The MCA's Climate Action Plan is comprised of two components; an enduring 10-point framework to support the three core objectives -- enabling the potential of technology to decarbonise the minerals sector, increasing transparency in reporting, and sharing of practical knowledge on climate responses -- and a comprehensive three-year work plan with 30 activities.
The Climate Action Plan will be reviewed annually and publicly reported on to ensure it remains consistent with Australia's climate policy ambitions in support of the Paris Agreement, according to the MCA release.
(Source: Minerals Council of Australia, Mining Weekly, Creamers, 22 June, 2020)
Contact: Minerals Council of Australia, Tania Constable, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.minerals.org.au
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The report notes "the total combined emissions of the largest dairy corporations rose by 11 pct in just two years (2015-2017) since we last reported on them. Even as governments signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 to significantly rein in global emissions, these companies’ increase of 32.3 million tonnes (MtCO2eq) of GHGs equates to the pollution stemming from 6.9 million passenger cars driven in one year (13.6 billion litres or 3.6 billion gallons of gasoline). Some dairy companies increased their emissions by as much as 30 pct in the 2015-17 period."
Download the Milking the Planet Report HERE. (Source: Institute of Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP), 15 June, 2020) Contact: IATP. www.iatp.org
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AgBioEn is Australia's first fully integrated carbon negative renewable energy and fuels project using world-class technology to produce cleaner and greener renewable energy and liquid fuels, according to the company website.
(Source: AgBioEn, PR, Website, 22 June, 2020) Contact: AgBioEn, Lubey Lozevski, Project Director, 03 9111 9919,
More Low-Carbon Energy News AgWaste-to-Fuel news, Biofuel news,
The company's plan is to use the lightweight turbines to plug into existing telecommunications infrastructure, enabling rapid setup of turbines in hard-to-service locations.
The funding will be used to cover the cost of new full-time staff and to scale up production. (Source: Diffuse Energy, Website, June, 2020) Contact: Diffuse Energy, Joss Kesby, CEO, email@example.com, www.diffuse-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine news, Australia Wind news,
With this agreement, Vestas' service portfolio of Senvion turbines in Australia stands at 287 MW, and to over 300 MW across the Asia Pacific region.
EDL Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 99 power stations in Australia, North America and Europe.(Source: Vestas, PR, 8 June, 2020)
Contact: Vestas, www.vestas.com; EDL Energy, James Harman, CEO, Phone: +61 7 3275 5555, (517) 208-0743 -- US Office,
Fax: +61 7 3275 5512,
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The facilities added continue trends in CCS deployment that include innovative applications such as natural gas power, negative emissions and cement, as well as stacked and offshore geologic storage, according to the report.
Download the The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
(Source: Global CCS Institute, PR, 8 June, 2020) Contact: Global CCS Institute , Brad Page, CEO, +61 3 8620 7300 , firstname.lastname@example.org,, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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Photon will act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the two projects which are expected to be completed and commissioned in Q4,2020. Battery storage is expected to be added to the solar farms at some point and no PPA have yet been signed.
Photon Energy Australia is a subsidiary of Photon Energy, a global provider of complete large solar power systems,according to the company website.
(Source: Photon Energy Australia, PR, ReNew Economy, 30 May, 2020) Contact: Photon Energy Australia, Michael Gartner, Managing Dir., email@example.com, www.photonenergy.com.au
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The mega renewables project has been in the planning stages since 2014 and was revealed in 2017 as a 6-gigawatt hybrid plant. Since then, the proposed facility's generation capacity has been scaled up to 9, 11 and as of 2019, 15 GW.
The original plan was for the project to export clean electricity to Jakarta and Singapore via sub-sea high voltage DC cables, but the focus has shifted to domestic industrial users, with more than half the output allocated to the Pilbara region. (Source: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, Construction Review OnLIne, 30 May, 2020) Contact: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asianrehub.com
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The study at Santos' Gladstone LNG plant will: explore opportunities to improve the overall energy efficiency of the plant; seek to reduce CO2 emissions associated with the facility; and assist in identifying and screening potential modifications to enhance the operational facility through improvements of thermal efficiency while also accounting for the associated reduction in carbon emissions.
(Source: KBR Inc., PR, 28 May, 2020) Contact: KBR, . Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Energy Solutions
www.kbr.com; Santos Ltd., www.santos.com
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The project, which is expected to be completed early in 2022, will combine a 4-MW solar farm with two 4.5-MW wind turbines, a lithium ion battery system and gas generators. (Source: Juwi Renewable Energy Australia, Website, 27 May, 2020) Contact: Juwi Renewable Energy, Cameron Garnsworthy,
+61 7 3107 0908, www.juwi.com.au
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The company plans to construct similar facilities in Australia and the U.S. -- Ohio and Virginia -- as part of its Climate Pledge and commitment to be powered by 100 pct renewable energy by 2030.
Amazon presently has 31 renewable energy facilities and uses power from solar panels on rooftops at 60 fulfillment centers around the world. (Source: Amazon, GeekWire, 21 May, 2020)
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The latest proposal, which the government aims to turn into formal policy by September, is based on driving down energy storage costs to back up wind and solar power, electrifying industrial processes and scaling up hydrogen production. . Green groups, mining, energy and other big corporations oppose the plan for its continued reliance on fossil fuels, like gas and coal, and are calling for the imposition of a carbon tax to drive green investment.
The technology roadmap is designed to help Australia meet its Paris Climate Accord commitment to cut carbon emissions by between 26 pct and 28 pct from 2005 levels by 2030.
Although Australia is one of the world's biggest carbon emitters per capita Angus Taylor, the Minister of Energy and Emissions recently said it is not Australian government policy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
(Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hindustan Times, Reuters, 21 May, 2020)
Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor
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According to SiliconAurora CEO Marie Pavlik, "the Aurora project is in a unique position to demonstrate thermal energy storage at large-scale and prove it to our global market."
Pavlik noted the first stage of the project would be 70MW of solar PV opened in mid-2021, to be followed by a pilot TESS-GRID storage system utilizing the company's TESS molten silicon technology.
(Source: 1414 Degrees, AuManufacturing, 18 May, 2020) Contact: 1414 Degrees, Dr Kevin Moriarty, Exec. Chairman, +61 8 8357 8273, www.1414degrees.com.au, www.1414degrees.com.au/siliconaurora
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The Energy Efficiency Council is calling upgrading the energy performance of buildings and businesses in the manufacturing, resources and agriculture sectors as "shovel ready" ways to boost productivity and create well over 100,000 "job years' of work." (Source: Energy Efficiency Council of Australia, 11 May, 2020) Contact: Energy Efficiency Council of Australia, +61 (03) 9069 6588, email@example.com, www.eec.org.au
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While the resolution failed to pass, it attracted six times as much support as an identical one put up at the same meeting in 2019, according to the resolution's sponsor, environmental group Market Forces.
Market Forces noted the vote "shows investors have woken up to Rio Tinto"s obfuscation and the huge risks to its business from climate change and transition."
The resolution called on Rio Tinto to set science-based annual GHG emissions targets and disclose its performance against those targets.
These would have included emissions classified as scope 3 -- those which are produced by Rio Tinto's customers.
(Source: Rio Tinto, Guardian, 8 May, 2020) Contact:
Market Forces, Julien Vincent, Exec. Dir., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marketforces.org.au; Rio Tinto, www.riotinto.com
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The Hub will generate up to 15,000 MW of renewable energy, up to 3,000 MW of which will be dedicated to large energy users in the Pilbara region, which could include new and expanded mines and downstream mineral processing. The bulk of the power will enable large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets, according to the Hub website.
From a 14,000-square kilometre initial land package, 6,500 square kilometres of land in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia were selected to accommodate up to 15,000 MW of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels. Outstanding wind and solar resource and large project scale will result in competitively priced renewable energy with a high capacity factor, according to the Hub website.
(Source: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, Brisbane Times, 4 May, 2020)
Contact: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, www.asianrehub.com
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The HiMo 4 series offers a 370W panel with a 20.3 pct efficiency -- a record high in mid-range price products pitched at the residential and small commercial segment as "maximum power on limited roof space", according to Longi. A larger panel of up to 450W with 20.7 pct efficiency is aimed more at the large commercial and industrial market.
The modules use half-cell technology to reduce power loss from resistance, lower the module operating temperature, reduce hot spot temperature by 10~20 degree C and improve the panels' overall performance in partial shade.
(Source: Longi, One Step Off the Grid, 29 April, 2020)
Contact: Lomgi Solar, Dr. Lv Jun, VP, + 86-021-6104 7380, Ted Yang, +86-153-886-37121, en.longi-solar.com
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The Cooper's Gap project, which generated its first power last June, is the second greenfield project of AGL's Powering Australia Renewables Fund (PARF), which was co-created with QIC -- an investment company owned by the Queensland government. Coopers Gap will generate sufficient power for roughly 264,000 average Australian homes.
AGL Energy is one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies providing electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services to Australian homes and businesses. (Source: AGL Energy, ReNew Economy, 30 April, 2020)Contact: AGL, Garry West, +61 3 8623 831, email@example.com, www.agl.com.au
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The offer will see the buying of entire solar systems up to $2 million dollars at a premium (105 pct of the paid value if the system is under a year old), giving the company free energy for the first six months of operation then selling them power from the system at a lower cost than current utility prices.
(Source: Smart Commercial Solar, PR Newswire, 30 April, 2020) Contact: Smart Commercial Solar, Huon Hoogesteger, www.smartcommercialsolar.com.au;
Clear Sky Solar Investments, +61 0 408 111 931, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.clearskysolar.com
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Two square metres (around 22 square feet) of the new solar cells would generate about as much electricity as a standard solar panel, according to the latest study -- roughly 140 watts per meter, if tinted to the same degree as current glazed commercial windows.
The semi-transparent cells have a conversion efficiency of 17 pct while still transmitting more than 10 pct of the incoming light.
The new cells replace a key solar cell component (Spiro-OMeTAD) with a specially developed polymer, based on an organic semiconductor, which increases overall stability.
(Source: Monash University, Science Alert, 22 April, 2020) Contact: Monash University, Jacek Jasieniak, +61 3 9905 9584, Jacek.Jasieniak@monash.edu, www.research.monash.edu
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RayGen's technology is currently on track to be tested at a 50MWh-scale in Victoria State with $3 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a key partnership with Sydney-based major power generator and retailer AGL Energy Ltd.
The company also recently announced a planned 200MW solar plant with around 100MW/1000MWh storage Photon Energy.
(Source: RayGen, PR, 15 April, 2020) Contact: Raygen, +61 3 8669 0380, www.raygen.com;
ARENA, www.arena.gov.au; AGL Energy, 011 61 3 8633 6000, www.agl.com.au; Photon Energy, www.photonenergy.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Concentrated Solat, Energy Storage, Photon,
According to the report, South Australia has the potential to be a global hydrogen fuel exporter, but the concept will only receive public support if it uses renewable sources of energy, The South Australian Government has already taken steps towards establishing a renewable hydrogen energy industry
(Source: Australia Institute, Website, April, 2020) Contact: Australia Institute, Noah Schultz-Byard, SA Director, www.tai.org.au
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"The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in approximately 10.3 million tonnes of CO2 reduction in global air transport. CO2 emissions during February and March, with the remainder of March likely to show further deep falls," the study found.
(Source: Australian Institute, April, 2020)
Contact: Australian Institute, www.tai.org.au
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The study noted bioethanol yield of 7,414 litres a hectare each year is achievable with five-year-old agave plants. The study also found that sugarcane yields 9,900 litres per hectare each year. However, agave beats sugarcane on a number of measures, including fresh water eutrophication, marine ecotoxicity and water consumption. The project also found agave uses 69 pct less water than sugarcane and 46 pct less water than corn for the same yield. The economic analysis suggests that a first generation of bioethanol production from agave is currently not commercially viable without government support, given the recent collapse in the world oil price.
The study concluded bioethanol derived from agave is superior to that from corn and sugarcane in terms of water consumption and quality, greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ethanol output..
(Source: Spirits Business, April, 2020) Contact: MSF Sugar,
University of Exeter, Dr Xiaoyu Yan, +44 01326 259485, www.exeter.ac.uk; University of Sydney, Daniel Tan, www.sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/supervisors/1115
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The southern jet stream is a strong wind that forms the southern hemisphere, especially in summer and weather patterns. By 2000, it had returned to its natural course. It moved south in Antarctica to the latitude of every decade, affecting the paths of storms and rains in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.
Previous research has proven that this is mainly due to ozone layer deficiency due to synthetic chemical compounds such as ozone damaging CFCs, and HCFCs, which are found in refrigerators, aerosols and other industrial processes were phased out in 1987. The study found that the Montreal Protocol has halted the southern route of the jet stream since the year 2000 and it may begin to change as the ozone layer starts to close. Dept. 2019 satellite imagery revealed that the annual peak of the ozone hole was 16.4 million square kilometres, the smallest since 1982.
Ozone restoration is not sufficient to normalize the Southern Hemisphere climate, as other industrial emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are harmful to the environment. There is a battle between increasing CO2 and ozone recovery. That is why we see a decline. Previous studies have reported that ozone holes have a chimney effect that emits some heat from the atmosphere, which means the Antarctic is warmer than the North. (Source: NOAA Chemical Science Dept. tenreports, 28 Mar., 2020) Contact: NOAA Chemical Sciences, Antara Banerjee, Study Author, 303-497-6455, email@example.com, www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd
More Low-Carbon Energy News Montreal Protocol, Ozone Depletion, Climate Change, NOAA,
The patented LEILAC process makes it possible to capture high-purity CO2 from cement production via a separate exhaust gas stream and to utilize the CO2 for other purposes. As part of LEILAC 1, a CO2 separation pilot plant with a capacity of 25,000 tpy was constructed at the HeidelbergCement plant in Lixhe, Belgium. The project has €16 million is support from the EU research funding programme Horizon 2020.
HeidelbergCement has committed to reduce its own specific net CO2 emissions per tonne of cement by 30 pct, compared with 1990, by 2030. This target has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, making HeidelbergCement the first cement company worldwide to have approved science-based CO2 reduction targets.
The cement sector accounts for around 7 pct of global CO2 emissions, according to the International Energy Agency
(Source: Heidelberg Cement, Ag-Net, 31 Mat., 2020)
Contact: HeidelbergCement, Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO, Jan Theulen, Director Alternative Resources, www.heidelbergcement.com;
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The IRENA analysis notes that when paired with renewable generators, batteries help provide reliable and cheaper electricity in isolated grids and to off-grid communities. The analysis also notes utility-scale battery storage systems are being deployed primarily in Australia, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States and other European countries. Globally, energy storage deployment in emerging markets is expected to increase by over 40 pct each year until 2025. The report adds that although utility-scale stationary batteries currently dominate global energy storage, small-scale battery storage is expected to significantly increase by 2030.
Read IRENA's full Innovation landscape briefs on Utility-scale batteries and Behind-the-Meter batteries. HERE.
(Source: IRENA, 29 Mar., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
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According to the NSW's Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 comprehensive roadmap, three previously identified rural renewables zones could spur AU$23 billion ($14.1 billion) of private sector investment.
The NSW state government and Australian federal governments have committed to invest almost AU$2 billion ($1.21 billion) in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the next ten years, according to the Ministry release.
(Source: NSW Ministry for Energy and Environment, PV Tech, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact:
Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Keen, Minister, www.nsw.gov.au/your-government/ministers/minister-for-energy-and-environment
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Study leader Professor Andrew Garnett, a former Shell and Schlumberger executive, said the sooner that CCS was realized in the roughly 35-year lifespan of these power stations the greater the impact of the initiative. Garnett estimates three to four years might be required commercial feasibility and engineering activities followed by a sequential build-out over several years during which emissions could be cut by roughly 13 million tpy -- equivalent to taking 2.8 million cars off the road each year.
The 3-year $5.5 million project is funded by the Australian Government through the Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration (CCS RD&D) programme, by Coal 21 and The University of Queensland
(Source: The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project, UQ News, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: UQ CCS Program, Professor Andrew Garnett , Director, + 61 (7) 3346 4101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.natural-gas.centre.uq.edu.au,
More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Queensland, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, CCS, Carbon Capture & Stroage,
Viva, which operates biodiesel blending facilities in Qweensland, Victoria and New South Wales,
has recently invested over $20 million, (AUS) in biofuels projects and established various supply agreements with local biofuels producers and the construction of a new biofuels blending facility in Queensland.
(Source: Viva Energy Australia, PetrolPlaza, 8 Mar.,2020)
Contact: Viva Energy Australia,
Bioenergy Australia, Shahana McKenzie, CEO, www.bioenergyaustralia.org.au
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The CCS project aims to capture 1.7 million tpy of CO2 currently separated from naturalthe CO2 back into the same geological formations for permanent storage.
The Cooper Basin reinjection capacity is assessed at up to 20 million tpy of CO2 for 50 years.
The non-binding agreement, which is subject to finalization of terms and a final investment decision, is targeted for the end of 2020. (Source: BP, GasWorld, 9 Mar., 2020)
Contact: BP Press Office, +44 (0) 20 7496 4076, email@example.com, www.bp.com; Santos, Kevin Gallagher, CEO, + 61 2 8016 2832, www.santos.com
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Under their agreement, the two companies will "develop and enhance commercial and advocacy relationships to further foster the use of renewable hydrocarbons, including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Queensland and, more broadly, the country of Australia." The project is supported by the Queensland government Waste to Biofuels funding initiative. (Source: Gevo Inc., 5 Mar., 2020)Contact: GEVO, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com;
Viva Energy Australia, Scott Wyatt, CEO, www.vivaenergy.com.au
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Working with private industry, RACE for 2030 will fund research into a "distributed grid"; a national strategy for charging stations required under the forecast growth in electric vehicles; harnessing rooftop solar and paying householders for their energy; and trial community scale micro-electricity grids.
Under the Paris Agreement, Australia committed to reducing emissions by at least 26 pct on 2005 levels by 2030, but may have to use "carryover" credits gained under the previous Kyoto Protocol to achieve half of its Paris target, according to the Brisbane Times report.
(Source: Various Media, Brisbane Times, 8 Mar., 2020)
Contact: Office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP
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The combined generation from solar, wind turbines, solar thermal, small hydro, biomass, bagasse, and other sources stood at 10.647 BU in December 2019, as against 9.083 BU of green energy generation for the same month in 2018, the data showed. Among renewable sources, wind power generated the highest amount of power followed by solar at 3,943 million units (MU) and 3,932 MU, respectively, in December 2019. For the corresponding month in 2018, solar generated more power than wind energy at 3,182.12 MU and 2789.24 MU, respectively.
According to the Australia-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, India's
renewable energy sector needs between $500 billion and $700 billion by 2030 in new investments to meet its target of 450 GW of installed capacity.
(Source: India Central Electricity Authority, PR reve, 2 Mar., 2020) Contact: India Central Electricity Authority, www.cea.nic.in
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Kinetrex developed the facility in conjunction with Australia-based sustainable energy producer EDL and South Side Landfill of Indianapolis.(Source: Kinetrex, Inside Indiana Bus., 2 Mar., 2020) Contact: Kinetrex Energy, Aaron Johnson, CEO, 317-886-8179, www.kinetrexenergy.com
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Under the agreement, Vestas will deliver to maximize the project's energy production. Delivery of service will commence immediately and will include scheduled maintenance for the substation, all high voltage equipment and the facility roads.
Nexif and Denham Capital partnered to form Nexif Energy, a South East Asian, Bangladesh and Australian focused independent power producer. (Source: Vestas, Mar., 2020) Contact: Nexif Energy, Matthew Bartley, Founder and Co-CEO
www.nexifenergy.com;V estas, +45 97 30 00 00, email@example.com, www.vestas.com; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com
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The W2B fund provides targeted funding for pilot, demonstration or commercially scalable biorefinery projects in Queensland that use conventional waste streams or biomass to produce bioenergy, biofuels and high-value bioproducts.
For this project, Gevo is evaluating the most likely 2G biomass to carbohydrate conversion process to use in conjunction with its proven carbohydrate to low carbon biofuel process.
(Source: GEVO Website, PR, 27 Feb.,2020) Contact: GEVO, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com;
Queensland Waste to Biofutures Fund, www.qtic.grantguru.com.au/grant/queensland-waste-to-biofutures-fund-w2b-fund-/
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According to the company release, the project is subject to regulatory and environmental approvals and still in the early planning stage.
UPC/AC Renewables Australia is the developer of the 1-GW Robbins Island and Jims Plain wind projects in Tasmania and the 600-MW New England solar park scheme in New South Wales, and has an additional development portfolio of 3 GW located in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, according to the company website. (Source: UPC Renewables, Renewables, Feb., 2020) Contact:
UPC Renewables Australia, (852) 2673 2233,
email@example.com, www.upcrenewables.com › australia
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Since 2018, Novozymes has released four yeast solutions as part of its Innova platform. Yeast and its development are a strategic growth area where Novozymes will continue working with innovation partners in the industry. Its Innova yeast products are the result of a dedicated development partnership with Microbiogen to bring new yeast technology to the market.
Australian-based Microbiogen is an industrial biotechnology company specializing in the development of improved, industrial yeast strains, according to the company website. (Source: Novozymes, PR, GreenCar Congress, 11 Feb. 2020) Contact: Novozymes, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy Commercial, Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO, Michael Burns, Biorefining Business Development North America,(919) 496-6926, www.novozymes.com;
Microbiogen, Geoff Bell, CEO, (02) 9418 3182 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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When fully operational, the CO2 capture system is expected to reduce Gorgon's greenhouse gas emissions by about 40 pct -- more than 100 million tonnes over its life. (Source: Chevron, Financial review, 15 Feb., 2020)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Chevron news, CCS news, LNG news,
BPI is intended to give greater transparency the construction industry's thatselection and use of materials that meet sustainability regulations intended for "green" building ratings.
In addition to the green rating of building materials, the free BPI Rating also assesses the expected performance and resilience of products and the companies producing them.
The BPI search platform is the brainchild of Jonas Bengtsson, CEO of sustainability advisory firm Edge Environments and was developed by IT firm ComplyFlow with the backing of a government grant from AusIndustry and support from the Insurance Council of Australia.
(Source: Edge Environment, Hotel Management, 13 Feb., 2020) Contact: Edge Environment,
Jonas Bengtsson, CEO, +61 2 9438 0100, www.edgeenvironment.com
BuildingIQ, which uses IoT and AI to create energy savings and maximize building efficiency, currently connects more than 1,350 commercial buildings worldwide with over 140 million square-feet under management.
Subject to certain conditions and regulatory approvals the proposed transaction is expected to close on June 19, 2020 .
mCloud offers complete asset management solutions to three distinct segments: smart facilities, power generation, and process industries including oil and gas. (Source: mCloud Technologies Corp., PR, CNW Feb., 2020) Contact: mCloud, Russ McMeekin, CEO, www.mcloudcorp.com; BuildingIQ, www.buildingiq.com
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The SPI portfolio includes closed projects in Yamhill, Polk, Marion and Clakamas counties . SPI Energy also announced the agreed acquisition of up to eight projects with a combined capacity of 21 MW in Oregon in July. All projects have 20-year PPAs with Portland General Electric.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides photovoltaic solutions for business, residential, government, and utility customers and investors. It offers engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies. The company also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers. As of April 30, 2019, it owned and operated 15.706 MW of solar projects. The company operates in Greece, the United States, Italy, Japan, the U.K., Australia, and Germany.
(Source: SPI Energy Ltd, Renewables, Feb., 2020)
Contact: SPI Energy Ltd., www.spigroups.com; Oregon Community Solar Programme, www.oseia.org › communitysolar
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The project, which will incorporate approximately 400,000 PV panels for an annual capacity of 120MW, is slated to come online in 2021 and will be connected to existing infrastructure.
(Source: Shell Australia, PR, CSO. 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Shell Australia. Shell Energy, Greg Joiner, VP Australia, +61 8 9338 6600,
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The order calls for the delivery of bifacial polycrystalline PERC modules, of the BiHiKu (CS3W-PB-AG) type, which, according to Canadian Solar, enhance power production when installed in a limited area and "dramatically" cut the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of the solar plant. The high-power HiKu (CS3W-P) modules are also part of the deal.
BP acquired a 43 pct stake equity share in Lightsource Renewable Energy in 2017 for $200 million over three years, and the company was then relabeled Lightsource BP.
(Source: Canadian Solar Solutions, PR, Feb., 2020)
Contact: Canadian Solar Solutions, www.canadiansolar.com; Lightsource BP, Carl Jackson, Director Utility-scale Solar Initiatives, +44 0 333 200 0755, www.lightsourcebp.com
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The Velocys technology package converts waste feedstocks into sustainable aviation and road transport fuels.
Velocys also notes it has now selected all the technology suppliers for its Bayou Fuels woody-biomass-to-fuels project in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. The same technology package will be used for the Altalto Immingham waste-to-fuels project in the U.K.
(Source: Velocys, PR, Chem Eng., 4 Feb., 2020) Contact: Velocys, Henrik Wareborn, CEO, +44 1235 838 621, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, email@example.com, www.velocys.com; Worley,
Paul Seaton, Pres., www.worley.com
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The letter warns of longer and hotter heat wave, droughts, increased wildfire risk and threats to the Great Barrier Reef and a multitude of marine species and land animals.
According to Australian National University climate scientist Professor Nerilie Abram, "Scientists have been warning policymakers for decades that climate change would worsen Australia's fire risk, and yet those warnings have been ignored."
University of New South Wales climate scientist Professor Katrin Meissner noted "We need a clear, non-partisan path to reduce Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions in line with what the scientific evidence demands, and the commitment from our leaders to push for meaningful global action to combat climate change," she said. "Not tomorrow, but right now." (Source: Xinhua, China Daily, 3 Feb., 2020)
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