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Carbon Neutral Crypto ETF Invest. Funds Launched (Ind. Report)
Purpose Investments
Date: 2021-11-29
In Toronto, Canadian asset manager Purpose Investments is touting two new cryptocurrency-based exchange-trading funds (ETFs) that offer carbon offsetting to investors. Exchange-traded funds are public trade, limited liability and passively managed investment funds that have many benefits such as performance, versatility and security.

Purpose Investments has partnered with Patch to help measure the carbon footprint of crypto wallets and provide carbon removal solutions. The objective is to invest in controlled carbon offset schemes with the aim of providing carbon neutral exposure to customers BTC. Some of the projects it invests in include direct air carbon capture, biomass, mineralization or CO2 removal, forestry, marine composting and soil management. (Source: Purpose Investments, PR, WSC, 28 Nov., 2021) Contact: Purpose Investments, 877-789-1517, www.purposeinvest.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Purpose Investments,  Carbon Neutral,  


Li-Cycle, Arrival Partnering on Battery Recycling (Ind. Report)
Li-Cycle
Date: 2021-11-29
Toronto-headquartered lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. is reporting a collaboration with Arrival, a global company aiming to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions produced by local microfactories.

The two firms will work together to improve lithium-ion battery recycling and improve the efficiency of the EV battery supply chain in the U.S. and Europe.

By utilizing Li-Cycle's innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies™ commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, end-of-life batteries can be transformed into battery-grade material that could be used in the production of new batteries. (Source: Li-Cycle, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, 877- 542-9253, info@li-cycle,com, www.li-cycle.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Li-Cycle,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Battery Recycling,  Batter Energy STorage,  


Aemetis Inks $100 Mn Financing Terms Sheet (Ind. Report)
Aemetis
Date: 2021-11-26
Cupertino, California-based renewable fuels specialist Aemetis, Inc. reports it has signed a non-binding term sheet and is working towards completing $100 million of new debt financing from Toronto-based Third Eye Capital. The debt financing is expected to be comprised of $50 million for carbon reduction projects and $50 million for working capital.

The new, lower interest rate debt financing is expected to fund Aemetis initiatives that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels (sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel), carbon sequestration, and upgrades to the Keyes, California, ethanol plant.

Cash and grants of more than $32 million have already been invested in the Aemetis Phase I, 45 million gpy carbon -zero renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California.

A $125 million USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan has been signed by Aemetis and an additional $100 million under the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program is in process, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


Hydrostor Proposes Calif. Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Hydrostor
Date: 2021-11-24
In the Golden State, Toronto-headquartered energy storage specialist Hydrostor reports submission of an application with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a 400-megawatt energy storage facility between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. If approved and constructed, the proposed Pecho Energy Storage Center would provide large-scale, long-duration energy storage for the region would interconnect at the existing PG&E Morro Bay Switching Station.

Hydrostor anticipates the planned 400-MW facility could come in at roughly $800 million and open as early as 2026 as one of California's largest energy storage facilities.

In June , this year, the California PUC called for 1,000 MW of long-duration energy storage that would become operational between 2026 and 2028. (Source: Hydrostor, Website, PR, CalCoast Tines, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Hydrostor, Curtis VanWalleghem, CEO, (416) 548-7880, www.hydrostor.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrostor ,  Energy Storage,  A-CAES,  


Carbon Streaming Closes Blue Carbon Credit Agreement (Ind. Report)
Carbon Streaming
Date: 2021-11-19
Toronto-headquartered Carbon Streaming Corp, reports the closing of its previously reported blue carbon credit streaming agreement with MarVivo Corporation for the MarVivo Blue Carbon Conservation Project in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. MarVivo builds mangrove and marine conservation sites with the REDD+ model providing sustainable funding through Blue Carbon credits.

The deal includes a $6 million upfront cash investment and a $2 million cash investment in MarVivo Corporation, paid on closing, followed by four separate $1 million investments at specific project milestones during development, implementation, validation and verification by Verra.

Upon payment of the Upfront Deposit, Carbon Streaming will have the right to purchase the greater of 200,000 credits or 20 pct of the annual verified carbon credits from the MarVivo Project each year. The Company will make ongoing payments to MarVivo Corporation for each carbon credit sold under the carbon stream. The first delivery of carbon credits is expected to occur in the first half of 2023. Carbon Streaming invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. (Source: Carbon Streaming Corp., PR, Website, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact: MarVivo Corporation, www.marvivo.earth; Carbon Streaming Corp., www.carbonstreaming.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Blu Carbon,  Carbon Streaming,  Carbon Credit,  REDD+,  


Canada Nickel Touts Carbon Sequestration Potential (Ind. Report)
Canada Nickel Company
Date: 2021-11-10
In Toronto, Canada Nickel Company Inc. is reporting the results of the first phase laboratory scale testing that demonstrates the potential for carbon sequestration in tailings at its Crawford Nickel-Sulphide Project near Timmins, Ontario.

The laboratory tests, which were conducted by Kingston Process Metallurgy and Queen's University , found that the project tailings naturally sequester CO2 into a permanent mineralized form.

This is a critical foundation of Canada Nickel's NetZero initiative to become the first zero carbon nickel operation. Canada Nickel's wholly-owned Net Zero Metals subsidiary has successfully applied and registered trademarks in various jurisdictions for NetZero Nickel™, NetZero Cobalt™ and NetZero Iron™ in expectation that the Company can be successful in achieving its zero carbon initiatives.

Any CO2 sequestration in excess of the 4.6 kg per tonne of tailings level would be potentially available for sale as carbon credits. Work is underway on a series of larger scale tests aimed at demonstrating that Crawford tailings can be exposed to enough CO2 for a sufficient time period to achieve the sequestrations levels that were achieved at a lab scale. (Source: Canada Nickel Company, PR 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canada Nickel Company, Mark Selby, CEO, www.canadanickel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Carbon Emissions,  


CHAR Reports Woody Biomass-to-RNG, Biocoal Progress (Ind. Report)
CHAR Technologies
Date: 2021-11-05
Toronto-headquartered CHAR Technologies is reporting surveying and geotechnical testing at the proposed site of its woody-biomass to renewable natural gas (RNG) High Temperature Pyrolysis project near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, is underway. The proposed facility will produce 500,000 gigajoules per year of RNG and 10,000 tpy of "Cleanfyre" biocoal from woody-biomass.

CleanFyre is an innovative, carbon-neutral, sustainable, solid biofuel (biocoal) that meets the strict requirements of a wide variety of industries. The substitution of CleanFyre for fossil coal in many industrial processes allows clients to recognize significant GHG reductions. On a life-cycle basis, GHG emissions can typically be reduced by over 90 pct per tonne of CleanFyre used, according to the company.

The Company anticipates a long-term RNG offtake contract with a Canadian gas utility company will be finalized by early 2022. CleanFyre from the proposed Kirkland Lake facility will be earmarked for future sale to the steel making and metal smelting industries.

CHAR Technologies Ltd. specializes in organic waste pyrolysis and biocarbon development, custom equipment for industrial air and water treatment, and providing services in environmental management, site investigation and remediation, engineering, environmental compliance and resource efficiency. (Source: CHAR Technologies, Website PR, 2 Nov., 2021) Contact: CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, CEO, 866-521-3654, andrew.white@chartechnologies.com, www.chartechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CHAR Technologies,  Biocoal,  Woody Biomass,  RNG,  


Next Hydrogen Announces New Assembly Facility (Alt. Fuel Report)
Next Hydrogen
Date: 2021-11-03
Mississauga, Ontario-based hydrogen electrolyzer designer and manufacture Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. reports the planned opening of a new 27,000 square foot testing, engineering, product development and assembly facility in Missisauga, near Toronto.

The Company expects the new facility to realize substantially improved processes, flow and scalability, with more efficient test capabilities and a reduction in lead times. (Source: Next Hydrogen, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Next Hydrogen, Raveel Afzaal, Pres., CEO, 647-578-6360, info@nexthydrogen.com, www.nexthydrogen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Next Hydrogen news,  hydrogen electrolyzer news,  Green Hydrogen news,  


CC&L Infra., HyStor Partner on Green Hydrogen Projects (Ind. Report)
CC&L Infrastructure, HyStor Energy
Date: 2021-10-22
Toronto, Ontario-headquartered Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) is reporting a strategic partnership with HyStor Energy LP which will develop, commercialize and operate green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution at scale projects in the U.S. -- including the on-site production, storage, and delivery of green hydrogen as both a zero-carbon fuel and a means of storing and producing electricity.

HyStor Energy is already permitted for hydrogen storage at multiple U.S. Gulf Coast locations which together will form the backbone of a regional hub. This hydrogen hub will have co-located production, transmission, pipeline, rail and other infrastructure, linking these components to add value while driving economies of scale and attracting end-users. The hub is also expected to attract intellectual capital, spur innovation, create jobs and stimulate the local economy as well as deliver a major source of safe, reliable and 100 pct carbon-free energy, according to the release.

CC&L Infrastructure is an active investor and owner of renewable energy assets with a portfolio of more than 60 hydro, solar, and wind facilities totaling 1.4 GW capacity globally. (Source: CC&L Infrastructure, Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: CC&L Infrastructure, Matt O’Brien, CEO, Kaitlin Blainey, VP, (416) 216-8047, kblainey@cclgroup.com, www.cclgroup.com; Hystorenergy, (888) 542-6074, info@hystorenergy.com, www.hystorenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CC&L Infrastructure,  HyStor Energy,  Green Hydrogen ,  


IBET Bioenergy Industry Collaboration Launched (Ind. Report)
IBET
Date: 2021-10-06
The U.S. DOE Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is reporting the formation of the Integrated Biochemical and Electrochemical Technologies (IBET) to Convert Organic Waste to Biopower collaboration. IBET will be led by ANL, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University and will bring together waste-to-energy (W2E) technologies from each institution and opportunities to test these technologies with industry.

The IBET collaboration uses developments in separations, advanced bioreactor design, and process modeling and control. This new platform will help industry produce high-purity methane from mixed organic waste streams at large scales and support a circular economy.

Collaborations between Argonne and five North American universities -- Michigan, Northwestern, University of Toronto, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and Tecnologico de Monterrey -- will help participants better understand the current state of W2E in North America. Partnerships and cost sharing among the practitioners will amplify the impact of the proposed work.

IBET corporate partners include: inCTRL Solutions Corp., a biogas and wastewater treatment modeling and control company; the Great Lakes Water Authority, a major utility in Michigan and a potential end user for W2E technologies; and Carollo Engineers, an environmental engineering firm whose wastewater innovations group has focused on carbon management and energy production, among other topics.

The IBET collaboration will increase knowledge sharing on bioenergy technologies and expand collaborative opportunities by providing Ph.D., masters and undergraduate students opportunities to deepen their research capabilities in technology development, participate in shared professional development and engage in cross-institutional bioenergy research and internship opportunities; broadening participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics within the bioenergy technology community while publicly disseminating research and educational information. (Source: ANL, Website PR, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Integrated Biochemical and Electrochemical Technologies (IBET) to Convert Organic Waste to Biopower, ANL, www.anl.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News IBET,  Bioenergy,  Waste-to-Energy,  


Deveron Launches Agriculture Carbon Platform (New Prod.& Tech.)
Deveron
Date: 2021-09-22
Toronto, Ontario-based agriculture digital services and insights provider Deveron Corp. is reporting the launch of its agricultural carbon services platform to provide a scalable and streamlined process of collecting, analyzing, and sharing in-field soil carbon data to support the development of carbon programs.

The platform, which eliminates a number of bottlenecks impeding the current market for agriculture carbon, enables the creation of reliable and credible carbon credits. The platform leverages the company's growing network of trained and dedicated soil technicians across North America to ensure consistency of sampling, provides single chain of custody from the farm to the lab in a digital platform, and ensures soil data integrity and security. (Source: Deveron, Website PR, 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Deveron, David MacMillan, CEO, www.deveronuas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Deveron,  Carbon Credit,  Soil Carbon,  Carbon Crop,  Carbon Emissions,  


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, www.zooshare.ca; EnerFORGE, (905) 723-4626, www.opuc.on.ca/energy-services-innovation; EnerFORGE, (905) 723-4626 x 5261, connect@EnerFORGE.ca, www.enerforge.ca

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


Rooftop Solar Can Save Ontario $250Mn Yearly (Report Attached)
Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Date: 2021-08-25
According to a study from the Toronto-based Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CREA), doubling Ontario's solar power generation capacity would help reduce costs for the whole energy system by up to $250 million per year by 2030.

The CREA's Impact of Behind-the-Meter Solar in Ontario study, conducted by Power Advisory LLC, modeled various scenarios for the adoption of residential and business rooftop solar PV across Ontario, including a high-ambition scenario that envisioned adding 3,000 MW of new solar capacity (double the current total), by 2030. The study assessed how additional solar would affect the province's wholesale electricity market and found increasing the deployment of rooftop solar would deliver significant cost savings for the electricity system by reducing its reliance on natural-gas generation to meet daytime summer peak electricity demand, and by reducing the need for additional, expensive power procurements in the future.

The study showed that by enabling more electricity to be generated locally, solar could also help Ontario avoid the need to invest in new electricity grid infrastructure which could translate into further cost savings.

Download the study HERE . (Source: Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Aug., 20210 Contact: Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Nicholas Gall, 613-875-2483, communications@renewablesassociation.ca, www.renewablesassociation.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  Canadian Renewable Energy Association,  


Toronto Partnership to Accelerate Housing Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Carbon Reductions (Ind. Report)
Toronto Atmospheric Fund,Toronto Community Housing
Date: 2021-08-20
In Ontario, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) have signed a new partnership agreement to accelerate their program of tenant-centered social housing retrofits. The agreement enables both TAF and TCHC to move from single-project retrofits to multi-building, accelerated projects while supporting Toronto's climate target goals and contribute to TAF's mission to achieve net-zero communities by 2050.

TAF and TCHC have long cooperated on single-project retrofits to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy. Since 2015, TAF and TCHC : retrofitted more than 1,400 TCHC homes; completed more than $10 million in capital work; Reduced more than 20,000 tonnes of cumulative carbon (over the projects' life); and Saved more than $500,000 in annual utility bills with the installation of heat pumps, smart thermostats and other energy efficiency measures.

Under the new partnership agreement, retrofit work in TCHC buildings will scale up significantly . By the end of 2021, the partners aim to initiate deep retrofit design work for an additional 1,500+ TCHC homes, representing more than $33 million in future capital work, and design retrofits to achieve a minimum 40-pct carbon reduction and improve energy efficiency health and comfort conditions .

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) is a regional climate agency that invests in low-carbon solutions for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and helps scale them up for broad implementation. Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest social housing provider, and home to nearly 60,000 households with low and moderate incomes. (Source: Toronto Community Housing, PR, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: Toronto Atmospheric Fund , Julia Langer, CEO, Julie Leach, Communications, 416-393-6382, Jleach@taf.ca, www.taf.ca; TCHC, 416-737-1352, www.torontohousing.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Toronto Atmospheric Fund,  


Northland Power Closes on Spanish Renewables Portfolio (M&A)
Northland Power
Date: 2021-08-13
Following up on oue 16th April coverage, Toronto-headquartered Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. reports the completion of its €348 million ($408.7 million US) acquisition of a 551 MW portfolio of operational renewable energy assets in Spain from Madrid-based Helia Renovables FCR fund. Northland also assumed debt of €716 million in the deal.

The portfolio includes 33 operating assets totaling 435 MW of onshore wind, initially 424 MW, 66 MW of solar PV and 50 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP). (Source: Northland Power, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Helia Renovables, www.dnb.com/business-directory/companyprofiles.helia_renovables_fcr.17923b9d5b34a27511c140416afe2293.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power,  Wind,  Solar,  


Carbon Streaming, Infinite-EARTH Ink Carbon Credit Agreement (Int'l)
Carbon Streaming
Date: 2021-08-04
Toronto-headquartered Carbon Streaming Corp. is reporting a carbon credit streaming agreement with Hong Kong-headquartered Infinite-EARTH Limited, the developer of the industry's flagship REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) project, the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project in Borneo, to which InfiniteEARTH has exclusive carbon and marketing rights.

The Rimba Raya Project is expected to create over 70 million credits over its remaining 20-year crediting period, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3,527,171 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) per year with a total reduction of 130 million tCO2e estimated over its 30-year carbon offset project, which started in 2009.

InfiniteEARTH is a pioneer in the REDD+ industry, having developed the world's first REDD+ carbon accounting methodology, the first REDD+ project validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the first REDD+ project to receive "triple-gold" verification under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard. The Rimba Raya Project is also the world's first REDD+ project to be verified under the newly launched Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SDVista), earning the highest possible rating for demonstrating its contribution to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Carbon Streaming invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. The company is focused on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects and/or companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with voluntary and/or compliance carbon credits, according to the company. (Source: Carbon Streaming, PR,3 Aug., 2021) Contact: Carbon Streaming, Justin Cochrane, Pres. and CEO, 647.846.7765, info@carbonstreaming.com, www.carbonstreaming.com; Rimba Raya Project , www.rimba-raya.com; VCS, www.vcs.com; InfiniteEARTH, hk.linkedin.com › infinite-earth-organization

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Streaming,  Carbon Credit,  REDD+,  


OMERS Acquiring 19.4 pct Stake in Azure Power (M&A, Int'l.)
OMERS Infrastructure,Azure Power
Date: 2021-08-02
Toronto-headquartered OMERS Infrastructure is reporting it will acquire a 19.4 pct stake in New Delhi-based independent Indian solar power producer Azure Power Global Ltd. from International Finance Corporation and IFC GIF Investment Company for $219 million. The transaction is expected to close early this month.

Founded in 2008, Azure Power has 2 GW of operational capacity and 5 GW of capacity under construction or awarded.

OMERS Infrastructure's global renewable energy holdings include Dallas, Texas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, a growth-oriented renewable energy company that owns and operates a portfolio of 22 renewable energy facilities across nine US states, totaling more than 2 GW of installed capacity.(Source: OMERS Infrastructure, Website, PR, PTI 1 Aug., 2021) Contact: OMERS Infrastructure, Annesley Wallace, Exec. VP, (416) 361-1011 www.omersinfrastructure.com; Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  OMERS Infrastructure,  Azure Power,  Renewable Energy,  


Toronto Creating RNG From Green Bin Organic Waste (Ind. Report)
Toronto, Enbridge Gas
Date: 2021-07-26
In Ontario, the City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services Division reports it has installed infrastructure at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility that will allow it to create renewable natural gas (RNG) from Green Bin organics. The new equipment is designed and constructed and will be operated and maintained by Enbridge Gas Inc. The city will turn the raw biogas produced from processing Green Bin organics into RNG and inject it into the natural gas (NG) grid for City use.

The City has also identified potential landfill biogas opportunities at three other City waste facilities. All four sites combined would have the potential to produce sufficient gas to meet the City's entire natural gas needs annually (excluding City Agency, Boards and Commissions).

The City of 2.9 million residents currently consumes 50 million cubic metres of NG annually, and the City's Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) consume an additional 60 million cubic metres of NG annually, for a combined total consumption of 110 million cubic metres annually. Incorporating RNG into the mix will allow the City to create a low-carbon fuel blend that will be used to fuel City vehicles and heat City facilities. (Source: City of Toronto, PR, 29 July, 2021) Contact: City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services Division , Matt Keliher, Dir., 416-392-2489, www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/staff-directory-divisions-and-customer-service/solid-waste-management-services; Enbridge Gas Inc., www.enbridgegas.com

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


Mississauga Setting Private Bldg. Efficiency Standards (Funding)
City of Mississauga
Date: 2021-07-07
In Ontario, the metropolitan Toronto area City of Mississauga (pop. 669,000 +-) is reporting receipt of $175,000 from the Government of Canada's $1.65 billion Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to create a comprehensive set of Green Development Standards for all new private buildings. The GMF was established in 2000 to fund works on developing environmental initiatives including energy efficiency and addressing climate change.

Aligned with Mississauga's Climate Change Action Plan, the new Green Development Standards aim to improve energy efficiency and sustainability for private developments. It will target greenhouse gas emissions and include performance metrics that are "obtainable, quantifiable and enforceable." City staff will engage with residents and stakeholders for input later this year as work on the new standards begin. (Source: City of Mississauga, PR, Website, 2 July, 2021) Contact: City of Mississauga, 905-615-4311, www.mississauga.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News City of Mississauga,  Energy Efficiency ,  


Toronto Considers Tighter Building Efficiency Targets (Ind. Report)
City of Toronto,Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Date: 2021-06-30
In Ontario, part of the city of Toronto's proposed fourth update to the Toronto Green Standard and the city's goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the city could soon require developers to ensure new buildings have fewer carbon emissions and consume less energy, while adding more green roofs and electric vehicle parking spots, and other low-carbon, energy efficient features, according to the regional climate agency, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.

If adopted, the updated standard would come into force in May 2022 and require new mid-high rise residential and commercial builders to cut annual greenhouse gases and energy use intensity a further 25 pct and 28 pct, respectively, compared to the current voluntary version.

Download Toronto Green Standard details HERE (Source: Atmospheric Fund, CBC, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Toronto Atmospheric Fund, 416-359-7802, Fax: 416-338-0616, info@taf.ca, www.taf.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Toronto,  GHGs,  Carbon Emissions,  Energy Efficiency,  


ACI Global Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 (Int'l.)
Airports Council International
Date: 2021-06-14
Montreal-headquartered Airports Council International (ACI) and its five ACI region member airports are reporting a net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 goal and to that end are urging governments world-wide to provide the support necessary to reaching that goal.

ACI's goal relates to the carbon emissions under the direct control of airport operators and will be a crucial component of the aviation industry's contribution towards this global effort.

Airports have long taken a leadership role in addressing, minimizing, and mitigating the environmental impacts of aviation. This has been demonstrated through their ability to decrease emissions over the last 10 years, supported and enabled by Airport Carbon Accreditation despite significant traffic growth in that time. Building upon the commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 initially launched by ACI EUROPE in June 2019, ACI has created this ambitious long-term carbon goal to drive further action and support the decarbonisation efforts of airports as they respond to the climate challenge. Through a combination of new technology, operational efficiencies and infrastructure improvements, more than ten billion tonnes of CO2 have been averted by the industry since 1990, but we must build on this and accelerate our collective efforts to decarbonise, accoding to the ACI release.

The study underlying the setting of the goal was conducted by ACI World with consultants ICF and Airbiz, sponsored by Hong Kong International Airport, Oman Airports, the Schiphol Group, San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Vancouver Airport Authority, and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority; the study was also sponsored by EXOLUM, World Fuel Services, and Terpel. (Source: Airports Council International, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Airports Council International, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, 514-373-1200, Fax: 514-373 -1201, , www.aci.aero; Airport Carbon Accreditation, www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Airports Council International,  Airport Carbon Accreditation,  


CIB Invests $170Mn in Ontario Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Canada Infrastructure Bank
Date: 2021-05-21
In Toronto, Ontario, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) reports will invest up to $170 million in the $500 million Oneida Energy Storage project LP, a partnership between NRStor Inc and Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation in Southwestern Ontario.

Under the terms of the investment agreement in principle, Oneida Energy Storage LP, together with private-sector lenders, will finance the balance of the project's capital cost which will be confirmed and announced at financial close this summer. Oneida Energy Storage LP will be responsible for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the 250 megawatts / 1,000 megawatt-hour facility. Construction is slated to get underway later this year.

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is a federal Crown Corporation tasked with financially supporting revenue-generating infrastructure projects that are "in the public interest" through public-private partnerships. (Source: Canada Infrastructure Bank, PR, Website PR, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Canada Infrastructure Bank, 833-551-5245, contact@cib-bic.ca, www.cib-bic.ca/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage news,  NRStor news,  


Carbon Streaming Invests in Blue Carbon Project (Ind. Report)
Carbon Streaming
Date: 2021-05-19
In Toronto, Carbon Streaming Corporation (CSC) reports an agreement to invest $6 million to implement the proposed MarVivo Blue Carbon Conservation Project in Magdalena Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The project is anticipated to be one of the largest blue carbon conservation projects in the world and once implemented will reduce an estimated 26 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) over 30 years by conserving and sustainably managing approximately 22,000 hectares of mangroves and 137,000 hectares of its marine environment across Baja's largest mangrove forest.

The project aims to limit deforestation, promote wildlife conservation and generate unique benefits for the local communities. The UNFCCC REDD+ framework will be used to define the project which is anticipated to be certified through the Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) administered by Verra, an international institution based in Washington D.C. Verra manages carbon credit standards so that "blue carbon" credits may be generated.

Information on the MarVivo Blue Carbon Conservation Project can be found at www.marvivo.earth. (Source: Carbon Streaming Corp., PR, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Carbon Streaming Corp., 647.846.7765, info@carbonstreaming.com, www.carbonstreaming.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Streaming ,  Blue Carbon,  Mangrove,  UNFCCC REDD+,  Carbon Credit,  


BrainBox AI Pilot Reports 25-29 pct Energy Savings (Ind. Report)
BrainBox
Date: 2021-05-10
Montreal-headquartered autonomous building technology specialist BrainBox AI reports it has partnered with GWL Realty Advisors to pilot its artificial intelligence (AI) technology in a GWL managed office tower and multi residential property in downtown Toronto.

BrainBox AI uses deep learning, cloud-based computing, algorithms, and a proprietary process to support a 24/7 self-operating HVAC system that requires minimal human intervention and enables maximum energy efficiency.

In the pilot project, the office tower saw a preliminary reduction in energy consumption of 29 pct on HVAC, with an expected reduction of its carbon emissions by 218 metric tpy. Accounting for 45 pct of buildings' energy consumption, HVAC systems are one of commercial real estat's leading contributors to energy usage and GHG emissions. The multi-residential building saw a preliminary reduction in energy consumption on HVAC of 25 pct avoiding 180 metric tpy of carbon emissions.

BrainBox AI was created in 2017 with the goal of redefining building automation through artificial intelligence to be at the forefront of a green building revolution. BrainBox AI's technology is currently impacting over 100,000,000 sq. ft. of real estate across 16 countries. (Source: BrainBox, PR, May, 2021) Contact: BrainBox, 888 585 2630, www.brainboxai.com

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132MW Alberta Solar Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Capstone Infrastructure
Date: 2021-04-21
Toronto, Ontario-based independent energy producer Capstone Infrastructure Corp. and its Danish partner Obton A/S, a solar energy investor and developer, are reporting the 132 MWac Claresholm solar project in the Municipal District of Willow Creek, Alberta, is now fully operational and online .

The majority of Claresholm's power and associated emission offsets are sold to TC Energy under a PPA and the rest of the electricity will be sold into Alberta's wholesale power pool. (Source: Capstone Infrastructure Corp., PR, jwn, 19 Apr., 2021) Contact: Obton A/S, +45 86 26 12 00, www.obton.com; Capstone Infrastructure Corp., David Eva, CEO, 416-649-1300, Fax: 416-649-1335, info@capstoneinfra.com, www.capstoneinfra.com

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Hydrostor Scores Compressed Air Energy Storage Funding (Funding)
Hydrostor
Date: 2021-04-19
Toronto-headquartered Hydrostor, a long duration energy storage solution provider, is reporting receipt of approximately $4 million funding from Natural Resources Canada's Energy Innovation Program and Sustainable Development Technology Canada to develop a 300-500 MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in Canada.

The funding will be used to complete engineering and planning for the project which will be modeled on Hydrostor's successful commercially operating Goderich, Ontario storage facility, providing up to 12 hours of long duration energy storage. (Source: Hydrostor, Website PR, 15 Apr, 2021) Contact: Hydrostor, (416) 548-7880, www.hydrostor.ca

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Northland Power Acquires 540 MW Wind, Solar Portfolio (M&A)
Northland Power,Helia Renovables
Date: 2021-04-16
In Toronto, Northland Power Inc. is reporting a definitive agreement with Madrid-based venture capital fund Helia Renovables, FCR for the acquisition of a 540-MW operating portfolio of onshore renewable projects in Spain.

The Portfolio includes 33 operating assets comprised of onshore wind (424 MW), solar PV (66 MW), and concentrated solar (50 MW) located throughout Spain. Total cash consideration to be paid for the Portfolio upon closing will be €345 million (Cdn. $520 million) together with the assumption of debt in the amount of €716 million (Cdn.$1,075 million). The acquisition is expected to close in Q3, 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. (Source: Northland Power, Website PR, 14 Apr., 2021)Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Helia Renovables, www.dnb.com/business-directory/companyprofiles.helia_renovables_fcr.17923b9d5b34a27511c140416afe2293.html

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Adani Green Acquires 50 MW SkyPower Solar Project (M&A, Int'l.)
Adani Green Energy,SkyPower
Date: 2021-03-22
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India-headquartered renewable energy developer Adani Green Energy Ltd. is reporting a share purchase agreement for a 100 pct stake in a special purpose vehicle (SPV) holding 50 MW operating solar project from Toronto-based SkyPower Global. The 2017-vintage project located in Telangana , India, has a long-term PPA with the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana.

The acquisition, which is subject to the customary approvals and conditions, helps AGEL raise its operating renewable capacity to 3,395 MW with a total renewable portfolio of 14,865 MW including under-construction and awarded projects.

Adani Green Energy Ltd., which develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid-connected solar and wind farm projects, reports it raised $1.35 billion from 12 top global banks in funding for its under-construction renewable asset portfolio that Adani aims to grow to 25 GW by 2025. (Source: Adani Green Energy Ltd., PR, Hindu Business, 20 Mar., 2021) Contact: Adani Green Energy Ltd. , Vneet Jaain, MD & CEO , Tel : +91 79 2656 5555 , Fax : +91 79 2555 6490, www.adanigreenenergy.com; SkyPower Global, (416) 979 4625, info@skypower.com, www.skypower.com

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NDP Launches Climate Plan for Ontario (Ind. Report)
New Democratic Party
Date: 2021-03-08
In Toronto, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) is touting its Ontario Climate. Jobs. Justice. A Green New Democratic Deal and its commitment to make Ontario net-zero by 2050 and creating as many as one million total jobs throughout the life of the deal. The NDP Plan calls for:
  • A mandate for all newly built public, residential and commercial buildings to be net-zero emissions by 2030, alongside a world-leading building energy efficiency retrofit program;

  • Ontario's first zero-emissions vehicle strategy, ramping up electric vehicle sales to hit a 100 pct target by 2035, requiring all new home construction to include electric vehicle charging capacity and giving $600 for installation of residential electric vehicle charging stations at existing homes;

  • Electrifying all municipal transit fleets and systems by 2040;

  • A new, more fair emissions cap-and-trade program;

  • Establishing Ontario's first Youth Climate Corps and planting one billion trees by 2030;

  • Restoring the powers of the provincial Environment Commissioner.

    The NDP plan stands in stark contrast to Conservative Premier Doug Ford's "anti-environment crusade that has gutted conservation authorities, paid hundreds of millions of dollars to tear down wind farm projects and cancelled Ontario's cap-and-trade program." (Source: New Democratic Party, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: New Democratic Party of Canada, www.ndp.ca

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  • CIBC Joins Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (Ind. Report)
    CIBC
    Date: 2021-02-26
    Following up on our 16 Dec, 2020 coverage, in Toronto, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) reports it has joined the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), an initiative led by the financial industry to develop a harmonized global standard to measure and disclose the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of loans and investments. Using jointly developed GHG accounting methodologies will help the bank align its targets with the Paris Climate Agreement, according to the bank release.

    In 2019, CIBC committed $150 billion in support of environmental and sustainable finance activities by 2027 and has to date achieved 28 pct of this goal. The bank also issued the climate-related disclosure report Building a Sustainable Future aligned with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.

    In 2020, CIBC issued a $500 million(US), five-year green bond to help finance new and existing green projects, assets, and businesses that mitigate the risks and effects of climate change. These include renewable energy, green buildings, clean transportation, natural resource conservation, biodiversity conservation, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention and control. Also in 2020, CIBC ranked among the top-tier of global banks for climate change action by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

    CIBC, which recently became the first Canadian bank to join RMI's Center for Climate-Aligned Finance, has more than 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients and $768.545 billion (Cdn) in total assets. (Source: CIBC, Website News, Feb., 2021) Contact: CIBC, Nima Ranawana, 647-456-4556, nima.ranawana@cibc.com, www.cibc.com; Partnership for Carbon Accounting, www.carbonaccountingfinancials.com

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    Ontario Battery Energy Storage Project Slated for Jarvis (Ind Report)
    NRStor
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Toronto-based NRStor Inc. is touting the joint venture Oneida Energy Storage project with Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp. in Jarvis, Ontario as the largest such facility in the province.

    When fully operational, the 250 megawatt/1,000 megawatt-hour battery energy storage project could lower electricity system costs by up to $760 million over its lifetime and help Ontario reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.1 million tonnes -- equivalent of taking about 40,000 cars off the road every year over the project's life. (Source: NRStor, Canadian Biomass, 23 Feb., 2021) Contact: Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, (519) 753-1950, www.sndevcorp.ca; NRStor Inc., Peter Gregg, President, (647) 281-7200, www.nrstor.com

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    Northland Takes 49 pct Stake in Baltic Power Offshore Wind (M&A)
    Northland Power ,PKN ORLEN
    Date: 2021-01-29
    Toronto-based Northland Power Inc. is reporting an agreement with Poland-based PKN ORLEN S.A. to acquire a 49 pct interest -- subject to regulatory approvals -- in the 1,200 MW Baltic Power offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea. Northland expects to invest approximately $100 million in the project.

    PKN ORLEN is the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe and is publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The Company is part of the ORLEN Group, which has operations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Canada. PKN ORLEN is a major player on the Polish energy market, with generation capacity of 3.2 GWe.

    The Northland -- PKN ORLEN partnership will co-develop the Baltic Power opportunity that is expected to secure a 25-year Contract for Difference (CfD) offtake agreement. Construction is slated to start in 2023 with commercial operations expected in 2026. (Source: Northland Power, PR, 29 Jan., 2021) Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl



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    Cordelio Sells 49 pct Stake in Ontario Renewable Power Portfolio (M&A)
    Cordelio Power,Axium Infrastructure
    Date: 2021-01-22
    Toronto, Ontario-based Cordelio Power and Axium Infrastructure are reporting Axium's purchase of a 49 pct interest in Cordelio's 396 MW "Denfield" Ontario renewable energy portfolio of four wind projects and two solar projects in southwestern Ontario. Cordelio will continue to manage the Denfield assets.

    Cordelio, which is wholly owned by CPP Investments, manages over 1,000 MW of renewable generation assets across North America, including 396 MW of wind and solar projects in Ontario plus a 656 MW (net) wind and solar portfolio stake owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The company's growth pipeline includes 2,500 MW of wind, solar and storage projects in the western and midwestern US.

    Axium Infrastructure had $5.6 billion (Cdn) in assets under management as of September 30, 2020, as well as approximately $1.7 billion in co-investments. (Source: Cordelio Power, Website PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Axium Infrastructure Inc., Anne-Sophie Roy, Senior VP Inv. Relations, 514-954-3781, asroy@axiuminfra.com, www.axiuminfra.com; Cordelio Power, 647-515-3337, 647-352-9533, info@cordeliopower.com, www.cordeliopower.com

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    Brookfield Renewable Acquires Distributed Generation Platform (M&A)
    Brookfield Renewable ,Exelon Generation Company.
    Date: 2020-12-16
    Toronto, Ontario-headquartered Brookfield Renewable Partners reports it has agreed to an $810 million acquisition of a scale distributed generation platform comprising 360 MW across nearly 600 sites in the U.S., a development pipeline of over 700 MW and a development and PPA origination team from Exelon Generation Company LLC.

    Brookfield Renewable Partners operates one of the world's largest publicly-traded renewable power platforms. Its portfolio consists of approximately 19,400 MW of capacity and 5,318 generating facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Hydroelectric power comprises approximately 64 pct of its portfolio. The also invests in, owns and operates wind, solar, distributed generation, and energy storage facilities. (Source: Brookfield Renewables, Website PR, 11 Dec., 2020) Contact: Brookfield Renewable Partners, (888) 327-2722, enquiries@brookfieldrenewable.com, www.bep.brookfield.com; Exelon Generation Company LLC, www.exeloncorp.com/companies/exelon-generation

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    CIBC Ranked Among Top Banks for Climate Change Action (Int'l.)
    CIBC, CDP
    Date: 2020-12-16
    In Toronto, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) reports receipt of a score of A- from the CDP (fka the Carbon Disclosure Project). Improving from a B rating in 2019, this score demonstrates CIBC's progress in environmental performance and reporting. The score also places CIBC among the highest ranking Canadian financial institutions and the top-tier of global banks. As part of CIBC's commitment to support environmental sustainability initiatives, the bank's actions include:
  • In 2020, increased its GHG emissions intensity target for operations to 20 pct over eight years (using 2018 as a baseline).

  • In 2020, issued a USD $500 million, five-year green bond to help finance new and existing green projects, assets, and businesses that mitigate the risks and effects of climate change. These include renewable energy, green buildings, clean transportation, natural resource conservation, biodiversity conservation, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention and control.

  • In 2019, announced a target of mobilizing $150 billion in environmental and sustainable finance activities by 2027.

  • In 2019, issued the climate-related disclosure report Building a Sustainable Future aligned with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.

  • In 2019, set new targets to source 100 pct of its electricity from renewable sources and become carbon neutral by 2024.

    Toronto-headquartered CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients and $768.545 billion (Cdn) in total assets. (Source: CIBC, PR, 14 Dec., 2020) Contact: CIBC, www.cibc.com/en/about-cibc/corporate-responsibility/environment.html; CDP, Lance Pierce, Pres. North America, (212) 378 2086, info.northamerica@cdp.net, www.cdp.net

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  • OPG Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2040 (Ind. Report)
    Ontario Power Generation
    Date: 2020-11-27
    In Toronto, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has released its Climate Change Plan that includes an increased use of renewable energy, ambitious goals aimed at driving efficient, economy-wide decarbonization and economic renewal, while protecting the environment.

    The plan builds on the utility's decades of work to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2014, the company delivered the world's single largest climate change action to date when it stopped burning coal for electricity, and has continued to demonstrate clean power leadership with the expansion of its hydro fleet and partnerships such as the Gull Bay micro grid and Nanticoke Solar facility. OPG is currently working on refurbishing the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, which is one of Canada's largest clean power projects. Once refurbished, the continued operation of Darlington will avoid an estimated 297 million tpy of carbon emissions.

    "Our goals will be guided by several principles including: a commitment to adapt to new technologies and changing policies, be as transparent as possible, follow scientific evidence, respect Ontario customers, and meaningfully engage with Indigenous communities," the release notes.

    Download the OPG Climate Change Plan.HERE. (Source: OPG, Website PR, 26 Nov., 2020) Contact: OPG Media Relations, 416-592-4008 , www.opg.com

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    Greenfield Acquires Shuttered Corn Plus Ethanol Plant (M&A)
    Greenfield Global,Corn Plus
    Date: 2020-10-26
    Toronto, Ontario-Greenfield Global Inc., Canada's largest fuel ethanol producer, is reporting acquisition of the shuttered 1994-vintage, 48 million gpy Corn Plus Coop ethanol plant in Winnebago, Minnesota -- Greenfield's first fuel ethanol asset in the United States.

    Greenfield currently owns and operates four distilleries, five specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and two next-generation biofuel and renewable energy research and development centers. (Source: Greenfield Global, Fairbault Register, 25 Oct., 2020) Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, CEO, (613) 698-0116, howard.field@greenfield.com, www.greenfield.com; CornPlus, 507-893-4747, www.cornplus.com

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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

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    EDP Selling Majority Stake in US Wind, Solar Portfolio (M&A, Int'l.)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2020-09-04
    Lisbon-based Energias de Portugal SA (EDP) reports it will sell an 80 pct stake in a U.S. wind and solar portfolio to Toronto-headquartered Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure. Under the sale and purchase agreement, the Portuguese energy company, through its EDP Renovaveis S/A subsidiary , will sell the 80 pct stake for an enterprise value of $676 million.

    The wind and solar portfolio includes four wind farms in operation and one solar asset totaling 563 MW capacity. (Source: EDP, PR, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: EDP, www.edp.com; Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, (416) 862-2020, www.cclgroup.com

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    Greenfield Global's Irish Facility Construction Completed (Ind. Report)
    Greenfield Global
    Date: 2020-07-29
    Toronto, Ontario-headquartered ethanol and solvents provider Greenfield Global is reporting the completion of construction on its new 3,800 sq-meter European manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland.

    The new facility will be one of the first nearly zero-energy buildings constructed under the new European standards calling for high energy performance levels and power drawn from renewable resources. Renewable energy is one part of Greenfield's business, which also focuses on speciality and chemical ingredients, beverages and distilled spirits, and agribusiness. The company has 12 operating facilities in North America, according to the release. (Source: Greenfield Global, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, CEO, (613) 698-0116, howard.field@greenfield.com, www.greenfield.com

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    Pomerleau Targets Passive House Standard for UT Dorm (Ind. Report)
    University of Toronto
    Date: 2020-07-13
    In Ontario, the University of Toronto (UT) has announced that Pomerleau Construction has been awarded a design-bridge-build contract for the construction of a new 265,000 sq-ft residence hall to be built to ultra energy efficient Passive House standards in Toronto's Scarborough community. Pomerleau will construct and own the building which is expected to break ground this summer.

    Unlike a program like LEED, which features a checklist with parameters such as proximity to transit, Passive House focuses on energy efficiency. For the U of T project, attention will be paid to minimizing the potential for thermal bridging and selecting the best materials for high performance, stuffing the exterior cladding with extra insulation, installing triple-glazed windows and ensuring the clips used to fasten the cladding are as efficient as possible. (Source: University of Toronto, Daily Commercial News, 13 July, 2020) Contact: Pomerleau Construction, www.pomerleau.ca; University of Toronto, www.utoronto.ca; Passive House, International Passive House Association www.passivehouse-international.org, www.passivehousecanada.com

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    Silfab Solar to Manufacture Morgan Solar Panels (Ind. Report)
    Morgan Solar,Silfab Solar
    Date: 2020-06-19
    Toronto, Ontario-based Morgan Solar is reporting the sale of 13.6 MW of its innovative bifacial solar panels with SimbaX technology to Enbridge for installation at the 13-MW Alberta Solar One Inc. project in Burdett, Alberta. The panels will be manufactured by Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered Silfab Solar under an exclusive license agreement.

    Alberta Solar One Inc., a joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and Morgan Solar, is expected to be completed by 2021 and will be the first major deployment of Morgan Solar's SimbaX concentrated-PV technology which , according to the company, can be integrated into any standard silicon PV panel assembly and boosts PV module performance. (Source: Morgan Solar, PR, June, 2020) (Contact: Morgan Solar, Mike Andrade, CEO, (416) 203-1655, www.morgansolar.com; Silfab Solar, Paolo Maccario, CEO, (905) 255-2501, www.silfabsolar.com

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    Scotia Plaza Canada's Largest Zero-Carbon Cert. Bldg (Ind. Report)
    Canada Green Building Council
    Date: 2020-06-05
    KingSett Capital, on behalf of its Canadian Real Estate Income Fund (CREIF) is reporting Scotia Plaza's 40 King St. West building in Toronto, Ontario, has earned a Zero Carbon Building -- Performance v2 Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

    The designation marks an important milestone for owners KingSett Capital, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and James Richardson & Sons Limited as it is the largest certified Zero Carbon Building in Canada at more than 1.5 million square feet, according to the release.

    Scotia Plaza is the head office of the Canada's third largest bank -- the Bank of Nova Scotia with $1,154.02 billion in assets. (Source: KingSett Capital, PR, 4 June,2020) Contact: Canada Canada Green Building Council/Zero Carbon Certification, (866) 941-1184, info@cagbc.org, www.cagbc.org

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    Siemens Gamesa Expanding Taiwan Wind Turbine Facility (Int'l.)
    iemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-19
    Further to our 15 Nov. 2019 report, Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (SGRE) is reporting plans to expand its production capacity in Taiwan to deliver turbines for the Hai Long 2 wind farm with which it has a preferred supplier agreement.

    The Hai Long offshore wind farm project is being developed by Toronto-based Northland Power Inc and Singapore's Yushan Energy Pte . SGRE is to supply wind turbines for the latter's 300 MW wind farm off the coast of Changhua County. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Taipei Times, 16 May, 2020) Contact: Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, www.siemensgamesa.com; Northland Power Inc., (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Yushan Energy, www.yushanenergy.com

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    Ontario Forest Carbon Offset Agreement Announced (Ind. Report)
    AurCrest Gold,Blue Source Canada
    Date: 2020-05-13
    Further to our Aug, 2019 coverage, Toronto-headquartered AurCrest Gold Inc. is reporting an agreement with the Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN) and carbon offset developer Blue Source Canada ULC to develop a forest carbon project on the Lac Seul reserve northwest of Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

    On December 13, 2019, the Company announced an Emissions Reduction Benefits Management Agreement (ERBMA) with Lac Seul to develop forest carbon sequestration opportunities in the First Nation's territory in Northwestern Ontario. Under the terms of the ERBMA, AurCrest is the sole and exclusive agent for LSFN to manage and develop projects within LSFN traditional territory to harvest ERBs. AurCrest entered into the CDMA with Bluesource to provide the expertise associated with development and monetizing the carbon offsets.

    Bluesource helps forest owners evaluate opportunities and generate value in diverse carbon markets by developing and monetizing offsets on their behalf. (Source: AurCrest Gold Inc., PR, 11 May, 2020) Contact: AurCrest Gold Inc., Christopher Angeconeb, Pres., CEO, (807) 737-5353, christopherangeconeb@gmail.com, Ian Brodie-Brown, Dir. Bus. Dev., (416) 844-9969, ianbrodiebrown@gmail.com, www.aurcrest.ca; Blue Source Canada, (403) 262-3026, www.bluesource.com

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    Kontrol Energy Enhances Existing Software Platform (Ind. Report)
    Kontrol Energy
    Date: 2020-04-03
    Toronto, Ontario-headquartered energy efficiency through IoT, Cloud and software as a service (SaaS) technology specialist Kontrol Energy Corp. is touting its SmartSite® software platform -- a building energy software technology designed to assist in the operation and management of complex heating, ventilation and cooling systems for large multi-residential, commercial, and mission critical buildings.

    Kontrol SmartSite® SaaS platform is highly scalable and currently operates in more than 20 million square feet of real estate, according to a company release. (Source: Kontrol Energy Corp., PR, April, 2020) Contact: Kontrol Energy Corp., Paul Ghezzi, CEO, 905.766.0400, paul@kontrolenergy.com, www.kontrolenergy.com

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    Northland Power Acquires BC Offshore Wind Project (M&A, Ind Report)
    Northland Power ,NaiKun Wind Energy Group
    Date: 2020-04-01
    Following up on our 23rd August, 2019 report, Toronto-headquartered renewable energy developer Northland Power reports it has agreed to acquire NaiKun Wind Energy Group's offshore wind development project in the Hecate Strait off the coast of British Columbia. The transaction will occur by way of NaiKun selling Northland a 100 pct interest in its wholly owned subsidiary, NaiKun Wind Development Inc.

    The transaction, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, is expected to close in mid-2020. (Source: NaiKun Wind Energy Group, Website, 30 Mar.,2020) Contact: NaiKun Wind Energy Group, 604 639-846, www.naikun.ca; Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com

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    CanWEA, CanSIA Announce July 1st Amalgamation (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Wind Energy Association,Canadian Solar Industries Association
    Date: 2020-02-10
    In November 2019, the members of both the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) voted to approve the amalgamation of the two organizations, effictive July 1, 2020.

    The new group's first Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Electricity Transformation Canada meeting this November in Toronto. (Source: CanWEA, CanSIA, Electrical Business, 9 Feb., 2020) Contact: Canadian Wind Energy Association, Robert Hornung, President, (613) 915-4857, www.canwea.ca; CanSIA, 866-522-6742, www.cansia.ca

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    Hydrostor, NRStor Complete Goderich A-CAES Facility (Ind. Report)
    Hydrostor,NRStor
    Date: 2019-12-11
    Toronto-based Hydrostor, a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in partnership with energy storage project developer NRStor, also of Toronto, has announced completion of the Goderich A-CAES compressed-air energy storage facility in Goderich, Ontario.

    The first-of-its-kind utility-scale Goderich A-CAES Facility is commercially contracted to Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for peaking capacity and ancillary services to support grid reliability.

    The project, was supported by Export Development Canada (EDC), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). (Source: Hydrostor, Elec. Bus., 9 Dec., 2019) Contact: Hydrostor, Curtis Vanwallegham, CEO, (416) 548-7880, info@hydrostor.ca, www.hydrostor.ca: NRStor, Peter Gregg, President, (647) 281-7200, www.nrstor.com

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    Greenfield Global, HY2GEN JV Announced (Ind. Report)
    Greenfield Global, HY2GEN Canada
    Date: 2019-11-27
    Toronto, Ontario-based Greenfield Global -- Canada's largest ethanol producer -- and green hydrogen specialist HY2GEN Canada are reporting an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) to develop and operate an industrial scale facility in Varennes, Quebec.

    Greenfield's Varennes biorefinery, which is the first ethanol plant to be built in Quebec, has been in operation since 2007. The facility produces the lowest carbon intensity ethanol in Canada, as well as corn oil and distillers' grain (DDCs).

    Greenfield owns and operates four ethanol distilleries, three specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centres across North America (Source: Greenfield, Agri, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, President and CEO, (613) 698-0116, howard.field@greenfield.com, www.greenfield.com; HY2GEN Canada, 514-906-8736, www.hy2gen.ca

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