunman Energy, Shi Zhengrong, CTO, + 61 402 064 445,
email@example.com, www.sunman-energy.com; Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ian Learmonth, CEO, www.cefc.com.au
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According to South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, "The $60 million commitment is the largest per capita stimulus investment of any Australian Government in improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. Simple measures like better insulation, shading, new lighting and more efficient air-conditioning can bring older public buildings that get too hot in summer and too cold in winter in line with modern energy efficiency standards."
(Source: South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, +61 8 8463 3000, www.energymining.sa.gov.au
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The 300-MW Victorian Big Battery using Tesla's Megapack technology
will be double the size of Neoen's Hornsdale site in South Australia, which was the largest facility when it began operation in 2017. The new system will help modernize and stabilize the coal-dependent local grid, which is targeting 50 pct of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030. The new battery is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.
(Source: Neoen, PR, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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"(Global) Warming has killed half of the coral on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Recovery might not happen.
"Let's move to Phoenix! So far this year the temperature has reached 100 degrees on half of the days.
"September was the warmest month on record for Earth. That just might push us into the hottest year ever." (Source: The Washington Post, WingNut Blog, 30 Oct., 2020)
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Major Project Status recognizes the strategic significance of a project for Australia. In this case, AREH dovetails with the Government's Technology Investment Roadmap, which highlights hydrogen as a priority technology for development. Major Project Status support will streamline necessary approvals for construction to break ground in 2026.
The AREH will harness the world-class wind and solar resources of Western Australia's East Pilbara region, dedicating up to 23 GW of capacity for production of green hydrogen and green ammonia and providing up to 3 GW of energy production to local Pilbara users such as mining and mineral processing operations. (Source: AREH, Website, Oct., 2020)
Contact: AREH, Brendan Hammond, Project Dir., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asianrehub.com
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The 13MW Haliade-X is GE's largest turbine ever, standing 248 metres tall with 107 metre long blades, offering almost double the generation capacity of most wind turbines currently deployed around the world.
130 units of the 13MW turbine is expected to be deployed at the UK's Dogger Bank Wind Farm starting in 2023. GE notes it has secured 4.8GW worth of orders for the Haliade-X turbine model from U.S. and UK wind projects.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website, Reneweconomy, 23 Oct., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com
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AMS' software and technology platform utilizes portfolio optimization, advanced price forecasting, artificial intelligence, and market bidding to ensure energy storage systems and other flexible generation assets are responding favorably to power market price signals. AMS is currently active in Australia's National Electricity Market and California ISO market.
(Source: Fluence Energy, PR Website, 15 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Fluence Energy, Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com, www.fluenceenergy.com; Advanced Microgrid Solutions, www.advancedmicrogridsolutions.com
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