The program offers financial incentives and technical assistance for eligible non-residential electric customers to replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with energy-efficient technologies. Participating customers can apply for up to $100,000 per eligible project type and customer tax ID annually, subject to terms and conditions.
The program offers incentives for site-specific, cost-effective technologies. Projects must demonstrate specific and proven energy savings and costs. Qualifying projects might include: heating pads for swine; dairy milk pre-coolers; animal agricultural LED lighting; horticultural LED lighting; grain bin variable frequency drives (VFD); well pump tune-ups nnd VFDs; and others.
Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Energy is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 11 Oct., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy, Ashley Cunningham, (803) 904-2877, email@example.com, www.dominionenergy.com; EnergyWise for Your Business, 877-784-7234, DominionEnergySC.com/ForYourBusiness.
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"By 2030, we must catalyse action by non-state actors that builds the resilience of four billion people from groups and communities who are vulnerable to climate risks." -- Nigel Topping,
UN High-Level Climate Action Champion at COP26, www.buildingtocop.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Resilience news, COP26 news, Net-Zero Emissions news,
The new campus includes a new office complex and space for partners, startups, scale-ups and academia to meet, collaborate and collectively drive forward battery tech development and vehicle electrification. (Source: Northvolt, PR, Automotive Testing Tech, 8 Oct., 2021) Contact: Peter Carlsson, CEO, Northvolt, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nortvolt.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt news, Battery news,
Hy24's first €1.5 billion fund will be set up and managed as an impact fund with the aim to reduce global carbon emissions, in accordance with Article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
The portfolio will be diversified across Europe, Americas and Asia and value chains from upstream projects like green hydrogen production, to downstream projects such as fleet and refueling stations.
(Source: Ardian, PR, Website, 3 Oct., 2021) Contact: Ardian, +33 1 4171 9200, www.ardian.com
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Of the total, $100 million will support the design and construction of carbon capture hubs and shared infrastructure, with $150 million earmarked for research and commercialization of CCUS technologies and identifying viable carbon storage sites.
The Minister noted the programme would help drive down the cost of CCUS, reduce carbon emissions, create significant employment, and had the potential to support the ongoing use of Australia's resources, including coal. (Source: Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction , PR, upstream, 30 Sept., 2021) Contact: Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction , Hon. Angus Taylor, email@example.com, www.minister.industry.gov.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia, Carbon Emissions, CCS, CCUS, Carbon Emissions,
The Prize aims to create an inclusive and just innovation ecosystem in climate and energy technologies. Funds will support underrepresented groups and organizations with ongoing or proposed incubation, acceleration, and other community-based innovation services. The prize will also help lower barriers to entry to DOE funding opportunities and other forms of assistance for first-time applicants, people and organizations from underrepresented communities, under served and frontline communities. The prize will:
The Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize will be distributed in two phases. In Phase One, up to 10 winners will receive an initial cash prize of $200,000 each, with the opportunity to receive additional awards. Phase One awardees will also receive in-kind mentorship and other support services and be eligible to participate in Phase Two of the prize. In Phase Two, up to three teams will be awarded cash prizes from a prize pool of $500,000. The prize is open for submissions for Phase One until Friday February 25, 2022.
Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize details HERE. (Source: US DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, PR, 30 Sept., 2021)
Contact: US DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, www.energy.gov/diversity/office-economic-impact-and-diversity
The fund will invest in the entire value chain of renewable and low carbon hydrogen as a partner with key project developers and/or industry players, in large upstream and downstream clean hydrogen projects.
The fund will be managed by Hy24, a brand new 50/50 joint venture between Ardian, a world-leading private investment house and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean hydrogen enabling investment platform.
According to the release, the hydrogen economy is expected to be key in the fight against climate change and offers a solution to decarbonize industrial processes and the transportation sector. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, 1 Oct., 2021)
Contact: VINCI, +33 (0)1 47 16 31 82, www.vinci.com; TotalEnergies, www.totalenergies.com; Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.airliquide.com
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Under the plan NYCEDC will make commitments focused on three core areas: sites and infrastructure, business and workforce, and research and innovation. The city will work to develop best-in-class infrastructure that will support the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.
The plan also commits the city to developing workforce training and support businesses and public-private partnerships to create good-paying, green jobs in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The city will also work to promote research and innovation in offshore wind so new technologies and approaches are created in New York City.
NYCEDC will also work with the offshore wind industry and partners to launch an accelerator that will allow New York-based startups to build out the next generation of offshore wind technologies. (Source: New York City Economic Development Corporation, PR, Maritime Exec, 27 Sept., 2021) Contact: New York City Economic Development Corporation, www.edc.nyc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, New York City, New York City Economic Development Corporation,
Both turbines combine a flexible power rating from 5.6MW to 6.6MW with two of the largest rotor diameters in the market -- 155 and 170 meters. The new rating, together with the biggest rotor in the industry, configures the Siemens Gamesa 5.X as the highest yielding onshore turbine in the industry, according to the company release. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Marco Lange, +49 174 1882479,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa, Wind, Wind Turbine ,
Members of the new offshore wind coalition include Audubon North Carolina, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Conservation Network, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Sierra Club North Carolina and Southeastern Wind Coalition.
(Source: Offshore Wind for North Carolina, PR, NCPR, 24 Sept., 2021) Contact: Offshore Wind for North Carolina, email@example.com, www.offshorewindfornorthcarolina.org
CU Boulder will lead the project with CCNY as a partner site. The effort is focused on business collaboration, directing research into areas needed for the construction industry and building retrofits.
The new center will operate under the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers model designed to help startups, large corporate partners and government agencies connect directly with university researchers to develop new technology faster in a low-risk environment. In addition to meeting emissions goals, new smart and adaptable technologies in the built environment will provide responses for increasingly frequent extreme weather events due to the rapidly changing climate.
(Source: University of Colorado Boulder, Website, PR, 22 Sept., 2021) Contact: University of Colorado Boulder, Prof. Moncef Krarti, 303-492-1411, www.colorado.edu; City College of New York , Prof. Jorge Gonzalez, Mechanical Engineering, www.ccny.cuny.edu;
NSF Industry--University Cooperative Research Centers, www.iucrc.nsf.gov/about
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The University initially grew and dried miscanthus and combined it with coal which was burned for power production. But this year the University sent its harvested miscanthus crop to Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Convergen Energy which incorporates miscanthus and non-recyclable paper as ingredients in fuel pellets to be burned for power production. The pellets are EPA-designated as a non-waste alternative fuel with reduced emissions over traditional fuels.
Fast-growing giant miscanthus can grow in marginal soil and produces twice the biomass of switch grass, according the USDA. (Source: University of Iowa, Gazette, 21 Sept., 2021] Contact: University of Iowa,
Convergen Energy, 920 432 3200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.convergenenergy.com
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Enexor BioEnergy's patented Bio-CHP technology provides on-site, renewable energy and carbon conversion solutions from organic and plastic waste by producing 24/7 continuous power and thermal energy for facilities and microgrids worldwide.
Sponsored by AB InBev, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, and Colgate-Palmolive, 100+ Accelerator selected 36 startups out of over 1,000 applicants from across the world to solve the sustainability challenges of their supply chains, with Enexor in their Climate Action category. (Source: Enexor Bioenergy, 13 Sept., 2021) Contact: 100+ Accelerator, www.100accelerator.com; Enexor BioEnergy, Lee Jestings, CEO, (615) 656-0762, email@example.com, www.enexor.com
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The new more efficient process required a £1 million investment for a fixed cleaning line to remove the contamination from the 30,000 tonnes of compost oversize arising annually across four sites in southern England. This transforms the material into a clean wood product such as PAS100 approved mulch for gardening and landscaping, or a renewable biomass fuel for electricity and heating.
To date, more than 55,000 tonnes of contaminated compost oversize has been processed in this way, and the plant is aiming to find an alternative use for all contaminants removed to achieve zero waste to landfill.(Source: Veolia, Website PR, 3 Sept., 2021) Contact: Veolia,
Donald Macphail, COO, www.veolia.com
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ACE wrote to Rep. Frank Pallone, (D-N.J.), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, "ACE encourages you to schedule a legislative hearing to hear from ethanol companies leading the way towards decarbonization and chart a path for policy that can help meet 2050 decarbonization goals. If appropriate, ACE or its member companies would be willing to testify at such a hearing," the letter noted.
Ethanol industry groups have expressed support for the bill because it would require a number of steps to be taken to expand the ethanol market as part of the overall climate strategy.The bill would require a lifecycle assessment of transportation fuels using the Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. (Source: ACE, PR, DTN, 1 Sept/. (Source: ACE, PR, DTN, 1 Sept. 2021) Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, www.ethanol.org
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The 24 innovative projects, from start-ups and family-run businesses to research institutes and universities, will receive funding to produce low-carbon energy using organic materials. The projects will boost biomass productivity in the UK, through breeding, planting, cultivating and harvesting of organic energy materials.
Biomass -- non-food energy crops such as grasses and hemp, forestry wastes and marine-based materials such as algae and seaweed -- is backed by the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and is a small but important part of the renewable energy mix the UK requires to meet its climate change goals.
The Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme is funded through the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.
(Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Business News Wales, 26 Aug., 2021)
UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_for_Business,_Energy_and_Industrial_Strategy
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NGVAmerica has commited to:
There are currently 190 RNG production facilities in operation in North America with an additional 232 facilities under construction or under substantial development (e.g., permitting).
NGVAmerica is a national organization of roughly 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane. NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels. (Source: NGV America, PR, 17 Aug., 2021) Contact: NGV America, Dan Gage, Pres., (202) 824-7360, www.ngvamerica.org
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To reach net-zero carbon emission by 2050, Birla Carbon will focus on all three scopes in the measurement, reduction, and offsetting of carbon emissions. A majority of its carbon footprint reduction is expected to come from Scope 1 and 2 based on its direct and indirect emission reduction initiatives. A smaller portion of its reduction will come from scope 3 based on the operations of upstream and downstream industries in the value chain. The company will focus on research to discover new ways for the capture and conversion of carbons; reducing dependence on traditional manufacturing processes; increasing energy efficiency; increased use of alternative energy and feedstocks; and the addition of renewable energy solutions.
Part of the Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods, and tires. The company's footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two technology centers in Marietta, Georgia (USA) and Taloja, India). (Source: Brila Carbon, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: Birla Carbon, John Loudermilk, CEO, www.birlacarbon.com
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The infographic is ideal for the "kitchen table" conversations where people decide what to do -- and who they want to do it. It also has links for homeowners to find a qualified contractor if they do not already have one. Details: Health + Home Performance Infographic, www.energy.gov/eere/better-buildings-residential-network/articles/new-doe-health-home-performance-infographic
Map Offers Details of Energy Efficiency Careers -- An interactive career map funded by the DOE Building Technologies Office allows job seekers to explore 55 energy efficiency careers and provides information such as salary range, education requirements and future opportunities. Developed by the Interstate Renewable Industry Council and other industry groups, the Green Buildings Career map targets a broad group of workers with a variety of skills and education levels, providing hundreds of potential pathways to jobs in the green building industry. Details: Green Buildings Carrer Map, www.greenbuildingscareermap.org
CLEAResult Completes Over 263,000 Home Energy Upgrades -- Austin, Texas-based CLEAResult reports in fiscal year 2020, it completed 263,284 home energy upgrades, direct installations, and benefits to homes in 22 states, with 20 pct of upgrades completed in low-income homes. Contact: CLEAResult, 888-812-6146, www.clearesult.com
Efficiency Maine Completes 18,953 Upgrades -- Efficiency Maine reported 18,953 home energy upgrades in fiscal year 2020. Their residential customers are able to leverage a variety of programs, including Home Energy Savings, Low Income Initiatives, Retail Initiatives, and Distributor Initiatives. Contact: Efficiency Maine, 866-376-2463, www.efficiencymaine.com
DOE Home Energy Score Recognizes Partner Achievements, Upgrades Modeling Capabilities -- The DOE Home Energy Score™ team recognized three of its partners this month for their outstanding efforts to provide homeowners and renters with a Home Energy Score -- a miles per gallon-type rating that measures a home's energy efficiency. Award winners include the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, which produced nearly 6,000 scores over the past year; Detroit-based Walker-Miller Energy Services, which used the score to reach under-served households in Michigan; and Energize Connecticut, which helped lead Connecticut's innovative efforts to expand Home Energy Score, including to renters. Currently 25 Home Energy Score Partners exist with a network of nearly 300 assessors actively producing scores nationwide.
The latest improvement to Home Energy Score™ enhances the tool's modeling capabilities by incorporating EnergyPlus™, a whole-building energy simulation already considered the standard by engineers, architects, and researchers for measuring energy consumption in buildings. The switch to EnergyPlus enables Home Energy Score to produce more accurate energy estimates through comprehensive modeling calculations. Details: Home Energy Score, www.betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/home-energy-score. (Source: US DOE Building Technology Office, 11 Aug., 2021) Contact: DOE Building Technology OfficeBetter Buildings Residential Network, firstname.lastname@example.org
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"The IPCC Working Group 1 report makes it clear that we are out of control and accelerating towards disaster. Only if we make deep, rapid emissions cuts including the complete phase out of climate-destroying coal, oil and gas do we have a chance of making it to a safer, habitable future powered by clean energy. We could have made emissions cuts decades ago that would have put us on a path to a safer future, but this was blocked by the vested interests of coal, oil and gas and the politicians who have subsidized and protected these big polluters." -- David Ritter, CEO, Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
The Australian Greens political party noted the IPCC report made it clear the Australian government's current target of reducing emissions by 26 pct -- 28 pct below 2005 levels by 2030 were "a death sentence" and "amounts to criminal negligence" and called on the government to double or even triple its target.
"Exceeding 1.5 degrees of warming means that we will lose the Great Barrier Reef, have widespread and sustained drought, more extreme weather events, and catastrophic bush fires will become the norm. The rest of the world understands that if we don't do more by 2030, we all go over the climate cliff," the Green Party warned.
Not to worry! The the Australian Minister for Energy & Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, noted the (Australian) government remains committed to achieving net zero emissions "as soon as possible -- preferably by 2050." (Source: Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Various Media, upstream, 10 Aug., 2021) Contact: Greenpeace Australia Pacific, www.greenpeace.org.au
Editor's Note --Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently abandoned planned legislation that would enforce a 26 pct cut in Australia's carbon emissions as agreed in the 2015 Paris Climate accord. The Prime Minister is now planning to control emissions with new regulations rather than legislation.
The 2015 Paris Agreement was "reluctantly" signed by former Aussie PM Tony Abbott who is best remembered for his colorful description of climate change science as "a load of crap!"
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The LCA certificate issued by TUV Rheinland is an important foundation for the Italian EPD certification. Based on the requirements of ISO 14040/ISO 14044, it adopts a life cycle assessment method focusing on environmental impact such as global warming potential, from raw material mining to the production of silicon wafers, cells, modules, upstream and downstream transportation, power station construction, operation and maintenance to final dismantling and disposal, and comprehensively evaluates and demonstrates multiple environmental impacts of JinkoSolar's photovoltaic products throughout their life cycle index.
Combining the world's carbon neutrality commitments and China's domestic 30/60 decarbonization goal, this certification can help companies fulfill their pledges on carbon emissions reduction through recognizing product low-carbon design, optimized energy management systems, and energy efficiency improvements, social responsibility for emissions and ecological impact, and achieve the ultimate goals of energy-saving and emissions reduction.
JinkoSolar has 9 production facilities and 22 subsidiaries globally and a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 22 GW for mono wafers, 11.5 GW for solar cells, and 31 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2021.
(Source: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., PR, 9 Aug., 2021)
Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., Kangping Chen, CEO, Stella Wang,
+86 21-5180-8777 ext.7806
email@example.com, www.jinkosdolar.com; TUV Rheinland, www.tuv.com
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The carbon removal programme supports technological and nature-based solutions such as afforestation, direct air capture, biochar, and bioenergy-based carbon capture and storage (CCS). Under the program, selected start-ups will receive training, finance, mentorship, and access to networks.
According to the release, the EIT Climate-KIC ClimAccelerator programme for climate entrepreneurs connects start-ups with cleantech industry experts and accelerates climate positive solutions.
(Source: EIT Climate-KIC, 20 July, 2021)
Contact: EIT Climate-KIC, Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, climaccelerator.climate-kic.org; Munich Re,
Silke Jolowicz, Head of Sustainability, www.munichre.com; ERGO, www.ergo.com; ETH Zurich, +41 44 632 03 52, www.up.ethz.ch
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"This is the express goal of (Washington, DC-based) Carbon Capture Shield, Incorporated; a Delaware C-Corp formed in 2021, by a team with decades of experience in global farming, renewable energy, and government contracting: To shift 1 billion acres of farmland to Regenerative Agriculture by 2030. According to co-founder and President, Darryl J. Nicke II, 'Antibiotics have saved millions of lives but they also cause many problems by upsetting the natural balance of microorganisms that live in our gut. Probiotics can reverse and even completely cure many diseases caused by such imbalances. Similarly, herbicides, pesticides, and even chemical fertilizers have destroyed the natural balance of life in the soil. By supplementing and restoring that natural balance, you return Earth's Surface to its natural healthy state. This is Earth's natural defense against human activity and pollution. This is Earth's Carbon Capture Shield.'
"With a clear vision, they have begun Phase 01 of a 10-year, multi-phase plan to transform the way humans care for our shared home, starting in your own backyard - literally. Americans dump more than 60 million ppy of pesticides on their lawns. Fourteen of the most used lawn pesticides are neurotoxins and suspected carcinogens, yet this is where our children play. Not only that, but lawn fertilizers are also a major source of water pollution. The EPA reports that pollution from fertilizers is "one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems." This does not even consider the dire effects on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators who visit these toxic home gardens.
"Numerous solutions have been found by farmers and researchers all around the planet, and Carbon Capture Shield aims to "bring these solutions home" to anyone with a lawn - by introducing a line of lawn and garden products that are non-toxic and protect the environment while fertilizing your soil and helping the microcosmos of Living Soil.
"Phase 01 will supply education and solutions for anyone with a lawn, in the form of edutainment and consumer products. Carbon Capture Shield has launched this initiative to educate and empower both farmers and consumers! Using their ability to create engaging media to inspire an avid base of conscious consumers, they will then use this market demand to encourage wary farmers into adopting the protocols of Regenerative Agriculture, and thereby restore the environment through promoting and upholding stewardship by all landholders, large and small."
(Source: Carbon Capture Shield Inc., PR, 8 July, 2021) Contact: Carbon Capture Shield Inc.,
Darryl J. Nicke II, Pres., 407 603 6417, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carboncaptureshield.com
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The new Action Plan builds on the World Bank Group's achievements under its first Climate Change Action Plan which delivered over $83 billion in climate finance over five years, including a record $21.4 billion in 2020.
Download Climate Action Plan details HERE.
(Source: World Bank, PR 25 June, 2021) Contact: World Bank, Ferzina Banaji, (202) 372-5885, email@example.com, www.worldbank.org/climate,
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The main elements of the Climate Action Plan include:
Download the plan details HERE. (Source: Montgomery County, PR June, 2021) Contact: Montgomery County Maryland, Marc Elrich, Climate Action Plan, County Executive , www.montgomerycountymd.gov
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The 5.3 million square-foot facility is expected to cost more than $680 million and upon completion and commissioning will convert 400,000 tpy of plastic waste -- plastic film, flexible packing, Styrofoam, plastic beverage cups, car seats, toys and others -- into 64 million gpy of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks, and 20 million gallons of wax.
Brightmark's first plastics renewal facility in Ashley, Indiana, will divert 100,000 ttpy of plastic waste from landfills, waterways and incinerators, and convert it into 18 million gpy of ultra-low sulfur renewable diesel fuel, naphtha blend stocks and 6 million gallons of wax when fully operational later this year, according to the release.
(Source: Brightmark Energy, Website PR, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Brightmark Energy, Bob Powell, CEO, 415-689-8395, firstname.lastname@example.org, info@brightmark,com, www.brightmark.com
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Under the MOU, to two groups will develop a joint pilot project to produce blue hydrogen from natural gas and use technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The partners also intend to develop jointly technical requirements, standards and engineering solutions for the manufacturing and supply of hydrogen transport pipelines, turbines, hydrogen storage systems and hydrogen transport tanks.
The partners have also agreed to
cooperate in the production and supply of hydrogen, development of technological solutions for the use of fuel types based on hydrogen and its carriers, specifically ammonia. (Source: NOVATEK, Website PR, 4 June, 2021)
Contact: Severstal, www.severstal.com; NOVATEK, +7 (495) 730-6013
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Enagas Emprende invests in start-ups and innovative energy technologies with an emphasis on biogas and hydrogen, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, digitalisation and other clean techs, according to the company website. (Source: Ductor, PR, Website, 28 May, 2021) Contact: Ductor,
Ari Mokko, CEO, +41 41 710 1092, email@example.com, www.ductor.com;
Enagas S.A., www.enegas.es
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Seven environmental groups argued that Shell is violating its international climate obligations and threatening the lives of these citizens by continuing to invest billions every year in expanding its oil and gas production. Shell's net-zero strategy allows for oil and methane gas production to expand until 2025.
Shell as quick to respond that it "fully expects to appeal today's disappointing court decision" and that "urgent action is needed on climate change which is why we have accelerated our efforts to become a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050, in step with society, with short-term targets to track our progress." (Source: Royal Dutch Shell, Various Media Reports, 26 May, 2021)
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The subsidy funds will be directed towards the Porthos project that will see about 2.5 million tpy of carbon dioxide from industry in the Port of Rotterdam stored in depleted reservoirs at a gas field in the North Sea.
The Porthos project, which was established by EBN, Gasunie and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is anticipated to store more than 37 million tonnes of CO2 over the 15 year subsidy agreement. (Source: Upstream, 10 May, 2021)
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The subsidy funds will be directed towards the Porthos project that will see about 2.5 million tpy of carbon dioxide from industry in the Port of Rotterdam stored in depleted reservoirs at a gas field in the North Sea.
The Porthos project, which was established by EBN, Gasunie and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is anticipated to store more than 37 million tonnes of CO2 over the 15 year subsidy agreement. (Source: Upstream, 10 May, 2021)
FACA recommends that USDA lay the foundation for a potential carbon bank by first developing a series of pilot projects aimed at:
According to the FACA, this approach will lay essential building blocks for a voluntary carbon bank that creates opportunities for all producers and landowners to participate in rapidly developing voluntary private markets and leverages private investment in agricultural and forestry climate solutions. As USDA develops a carbon bank, it must protect all existing funding for farm bill conservation and insurance programs, and it must ensure that a USDA-led carbon bank doesn't undermine voluntary private markets.
The FACA consists of 70 member organizations representing farmers, ranchers, forest owners, agribusinesses, manufacturers, the food and innovation sector, state governments, sportsmen, and environmental advocates. These groups have broken through historical barriers to develop and promote shared climate policy priorities across the entire agriculture, food and forestry value chains, according to its website.
(Source: FACA, Website PR, 3 Apr., 2021) Contact: FACA, www.agclimatealliance.com
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With up to 8.6-kilowatt max output, intelligent energy management, and on-grid/off-grid seamless switching, the battery system is outdoor rated and provides homeowners with complete control of the energy in their home using real-time data.
The global battery energy storage market is widely expected to grow at a 20.4 pct CAGR to reach $19.7 billion by 2027.
(Source: SPI Energy Co Ltd, PR May, 2021) Contact: SPI Energy Co. Ltd., www.spigroups.com; Colar4America, www.solar4america.com
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According the CEC, China's major power companies invested roughly $20.6 billion in increased power generation capacity in Q1, 91 pct of which went to non-fossil fuel power generation. The CEC noted that China's newly installed power generation capacity will reach around 180 million kilowatts in 2021, of which about 140 million kilowatts of non-fossil energy power generation capacity will be put into operation.
China's installed capacity of coal power generation stood at 1.09 billion kilowatts at the end of March. The proportion of the total installed capacity fell below half for the first time since the end of 2020, before further dropping to 48.8 pct at the end of March this year, according to the CEC.
China ranked first in the world in newly installed wind capacity amid efforts to pursue greener development in 2020, the NEA data showed. Besides wind energy, the country is also a global leader in the production and use of solar energy and hydropower, among others.
As previously reported, China pledged to reach the CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. (Source: China Electricity Council, PR, Website, Apr., 2021)
Contact: China Electricity Council, english.cec.org.cn
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Other organizations joining the effort include the Construction Trades Workforce Initiative, Emerald Cities Collaborative, The Greenlining Institute, several builder groups, and the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.
According to Rising Sun, most housing in the Bay Area uses natural gas for cooking, water heating, and space heating. Reducing residential carbon dioxide emissions will require new housing to be all electric new construction, as well as significant retrofitting of existing housing.
The effort is being funded by California High Road Training Partnership and California Climate Investments program. (Source: Rising Sun, PR, The Independent, 10 Apr., 2021) Contact: Rising Sun, Julia Hatton, CEO, 510-665-1501, www.risingsunopp.org
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The two biogas project dairy farms yield approximately 30,000 tpy of liquid cattle manure, which will be used for the energy production in the anaerobic digestion plants. Apart from the two projects' digesters, upstream and digestate storage tanks, separation and pump technology, WELTEC BIOPOWER is also setting up a 250-kW CHP unit at each location.
The biomass potential in Japan amounts to approximately 284.4 million tpy, enough to produce about 13 billion kWh of electricity and continually supply 2.8 million households, according to the WELTECH release. (Source: WELTECH BIOPOWER, PR, 9 April, 2021)
Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, +49 4441/99978-220, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.weltec-biopower.de
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With more than 35 years in the renewable energy and high-tech industries, Kirk has diverse experience providing business strategy and guidance to startups and early-stage companies. Most recently, he served as a consultant for Hyliion and Terminus AI where he led business development and regulatory compliance. Roller also held leadership positions in sales and marketing at Hyliion, Cenergestic and CommScope as well as led sales and business development efforts for the solar industry, supporting building management and infrastructure development.
"At ClearFlame Engine Technologies, we're breaking the bond between the diesel engine and diesel fuel, accelerating the path to true emissions reduction for the heavy-duty and off-highway markets. ClearFlame's technology meets global emissions regulations using readily available climate-friendly fuels. Our technology lowers costs by negating the need for complex after treatment technologies without compromising the practicality or performance of traditional diesel engines", according to the company release. (Source: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, PR, 8 Apr., 2021) Contact: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, B.J.Johnson, CEO, Michelle Caldwell, 313.418.4692, PR-Comms@clearflameengines.com, www.clearflameengines.com
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The government's Future flight Challenge has committed £125 million funding over 4 years. This has been matched by £175 million from industry to develop "green aviation." .
Download Green Fuel, Green Skies competition details HERE.
(Source: Jet Zero Council, Mar., 2021) Contact: Jet Zero Council, JetZeroCouncilSecretariat@dft.gov.uk, www.gov.uk/government/groups/jet-zero-council
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To that end, the PSC will review goals set by the state's five largest utilities to reduce carbon emissions 100 pct by 2050 and meet recommendations stemming from Gov. Tony Evers' executive order on clean energy, as well as the Governor's Climate Change Task Force and ideas for accelerating the clean energy transition as outlined by a Wisconsin group of utilities, consumer advocates and business groups. The investigation will also consider:
According to the most recent strategic energy assessment, 75 pct of the state's power is currently generated with fossil fuels. If nuclear were also excluded, 91 pct of the Badger State's power mix would need to be replaced with renewable energy sources.
Under Wisconsin state law, the PSC is required to prioritize energy conservation and efficiency, as well as renewable energy resources, to the extent it's "cost-effective, technically feasible, and environmentally sound."
(Source: Wisconsin Public Service Commission, PR, Wisc. NPR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Wisconsin Public Service Commission, Rebecca Valcq, Chairperson, (608) 266-5481, fax -- (608) 266-3957, www.psc.wi.gov
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Wartsila's 54 megawatt/32 MWh barge will include 10 Wartsila GridSolv Max systems supported by the company's advanced GEMS energy management platform. The project is expected to complete in Q4, this year.
Wartsila presently has 26 power barge installations totaling 1500 MW worldwide. (Source: Wartsila, upstream, Mar., 2021)
Contact: Aboitiz Power Corp., +63 32 411 1800, www.aboitizpower.com; Wartsilia Energy, Bent Iversen, Senior Bus. Dev., +358 10 709 0000, Fax +358 10 709 5700, www.wartsila.com/energy/explore-solutions/energy-storage
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First Solar, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, made a $300,000 in-kind donation to the project with more than 2,000 advanced thin film solar photovoltaic modules totaling nearly 1 megawatt of capacity. Other funders include Creative Energies Solar, Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, Alt E Wind & Solar, RiskThinking.AI, and Black Bean Capital Partners.
To drive innovation and provide students with hands-on research experience, 9H Foundation is hiring additional student interns and funding $15,000 worth of projects for seven student groups to design and build solar and energy storage projects out of the new research facility. (Source: 9H Research Foundation, Gillette News Record, 7 Mar., 2021) Contact: 9H Energy, 9H Research Foundation
Gene Humphrey, Co-Founder, email@example.com, www.9henergy.com; University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science, 307-766-4253,
www.uwyo.edu; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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The first initiative aims to introduce a new concept design and control philosophy as well as innovative and disruptive technologies into each district cooling plant, resulting in an expected 25 -- 30 pct improvements in plant performance, prolonged plant life and lower plant lifecycle costs.
The second initiative aims at drastically enhancing the performance and life span of plant and equipment as well as reducing plant and energy transfer station (ETS) footprints using carbon nanotube (CNT) material which has outstanding properties in terms of heat transfer.
The third initiative will forecast customer demand more accurately for the next 24 hours to allow for a more efficient operation by optimising production of cooling, using AI.
The last initiative targets enhancing the district cooling plant’s condenser circuit and its cooling tower. Tabreed is currently redesigning the equipment to enhance its efficiency through improving water and air distribution as well as heat transfer.
(Source: Tabreed, Emirates News Agency, 28 Feb., 2021) Contact: Tabreed, Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO, +971 2 202 0400, www.tabreed.ae
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The system, valued at over $1,000,000, will feature Thermal Energy's proprietary FLU-ACE® condensing heat recovery unit and HeatSponge indirect heat recovery unit to recover waste heat exhausted from the site's boilers. The energy will then be repurposed to heat the water required for three separate applications -- reverse osmosis which removes contaminants, "deaeration" which protects the steam system from corrosive gases, and boiler makeup water.
By reducing the steam load, the project is expected to increase energy efficiency, reduce fuel use, and save an estimated 8 million lpy of water as well as reduce CO2 emissions by over 1,800 metric tpy -- equivalent to removing more than 380 cars from the road.
The turn-key project includes engineering, equipment, installation, commissioning, and training. The project is expected to be completed and revenue earned within nine months. (Source: Thermal Energy International, PR, 24 Feb., 2021) Contact: Thermal Energy International Inc., William Crossland, Pres., CEO, 613-723-6776, Bill.email@example.com, www.thermalenergy.com
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RNG-fueled medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are commercially available, proven, and affordable. Depending on the feedstock, they can be carbon-free or carbon negative. Commercial pickups and vans, refuse trucks, transit buses, and Class 8 short haul freight trucks cost-effectively run on RNG, or biogas produced from methane.
Download the Fuel a Greener Future -- Achieve Carbon Negative Transportation Today report HERE.
NGVAmerica is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane.
NGVAmerica represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of natural gas and biomethane as transportation fuels.
NGVAmerica member companies are those that produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across the country; manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment; and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels, according to the organization's website.
(Source: NGVAmerica, 16 Feb., 2021) Contact: NGVAmerica, Dan Gage, Pres., (202) 824-7360, www.ngvamerica.org
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The EPA under Trump issued 85 retroactive small refinery exemptions for the 2016-2018 compliance years, undercutting the renewable fuel volumes by a total of 4 billion gallons, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance
(Source: US EPA, 22 Feb., 2021)Contact: RFA, www.ethanolrfa.org
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