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Wartsila Delivering 70MW Calif. Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
Wartsila
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., www.wartsila.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Energy Storage,  


Minship Bulk Carrier Trialing Marine Biofuel (Int'l. Report)
Minship,GoodFuels
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, www.minship.com; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 88 021 5100, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GoodFuel,  Marine Biofuel,  


VTT Coordinating Bioflex-Eranet Biomass-Fuel Project (Int'l Report)
VTT,Neste,Valmet,Wartsila
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, www.bioflex-eranet.eu/about-the-project, www.ri.se; VTT Technical Research Centre, Nils-Olof Nylund, +358 400 703 715, nils.olof.nylund@vtt.fi, www.vttresearch.com; Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Valmet, +358 4 0 505 2001, www.valmet.com; Wartsila Energy, +33 6 7889 2182, www.wartsila.com

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, christophe.demay@wartsila.com, Andrew Tang, VP, Energy Storage and Optimization, www.wartsila.com; Pivot Power, Matt Allen, CEO, www.pivotpower.co.uk

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, info@goodfuels.com, www.goodfuels.com; FinCo Fuel Nederland, Pieter Peeters, CEO, +31 88 021 5100, www.fincofuel.com

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


Wartsila Providing Mine Hybrid Energy Storage Solution (Int'l.)
Wartsila
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, christophe.demay@wartsila.com, www.wartsila.com

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,  


Wartsila Seed Funding Finnish Renewable Fuels Startup (Int'l)
Wartsila,Soletair Power Oy.
Date: 2019-04-15
Finnish technology group Wartsila Corp reports it has agreed to provide €500,000 ($565,450) in seed funding to Finnish renewable fuel start-up Soletair Power Oy which has developed a concept that involves capturing CO2 from the air and converting it to synthetic renewable fuel.

In a press release, Wartsila noted it sees great value in Soletair Power's concept and intends to provide global support in the development and commercialization of the technology. (Source: Wartsila, Renewables, 15 April, 2019) Contact: Soletair Power Oy, +358 44 7688696, www.soletair.fi; Wartsila,+358 10 709 0000, www.wartsila.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Renewable Fuels,  


Methanol Investigated as Marine Alt. Fuel (Int'l Report)
Methanol
Date: 2019-03-18
In the Netherlands, a consortium of Dutch maritime companies supported by the Maritime Knowledge Centre have joined forces to form the Green Maritime Methanol project to investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable maritime transport fuel.

The Green Maritime Methanol project is supported by TKI Maritime and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and will be completed within two years.

Shipowners Boskalis, the Royal Netherlands Navy, Van Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will take part in the consortium, together with a number of Dutch shipbuilders, including superyacht builders Damen Shipyards and Feadship, as well as engine manufacturers Wartsila and Pon Power.

Some of the Netherlands' leading research institutes including TNO, TU Delft, NLDA and Marin will invest and provide knowledge-building and research capacity for the project by studying operational profiles, ship configurations, engine configurations, performances, various emissions as well as many other relevant topics. (Source: Superyacht News, Mar., 2019) Contact: Maritime Knowledge Centre, www.maritimeinfo.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,  Marine Fuel,  Maritime Fuel,  


NPPD, Wartsila, LUT Developing Alt. Fuels Business Case (Ind Report)
Nebraska Public Power District,Wartsila Energy Solutions
Date: 2018-11-21
The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) reports the signing of a MOU with Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology and Wartsila for the development of a business case for the use of alternative fuels with Wartsila generating sets.

The aim of the business case is to achieve a technically and commercially viable solution that will allow NPPD to proceed with an industrial scale pilot project to accelerate the development and commercial-scale production of methanol, ammonia, hydrogen, and other low-carbon alternative fuels.

Working together, the parties will evaluate performance and commercial information on the various fuels, provide input for the economic model, and develop an economic evaluation model. By demonstrating the results with Wartsila test engines, it is envisioned that the conversion of hydrogen to methanol using CO2, then burning the methanol as fuel to produce electricity.(Source: Nebraska Public Power, PR, 15 Nov., 2018)Contact: Wartsila Energy Solutions, Mikael Backman, Regional Director, USA & Canada,www.wartsila.com/energy; Nebraska Public Power District, Pat Pope, CEO, Pres., www.nppd.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Nebraska Public Power District,  Alternative Fuel,  


Wartsila Delivers World's Largest Solar Hybrid Power Plant (Int'l)
Wartsila,Total Eren
Date: 2018-03-21
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it has delivered a 15MWp solar PV hybrid power plant -- the world's largest -- in north-eastern Burkina Faso. Wartsila was selected for the project by the Luxemboiurg-based independent global renewable energy power producer Total Eren SA and African Energy Management Platform (AEMP).

By hybridizing an existing 57 MW diesel power plant with the new solar PV plant and related hybrid plant controls, the new solar hybrid plant configuration maximizes the utilization of renewable energy, dramatically cuts fuel consumption and cuts the plant's CO2 emissions by as much as 18,500 tpy. (Source: Wartsila, PR, 20 Mar., 2018) Contact: Wartsila Energy Solutions, Javier Cavada, Pres., www.wartsila.com/energy; Total Eren, +33 (0)1.40.69.05.00, contact@eren-groupe.com, http://eren-groupe.com; African Energy Management Platform, www.aemp.co

More Low-Carbon Energy News Total Eren,  Wartsila Energy Solutions,  Solar,  


Greensmith GEM Technology to Support Azores' Microgrid (Int'l)
Greensmith Energy
Date: 2018-01-12
Energy Business Review is reporting that Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila-owned energy storage integrator Greensmith Energy will supply an energy management system for the Graciosa Hybrid Renewable Power Plant microgrid power facility on the Azores Islands, Portugal.

The Graciosa Hybrid Renewable Power Plant will combine solar and wind generation, together with energy storage using lithium-ion batteries supplied by Leclanche.

GEMS embodies intelligent energy applications that focus on monitoring and operating energy storage power plants and hybrid power plants formed by energy storage, thermal generation, wind and solar.

When fully operational, the system will enable 1 MW of solar and 4.5 MW of wind power to be supplied to the local electricity grid, reducing the islands' reliance on imported fossil fuels and significantly reducing GHG emissions. (Source: Greensmith Energy, Energy Business Review, 8 Jan., 2018)Contact: Wartsila, Risto Paldanius, Dir. Energy Storage, +358 40 584 2767 risto.paldanius@wartsila.com, www.wartsila.com; Greensmith Energy, John Jung, President and CEO, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950, msass@greensmithenergy.com, www.greensmithenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greensmith Energy,  Energy Management,  Energy Storage,  

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