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Ontario's Largest RNG Project Energy Board Approved (Ind. Report)
Renewable Natural Gas,Enbridge
Date: 2020-10-14
In Toronto, the Ontario Energy Board has given the nod to a $42 million Niagara Falls Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facility being developed by Enbridge and Walker Industries. When fully operational, the plant will be the largest of its kind in Ontario and generate sufficient renewable energy from landfill waste/biogas to heat 8,750 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 48,000 tpy.

The Ontario Energy Board has also approved an application from Enbridge to implement a pilot Voluntary Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Program in Ontario starting in 2021. Through the program, customers can choose to support the transition to clean energy through a small monthly contribution to purchase carbon-neutral renewable natural gas. During the first five years of the program, Enbridge Gas anticipates up to 28,000 customers could participate in the program.

The Board notes "Encouraging investments and innovative clean, renewable energy programs are part of the Ontario government's Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help Canada meet its 2030 target." (Source: Ontario Energy Board, Government of Ontario, PR, 12 Oct., 2020)Contact: Ontario Energy Board, 416-314-2455, www.oeb.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Natural Gas,  RNG,  Enbridge,  


Dubai Airport First GCC Carbon Neutral Airport (Int’l. Report)
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Date: 2020-08-17
In Dubai, Sharjah Airport reports it is the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member carbon-neutral airport and the second in the Middle East to attain Level 3+ Neutrality accreditation from the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, issued by Airports Council International.

Environmental and sustainability projects implemented by Sharjah Airport include energy conservation initiatives, clean energy projects and circular economic initiatives to encourage all stakeholders of the airport to engage and contribute to good practice. Besides strictly monitoring electricity and water consumption in the airport, an integrated waste management system, targeted at zero landfill waste was introduced. (Source: Sharjah Airport , PR, Emirates News Agency, 16 Aug., 2020) Contact: Airport Carbon Accreditation, www.aci.aer

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral,  Airport Carbon Accreditation ,  


SF Airport Supplying Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel (Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2020-07-08
In the Golden State, San Francisco International Airport is reporting receipt of its first delivery of Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel -- sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) -- which will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions.

The SAF initiative follows the airports "triple zero" goal to attain zero net carbon, as well as zero net energy and zero landfill waste. (Source: SF Airport, Airport Technology, July, 2020) Contact: Neste US, Jeremy Baines, Pres, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  SAF,  Aviation Biofuel,  


SJ Environmental Turns Landfill Waste into Energy (Ind. Report)
SJ Environmental
Date: 2020-06-12
"Reducing carbon emissions has been and will continue to be a major topic of conversation around the world. From the Paris Agreement to stock market dips, ways to reduce CO2 is something we can't avoid.

"To protect the environment, oil companies are adding biofuels to their portfolio. Most of the biofuels being produced today are created from recycled cooking oil or crops. Unfortunately, these sources are not sustainable. Crops require a vast amount of water and land and release CO2 into the air when harvested. Using crops as an energy source is also driving up food costs because fewer crops are available for consumption.

"Scientists at Houston, Texas-based SJ Environmental have developed a process that turns food, animal and human waste into biofuel rather than sending it to a landfill. So, rather than planting crops for the sole purpose of turning it into fuel, crops can now be used to feed people and the natural waste that is a byproduct of food consumption is then turned into clean-burning biofuel." Contact: SJE Environmental, Dennis Umali, Operations Manager, (346) 374-7192, info@sje-usa.com, www.sje-usa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SJ Environmental,  Landfill Waste,  Bioenergy,  


Cielo, Renewable U Medicine Hat RF JV Progressing (Ind.Report)
Cielo Waste Solutions
Date: 2020-03-27
Vancouver, BC-based Cielo Waste Solutions Corp is reporting its joint-venture (JV) partner Renewable U Medicine Hat Inc. has secured an agreement in principle and secured funding for the purchase of an 80 acre site in Cypress County, Alberta for their joint renewable fuels (RF) production facility, subject to numerous conditions, before or on July 1, 2020.

The planned facility will convert 65,000 tpy of various feedstocks into 32.7 million lpy of renewable fuels that can be blended into conventional highway transportation, marine and aviation fuels. (Source: Cielo. PR Mar., 2020) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, Pres., CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101, donallan@cielows.com, www.cielows.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Landfill Waste,  


Renewable Fuel Feedstock Sought in Nova Scotia (Ind. Report)
Cielo Waste Solutions
Date: 2020-03-23
Two Canadian companies, Cielo Waste Solutions and Renewable U Halifax report they are seeking sources of waste feedstock for the production of transportation diesel, jet fuel and naphtha fuel at their planned Joint Venture Renewable Fuel Facility to be located in or within 150 kilometres of the provincial capital, Halifax.

The proposed plant is being engineered to convert eight tonnes of dried waste per hour into approximately 32.7 million lpy of high-grade renewable fuel Cielo uses a refining process referred to as Thermal Catalytic Depolymerization, which blends waste with a chemical catalyst and low heat to change the composition of the material, producing renewable transportation diesel, jet fuel and naphtha fuel (Source: cielo, MINING.COM, 23 Mar., 2020) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, Pres., CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101, donallan@cielows.com, www.cielows.com; Renewable U Halifax, www.renewableu.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Landfill Waste,  


Cielo's Aldersyde Renewable Fuels Refinery Now Online (Ind Report)
Cielo Waste Solutions
Date: 2020-01-10
Following up in our October 2nd coverage, Vancouver-based Cielo Waste Solutionm is reporting contractors have completed optimization of the design of the world's first waste-to-renewable fuels refinery at Aldersyde in Alberta, Canada.

The Aldersyde refinery, which produces renewable naphtha and diesel from wood biomass, is presently operating at roughly 100 lph to be increased to 200 litres per hour. The company notes it is working with the Alberta Government to secure amendments to its operating permit to allow additional waste feedstocks to be utilized. (Source: Cielo, PR, Biofuels Int'l, 9 Jan., 2020)Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, Pres., CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101, donallan@cielows.com, www.cielows.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Landfill Waste,  


Cielo's Alberta Biodiesel Project Delayed (Ind. Report)
Cielo Waste Solutions
Date: 2019-10-02
Further to our 4th Sept. report, Vancouver-based Cielo Waste Solutionm is reporting the date to finalize an investor partnership agreement to construct renewable diesel refineries in Medicine Hat and three other locations in southern Alberta have been stalled to the end of the year.

Cielo notes it is fine tuning the project's waste wood fibre-to fuel technology and awaiting waiting equipment orders and a permit from Alberta Parks and Environment. (Source: Cielo, Medicine Hat News, 1 Oct., 2019) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, President & CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101, donallan@cielows.com, www.cielows.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Landfill Waste,  


Cielo to Construct Alberta Renewable Diesel Refinery (Ind. Report)
Cielo Waste Solutions
Date: 2019-08-05
Further to our 2nd April coverage, Vancouver, BC-based Cielo Waste Solutions CorpCielo Waste Solutions reports a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Renewable U Lethbridge to build a renewable diesel refinery incorporating Cielo's waste-to-renewable fuels conversion technology in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The two firms will next ink JV agreement for the construction and operation of the facility.

Under the deal, Renewable U provided a $100,000 Cdn. advance against the total $250,000 Cdn JV fee to secure the territory of Lethbridge. Renewable U will be responsible for financing the costs associated with the refinery, including site acquisition, building and commissioning of the renewable diesel facility.

Cielo will manage the refinery, overseeing its construction, commissioning and operation, for which it will receive a management fee equal to 7 pct of the JV costs, and will continue to receive management fees once operations begin. (Source: Cielo, PR. Aug., 2019) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, President & CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101, donallan@cielows.com, www.cielows.com; Renewable U Energy, Lionel Robins, www.motivateu.ca/renewableu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Landfill Waste,  Renewable Diesel,  


Cielo Opens First Alberta Waste-to-Biodiesel Plant (Ind. Report)
Cielo Waste Solutions
Date: 2019-07-12
Red Deer, Alberta-based Cielo Waste Solutions is reporting the opening of its first Alberta biorefinery in the community of Aldersyde, Southern Alberta, where it will turn locally-sourced landfill household waste into renewable diesel transportation fuel. The company plans to open four additional refineries in the municipalities of Brooks, Calgary, Grande Prairie and Medicine Hat, sometime in 2020.

According to Cielo, their technology creates "high-grade, low-cost renewable diesel fuel" that differs from other traditional biofuels that come from food sources. Cielo also claims its product can be blended and sold on the Alberta government's mandated renewable diesel market. It also produces virtually no emissions, the company says. (Source: Cielo, GlobalNews, 11 July, 2019)Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, President & CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101, donallan@cielows.com, www.cielows.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cielo Waste Solutions,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Landfill Waste,  


WRT, SynTech Bioenergy Partner on Non-Landfill Waste (Ind. Report)
SynTech Bioenergy,Waste Resource Technologies
Date: 2019-04-24
Englewood, Colorado-based carbon-negative clean energy specialist SynTech Bioenergy is reporting an agreement with Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT) to immediately begin deploying SynTech's proprietary BioMax® power generation solution to convert green waste collected by WRT, as well as fruit processing waste from certain agricultural operations on Oahu, HI, to renewable energy. This initial project will keep an estimated 1300 tpy of waste out of landfills or otherwise kept from normal decay, the methane from which would have been 21 times more harmful to the Hawaiian environment than CO2 -- up to 8000 tons of carbon, which will be removed from the local environments through the elimination of waste transportation, elimination of methane release and displacement of fossil fired power and heat by BioMax®

Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT) is a waste collection, recovery and conversion company with operations in California and Hawaii. WRT uses technologies from leading bioenergy companies to transform waste into sustainable resources such as baseload electricity, renewable natural gas, alternative fuel pellets, and biochar. (Source: SynTech Bioenergy, PR, 23 April, 2019) Contact: SynTech Bioenergy, Wayne McFarland, Chairman and CEO, www.syntechbioenergy.com; Bioenergy Hawaii, www.bioenergyhawaii.com; Waste Resource Technologies, Kosti Shrivanian, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SynTech Bioenergy,  Waste Resource Technologies,  


Xeric Offers City Free Landfill Gas Feasibility Study (Int'l)
Xeric AB
Date: 2019-02-11
Stockholm-headquartered landfill methane gas technology and capture specialist Xeric AB reports it will conduct a free pre-feasibility study on the possible construction of a landfill gas recovery plant for energy production in Dumaguete City, the Philippines. The city produce about 80 tpd of landfill waste.

Xeric AB offers technologies that can capture methane gases from existing landfill areas ton be sold as methane gas fuel or used for on site electric power generation. The free pre-feasibility study will help the city comply with a proposed ecological solid waste management program including a landfill gas recovery and energy production facility. (Source: Xeric AB, Negros Chronicle, !0 Feb., 2019) Contact: Xeric AB , Ulf Malmerberg, CEO, +46 8 752 1900,www.xeric.se

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane.Lasdfill Gas,  


UC Berkeley Claims "Greenest Academic Building" (Ind. Report)
UC Berkeley,USGBC
Date: 2019-01-18
The University of California, Berkeley reports it's Haas School of Business Chou Hall has received both US Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification and TRUE Zero Waste certification from Green Business Certification Inc., making it the "greenest academic building in the nation."

The TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification is a result of efforts to divert more 90 pct of Chou's landfill waste. TRUE Zero Waste certification levels include Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. To achieve TRUE Platinum, the team earned 69 out of the 70 credits ranging from: composting food scraps, tracking the purchase of environmentally preferred products, providing employees with access to zero-waste training, and reducing the use of hazardous waste chemicals. (Source: University of California Berkeley, American School & University, Jan., 2019) Contact: TRUE Zero Waste, www.true.gbci.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News UC Berkeley,  LEED Certification,  USGBC,  WELL Certification,  


Okanagan BC Reconsidering Biogas Options (Ind. Report)
Methane, Regional District of the Central Okanagan
Date: 2019-01-07
In British Columbia, Canada, following a 2012 feasibility study to collect and process food waste the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) reports it is examining new ways and programs to handle household food waste.

The District, which currently captures and sells landfill waste bio-gas from the Glenmore Landfill, is re-evaluating its future organic waste diversion opportunities while maintaining existing landfill gas collection infrastructure and commitments with FortistarBC for the sale of gas, according to the final draft of the district's Solid Waste Management Plan which is awaiting provincial regulatory approval.

One of the solid waste management plan's goals is to re-evaluate organic waste diversification options while maintaining landfill gas collection. A proposal for several small compost sites to mix residential food waste with yard waste are being considered at a projected cost of $25 million each. The RDCO is applying to the province to have a bio-cover made of compost at Campbell Mountain Landfill, which would eliminate methane gas at that larger site. (Source: Regional District of the Central Okanagan, BC Local News, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: FortisBC, Roger Dall'Antonia, Exec. VP Technology, www.fortisbc.com; Regional District of the Central Okanagan, (250) 763-4918, info@cord.bc.ca, www.regionaldistrict.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortis,  Biogas,  Methane,  Landfill Gas,  


Former INEOS Cellulosic Ethanol Assets Up for Grabs (Ind. Report)
INEOS Bio Energy
Date: 2018-12-10
Following up on our 23rd February coverage, industrial auctioneer Maas Companies of Rochester, Minnesota, reports the former INEOS Bio Energy 8 MMGY Cellulosic Ethanol Plant and 6 MW Biomass Plant in Vero Beach, Florida will soon fall under the auctioneer's hammer.

The sale includes INEOS' surplus land and equipment which will be offered first via a sealed bid auction process ending on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. If the equipment is not sold as an entirety with the real estate, the equipment will then be sold piecemeal via a timed online auction ending on January 15, 2019.

The 2011 vintage, $230 million INEOS plant was a joint venture between Ineos Group LTD and New Planet Energy LLC. This first of its kind demonstration plant was designed to use an integreated biomass gasification and gas fermentation technology to convert cellulosic yard and vegetable waste into ethanol.

The plant is adjacent to the Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal LandFill with an existing gas line in place enabling the use of the landfill waste gases on the site. The plant also owns an additional 74.5 acre tract of land to the south of the main site.

Frankens Energy purchased the property earlier this year and has begun deploying its plans to convert the site into an industrial eco-district, the first of its kind on the eastern seaboard. Once complete, the Indian River Eco-District will support and nurture an innovative eco-system of industrial businesses, while fostering sustainable competitive advantages, growth and success of each of its members.

(Source: Maas Companies, 6 Dec., 2018) Contact: Indian River Eco District, www.irecodistrict.com; Maas Companies, (507)285-1444, www.masscompanies.com, www.ethanolplantauction.com; Frankens Energy, David Frankens, info@frankensenergy.com, www.frankensenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic Ethanol,  Frankens Energy,  INEOS Bio Energy,  Maas Companies,  


SISW Commissions Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project (Ind. Report)
Siemens
Date: 2018-10-15
Siemens is reporting the commissioning of two SGE-56HM gas engines for a 1,000 tpd landfill methane gas-to-energy project at Southern Idaho Solid Waste's (SISW) Milner Butte Landfill in Burley, Idaho.

SISW deployed two Siemens SGE-56HM gas generator sets to run on the waste gas from the landfill and generate electrical power. The Siemens SGE-HM series is purpose-built for landfill gas-to-energy power applications. (Source: Siemens, Water Technology, 15 Oct., 2018)Contact: Southern Idaho Solid Waste, (208) 432-9082, www.sisw.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Idaho Solid Waste,  Siemens ,  Gas-to-Energy,  Landfill Waste,  Biogas,  

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