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Renewable Hydrogen Coalition Announces Leadership Changes (Int'l.)
Renewable Hydrogen Coalition
Date: 2021-10-13
In Brussels, the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC) is reporting Ignacio Galan, CEO of the Spanish energy group Iberdrola, will be acting as RHC Chairman and Sunfire CEO Nils Aldag will be contributing as Vice-Chair. The RHC aims to:
  • Give a voice to the renewable hydrogen industry in Europe and position Europe as the global leader in renewable hydrogen;

    Build a high-level and interdisciplinary network of innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders from the rapidly growing renewable hydrogen community, including industrial off-takers;

  • Inform the policy debate with concrete proposals for the scaling up and market uptake of renewable hydrogen -- traceability, infrastructure investments, market design, and incentives.

    As recently reported, the European Commission's "Fit for 55" package sets clear targets for the rapid scale-up and use of renewable hydrogen and to make Europe the global leader in renewable hydrogen. (Source: Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, Website, PR. Sept., Oct., 2021) Contact: Renewable Hydrogen Coalition,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Renewable Hydrogen Coalition,  Sunfire,  Iberdrola ,  

  • FFI Planning Aussie 2 GW Hydrogen Electrolyser Plant (Int'l.)
    Fortescue Future Industries
    Date: 2021-10-13
    In the Land Down Under, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) reports it will invest an initial $115 million in what it says will become the world's largest green-energy infrastructure -- green hydrogen equipment-manufacturing facility near Gladstone in Central Queensland.

    The facility is expected to come in at more than $1 billion and will double the world's green hydrogen-production ability when electrolyser production begins in 2023 when the facility will produce 2 GW of electrolyser capacity per year. (Source: Fortescue Future Industries , PR, 11 Oct., 2021) Contact: Fortescue Future Industries,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  

    Air Products' Texas Liquid Hydrogen Plant Onstream (Alt. Fuels)
    Air Products
    Date: 2021-10-08
    Lehigh Valley, Pa.-based hydrogen supplier Air Products reports its new liquid hydrogen plant at its La Porte, Texas facility is onstream and producing approximately 30 tpd liquid hydrogen. The La Porte facility will join the company's existing hydrogen and syngas production operations, as well as an air separation unit at the site. The liquid hydrogen plant will connect to, and draw hydrogen to be liquefied from, Air Products' Gulf Coast Pipeline (GCP), an approximately 700-mile pipeline from Texas to New Orleans, and capable of supplying customers with over 1.9 billion feet of hydrogen per day from 25 hydrogen production facilities. The pipeline includes the supply of blue hydrogen from Air Products' Port Arthur, Texas facility where approximately one million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) has been captured annually since 2013, transported via pipeline, and used in enhanced oil recovery operations.

    In addition to La Porte, Air Products has liquid hydrogen production plants in New Orleans, Louisiana; Sacramento, California; Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; and Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

    Air Products recently announced its intent to begin the process of converting its global fleet of approximately 2,000 distribution vehicles to hydrogen fuel cell zero emission vehicles starting in 2022. (Source: Air Products, PR, 7 Oct., 2021) Contact: Air Products, Robert Tikovsky, VP Process Gases,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Products,  Blue Hydrogen,  Liquid Hydrogen ,  

    Octopus, Partners Plan UK Green Hydrogen Projects (Int'l. Report)
    Innova Renewables,Octopus Energy
    Date: 2021-10-08
    In the UK, London-bed Octopus Energy Group's Octopus Hydrogen unit is reporting a strategic partnership with Innova Renewables and Novus to design, build and operate green hydrogen production -- including the installation of electrolysers ranging between 2 and 20MW, compression and mobile hydrogen storage at several of Innova's renewable energy generation sites .

    Novus is working with Innova Renewables to develop 4GW of solar, wind and battery capacity across the UK. Innova has agreed to develop hydrogen production facilities at several of its co-located solar and battery energy storage sites to be directly connected to on-site renewable energy generations which will be purchased via long term PPAs producing between 500 and 2500kg of hydrogen per day.

    Octopus Hydrogen's optimisation software will be used to control electrolysis and when the site exports at full potential, helping balance the grid by choosing the best times to use green electricity to produce hydrogen. (Source: Innova Website Release, 5 Oct., 2021) Contact: Octopus Energy,Octopus Hydrogen, Will Rowe, Founder, CEO , Dominic Bellamy, +44 2045 308369,,; Innova, Robin Dummett, Founder and Managing Director , Kristianne Stanton-Jones, +44 1242 436630,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Octopus Energy news,  Novus news,  Innova Renewables news,  Green Hydrogen news,  

    ILI Offloads 50 MW Scottish Battery Energy Storage Project (M&A)
    ILI Group, Eelpower
    Date: 2021-10-08
    Scottish clean energy developer ILI Group Plc is reporting the sale of the 50MW Fordtown battery energy storage project in Kintore, Aberdeenshire to energy storage asset investor and operator Eelpower for an undisclosed sum.

    ILI Group has developed and funded 200MW of battery storage projects and has a further 800MW being prepared for market over 2021-22. In addition to this 1GW of battery storage, the company is looking to develop 3GW of pumped hydro storage. (Source: ILI Group, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: ILI Group, Mark Wilson, CEO, +44 1698 891352,; Eelpower,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ILI Group news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  Eelpower news,  

    Hy24 Hydrogen Infrastructure Investment Platform Launched (Int'1)
    Ardian, Hy24
    Date: 2021-10-06
    Paris-headquartered private global investment house Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean-hydrogen enabling investment platform, are reporting the launch of an equally owned joint venture Hy24 to invest in clean hydrogen infrastructure and global decarbonization.

    Hy24's first €1.5 billion fund will be set up and managed as an impact fund with the aim to reduce global carbon emissions, in accordance with Article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

    The portfolio will be diversified across Europe, Americas and Asia and value chains from upstream projects like green hydrogen production, to downstream projects such as fleet and refueling stations. (Source: Ardian, PR, Website, 3 Oct., 2021) Contact: Ardian, +33 1 4171 9200,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Decarbonization,  

    ILI Nails 50-MW Battery Storage Project Sale (Int'l, M&A)
    Land Investments Group
    Date: 2021-10-06
    In the UK, TLT has completed the sale of a 50MW battery storage project in Kintore near Aberdeen to SUSI Storage Development UK on behalf of clean energy developer ILI Energy Storage PLC (ILI}.

    The transaction is the fourth battery storage sale TLT has completed for ILI Group in the last year, and follows the sale of a 50MW project in Nairn to Foresight Group in September.

    ILI Group notes it is developing a portfolio of 3 GW of energy storage projects in the UK, distributed between 2 GW of pumped storage hydro and 1 GW of battery storage initiatives. (Source: Intelligent Land Investments Group, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Intelligent Land Investments Group, Mark Wilson, CEO, +44 1698 891352,; SUSI Storage Development, Contact information unavailable.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Land Investments Group,  Battery Energy Storage,  Eelpower,  

    RMI Maps Pathway to Zero-Carbon Steel (Ind. Report Attached)
    Rocky Mountain Institute
    Date: 2021-10-04
    In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI} has released its latest report, Pursuing Zero-Carbon Steel in China: A Critical Pillar to Reach Carbon Neutrality, analyzing a specific path for the country's steel industry to reach zero-carbon by 2050.

    China produces and consumes more than half of the world's steel, accounting for about 17 pct of the country's carbon emissions -- the country's second largest carbon emitting sector.

    The report makes a preliminary analysis of the energy consumption structure of China's steel industry and estimates that under the zero-carbon scenario, China's steel demand will accelerate to peak and decline rapidly, and the product structure, energy consumption structure, and production process will undergo great changes. The report maps out the following three steps for the industry's decarbonization:

  • Demand reduction -- Under the zero-carbon scenario, China's steel production will peak in 2024 and decline to 621 million tons per year in 2050 -- 40 pc lower than the 2020 level.

  • Steel recycling -- China's secondary steel production will change from a supporting role to a mainstay, accounting for up to 60 pct of total steel production by 2050.

  • Switching to low-carbon alternatives -- Hydrogen direct reduced iron, smelting reduction with coal or hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage will all be important green steel-making routes to China. These methods will produce 250 million tons in total by 2050, resulting in a significant decrease in fossil-fuel-based steel production, from 90 to 20 pct, according to the report.

    Access the full report HERE. (Source: RM, Website Release, Sept., 2021) Contact: Rocky Mountain Institute, 970.927.3851 / Fax: 970.927.3420,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Carbon,  Carbon Emissions,  Rocky Mountain Institute,  

  • Orbital Marine Power Touts Floating Tidal Power Technology (Int'l)
    Orbital Marine Power
    Date: 2021-10-04
    Scotland-based Orbital Marine Power reports its recently deployed 2 MW North Sea offshore O2 turbine -- the world's strongest according to the company -- will be the basis for the "FORWARD-2030" commercialization of the company's floating tidal power plant technology and its integration with wind power, batteries and hydrogen production.

    Orbital is heading an EU-backed consortium of companies and scientific institutions to deliver the €26.7 million FORWARD-2030 project aimed at accelerating the commercial use of floating tidal energy. Forward-2030 stands for Fast-tracking Offshore Renewable energy With Advanced Research to Deploy 2030 MW of tidal energy before 2030. The project will last until 2025.

    The partners will also combine predictable floating tidal energy, wind generation, grid export, battery storage and green hydrogen production. The next Orbital turbine is planned to be integrated with a hydrogen production facility and a battery system at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. It will be installed in O2, 2022.

    The EU supported the endeavor with a €20.5 million grant from the Horizon 2020 program. (Source: Orbital Marine Power, PR, Balkan Green Energy, 2 Oct., 2021) Contact: Orbital Marine Power,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orbital Marine Power,  Tidal Power,  

    Nikola, OPAL Fuels Ink RNG, Hydrogen Fueling MoU (Ind. Report)
    Nikola, OPAL Fuels
    Date: 2021-10-01
    Phoenix-headquartered zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure provider Nikola Corporation is reporting a MoU with renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fueling infrastructure for heavy-duty truck fleets specialist OPAL Fuels LLC, for development, construction, and operation of hydrogen fueling stations in North America and the use RNG in hydrogen production.

    Under the agreement, the two firms intend to co-develop and co-market hydrogen refueling infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of heavy-duty zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

    According to the release, their collaboration will combine Nikola's proposed FCEV bundled lease offer, which will include Nikola's FCEVs, vehicle service and maintenance and hydrogen fuel supply, with OPAL Fuels' experience in developing, constructing, and operating heavy-duty truck fueling stations to deliver a complete end-to-end solution.

    OPAL Fuels has constructed more than 350 RNG fueling station projects and has over 15 years. Nikola's Tre FCEVs for the North American market are slated for a 2023 launch from the company's Coolidge, Arizona manufacturing facility, according to the release. (Source: Nikola Corp., Opal Fuels, Website PR, 30 Sept., 2021) Contact: Nikola Corp.,; Opal Fuels,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nikola,  OPAL Fuels,  Hydrogen,  RNG,  

    Equinor, Rosneft Ink Carbon Management Agreement (Int'l.)
    Equinor, Rosneft
    Date: 2021-10-01
    Norwegian energy giant Equinor is reporting it has signed an agreement with and Rosneft, Moscow-headquartered petroleum developer, to collaborate on carbon management, including potential collaboration on the use of renewable, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), low-carbon hydrogen solutions and to reduce the carbon footprint from joint projects. The two organizations have been active in Russia for more than e decades.

    Stavenger, Norway-headquartered Equinor, with over than 21000 employees, is developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy projects in more than 30 countries. (Source: Rosneft, Website PR, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: Rosneft, +7 (499) 517-88-99, Fax: +7 (499) 517-72-35,,; : Equinor, Andres Opedal, President and CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  Rosneft,  

    Major Clean Hydrogen Infrastructure Fund Launched (Int'l.)
    Date: 2021-10-01
    Paris-headquartered energy giant TotalEnergies reports it is joining Air Liquide, VINCI and other large international companies to sponsor the creation of the world's largest fund exclusively dedicated to clean hydrogen infrastructure solutions. The fund aims to reach €1.5 billion and has initial commitments of euro;800 million.

    The fund will invest in the entire value chain of renewable and low carbon hydrogen as a partner with key project developers and/or industry players, in large upstream and downstream clean hydrogen projects.

    The fund will be managed by Hy24, a brand new 50/50 joint venture between Ardian, a world-leading private investment house and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean hydrogen enabling investment platform.

    According to the release, the hydrogen economy is expected to be key in the fight against climate change and offers a solution to decarbonize industrial processes and the transportation sector. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, 1 Oct., 2021) Contact: VINCI, +33 (0)1 47 16 31 82,; TotalEnergies,; Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News TotalEnergies,  Air Liquide,  Hydrogen,  Hydrogen Infrastructure ,  

    Equinor Notable Quote -- Hydrogen and CCS
    Date: 2021-10-01
    Equinor Date: 2021-07-19 "Without CCS and hydrogen, at scale, there is no viable path to net-zero and realizing the Paris goals." -- Equinor, Andres Opedal, Pres. and CEO, June , 2021,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor news,  Hydrogen news,  Net-Zero Emissions news,  Paris Climate Agreement news,  

    A Hydrogen Primer (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Date: 2021-09-29
    Procuring hydrogen requires its separation from other elements through chemical processes that require energy. These processes have varying degrees of environmental and climate impact.

    Gray hydrogen is produced by reforming natural gas, a processing technique used to rearrange the molecular structure of hydrocarbons. In this process, methane is mixed with steam at a high temperature to yield hydrogen and CO2 through a catalytic chemical reaction.

    Roughly 10 kg of CO2 is released into the atmosphere for every 1 kg of gray hydrogen produced, making it the least renewable form of hydrogen with an overall negative climate impact, much like drilling for oil or mining coal.

    Gray hydrogen is viewed as a "bridging" energy alternative. It is relatively inexpensive and commonly used in the chemical industry to make fertilizer and for refining oil, but .

    Blue Hydrogen uses the same chemical processing technique used to make gray hydrogen. The difference, however, is the management of CO2. With blue hydrogen, the CO2 is captured at the production facility and stored separately (CCS)

    Blue hydrogen has a significantly lower CO2 impact on the environment than gray hydrogen, but the blue hydrogen process -- although ecologically friendly than gray hydrogen process -- does not eliminate carbon emissions into the atmosphere entirely.

    The Green Hydrogen production process employs electrolysis -- the separation of hydrogen and oxygen molecules by applying electrical energy to water. Utilizing renewable energy sources to generate the electricity for this process is the key to making green hydrogen. This technique yields a closed loop of sustainable energy free of harmful emissions. (Source: JD Power, Sept., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  Blue Hydrogen,  Grey Hydrogen,  

    Green Hydrogen and GHG Emissions -- Notable Quote
    Green Hydrogen
    Date: 2021-09-29
    "We must abandon our dependence on carbon-emitting fuels" -- Chilean Pres. Sebastian Pinera

    Pinera was commenting on a project that is expected to lead to the world's first green hydrogen plant in Chile which, when fully operational in 2022, will produce climate-neutral synthetic fuel that will reduce more than 100,000 tpy greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, The Rio Times, 27 Sept.,2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  GHG,  Greenhouse Gas,  

    Energy Storage Startup Cheesecake Raises €1.1Mn (Funding, Int'l.)
    Cheesecake Energy
    Date: 2021-09-29
    In the UK, Nottingham-based green energy storage startup Cheesecake Energy Ltd. (CEL) reports it raised approximately €1.1 million in seed investment round, led by The Imperial College Innovation Fund (ICIF). The round will fund the development of Cheesecake's manufacturing capabilities and its eTanker portable storage system which it claims will lead to 30 pct -- 40 pct cost reductions for energy storage.

    eTanker is deployed in a modular, containerized package suitable for various terrains and industry applications including local renewable microgrids, electric vehicle fleet charging and heavy industry. The company is targeting the medium-duration energy storage market, as currently technologies such as batteries are not economical, and large-scale solutions like pumped hydro systems are unsuitable, according to the company release. (Source: Cheesecake Energy Ltd., PR, EU Startup, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Cheesecake Energy Ltd., Mike Simpson, CEO, ,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Microgrid,  

    Green Hydrogen and GHG Emissions -- Notable Quote
    Green Hydrogen
    Date: 2021-09-29
    "We must abandon our dependence on carbon-emitting fuels" -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

    Pinera was commenting on a project that is expected to lead to the world's first green hydrogen plant in Chile which, when fully operational in 2022, will produce climate-neutral synthetic fuel that will reduce more than 100,000 tpy greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, The Rio Times, 27 Sept.,2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  

    Biomethane Key in Ireland's Decarbonization (Opinions & Asides)
    Date: 2021-09-27
    "We need to stop seeing gas and electricity as separate and look at how to decarbonise the end-to-energy system, not just individual fuels. As Ireland's gas network is one of the most modern in the world, there's a ready-made solution right under our feet.

    "The gas network can be repurposed to carry decarbonised gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen, at minimal cost and disruption, and in turn play a critical role in an integrated gas and electricity system to decarbonise the country's energy needs.

    "(ERVIA subsidiary) GNI's vision is for Ireland to replace natural gas with renewable gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen, to substantially reduce the country's carbon emissions while complementing intermittent renewable electricity and ensuring a secure energy supply , according to ERVIA CEO Cathal Marley speaking at the 25th annual Energy Ireland conference.

    Dublin-headquartered state-own national gas and water utility ERVIA, through its subsidiary Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), operates Ireland's €2.7 billion national gas network and supplies more than 30 pct of Ireland's total energy, including 40 pct of all heating and over 50 pct of the country's electric power generation. (Source: ERVIA, PR, Website, Sept. 2021) Contact: ERVIA, Cathal Marley, CEO, +44 01 823 0300,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Biomether,  GHGs,  Decarbonization,  Ervia,  

    Dubai Solar Park Tesla Energy Storage Facility Online (Ind. Report)
    DEWA, Tesla
    Date: 2021-09-27
    In the UAE, he Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it has activated a 1.21 MW/8.61 MWh Tesla lithium-ion battery energy storage facility at its 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar project in the Middle East to date.

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is expected to include concentrated solar power (CSP) units and hydrogen facilities when completed and fully online in 2030. Presently, the solar park has 1,013 MW of generation capacity in operation. (Source: DEWA, PR, 27 Sept., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack,;DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DEWA,  Solar,  CSP,  Tesla,  Battery Energy Storage,  

    Kiwetinohk Resources, Distinction Energy Merge (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Kiwetinohk Resources, Distinction Energy
    Date: 2021-09-24
    On the Canadian prairies, Calgary, Alberta-headquartered Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. reports it has emerged, as prescribed, from the closure of the business combination of Kiwetinohk Resources Corp. (KRC) and Calgary-based oil and gas producer Distinction Energy Corp. as Kiwetinohk Energy Corp.

    Kiwetinohk aims to build a vertically integrated energy transition company seeking to profitably produce a low carbon / carbon free portfolio of energy products: hydrocarbons, electricity and hydrogen. Kiwetinohk is currently planning a suite of renewable and gas-fired power generation projects with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) capability while also searching for hydrogen production and marketing opportunities. Kiwetinohk expects to manage costs and emissions associated with production of low carbon/carbon free forms of consumer energy. (Source: Kiwetinohk Energy Corp., PR, 22 Sept., 2021) Contact: Kiwetinohk Energy Corp., Patrick Carlson, Pres. & CEO, (403) 819-5090, (587) 392-4424 ,(587) 392-4425 -- fax, www.kiwetinohk. Com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Hydrogen ,  

    Iberdrola, Prosolia Announce Iberian Solar Projects (Int'l.)
    Iberdrola, Prosolia
    Date: 2021-09-24
    In Madrid, wind power giant Iberdrola and Valencia-based solar project developer Prosolia Energy are reporting they will jointly invest € 850 million ($996 million) in five solar parks in Iberia by 2025, including one of Europe's largest power plants in Portugal. The companies aim to develop 1.5 GW in four photovoltaic parks in Spain and a mega-plant in Portugal, according to the release.

    Iberdrola will hold 50 pct of Prosolia's solar park in Santiago do Cacem, roughly 125 mile south of Lisbon, which will be one of the largest in Europe at roughly 1.14 GW capacity. Prosolia Energy will hold the majority of the capital of the four parks in Spain

    Iberdrola has about 1.5 GW of renewable capacity installed in Portugal, of which 1.2 GW is hydroelectric and only 255 megawatts (MW) photovoltaic. (Source: Iberdrola, Prosila, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Prosilia, +34 963 201 336,,; Iberdrola,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Prosolia,  Solar ,  

    Honeywell, Wood Technologies Support SAF (Ind. Report)
    Honeywell, Honeywell UOP
    Date: 2021-09-24
    Honeywell is reporting the Honeywell UOP Ecofining process technology converts waste oils, fats, and greases into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™, a drop-in replacement for jet fuel. When using a feedstock such as used cooking oils, lifecycle GHG emissions can be reduced by 80 pct at this stage compared to conventional petroleum jet fuel.

    As the next step in enhancing the Ecofining process technology offering, Wood plc's technology will be integrated to use the byproducts of the UOP Ecofining process technology to produce renewable hydrogen, reducing lifecycle GHG emissions a further 10 pct when compared to the total GHG emissions produced by conventional petroleum jet fuel. The renewable hydrogen is then injected back into the Honeywell Ecofining process to remove feed impurities and create a cleaner burning renewable fuel.

    The CO2 generated from the production of the hydrogen can be captured and routed for permanent underground sequestration using the Honeywell H2 Solutions technology suite, further reducing lifecycle GHG emissions an additional 10 pct when compared to the total GHG emissions produced by conventional petroleum jet fuel. The combination of technologies results in an aviation fuel that is effectively carbon neutral compared to petroleum fuels.

    The UOP Ecofining process is used in most 100 pct biofeed units producing renewable diesel and all the licensed renewable jet fuel production in the world today. Honeywell UOP currently has licensed 22 Ecofining units in nine countries processing 12 different types of renewable feedstocks.

    Wood is a global engineering and consultancy across the built environment and energy sector. The company provides consulting, projects, and operations solutions in more than 60 countries and is a pioneer in hydrogen production technology working with more than 120 hydrogen and synthesis gas plants worldwide. (Source: Honeywell, PR, 23 Sept., 2021) Contact: Honeywell, Honeywell Process Solutions,, ; Honeywell UOP, /newsroom. Wood Plc, Andy Hemingway, Pres.,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Honeywell,  Honeywell UOP,  ,  SAF,  Sustainable Aviation Fuel,  

    Biden Admin. to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Aviation (Ind. Report)
    LanzaTech, SkyNRG
    Date: 2021-09-24
    The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office announced more than $64 million in funding for 22 projects focused on developing technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. SkyNRG Americas in partnership with LanzaTech was awarded $1 million in funding for Project LOTUS (Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF) to design, build, operate, and maintain a production facility that will convert raw landfill biogas into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    According to The White House, aviation represents 11 pct of U.S. transportation-related emissions. The goals set by the Administration are ambitious but achievable with the use of SAF. Landfill gas is an abundant source of waste biogenic carbon, typically comprising -- 50 pct bio-based methane (CH4), 40 pct CO2 , and 10 pct nitrogen (N2). Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF, or Project LOTUS, will be the first to incorporate nearly all the carbon in raw LFG carbon, including the CO2 found in the raw biogas, into drop-in SAF and renewable diesel. Success in this project will materially increase the supply of low carbon intensity, low-cost SAF in the U.S. and enable rapid build-out of new landfill gas to SAF production capacity across the U.S.

    The project will leverage green hydrogen and LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology to convert LFG to ethanol at an operating landfill. The ethanol will be converted to SAF using the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. Once the SAF has been produced, SkyNRG Americas has numerous contractual partners including Boeing and Alaska Airlines who are committed to advancing use of the fuel in flight.

    Project LOTUS will enable a new domestic, regional supply chain to produce SAF that meets international ASTM specifications while reducing methane emissions and improving air quality. The resultant aviation fuel is high quality, low soot forming, and sustainably derived, reducing up to 110 pct of greenhouse gas emissions over traditional jet fuels. The funding from DOE will accelerate the commercial rollout of this exciting SAF production path from LFG by reducing the technical and financial risks for future integrated commercial plants across the US.

    Capturing gas from 35 landfills would produce over 500 million gpy of SAF requiring at least 25 commercial-scale biorefineries, creating good paying jobs and creating a secure domestic SAF market. Further, analysis of the overall biogas resource potential indicates that more than 6 billion gallons of SAF could be produced from 25 pct of the biogas produced at U.S. landfills and from anaerobic digestion of organic wastes and other biogas sources. (Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, 23 Sept., 2021) Contact:LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050,,; SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech,  SAF,  SkyNRG,  

    Shell Advancing Dutch CCS Equipped Biofuel Project (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2021-09-22
    In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is reporting a final investment decision to construct an 820, 000 tpy biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, formerly known as the Pernis refinery.

    When fully operational the facility will be among the largest in Europe to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD).

    The facility is expected to incorporate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the manufacturing process and store CO2 in a depleted North Sea gas field through the Porthos project. A final investment decision for Porthos is expected next year. The facility could produce enough renewable diesel to avoid the equivalent CO2 emission of removing 1 million cars from European roads for one year.

    As previously reported, the Porthos project, which was established by EBN, Gasunie and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is anticipated to store more than 37 million tonnes of CO2 over 15 years.

    Shell is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. (Source: Royal Dutch Shell, PR, Hydrocarbon Eng., 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Royal Dutch Shell,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Porthos,  Royal Dutch Shell,  SAF,  Renewable Diesel,  CCS,  

    GEVO, ANL to Develop Next-Gen Biofuels (Ind. Report)
    Argonne National Laboratory, GEVO
    Date: 2021-09-22
    Englewood, Colorado-headquartered energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons -- sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable petroleum -- producer GEVO Inc. reports it is partnering with the US DOE Afgonne National Laboratory to perform a critical lifecycle analysis of GEVO's next-generation technology.

    Using data provided by Gevo, ANL's Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Technologies Model (GREET) is expected to yield results regarding carbon footprints of these fuels within a few months.

    GREET's lifecycle analysis considers a host of different fuel production pathways including energy use, emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, water consumption related to the production processes, as well as the whole of the fuel pathway system from capturing carbon via photosynthesis to the final burning of the fuel.

    The effort is being funded by the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). (Source: ANL, GEVO, PR Sept., 2021) Contact: Gevo, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358,,; Argonne National Lab, 630-252-2000,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Argonne National Laborator,  GEVO,  Biofuel,  SAFy ,  

    DRAX Biomass Slashes CO2 Emissions by 90 pct Plus (Int'l. Report)
    Date: 2021-09-20
    In the UK, Yorkshire-based woody biomass power producer DRAX Group reports it has cut the carbon emissions from its once coal-fired power generation by over 90 pct since 2012 when it began its switch from coal to sustainable biomass and hydro. The facility is now one of Europe's lowest carbon intensity power generators, and moving closer to achieving its goal of becoming carbon negative by 2030, according to the company release.

    Since deploying Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Ctorage (BECCS) at its Yorkshire, Teeside power station, DRAX is set to go even further -- generating the negative emissions needed to meet the UK's net-zero climate target.

    DRAX presently generates 12 pct of the UK's renewable electricity -- sufficient power for 5 million or more homes while supporting the deployment of intermittent renewables such as wind and solar. (Source: DRAX, Website PR, 9 Sept., 2021) DRAX, Will Gardiner, CEO, +44 (0) 1757 618381,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX,  Carnon Emissions,  Biomass,  CCS,  Bioenergy Carbon Capture,  BECCS,  

    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,; Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333,

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

    NextChem, Johnson Matthey Partnering on Waste-to-Methanol (Int'l.)
    NextChem, Johnson Matthey
    Date: 2021-09-20
    Reporting from Milan,Italy, MyRechemical, NextChem's subsidiary dedicated to waste-to-chemical technologies, and Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in syngas-to-methanol technologies, report the ywill jointly cooperate to commercially develop "waste-to-methanol" technology worldwide.

    This waste-to-methanol technology has its roots in the chemical conversion of non-recyclable municipal waste, which would otherwise be disposed in landfill or incinerated, into valuable syngas used to produce methanol. Through the chemical conversion of non-recyclable municipal and industrial waste, mainly plastic and dry waste, the resulting hydrogen and carbon oxides can be used to produce more sustainable chemical products.

    MyRechemical's technology allows the production of various low-carbon chemicals and high value products and fuels when used in place of products derived from hydrocarbons and to avoid emissions generated by waste incineration, according to the company website. (Source: NextChem, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: NextChem, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., +39 06 9356771; Johnson Matthey, Robert MacLeod, CEO, Eugene McKenna,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NextChem,  Johnson Matthey ,  Methanol,  

    Community Renewables Launched in Rochester (Ind. Report)
    City of Rochester
    Date: 2021-09-17
    In the Empire State, the City of Rochester reports activation of its Rochester Community Power clean energy program to provide as many as 57,000 city residents and small businesses with locally sourced 100 pct wind and hydro renewable energy.

    The program is the default electricity supply choice so eligible residents and businesses are automatically enrolled. The program will supply more than 300 million kWh per year of renewable energy and roughly 225,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next two years. Joule Assets, as the program administrator (Source: City of Rochester, Rochester Community Power, Website PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Rochester Community Power,,; Joule Assets,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Joule Assets,  Renewable Energy,  Community Renewable Energy,  Community Solar,  

    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,; Siemens Energy AG,; Toyota Tsusho,; Associated British Ports ,

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

    Canadian Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 "Net-Painful" (Report Attached)
    Canadian Net-Zero Advisory Body
    Date: 2021-09-17
    "A net-zero future will require structural changes and shifts to social, economic, and behavioural norms," according to a study from Canadian Net-Zero Advisory Body. The report recommends carbon budgets to help motivate Canadians to reach government-specified net-zero targets. Significant "degrowth"or "deep decarbonization" that would shrink both production and consumption, not just of hydrocarbons but of everything in Canadian's current lifestyle, seems to be the goal.

    Download the Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 report HERE.

    Download Net-Zero Pathways HERE. (Source: Canadian Net-Zero Advisory Body, Sept., 2021) Contact: Canadian Net-Zero Advisory Body,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Carbon Emissions,  Net-Zero Emissions,  Climate Change,  

    Green Hydrogen Electrolyser Maker Expanding Production (Int'l.)
    Date: 2021-09-15
    German cleantech company Enapter reports construction is underway on its new, 100 pct renewable energy powered, 82,000 square-metre R&D, production and warehousing facility for green hydrogen-producing electrolysers in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

    Enapter is aiming to ramp-up production of its patented AEM (Anion Exchange Membrane) Electrolysers AEM Electrolysers for green hydrogen production to 10,000 units per month to meet the growing demand for low-cost hydrogen production solutions.

    The new Enapter facility, which is expected to cost roughly €105 million, is slated for mass-production startup in 2023. The project has been supported by the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy with around €9.36 million. Enapter presently provides its AEM Electrolysers to more than 70 integrators and project developers in 40 countries. (Source: Enapter, PR, Website, 13 Sept., 2021) Contact: Enapter, Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck, CEO , Martin Jendrischik, +49 151 2391 5780 ,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enapter,  Green Hydrogen ,  

    Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies Adds €50 Mn (Int'l., Funding)
    Date: 2021-09-15
    Erlangen,Germany-based Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies reports it has raised a further €50 million ($59.06 Million) to scale and commercialize its technology.

    Hydrogenious' transformative LOHC technology bonds hydrogen to a non-toxic, non-flammable liquid, making it suitable for safe, efficient transportation and distribution. As the hydrogen can then be stored and transported using existing fossil fuel infrastructure, it allows hydrogen to be generated and transported at scale, anywhere in the world, positioning hydrogen as the commodity to deliver decarbonisation for global industry and mobility sectors.

    The oversubscribed funding round was led by JERA Americas, Temasek, Chevron Technology Ventures and Pavilion Capital and others. Proceeds will be used to deploy commercial systems into hydrogen projects globally. (Source: Hydrogenious, Website PR, 14 Sept., 2021) Contact: Hydrogenious, +49 (0) 9131-12640-0,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen Hydrogenious ,  

    Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Startup Raises $100 Mn (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2021-09-15
    Battery startup EnerVenue is touting its nickel-hydrogen batteries that the company says will revolutionize stationary energy storage.

    According to EnerVenue , its nickel-hydrogen batteries can withstand super-high and super-low temperatures , require little to no maintenance; and it has a far longer lifespan than lithium-ion batteries.EnerVenue's batteries can charge and discharge at speeds ranging from a 10-minute charge or discharge to as slow as a 10-20 hour charge-discharge cycle, though the company is optimizing for a roughly 2 hour charge and 4-8 hour discharge. The batteries are also designed for 30,000 cycles without experiencing a decline in performance.

    EnerVenue has raised $100 million in Series A funding from energy infrastructure company Schlumberger and Saudi Aramco's VC arm, along with Stanford University which the company has earmarked for ramping-up nickel-hydrogen battery production and a Gigafactory in the U.S.. The company has a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Schlumberger for international markets. (Source: EnerVenue, PR, TachCrunch, Sept., 2021) Contact: EnerVenue Inc. , Jorg Heinemann, CEO, Chad Spring, Bus. Dev., www.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  Battery Energy STorage,  

    SK E&S Seeking U.S. Hydrogen, Renewables Investments (Int'l.)
    SK E&S, Plug Power
    Date: 2021-09-13
    Further to our March 1st coverage, In Seoul, South Korean municipal gas supplier SK E&S Co, reports it is prepared for an additional investment in the US renewable energy sector through its U.S. SK E&S Americas Inc. unit. The company presently has roughly $650 million invested in the U.S, biogas, solar PV, Energy storage systems (ESS) sectors, plus a $1.6 billion controlling stake in hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc.

    Additionally SK Holdings, the holding company of SK Group, has established a Hydrogen Business Development Center comprised of members from SK's energy companies, including SK Innovation and SK E&S. The new Business Development Center will guide the companies' transition into the production and distribution of hydrogen energy, including the creation of a mass production facility and investments in global business opportunities. SK Group companies already are making strategic investments in their existing energy businesses and forming partnerships with global leaders in hydrogen energy technology. (Source: SK Holdings, SK Group, SK E&S, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO, 518-782-7700,; SK Group,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  SK E&S,  Plug Power,  Renewanle Energy,  

    Chilean Low-Carbon e-Fuel Plant Construction Underway (Int'l.)
    Porsche, Siemens
    Date: 2021-09-13
    Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered automaker Porsche and Siemens are reporting construction is underway on the Haru Oni manufacturing plant near Punta Arenas in Chile.

    When fully operational in 2022, the facility is expected to produce 34,000 gpy of synthetic fuel before scaling up to 14.5 million gpy by 2024 and 145 million gpy by 2026, at an expected cost of roughly $7.6 per gallon. Electrolyzed hydrogen is combined with CO2 to make methanol, then gasoline.

    Porsche notes its developing a synthetic fuel that emits 90 percent less CO2 than gasoline derived from fossil fuels. (Source: Porsche, Sept., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Porsche,  Siemens,  Alternative Fuel,  Low-Carbon Fuel,  Synthetic Fuel ,  

    Steel Giant ArcelorMittal Plans 4.5 GW Indian Solar Farm (Int'l.)
    Date: 2021-09-13
    Luxembourg-based global steel maker ArcelorMittal is reporting plans to invest in hydrogen gas production, wind energy and a 4.5 GW solar wind park in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The solar facility would be set up by ArcelorMittal's HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. unit. (Source: ArcelorMittal, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact:

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

    Mitsubishi, Shell Canada Ink Blue Hydrogen MOU (Ind. Report)
    Mitsubishi, Shell Canada
    Date: 2021-09-10
    Mitsubishi Corp. and Shell Canada Products -- Shell Canada Limited -- are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding for the production of low-carbon hydrogen (blue hydrogen) through the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) near Edmonton, Canada, the country's first "hydrogen hub."

    Under the MoU, Mitsubishi aims to build and start-up the low-carbon hydrogen facility near the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Scottford in the latter half of this decade. Shell would provide CO2 storage via the proposed Polaris CCS project. The blue hydrogen would be produced via steam methane reforming technology and exported mainly to the Japanese market.

    "Shell actually sees that the hydrogen market could grow close to 50 per cent of today's oil demand by 2050, so we see a huge opportunity to grow it, primarily looking at the harder-to-abate sectors." -- Susannah Pierce, Pres., Shell Canada . July, 21. 2021. (Source: Shell Canada, PR, Chem Eng. 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: Mitsubishi Power,; Shell Canada,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsubishi,  Shell Canada,  Blue Hydrogen,  

    Energy Storage Association -- Now is the Time for Energy Storage ITC (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Energy Storage Association
    Date: 2021-09-10
    "More than 700,000 utility customers remain without power more than a week after Hurricane Ida barreled through Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, damaging homes and critical facilities while knocking out more than 2000 miles of transmission needed to deliver electricity to the region.

    "This came a week after Tropical Storm Henri dumped nearly two inches of rain on New York City in a single hour and flooded communities along the coast of New England, causing power outages to more than 120,000 homes. The remnants of Hurricane Ida topped that record, dropping over 3 inches of rain on New York City and shutting down key infrastructure. Both incidents come amidst a year already marred by days-long, statewide outages in Texas, during an unprecedented period of freezing temperatures, and recurring power shut-offs across California in an attempt to forestall the worst wildfires in recent history.

    "Yesterday's infrastructure cannot deal with tomorrow's weather. We need to eliminate carbon-emitting power sources to blunt the long-term climate drivers of extreme weather. And we also need to make our homes, businesses, and electric grids more resilient to those extremes.

    "Most power grids are ill-equipped to confront mounting climate challenges. For example, Hurricane Ida took out all eight transmission lines that carry electricity into New Orleans; Entergy, the principal utility in the area, anticipates weeks before power is restored for most customers. If onsite energy storage, solar, and microgrids had been installed at critical facilities throughout southern Louisiana, they could have enabled continuity of key services during the storm and would have been operating immediately afterward for community benefit, unconstrained by fuel shortages. Importantly, energy storage assets can continue helping well after a disaster has passed.

    "American companies have led the world in large-scale battery installation for homes and businesses, directly on the power grid, and integrated into wind and solar energy facilities. Other storage technologies, like thermal storage in buildings, flow batteries in substations, liquid air storage paired with generators, and renewable power-to-gas hydrogen offer opportunities for even longer durations that can further diversify our sources of power system reliability without adding to carbon pollution.

    "The U.S. energy storage industry has grown up fast, with recent reports showing nine consecutive quarters of increasing deployment in the power system. Companies in the U.S. are on track to install 12,000 MWh of new storage capacity in 2021, enough to power 1.5 million homes through daily peaks and three times the amount added in 2020. Nevertheless, this pace of storage deployment is still much slower than what is needed to equip vulnerable communities for resilience to increasingly extreme weather and meet President Biden's goal of decarbonizing the power system by 2035.

    "Congress has an immediate opportunity, through an energy storage Investment Tax Credit (ITC), to speed storage installations that enable greater deployments of wind, solar, and hydro power while mitigating catastrophic power outages. ITCs have long been an effective policy for driving down technology costs associated with solar power and other clean energy technologies. ITC legislation is a common-sense way to accelerate cost declines in storage technologies that can bolster some of the country's most vulnerable communities.

    "Congress must ensure the nation's power infrastructure is capable of meeting 21st century needs and avoids catastrophic outages like we're seeing now in Louisiana. An ITC that makes energy storage more accessible creates a cleaner and more reliable grid and gives Americans greater control over their fate." (Source: Energy Storage Association, PR, 9 Sept., 2021) Contact: Energy Storage Assoc.,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage Association news,  Energy STorage news,  

    Gevo Plans Hydrocarbon-Process Pilot at Luverne Plant (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2021-09-08
    Englewood, Colorada-headquartered isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. reports it plans to install an alcohol-to-hydrocarbon process pilot unit at its facility located in Luverne, Minnesota. The pilot unit is being designed to produce market development quantities of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable premium gasoline and other renewable fuel products, as well as supply market development quantities of chemical products. The installation is estimated to begin in Q3 2022 with start-up demonstration production expected in Q4 2022.

    In addition, the company expects to test and evaluate certain potential unit operations that may be incorporated into Gevo's state-of-the-art Net-Zero 1 production facility that is expected to begin production in 2024 in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Installation of the pilot unit at the Gevo-Luverne facility is part of the plan to use the facility as a technology development and piloting site. The pilot unit will also be used in training of employees for Net-Zero 1 and other future projects. (Source: Gevo, Website PR, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Gevo, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Gevo,  GEVO,  Isobutanol,  Biofuel,  SAF,  

    Arbor Taps Topsoe TIGAS™ Tech. for Renewable Gas (Ind. Report)
    Arbor Renewable Gas, Topsoe
    Date: 2021-09-08
    In the Lone Star State, Houston-based industrial-scale renewable gasoline and green hydrogen projects developer Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC reports it will use Topsoe's TIGAS™ technology for producing renewable gasoline (RG) at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility is expected to be operational by 2024 to produce 1,000 bdp of RG with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

    Topsoe will supply the methanol synthesis technologies and the TIADS™ backend gasoline synthesis unit (TIGAS). The methanol synthesis loop is based on the modular MeOH-To-Go™ design. Arbor Gas aims to build out a fleet of cost-effective, safe, and reliable woody biomass to renewable gasoline and renewable hydrogen plants around the world. With an initial focus on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, Arbor Gas brings a unique blend of management, financing, technology and project execution skills to successfully advance its vision of a clean, low carbon transportation fleet utilizing existing infrastructure and vehicles. (Source: Topsoe Website PR, 2 Sept., 2021) Contact: Arbor Renewable Gas, Timothy Vail, CEO , 346.708.7819,,; Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbor Renewable Gas,  Topsoe,  Renewable gas,  

    Indian Green Hydrogen Collaboration Announced (Int'l.)
    Ayana Renewable Power,Greenstat Hydrogen
    Date: 2021-09-08
    India's Ayana Renewable Power and Norwegian-owned Greenstat Hydrogen India, are reporting a MOU to collaborate on developing green hydrogen production projects.

    Ayana Renewable Power, a renewable energy platform majority controlled by India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), focuses on development of utility scale renewable energy projects in India. The company aims to be the lowest cost renewable energy producer which utilizes technology to maximize value creation.

    The Government of India previously announced plans to launch the National Hydrogen Mission. (Source: Ayana Renewable Power, PR, India Free Press Journal, Sept., 2021) Contact: Ayana Renewable Power, +91 80 4851 1001,; Greenstat Hydrogen,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ayana Renewable Power,  Green Hydrogen,  Greenstat Hydrogen ,  

    Aspiring Canadian Prime Minister's Climate Change Promises (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Climate Change canada
    Date: 2021-09-08
    The sitting Liberal Government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, if returned to office, will keep the existing carbon tax in place for provinces without a plan of their own and allow it to continue to rise to $170 per tonne by 2030. It would also provide grants of up to $5,000 for home energy efficiency retrofits and interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for deep retrofits. The Liberals would also spend $700 million to add 50,000 new electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen stations. -- Liberal Party of Canada,

    The Conservatives, led by Erin O'Toole are pledging to scrap the existing carbon tax and replace it with mandatory personal carbon savings accounts that Canadians pay into for their carbon use and then use those funds for environmentally friendly purchases. The charge for those personal carbon savings accounts would begin at $20 per tonne and rise to no higher than $50 per tonne. The Conservatives, if elected, would also require 30 pct of light-duty vehicles to be zero emission by 2030. -- Conservative Party of Canada,

    NDP candidate Jagmeet Singh will, if elected, set a target of reducing Canada's emissions by at least 50 pct from 2005 levels by 2030 and kill any and all fossil fuel subsidies, including federal support for pipelines. -- NDP,

    The federal election is on 20 September, 2021.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Tax,  

    Reliance Ind. Considers REC Solar Acquisition (M&A)
    Reliance Ind., REC Solar
    Date: 2021-09-03
    Mumbai-based Indian industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries is reportedly planning to acquire Duke Energy Renewables subsidiary REC Solar for roughly $1 billion to $1.2 billion. Reliance is reportedly in talks with several unspecified lenders to support the transaction.

    As previously reported, Reliance Industries, which focuses on the energy, petrochemical, natural gas, and other industries, plans to invest $8.1 billion over the next three years to build giga-factories for solar, green hydrogen, energy storage, electrolyzers, and fuel cells, including an integrated PV module factory in France.

    REC Solar's annual production capacity stands at roughly 1.8 GW. (Source: Reliance Energy, PR, 2 Sept., 2021) Contact: Reliance Industries,; REC Solar, Singapre-based; REC Solar, Matt Walz, CEO, 805.471.0085,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Reliance Industries,  REC Solar,  

    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,,; Honeywell UOP,; PBF Energy, Steven Krynski, Chalmette Refinery Manager, 973.455.7500,

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

    Greenbacker Expands Clear Energy Renewables Investment (Funding)
    Greenbacker Capital,Clear Energy Renewables
    Date: 2021-09-01
    NYC-headquartered Greenbacker Capital Management, LLC is reporting a Greenbacker affiliated fund it is increasing its investment in Denver-based Clear Energy Renewables, an owner-operator of hydroelectric power generation facilities in the Empire State. Clear Energy will use Greenbacker's additional investment to finance the acquisition and upgrade of two more hydro facilities in New York.

    Greenbacker's initial 2020 investment in Clear Energy was used to acquire and modernize two hydro assets and upgrade a previously acquired facility in New York State. (Source: Greenbacker Capital, Website PR, 24 Aug., 2021) Contact: Greenbacker Capital,; Clear Energy Renewables,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbacker Capital,  Clear Energy Renewables,  Hydro ,  

    Gevo Files for Net-Zero 1 Project Environmental Permits (Ind. Report)
    Gevo, GEVO
    Date: 2021-09-01
    Englewood, Colorado-based Gevo, Inc. reports it has filed air quality and wastewater permit applications for its 45 million gpy Net-Zero 1 project in Lake Preston, South Dakota, with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

    According to the Gevo website, "The concept of a Net-Zero Project is to convert renewable energy (photosynthetic, wind, renewable natural gas, biogas) from a variety of sources into energy dense liquid hydrocarbons that when burned in traditional engines, have the potential to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the whole lifecycle of the liquid fuel: from the way carbon is captured from the atmosphere, processed to make liquid fuel products, and including the burning as a transportation fuel."

    Net-Zero 1 is currently expected to have a capacity of 45 million gpy of hydrocarbons (for gasoline and jet fuel, based on current take-or-pay contracts), to produce more than 350,000,000 ppy of high protein feed products for use in the food chain, to produce enough renewable natural gas to be self-sufficient for the production process needs, and also to generate renewable electricity with a combined heat and power system. Net-Zero 1 is also expected to utilize wind energy. (Source: Gevo, Website PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Gevo, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Gevo,  GEVO,  

    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,; Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68,

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

    Equinor, Rosneft Ink Carbon Management Agreement (Int'l.)
    Equinor, Rosneft
    Date: 2021-09-01
    Equinor and Rosneft , a Moscow-headquartered petroleum developer, have signed an agreement to collaborate on carbon management, including potential collaboration on the use of renewable, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), low-carbon hydrogen solutions and reduce the carbon footprint from joint projects. The two organizations have been active in Russia for more than 30 years. (Source: Rosneft, Website PR, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: Rosneft, +7 (499) 517-88-99, Fax: +7 (499) 517-72-35,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor news,  Rosnef news,  Carbon Emissions news,  

    Zoo Biogas Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
    ZooShare Biogas, EnerFORGE
    Date: 2021-08-30
    The ZooShare Biogas Cooperative, in partnership with Toronto Zoo, Loblaw Companies and Oshawa, Ontario-based EnerFORGE, has announced its most recent project is now operational. The ZooShare Biogas Project, a first of its kind in Canada, converts zoo manure and Loblaw supermarket and other Toronto area sourced food waste into sufficient power for roughly 250 homes while reducing as much as 20,000 tpy of greenhouse gases

    EnerFORGE, the project’s critical energy infrastructure partner, the ZooShare biogas plant will add to its strategic portfolio of low-carbon energy projects, allowing them to build new value propositions in the production of RNG, hydrogen fuel cells, and carbon offset projects. (Source: ZooShare Biogas Cooperative, PR, 26 Aug., 2021) Contact: ZooShare Biogas Cooperative,; EnerFORGE, (905) 723-4626,; EnerFORGE, (905) 723-4626 x 5261,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ZooShare Biogas,  Biogas,  EnerFORGE,  

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