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Gasrec Opening Biomethane Station Remote Monitoring Centers (Int'l.)
Gasrec Ltd
Date: 2022-01-10
In the UK, London-headquartered Gasrec Ltd is reporting the opening of it first Remote Monitoring Center to watch and respond to real-time data from each of its biomethane refueling stations and tanker fleet. The information will be closely watched by an initial team of six control center operators who will monitor gas levels to prevent shortages, and detect equipment faults or potential safety issues immediately and respond accordingly.

Gasrec operates biomethane refuelling stations across the UK, providing green fuel for major retailers and logistics companies including Ocado, Sainsbury's and UPS.

In December 2021, bp took a 28.57 pct stake in the company. (Source: Gasrec Ltd., Website, 6 Jan, 2022) Contact: Gasrec Ltd, +44 20 8191 7079, www.gasrec.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gasrec,  Biomethane,  Biogas,  


Albioma Acquires Quebec Woody Biomass Pellet Plant (M&A)
Albioma
Date: 2022-01-03
French independent global renewable energy developer and operator Albioma is reporting acquisition of the La Granaudiere wood pellet production plant in Quebec, Canada. The plant, which has been in bankruptcy receivership and out of service since July 2021, is due to be recommissioned early this year to produce 200,000 tpy of SBP-certified pellets from wood waste or low-grade wood from sustainably managed forests.

The acquisition includes a long-term agreement granting access to a 45,000-tonne pellet storage facility in the Port of Quebec, as well as raw material supply guarantees issued by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP). (Source: Albioma, PR, 30 Dec., 2021) Contact: Albioma, www.albioma.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Albioma,  Woody Biomass,  Wood Pellet,  


Lightsourcebp Partners on Portuguese Green Hydrogen Projects (Int'l.)
Lightsourcebp
Date: 2021-12-31
London-headquartered global solar energy developer Lightsourcebp and Lisbon-headquartered Portuguese gas utility Dourogas are reporting a green hydrogen joint venture to explore the potential of eight green hydrogen sites and investment in solar and hydrogen infrastructure in Portugal.

As much as 200MWp of solar projects developed by Lightsourcebp will power 130MW electrolysers, developed by Dourogas. The green hydrogen will be injected directly into the country's gas grid. The first project will benefit from a €5 million grant from the EU's Portugal 2020 fund.

As previously reported, Lightsourcebp aims to develop 25GW of solar power by 2025, up from 10GW by 2023. Lightsourcebp has an existing solar pipeline in Portugal of around 1.5GW outside of this new JV. It is also part of hydrogen consortiums in Australia and the UK.

Dourogas, a gas mobility and natural gas utility supplying about 30,000 grid clients in 34 municipalities, is developing a number of green gas projects both with biomethane and hydrogen. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: Dourogas, www.dourogas.pt: Lightsourcebp, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsourcebp ,  Green Hydrogen,  Solar,  


Lightsourcebp's Third 2021 Spanish Solar Project Underway (Int'l)
Lightsourcebp
Date: 2021-12-20
Solar energy developer Lightsourcebp reports construction is underway on its Torrubia solar plant in the La Muela municipality of Zaragoza, Spain. The €35 million, 49.96 MW project is the company's third solar project in Spain this year.

With the Torrubia project, the company has eight photovoltaic plants in this region, the Barrica group composed of two solar plants located in Teruel, with a total capacity of 100MW, and Vendimia, a cluster of five solar plants totaling 247MW located in the province of Zaragoza. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 18 Dec., 2021) Contact: Lightsourcebp Americas, Kevin Smith, CEO, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsourcebp,  Solar ,  


bp Claims Maritime B30 Blend Fuel Test Success (Int'l. Report)
bp,Maersk Tankers
Date: 2021-12-17
London-headquartered petroleum giant BP and Maersk Tankers are reporting the completion of two trials using marine fuel blended with biofuel on tankers. Each vessel was bunkered with bp Marine B30 biofuel -- 30 pct fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) -- a biodiesel blended with very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO).

bp noted "no modifications to the engine or infrastructure were required and no adverse effects to equipment or machinery were observed during or after the trials."(Source: bp, PR, Reuters, 17, Dec., 2021) Maersk Tankers

More Low-Carbon Energy News bp news,  Marine Biofuel news,  Maersk Tankers news,  B30 news,  


Aussie Air Carrier Commits to SAF (Int'l. Report)
Qantas.BP
Date: 2021-12-15
In the Land Down Under, air carrier Qantas reports it will be the first Australian air carrier to fly commercial trips using sustainable fuel alternatives (SAF) under a deal to buy 10 million litres of biofuels from BP in 2023 and 2024 for flights departing London's Heathrow Airport. The SAF will be blended with regular jet fuel to reduce carbon emissions on its flights from London by 10 pct, according to the release.

Qantas has committed to spending $50 million on sustainable aviation fuels before 2050 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 plan. (Source: Qantas, PR Dec., 2021) Contact: Qantas, Andrew Parker , Sustainability Officer, Alan Joyce, CEO, (02) 9691 3636, info@qantas.com, www.qantas.com/au/en.html; BP, www.bp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Qantas,  BP,  


bp Takes Stake in Biomethane Fueler Gasrec (Int'l., M&A)
Gasrec, bp
Date: 2021-12-06
In the UK, oil giant bp reports it has acquired a 28.57 pct stake in London-headquartered Gasrec, the UK' largest dual provider of bio-LNG and bio-CNG to road transport. Gasrec builds, owns and operates biomethane refuelling stations across the UK. The company presently operates and owns 10 biomethane refuelling stations capable of fueling 1,250 vehicles per day.

bp will supply Gasrec with renewable biomethane produced mainly from organic wastes. The investment will expand bp's UK footprint in renewable gas production and distribution. (Source: bp, PR, Website, Dec., 2021) Contact: Gasrec, Rob Wood, CEO , +44 20 8191 7079, www.gasrec.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gasrec,  bp,  bio-CNG,  Biomethane,  


Re-Booted Newfoundland Refinery to Produce SAF, RD (Ind. Report)
Cresta Fund Management
Date: 2021-12-01
Dallas, Texas-headquartered private equity firm Cresta Fund Management is reporting acquisition of a controlling stake in North Atlantic Refining Ltd.'s idled 135,000-bpd refinery in Come-by-Chance, Newfoundland, Canada.

The refinery, which will be renamed Braya Renewable Fuels, will be converted to initially produce 14,000 bpd of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) beginning in mid-2022 and possibly green hydrogen at a later date, according to the company. (Source: Cresta Fund Management, PR, Reuters, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: Cresta Fund Management, 214.310.1083, www.crestafunds.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Renewable Diesel,  Green Hydrogen,  


Arbor Announces Texas Biofuels Plant Plans (Ind. Report)
Arbor Renewable Gas
Date: 2021-11-24
In the Lone Star State, Houston-headquartered Arbor Renewable Gas is reporting the selection of a 53-acre site in Beaumont for its first renewable biofuel plant.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbor Renewable Gas,  Biofuel,  Woody Biomass,  


Singapore Boosting Carbon Capture Targets (Int'l. Report)
Singapore Economic Development Board
Date: 2021-11-24
The Singapore Economic Development Board reports it aims to increase the city state's carbon capture capacity to at least 2 million tpy by 2030 and to establish a carbon capture technology testbed on Jurong Island, which is dominated by a large oil refinery hub. The islands hosts BP, DuPont, Chevron, Singapore Petroleum Company, Singapore Refining Company along with Shell and ExxonMobile, both of which have expressed interest in building carbon capture facilities in the region.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Singapore news,  Carbon Capture news,  CCS. CCUS news,  


Aussie Marine Biofuels Plant FEED Work Underway (Int'l. Report)
Triangle Energy
Date: 2021-11-17
In the Land Down Under, Perth-headquartered oil producer Triangle Energy reports League City, Texas-based Plant Process Group LLC has begun front end engineering design (FEED) work for a proposed 5,000 bpd modular, flexible feed Renewable Fuel Refinery project to produce marine biofuels. FEED work is expected to be completed early next year and first production is slated for Q1, 2024.

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, info@triangleenergy.com.au, www.triangleenergy.com.au; Plant Process Group, 281-333-7700, www.plant-process.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel,  


SK Innovation Taps Honeywell for Hydrogen Plant CCS Study (Int'l.)
SK Innovation and Energy, Honeywell UOP
Date: 2021-11-17
Soul, South Korea-headquartered SK Innovation and Energy is reporting the selection of Des Plaines, Illinois, based Honeywell UOP for a feasibility study to retrofit a hydrogen plant with carbon capture and storage (CCS) of more than 400,000 tons of CO2 at its 840,000 bpd petroleum refinery in Ulsan, Korea. The captured CO2 would be stored in depleted natural gas reservoirs, beginning in 2026.

The project is in line with South Korea's commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, according to the release. (Source: SK Innovation and Energy, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: SK Innovation and Energy, www.eng.skinnovation.com; Honeywell UOP, www.uop.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SK Innovation and Energy,  Honeywell UOP,  Hudrgen,  CCS ,  


Clean Energy Fuels, bp Expanding RNG JV (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Fuels, bp
Date: 2021-11-15
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and bp are reporting the expansion of their previously announced renewable natural gas (RNG) joint venture. The two firms plan to finance and develop new dairy farm RNG projects, starting in South Dakota and Iowa where Dynamic Holdings will oversee construction, develop and operate the facilities, the first of which is expected to be operational in 2022.

With over 550 dispensing locations, Clean Energy has the largest network of RNG stations in the U.S. bp's world-class trading organization transports RNG to California markets and monetizes the environmental credits associated with dispensing the RNG. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Clay Corbus, VP Renewable Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com bp, www.bp.com/us

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  bp,  RNG,  


Lightsourebp's Elm Branche Solar Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Lightsourcebp
Date: 2021-11-15
In the Lone Star State, Lightsourcebp is reporting its 163 MW, 360,000 solar panel equipped Elm Branch solar project -- roughly 40 miles south of Dallas -- has begun commercial operation under a power contract between L3Harris Technologies and Lightsource bp.

The agreement with L3Harris enabled Lightsource bp to finance and construct the solar project, which broke ground in January. Lightsource bp, owner and operator of the site, selected McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. as the Engineer, Procure, and Construct (EPC) contractor for the solar project.

The solar power agreement between L3Harris and Lightsource bp is the equivalent of eliminating about 110,000 metric tpy of CO2 or removing 24,000 cars from the road every year. The . The agreement between L3Harris and Lightsource bp is for 100 MW of capacity and the environmental attributes. (Source: Lightsourcebp, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Lightsourcebp Americas, Kevin Smith, CEO , www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsourcebp,  Solar,  


UGE's Bay State Solar+Storage Projects Underway (Ind. Report)
UGE International
Date: 2021-11-15
NYC-headquartered solar, solar+storage developer UGE International Ltd. is reporting its expansion into the Massachusetts market, starting with more than 100MW of solar-plus-storage and standalone storage projects are now in early-stages of development.

The Massachusetts projects will take advantage of the Clean Peak Energy Standard, an innovative program providing compensation for the value energy storage brings to the grid. Clean Peak requires utilities to purchase Clean Peak Energy Certificates (CPECs) from energy storage providers, much in the same way that previous solar programs often required utilities to purchase renewable energy credits. Energy storage systems are charged during the periods of maximum solar production. Then, as a substitute to traditional fossil fuel-powered peaking plants, energy storage provides additional capacity to the grid during peak demand hours, offsetting such power plants' significant carbon emissions. This program is expected to reduce emissions and lower electricity costs throughout the state.

In addition to its Massachusetts projects, UGE reports all three of its submissions for the second year of New Jersey's community solar pilot program received awards from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). The three projects totaling 2.2MW are expected to reach commercial operation in 2022. NJBPU also announced the the state will implement a full community solar program, foregoing year three of its previously announced pilot program. UGE has begun developing projects in anticipation of the opening of New Jersey's program.

With more than 500MW experience, UGE develops, owns, and operates commercial and community solar projects in the US and strategic markets abroad. (Source: UGE, PR, 15 Nov., 2021) Contact: UGE, Mateo Chaskel, Managing Director UGE USA, (917) 720 5685 , investors@ugei.com, www.ugei.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Peak Energy Standard news,  Solar news,  Solar+Stroage news,  Energy Storage news,  Community Solar news,  


Wartsila Providing Energy Storage to Bahamas P&L (Int'l. Report)
Wartsila
Date: 2021-11-03
The technology group Wartsila reports it will supply a 25 MW / 27 MWh advanced energy storage system for Bahamas Power and Light Company (BP&L). In combination with a 132 MW power plant operating on seven Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines supplied to BP&L in 2019.

The integrated Wartsila solution will provide the Bahamas with an optimized energy system that meets the island nation's spinning reserve requirements while significantly improving generation efficiency and system reliability. The combination of flexible power generation and energy storage utilising Wartsila's GEMS Digital Energy Platform will support Bahamas' plans to increase its share of renewable sources, notably solar, by 30 pct by 2030.

The order includes the EPC supply and installation of 27 units of Wartsila GridSolv Quantum energy modular storage system which is anticipated to be fully operational by mid-2022. (Source: Wartsila Corporation, Website PR, 1 Nov., 2021) Contact: Bahamas Power and Light Company, Whitney Heastie, 242-302-1000, www.bplco.com; Wartsila, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827, mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com, www.wartsila.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  


Indonesia to Cut Palm Deforestation by 2030 (Int'l. Report)
Indonesia Palm Oil
Date: 2021-11-03
At COP26 in Edinburgh, the world's largest palm-oil producer, Indonesia has agreed to end deforestation by 2030.

Indonesia, which has 35.6 million acres (56,250 square miles) of palm plantations on deforested land -- has been widely criticized for clearing forests for palm oil cultivation for biodiesel and other applications.

The EU has vowed to boycott and end palm oil imports from Indonesia and Malaysia which has erupted into a legal row between the parties.

As previously noted, TuK Indonesia, an NGO advocate for the environment, reported the estimated total wealth of the top 27 families in the palm oil industry at more than $88 billion -- roughly 8 pct of the country's GDP. Among the top producers, Wilmar International, which produces 2.3 million kiloliters per year of palm oil biodiesel, is the major recipient of Indonesian government subsidies to the palm oil industry. Wilmar scored 55 pct of the total $530 million from the BPDP-KS distributed to five palm oil companies in 2017. (Source: Various Media, COP26 Release, Nov., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Indonesia Palm Oil,  


Xcel Energy, Lightsourcebp Tout Pueblo Solar Project (Ind. Report)
Xcel Energy, Lightsource bp
Date: 2021-10-29
Minneapolis-headquartered Xcel Energy and London-based global solar energy specialist Lightsourcebp are reporting development of the new 298-MW Sun Mountain Solar farm in Pueblo, Colorado. Lightsourcebp will finance, construct, own and operate the facility and deliver the solar energy it generates to Xcel Energy under a long-term power purchase agreement. Construction of the project is expected to begin before the year end.

The Sun Mountain Solar farm will abate 404,080 tpy of CO2 -- equivalent of taking over 87,000 cars off the road each year -- an is inlione with Xcel Energy's broader Colorado Energy Plan to deliver 55 pct renewable energy to the grid and reduce carbon emissions 60 pct by 2026. It also supports the state's clean energy goal to reduce emissions statewide 26 pct by 2025, 50 pct by 2030, and 90 pct by 2050. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 27 Oct., 2021) Contact: Lightsource bp, Americas, Kevin Smith, CEO, www.lightsourcebp.com; Xcel Energy-Colorado, Alice Jackson, Pres., (612) 215-5300, www.xcelenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy,  Lightsource bp,  Solar ,  


BHP Explores Nickel Mine Waste CCS (Int'l. Report)
BHP
Date: 2021-10-25
In the Land Down Under, mining juggernaut BHP Group is reportedly weighing the potential of capturing and storing carbon (CCS) using high magnesium oxide waste from its Nickel West operations in Western Australia (WA).

This waste has the potential to extract carbon from the air to create magnesium carbonate -- a stable compound in the form of a salt that can then be left safely in situ, or used in building materials like carbon-neutral cement or plasterboard, according to BPH.

BPH plans to undertake field trials at its Mt Keith tailings dam in WA. The dam has a capacity to store 40,000 tpy of CO₂ from the atmosphere. which is equivalent to offsetting 15,000 average-sized combustion engine cars. (Source: BHP Group, PR, Reuters, 22 Oct., 2021) Contact: BHP, Laura Tyler, CTO, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BHP,  CCS,  


Vestas Selected for 2.1 GW Empire Wind Offshore Projects (Ind. Report)
Vestas North America
Date: 2021-10-22
Portland, Oregon-based Vestas North America reports Empire Offshore Wind, an Equinor and bp joint venture, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the proposed 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects off the coast of Long Island, New York. For the project, Vestas will supply 138 units of its V236-15.0 MW turbines along with a comprehensive multi-year service agreement.

Vests notes that details of the Empire Wind deal will be disclosed if and when if and when the agreement with Empire wind materializes into a firm order.

New York State is aiming to install 9 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035. (Source: Vestas North America, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: Vestas North America, Chante Condit-Pottol Director, Marketing & Communications, (503) 708-6668, CHCPO@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas North America,  Offshore Wind,  


Lightsourcebp Launches Bighorn Solar Project (Ind. Report)
Lightsourcebp
Date: 2021-10-15
Global solar energy specialist Lightsourcebp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America, reports the unveiling of its 300-MW Bighorn Solar project on 1,800 acres of land on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo, Colorado.

The 750,000 solar panel installation provides nearly all the plant's annual electric power demand and abates more than 433,000 metric tpy of carbon dioxide emissions -- equivalent to removing 92,100 fuel-burning cars from the road. The Bighorn Solar project is currently generating electricity into the grid and is expected to come fully online in November 2021. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 13 Oct., 2021) Contact: Lightsourcebp, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsourcebp,  Solar,  


Arbios Announces BC Woody Biomass-to-Fuels Plant (Ind. Report)
Arbios Biotech, Licella Holdings
Date: 2021-10-13
In British Columbia, Canadian Forest Products and Sydney, Australia-based Licella Holdings joint venture Arbios Biotech reports it will construct a woody biomass- to-low carbon biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia. The plant will convert tree bark and sawmill wastes into high value renewable biocrude which can be further refined to produce low-carbon transportation fuels.

The facility will convert 25,000 dry tpy of wood residue to 50,000 bpy of sustainable bio-oil when it begins production in the first half of 2023. The plant, which will utilize Licella' s patented Cat-HTR decarbonization platform , will be constructed on a portion of Canfor's Intercontinental Pulp Mill site and will have the potential to add four processing lines within the existing footprint. (Source: Arbios Biotech, Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Arbios Biotech, Don Roberts, Chair, www.arbiosbiotech.com; Licella Holdings, +61 (02) 9119 6050, info@licella.com, www.licella.com; Canadian Forest Products, www.canfor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbios Biotech news,  Woody Biomass news,  Licella Holdings news,  Canfor news,  


DOE Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge (Ind. Report)
US DOE
Date: 2021-10-13
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) is a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage.

This comprehensive set of solutions requires concerted action, guided by an aggressive goal: to develop and domestically manufacture energy storage technologies that can meet all U.S. market demands by 2030.

The ESGC leverages the expertise of the full spectrum of DOE offices and the capabilities of its National Labs to enable independent testing, verification, and demonstration of energy storage technologies, allowing them to enter the market more quickly. To maximize the speed at which early stage concepts develop into commercial scale deployments, DOE created a comprehensive inventory of lab capabilities that allows energy storage stakeholders to easily identify resources that can assist with their R&D needs.

Download the US DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge details =facilities&sort=relevance&facets=fkaa,fkhhg,fkhhc] HERE, (Source: US DOE, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: US DOE, 202-586-5000, www.energy.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  US DOE,  


Lightsourcebp Targets 25GW of Solar by 2025 (Ind. Report)
Lightsourcebp
Date: 2021-10-01
London-headquartered global solar specialist Lightsource bp reports it has secured a new $1.8 billion revolving credit and trade finance facility that will help fuel its new global growth strategy of developing 25GW of solar projects through greenfield, co-development and acquisition opportunities across the EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific regions by 2025. The company has developed 3.8GW of solar projects globally since 2010.

In 2021, Lightsourcebp increased its presence in Spain, Italy and Portugal and announced a major auction win and market entry into Greece. The company's US portfolio stands at roughly 10GW including more than 1.9GW entering into operations or construction in the last 18 months. Additionally, Lightsource bp is exclusively developing a 9GW solar pipeline for bp following its acquisition from 7X Energy, according to the company release. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 20 Sept., 2021) Contact: Lightsourcebp, www.lightsourcebp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsourcebp,  Solar ,  


NJ Wind Project Could Power up to 1.4 MN Homes (Ind. Report)
Rise Light & Power
Date: 2021-09-22
Queens, New York-based Rise Light & Power, a subsidiary of the LS Power group, is reporting plans to convert a Raritan Bay power station brownfield site in South Amboy into the Outerbridge Renewable Connector, an offshore wind hub to deliver to power for up to 1.4 million homes in the Garden State.

Rise Light & Power last week submitted its Outerbridge Renewable Connector proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and PJM Interconnection and is expecting a decision on the plan this year or early in 2022, according to the company release. (Source: Rise Light & Power, PR, mycentaljersey, 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Rise Light & Power, Clint Plummer, CEO, www.riselight.com; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

More Low-Carbon Energy News Rise Light & Power,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,  


Anbaric Submits NJ Offshore Wind Power Bid (Ind. Report)
Anbaric Development Partners
Date: 2021-09-22
Wakefield, Mass.-based commercial-scale electric transmission and storage systems developer Anbaric Development Partners reports it has submitted a portfolio of 19 offshore wind power transmission projects in New Jersey -- the Boardwalk Power Link projects -- to regional grid operator PJM Interconnection on behalf of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).

The submission is in response to PJM Interconnection's April solicitation for delivery of offshore wind energy to the New Jersey power grid. New Jersey is aiming for 7.5 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2035. (Source: Anbaric Development Partners, Sept., 2021) Contact: Anbaric Development Partners, (781) 683 0711, www.anbaric.com; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

More Low-Carbon Energy News Anbaric Development Partners,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,  


ADNOC, bp, Masdar Partnering on Hydrogen Hubs, CCS (Int'l.)
ADNOC, bp, Masdar
Date: 2021-09-20
In the UAE, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), British Petroleum (bp) and Masdar are reporting framework agreements on the potential development of clean hydrogen hubs in both the UK and UAE at a scale of at least 2 GW -- 1GW in the UAE and 1GW in the UK.

The agreement is in line with the UK's commitment to achieve 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen by 2030 and the UAE's Nationally Determined Contribution of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23.5 pct compared to business as usual for the year 2030. Adnoc and bp will also identify areas for potential partnership in methane detection platforms and greenfield carbon capture and underground storage (CCS). (Source: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, PR, Khaleeji Times, 7 Sept., 2021)Contact: ADNOC, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, CEO, +971 2 7070000. +971 2 6023389--fax, www.adnoc.ae; Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333, www.masdar.ae

More Low-Carbon Energy News ADNOC,  bp,  Masdar,  Hydrogen,  CCS,  Carbon Emissions,  


20MW UK Green Hydrogen Project Funded (Int'l., Funding)
Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho
Date: 2021-09-17
In the UK, Uniper, Siemens Energy AG, Toyota Tsusho and Associated British Ports (ABP) are reporting receipt of matched funding from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, to study and help develop roughly 20MW of green hydrogen production for use at the Port of Immingham, either as a direct replacement for diesel and heavy fuel oil or for the production of clean shipping fuels.

The funded study will review the technical and economic feasibility of reducing port greenhouse gas emissions with hydrogen and develop a plan for future development, as well as assess key areas encompassing the conversion of existing infrastructure, the generation and storage of hydrogen and potential end uses of green hydrogen in and around the port.

The completed feasibility study could enable a front-end engineering design study (FEED) to start in 2022, with potential financial investment decisions in 2023 and possible first green hydrogen production by 2025. (Source: Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho, RE News, 16 Sept., 2021) Contact: Uniper, www.uniper.energy; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html; Toyota Tsusho, www.toyota-tsusho.com/english; Associated British Ports , www.abports.co.uk/locations/immingham

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovate UK,  Uniper,  Siemens Energy,  Toyota Tsusho,  Green Hydrogen,  


PBF Taps Honeywell for Renewable Diesel Project (Ind. Report)
PBF Energy, Honeywell UOP
Date: 2021-09-01
Further to our 13 August coverage, Des Plaines, Illinois-based Honeywell is reporting independent transportation fuel refiner and supplier PBF Energy has selected Honeywell Ecofining™ technology for a potential renewable diesel(RD) project at its Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana. PBF is currently evaluating the conversion of an idle hydrocracking unit at the plant to a single-stage Ecofining unit that if constructed would produce 20,000 bpd of renewable diesel (RD) fuel. A final investment decision by PBF is expected in the coming months.

Honeywell's single-stage Ecofining process is a fast-to-market, capital efficient solution ideal for repurposing underutilized hydroprocessing units to produce higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies, according to Honeywell. The process produces Honeywell Green Diesel™ fuel, which is chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel.

The UOP and Eni SpA jointly developed the Ecofining process which uses a combination of catalysts in a single operating environment to remove oxygenates and other contaminants from the feedstock, and then isomerize the feed to improve its cold-flow properties. Due to its simplified design, single-stage Ecofining technology can be put into service quickly, with lower capital expense than other designs, according to the release.

PBF Energy -- a major independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels -- has refining operations in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio. (Source: Honeywell UOP, Website PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Honeywell, www.honeywell.com, www.honeywellprocess.com; Honeywell UOP, www.uop.com; PBF Energy, Steven Krynski, Chalmette Refinery Manager, 973.455.7500, www.pbfenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Honeywell Green Diesel,  Renewable Diesel,  PBF Energy,  Honeywell UOP,  


Topsoe Taped for Calumet Renewable Diesel Project (Ind. Report)
Calumet,Haldor Topsoe
Date: 2021-09-01
Further to our 19th Feb. report, Indianapolis-headquartered Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP is reporting the selection of Haldor Topsoe's HydroFlex solution to produce 12,000 bpd of renewable diesel (RD) at its revamped plant in Great Falls, Montana, in 2022.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. specializes in naphthenic and paraffinic oils as well as aliphatic solvents and paraffin waxes production.

Topsoe's HydroFlex is the industry-leading technology for production of renewable jet (SAF) and diesel provides lower CAPEX, lower OPEX, lower carbon intensity (CI) score, better diesel yield, and can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications, according to the company. (Source: Calumet, PR, Biofuels News, 31 Aug., 2021) Contact: Calumet Specialty Products, Bruce Flemming, VP, (317) 328-5660, www.calumetspecialty.com; Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68, www.topsoe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Haldor Topsoe,  Calumet,  SAF Jet Fuel,  Renewable Diesel,  


bp to Purchase CleanBay Renewables Chicken Litter RNG (Ind. Report)
CleanBay Renewables, bp
Date: 2021-08-30
bp is reporting a 15-year agreement to purchase RNG produced from poultry litter -- a mixture of manure, feathers and bedding -- from Princess Anne, Maryland-based CleanBay Renewables and will sell the fuel to its customers, initially in California.

CleanBay is actively exploring sites for future facilities in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and California. Its goal is to establish a portfolio of RNG and power facilities. Each of the 30 proposed CleanBay facilities is expected to generate enough sustainable energy to power 9,200 cars per year by recycling more than 150,000 tons of poultry litter annually. (Source: CleanBay Reneables, Website PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: bp, Michael Thomas, VP Biogas CleanBay Renewables, Thomas Spangler, 410-514-6488, www.cleanbayrenewables.com

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EPA Rcommends RFS Biofuel Blend Mandate Rollback (Reg & Leg.)
Renewable Fuel Standard
Date: 2021-08-30
Reuters is reporting the U.S. EPA is recommending the retroactive lowering Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel blending mandate.

Under the RFS, U.S. oil refiners are required to blend billions of gallons of biofuels into the nation's fuel mix, or purchase tradeable credits (RINs) from those that do.

As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. (Source: Reuters, 26 Aug., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Standard,  Biofuel Blend,  


Portland Considering City Smokestack Carbon Tax (Ind. Report)
Portland Oregon
Date: 2021-08-23
In Oregon, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) reports Portland city officials are attempting to resurrect the 2018 Portland Clean Energy Fund -- a tax on emissions from industrial industries to raise about $8 to $11 million a year. The tax proceeds would be used to help meet the city's goal of slashing its carbon emissions in half by 2030 and reducing emissions to zero by 2050.

The Portland Clean Energy Fund has generated $109 million to date with another $52 million expected before the year end. The fund issues cash grants to nonprofits that will generate green energy projects and jobs for communities of color. (Source: Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Willamette Week, Aug., 2021) Contact: Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 503-623-7700, www.portlandoregon.gov/bps

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,  


TC Energy, Irving Oil Ink Decarbonixation MoU (Ind. Report)
TC Energy, Irving Oil
Date: 2021-08-20
Calgary, Alberta-based natural gas-focused midstream energy service provider TC Energy and New Brunswick, Canada-headquartered petroleum refiner Irving Oil are reporting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the development of clean energy projects in Atlantic Canada' The two firms will focus on decarbonizing existing assets and implementing technologies to reduce emissions, including at the 2004-vintage Grandview Cogeneration facility, a 90-MW low-carbon power plant at Irving Oil's 320,000 bpd Saint John refinery -- the largest in Canada.

The partnership will also consider medium and long-term opportunities that support the decarbonization of local industry through the production and delivery of low-emission hydrogen along with a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) network.

The scope, time limits and cost estimates of the joint initiatives will be determined by feasibility studies and outstanding regulatory procedures. (Source: TC Energy, Irving Oil, Zacks, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: TC Energy, 403-920-2000, www.tcenergy.com; Irving Oil, www.irvingoil.com/en-CA/discover-irving/contact-us

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Decarbonization,  TC Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  Irving Oil,  


Fagen Tapped for Epitome Energy Biodiesel Soybean Crush Facility (Ind. Report)
Fagen,Epitome Energy
Date: 2021-08-20
Epitome Energy reports it has awarded Fagen the EPC contract to construct a $300 million, 42 million-bpy soybean crush facility in Crookston Minnesota. A refined, bleached, and deodorised oil refining operation may be added at a later date.

Granite Falls, Minnesota-based Fagen has reportedly constructed roughly 60 pct of the US's ethanol production capacity, as well as multiple biodiesel, wind and power projects, according to the release. (Source: Epitome Energy, PR, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: Epitome Energy, 612-325-1330, www.epitomeenergy.com; Fagen, Evan Fagen, www.fageninc.com

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Phillips 66 Rodeo Renewable Diesel Prod. Underway (Ind. Report)
Phillips 66
Date: 2021-08-13
Houston-headquartered petroleum giant Phillips 66 reports its Haldor Topsoe HydroFlex technology equipped refinery in Rodeo, California, has begun renewable diesel production. Subject to permitting and approvals, full conversion of the refinery is expected to be complete in early 2024 when the facility's renewable fuel production capacity to 50,000 bpd.

Combined with its other renewable fuels facilities and projects, Phillips 66 has the potential to supply 1 billion gpy of renewable fuels, according to the release.

Phillips 66 also announced it is converting 600 branded retail sites in California to sell renewable diesel produced at the Rodeo biorefinery. (Source: Phillips 66, Aug., 2021) Contact: Phillips 66, Jeff Dietert , IR, 832-765-2297, jeff.dietert@p66.com, www.p66.com; Haldor Topsoe, +45 27 77 99 68, www.topsoe.com

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PBF Energy Selects Honeywell Tech. for RD Project (Ind. Report)
PBF Energy
Date: 2021-08-13
Further to our 5th June coverage, Des Plaines, Illinois-based Honeywell reports independent petroleum refiner and transportation fuels supplier PBF Energy Inc. has selected Honeywell Ecofining™ technology for a potential renewable diesel (RD) project at its Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana.

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey-headquartered PBF is currently evaluating the conversion of an idle hydrocracking unit at the plant to a single-stage Ecofining unit that if constructed would produce 20,000 bpd of renewable diesel fuel. A final investment decision by PBF is expected in the coming months.

Honeywell's single-stage Ecofining process produces Honeywell Green Diesel™ fuel from non-edible natural oils and animal fats. The fuel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and can be used as a drop-in replacement in vehicles with no engine modifications. (Source: Honeywell UOP, Website PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Honeywell UOP, www.uop.com, Honeywell, www.honeywell.com; PBF Energy, Steven Krynski, Chalmette Refinery Manager, 973.455.7500 , www.pbfenergy.com

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Gevo NW Iowa to Sell RNG to bp (Ind. Report)
Gevo, GEVO, bp
Date: 2021-08-11
Further to our 3rd May coverage, Englewood, Colorado-based Gevo Inc. reports its wholly-owned dairy manure-based renewable natural gas (RNG) project company -- Gevo NW Iowa RNG, LLC (NW Iowa RNG) has inked agreements with BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. and BP Products North America Inc. for the sale of NW Iowa RNG's production.

The NW Iowa RNG project, which is currently under construction for production early nest year, is slated to produce roughly 355,000 MMBtu of RNG per year for sale into the California market under dispensing agreements bp has in place with Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest fueling infrastructure in the US for RNG. (Source: Gevo, PR, Website, 10 Aug., 2021) Contact: GEVO Inc., Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Clean Energy Fuels, Andrew J. Littlefair, Pres., CEO, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com

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New Jersey Clean Energy Startups Funding Announced (Funding)
Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
Date: 2021-08-09
In Trenton, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) , through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), has announced funding to the following organizations to help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies within New Jersey's economy. The following organizations were funded:

  • Andluca Technologies Inc., located in Princeton, is a spin-out of Princeton University that is developing solar-powered smart glass technology. ($74,969), www.andluca.com

  • Arbela Laboratories, located in Randolph, is creating a methanol-fed Pichia platform designed to increase the scale and reduce the costs of biomanufacturing. ($73,000), www. arbelalabs.com

  • Eion NJ Corporation in Princeton is developing a specialty fine-grained mineral material that rapidly captures and stores carbon dioxide when applied to agricultural soils. ($75,000), www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.eion_corp.c300f040f3b70cd2ba87f619b617c01b.html

  • Farm to Flame Energy, located in Kearny, provides scalable, end-to-end electricity generation systems using biomass for communities in underdeveloped countries. ($74,995), www.farmtoflameenergy.com

  • Green Blu, located in Hamilton, is developing a solar thermal energy-powered brine separation technology for use in desalination, agriculture, and water industries. ($75,000), www.greenblu.co

  • NextGen Battery Technologies, LLC., located in Somerset, is developing a high-voltage, non-flammable solid-state electrolyte for lithium batteries. ($74,939), www.nextgenbattery.com

  • Princeton NuEnergy, located in Bordentown, is developing a battery recycling technology to recycle and reuse used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, portable electronics, and other energy storage devices. ($75,000) www.pnecycle.com

  • RenewCO2, LLC., located in Cranford, is developing an electrochemical process that converts carbon dioxide to plastic precursors and other value-added chemicals conventionally sourced from fossil fuels. ($75,000), www.renewco2.com

  • SunRay Scientific, LLC., located in Eatontown, is commercializing an advanced material adhesive for use in electronics and semiconductor packaging. ($75,000) www.sunrayscientific.com. (Source: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Aug., 2021) Contact: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Judith Sheft, Exec. Dir., (609) 858-6700, www.njeda.com/csit

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


  • Bioenergy Included in NJ Clean Energy Funding (Funding)
    New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
    Date: 2021-08-09
    In Trenton, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT), through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), has announced funding to the following organizations to help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies within New Jersey's economy. The following bioenergy-biotech projects and organizations were funded:

  • Farm to Flame Energy, located in Kearny, provides scalable, end-to-end electricity generation systems using biomass for communities in underdeveloped countries. ($74,995), www.farmtoflameenergy.com

  • Green Blu, located in Hamilton, is developing a solar thermal energy-powered brine separation technology for use in desalination, agriculture, and water industries. ($75,000), www.greenblu.co

  • Arbela Laboratories, located in Randolph, is creating a methanol-fed Pichia platform designed to increase the scale and reduce the costs of biomanufacturing. ($73,000), www.arbelalabs.com (Source: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Website PR Aug., 2021) Contact: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Judith Sheft, Exec. Dir., (609) 858-6700, www.njeda.com/csit

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy,  


  • Battery, Energy Storage Projects Funded in NJ (Funding)
    New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
    Date: 2021-08-09
    In Trenton, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) , through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), has announced funding to the following organizations to help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies within New Jersey's economy. The following battery and energy storage organizations and projects were funded:

  • NextGen Battery Technologies, LLC., located in Somerset, is developing a high-voltage, non-flammable solid-state electrolyte for lithium batteries. ($74,939), www.nextgenbattery.com

  • Princeton NuEnergy, located in Bordentown, is developing a battery recycling technology to recycle and reuse used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, portable electronics, and other energy storage devices. ($75,000)

  • SunRay Scientific, LLC., located in Eatontown, is commercializing an advanced material adhesive for use in electronics and semiconductor packaging. ($75,000) www.sunrayscientific.com. (Source: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Aug., 2021) Contact: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Judith Sheft, Exec. Dir., (609) 858-6700, www.njeda.com/csit

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  • NJ Clean Energy Funding Climate-Carbon Projects (Funding)
    New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
    Date: 2021-08-09
    In Trenton, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) , through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), has announced funding to the following organizations to help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies within New Jersey's economy. The following organizations were funded:
  • Eion NJ Corporation, located in Princeton, is developing a specialty fine-grained mineral material that rapidly captures and stores carbon dioxide when applied to agricultural soils. ($75,000), www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.eion_corp.c300f040f3b70cd2ba87f619b617c01b.html

  • RenewCO2, LLC., located in Cranford, is developing an electrochemical process that converts carbon dioxide to plastic precursors and other value-added chemicals conventionally sourced from fossil fuels. ($75,000), www.renewco2.com (Source: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Aug., 2021) Contact: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Judith Sheft, Exec. Dir., (609) 858-6700, www.njeda.com/csit

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  CCS,  


  • Exxon Dropped from Carbon Leadership Council (Int'l. Report)
    Exxon,Climate Leadership Council
    Date: 2021-08-09
    Houston-headquartered oil giant Exxon Mobil is reported to have been suspended from the pro-carbon tax Climate Leadership Council (CLC) and the CLC's advocacy arm Americans for Carbon Dividends, after an Exxon lobbyist was secretly recorded by Greenpeace saying "the oil giant only voiced support for a carbon tax because it knew such a policy would be almost impossible to implement."

    Exxon CEO Darren Woods responded that "the lobbyist's comments in no way represent the company's position" and that the "CLC's decision is disappointing and counterproductive" and that Exxon will "mull more aggressive objectives" on emissions.

    Exxon was a CLC founding member in 2017. Participating members include BP Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., World Resources Institute, Microsoft Corp. and others. The CLC advocates that any carbon tax proceeds should be directly returned to taxpayers through "carbon dividends" and wants simpler carbon regulations and similar fees charged on foreign imports to create a level playing field. (Source: Climate Leadership Council, World Oil, 8 Aug., 2021) Contact: Climate Leadership Council, Greg Bertelsen, CEO, www.clcouncil.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Leadership Council,  Exxon,  Carbon Tax,  


    CE+P, JBEI Partner on Advanced Biofuels R&D (Ind. Report
    California Ethanol + Power ,Joint BioEnergy Institute
    Date: 2021-08-06
    California Ethanol + Power (CE+P) reports it is partnering with the Emeryville, California-based Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a Bioenergy Research Center of the US Department of Energy (DOE), to develop scalable next-generation renewable energy products using biomass from CE+P's planned sugarcane ethanol facility in Imperial County, California.

    The new partnership will jointly pursue research and grants to support new technologies and processes for breaking down byproducts of the planned sugarcane crop as a source for even lower-carbon energy products, including advanced cellulosic ethanol.

    In addition to JBEI, research will also be implemented by the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab). (Source: California Ethanol + Power, Website News, Aug., 2021) Contact: California Ethanol + Power, 760-344-1004, www.californiaethanlpower.com; Joint BioEnergy Institute, (510) 486-7315, www.jbei.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News California Ethanol + Power,  Joint BioEnergy Institute,  JBEI,  Cellulosic Ethanol,  Ethanol,  Advanced Biofuel ,  


    NJBPU OK's 3,750 MW Solar Incentive Program (Ind. Report)
    New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    Date: 2021-07-30
    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved implementation of the Successor Solar Incentive Program that will pave the way for up to 3,750 MW of new solar generation by 2026, doubling the state's solar capacity. Solar energy is expected to generate approximately 10 pct of the Garden State's total electricity needs once the program is fully implemented.

    The Program contains two sub-programs designed to uplift solar market segments through long-term, tailored incentives for a variety of project types, allowing NJBPU to contain program costs and provide financial certainty for market participants:

  • The Administratively Determined Incentive (ADI) -- a fixed incentive payment for net metered solar projects of 5 MW or less -- including all residential customers and most commercial and industrial buildings and all community solar installations. The incentive value will vary based on project type and size, and will be guaranteed for a term of 15 years.

  • The Competitive Solar Incentive (CSI) -- a competitive solicitation designed to incentivize the lowest financial contribution from ratepayers for grid supply projects and net metered commercial and industrial projects larger than 5 MW. The first competitive process is anticipated to launch in early-to-mid 2022, following additional stakeholder engagement throughout this summer and fall.

    The program will provide one New Jersey Solar Renewable Energy Certificate-II (SREC-II) for every MWh of solar electricity produced by a qualifying facility, with an additional $20/MWh added for public entities -- school districts, municipalities, etc. -- as well as a temporary incentive for projects built on contaminated lands.

    Incentives range from $70-$120/SREC-II, providing continued support for solar development in New Jersey while also offering significant savings over the prior SREC value of approximately $220. (Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, PR, 28 July, 2021) Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

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  • PowerTap Takes Stake in Green Hydrogen Tech. AES-100 (M&A)
    PowerTap Hydrogen Capital
    Date: 2021-07-28
    PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp. reports it has acquired 49 pct of AES-100 Inc. -- the owner of exclusive rights and all intellectual property pertaining to the Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES), a novel electrochemical technology that selectively recovers high purity hydrogen from dilute syngas streams.

    The technology was invented by Burbank, California-based clean technology specialist T2M Global to address the problem of hydrogen trapped in dilute syngas streams that is wasted on low-value applications. The ability to economically extract high purity, clean hydrogen from gas streams commonly produced by carbon-intensive processes and containing contaminates such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or methane, presents great potential to drive lower emissions footprints for many industrial processes, while unlocking more hydrogen to fuel a cleaner global energy system, according to the release.

    The parties expect considerable synergy between the AES and PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling's SMR technology with the AES complementing it via provision of syngas to PowerTap's SMR. This will essentially broaden the pool of feedstock required to produce hydrogen to include biomass in addition to natural gas/renewable natural gas. (Source: PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp., PR, Newswire, 27 July, 2021) Contact: T2M Global, Pinakin Patel, CEO, 203-616-5514, bpatel@t2mglobal.com, www.t2mglobal.com; PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp., Raghu Kilambi, CEO, www.powertapcapital.com; AES-100 Inc., www.aes.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  


    DOE Releases Spawn of EnergyPlus Building Energy, Controls Modeling Software (Ind. Report)
    US DOE EERE
    Date: 2021-07-28
    The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in collaboration with Modelon and Objexx Engineering, have released the initial version of the Spawn of EnergyPlus (Spawn)

    Spawn is not a replacement for EnergyPlus, at least not in the foreseeable future. Although it does perform whole-building energy simulation, it targets new use cases in advanced controls, district systems, and grid integration.

    Spawn supports these new use cases by making fundamental use of coupled simulation via the Functional Mockup Interface standard. Spawn reuses the weather, envelope, lighting, and loads models from EnergyPlus and packages them as a single model. However, it replaces EnergyPlus' traditional, imperative, implicit, load-based HVAC and controls models with explicit declarative state-based models from the Modelica Buildings Library which are translated and automatically linked with the EnergyPlus model. By combining models in different configurations, Spawn is able to simulate either a single building or a collection of buildings linked by shared thermal, electrical, and control systems.

    Spawn also fundamentally leverages the Modelica, a standard for equation-based modeling. The use of Modelica to model HVAC and control introduces capabilities that are not found in traditional energy simulation engines such as EnergyPlus. The most significant of these is the ability to simulate physically realistic control sequences using the same specification that is used in controller implementations. The ability to use a single control specification for both energy simulation and implementation aims to bridge these traditionally separate domains and promote the use of high-performance control sequences. Modelica also enables modeling of novel HVAC and district system components and configurations. Spawn HVAC and control models have been developed as part of a multi-year international effort led by IEA EBC Annex 60 and IBPSA-World Project 1 to develop Modelica models for building and community systems.

    Spawn-of-EnergyPlus details HERE. (Source: US DOE, PR, 27 July, 2021) Contact: DOE, www.energy.gov/eere/buildings

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE EERE,  Building Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Software,  DOE Building Technologies ,  DOE EnergyPlus ,  


    bp Joins Zero Carbon Fuel, Shipping Effort (Int'l. Report)
    bp,Maresk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
    Date: 2021-07-28
    bp reports it has committed to a long term agreement with the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to collaborate on the development of new alternative maritime fuels and low carbon solutions for the shipping industry.

    bp will join the Center's Advisory Board and "contribute the development of methodologies and optimized pathways for safe and sustainable fuel solutions for shipping," according to the release. (Source: bp, PR, July, 2021) Contact: bp, William Lin, Exec. VP Regions, Cities and Solutions, Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, www.zerocarbonshipping.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping,  Marine Fuel,  bp,  


    bp Joins Zero Carbon Shipping Effort (Int'l. Report)
    bp,Mærsk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
    Date: 2021-07-28
    bp reports it has committed to a long term agreement with the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to collaborate on the development of new alternative maritime fuels and low carbon solutions for the shipping industry. bp will join the Center's Advisory Board and "contribute the development of methodologies and optimised pathways for safe and sustainable fuel solutions for shipping," according to the release. (Source: bp, PR, July, 2021) Contact: bp, William Lin, Exec. VP Regions, Cities and Solutions, Mærsk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, www.zerocarbonshipping.com

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    EIA Expects Biodiesel Production Increase in 2022 (Ind. Report)
    Energy Information Administration
    Date: 2021-07-09
    In Washington, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is predicting that biodiesel production will increase by 10 pct in 2022 following a slight decline in 2021, while biomass-based diesel net are imports are expected to rise in both years.

    According to the EIA, U.S. biodiesel production increased by approximately 5 pct from 2019 to 2020, averaging an estimated 118,000 bpd last year. The agency expects biodiesel to fall slightly to 117,000 bpd this year, before increasing by 10 pct to 129,000 bpd in 2022, due in part to biodiesel's role in meeting multiple Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the biodiesel production tax credit through 2022.

    The EIA also noted that despite high renewable identification number (RIN) prices, record-high feedstock costs are expected to limit biodiesel production growth over the forecast period.

    The EIA expects net imports to increase to an average of 29,000 bpd in 2021 and 44,000 bpd in 2022. (Source: EIA, July, 2021) Contact: EIA, www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Information Administration,  Biodiesel ,  

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