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Veolia Leading Dubai Sewage Plant Biogas Project (Int'l Report)
Date: 2019-10-07
The Municipality of Dubai is reporting a partnership with the French waste-to-energy group Veolia Environment for the conversion of biogas from the Warsan Sewage Treatment Plant into green energy that will be used to power the sewage treatment plant itself.

The project is expected to reduce the annual operating costs of the plant and to cut the plant's CO2 emissions by 31,000 tpy, equivalent to emissions from 7,000 homes in Dubai. The Warsan plant will convert 58,000 cubic meters per day of biogas into electricity when fully operational. (Source: Veolia, Middle East Utilities, 6 Oct. 2019) Contact: Veolia Environnement,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Veolia,  Biogas,  

Univ. of BC Expanding Woody Biomass Power Plant (Ind. Report)
University of British Columbia
Date: 2019-08-21
The University of British Columbia (UBC) reports it will invest $20.4 million to expand its 2012 vintage wood waste-to-energy power plant. The expansion will include installation of a new boiler and increasing the plant's capacity to generate 70 pct of the hot water needed in the university's district energy system and cutting its CO2 emissions by 14,500 tpy. The project, with $7.6 million in Canadian government support, is slated to be completed in 2020.

UBC constructed its initial biomass-fueled research and demonstration facility in 2012 in partnership with Vancouver-based bioenergy firm Nexterra Systems and General Electric. (Source: Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver Sun Aug., 2019) Contact: UBC, David Woodson, Dir. Energy Services, (604) 822-2211,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass Power,  Woody Biomass,  

Finland Ukraine Trust Fund Supports Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation Projects (Int'l. Report)
Finland Ukraine Trust Fund
Date: 2019-05-17
The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) established in 1990 through an intergovernmental treaty between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, is touting the Finland Ukraine Trust Fund.

The Fund facilitates investments related to green growth and climate change mitigation and adaptation globally, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe, Baltic Sea, Arctic and Barents regions. The Fund provides project grant financing in the following areas: renewable energy and waste-to-energy; power and heat generation; district heating networks; energy efficiency in buildings and industry and other related area.

To qualify for grant funding, projects must: be innovative; build on well-known and proven technology; be cost efficient; increase energy efficiency on system, sub-system or component levels; be environmentally sustainable; be financially sustainable after grant support; be examples of best practices and best available technologies (BAT); and be replicable.

Grant funding can be provided to both public and private demonstration projects and is available for disbursement until the end of 2021.

The Fund is financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and managed by NEFCO. The local coordinator is the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)There are blending opportunities of the grant with NEFCO's other financing tools. Project owner's contribution is required, however technical assistance, such as e.g. consulting and software, can be supported with a grant up to 100 pct cent of the cost. (Source: Finland Ukraine Trust Fund, May, 2019) Contact: Finland Ukraine Trust Fund Coordination and Management Consultant: Project Director, Jarkko Olkinuora (Finland), +358 40 0805056,; Andrew Levkonyuk (Ukraine), +380 97 6405390,; NEFCO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Mitigation,  

Minnesota Twins Ballpark LEED Gold Re-certified (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-04-24
Thanks to continued upgrades to Target Field, the Minnesota Twins have achieved US Green Building Council LEED Gold re-certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. In 2010 Target Field earned LEED Silver for New Construction. Target Field is also the nation’s first sports venue to earn three levels of LEED certification through Arc, the state-of-the art digital platform that uses real-time data to help benchmark, measure and improve sustainability performance.

The ballpark's environmental stewardship efforts include: a custom-designed Rain Water Recycle System; aggressive recycling and waste-to-energy programs that have kept more than 10,870 tons of waste out of local landfills since 2011; a shared initiative with Delaware North Sportservice to partner with Rock and Wrap It UP!, Inc. to donate more than 10 tons of food to local charities each season; LED light fixtures for field and canopy lighting; and the introduction of compostible beverage cups, plates, trays, utensils and straws. The ballparks has also installed the largest "living wall" in the continental U.S. (Source: BallPark Digest, April, 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC,  LEED Certification,  Energy Efficiency,  

Stokholm's Carbon Emissions on the Rise (Int'l Report)

Date: 2019-04-17
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is reporting the Swedish capital city of Stockholm's CO2 emission jumped 9 pct in 2018, making the city's pledge to be fossil fuel-free by 2040 harder to realize than originally anticipated.

Sweden has an international reputation for energy reform and as a global leader in waste-to-energy solutions. For this reason, fossil fuel use has been in steady decline since the 1980s although the city's electric and district heating plants still use some coal and oil, especially in extreme weather conditions. More than half of Sweden's energy is sourced from renewable energy, according to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Famagusta Gazette, April, 2019) Contact: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Fredrik Hannerz,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  

PEI Landfill Gas Project Wins Low-Carbon Energy Funding (Funding)
Enwave Energy Corporation
Date: 2019-03-25
Toronto-headquartered Enwave Energy Corporation reports it is inline to receive as much as $3.5 million in funding through the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Energy Fund to upgrade and expand an existing waste-to-energy system that will divert an additional 23,000 tonnes of organic waste from the Charlottetown District Energy System regional landfill in Prince Edward Island. The project will reduce landfill methane emissions, increase annual energy production, and reduce PEI's fuel oil consumption.

According to Clean Energy Canada, the energy-efficiency measures in Canada's climate plan will help improve Canada's economy and environment between now and 2030 by creating 118,000 new jobs, boosting the nation's GDP by $356 billion, and save Canadian households an average of $114 a year.

The Low Carbon Economy Fund Challenge provides over $500 million in funding to support projects that will leverage ingenuity across the country to reduce emissions and generate clean growth. (Source: Gov. of Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Enwave Energy, PRN, 24 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enwave Energy Corporation, (416)392-6838,; Canada Low Carbon Energy Fund,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Landfill Gas,  Enwave Energy Corporation,  

BHSL Announced €1.5Mn French Biogas Tech. Deal (Int'l Report)
Date: 2019-03-15
Limerick, Ireland-headquartered agri-rech, waste-to-energy business BHSL reports it has agreed to €1.5 million French deal to sell its fluidized bed combustion (FBC) technology to Liger Bioconcept foir installation at a fertiliser plant in Brittany. The plant will burn by-products sourced from a large anaerobic digestor located nearby, that processes a mixture of food waste, animal manure and waste water sludge into biogas.

According to BHSL, there are currently 500 anaerobic digester facilities in France and 8,000 in Germany, two of BHSL-Hydro's target markets. The company plans to construct 300 new anaerobic digestor plants in Ireland. (Source: BHSL, RTE, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: BHSL, Denis Brosnan, +353 (0) 69 85926, +353 (0) 69 85927 - fax.,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Biowaste-to-Energy,  anaerobic digestor,  

Geminor Snares Norwegian Biofuel Business Bon Biobrensel (M&A)
Date: 2019-03-08
Staffordshire, U.K.-based waste fuels specialist Geminor is reporting the acquisition of Norwegian biofuel producer Bon Biobrensel AS. According to the firm, the move doubles its capacity in the production of wood chips for fuel in waste-to-energy facilities in the region.

Bon Biobrensel produces 75,000 tpy of wood chips and had a turnover of €1.5 million in 2018. Geminor is currently England's biggest exporter and Norway's biggest importer of waste wood derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF), according to the release. (Source: Geminor, PR,, Mar., 2019) Contact: Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO, +44 0 1782 950 471,,; Bon Biobrensel AS, +47 63 99 51 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste Wood,  Woody Biomass,  ,  Biofuel,  

Cox Phoenix Facility Wins Green Business Certification (Ind. Report)
Green Business Certification,USGBC
Date: 2018-12-17
Atlanta-headquartered Cox Communications reports that its area fulfillment center (AFC) in Phoenix has scored Gold level under the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification system for waste reduction efforts.

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource and energy efficient. The program aims to change the way materials flow through society so that all products are reused and diverted from landfill, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment. TRUE provides best practices and training that helps businesses, property managers, schools, government agencies and nonprofits rethink how resources are used.

Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program focused on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries -- Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group -- and encourages eco-friendly practices. The company's sustainability goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044.

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED green building rating systems, as well as the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), TRUE Zero Waste Certification, Parksmart, the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. (Source: Cox Enterprises, PR, 17 Dec., 2018) Contact: Cox Enterprises, Cox Conserves, Meredith Lindvall, Recycling Waste Diversion Program Manager,; GBCI,; : USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Conservation,  Cox Enterprises,  Green Business Certification ,  USGBC,  

MPIC, Dole Tout Philippines Biomass Waste-to-Energy Project (Int'l)
Biogas,Metro Pacific Investments Corp
Date: 2018-11-23
In the Philippines, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) reports it wholly-owned subsidiary Metpower Venture Partners Holdings, Inc. (MVPHI) has inked a partnership agreement with fruit products company Dole Philippines, Inc. (DPI) for a P1-billion ($19,060,000 US) biomass waste-to-energy project -- company's first foray into the bio-energy sector. Surallah Biogas Ventures Corp. (SBVC) has been contracted to design, construct, and operate the biogas facility for DPI.

The facility will convert organic fruit waste from Dole Philippines' Surallah and Polomolok factories in South Cotabato.When fully operational, the project is expected to generate roughly 50,000 MWh of clean energy annually, which DPI will use for power generation. (Source: MPIC, Business World, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Metro Pacific Investments Corp.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy,  Waste-to-Energy,  Biofuel,  Biogas,  

MPIC Closing on Philippines Biomass Waste-to-Energy Project (Int'l)
Metro Pacific Investments C
Date: 2018-11-12
In the Philippines, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) reports it expects to close on a P15 billion, multi-MW agricultural and municipal waste biomass-to-power project by the end of the month.

MPIC, in a consortium with Covanta Energy LLC and Macquarie Group Ltd., has partnered with the government of Quezon City for the project which will process up to 3,000 metric tpd of Quezon City municipal waste to around 42 MW of power for some 60,000 to 90,000 homes.

MPIC is also conducting studies for a similar waste-to-energy project in Pampanga, along with Chinese partner China Everbright Group. MPIC is one of three Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd. (Source: METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp., PR, Business World, 12 Nov., 2018) Contact: METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp.,

UK Hooton Bio Power Waste-to-Energy Plant Project Announced (Int'l)
Date: 2018-11-05
In the UK, Stoke-on-Trent headquartered energy-from-waste specialist CoGen Ltd. is reporting development of of an un-subsidized energy-generating waste incineration plant in Wirral.

The Hooton Bio Power fluidized bed technology equipped facility will burn 240,000 tpy of waste and generate more than 200 GWh of electricity -- sufficient for about 50,000 homes. The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2021. (Source: CoGen Ltd., Construction Index, Nov., 2018) Contact: CoGen Ltd., Ian Brooking, CEO, +44 (0) 1782 384 898,

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

Acciona Constructing Aussie Thermal Waste-to-Energy Plant (Int'l)
Acciona,Veolia,Macquarie Capital
Date: 2018-10-26
Madrid-headquartered renewable energy giant Acciona reports it will construct a$700 million thermal waste-to-energy plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area south of Perth, Australia. The plant will process up to 400,000 tpy of waste to generate an estimated 36 MW of electricity -- sufficient power for around 50,000 households.

Under the terms ot Acciona's EPC contract with the project developer -- a Macquarie Capital and Phoenix Energy JV -- Acciona's consortium will design, build, operate and maintain the facility. Veolia will operate and maintain the project. (Source: Acciona Website, 18 Oct., 2018) Contact: Acciona, +34 91 663 28 50 / Fax: +34 91 663 28 51,; Macquarie Group,; Veolia,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Macquarie Capital,  Veolia,  Acciona,  Waste-to-Energy,  

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Raises Additional $198Mn (Funding)
Bioenergy Infrastructure Group
Date: 2018-10-12
In the UK, Reading, Berkshire-based independent power producer specializing in the biomass and waste-to-energy specialist Bioenergy Infrastructure Group reports it has closed a new equity raise from existing shareholders to fund the next stage in its growth and development.

Infracapital, Helios Energy Investments and Aurium Capital Markets have invested an additional £150 million ($198 million) to bring the aggregate funding to over £600 million ($792 million) since 2015. The biomass and waste-to-energy sector supplies around 20 pct of the UK's renewable energy. (Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Oct, 2018) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, +44 o 118 929 8350,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy Infrastructure Group,  Bioenergy,  Biomass,  Waste-to-Energy,  

N.H. Legislators Want Biomass Power Included Under RFS (Ind Report)
New Hampshire
Date: 2018-10-10
New Hampshire federal legislators Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D), Maggie Hassan (D) and Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (D) and Annie Kuster (D) have asked Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to resolve outstanding issues impeding the agency's ability to process biomass and waste-to-energy fuel pathways submitted under the RFS program. Expanding the RFS program to include power from biomass sources will incentivize renewable biomass power generation while simultaneously reducing pollution and GHG emissions, according to the letter.

The letter, dated October 3, notes that EPA issued its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule in 2016 in an effort to gather additional information about the potential configurations of this new renewable electricity pathway but to date has failed to finalize the REGS rule or issue an approved renewable fuel pathway for biomass, waste-to-energy and other fuel sources.

The letter calls for Wheeler to immediately address all outstanding RIN registration requests and finalize a regulatory structure for biomass and waste-to-energy fuel pathways under the RFS program.

New Hampshire is currently home to There are currently seven biomass power facilities in New Hampshire that are on the verge of closing due to challenging power markets, the letter notes. (Source: Office of Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), 3 Oct., 2018) Contact: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Woody Biomass,  New Hampshire Biomass,  RFS,  

Oman Announces Solar and Wind Projects (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2018-10-08
In Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is reporting plans for a second, utility-scale solar power plant in line with the Sultanate's planned diversification of fuel resources for power generation.

The announced solar PV based Independent Power Project (IPP) will be due for commercial launch in 2022 alongside Oman's first commercial-scale solar -- Ibri II Solar project.

According to OPWP sever-year plan, the third solar IPP and two wind-based IPPs will commence competitive process and procurement process respectively towards the end of 2019. Commercial operation for both to be expected in 2023.

OPWP's renewable energy development plan includes solar, wind and waste-to-energy projects and the acquisition of more than 2600 MW of renewable energy IPPs by 2025. (Source: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, ME Construction News, Oct., 2018) Contact: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, +968 24 508400,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Oman,  Solar,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  

National Grid R.I. RfP Seeks 400-MW Renewables (Ind. Report)
National Grid
Date: 2018-10-01
Rhode Island's largest electric distribution company, National Grid, reports it has issued an RfP seeking proposals to contract up to 400 MW of renewable power and renewable energy certificates (RECs).

According to a notice last week by law firm Pierce Atwood, the Request for Proposals (RfP) is for renewable energy facilities with capacities of between 20 MW and 200 MW. The contracted period will be 10-15 years.

The competitive round is limited to "newly developed renewable energy resources" such as solar, wind, small hydro, eligible biomass, fuel cells, and waste-to-energy projects.

Each eligible candidate has to take part with at least one bid of 20 MW-200 MW and may also submit one or several alternative offers with capacities of between 200 MW and 400 MW. While projects do not have to be located within the state, they must "provide substantial direct economic benefits to Rhode Island, such as job creation or property tax revenues.

National Grid expects to conditionally select bidders for negotiation on May 2, 2019 and submit contracts to the state PUC by August 30, 2019. (Source: National Grid, Renewables, 27 Sept., 2018) Contact: National Grid,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  National Grid,  

Aussie Opera House Credits Energy Efficiency for Carbon Cutting Success (Int'l Report)
Sydney Opera House
Date: 2018-09-24
In the Land Down Under, the iconic Sydney Opera House reports it will be five years ahead of schedule when it meets its target to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral, thanks to increased energy efficiency.

In 2014 The Opera House replaced incandescent bulbs in the Concert Hall with custom LED lights for a 75 pct reduction in the venue's electric power consumption. In 2017 it introduced a new building management control system to monitor energy and water use and manage climate control. It also optimized the building's heating and cooling by replacing chiller units connected to the facility's seawater cooling system, resulting in a 9 pct energy reduction. It also added a new waste-to-energy program to reduce waste and cut energy costs. (Source: Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Times, 22 Sept., 2018) Contact: Sydney Opera House,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Carbon Neutral,  

Biomass Power, Clean Energy Technologies Ink Cross Promotion Agreement (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Technologies,Biomass Power Ltd
Date: 2018-06-11
In the Golden State, Costa Mesa-based Clean Energy Technologies (CET), Inc. reports it has inked a cross promotion agreement with biomass waste-to-energy power specialist Biomass Power Limited (BPL). The two firms have agreed cross refer customers and promote and solicit orders for their their own and each others products.

BPL has incorporated CET Clean Cycle II™ Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) heat recovery generator into its waste to energy power plants. The company estimates that between one to four Clean Cycle II™ ORC heat recovery generators will be used in each family of BPL-TEC Stepped Grate Gasification plants built by BPL.

Clean Energy technology allows municipal, commercial, and industrial generating wasted heat from industrial processes or energy production, to improve fuel energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for heat recovery. (Source: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. Contact: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. Kam Mahdi, CEO, 949-273-4990 x814,, : Biomass Power Ltd., Ben Talbott, CEO, +44 01 785 240 092 ,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Technologies,  Biomass Power Ltd.,  Biomass,  Waste-to-Energy,  

3i Infrastructure Taking Stake in Dutch Waste-to-Energy (M&A)
3i Infrastructure,Attero
Date: 2018-06-08
In the UK, Jersey-headquarteered 3i Infrastructure reports it will invest €201 million in the acquisition of a 50 pct stake in Dutch waste management and energy recovery operator, Attero, from Waterland, a Dutch private equity fund, subject to certain third-party approvals.

Attero owns two energy-from-waste plants, two sorting and pre-treatment facilities, six anaerobic digestion facilities, seven composting facilities and ten landfills.

3i Infrastructure plc invests across mid-market economic infrastructure and greenfield projects in developed markets, with a focus on the UK and Europe, according to the company's website. (Source: 3i Infrastructure, WMW, June, 2018) Contact: 3i Infrastructure,; Attero, +31 (0)88 550 10 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Attero,  Waste-to-Energy,  anaerobic digestion ,  

KEPPEL Pledges 28.8 pct Emissions Cut by 2030 (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-06-04
In Singapore, KEPPEL Corp reports it has set a new long-term target of cutting its carbon emissions intensity by 28.8 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030 in its global operations.

The new goal is atop the company's previous 2014 goal of hitting a 16 pct improvement in carbon emissions from 2020 business-as-usual levels, according to the company's latest sustainability report. It is also in line with Singapore's national target of cutting carbon emissions by 36 pct from 2005 levels by 2030.

KEPPEL's total direct emissions from the use of fuels and waste-to-energy plants fell to 1.07 million tonnes of CO2 from 1.21 million t-CO2 in 2016. The decrease is being credited to a combination of green initiatives such as the replacement of diesel generators at its shipyards with electricity or renewable energy, increased energy efficiency and reduced overall yard activities,

KEPPLE Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialized shipbuilding. It integrates and harnesses the experience and expertise of 20 yards and offices worldwide to be near customers and markets. (Source: KEPPLE, Singapore Bus. Times, 31 May, 2018) Contact: KEPPEL Corp., +65 6270 6666, +65 6413 6391 - fax.,,

Duke Touting NC Hog-Waste RNG Project (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy,OptimaBio
Date: 2018-03-30
A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas (RNG) from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity -- the first application of the technology from in-state farms. The OptimaBio facility gathers methane gas from five local hog farms and converts it to pipeline-quality natural gas that will be injected into the Piedmont Natural Gas system which transports it to Duke Energy's Smith Energy Complex in Richmond County where it is used to produce electricity.

The project will help Duke Energy satisfy state swine waste-to-energy mandates under the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard law in North Carolina. Under this law, Duke Energy must generate 0.20 percent of its retail sales from swine waste by 2023.

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., OptimaBio is a swine waste-to-energy project developer and the leader in RNG development for North Carolina. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, 29 Mar., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, Randy Wheeless, (704) 382-8379,,; OptimaBio, Mark Maloney, (910) 632-0752,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News OptimaBio,  Renewable Natural Gas,  RNG,  Duke Energy,  

MHIEC to Construct ¥29.8Bn Japanese MSW-to-Energy Plant (Int'l)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Date: 2018-03-23
Tokyo-headquartered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. is reporting receipt of an order from Kawasaki City (Kanagawa Prefecture) to construct a municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration plant in Kawasaki's Takatsu District. The existing facility will be rebuilt as a stoker type incinerator(1) with a total waste treatment capacity of 600tpd.

The order is a joint venture project with Taisei Corporation, and is valued at ¥29.8 billion Completion is slated for September, 2023. (Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Asia One, Mar., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Joseph Hood, PR Manager, +81-(0)3-6716-2168,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ,  Waste-to-Energy,  

Greenbelt, Biofuels & Energy Tout SLV Biopro Project (Ind. Report)
Greenbelt Resources
Date: 2018-03-23
Paso Robles, California-headquartered Greenbelt Resources Corporation, an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, in collaboration with Biofuels & Energy, LLC (B&E), is touting the San Luis Valley Bioproducts Project (SLV Biopro). The project will feature Greenbelt's waste-to-energy interconnected system (ECOsystem) designed to produce up to 500,000 gpy of bioethanol from potato processing waste and other suitable feedstocks available in the San Luis Valley area of Colorado.

SLV Biopro aims to be the first independently owned, local-scale bioethanol solution in Colorado. The resulting bioethanol will be sold for both fuel and industrial uses, including by Colorado's cannabis processing industry as a "green" extraction solvent.

Biofuels & Energy, LLC is a project development company dedicated to the utilization of proven emerging technologies capable of transforming industrial, municipal and agricultural waste streams into energy products. (Source: Greenbelt Resources Corp. PR, 22 Mar., 2018) Contact: B&E, SLV Biopro Project, Richard Mason, (575) 224-9064; Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO, (888) 995-4726 x 101,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbelt Resources,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Biofuel,  

Zero Waste, Enerkem Considering Rochester Waste-to-Fuel Project (Ind. Report)
Enerkem,Zero Waste Solutions
Date: 2018-03-21
Concord, Califorina-based Zero Waste Solutions' trash processing facility in Rochester could be among the first in the country to produce a renewable alternative to gasoline. If all goes as planned. Zero Waste will partner with Canadian waste treatment company Enerkem to convert waste into small briquettes called EcoTac, which burn similarly to, but cleaner than, coal. Enerkem currently has facilities that produce cellulosic ethanol in Canada, the Netherlands, and Minnesota.

To pursue the project in Rochester, Enerkem would need an approximate 10 acre site at or near the Zero Waste municipal solid waste facility. Rochester city planning, environmental and other regulatory approvals are needed for the project to proceed. (Source: Zero Waste Solutions, Sippican Week, 20 Mar., 2018) Contact: Zero Waste Solutions, Mike Camara, CEO, (925) 270-3339,,; Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerkem,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Waste-to-Energy,  

Kitsault Touts Waste-to-Energy "Green Solution" (Ind. Report)
Kitsault Energy
Date: 2018-02-21
Canada-based Kitsault Energy (KE) is touting its patented process to convert pulp and paper plant wastes, food, municipal solid and various other bio-wastes into power.

KE's proprietary process produces high-energy, water-repellent solid biofuel which burns with no residual ash and is ideal for replacing coal in the steel and cement industries. The company claims its patented process is a "green solution" for landfills and holding ponds, which transform the energy of decaying bio-waste into viable coal alternatives. (Source: Kitsault Energy, Power Technology, 20 Feb., 2018)Contact: Kitsault Energy, Krishnan Suthanthiran, CEO, Pres.,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste-to-Fuel,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Energy,  

Organic Power Installing GWE Raptor AD Plant in Puerto Rico (Int'l)
Organic Power Ltd,Global Water Engineering
Date: 2018-02-12
County Cork, Ireland-based Organic Power Ltd. reports it is installing a Global Water Engineering (GWE) Raptor anaerobic digestion plant to convert Napier grass feedstock mixed with waste materials into biogas, which will be used for electric power production at its facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico.

According to the company website, "Organic Power plans to commercially deliver clean, competitive, dispatchable electricity by undertaking large scale projects which include intermittent generation sources, energy storage and dedicated High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid infrastructure to access appropriate markets which may be in a different location to the energy resource." (Source: Organic Power Ltd., Biomass Mag, Feb., 2018) Contact: Organic Power Ltd., +353 (0) 28 51951,; Global Water Engineering, (512) 697-1930 00 Austin, Texas office,

More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Organic Power Ltd.,  Biogas,  Waste-to-Energy,  Organic Power Ltd,  

$100Mn ADB Loan Supports Vietnamese MSW-to-Energy Projects (Int'l)
MSW,Asian Development Bank
Date: 2018-02-07
In Vietnam, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reports it will loan $100 million to China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to support the construction and operation of a series of municipal solid waste-to-energy (WTE) plants to be constructed in primary and secondary cities in the Mekong Delta. The WTE plants will supply electricity to the local electricity grid.

From 2004 to 2015, waste generation in Vietnam increased by about 78.2 pct from 15.6 million tpy to about 27.8 million tpy. To date, only one plant, supported by technical assistance funds and grants, has been built with a capacity to treat 75 tpd of industrial waste and a power generation capacity of 1.93 MW. (Source: Asian Dev. Bank, OpenGov, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: Asian Development Bank, Michael Trainor, Energy Specialist, +63 2 632 4444,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank ,  MSW,  Municipal Solid Waste,  Waste-to-Energy,  

Covanta Extends Central Pa. Waste-to-Energy Contract (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-01-12
In the Keystone State, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority reports it has extended its contract with Morristown, New Jersey-based waste-to-energy power specialist Covanta to operate the Authority's waste-to-energy facilities in Dauphin and Lancaster counties. The deal wa extended to 2032. deal extending until 2032.

Together, the facilities process approximately 700,000 tpy of municipal solid waste to generate about 23 megawatts of renewable energy for the state Capitol complex. (Source: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Central Penn Business, Covanta, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, (719) 293-5569,; Covanta, Stephen Diaz, VP, (862) 345-5000,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Covanta,  MSW,  Waste-to-Energy,  

Greenbelt Testing Wine Waste as Biofuel Feedstocks (Ind. Report)
Greenbelt Resources
Date: 2017-10-27
In the Golden State, Paso Robles-based Greenbelt Resources Corporation reports it will work with Santa Maria, California-headquartered Central Coast Wine Services (CCWS) to test various wine making wastes for potential use as feedstock for Greenbelt's "Paso Robles ECOsystem" (PRECO) waste-to-energy project. The project will convert local wastes into bioethanol and other products.

Other waste derived-feedstocks tested or being tested include pomegranate husks, mandarin oranges, pistachio hulls, bagels, brewery wastes, sweet potatoes, sugar beets, and a variety of waste sugar and/or alcohol containing beverages. (Source: Greenbelt Resources Corporation, PR, Markets Insider, 24 Oct., 2017) Contact: Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO,; Central Coast Wine Services, (805) 318-6500,

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Revelstoke Considering Woody Biomass-to-Fuel Study (Ind. Report)
Woody Biomass
Date: 2017-10-27
In 2014, the City of Revelstoke, British Columbia, released an RFP for wood waste-to-energy energy power production and is now considering a report based on Canadian Biomass Energy Research data .

Now, three years later, the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation (RCFC), Downie Timber, Louisiana Pacific and other area forest tenure holders , want to "screen the market" and move ahead with the proposed project. Many of their tenures have an abundance of low margin or unprofitable hemlock which, due to a high degree of rot, is considered a strong candidate for wood-to-fuel Bioenergy, according to the study.

Revelstoke currently spends $12-million or more per year on imported fossil fuels. A woody biomass plant is seen as a way to retain that money in the local economy and enhance the area's forest sector's economic performance. (Source: City of Revelstoke, BC Local News, 20 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Revelstoke, (250) 837-3637 -- Finance,

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Veolia Cuts Univesity'e Power Costs, Carbon Emissions (Int'l)
University of East Anglia
Date: 2017-10-23
French waste-to-energy group Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia CHP UK, reports it has contracted with University of East Anglia (UEA) in England to help the school cut its carbon emissions.

Under the 10-year contract, Veolia installed two of its combined heat and power (CHP) on the school campus to provide lifetime monitoring and maintenance for the CHP. The new CHP units will enable the school to generate over 80 pct of its electric power needs onsite, reduce costs and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by approximately 35 pct by 2020 against a 1990 baseline. (Source: Veolia,, 17 Oct., 2017) Contact: University of East Anglia, +44 1603 456161,; Veolia,

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Maryland Offers $3.5Mn Animal Waste-to-Energy Funding (Funding)
Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program
Date: 2017-10-18
In Baltimore, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program reports issued a $3,500,000 funding opportunity for pilot projects that use animal waste to generate electric power. The funding is intended for on-farm projects 2 MW or less and community or regional scale projects of greater than 2 MW capacity.

Qualifying projects must use animal waste, through any proven process, to generate electricity, reduce the volume of animal waste, and address the use of the byproduct.

The AWE Grant Program is open to all businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in Maryland. Applications are due by February 28, 2018. (Source: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program, Bergeson & Campbell, Various Media, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program, (410) 537-4000,

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ABP's €24.5Mn UK Food Waste-to-Energy Plant Now Online (Int'l)
Anaerobic Digestion
Date: 2017-10-16
In the UK, ABP Food Group's renewable division Olleco reports the opening of a €25.5 million, 15MW Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The facility uses food waste and cooking oil to generate green energy equivalent to the requirementsof of 12,000 homes in the UK, according to a company spokesperson. The Olleco facility will convert in excess of 100,000 tonnes of waste into heat, power and bio-methane for export to the national grid, and bio-fertilizer for both of ABP Food Group and other farm suppliers.

In 2015 the company opened the world's first certified carbon-neutral abattoir in Ellesmere where waste material from the food processing operation is used in conjunction with used cooking oil to provide the energy requirements on site.(Source: ABP. 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: ABP Food Group,; Olleco,

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UK Waste-to-Energy Production Increases -- Report Attached (Int'l)
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Date: 2017-10-09
In the UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Energy Trends is reporting Q2 bioenergy production from waste rose 3 pct compared with the same quarter in 2016.

In Q2 2017, energy production through bioenergy and waste was 2.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent. Total energy production was 2.5 pct higher than in Q2, 2016. In Q2 2017, generation from bioenergy fell slightly, 0.5 pct , on a year earlier, with increased generation from biodegradable waste offset by reduced generation from landfill gas and plant biomass.

Energy Trends covers statistics on production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year-on-year changes.

Download the full report HERE. (Source: UK Dept. Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, MRW, Oct., 2017) Contact: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

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DONG Energy Changing Focus and Name to Orsted (Int'l Report)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-10-02
Danish energy giant DONG Energy reports it is changing its name to Orsted and refocusing it business on "green" renewable energy. The company is also divesting its upstream oil and gas business, the company and halting all use of coal.

"Our focus going forward will be on green growth based on our existing business platforms in offshore wind, biomass, green customer solutions and advanced waste-to-energy solutions" , CEO Henrik Poulsen said in a release.

The name change is expected to formally approved and adopted at a corporate shareholders general meeting on Oct. 30th. (Source: DONG Energy, 2 Oct., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11,

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Fremont, Michigan Regional Biodigester Reopens (Ind. Report)
Generate Capital,Dynamic Systems Management
Date: 2017-09-22
San Francisco-based waste-to-energy infrastructure specialist Generate Capital Inc. report has resumed operations at the Fremont Regional Digester facility in Michigan. The plant can process approximately 165,000 tpy of organic waste into renewable electricity -- sufficient power for 2.500 homes per year.

Generate Capital partnered with Dynamic Systems Management LLC, an experienced Waukesha, Wisconsin-based developer and operator of biodigesters, to manage the facility. With the new upgrades, the plant is now equipped with state-of-the-art controls for improved monitoring and measures to minimizes odors. A stringent digestate management plan approved by the Michigan DEQ ensures the full life cycle of the waste is accounted for. (Source: Generate Capital, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Generate Capital,; Dynamic Systems Management Daniel Meccariello, CEO, (262) 825-3133,,

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Everbright Greentech Scores Chinese Cogen, Biomass Projects (Int'l)
China Everbright Greentech
Date: 2017-09-13
Hong Kong-headquartered renewables and waste management firm China Everbright Greentech reports it has been awarded a $49.7 million contract for the Guoyang biomass-fired cogeneration project as well as a 400 tpd integrated biomass and household waste-to-energy project in China.

The Guoyang project in Anhui Province is expected to process 300,000 tpy of biomass and generate around 200 GWh per year, as well as provid central heating services for businesses in the Guoyang Industrial Park. Both plants will be built on a build-own-operate model, the company said. (Source: China Everbright Greentech, decentralized energy, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: China Everbright Greentech,

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Fiberight's ME. Waste-to-Fuel Project Near Startup (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-08-30
Following on our October 24, 2016 coverage, Maryland-based Fiberight reports its waste-to-energy plant which is under construction in Hampden, Maine, is reaching financial close and expects to begin accepting waste material from more than 100 area communities as originally scheduled. The facility may not, however begin processing biofuels from the wastre immediately and large portion of the waste may be headed for landfill sites.

Fiberight is a privately held company with operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming municipal solid waste (MSW) and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product. (Source: Fiberight, CM, 26 July, 2017) Contact: Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (408) 390-3275,,

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Hokkaido Leads Japanese Prefectures in Renewables Generation (Int'l)
Japan's Natural Resources and Energy Agency
Date: 2017-08-30
In Japan, Hokkaido prefecture is the leading producer of electric power from renewable energy sources among the nation's 47 prefectures, according to data compiled by Japan's Natural Resources and Energy Agency.

In fiscal 2016, a total of 28.42 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was produced nationwide from the five alternative sources, also including wind, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy power generation -- sufficient power for 9.5 million Japanese households. The agency's data also showed that on a prefecture-by-prefecture basis, Hokkaido accounted for nearly 10 pct of the nation's total, generating 2.72 billion kilowatt-hours. Among all prefectures, it was the leader in solar power and second in wind and biomass power. (Source: Japan Natural Resources and Energy Agency, Japan Times, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Japan Natural Resources and Energy Agency,

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BIG Snares Former GIB Biomass-to-Energy Assets (Int'l, M&A)
Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Green Investment Group
Date: 2017-08-23
Alton, Illinois-based Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) reports that with its acquisition of biomass and waste-to-energy plants totaling 70 MW from the former UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), presently known as the Green Investment Group (GIG), it now holds one largest biomass waste-to-energy portfolios in the UK.

BIG's acquisition includes four biomass and WtE facilities, 15 anaerobic digestion plants across Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, and a materials recovery facility with a total combined capacity of 70 MW. (Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Renewables Now, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group,; Green Investment Group, (Ray Stillwell, Pres., (618) 301-0500,,

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China Everbright Vietnam Waste-to-Energy Plant Underway (Int'l)
China Everbright
Date: 2017-07-07
Hong Kong-headquartered environmental services specialist China Everbright International is reporting construction is underway on its Can Tho waste-to-energy project in Vietnam. the company won the bid for the project in last July on a Build-Operate-Own model. The $47 million (€41 million) waste-to-energy plant is capable of processing 400 tonnes of waste. Can Tho presently collects around 650 tpd of household waste. The project is slated for completrion and commissioning in mid 2018. (Source: China Everbright International, Bioenergy Insight, Others, 3 July, 2017) Contact: China Everbright, (852) 2804 1886,,

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Cleanergy's $575Mn Stirling CSP Project Underway in China (Int'l)
Cleanergy,Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies.
Date: 2017-06-21
Goteborg, Sweden-based Stirling engine-based renewable energy solutions provider Cleanergy AB reports it has begun installation of its Stirling concentrated solar power (CSP) technology in China, for a 200MW project for Beijing-based Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies. The $575 million deal included the manufacturing, installation and development of Cleanergy's advanced Stirling CSP technology in China.

Cleanergy's GasBox waste-to-energy system is installed in a modular container and converts methane gas into electricity. The GasBox is an autonomous and flexible Stirling Engine unit incorporated with a real-time power management system with remote access and optional grid functionality. The firms will initially install 50MW capacity in 2018, while the remaining 150MW will be installed as a second step that includes energy storage. (Source: Cleanergy, June, 2017) Contact: Cleanergy, Jonas Eklind, CEO, Alexander Vestin, SVP, Bus. Dev., +46 70 566 7000,,; Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies,

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Food Waste-to-Energy Facility Breaks Ground in Utah (Ind. Report)
Wasatch Resource Recycling
Date: 2017-06-21
The Salt Lake Tribune reports construction on the food waste-to-energy Wasatch Resource Recovery facility in North Salt Lake City is underway. The facility will deploy anaerobic digesters to grind, liquefy and process locally-sourced food waste into methane which can be used as natural gas.

When fully operational late next year, the $43 million facility will produce sufficient natural gas to supply a city of 40,000 people. BP Energy Corporation will purchase the facility's natural gas output .

Wasatch Resource Recovery is a cooperative partnership between Salt Lake City-based ALPRO Energy & Water and the South Davis Sewer District.(Source: Wasatch Resource Recovery, Salt Lake Tribune, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Wasatch Resource Recovery,

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Biomass-to-Energy Specialist SEaB Seeks Investors (Ind. Report)
SEaB Energy,Innovate UK
Date: 2017-06-14
Southampton,UK based waste-to-energy technology specialist SEaB Energy, along with twenty other UK based cleantech companies, is seeking new investors and debt funding for its 'Power in a Box' biomass technology at the Clean + Cool Mission 2017 this week in San Francisco.

The Clean + Cool trade mission is designed to help CEOs explore cross boarder opportunities, find faster routes to market and discover ways to overcome some of the toughest challenges facing early stage businesses. Clean+Cool is backed by Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency.

SEaB's 'Power in a Box' small-scale power plant turns food and organic waste biomass into energy, water and fertilizer directly on the site where the waste is produced. (Source: SEaB Energy, PR, BioEnergy Insight, Others, 12 June, 2017) Contact: SEaB Energy, Sandra Sassow, CEO, +44 23 8011 1909,; Innovate UK,

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Lockheed Martin Selected for Fed. ESPC Energy Efficiency Contracts (Ind. Report)
Lockheed Martin
Date: 2017-06-07
Bethesda, Maryland-headquartered security and aeaorspace giant Lockheed Martin reports it has been selected for a DOE contract to improve energy and water efficiency at federal facilities.

Lockheed Martin is one of 21 companies selected to implement Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) designed to create federal infrastructure improvements and energy savings. The individual projects are part of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract shared across all contractors, and with a base period of five years with one 18-month extension option.

Under previously awarded contracts, Lockheed Martin Energy has implemented and is developing numerous innovative projects, including an energy retrofit of the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua that delivers savings of more than 50 percent in energy use and cost.

Lockheed Martin Energy is a line of business within Lockheed Martin that delivers comprehensive solutions across the energy industry to include demand response solutions, energy efficiency, energy storage, nuclear systems, tidal energy technologies and waste-to-energy generation. (Source: Lockheed Martin, PR, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Lockheed Martin, said Bobbie Griffin, Federal Energy Solutions Programs Manager,

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Integrated Biomass, Waste-to-Energy Project Launched in China (Int'l)
Anhui Energy Administration
Date: 2017-06-05
In China, the Anhui Energy Administration is reporting the completion of construction and startup of the country's first integrated biomass and waste-to-energy project in Lingbi County, Anhui Province.

China Everbright Greentech Limited has reportedly invested RMB570 million ($73,152,312 million) in the 200,001 square-meter project. The project has an annual agricultural waste and straw processing capacity of 250,000 tonnes and is equipped with a 130 tph furnace and a 30MW turbine power generator. The facility is designed to process as much as 400 tpd of household waste and is expected to generate approximately 260 million kWh of electricity annually. (Source: China Everbright, Anhui Energy Administration,, 5 June, 2017)Contact: China Everbright International,

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U. Minn, enVerde Partner on Biomass Waste-to-Energy (Ind. Report)
enVerde,University of Minnesota
Date: 2017-05-26
The Minneapolis-based waste-to-energy clean tech startup enVerde LLC reports it has sealed a deal with the University of Minnesota to develop technology that converts organic waste materials -- primarily agricultural and forest biomass wastes -- into synthetic gas (syngas).

The waste-to-energy technology, which allows organic wastes to be instantly gasified rather than combusted or incinerated, was developed and patented by Associate Professor Paul Dauenhauer in the University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences.

Once created, syngas can be used to power generators to make electricity and to create heat. Syngas is also a raw material component that can be substituted for traditionally produced chemicals -- including petrochemicals -- in the creation of industrial and household products and a variety of other fuels. It is especially valuable as a fuel in areas where natural gas is not readily available. (Source: Univ. of Minnesota, May, 2017) Contact: enVerde LLC, Dave Goebel, CEO, University of Minnesota, Professor Paul Dauenhauer, (612) 625-1313,,

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Bioenergy Projects Score DOE Small Business Voucher Support (Funding, Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-04-28
Following on our April 26 coverage, the U.S. DOE reports it has awarded funding to the following bioenergy-biofuels projects through the DOE Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot program:

  • GEVO and Argonne National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to create a model that measures the synergistic and antagonistic relationship between gasoline and isobutanol, with the goal of creating a blending model that works over a variety of representative gasoline base fuel compositions.

  • Cogent and Idaho National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to work toward improving Cogent's small-scale gasifier which can be used to make electricity, liquid fuels, hydrogen and chemical precursors for distributed waste-to-energy applications and markets. The project aims to properly homogenize and size feedstock material so that it can be continuously fed into the gasifier and meet real-world feedstock processing requirements.

  • Kalion Inc. and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to reach full manufacturing scale production of glucaric acid and glucuronic acid by creating a manufacturing-ready production strain, and then scaling to generate an appropriate process.

  • Synvitrobio and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to work toward development of cell-free based analytical tools to convert renewable biomass to higher-order chemicals mevalonate and vanillin.

    The SBV program facilitates access to DOE national labs for American small businesses, enabling them to tap into the intellectual and technical resources needed to overcome critical technology challenges for their advanced energy products, and gain a global competitive advantage, according to the DOE. (Source: US DOE SVB, 25 April, 2017) Contact: DOE Small Business Voucher Pilot Program,; Synvitrobio Inc.,; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358,,; Kalion Inc.,

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  • PHG Energy Re-brands as Aries Clean Energy (Ind. Report)
    PHG Energy,
    Date: 2017-03-24
    Antioch, Tennessee-headquartered industrial fuel gas conversion equipment supplier PHG Energy reports it has re-branded as Aries Clean Energy.

    The company holds eight patents for innovations in the gasification field. Most of the patents have been deployed in projects for both industry and municipalities, converting a mixture of wood waste, biosolids and others to electricity. Aries Clean Energy also operates a solar design and installation division focusing on commercial and community scale projects. Formerly Aries Energy, that group is also being renamed. (Source: PHG Energy, PR, Bioenergy Insight, 23 Mar., 2017) Contact: PHG Energy, Greg Bafalis, CEO, (615) 471-9299,

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