Drax is currently developing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology for its plant in North Yorkshire, UK. The technology could permanently remove 8 million tpy of CO2 from the atmosphere annually, accelerate economic growth for the Yorkshire and Humber region and put the region at the heart of a global green economy, said Drax. It is hoped the BECCS technology at Drax Power Station near Selby will be operational by 2027. (Source: DRAX, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: DRAX Group, Will Gardiner, CEO, +44 (0) 1757 618381, www.drax.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage ,
At full scale, Green Plains Obion anticipates Ultra-High Protein production at approximately 600,000 tpy and renewable corn oil capacity of approximately 400 million tpy. Renewable corn oil is a highly sought-after low-carbon intensity feedstock for the rapidly expanding renewable diesel market.
According to its website, "Green Plains Inc. is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants." (Source: Green Plains Inc, Website PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, Exec. VP, Investor Relations , 402.884.8700, , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gpreinc.com; Fluid Quip, 319-320-7709, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com; Fagen, www.fageninc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fagen, Green Plains, Fluid Quip Technologies,
The new, lower interest rate debt financing is expected to fund Aemetis initiatives that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels (sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel), carbon sequestration, and upgrades to the Keyes, California, ethanol plant.
Cash and grants of more than $32 million have already been invested in the Aemetis Phase I, 45 million gpy carbon -zero renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California.
A $125 million USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan has been signed by Aemetis and an additional $100 million under the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program is in process, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Renewable Diesel, SAF,
The PEACH team is focused on development and assessment of a new technology that could store atmospheric carbon long-term as bicarbonate in the ocean. The two-year project, which is now in technology development phase, introduces a novel approach to safely change near-surface seawater chemistry to promote natural uptake of carbon dioxide in the ocean. The team recognizes the importance of developing a platform while maintaining viable biospheres in the marine environment, aiming to develop their approach while maintaining the health and well-being of marine ecosystems. The project will consider everything from technical scaling to marine governance and policy in terms of CDR approaches.
Recognizing this need for socially desirable solutions to climate change, professor Anna-Maria Hubert is a key part of the PEACH team, researching and advising on social policy, governance, and legal parameters. As a legal scholar with a background in international and environmental law, Hubert's work is concerned with how law and governance can develop to respond to emerging science and technologies. (Source: University of Calgary, PR, 16 Nov., 2021)
Contact: University of Calgary, PEACH, Prof. Dr. Stephen Larter, PhD, Team Leader, (403) 220-7484, www.ucalgary.ca/prg/research/energy-transition/peach
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Capture, CCS,
The Spindletop Plant will produce approximately 1,000 bpd of "drop-in" renewable fuel from locally sourced woody biomass. Construction is slated to get underway in Q1 of 2022 for completion and start-up early in 2024.
(Source: Arbor Renewable Gas, PR, Biofuel Int’l. 22 Nov., 2021) Contact: Arbor Renewable Gas, Tim Vail, CEO, 346-708-7819, www.arborgas.com
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Last year the company raised £3.68 million from almost 2,500 crowd investors to help complete their 1 million lpy sustainable biochemicals plant at Caledon Green in Grangemouth, Scotland. The Caledon Green plant is the company's first biorefinery and the first such facility in Scotland. The plant will use Celtic Renewables’ patented technology to convert 50,000 tpy of low-value biological material into renewable chemicals, sustainable biofuel, and other commercially and environmentally valuable commodities.
Celtic Renewables has also announced a strategic partnership with Caldic, a global leading solutions provider for the life science and specialty chemical industries. Caldic will distribute Celtic Renewables low carbon bio-solvents in Europe.
(Source: Celtic Renewables, Website PR, Contact: Celtic Renewables, +44 (0)131 455 3313, email@example.com, www.celtic-renewables[
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Shell is seeking to produce around 2 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025 and process 1 million tpy of plastic waste globally.
The company is also exploring hydrogen and a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub. (Source: Shell, PR, Nov., 2021)
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Founded in 2005 by leaders in synthetic biology, Viridos is a powerhouse for innovative research, transplanting the first genome, synthesizing the first bacterial genome and creating the first synthetic cell. In the past few years Viridos' leadership in engineering microalgae has achieved greater than 5x bio-oil productivity increases by increasing both the oil content in the algae and the algae yield. The results from outdoor deployment of Viridos' bio-engineered strains in 2020 and 2021 mark the inflection point toward deployment," according to the release.
Viridos is a privately held biotechnology company harnessing the power of photosynthesis to create transformative solutions to mitigate climate change. Our unparalleled understanding of algal genetics and ability to translate innovation from lab to field underpins our initial deployment: a scalable platform to produce low-carbon intensity biofuels for aviation, commercial trucking, and maritime shipping, according to the Viridos website.
(Source: Viridos, Website PR, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Viridos. Dr. Oliver Fetzer, CEO, 858.754.2900, www.viridos.com;
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Vijay Swarup, VP, R&D, 908-735-7102, www.corporate.exxonmobil.com
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The Australian government has committed $33.5 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA} to support the bioenergy sector through co-funding additional research, development and deployment of advanced sustainable aviation (SAF) and marine biofuels and to help make advanced biofuels more cost competitive with traditional jet and maritime fuels.
To date, the Government, through ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), has invested just under $500 million in Australian organic waste, biogas, biomass, biofuels and related low-carbon fuels projects. Current Government measures underway to support the Australian bioenergy sector include:
The biogas measures together aim to help the development of a voluntary zero-emissions gas markett hat will drive early demand for clean hydrogen and other zero-emissions gases and recognise consumers' voluntary purchase of zero-emission gas.
Download Australia Bioenergy Roadmap HERE
(Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor; ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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Commissioning is currently underway and expected to be completed in the next few months.
The plant will serve New York City, Long Island, and the Mid and Lower Hudson Valley in New York State as well as Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Edison, and their vicinities in the Garden State. (Source: Aries Clean Technologies, Website, PR, 22 Nov., 2021) Contact: Aries Clean Technologies, Gregory Bafalis, CEO , 615-813-9400. www.ariescleanenergy.com
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Shell is seeking to produce around 2 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025 and process 1 million tpy of plastic waste globally.
The company is also exploring a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub. (Source: Shell, PR, Nov., 2021)
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Singapore is aiming to reach two million tonnes of carbon capture from carbon-intensive activities based around Jurong Island by 2030. It will aim for more than six million tpy of carbon abatement by 2050. To that end, the Board will work with sustainable industrial development government agency JTC (formerly the Jurong Town Corporation) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research to study the feasibility of a carbon capture and utilization (CCU) test bed facility on Jurong.
Additionally, the Board has set a 2030 target for its energy and chemicals sector to boost their output of sustainable products (such as biofuels) by 50 pct compared with 2019 levels and by four times from 2019 levels by 2050.
Singapore's climate action plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2060 has been rated as "critically insufficient" by Carbon Action Tracker . According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Singapore emitted more than 47 million tonnes of CO2 in 2019. (Source: Singapore Economic Development Board, E&T, 24 Nov., 2021) Contact: Singapore Economic Development Board, www.edb.gov.sg
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Lynemouth Power Station was among leading bioenergy organisations in the COP26 launch of the Glasgow Declaration on Sustainable Bioenergy aiming for the sustainable growth of the bioenergy sector to 2050 and reaffirms the commitment to sustainability principles including the management of natural resources, carbon accounting and protecting biodiversity, according to the release. (Source: Lynemouth Biomass Power Station, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Lynemouth Biomass Power Station, +44 191 261 1821, www.lynemouthpower.com
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The pilot aimed to sustainably reduce CO2 emissions in road freight transport for DHL's customer, pump manufacturer Grundfos. In the first five months of the pilot, the volume of bio-LNG was reduced 87 tons of CO2 equivalent -- roughly equal to the emissions of over 89,000 kilometres driven by a diesel truck and represents 85 pct of CO2 savings compared to a traditional diesel engine, according to the release.
Shell is scaling up the supply of bio-LNG and plans to offer a bio-LNG blend to its entire network in the Netherlands, next year.
Shell also plans a new 100,000 tpy bio-LNG plant at its Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland, Germany in 2023, according to the release. (Source: DHL Freight, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: DHL Freight, Uwe Brinks, CEO, www.dhl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DHL Freight, bio-LNG, LNG,
"Renewable fuels like ethanol remain the most affordable and abundant source of low carbon fuel on the planet -- and are critical to meeting today's CO2 reduction goals. The latest research shows that without biofuels there is no way to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Even when you factor in the projected growth of electric vehicles, the Energy Information Administration states that the vast majority of cars on the roads will run on liquid fuels by 2050.
"Higher blends of low carbon ethanol can be used in our current vehicle fleet to accelerate our transition to a 100 pct renewable energy future. Simply put, America cannot decarbonise the transportation sector without home-grown biofuels. To meet the growing demand for renewable energies, we first need a strong and thriving rural economy and biofuel industry." (Source: Growth Energy, Sheppard of the Hills Gazette, 20 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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China's installed capacity of hydropower, wind power, solar power and biomass power generation have reached 385 million kilowatts, 299 million kilowatts, 282 million kilowatts and 35.34 million kilowatts respectively, ranking China first in the world in renewable energy and carbon emissions. China has vowed to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. (Source: China National Energy Administration , Website Release, Nov., 2021) Contact: China National Energy Administration,english.www.gov.cn/state_council/2014/10/01/content_281474991089761.htm
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The report notes that continued support for the ethanol and biodiesel industries will have a positive causal effect on union jobs, will help mitigate against a downward trend in U.S. union membership and is likely to increase the number of middle-wage and middle-skill union jobs in traditionally agricultural economies.”
Download the Union Jobs
in Ethanol & Biodiesel Industries:
An American Success Story report HERE .
(Source: RFA, Website PR, 11 Nov., 2021)
Contact: RFA, Geoff Cooper, CEO, www.EthanolRFA.org
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The project is inline with VTTI New Energy's focus on exploring new renewable energies opportunities, including renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen carrier fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and waste-to-renewable energy solutions. (Source: VTTI New Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact:
VTTI New Energy, +31 10 453 20 20 www.vtti.com
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BIG will be developed around three core pillars to build a shared frame of reference on biodiversity issues:
1. Creating metrics tools to assess the "benefits" of biodiversity on a real estate project (measuring impacts in terms of carbon, health or even urban cooling).
2. Developing a platform to map local contributions to biodiversity (monitoring biodiversity, visualizing the densification of buildings, etc.).
3. Putting in place arrangements for these tools to be taken on board by real estate industry stakeholders (managing a community to promote exchanges, publishing guides and frames of reference to support the up-skilling of in-house teams).
The aim is to track and measure a building's biodiversity-related impacts in order to make it possible to clarify investors' strategies, helping drive the convergence of economic stakeholders' business and financial performance with their socio-environmental performance. (Source: Gecina, PR, Yahoo, 17 Nov., 2021) Contact: Gecina, www.gecina.fr; Green Building Observatory, www.gresb.com/nl-en/partners/oid
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Sweetwater plans to construct, own and operate a facility adjacent to Gevo's existing plant in Luverne, Minnesota, to produce high-value, plant-based products from cellulose and lignin while supplying Gevo with up to 30,000 tpy of biomass-derived cellulosic sugars which Gevo plans to use for the anticipated production of cellulosic alcohols and renewable hydrocarbons. The new facility would utilize Sweetwater's proprietary Sunburst technology for deconstructing lignocellulosic biomass. (Source: GEVO, PR, 17 Nov., 2021) Contact: Sweetwater Energy Inc., 585-647-5760, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sweetwater.us; GEVO, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com
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The agreement is designed to develop an executable and investable plan under which Enviva will build new infrastructure to produce and deliver up to 5 million metric tpy of sustainable wood pellets to permanently replace coal in J-Power's existing coal-fired power. J-Power is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050, as previously reported.
Previously this year, Enviva announced its Net-Zero Commitment to reduce, eliminate, or offset all of its direct emissions by 2030. Enviva agreed to adopt innovative and improved lower-emission processes through investments in projects that result in real, additional, and third-party verified net-carbon reductions as part of this ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions from fossil fuels and improve energy efficiency. (Source: Enviva, PR , 17 Nov., 2021) Contact: Enviva Biomass, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com; J-Power, +03-3546-2211, +03-3546-9532 -- fax, www.jpower.co.jp/english
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The Ship to Zero initiative brings together organisations spanning a range of nations and industries, all of which are committed to make an immediate and tangible climate impact. The initial partners -- Bugaboo, Cocoasource, DHL Global Forwarding, Dille & Kamille, Dopper, Geelen Counterflow, Lenzing, Loods5, Lush, Matsen Chemie, Nine & Co, Regent Ingredients, Samskip, Sipsmith, Tony's Chocolonely, YOGI Tea, Yumeko and Zaytoun -- have each committed to a specific reduction in GHG emissions related to the transport of their products or services. Translating these pledges into tangible, traceable and demonstrable climate impact, GoodShipping has completed the first 100 pct GoodFuels bio-bunkering of the container ship Samskip Innovator. The partnership will see advanced biofuels used for a total of four or five trips from Rotterdam to Hull (UK) resulting in a 4,000 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.
GoodFuels' renewable biofuels deliver an 80-90 pct well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction and are produced from certified sustainable feedstocks, according to the company.
As GoodShipping is based on the mass balance principle , the vessel being refueled will not necessarily carry the cargo that the partner companies have decided to transport carbon neutrally. The CO2 reductions can be enabled on another oceangoing vessel, with GoodShipping's strict sustainable accountability criteria ensuring that the partners' decarbonisation commitments are delivered.
(Source: GoodShipping, Website, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: GoodShipping, Tina Trinks, Commercial Manager, www.goodshipping.com/ship-to-zero; GoodFuels, Bart Hellings, COO, +31 88 021 5100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodfuels.com
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The DfT data notes the most common fuel type was biodiesel made from used cooking oil (16.5 million litres), followed by bioethanol from sugar beet betaine residue (8.5 million litres). Of the renewable fuel supplied to date this year , the most widely reported source for biodiesel was used cooking oil from China (168 million litres) and corn from Ukraine for bioethanol (51 million litres).
Taken together, renewable fuels achieved an average of 85 pct greenhouse gas (GHG) savings when compared with fossil fuel use, according to the DfT release.
Download the UK Department for Transport Renewable Fuels Statistics HERE
(Source: UK Department for Transport, Website, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: UK Department for Transport, www.gov.uk/government/latest?departments=department-for-transport, twitter.com/transportgovuk
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Airline travelers booking a ticket with organisations offering "Fly on SAF" can easily mitigate the carbon footprint from their flight by replacing fossil fuel with SAF. (Source: SkyNRG, Website, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20, email@example.com, www.skynrg.com; CHOOOSE, www.chooose.today
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Net-zero marine gasoil (MGO) biofuel will play a key role in helping to achieve the new carbon emission reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Marine gasoil (MGO) emits 3.22 tonnes of CO2 and equivalents per metric tonne, which can be significantly reduced by the blending of pure net-zero biofuel in varying increments, according to GAC.
A division of the GAC Group, GAC Bunker Fuels aims to achieve its carbon zero target by 2030.
(Source: GAC Group, PR, Hellenic, 16 Nov., 2021) Contact: GAC Bunger Fuels, Martyn McMahon, www.gac.com; Neutral Fuels, Gary Hubbard, Chief Commercial Officer, +971 4 584 0374, www.neutralfuels.com
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Located adjacent to the Arrowsmith Separation Plant south of Dongara, Western Australia, crude and condensate from Western Australian producers will be combined with bio-crude feedstocks to deliver what would be Australia's first flexible feed, modular renewable fuel refinery.
(Source: Triangle Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 15 Nov., 2021) Contact: Triangle Energy Ltd., +61 8 9219 7111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.triangleenergy.com.au; Plant Process Group, 281-333-7700, www.plant-process.com
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BDC has constructed more than 240 anaerobic digesters and currently manages 140 facilities worldwide. Since launching in the United States in 2019, BDC has over 20 anaerobic digesters in development, including two under construction in Delaware and Maryland. Slated to be the largest and the first industrial-scale food waste digester in the U.S., the facility at the Maryland Food Center Authority will have the capacity to accept more than 115,000 tons of organic material annually, offering the same carbon sequestration impact as a forested area 40 times the size of Central Park. (Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, Website, 10 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Irradiant Partners, www.irradiantpartners.com; Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, email@example.com, www.bioenergydevco.com
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According to the EBA, the EU biogas sector is committed to climate-neutrality, well developed and ready to scale-up production. According to EBA data, the combined production of biogas and upgraded biomethane could today cover 4.6 pct of the whole EU's gas demand. By 2050, about 30-40 pct of EU gas needs could be met by biogas/biomethane. As one of the global leaders in biogas production, European producers are now seeking new ways for cooperation with third countries to support the deployment of biogas outside EU borders, according to the report. The EBA, together with the German Biogas Association (FvB) and the Austrian Compost and Biogas Association, are already working on this direction in the framework of the DiBiCoo EU Project. One of the fruits of this cooperation is the Categorization of European Biogas and Gasification Technologies. The overview is divided in 2 different publications, one dedicated to anaerobic digestion (AD) and the other one focused on gasification.
Download CATEGORIZATION OF EUROPEAN BIOGAS TECHNOLOGIES report HERE
OF EUROPEAN GASIFICATION
TECHNOLOGIES report HERE . (Source: European Biogas Association, 9 Nov., 2021)
Contact: European Biogas Association, Angela Sainz Arnau , +32 2 400 10 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.europeanbiogas.eu; German Biogas Association, www.nde-germany.de
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Toyota is developing vehicles powered by hydrogen which is being promoted by the government as part of its plan to reach carbon-neutrality by 2050. (Source: Toyota, Various Media, Dhaka Tribune, 14 Nov., 2021)
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As part of the partnership, REGI has invested in Booster and will be an exclusive supplier of bio-based diesel to Booster. Booster will also be an exclusive mobile fueler to REG and will partner with REG to explore expansion opportunities.
(Source: REGI, PR, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: Booster, Frank MYcropft, CEO, 888.938.3563 , www. boosterusa.com; REGI, Bob Kenyan, Snr. VP Sales & Marketing, C.J. Warner, Pres., CEO, (515) 239-8000, www.regi.com
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The MoU will support Topsoe in further optimizing its clean energy technologies and potentially enable Hyundai Oilbank to increase its low-carbon business and meet the company's target that "70 pct of total profit should derive from eco-friendly business by 2030."
Topsoe develops cutting-edge technologies within green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and eFuels. (Source: Hyundai Oilbank,PR, 8 Nov., 2021) Contact:
Hyundai Oilbank, www.oilbank.co.kr;
Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68, www.topsoe.com
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DFW, Avfuel and Neste will continue to explore opportunities to bring more SAF to commercial and cargo airlines at DFW airport . DFW is aiming become a net-zero operation by 2030. (Source: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Aviation Pros, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste, Chris Cooper, VP Renewable Fuels, US, Peter Vanacker, Pres., CEO,+358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466, email@example.com, www.avfuel.com
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According to ClearFlame, "The partnership with Deere and the investment from Deere is going to allow us to move that over to one of their engine platforms, for a range of applications like agriculture and construction, do an engine demo with them, and then towards the end of next year ideally translate that into an actual field demo of the technology on a piece of equipment."
ClearFlame's unique engine technology enables low-carbon, renewable fuels such as ethanol to be easily integrated into existing diesel engine platforms, offering a lower-emission, lower-cost solution than diesel fuel. A ClearFlame-enabled engine meets the performance and efficiency requirements for diesel engines while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter, helping to improve air quality and mitigate climate change, according to the company.
(Source: John Deere, WVIK NPR, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: John Deere, 309-765-8000, www.corporateofficeheadquarters.org/john-deere; ClearFlame Engine Technologies, BJ Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, John Howell, (508) 404-9398, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.clearflame.com, LinkedIn and Twitter @ClearFlameEng)
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The new facility will produce 1.6 million gasoline gallon per year equivalents (GGE) of renewable fuel for the heavy-duty trucking sector -- sufficient fuel to move 10 million miles of freight. The facility will also eliminate roughly 54,000 metric tpy of CO2.
Including the Sunoma Biofuels Project, OPAL Fuels is investing more than $900 million in three operating projects, seven in construction and sixteen in advanced development. Upon completion, OPAL Fuels will be dispensing more than 150 million GGE per year, equivalent to removing more than 1.6 million tpy of CO2 -- equivalent to eliminating Scope 1 emissions from approximately 17,000 trucks each year, according to the release.
OPAL Fuels has built more than 350 RNG projects nationwide and aims to double that in the coming years, according to the release. (Source: OPAL Fuels LLC, PR, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: OPAL Fuels LLC, Jon Maurer, Co-CEO, 914-705-4000, www.opalfuels.com
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The Rotterdam site includes a significant waterfront with deep water access, brownfield development opportunities and potential greenfield development sites. GES plans to development of a new multi-purpose seagoing jetty, as well as developing infrastructure for: consolidation of biofuel and renewable fuels storage including ammonia, green and blue hydrogen. (Source: Global Energy Storage, PR, Website, Nov., 2021)
Contact: Global Energy Storage, Peter Vucins, CEO, +65 6326 0755, email@example.com, www.global-energy-storage.com
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According to the company website, Enviva aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Japan. Enviva owns and operates 10 plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tpy in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. In addition, Enviva exports wood pellets through its marine terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and from third-party marine terminals in Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida. (Source: Enviva, PR, Website, 3 Nov., 2021) Contact: Enviva, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com
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The two Indian firms will also collaborate to establish biofuel production facilities, including CBG, biodiesel and ethanol. (Source: Praj Industries, PR, Website Nov., 2021) Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.praj.net;, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., www.iocl.com
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The new facility will be constructed to the latest technological and efficiency standards for an expected 40 pct savings in energy costs and a 90 pct reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030. Construction is slated to get underway at the end of 2022 for completion by the end of 2024. (Source: Bunge, Website PR, 4 Nov., 2021) Contact: Bunge, Greg Heckman, CEO, Rob Coviello, Sustainability Officer, 314-292-2000, www.bunge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bunge, Biorefinery,
Cielo's first biofuel plant was built south of Calgary in Aldersyde. The company is now ramping up to construct 10 biofuels facilities like the Fort Saskatchewan facility at cost of roughly $50 million each. (Source: Cielo, PR, 3 Nov., 2021) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions, Don Allan, Pres., CEO, 403-348-2972, email@example.com, ww.cielows.com
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The initiative is the DOE's first major effort in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and a call for innovation in the expanding field of CDR -- a key facet of the plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. CDR technology captures CO2 directly from the atmosphere for storage in geological, biobased, and ocean reservoirs or in value-added products to create negative emissions. CDR technology still requires a significant R&D investment to be cost-effective, economically viable and deployed at scale.
According to U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, "By slashing the costs and accelerating the deployment of carbon dioxide removal -- a crucial clean energy technology -- we can take massive amounts of carbon pollution directly from the air and combat the climate crisis. With our Carbon Negative Shot, we can help remove the greenhouse gases already warming our planet and affecting our health -- positioning America as a net-zero leader and creating good-paying jobs for a transitioning clean energy workforce. The combination of the Carbon Negative Shot with our massive investments in hydrogen, battery storage, renewables, and decarbonized fossil energy, can make net-zero emissions a reality here and abroad." (Source: US DOE, PR, InceptiveMind, 8 Nov., 2021) Contact: DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, www.energy.gov/fecm/office-fossil-energy-and-carbon-management
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"With that in mind, we must develop a strategy that enables our sector to deliver its full potential across all sectors and geographies. A blueprint for rapid roll-out will increasingly be demanded in the next couple of years and, as the industry experts, we need to be proactive in preparing for a decade of delivery." -- Charlotte Morton, CEO, World Biogas Association commenting on
methane emissions cuts prior to COP26 in Edinburgh. Contact: World Biogas Association, Charlotte Morton, CEO, +44 20 3735 8116, www.worldbiogasassociation.org
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"A recent article published by Ghent University in collaboration with the EBA and Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB) shows that with appropriate innovations in crop management, sequential cropping (a practice currently mainly implemented in Italy) could be applied as feedstock for biomethane production in different agroclimatic regions of Europe, contributing to climate and renewable energy targets."
Access the European Biogas Association report HERE . (Source: European Biogas Association, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: European Biogas Association,
+32 24 00 10 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.europeanbiogas.eu
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Project Speedbird will begin early-stage development of the UK's first integrated SAF production facility utilizing woody biomass/wood waste and support UK SAF sector growth by deploying innovative production technologies at a commercial scale. Starting in 2025, Project Speedbird will begin to recycle carbon from UK wood waste into 113 million lpy of SAF and renewable diesel (RD), sufficient fuel for 2,000 British Airways' flights from London to New York. (Source: UK Department for Transport, Nov., 2021)
Contact: Nova Pangaea Technologies, +44 1642 440926, www.novapangaea.com; UK Department for Transport, twitter.com/transportgovuk; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
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NREL and its partner researchers will develop and demonstrate an open-source, freely available, and fully functional smart MSW management system.
The use of photosynthetic microalgae to capture and store greenhouse gases, such as CO2 from the atmosphere is quickly getting scientists' attention. A team of researchers aims to improve the capture and storage efficiency of CO2 by coupling algae cultivation as photosynthetic and biocatalysis systems to a "mechanical tree" harboring a passive direct air capture unit. Researchers will
also study mechanisms using biological, engineering, and analysis approaches to understand how algae might be engineered to better store CO2 as cell biomass, as well as develop novel CO2 delivery approaches in combination with the introduction of a highly effective carbonic anhydrase protein, according to the NREL release.
(Source: NREL, Bio Market Insights, Nov., 2021) Contact: NREL. Zia Abdullah, Program Manager,
(303) 275-4051, www.nrel.gov
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Vattenfall has also committed to being net-zero along its full value chain in 2040, meaning that in 2040, the company's steeper decarbonisation trajectory will have continued and all CO2 emissions from the whole value chain, including emissions from suppliers and customers, will either have been eliminated or offset via negative emissions. Vattenfall's new emission reduction targets:
According to the release, ethanol producers can increase yield by 2-3 pct with the new yeast, which for a 100 MMgy plant translates to an additional $1-2 million in revenue. Designed to operate in fermentations of more than 60 hours, Quantum with new strain development is capable of converting the most sugar to ethanol while significantly lowering fermentation by-products such as glycerol up to 40 percent -- all without the trade-off and risk of robustness loss experienced with competing yeasts. And, Quantum expands plant flexibility fermenting to greater than 16 pct w/v ethanol concentrations, while eliminating the need for expensive nutritional supplements, according to the release. (Source: Novozymes, Website, PR, 26 Oct. 2021) Contact: Novozymes, Rene Garza, VP Agricultural & Industrial Biosolutions, North America, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy, 646-671-3897, www.novozymes.com
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Erex plans to buy coal-run power plants from major utilities and refit them for biomass fuel, helping reduce Japan's CO2 emissions.
By working with Samsung C&T, which has commodity trading and construction operations in Southeast Asia, Erex hopes to increase procurement of biomass fuel from its present 1 million tons to between 3 million and 5 million tpy in 2025 rising to 10 million tons in 2030.
The fuel will be used at Erex's own power plants and sold to other operators in Japan and overseas. (Source: Erex, PR, Nikkei Asia, 2 Nov., 2021) Contact: Erex Co. Ltd., www.erex.co.jp; Samsung C&T, www.samsungcnt.com/eng/index.do
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CleanFyre is an innovative, carbon-neutral, sustainable, solid biofuel (biocoal) that meets the strict requirements of a wide variety of industries. The substitution of CleanFyre for fossil coal in many industrial processes allows clients to recognize significant GHG reductions. On a life-cycle basis, GHG emissions can typically be reduced by over 90 pct per tonne of CleanFyre used, according to the company.
The Company anticipates a long-term RNG offtake contract with a Canadian gas utility company will be finalized by early 2022. CleanFyre from the proposed Kirkland Lake facility will be earmarked for future sale to the steel making and metal smelting industries.
CHAR Technologies Ltd. specializes in organic waste pyrolysis and biocarbon development, custom equipment for industrial air and water treatment, and providing services in environmental management, site investigation and remediation, engineering, environmental compliance and resource efficiency.
(Source: CHAR Technologies, Website PR, 2 Nov., 2021)
Contact: CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, CEO, 866-521-3654, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The project will increase the biorefinery's production capacity from 90 million to 340 million gpy, enhance existing operations, and improve operational reliability and logistics.
Renewable Energy Group Inc. is one of the leading producers of renewable diesel in the US. In addition to the Geismar renewable diesel plant, REGI operates biodiesel plants in the US and in Germany. (Source: Wood, Website PR, 2 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Wood Americas, Steve Conway, Snr. VP, +44 1224 851000, www.woodplc.com; REGI, Katie Stanley, (515) 979-3771, email@example.com, www.regi.com
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