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Decarbonisation Funds Awarded in South Wales (Int'l. Report)
UK Research and Innovation
Date: 2021-04-12
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) reports the awarding of £20 million funding to support the engineering phase of a £37 million decarbonisation programme that includes the use and production of hydrogen, carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) and CO2 shipping from South Wales.

The programme is being led by the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) -- a partnership of organisations from the English border to Pembrokeshire's coastline that's working to promote green energy and the decarbonisation of industrial areas of Wales.

The project partners include: Associated British Ports, Capital Law Limited, Industry Wales, Lanza Tech, RWE, Shell, Tata Steel, Tarmac, University of South Wales, Valero Energy, Wales & West Utilities and others. (Source: UK Research and Innovation, Wales Energy & Environment, 11 April, 2021) Contact: UK Research and Innovation, www.ukri.org; South Wales Industrial Cluster, www.swic.cymru

More Low-Carbon Energy News Decarbonization,  Carbon Emissions,  


Thermal Battery Specialist Secures €110Mn Investment (Int'l.)
EnergyNest
Date: 2021-04-12
Norwegian thermal battery pioneer EnergyNest report it has secured €110 million investment as part of a deal with Infracapital, making Infracapital EnergyNest's largest shareholder.

The new funds will be used to scale up development of the company's modular heat-based energy storage system batteries and offer long term, financed energy storage solutions to customers that unlock "substantial energy and carbon cost savings," acording to the release.

EnergyNest describes itself as one of the first thermal storage companies globally with a market ready battery and projects in execution, including for Norwegian chemical giant Yara and Italian energy company Eni, where installation is expected to take place in Q2, The firm claims that it is The company is targeting an industrial heat energy storage market that it says could excess €300 billion a year in the coming decades, according to the release. (Source: EnergyNest, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: EnergyNest, Christian Thiel, CEO, www.energy-nest.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnergyNest news,  Energy Storage news,  Battery news,  


Thermal Battery Specialist Secures €110Mn Investment (Int'l.)
EnergyNest
Date: 2021-04-12
Norwegian thermal battery pioneer EnergyNest reports it has secured €110 million investment as part of a deal with Infracapital, making Infracapital EnergyNest's largest shareholder.

The new funds will be used to scale up development of the company's modular heat-based energy storage system batteries and offer long term, financed energy storage solutions to customers that unlock "substantial energy and carbon cost savings", according to the release.

EnergyNest describes itself as one of the first thermal storage companies globally with a market ready battery and projects in execution, including for Norwegian chemical giant Yara and Italian energy company Eni, where installation is expected to take place in Q2, The firm claims that it is The company is targeting an industrial heat energy storage market that could excess €300 billion a year in the coming decades, according to the release. (Source: EnergyNest, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: EnergyNest, Christian Thiel, CEO, www.energy-nest.com

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


RWE wraps up Italian wind farm construction
RWE
Date: 2021-04-09
RWE reports it has completed construction of the 13.6MW Alcamo 2 wind farm utilizing four GW 136-3, 4MW Goldwind turbines inSicily, Italy. The 13.6MW wind farm has a power purchase agreement with Italian paper manufacturer Sofidel for 100 pct of the facility’s power output until Dec., 2030. (Source: RWE, PR, renews, 6 Apr., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE news,  Wind news,  


Stolt Tests GoodFuels Biofuel at Rotterdam (Int'l. Report)
GoodFuels
Date: 2021-04-07
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian shipowner Stolt Tankers B.V. is reporting successful completion of GoodFuels marine biofuel trials at the port of Rotterdam .

GoodFuels' marine biofuel is derived from used cooking oil (UCO), tallow, and waste animal fats and can reduce carbon emissions by up to 90 pct compared with conventional bunker fuels, according to GoodFuels. (Source: Stolt Tankers, PR. Argus, 7 Apr., 2021) Contact: Stolt Tankers, +47 22 80 75 80, www.stolt-nielsen.com; GoodFuels, Bart Hellings, CEO, EPS , Cyril Ducau, CEO, +31 88 021 5100, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuels,  Marine Biofuel,  


DNV Inks $17.7Mn Taipower Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l. Report)
Taipower, BNV
Date: 2021-03-24
Norwegian independent quality assurance specialist DNV GL is reporting a $17.7 million contract to be the "owner-engineer" for Taipei-headquartered state-owned Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower) Offshore Wind Project Phase II -- the largest offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The scope over the 31-turbine project life cycle includes design review, fabrication and construction assurance and commissioning. (Source: DNV, PR, reve, 23 Mar., 2021) Contact: Taiwan Power Company, www.taipower.com.tw; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV,  Taipower,  Offshore Wind,  


Nordex Claims 33MW French Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
Nordex, RWE Renewables
Date: 2021-03-12
Hamburg-based wind energy giant Nordex Group is reporting receipt of an order from RWE Renewables France for 10 units of its N117/300 wind turbines, including service contracts, for two wind farms in northern France.

Nordex will supply six N117/3000 turbines on tubular steel towers with hub heights of 76 metres for the 18MW onshore wind farm Les Hauts Bouleaux in the Oise Department. Four N117/3600 turbines with hub height of 91 metres will go to the 15MW Martinpuich wind farm in the Pas-de-Calais Department. Both projects are expected to be commissioned early next year. (Source: Nordex, RWE Website, PR, 11 Mar., 2021) Contact: RWE Renewables France, www.fr.rwe.com; Nordex Group, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 X 1116, www.nordex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  RWE Renewables,  


First Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Power Now Online (Ind. Report)
RWE, Triton Knoll
Date: 2021-03-05
RWE is reporting the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has generated its first renewable electricity following the January installation of the first of the project's 90 Vestsa wind turbines and the energization of the project's transmission system -- offshore substation platforms, offshore export cable, onshore cables and onshore substation.

When fully operational the 857 MW facility will generate sufficient power for 800,000 UK homes and the most powerful facility in the RWE global fleet.

The 145 square kilometer project, which is located over 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast, is jointly owned by RWE, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, with RWE managing the construction, long-term operation and maintenance works. (Source: RWE, PR, Renewable Energy Mag., 2 Mar, 2021) Contact: RWE Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com; Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, www.tritonknoll.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Triton Knoll,  Offshore Wind,  


Cambridgeshire 50MW Battery Storage Plant Underway (Int'l.)
SNS plc
Date: 2021-02-12
In the UK, Glasgow-headquartered smart energy infrastructure company, SMS plc reports construction is underway on a 50MW grid-scale battery storage development in Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Work on a second 49 MW site in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will get underway later this month. The two projects are the first in an initial 270MW pipeline that SMS seeks to build over the next two years.

SMS, which finances, installs, and manages low-carbon energy assets across the grid, will deliver the projects from initial construction through to ongoing operation, trading, maintenance, and asset management for the expected 40-year lifespan of the batteries.

The UK currently has over 1GW of storage in operation and an expanding pipeline of projects across the country. (Source: SMS, Website PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: SMS, Tim Mortlock, COO, +44 0 141 249 3880, www.sms-plc.com

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


Equinor Advancing Offshore Empire Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Equinor
Date: 2021-02-10
Further to our 18the Jan. coverage, in Oslo, the Norwegian government owned energy developer Equinor Equinor plans to advance the Empire Wind Farm One project off of Long Beach -- the "largest offshore wind program in the country" according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Construction on the Empire Wind Farm project is scheduled to begin in 2023.

The company also reports approval in January for two additional projects in Long Island waters, including the Empire Wind Farm Two, for a combined project capacity of 2,000 MW.

Equinor's 1,230 MW, Beason Point offshore wind farm roughly 50 miles off of Montauk Point, New York, was also approved. (Source: Equinor, PR, WSHU Public Radio, 9 Feb., 2021) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  


€1bn Irish Sea Wind Farm Plan Advancing (Int'l. Report)
Statkraft
Date: 2021-02-08
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned renewable energy giant Statkraft AS reports its planned €1 billion 500-MW,Irish Sea wind farm stretching from Skerries to Clogherhead north Dublin to Co Louth is in the site assessment and public engagement phase.

The company aims to submit a planning application within the next 12 months for the 30-turbine project. (Source: Statkraft. PR, independent.ie, 7 Feb., 2021) Contact: Statkraft Ireland, Kevin O'Donovan, Managing Dir., +353 21 242 7786, www.statkraft.ie

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Offshore Wind,  


Magnora, RWE Partner on Floating Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
Magnora, RWE
Date: 2021-02-03
Oslo-headquartered renewable energy company Magnora ASA is reporting an agreement with global offshore energy technology and service company RWE to establish a joint floating wind company called Magnora Floating Wind.

The new company has begun operations and started work on the application for the ScotWind round in Scotland, UK. The company will also participate in the first offshore wind application round in Norway, which will open in 2021, as well as consider entering new markets. Magnora previously announced acquisitions of: Swedish offshore wind developer Kustvind AB; Sweden-based solar developer Evolar AB; and VINDR AS, the wind power development company focusing on small and medium scaled wind development projects. (Source: Magnora ASA, PR, Website, 29 Jan., 2021) Contact: Magnora ASA, Erik Sneve, CEO, es@magnoraasa.com, www.magnoraasa.com; RWE, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Magnora,  RWE,  Floating Wind,  


Statkraft, Aker Cooperating on Norwegian Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
Statkraft, Aker
Date: 2021-02-01
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports the inking of an agreement with Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons to explore Norwegian commercial-scale "bottom-fixed" offshore wind energy opportunities -- including the Sorlige Nordsjo II (SN2) project.

To that end, the companies will establish 50/50 Aker Offshore Wind and Statkraft joint submission of an acreage application and further development activities.

Aker Offshore Wind is focused on deep water assets. Aker Horizons invests in and develops companies within renewable energy sectors and other technologies that make material contributions to reducing emissions or promote sustainable living. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Website, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Aker Offshore Wind,  ,  Offshore Wind,  


Equinor Awards $74Mn in Northern Lights CCS Contracts (Int'l.)
Equinor, CCS
Date: 2021-01-29
In Oslo, Equinor is reporting the issuance of $74 million in contracts for its Northern Lights project, the world's first carbon capture project to pump Norwegian industrial emissions into an offshore reservoir.

Equinor awarded a $57.5 million EPCI contract to Subsea 7 for fabrication, pipe laying and subsea installations to be completed during 2022-2023. Equinor also awarded a $16.1 million EPCI contract to Stavenger-based oil and gas service provider Aibel for the Northern Lights subsea control system.

According to the company most contracts for Northern Lights are now in place, including Aker Solutions ‘ $28 million deal for the CO2 receiving facilities outside Bergen and subsea equipment for injecting captured CO2 into a reservoir for permanent storage. Aker's work is expected to be completed in 2023.

The Norwegian government-funded Northern Lights project will transport, inject and store up to 1.5 million tpy of CO2 and is slated to be operational in 2024. (Source: Equinor, PR, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Northern Lights Project, Sverre Overaa, Director, sjov@equinor.com, Per Sandberg, Bus. Dev, prsa@equinor.com, www.northernlightsccs.com; Aibel, +47) 85 27 00 00, www.aibel.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com; Aker Solutions, Kjetel Digre, CEO, Fredrik Berge, Inv. Relations, +47 22 94 62 19, fredrik.berge@akersolutions.com, www.akersolutions.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  CCS,  Aker Solutions,  


Greencoat Taking Stake in RWE Texas Wind Projects (M&A)
Greencoat, RWE
Date: 2021-01-20
RWE Renewables reports it will sell a 24 pct stake in 4 onshore wind farms totaling 861 MW in coastal Texas to UK-based renewable energy manager Greencoat for roughly $160 million.

Three of the four projects are in operation and one under construction. RWE will continue to operate all four wind farms. The transaction is expected to close in Q1, this year. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, 17 Jan., 2021) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, +353 (1) 70 26737 -- Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, www.greencoat-capital.com; RWE Renewables , Sven Utermohlen, COO Wind Offshore Global, www.group.rwe/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greencoat,  RWE,  Wind,  


Norway More Than Tripling Carbon Tax (Int'l. Report)
NOrway, Carbon Tax
Date: 2021-01-11
In Oslo, the Norwegian Environment Ministry's recently released Climate plan 2021-30 plan is aiming to more than triple the country's national tax on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the present 590 crowns to 2,000 Norwegian crowns ($237) per tonne by 2030.

As previously noted, Norway -- western Europe's largest oil and gas producer -- aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct or more by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. (Source: Gov. of Norway, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Jan., 2020) Contact: Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, Sveinung Rotevatn, Minister, +47 22 24 57 11, postmottak@kld.dep.no, www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kld/id668

More Low-Carbon Energy News Norway Carbon Tax,  Carbon Tax,  GHGs,  


Sevan's SWACH Joins Floating Wind Tech Race (Int'l. Report)
Sevan SPP
Date: 2021-01-08
Norwegian engineering firm Sevan SPP is touting its SWACH (small waterplane area cylindrical hull) floating offshore wind technology.

The Sevan SWACH design is a cylindrical floating moonpool foundation for offshore wind. It is scalable up 14MW turbines and offers excellent motion characteristics in challenging and harsh conditions. It is also suitable for modularized fabrication and assembly, and the shallow draft enables the structure to be fully assembled onshore with a wet tow to final location, , according to the company (Source: Sevan, PR, renews, 6 Jan., 2020) Contact: Sevan SPP, +47 37 40 40 00, www.sevanssp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Northern Lights CCS Project Gets the Nod (Int'l., Reg & Leg)
Shell,Equinor,Northern Lights
Date: 2020-12-16
In Oslo, the Norwegian parliament has announced its approval of the final investment decision for the Northern Lights project enabling the shipping, reception and sequestration of CO2 beneath the Northern North Sea.

Northern Lights project partners TOTAL, Equinor, and Shell are now establishing a Joint Venture company responsible for all project activities, including business development.

The Northern Lights project includes the development and operation of CO2 transport and storage facilities and will be the first cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network to offer European industrial emitters CCS opportunity.

The first phase of the project will be completed in 2024 with a capacity of up to 1.5 million tpy of CO2. (Source: TOTAL, PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: Northern Lights Project, Sverre Overaa, Director, sjov@equinor.com, Per Sandberg, Bus. Dev, prsa@equinor.com, www.northernlightsccs.com; TOTAL, www.total.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com; SHELL, www.shell.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News TOTAL,  Equinor,  Northern Lights,  CCS,  Shell,  


Global CCS Institute 2020 Global Status on CCS (Report Attached)
Global CCS Institute
Date: 2020-12-07
The Melbourne, Australia-headquartered Global CCS Institute's recently released 2020 Global Status on CCS report notes the total capacity of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities operating and under development grew by 33 pct world-wide over 2019. The report notes:
  • The CCS facility pipeline continued to grow three years in a row, with global capture and storage capacity nearly doubling within three years and increasing by one-third since 2019;

  • Almost 40 million tpy of CO2 are being captured from 26 commercial CCS facilities currently in operation;

  • Presently 65 commercial CCS facilities are in various stages of development globally;

  • The U.S. presently hosts the highest number of operational CCS facilities globally as well as 12 of the 17 new commercial CCS facilities added to the project pipeline in 2020;

  • The US has some of the most advanced supportive policies for CCS of any country in the world, including the enhanced 45Q tax credit and the California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard;

  • 2020 saw increased ambition and support for CCS in Europe as well. The Norwegian Government announced its green light for the Langskip project.

  • Funding for CCS infrastructure was earmarked in the UK's Spring Budget with the goal of developing several hub and clusters during the decade. Elsewhere in Europe, the first call of EU's €10 billion Innovation Fund for CCS projects, was launched in July, this year;

  • In Asia Pacific, regional collaboration between countries and businesses continued to gather pace in 2020 in order to advance technical understanding and develop regulatory frameworks, with notably Australia and Japan making progress in terms of domestic policies and CCS investments;

  • In a move that will reduce both cost and risks to government and industry, CCS hubs and clusters -- the shared use of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure among companies -- is predicted to support a boom in the adoption of CCS in the coming years;

  • The report echoes findings by the IPCC, which shows that CCS is vital to meet net-zero Paris climate targets.

    Download the Global Status of CCS 2020 report HERE. (Source: Global CCS Institute, Dec., 2020) Contact: Global CCS Institute, Guloren Turan, GM, Brad Page, CEO, +61 3 8620 7300, info@globalccsinstitute.com, www.globalccsinstitute.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global CCS Institute,  CCS,  


  • RWE, DEME to Install "Collared" Offshore Wind Foundation (Int'l.)
    RWE Renewables
    Date: 2020-12-02
    RWE Renewables reports it has contracted with DEME Offshore for the transport and installation of a new steel "collared monopole" foundation technology at its 342-MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

    The "collared monopile" design is based on an RWE patent and will provide additional support for lateral loading, increase bearing capacity and improve the structural integrity of the entire foundation.

    The Kaskasi offshore wind farm, which will incorporate 38, 9-MW wind turbines mounted on monopile foundations, is expected to begin construction in Q3, 2021, and will generate sufficient energy for more than 400,000 homes when fully operational in 2022. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables , Sven Utermohlen, COO Wind Offshore Global, www.group.rwe/en; DEME Offshore, www.deme-group.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  Japan Offshore Wind,  


    Greencoat Taking Stake in Humber Gateway Offshore Wind (Int'l. M&A)
    RWE,Greencoat
    Date: 2020-11-23
    In the UK, renewable energy major RWE AG reports an agreement to sell a 49 pct stake in the 219-MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to Dublin-based Irish renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat Renewables Plc for £648 million, subject to RWE Supervisory Board approval. Closing is expected before the year end.

    Greencoat invest in operating UK wind farms and other renewable projects. The transaction continues the successful relationship between RWE and Greencoat. The company is already a strong partner in other RWE UK projects, namely in the offshore wind farm Rhyl Flats as well as in the onshore wind farms Little Cheyne Court, Lindhurst and Middlemoor, according to a release. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, 23 Nov., 2020) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 -- Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, www.greencoat-capital.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Greencoat,  Offshore Wind,  


    Statkraft Snares Solar Specialist Solarcentury (Int'l., M&A)
    Statkraft,Solarcentury
    Date: 2020-11-06
    Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it has agreed to acquire all of the shares in London-headquartered Solarcentury Holdings and its subsidiaries for a purchase price of £117.7 million. The transaction is conditional upon customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close before the year end.

    The acquisition will give Statkraft access to Solarcentury's 6 GW project pipeline spanning Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Greece, Italy and Chile. Solarcentury has developed 40 utility-scale projects total]ing approximately 1200 MWp across seven countries since 2013. (Source: Statkraft. PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Solarcentury, Frans van den Heuvel, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7549 1000, www.solarcentury.com; Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Tonnesen, CEO, www.statkraft.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Solarcentury,  Solar ,  


    Siemens Gamesa Claims 34-Turbine Norwegian Deal (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2020-11-04
    In Madrid, Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa is reporting a deal valued at €90 million to supply 34 units of its 5.0-145 turbines to Odal Vindkraftverk's wind project in the Norwegian municipality of Nord-Odal.

    Odal Vindkraftverk is 51 pct owned by Akershus Energi and 49 pct owned by the project develope r KLP . The project is expected to be completed during 2021. (Source: SiemensGamesa, PR, renews. 3 Nov., 2020)Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    Baker Hughes Acquiring Compact Carbon Capture (M&A, Int'l.)
    Baker Hughes, Compact Carbon Capture
    Date: 2020-11-04
    Houston-headquartered energy technology company Baker Hughes is reporting an agreement to acquire Compact Carbon Capture (3C), a Norwegian technology development company specializing in carbon capture solutions. The deal includes all intellectual property, personnel and commercial agreements. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Compact Carbon Capture's technology uses rotating beds instead of static columns, effectively distributing solvents in a compact and modularized format enhancing the carbon capture process, resulting in up to 75 pct smaller footprint and lower capital expenditures. 3C's modular and scalable configuration can be easily deployed into existing brownfield applications and also be optimized for a wide range of capacity and applications, including offshore and industrial emitters. (Source: Baker Hughes, Website News Release, Nov., 2020) Contact: Baker Hughes, www.bakerhughes.com; Compact Carbon Capture, www.compactcarbon.no

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Baker Hughes ,  Compact Carbon Capture ,  CCS,  


    Samsung, DNV to Develop Offshore Wind Stabilizers (Ind. Report)
    Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV GL
    Date: 2020-10-26
    South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co reports it and DNV GL, a Norwegian ship quality assurance company, will work together to develop remotely controlled "floaters" to stabilize offshore wind turbines.

    According to the Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), output of offshore floating wind farms is estimated to globally rise from 11 mw in 2019 to 2,000 mw in 2030. (Source: Samsung Heavy Ind., PR, reve, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net; Samsung Heavy industries, www.samsungshi.com; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung Heavy,  DNV,  Offshore Wind,  


    Microsoft Joins Norwegian Northern Lights CCS Project (Int'l Report)
    Microsoft,Equinor,Northern Lights
    Date: 2020-10-23
    Redmond, Washington-headquartered software giant Microsoft is reporting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Equinor -- fka Statoil -- concerning development of a digital platform covering the transportation, receipt and permanent storage of liquefied CO2 for the North Sea, Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

    Under the MoU, MoU stipulates the two sides would work on a model for a conventional investment. Namely, Microsoft has earmarked $1 billion for technology that prevents CO2 from escaping into the atmosphere. The two firms will also jointly explore and establish advocacy of policies that accelerate CCS's contribution to Europe's meeting its climate goals.

    The Northern Lights initiative, which is equally owned by Equinor, Royal Dutch Shell and Total, is expected to begin operations in 2024 with a first-phase capacity of 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2. (Source: Microsoft, Balkan Green Energy News, 21 Oct., 2020) Contact: Northern Lights Project, Sverre Overaa, Director, sjov@equinor.com, Per Sandberg, Bus. Dev, prsa@equinor.com, www.northernlightsccs.com; TOTAL, www.total.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com; SHELL, www.shell.com; Microsoft Corporate Offices, www.headquartersinfo.com/microsoft-headquarters-information

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Microsoft,  Equinor,  Northern Lights,  CCS,  


    Norway's Northern Lights CCS Project Touted (Int'l. Report)
    Equinor, SHELL, Total
    Date: 2020-10-16
    The Northern Lights project -- a collaboration between energy giants Equinor, SHELL and TOTAL -- is part of the Norwegian full-scale CCS project aiming to capture CO2 from industrial sources in the Oslo-fjord region. The CO2 will shipped from the CO2 capture sites to the Northern Lights onshore location, liquefied then piped to a North Sea sub-sea location for permanent sequestration.

    The project is expected to handle large volumes of CO2 from across Europe.

    The full-scale project is a result of The Norwegian government's ambition to develop a full-scale CCS value chain in Norway by 2024. The government's plan is based on its 2016 carbon capture, transport and storage solutions studies confirming the feasibility of the project.

    Download Northern Lights Project details HERE. (Source: Northern Lights, Website, Sept., Oct., 2020) Contact: Northern Lights Project, Sverre Overaa, Director, sjov@equinor.com, Per Sandberg, Bus. Dev, prsa@equinor.com, www.northernlightsccs.com; TOTAL, www.total.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com; SHELL, www.shell.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News TOTAL,  Equinor,  SHELL ,  Carbon Capture,  CCS,  


    519MW Brazilian Wind Farm Set for Construction Startup (Int'l.)
    Statkraft
    Date: 2020-10-14
    Followingup on our 30 Sept. coverage, Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it is ready to start construction of its Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind project in Bahia State, northeastern Brazil.

    The 519 MW wind project entails 10 wind farms incorporating 91 Nordex 163/5.7MW wind turbines generating almost 2.3 TWh of renewable energy per year -- sufficient power for 1.17 million Brazilian homes.

    Construction of the $455,3 million project is slated to break ground in January 2021 for completion by June 2023. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Energy Global, 12 October 2020)Contact: Statkraft, www.statkraft.com; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Brazil Wind,  Nordex,  


    DNV GL Collaborating on CCS Tech. Commercialization (Int'l.)
    DNV GL,Technology Centre Mongstad
    Date: 2020-10-09
    in Oslo, Norwegian risk and verification consultancy DNV GL has forged a collaboration with the Sintef research institute and Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to accelerate development, upscaling and commercialization of technologies for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects worldwide.

    CCUS is expected to contribute to a reduction of more than 2 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by mid-century but scaling of such technology is seen as critical to achieving national and international targets for emissions cuts in line with the Paris Climate Agreement's goals.

    However, scaling of technology for carbon capture is currently not expected to start before 2030 and will not achieve a significant level until 2040 without government incentives and cost-reduction initiatives by the energy industry, according to DNV GL.

    The three collaborating parties provided input to Norway's proposed Longship CCUS project that will entail a full-scale chain for carbon capture, backed by state funding of up to $1.8 billion. The project incorporates innovative elements including capture of CO2 emissions from the cement industry, transport of CO2 by ship, and temporary storage of CO2 prior to pipeline transportation and storage, according to DNV GL. (Source: DNV GL, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com; SINTEF, www.sintef.no; Technology Centre Mongstad, www.tcmda.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  CCS,  CCUS,  CO2 Emissions,  Sintef,  Technology Centre Mongstad,  


    RWE's 220MW Texas Wind Park Now Online (Ind. Report)
    RWE Renewables
    Date: 2020-10-09
    RWE Renewables is reporting its 220MW Texas Wind Park has begun operation and will, when fully operational, generate sufficient energy for roughly 66,000 homes.

    The $250 million project incorporates 100 units of Vestas 2.2MW wind turbines and brings the company's U.S. total number of onshore wind farms to 25 with a cumulative installed capacity of over 4.2GW. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables ,  Wind,  


    Yara, Orsted Planning Dutch Green Ammonia Production (Int'l. Report)
    Orsted
    Date: 2020-10-05
    Danish utility Orsted and Norwegian fertiliser firm Yara have joined forces in developing a project aiming at replacing fossil hydrogen with renewable hydrogen in the production of "green" ammonia at Yara's plant in the Dutch province of Zeeland. The renewable hydrogen would generate around 75,000 tpy of green ammonia.

    Subject to public co-funding and regulatory approvals, the project could be operational in 2024/2025. Green ammonia is emerging as a promising decarbonised maritime shipping fuel, according to a release. (Source: Orsted, Yara, Splash 247, 5 Oct., 2020) Contact: Orsted, www.orsted.com

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    Statkraft Building 519-MW Brazilian Wind Complex (Int'l. Report)
    Statkraft
    Date: 2020-09-30
    Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it will invest roughly € 381 million ($444.6 million) to develop the 519-MW Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind complex in Brazil.

    Located in Bahia state, the wind complex will include 14 wind parks with 91 Nordex turbines of 5.7 MW each. The project is slated for a January 2021 ground breaking for completion in 2023. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables Now, 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: Statkraft, www.statkraft.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Brazil Wind,  


    RWE Expands Solar Business in the Netherlands (Int'l. Report)
    RWE Renewables
    Date: 2020-09-04
    In the Netherlands, RWE is reporting construction is underway on its 14-mw ground mounted solar farm Kerkrade in Limburg Province. Dutch company Volta Solar is responsible for all construction works as RWE's service provider. The more than 36,000 solar module project is expected to be commission in Summer, 2021.

    RWE presently operates seven onshore wind farms with a totaling 300 MW in the Netherlands and currently constructing four new onshore wind farms with more than 115 MW total capacity in the country. The company is also developing projects in Europe as well as in North America with a total capacity of more than 5 gigawatts as well as constructing a 249 MW solar project in NSW, Australia. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, Sept., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, www.rwe.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables,  Solar,  


    RWE Closes on €2bn for Renewable Energy Growth (Int'l. Report)
    RWE AG,Nordex
    Date: 2020-08-21
    German renewable energy major RWE AG is reporting the conclusion of a roughly €2-billion ($2.39 billion) capital hike.

    The company will invest the net proceeds in additional short-term capacity build-out, pipeline enhancements and in further visible mid- and long-term growth opportunities in renewables -- on top of RWE's goal of expanding its renewable energy portfolio to above 13 GW net. A portion of the funds will be used ti finance the company's previously reported planned purchase of Nordex SE's 2.7-GW onshore wind and solar project development pipeline. (Source: RWE AG, Website News, 19 Aug., 2020) Contact: RWE AG, Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO, www.rwe.com; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

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    Siemens Gamesa Claims 473-MW Indian Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)

    Date: 2020-08-19
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA reports receipt of a firm order from Indian renewables developer Adani Green Energy Ltd for 215 units of SG 2.2-122 turbines totaling 473 MW for Adani's wind project in Fatehgarh , Rajasthan state, India. The order includes supply, installation and pre-commissioning. . The wind farm is expected to be commissioned and online in September 2021. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Renewables, 17 Aug., 2020) Contact: Adani Green Energy More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa news, Wind news, Adani Green Energy news, Philadelphia Energy Launches Second Annual Solar Week (Ind. Report) In the Keystone State, the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is reporting the launch of its second annual “Solarize Philly” program that provides free remote solar assessments and a new Solar Savings Grant Program to households of all income levels. The program , which is the largest of its kind in the nation, has facilitated a $10 million investment in Philadelphia's clean energy economy since 2017.

    PEA also heads up Bright Solar Futures, a workforce development program aimed at establishing the nation's first Solar Energy Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, with U.S. DOE support and PECO utility sponsorship.

    The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority created in 2010 to advance clean and affordable energy goals for the City. PEA has facilitated over $100 million in clean energy projects in Philadelphia since 2017, creating more than over 1,000 jobs. PEA’s $1 billion Philadelphia Energy Campaign, which launched in 2016, will create 10,000 jobs by 2026 through the implementation of clean energy and energy efficiency projects. (Source: Philadelphia Energy Authority, PR, 14 Aug., 2020) Contact: Philadelphia Energy Authority, www.philaenergy.org; Solarize Philly, www.solarizephilly.org More Low-Carbon Energy News Solarize Philly news, Philadelphia Energy Authority news, Solar news, Statkraft Plans Berry Burn Wind Farm Expansion (Int'l. Report) Norwegian state owned Statkraft AS reports it is seeking Scottish government approval to expand its 66.7-MW Berry Burn wind farm in Moray, Scotland to 104.5 MW with nine additional turbines totalling 37.8 MW. The additional turbines are expected to generate 139.1 GWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply over 35,500 homes. The 29-turbine Berry Burn wind farm originally came online in 2014. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Stakraft, More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft news, Wind news, Scotland Wind news, Azelio Announces Masdar Renewable Energy Storage Project (Intl. Report) Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered global engineering firm Azelio AB reports along with Masdar and Khalifa University its will install a verification project in Abu Dhabi in Q3 2020 to evaluate Azelio’s renewable energy storage technology for inclusion in the Masdar product portfolio for current and future renewable energy projects. The evaluation project will be set up and installed by ALEC Energy, the solar business division of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Azelio and ALEC Energy have signed an MoU, covering a collaboration over 49MW installed capacity of Azelio’s energy storage until 2025. (Source: Azelio, Middle East Technical Review, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklund, CEO, +46 709 40 35 80, jonas.eklind@azelio.com, www.azelio.com More Low-Carbon Energy News Azelio news, Energy Storage news, Renewable Energy news, Dominion Energy Snares 62.5MW Virginia Solar Project (M&A, Ind. Report) In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy is reporting acquisition of a 62.5-megawatt solar power project in Orange County from Cypress Creek Renewables . The facility is expected to go online in 2022. Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. will purchase the facility's renewable energy from the grid to power its operations. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 17 Aug., 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert Blue, Exec. VP, . Cypress Creek Renewables More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy news, Solar news, Cypress Creek Renewablse news,


    Statkraft Plans Berry Burn Wind Farm Expansion (Int'l. Report)
    Statkraft
    Date: 2020-08-19
    Norwegian state owned Statkraft AS reports it is seeking Scottish government approval to expand its 66.7-MW Berry Burn wind farm in Moray, Scotland to 104.5 MW with nine additional turbines totalling 37.8 MW.

    The additional turbines are expected to generate 139.1 GWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply over 35,500 homes. The 29-turbine Berry Burn wind farm originally came online in 2014. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Statkraft AS, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com

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    COVID-19 Stalled Cassadaga Wind Farm Back on Track (Ind. Report)
    RWE Renewables
    Date: 2020-08-14
    In the Empire State, following a 14-day COVID-19 related shutdown, construction work has resumed on RWE Renewables' 125.5 MW Cassadaga Wind Farm in the towns of Arkwright, Charlotte and Cherry Creek, New York.

    When fully operational, the 37 turbine facility will generate sufficient power for more than 51,000 homes. (Source: Post-Journal, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.americas,rwe.com

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    UMaine Joins $147Mn Floating Offshore Wind Effort (Ind. Report)
    University of Maine, Aqua Ventus
    Date: 2020-08-07
    The University of Maine (UMaine) reports it will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus LLC, which includes Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., and RWE Renewables , that are investing $100 million in a project aimed at showing the feasibility of a full-scale, floating wind turbine in deep water. The $100 million investment is in addition to $47 million in grants already awarded by the U.S. DOE.

    Using a floating concrete hull designed to last 100 years the project will support a 10- to 12-MW wind turbine 2 miles south of Monhegan Island and 14 miles from the Maine coast. Three mooring lines will anchor the hull in 300 feet of water.

    UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center will continue with design and engineering, research and development and post-construction monitoring. So far, the VolturnUS technology has been issued 43 patents and is being licensed by UMaine to New England Aqua Ventus for this project. Aqua Ventus will own and manage permitting, construction, assembly, deployment and ongoing operations. Following extensive permitting, deployment is expected by 2023. (Source: University of Maine, Kennebec Sentinel, 5 Aug., 2020) Contact: Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117, www.maineaquaventus.com; University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Habib Dagher, Exec. Dir., 207-581-2123, www.composites.umaine.edu

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    Aker Solutions Plans Offshore Wind, CC Units Spinoff (Int'l. Report)
    Aker Solutions
    Date: 2020-08-07
    Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firms Aker Solutions ASA is reporting it will spin off and list its offshore wind and carbon capture (CC) divisions.

    Aker Offshore Wind Holding AS and Aker Carbon Capture AS will secure funds for their future operations in private placements and list on the Oslo Stock Exchange's Merkur Market. In the offshore wind industry, Aker is involved in projects in California, South Korea and Norway, and has plans to bid in the upcoming ScotWind lease round. In addition, the company is closely monitoring markets like Japan, Vietnam, France and Italy.

    Download Aker's offshore wind business details HERE. (Source: Aker Solutions, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: Aker Solutions, Aker Offshore Wind, Astrid Onsum, CEO, www.akersolutions.com

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    Norwegian Full-Scale CCS Project Scores EFTA-ESA Funding (Int'l.)
    Norway CCS
    Date: 2020-07-20
    Gassnova, the Norwegian state enterprise for carbon capture and storage (CCS) reports receipt of €2.1 billion in funding for its CCS Norway project from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority (ESA).

    The CCS Norway project is a central part of Norway's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the European goal of climate-neutrality by 2050. The project would allow for the establishment of carbon capture facilities at Norcem, a cement factory in Brevik, and Fortum Oslo Varme, a waste-to-energy plant.

    The captured CO2 is then to be transported and stored deep below the seabed in the North Sea. This part of the process is to be carried out by a joint venture between Shell, Total and Equinor, known as Northern Lights.

    The €2.57 billion Full-Scale CCS Project promises to become the first of its kind to go live in Europe. The Norwegian government would cover around 80 pct of the project's estimated cost, according to a release. (Source: CCS Norway, GreenCar Congress, 19 July, 2020) Contact: CCS Norway, www.ccsnorway.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com; TOTAL, Investor Relations: +44 (0) 207 719 7962 l, ir@total.com, www.total.com; Norcem, www.norcen.no

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    Oslo Bans Palm Oil Biofuels to Stop Deforestation (Int'l. Report)
    Palm Oil Biofuel
    Date: 2020-07-17
    In Oslo, the Norwegian Parliament has voted to ban the biofuels industry from purchasing and using unsustainably produced palm oil and palm oil related products that are directly or indirectly associated with deforestation and climate change.

    In September 2018, Greenpeace reported at least 25 palm oil exploiting companies -- Colgate-Palmolive , General Mills, Hershey, Kellogg's , Kraft Heinz, L'Oreal , Mars, Mondelez, Nestle , PepsiCo , Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever and others -- were to blame for the disappearance of 1,300 square kilometers of Indonesian jungle. (Source: The Swamp, Tewodros Kore News, 16 July, 2020)

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    Norway Rewards Indonesian Carbon Reduction, Deforestation Project Success (Int'l. Report)
    Indonesia,Norway
    Date: 2020-07-13
    In Oslo, the Norwegian Ministery of Climate and Environment reports it has paid $56.2 million to the Indonesian government for third-party certified reductions in deforestation and significantly cutting related carbon emissions over the past decade.

    The two countries have been cooperating on reducing deforestation, peatland and forest degradation and related climate change initiatives since 2010.

    Indonesia, which has the world's third largest rain-forest, has reduced emissions amounting to approximately 17 million tons CO2 -- equal to one third of all annual emissions from Norway. (Source: Gov. of Norway, Minister of Climate and Environment, ScandAsia, 12 July, 2020) Contact: Norway Minister of Climate and Environment, Sveinung Rotevatn, www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kld/id668

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Deforestation,  Carbon Emissions,  Indonesia Deforestation,  


    Norcem, Aker Solutions Ink CO2 Capture Agreement (Int'l. Report)
    CCS,Norcem,Aker Solutions
    Date: 2020-06-17
    Aker Solutions and HeidelbergCement-owned Norcem are reporting an agreement to advance the engineering, procurement and construction of a CO2 capture, liquification and intermediate storage plant at Norcem's cement plant in Brevik, Norway.

    The project will use Aker Solutions' Advanced Carbon Capture (ACC) technology and its HSE-friendly S26 amine solvent.

    The Akers Solutions--Norcem project is subject to Norwegian government approval and funding of the project. If completed, the plant could become the world's first large-scale capture plant at a cement producer. (Source: Aker Solutions, Cement News, 17 June, 2020) Contact: Aker Solutions, Fredrik Berge, Inv. Relations, +47 22 94 62 19, fredrik.berge@akersolutions.com, www.akersolutions.com; Norcem, www.norcem.no

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Solutions,  CCS,  Carbon Storage,  Norcem,  Cement,  CO2,  


    First Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete Bldg. Touted (Int'l,)
    Technical University of Dresden
    Date: 2020-06-15
    In Germany, the Technical University of Dresden is touting "Carbonhaus" as the world's first building made from carbon fiber reinforced concrete ,

    The €5-million, 2,200 sq-ft building consists of a precast box and a double-curved roof made possible with the use of lightweight and pliable carbon fiber composite materials. The carbon provides the tensile strength of steel at one-quarter the weight, is more durable than steel , energy efficient and saves up to 70 pct in greenhouse gas emissions. The project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

    (Source: Technical University of Dresden, Composites Manufacturing, 12 June, 2020) Contact: Institute of Concrete Construction Technical University Dresden, Manfred Curbach, +49 351 463-0, www. tu-dresden.de/bu/bauingenieurwesen/imb/?set_language=en

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    ThyssenKrupp, RWE Partnering on Climate Neutral Steel (Int'l. Report)
    ThyssenKrupp, RWE
    Date: 2020-06-15
    German industrial giants and major carbon emitters RWE and Duisburg-based steelmaker ThyssenKrupp Steel report they are joining forces with a view to reducing steel-making carbon emissions.The two firms have agreed to work together towards "a longer-term green hydrogen partnership to reduce CO2 emissions from steel production and to eventually reach 'carbon-neutral' steel production by mid 2020's" according to a ThyssenKrupp release.

    According to ThyssenKrupp , hydrogen required for iron production is to be produced by electrolysis, in which water is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen. The two companies agree that only electricity from renewable sources should be used to operate the electrolysers.

    To that end, RWE plans to develop 100 MW electrolysis capability that could supply green hydrogen at its power plant site in Lingen. (Source: ThyssenKrupp, PR, SteelTimes Int'l., June, 2020) Contact: RWE, Roger Miesen, CEO of RWE Generation, www.group.rwe/en; ThyssenKrupp Steel, www.thyssenkrupp-steel.com

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    Norsk e-Fuel Plans Norwegian Renewable Fuel Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Norsk e-Fuel
    Date: 2020-06-10
    The Norwegian consortium Norsk e-Fuel reports it is planning Europe's first commercial plant in Heroya, Norway for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel. The plant will produce 10 million lpy when commissioned in 2023 before expanding production to 100 million lpy of renewable fuel before 2026, according to a Reuters report.

    Using electrolysis, renewable energy, water and CO2 captured from air are converted into syngas. Renewable fuels, such as jet fuel, are then produced through further processing and refining. The end products can then be used directly in existing infrastructures, the consortium said. The upscaled, industrial sized plant will serve as blueprint for a nationwide roll-out of the project, it added.

    The consortium members include: Sunfire GmbH; carbon dioxide capture technology firm Climeworks AG; engineering company Paul Wurth SA and green investment company Valinor. (Source: Norsk e-Fuel, Reuters, 9 June, 2020) Contact: Norsk e-Fuel, info@norsk-e-fuel.com, www.norsk-e-fuel.com/en

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    Gasum Completes Norwegian LNG Marine Fuel Bunkering (Int'l.)
    Gasum
    Date: 2020-06-08
    The Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum is reporting a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering for the world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel, which is owned by Netherlands-based marine contracting firm Heerema.

    As a marine fuel, LNG meets all current and forthcoming IMO and EU regulations. In addition, the use of LNG removes all Sox emissions and particles and reduces Nox emissions by 85 pct compared to heavy fuel oil. LNG also lowers CO2 emissions by at least 20 pct, according to the release. (Source: Gasum, Port News, June, 2020) Contact: Gasum, +358 800 122 722, www.gasum.com: Heerema, www.heerema.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO,  Gasum,  Marine Fuel,  Alternative Fuel,  LNG,  


    RWE, Kyuden Mirai Partnering on Japanese Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
    RWE, Kyuden Mirai
    Date: 2020-06-05
    RWE Renewables Japan GK and Japanese renewable energy power plant developer Kyuden Mirai Energy Company Inc are reporting a cooperation agreement to jointly study opportunities for fixed-bottom offshore wind project developments in Japan.

    To that end, the two firms recently inked a Joint Bidding Agreement to enter into a full-scale feasibility study jointly undertaken by the two companies for the offshore wind power project planned off the coast of Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture. (Source : RWK Renewables, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 4 June, 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables Japan GK, www.group.rwe/en/the-group/countries-and-locations/rwe-renewables-japan; Kyuden Mirai Energy, mirai.info@q-mirai.co.jp, www.q-mirai.co.jp

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    Aker Solutions Mobile CCS Test Facility Underway in Sweden (Int'l.)
    Aker Solutions
    Date: 2020-05-29
    Norwegian engineering firm Aker Solutions reports its mobile carbon capture and storage (CCS) test facility at oil major Preem's hydrogen gas plant refinery in Lysekil, Sweden, has begun test operations. Full-scale operations are slated for later this year when the project reduces the Lysekil refinery emissions by 500,000 metric tpy -- one-third of the refinery's total annual CO2 emission -- according to the company.

    The project, a collaboration between Sweden's largest fuel company Preem, Aker Solutions, Chalmers University of Technology, Equinor, and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF, is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and the Norwegian research and development programme CLIMIT. (Source: Aker Solutions, Website, 27 May, 2020) Contact: Aker Solutions , Luis Araujo, CEO, +47 67 51 30 00, +47 67 82 69 50 fax, www.akersolutions.com

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    Notable Quote -- Shell VP Comments on CCS
    Shell Oil
    Date: 2020-05-19
    "CCS is a crucial technology to help society and economies thrive through the energy transition. We appreciate the leadership shown by the Norwegian government to accelerate the development of CCS value chains and believe that the Northern Lights carbon dioxide  solution has the potential to unlock investment in capture projects across Europe." -- Syrie Crouch, CCS VP, Shell Oil

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