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Wartsila to Construct German bio-LNG Facility (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2022-04-29
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply equipment for a 63,000 tpy bio-LNG facility being developed near Fulda, Germany by Bakum, Germany-based sustainable energy and logistics solutions specialist REEFUELERY GmbH.

The plant will utilize biomethane from agricultural and other waste materials as feedstock to produce biomethane which will subsequently be liquefied and delivered to the Alternoil filling station network as REEFUEL (bio-LNG) -- a carbon-neutral transportation fuel. (Source: Wartsila, PR, 27 April, 2022) Contact: Wartsila, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827,,; Evensol, David Wentworth, CEO,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  bio-LNG,  Biomethane,  

Wartsila Touts MethanolPac Fuel Supply System (Alt. Fuel)
Date: 2022-03-21
Marine and energy technology specialist Wartsila has developed a dedicated fuel supply system for methanol, MethanolPac, as interest grows in the methanol pathway to decarbonisation. Combined with the recently introduced Wartsila 32 Methanol engine and the company's retrofit and system integration capabilities, MethanolPac enables Wartsia to deliver methanol-capable fuel and power systems across a wide range of marine vessel segments.

Methanol is a widely available fuel that is carbon neutral when produced from renewable sources and is easier to handle than many other alternative fuels. But with very few vessels currently operating on methanol, industry experience of integrating such systems is limited. For many vessel segments, the Wartsila 32 Methanol and MethanolPac are among the first commercially available technologies for using methanol as a fuel. The Wartsila 32 Methanol is applicable either as a main engine or auxiliary generator on a wide range of vessel types from offshore support vessels to deep-sea merchant ships, the Wartsila release notes. (Source: Wartsila Corp., Website PR, 17 March 2022) Contact: Wartsila Corp, Mathias Jansson, Director, Fuel Gas Supply Systems, Wartsila Marine Power, +44 788 473 7177,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,  Alternative Fuel,  Wartsila,  

Wartsila Supplying Solar Energy Storage in Chile (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-12-03
Helsinki-headquartered technology group Wartsila reports it will supply a 8-MW / 32-MWh energy storage system to Santiago, Chile-headquarterd power producer Colbun, one of the country's largest power generation companies, to accelerate its transition to renewable energy.

Wartsila will supply the energy storage system on an "engineering and equipment delivery "(EEQ) basis to Colbun's 230 MWp Diego de Almagro solar PV facility in the Atacama region. The system will provide frequency response and firm capacity to ensure adequate energy supply during peak periods to approximately 80,000 Chilean households.

The project, Wartsila's first energy storage project in South America, is expected to become operational in Q4 of 2022. Chile is aiming for carbon neutral status by 2050. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: Colbun,(56 2) 2460 4000,; Wartsila Energy, Mirja-Maija Santala Manager, Marketing & Communications, +358 400 793 827,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  

Wartsila Touts Belgian Energy Storage Project (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-11-26
Helsinki-headquartered technology group Wartsila reports it will supply a 25-MW / 100-MWh energy storage system under an extended equipment delivery and a long-term Service+GAP agreement in Belgium.

The facility will include Wartsila's GridSolv Quantum energy storage system, as well as the GEMS Digital Energy Platform energy management system. The energy storage system is expected to become operational in Q4 2022.

According to the company release, "Wartsila Energy leads the transition towards a 100 pct renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wartsila Energy's lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries." (Source: Wartsila, Website, PR, 24 Nov., 2021) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Mirja-Maija Santala Manager, Marketing & Communications, +358 400 793 827,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  

Wartsila Providing Energy Storage to Bahamas P&L (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-11-03
The technology group Wartsila reports it will supply a 25 MW / 27 MWh advanced energy storage system for Bahamas Power and Light Company (BP&L). In combination with a 132 MW power plant operating on seven Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines supplied to BP&L in 2019.

The integrated Wartsila solution will provide the Bahamas with an optimized energy system that meets the island nation's spinning reserve requirements while significantly improving generation efficiency and system reliability. The combination of flexible power generation and energy storage utilising Wartsila's GEMS Digital Energy Platform will support Bahamas' plans to increase its share of renewable sources, notably solar, by 30 pct by 2030.

The order includes the EPC supply and installation of 27 units of Wartsila GridSolv Quantum energy modular storage system which is anticipated to be fully operational by mid-2022. (Source: Wartsila Corporation, Website PR, 1 Nov., 2021) Contact: Bahamas Power and Light Company, Whitney Heastie, 242-302-1000,; Wartsila, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  

Wartsila Joins Maritime Carbon Capture Consortium (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-09-10
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will take a central role in developing maritime carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies as one of the leading partners in the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium.

Wartsila Exhaust Treatment is the market leading modular marine exhaust gas cleaning system manufacturer, with a range of lifecycle scrubbing solutions. The treatment offers integrated compliant solutions for all types of ships, and in open loop, closed loop or hybrid configurations.

To support CCS technology development, Wartsila Exhaust Treatment will expand its engineering facility in Moss, Norway to develop, test and verify the CCS solutions. This will bring the technology to a maturity level where it can be piloted in full scale on a vessel.

The LINCCS project is focused on reducing costs for new carbon storage facilities by 70 pct and advancing the development of carbon capture technologies in a range of sectors. This week, it was announced that the LINCCS consortium would receive 111m Norwegian kroner in funding over the next three years from the Norwegian government's Green Platform Initiative.

Wartsila will lead this workstream with support from the Sustainable Energy Catapult Center and SINTEF Energy to contribute to wider, cross-industry CCS developments from project partners including Aker Solutions, Cognite, Aize, AGR, OpenGoSim, Wintershall Dea, Var Energi, Lundin, Equinor and TotalEnergies. (Source: Wartsila, PR, Maritime Exec, 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: Wartsila, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Maritime Emissions,  Wartsila,  LINCCS,  

Wartsila Supplies Battery Energy Storage in Taiwan (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-08-11
Wartsila reports it will supply a 5.2 MW/5.2 MWh battery energy storage system to the Beimen Energy Storage project to be constructed by Shangfa Construction for North-Star International .in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, The project is expected to be operational by the end of Q1, next year.

Wartsilas system will enable North-Star International to provide frequency regulation and spinning reserve services and will enable the integration of greater levels of renewables, Taiwan aims to have 20% solar and wind power by 2025, which will be augmented with an additional 15GW of offshore wind power by 2035. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 10 Aug., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  Renewable Energy news,  

Wartsila Supplying 100MW of Energy Storage for UK Projects (Int'l.)
Wartsila, Pivot Power
Date: 2021-07-19
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply 100MW / 200MWh of energy storage systems to Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, for its next two projects in the West Midlands, England, to support the roll-out of Pivot Power's innovative Energy Superhub model. Wartsila will install batteries at two sites in the city of Coventry and the borough of Sandwell, on the outskirts of Birmingham.. Construction is due to commence at Sandwell in Q4 2021 and at Coventry in Q1 2022.

Wartsila is also delivering 50 MW of energy storage for Pivot Power's Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) and 50MW in Kemsley, Kent. The ESO project will include the world's largest lithium-ion and vanadium-flow hybrid grid-scale energy storage system, in partnership with Invinity Energy Systems. The hybrid battery is supporting the development of a high-powered EV charging network delivering power to key locations across the city, and will share a connection to the high-voltage electricity transmission network.(Source: Wartsila. Website PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827,,; Pivot Power,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery energy Storage,  Wartsila,  Pivot Power,  Energy Storage,  

Wartsila Thermal Balancing for OPPD to Increase Renewables (Ind. Report)
Wartsila,Omaha Public Power District
Date: 2021-07-07
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply equipment for a 156 MW multi-fuel engine power plant to the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) utility as part of the utility's "Power with Purpose" project aimed at adding 400 to 600 MW of utility-scale solar generation along with additional dispatchable balancing power. The equipment will be delivered to OPPD's new Standing Bear Lake Station plant located in Douglas County, Nebraska, in the second half of 2022 for expected startup in May, 2023.

OPPD aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 6 July, 2021) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827,,; Omaha Public Power District,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Omaha Public Power Distric,  Solar,  Renewable Energyt ,  

Baltic Seas Sustainable Fuels Bunkering Hub Planned (Alt Fuel)
Bornholm Bunker Hub
Date: 2021-06-14
The newly formed Bornholm Bunker Hub consortium is reporting the launch of a feasibility study to determine the financial potential for supplying sustainable fuels produced from wind energy on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.

The project, involving major energy group Orsted and Danish marine fuels firm Bunker Holdings Ltd. will investigate how local power-to-X green energy can support the supply of sustainable fuels for the more than 60,000 ships per year that pass the island. Consortium partners include Danish ferry operator Molslinjen, Finnish engine maker Wartsila, French classification society Bureau Veritas, Bornholm's Port of Roenne, Danish engineering group Ramboll and hydrogen catalysis firm Haldor Topsoe.

Bornholm Island's central location in the Baltic region gives it added potential to exploit green electricity from offshore wind from Sweden, Poland and Germany as well as Danish waters. (Source: Bunker Holdings Ltd, Website PR, Trade Winds, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Bunker Holdings Ltd, +45 88 38 28 28, bh@bunker-holding,com,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Sustainable Fuel,  

Wartsila Commissions Philippines Energy Storage Projects (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-06-02
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it has inked multiple energy storage contracts with Philippines-based SMC Global Power Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary, Universal Power Solutions Inc., in the Philippines during 2019-2020.

The first two projects, Integrated Renewable Power Hub-Toledo and BCCPP, Limay, Bataan, have achieved final commissioning in May. The projects have a capacity of 20 MW / 20 MWh and 40 MW / 40MWh respectively, and are part of the earlier announced energy storage orders.

These are the first energy storage systems supplied by Wartsila to the Philippines. The projects are delivered on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, and include Wartsila's propriety software and hardware solutions. The systems comprise the company's GridSolv Max system, a standardised energy storage solution that provides flexible and modular storage for the core hardware assets of the systems, including the batteries, a safety and fire system, and inverters, alongside the advanced GEMS Digital Energy Platform.

According to the company website, "Wartsila is enabling the transition towards a 100 pct renewable energy future by designing and building flexible systems that integrate renewable energy sources, thermal assets and energy storage."

In 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed to meeting 23 pct of its primary energy needs from renewable by 2025. The region aims to leverage its abundant wind and solar resources and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, especially as grid systems are developing and economies growing. (Source: Wartsila, PR, 28 May., 2021) Contact: Wartsilia Energy, Bent Iversen, Senior Bus. Dev., +358 10 709 0000, Fax +358 10 709 5700,; SMC Global Power Holdings,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  

Wartsila Supplying Norwegian bioLNG Production Plant (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-05-28
Finnish technology group Wartsila Energy reports it will supply equipment to Norway-based Biokraft, a subsidiary of the Scandinavian Biogas Group and a major player in the global biogas market, for a biogas liquefaction plant in Norway. The equipment is expected to be delivered in May. 2022.

The 25 million tpd capacity plant will extend an existing bioLNG production plant at Skogn in Norway, also supplied by Wartsila, to a combined total of 50 tpd making it by far the largest facility of its kind in the world.

Wartsila Gas Solutions is a market leader with innovative systems and lifecycle solutions for the gas value chain. Our main focus areas are handling of gas in seaborne transport (storage, fuel, transfer and BOG management), gas to power, liquefaction and biogas solutions. We help our customers on the journey towards a sustainable future through focus on lifecycle, innovation and digitalization, according to the company release. (Source: Wartsila, PR, Website, 26 May, 2021) Contact: Wartsila, Maria Ortiz, Sales Manager, Gas Solutions, Biogas Solutions +47 90985676,,; Scandinavian Biogas Group, Biokraft,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  bioLNG,  Biogas,  

Wartsila Launches Liquid CO2 Cargo Containment System (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-04-28
Wartsila Gas Solutions reports its recently developed 7,500 cbm maritime cargo tank design suitable for LCO2 applications has been awarded awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) by the classification society DNV.

Wartsila carried out an intensive engineering analysis to formulate an optimum design for the vessel containment systems and cargo handling systems, bearing in mind the specific nature of LCO2.

Wartsila Gas Solutions is a market leader with innovative systems and lifecycle solutions for the gas value chain. Our main focus areas are handling of gas in seaborne transport (storage, fuel, transfer and BOG management), gas to power, liquefaction and biogas solutions, according to the company website. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 25 Apr., 2021) Contact: Wartsila Marine Systems, Elin Saure Hasund , 47 81548500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  CO2,  Liquid CO2,  

Wartsila Wins Philippines Floating Energy Storage Contract (Int'l)
Wartsila,Aboitiz Power Corporation
Date: 2021-03-10
Finnish technology group Wartsila Energy reports landing an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to supply a barge-mounted energy storage system to Aboitiz Power Corporation subsidiary Therma Marine for deployment next to its existing 100-MW thermal power barge in the municipality of Maco, offshore the Philippines.

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,; Wartsilia Energy, Bent Iversen, Senior Bus. Dev., +358 10 709 0000, Fax +358 10 709 5700,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  Floating Energy Storage,  

Wartsila Supplying Energy Storage for Mexican Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-02-10
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Corporation reports it has contracted to install a 10MW battery energy storage system at the Eolica Coromuel Wind Farm near the city of La Paz, Mexico. The 50MW wind energy project is under construction by San Diego-based by Eurus Energy America Corp. -- part of the Tokyo-headquartered Eurus Energy Group -- which operates wind and solar farms globally.

Wartsilia will provide a grid-connected battery storage system and long-term servicing to the system including remote monitoring, performance guarantees and replacing and repairing components as needed. Wartsilia will use the Finland-headquartered energy storage system integrator's recently launched GridSolv Max containerised lithium-ion battery storage and run on the company's GEMS energy management software platform.

Mexico is aiming to reach 30 pct renewables by 2021 and 35 by 2024. (Source: Wartsilia, PR, Energy Storage, 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301,; Eurus Energy America, Eurus Energy America, Nick Henriksen, VP, 858-638-7115, 858-638-7125 -- fax;,; Wartsila,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Eurus Energy,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  

Wartsila Supplying Energy Storage System in Scotland (Int'l.)
Wartsilia,Scottish and Southern Electric
Date: 2021-01-27
Wartsila Energy reports it is supplying its GridSolv Max advanced energy storage system to Scottish and Southern Electricity plc (SSE) Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) Lerwick Power Station in the Shetland Islands.

The 8 MW/6 MWh system will facilitate the integration of wind turbine-generated electricity into the grid, providing further stability to the entire energy system. The project is being delivered under a full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract that provides modular storage for the core hardware assets of the system, including a 10-year service agreement, which includes maintenance for the software and hardware system components, as well as remote support and management.

Wartsilia's GridSolv Max is a standardised solution that provides flexible and modular storage for the core hardware assets within our energy storage systems. The innovative architecture simplifies installation and integration across any energy storage application or deployment size, according to the Wartsilia website. (Source: Wartsilia Energy, Website, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Wartsilia Energy, Bent Iversen, Senior Bus. Dev., +358 10 709 0000, Fax +358 10 709 5700,; Scottish and Southern Electric,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsilia Energy Storage,  Scottish and Southern Electric,  

Wartsila, Fluence Supplying Battery Storage to AGL (Int'l. Report)
Wartsila, Fluence,AGL
Date: 2021-01-15
In the Land Down Under, Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila and Washington, DC-based Fluence Energy are reporting receipt of contracts from Australia's largest private renewable energy investor AGL to supply up to 1000MW of grid-scale battery storage between them.

As previously reported, AGL, has committed to build 850MW of grid-scale battery storage by FY2024. In 2020, AGL announced plans to build batteries at Loy Yang A power station in Victoria (200MW), Liddell power station (150MW) and Broken Hill (50MW) in New South Wales and Torrens Island (250MW) in South Australia. (Source: Wartsila, Fluence, renews, Jan., 2021)Contact: AGL, Garry West, +61 3 8623 831,,; Fluence Energy, Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404,; Wartsila,

More Low-Carbon Energy News AGL,  Energy Storage,  Wartsila,  Fluence,  

Wartsila Supplying Biogas Plant Upgrades to Nature Energy (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-01-06
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply two large-scale biogas/biomethane upgrading plants to Nature Energy in Denmark.

The two plants will be installed in the towns of Kvaers and Kong, with each plant upgrading more than 40 million Nm3 of biogas annually to deliver roughly 470 GWh of green gas energy. Biomethane currently accounts for approximately 20 pct of Denmark's gas consumption. The plants are expected to begin injecting biomethane into the Danish gas grid in 2022. (Source: Wartsila, PR, Website, Jan., 2020) Contact: wartsila, Arne Jakobsen, GM Biogas Solutions, +358 10 709 0000, Fax -- +358 10 709 5700,; Nature Energy, +45 70 22 40 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila ,  Biogas,  Biomethane,  

Goodfuels Bunkers EPS' Marine Biofuels Trial (Int'l. Report)
Eastern Pacific Shipping
Date: 2020-10-16
Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) reports Amsterdam-based sustainable marine biofuels specialist GoodFuels supplied biofuel bunkers for its MR tanker M/T Pacific Beryl biofuels trials of various alternative marine fuels to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. GoodFuels supplied a residual-fuel equivalent biofuel oil (BFO) for the performance test.

GoodFuels is a leading supplier of bio-based bunker fuel for the shipping sector, notably a wood-derived HFO substitute it calls "bio-fuel oil" which, as previously reported, has been used by Boskalis, Norden, CMA CGM, Wartsila and Ikea. (Source: Eastern Pacific Shipping, Website PR, 15 Oct., 2020) Contact: GoodFuels, Bart Hellings, CEO, EPS , Cyril Ducau, CEO, +31 88 021 5100,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuels,  Marine Biofuel,  

Wartsila to Supply German LNG/bio-LNG Plant (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-10-09
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Group reports it has contracted to supply and construct a 100,000 tpy plant for the production of carbon-neutral bio-LNG transport fuels in Cologne, Germany.

The plant, which is slated to be fully operational by autumn 2022, will incorporate a gas treatment system based on Wartsila's Puregas CA technology, a liquefaction unit using Wartsila's Semi-Dual Brayton technology, storage tanks, truck filling stations and necessary safety flare and auxiliary equipment.

The project will use liquid manure, food waste and similar waste material as feedstock that will be processed using anaerobic digestion to produce biogas to be upgraded to biomethane and injected into the natural gas grid. (Source: Wartsila, PR, Bioenergy Insights, 8 Oct., 2020)Contact: Wartsila, +358 10 709 0000, Fax -- +358 10 709 5700,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  LNG,  bioLNG,  Biofuel,  Alternative Fuel,  

Wartsila Aims to Cut Maritime CO2, SOX, NOX Emissions (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-09-30
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Group reports its EU-funded three-year collaborative SeaTech project could produce significant reductions in maritime shipping industry fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and deliver a 400 pct return on investment.

The SeaTech project aims is to research, develop, and integrate technologies that will deliver a 30 pct reduction in fuel consumption, a 46 pct reduction in CO2 emissions, a 94 pct reduction in particulate matter emissions, and a 99 pct reduction in Sox and NOx emissions, according to the release.

The project aims to harness fuel-efficient propulsion methods through Wartsila's existing symbiotic ship engine and propulsion technologies -- a bio-mimetic dynamic wing mounted at the bow of the vessel to allow for wave energy augmented propulsion when the vessel navigates moderate and heavy sea conditions. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, Marine Bunker, Sept., 2020) Contact: Wartsila, +358 10 709 0000, Fax -- +358 10 709 5700,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  CO2,  SOX,  NOX,  Marine Emissions,  

Wartsila Delivering 70MW Calif. Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-05-01
Wartsila reports it is finalizing a 70MW energy storage and energy management system project in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) energy market. The system will be paired with Wartsila's GEMS software platform to maximize system efficiencies and add renewable power to the grid as needed. The project is expected to be complete by mid-2020.

This project is Wartsila's largest energy storage deployment tied to a renewable resource in the western U.S. To date the company has deployed more than 70 energy storage systems worldwide. (Source: Wartsila, PR, April, 2020) Contact: Wartsila, Risto Paldanius, Energy Storage Bus. Dev.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  

Minship Bulk Carrier Trialing Marine Biofuel (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-04-22
Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine reports its bulk carrier ship Trudy recently completed a trial bunkering in Rotterdam GoodFuels' sustainable Bio-fuel Oil MR1-100 -- a second generation sustainable biofuel produced from certified feedstock labelled as waste or residue.

For the 8-10 day trial, the GoodFuels biofuel will be the only fuel burnt in the main engine of Trudy. During the trial, 90 pct of the CO2 emissions produced will not be counted under existing regulations for measuring GHG emissions. The trial is part of Minshipseffort to address shipping emissions and climate change concerns.

GoodFuels is a leading supplier of bio-based bunker fuel for the shipping sector, notably a wood-derived HFO substitute it calls "bio-fuel oil" which, as previously reported, has been used by Boskalis, Norden, CMA CGM, Wartsila and Ikea. (Source: Minship, ShipinSight, 20 April, 2020) Contact: Minship GmbH, Markus Hiltl, +49 9622 84800,; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 88 021 5100,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuel,  Marine Biofuel,  

VTT Coordinating Bioflex-Eranet Biomass-Fuel Project (Int'l Report)
Date: 2020-04-08
The Research Institutes of Sweden's Finland Bioflex-Eranet Project and VTT Technical Research Center report they are investigating are the suitability of biomass and waste plastic-based fuel oils for marine engines.

The BioFlex project, which is being coordinated by VTT, has a budget of €1.6 million and is co-financed by Business Finland and VTT. Participating companys include Auramarine, Fortum, Neste, Pohjanmaan Hyotyjatekuljetus, Polartek, St1, Valmet and Wartsila. (Source: VTT, PortNews, 7 April, 2020) Contact: Finland Bioflex Project, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Susanne Paulrud, Project Coordinator, +46 10 516 50 00,,; VTT Technical Research Centre, Nils-Olof Nylund, +358 400 703 715,,; Neste, +358 10 458 4128,; Valmet, +358 4 0 505 2001,; Wartsila Energy, +33 6 7889 2182,

More Low-Carbon Energy News VTT,  Neste,  Valmet,  Wartsila,  

100MW Wartsila Energy Storage Units Slated for UK (Int'l Report)
Pivot Power,Wartsila
Date: 2020-03-02
Finnish technology group Wartsila Energy is reporting receipt of an order from UK-based energy storage specialist Pivot Power, an EDF Renewables company, for delivery of 100 MW of lithium-ion battery energy storage, including 10-year service and support agreements, for two, 50 MW projects in the UK. The projects are both expected to be completed and online before the year end.

The two 50 MW lithium-ion battery projects will be the first projects completed as part of Pivot Power's programme to develop, own and operate up to 2GW of grid-scale energy storage and high volume power connections which are directly connected to the UK high-voltage transmission system.

The systems are based on Wartsila's advanced energy management software platform GEMS, which leverages AI and machine learning to enable the intelligent management of large-scale energy storage systems. (Source: Wartsila, PR, utilities, 29 Feb.,2020) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Christophe Demay Senior Business Development Manager, +33 6 7889 2182,, Andrew Tang, VP, Energy Storage and Optimization,; Pivot Power, Matt Allen, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion,  Battery,  Pivot Power,  EDF Renewables,  Energy Storage,  Wartsila,  

Marine Biofuel Specialist GoodFuels Acquired by FinCo (Int'l, M&A)
GoodFuels,FinCo Fuel
Date: 2020-01-08
In the Netherlands, Amsterdam-based sustainable marine biofuels specialist GoodFuels and Dordrecht-based diversified petroleum distribution firm based FinCo Fuel are reporting FinCo acquisition of GoodFuels.

GoodFuels is a leading supplier of bio-based bunker fuel for the shipping sector, notably a wood-derived HFO substitute it calls "bio-fuel oil" which, as previously reported, has been used by Boskalis, Norden, CMA CGM, Wartsila and Ikea. (Source: GoodFuels, FinCo, Maritime Exec., 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 88 021 5100,,; FinCo Fuel Nederland, Pieter Peeters, CEO, +31 88 021 5100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bunker Fuel,  FinCo Fuel,  GoodFuels,  

Wartsila Providing Mine Hybrid Energy Storage Solution (Int'l.)
Date: 2019-12-04
Finnish technology group Wartsila Corp. reports it has contracted Canadian gold mining firm B2Gold to design and engineer a 17MW/15MWh energy storage system based on its GEMS energy management solution for B2Gold's Fekola Mine in southwest Mali. The installation will improve the mine's operations, reduce fuel consumption, and lessen the carbon emissions.

Wartsila's advanced GEMS technology will not only control the new energy storage system, but will also control a new 30MW solar plant currently under construction and continuously optimize energy production for the entire mine.

The hybrid system is created through a combination of renewables and an energy storage control system to form an environmentally sound and cost-efficient power source. (Source: Wartsila, PR, Green Car Congress, Dec., 2019) Contact: Wartsila Energy Business, Christophe Demay Senior Business Development Manager, +33 6 7889 2182,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  

Green Maritime Methanol Consortium Project Underway (Int'l)
Green Maritime Methanol
Date: 2019-05-29
The Green Maritime Methanol Consortium reports the selection of nine ships of various operational profiles, sizes and tonnages for research on the implementation of renewable methanol as a marine fuel. The results of this research will be compared with low sulphur marine diesel.

The project is supported by TKI Maritiem and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and runs until December 2020. The consortium participants will share and exchange knowledge gained to further develop methanol as a transport fuel for the maritime sector.

The consortium includes Bio MCN, Royal Boskalis, Bureau Veritas, C-Job Naval Architects, Damen Shipyards, Defence Material Organization, Feadship, Helm Proman, Royal IHC, Royal Netherlands Naval Institute (KIM/FMW), Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners (KVNR), Lloyds Register, MARIN, Maritime Knowledge Centre (MKC), Marine Service Noord (MSN), Methanol Institute, Port of Amsterdam, Port of Rotterdam, Pon Power, TNO, TU Delft, Van Oord, Netherlands Association of Importers of Combustion Engines (VIV), Wagenborg Shipping and Wartsila.

(Source: Green Maritime Methanol Consortium, Hellenic Shipping News, Various Other Media, 28 May, 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,  Marine Fuel,  

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