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

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

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

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

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

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


Enbridge, Vanguard Announce RNG Partnership (Ind. Report)
Enbridge, Vanguard Renewables
Date: 2021-10-04
Boston-based food and dairy waste-to-energy project developer Vanguard Renewables and Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge, Inc. a leading North American energy infrastructure company today announced a partnership whereby Enbridge will purchase upwards of 2 billion cubic fpy of renewable natural gas (RNG) from anaerobic digesters in which Vanguard Renewables will invest $200 million to build in the U.S. Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. Enbridge will invest approximately $100 million in RNG upgrading equipment to convert the farm derived RNG into pipeline quality renewable natural gas and transport and market the gas to U.S. customers.

Vanguard Renewables builds, owns, and operates on-site farm anaerobic digestion facilities that process and store methane from food waste and manure into low-carbon organic fertilizer. (Source: Vanguard Renewables, Website PR, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Vanguard Renewables , John Hanselman, CEO, 781.371.4935, www. vanguardrenewables.com ; Enbridge, Bill Yardley, Exec. VP, Gas Transmission and Midstream, 519-619-0370 bill.yardlet@enbridge.com, www.enbridge.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vanguard Renewables,  Enbridge,  RNG,  


EQTEC Converting Croatian Plant to Woody Biomass (Int'l. M&A)
EQTEC,Synergy Projects
Date: 2021-09-20
Cork, Ireland-headquartered waste gasification-to-energy specialist EQTEC is reporting the acquisition of a decommissioned 1.2 MWe waste-to-energy gasification plant in Karlovac, Croatia, through Synergy Projects, a joint venture between EQTEC and its Croatian project development partner Sense ESCO. ,p> The plant will be redesigned and reconfigured into a biomass gasification facility using EQTEC's patented, proprietary Advanced Gasification Technology to process locally-sourced woody biomass chips and forestry waste into green power.

In a previous similar move, on 5 Mat we reported EQTEC's acquisition and planned €1.75 million recommissioning of a 1 MW biomass waste-to-energy plant in Castiglione d'Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. The recommissioned 2015-vintage plant will incorporate EQTEC's proprietary advanced gasification technology to utilize locally sourced straw and forestry woody biomass waste to generate green electricity and heat . The plant is slated to be fully recommissioned and operational by Q2, 2022 (Source: EQTEQ, PR, Website , 17 Sept., 2021) Contact: EQTEC, David Palumbo, CEO , +44 203 883 7009, www.eqtec.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EQTEC,  Woody Biomass,  Waste-to-Energy,  Synergy Projects,  


Greenlane Inks Biogas Upgrading System Contracts for US RNG Projects (Ind. Report)
Greenlane Renewables
Date: 2021-08-11
Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered Greenlane Renewables Inc. is reporting its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed a total of $12.8 million (US$10.2 million) in contracts for renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the U.S.

One of the contracts, a repeat order, involves the supply by Greenlane of its membrane separation biogas upgrading system for a project owned by an international energy company. Greenlane is also announcing signed contracts for the supply of two biogas upgrading systems, one each for separate RNG dairy farm projects in Wisconsin and New York developed and owned by a proven leader in the waste-to-energy industry in the U.S. These two projects will each utilize Greenlane's pressure swing adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system. The identification of both project owners has been withheld at this time. Order fulfillment by Greenlane will start immediately on all three contracts. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 10 Aug., 2021)Contact: Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, President & CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com, www.greenlanerenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenlane Renewables,  Greenlane Biogas,  RNG,  


EQT Acquiring Waste-to-Energy Specialist Covanta for $5.3Bn (M&A)
Covanta, EQT Group
Date: 2021-07-16
Morristown, New Jersey-headquartered Covanta Holding Corporation reports it is to be taken private by Sweden-based investment firm EQT at a total of $5.3 billion including debt.

The deal, to be completed by EQT Infrastructure Fund V, is expected to aid Covanta's expansion, including outside of the United States, according to separate statements.

Covanta is the world's leading waste-to-energy provider with more than 40 facilities in North America, Europe and the UK processing roughly 21 million tpy of waste from municipalities and businesses into renewable electricity to power over one million homes, according to the company. (Source: Covanta, Website PR, 14 July, 2021) Contact: Covanta, EQT Group, www.eqtgroup.com; Covanta, 862-345-5000, www.covanta.com

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


SUNY Cobleskill Biomass Gasifier Scores Grant Funding (Funding)
SUNY Cobleskill
Date: 2021-06-07
The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) is reporting it and its Modesto, California-based industry partner Caribou Biofuels have received $255,879 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to further develop its biomass gasifier that turns waste streams into biofuels, biopower, and soil supplements.

The patented gasifier technology is a fully automated, portable waste-to-energy system that can produce 60 kilowatts of power a day -- sufficient power for around 50 homes -- from roughly two tpd of feedstock. For almost any combustible material, it produces both gaseous and liquid fuels that are significantly higher in energy content than other similar gasification technologies, according to the release. (Source: SUNY Cobleskill, PR, 4 June, 2021) Contact: SUNY Cobleskill, 518-255-5011, www.cobleskill,edu; Caribou Biofuels, 510-421-0365, www.cariboubiofuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SUNY Cobleskill news,  Caribou Biofuel news,  Biomass Gasification news,  


TATC, Rainforest Energy Study Cdn Biomass Energy Project (Ind. Report)
Rainforest Energy
Date: 2021-05-26
On the Canadian prairies, Saskatchewan's Touchwood Agency Tribal Council (TATC) and Calgary, Alberta-based Rainforest Energy Corp. (RFEC) are reporting a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the joint evaluation and development of biomass and other clean energy in the TATC member territory in Saskatchewan.

The evaluation will consider the feasibility of a $250-million clean energy project at Punnichy, Sask. It involves the conversion of Indigenous-sourced waste biomass -- straw, hemp residue, logging slash, and others -- into 87 million lpy of low-carbon gasoline, sustainable jet fuel (SAF) and propane.

RFEC is currently in offtake discussions with major crude oil refiners which need low-carbon fuel output to blend down its fossil fuel sales to meet the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard, according to the release. (Source: Touchwood Agency Tribal Council, Rainforest Energy , PR, 21 May, 2021) Contact: Rainforest Energy, Jeff Arsenych, Pres., CEO, jarsenych@rainforestenergy.ca, www.rainforestenergy.ca; Touchwood Agency Tribal Counci, Rod Favel, Economic Development Program Manager , (306) 835-2937, www.touchwoodagency.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Biomass,  Waste-to-Energy,  Rainforest Energy,  


EQTEC Recommissioning Italian Straw, Woody Biomass Plant (Int'l.)
EQTEC
Date: 2021-05-24
London-based EQTEC is reporting the acquisition and planned €1.75 million recommissioning of a 1 MW biomass waste-to-energy plant in Castiglione d'Orcia in Tuscany, Italy.

The recommissioned 2015-vintage plant will incorporate EQTEC's proprietary advanced gasification technology to utilize locally sourced straw and forestry woody biomass waste to generate green electricity and heat . The plant is slated to be fully recommissioned and operational by Q2, 2022 (Source: EQTEC, PR, Website May, 2021) Contact: EQTEC, David Palumbo, CEO , +44 203 883 7009, www.eqtec.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EQTC,  Woody Biomass,  


Viridor Aims to Implement System-Wide CCUS (Int'l. Report)
Viridor
Date: 2021-05-21
In the UK, Taunton, Somerset-headquartered waste management waste-to-energy specialist Viridor is reporting plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and expand carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology across it's energy-from-waste (EfW) portfolio with the aim of becoming a net zero emissions company by 2040 and the first UK net negative emissions waste and recycling company.

To that end, Viridor is partnering with the HyNet NorthWest Consortium and will initially target carbon capture operations at its EfW site at Runcorn by 2026, which Viridor describes as "the first project of its kind in the UK." This CCS initiative will then be gradually rolled out to include the rest of the company's EfW portfolio. (Source: Viridor, PR, letserecycle.com, 20 May, 2021) Contact: Viridor, Kevin Bradshaw, CEO, +44 0 1823 721400, www.viridor.co.uk/energy/energy-recovery-facilities

More Low-Carbon Energy News Viridor,  CCS,  CCUS,  Net-Zero Emissions,  


HZI Announces 100th Kompogas Biogas Plant Installation (Int'l.)
Hitachi Zosen Inova
Date: 2021-05-17
Zuric-based Swiss waste-to-energy (WtE) and biogas technology specialists Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) reports it is partnering with Cesaro Mac Import (CMI) to construct a seventh dry anaerobic digestion (AD) "Kompogas" technology biogas plant in Reggio Emilia, Italy, for Iren S.p.A Italy. The project, HZI's 100th installation , is expected to be completed and delivered by December 2022.

The project will incorporate four PF2100 digesters processing 100 000 tpy of organic "green" waste to produce around 16.7 million Nm3 per annum of biogas that will be upgraded into biomethane -- renewable natural gas (RNG). (Source: Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, PR, 12 May, 2021) Contact: Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, P +41 44 277 11 11, F +41 44 277 13 13, info@hz-inova.com, www.hz-inova.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Biogas,  RNG,  


BioStar CA Food Waste-to-Power Project Progressing (Ind. Report)
BioStar Renewables
Date: 2021-02-24
In California, BioStar Renewables is reporting its San Bernardino Organic Energy Solutions (OES) waste-to-energy project site has completed synchronisation with Southern California Edison's distribution system. The project will divert 100,000+ tpy of pre-consumer food waste biomass from the Coachella and Lambs Canyon landfills to generate 20,000,000+ kWh of electricity -- sufficient power for roughly 3,000 homes.

California legislation requires a 75 pct reduction in organic waste dumped in landfills by 2025. The State estimates it will need a further 100 operational biodigesters in the next decade to meet these demands. (Source: BioStar Renewable, PR, Website, Contact: BioStar Renewables, Bill Love, CEO, (913) 369-4100, www.biostarrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste-to-Energy Anaerobic Digestion,  BioStar Renewables,  Renewable Fuel,  


UK Gov. Urged to Reverse Green Homes Grant Claw-Back (Int'l.)
Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
Date: 2021-02-19
In the UK, the not-for-profit Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is calling for the government to reconsider clawing back £1 billion from the Green Homes Grant program. With Less than 5 pct of the original budget has been spent, the government is saying that unspent money would not be carried over into the next financial year.

REA counters that such a move would negatively impact businesses and consumers in the short-term as well as undermine confidence in future energy conservation and efficiency initiatives. The association believes long-term strategies around heat decarbonisation are also 'imperative', otherwise a policy gap will quickly emerge with the non-domestic RHI coming to an end and put the government's net-zero ambitions in 'serious jeopardy', according to the REA release.

The REA promotes renewable energy and clean technology industries -- biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, energy storage, wind, solar, renewable transportation fuels and others -- to grow a sustainable industry and decarbonise society as part of a circular economy. (Source: Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, Dr. Nina Skorupska, CBE, CEO, www.r-e-a.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology ,  


BiON Accelerating Malaysian Biogas Projects Effort (Int'l.)
BiON
Date: 2020-11-23
Kuala Lumpur-based environmental engineering, wastewater treatment and renewable energy solutions specialist BiON Plc is reporting non-binding memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Green Lagoon Technology, LIPP Engineering, and SIRIM Tech Venture to partner on waste-to-energy biogas industry opportunities in Malaysia.

BiON, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, BiON Ventures Sdn Bhd (BVSB) and BiON, has inked MOUs with:

  • Green Lagoon Technology (GLT), a developer of biogas power plants with a specialisation in in-ground bioreactor systems. The firm currently has four grid-connected biogas plants generating a total of 6 MW. Green Lagoon Technology, www,glt.my

  • LIPP Engineering (LIPP), an engineering, procurement and construction firm focused on generating renewable energy from various biomass or waste sources utilising its German-developed technology. LIPP Engineering, www.lipp-engineering.com

  • SIRIM Tech Venture (SIRIM), a Malaysian government agency that promotes technological advancement and adoption to drive industrial efficiency and development in Malaysia. SIRIM Tech Venture Sdn Bhd, www.sirimtechventure.my (Source: BiON Plc, PR Website, Nov., 2020) Contact: BiON Ventures Sdn Bhd, +603 6413 1085, info@bioplc.com, www.bionplc.com

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


  • Powerfuel Proposes UK Carbon Neutral Waste-to-Energy Plant (Int'l.)
    Powerfuel Portland
    Date: 2020-10-12
    In the UK, Dorset-headquartered waste recycling and waste-to-energy firm Powerfuel Portland reports it has submitted a planning application to develop a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) facility to generate 15MW of electricity using up to 202,000 tpy of largely combustible organic, household and commercial municipal solid waste as fuel.

    The proposed Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) will use the latest technologies and best available techniques to safely and efficiently produce low carbon energy from non-recyclable waste. The facility could also feature a local heat network to provide sustainable heat for local services, businesses and housing projects.

    Modern ERFs are strictly monitored by the Environment Agency and subject applicable legislation including the control of emissions. ERFs can only operate with an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency (EA) under the Pollution Prevention and Control regulations and operators must monitor and report emissions from the plant. A large proportion of the plant is devoted to cleaning emissions.

    Powerfuel's commitment is that the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from the ERF operation will be offset, making the project "carbon neutral", according to the company website. (Source: Powerfuel Portland, Website, PR, HUB4, 10 Oct., 2020) Contact: Powerfuel Portland, Steve McNab, Director, info@powerfuelportland.co.uk, www.powerfuelportland.co.uk

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


    Maldives Waste-to-Energy Project Recognized for Innovation (Int'l.)
    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
    Date: 2020-10-12
    In the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development reports it is investing $6 million in a renewable-energy waste-to-energy project in the Maldives.

    The project, which has been certified by the Michigan-based Global Innovation Institute (GINI), will cover the Maldive islands of Vandhoo, Addu and Kulhudhuffushi, aims to address the country's waste-management and energy challenges and generate about 4MW of renewable energy, save 3.5 million lpy of diesel, and reduce CO2 emission by 9,200 tpy.

    The Maldives (pop. 516,000 +-) aims to be a low-carbon economy and to meet 30 pct of its daytime electricity demand with renewable energy. (Source: ADFD, PR, Emerites News Agency, 11th October, 2020) Contact: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development www.adfd.ae; Global Innovation Institute, 877-276-7701, www,gini.org

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


    MHI Unit Upgrading Tokyo Waste-to-Energy Plant Efficiency (Int'l.)
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
    Date: 2020-07-27
    MHI Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co ., division of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is reporting receipt of an order from Clean Authority of Tokyo to upgrade equipment and energy efficiency of the authority's 900 metric tpd, 22-Mw Minato waste-to-energy plant.

    In addition to plant heavy equipment renovations and replacements as needed, the facility will also be upgraded to utilize new motors and inverters for electric components to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by around 4 pct annually. The ¥7.6 billion ($72.2 million U.S.) project is scheduled for completion in January 2023. (Source: MHI Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Contact: MHI Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., www.mhiec.co.jp

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsubishi Heavy Industries news,  Energy Efficiency news,  


    Norwegian Full-Scale CCS Project Scores EFTA-ESA Funding (Int'l.)
    Norway CCS
    Date: 2020-07-20
    Gassnova, the Norwegian state enterprise for carbon capture and storage (CCS) reports receipt of €2.1 billion in funding for its CCS Norway project from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority (ESA).

    The CCS Norway project is a central part of Norway's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the European goal of climate-neutrality by 2050. The project would allow for the establishment of carbon capture facilities at Norcem, a cement factory in Brevik, and Fortum Oslo Varme, a waste-to-energy plant.

    The captured CO2 is then to be transported and stored deep below the seabed in the North Sea. This part of the process is to be carried out by a joint venture between Shell, Total and Equinor, known as Northern Lights.

    The €2.57 billion Full-Scale CCS Project promises to become the first of its kind to go live in Europe. The Norwegian government would cover around 80 pct of the project's estimated cost, according to a release. (Source: CCS Norway, GreenCar Congress, 19 July, 2020) Contact: CCS Norway, www.ccsnorway.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com; TOTAL, Investor Relations: +44 (0) 207 719 7962 l, ir@total.com, www.total.com; Norcem, www.norcen.no

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Norway CCS,  Norcem,  Total,  Equinor,  


    $1.3Bn Aussie AgWaste-to-Fuels Project Construction Ready (Int'l.)
    AgBioEn
    Date: 2020-06-22
    In the Land Down Under, Melbourne-based AgBioEn reports it is set to break ground on its $1.35 billion agricultural waste-to-energy and Biofuels facility at Katunga in Victoria state. The plant will be the first of its kind in Australia converting organic waste materials such as cereal straw into electricity, renewable diesel and jet fuel, and fertilizer.The plant is expected to begin production before the end of 2021.

    AgBioEn is Australia's first fully integrated carbon negative renewable energy and fuels project using world-class technology to produce cleaner and greener renewable energy and liquid fuels, according to the company website. (Source: AgBioEn, PR, Website, 22 June, 2020) Contact: AgBioEn, Lubey Lozevski, Project Director, 03 9111 9919, team@agbioen.com.au, www.agbioen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AgWaste-to-Fuel news,  Biofuel news,  


    Proposed UK Biowaste-to-Energy Plant Drops Gasification (Int'l.)
    Northacre Renewable Energy,Bioenergy Infrastructure Group
    Date: 2020-06-19
    In the UK, Reading-based waste-to-energy specialist Northacre Renewable Energy Limited reports it is changing the technology to be used in its proposed, £200 million, 243,000 tpy Westbury plant from gasification to a conventional moving grate combustion process primarily due to supply chain uncertainty caused by Brexit.

    Northacre Renewable Energy Limited (NREL) is special purpose joint venture established to deliver the Northacre energy from waste facility in Westbury. NREL is jointly owned by Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, a UK independent power producer specialising in energy-from-waste and biomass facilities, and The Hills Group, a Wiltshire-based company with business activities including waste management, quarrying of aggregates and building new homes. BIG invests in a number of energy facilities across the UK, including the Hull Energy Works facility, Evermore Renewable Energy and Birmingham Bio Power. (Source: Northacre Renewable Energy, PR, Lets Recycle, 17 June, 2020) Contact: Northacre Renewable Energy, northacre@bioenergyinfrastructure.com, www.northacre-energy.co.uk: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, +44 (0) 118 929 8350, info@bioenergyinfrastructure.com, www.bioenergyinfrastructure.co.uk

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


    Eni, CDP Equity Waste-to-Fuel JV EU Approved (Int'l. Report)
    Eni SpA ,CDP Equity
    Date: 2020-05-19
    The European Commission (EC) reports it has given to nod to Rome-headquartered oil and gas company Eni SpA and domestic investment fund CDP Equity SpA for the formation of CircularIT, a waste-to-energy joint venture that would construct municipal waste-water reuse and biofuel plants.

    Under the terms, CDP Equity will own 51 pct of the new entity, and Eni Rewind, a subsidiary of the energy company, will hold the remaining 49 pct. (Source: EC, CDP Equity, May, 20200 Contact: CDP Equity, www.en.cdpequity.it; Eni SpA, www.eni.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Eni SpA,  Waste-to-Energy ,  CDP Equity,  


    B&W Volund Claims Biomass Waste-to-Energy Contracts (Ind Report)
    Viridor,B&W Volund,Babcock & Wilcox
    Date: 2020-05-04
    Akron, Ohio-headquartered Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc reports its Esbjerg, Denmark–based Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S (Volund) subsidiary has won multi-year service contracts worth more than $4 million for two U.K. waste-to-energy plants owned by Taunton-based Viridor, and a plant upgrade service contract for Frederikshavn Forsyning A/S's CHP waste-to-energy plant in Denmark.

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. supplies technologies for efficient and environmentally sound waste-to-energy and biomass energy plants worldwide. world. (Source: B&W, PR, 30 April, 2020) Contact: B&W, Megan Wilson, VP Corp. Dev., 704.625.4944 investors@babcock.com, www.babcock.com; Viridor, www.viridor.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Babcock & Wilcox,  Biomass B&W Volund,  Viridor,  Waste-to-Energy,  


    Capstone Supplying Japanese Biowaste-to-Energy Project (Int'l.)
    Capstone Turbine
    Date: 2020-04-17
    Van Nuys, California-based microturbine energy systemsCapstone Turbine Corporation reports it will supply its first 800 kilowatt (kW) C800 Signature Series micro-turbine for a new agricultural and animal waste-to-energy project for the Biokurasix Handa city biogas power generation facility.

    The facility will use anaerobic digestion to produce biogas and is expected to come online before the year end. (Source: Capstone Turbine, PR, 16 April, 2020) Contact: Capstone Turbine, Darren Jamison,Pres., CEO, 818-407-3628, ir@capstoneturbine.com, www.capstoneturbine.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Capstone Turbine,  Anaerobic Digestion,  Biogas-to-Energy,  


    Enexor BioEnergy Launches Waste-to-Energy System (New Prod & Tech)
    Enexor BioEnergy
    Date: 2020-03-04
    Franklin, Tenn.-based Enexor BioEnergy is touting the release of its patented "Bio-200" Bio-CHP direct combustion system that converts various organic biomass waste into on-site energy.

    The Bio-200 is a small-scale -- 75 kW power, 125 kW thermal -- modular unit that provides 24/7 continuous renewable power. The hurricane-proof unit is ideally suited for renewable energy microgrids and can be installed and commissioned within one day. The unit, which is fueled by a blend of on-site or locally sourced organic materials, offsets as much as 2,200 metric tpy of CO2 emissions.

    The company's Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership model eliminates upfront customer capital-outlay and delivers immediate cost savings unlike typical on-site energy projects, according to the company website. (Source: Enexor BioEnergy, PR , EngineerLive, 3 Mar., 2020) Contact: Enexor BioEnergy, Lee Jestings, CEO, (615) 656-0762, info@enexor.com, www.enexor.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enexor BioEnergy ,  


    EQTEC Upgrading Spanish Waste-to-Energy Facility for Biofuel Production (Int'l. Report)
    EQTEC,University of Extremadura
    Date: 2020-02-26
    Cork, Ireland-headquartered waste gasification-to-energy specialist EQTEC PLC is reporting receipt of a contract to upgrade the existing syngas research and development facility at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain.

    The university has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the testing of the production of biofuels from syngas using a Fischer-Tropsch process and unit.

    Under the contract, EQTEC will be responsible for purchasing, installing, commissioning and start-up of the Fischer-Tropsch unit, for which it has secured financing from CAIXA Bank in Spain. Installation is slated for completion in Q3, this year.

    The Fischer-Tropsch process is a catalytic chemical reaction in which compounds in syngas are converted into liquid transportation fuels. Following completion of this upgrade, EQTEC will be able to conduct tests using varied biomass and waste feedstocks, which will be processed into a clean syngas and then into sustainable biofuels, including biodiesel. (Source: EQTEC PLC, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: EQTEC PLC, Dr. Yoel Aleman, CTO, +353) (0 )21 2409056, info@eqtecplc.com, www.eqtecplc.com; University of Extremadura, +34 924 28 93 00, www.unex.es

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fischer-Tropsch ,  Biofuels,  Syngas,  Biomass Gasification,  


    BGU Touting New Waste-to-Gas Technology (Int'l., New Prod. & Tech.)
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Laboratory for Clean Combustion
    Date: 2020-02-10
    Israeli Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Laboratory for Clean Combustion are touting a new gasification technology that uses the "unique chemical properties" of supercritical water -- heated to 374 degrees Celsius and pressurized to more than 219 atmospheres -- to actively decompose organic material into gases with a range of potential uses.

    Using the BGU system, organic components are dissolved by supercritical water into hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide. Hydrogen and methane produced by dissolving organic materials can serve as fuel sources and feedstocks for the chemical industry, and hydrogen is particularly relevant to the automotive industry's efforts to replace gasoline. Accoding to the BGU researchers, the combination of unique properties of supercritical water and continued technological innovation will ultimately outperform existing waste-to-gas solutions.

    The BGU researchers are reportedly in discussions with two companies to develop a pilot facility and commercialize their technology. (Source: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Jerusalem Post, 9 Feb., 2020) Contact: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Dr. Efim Korytnyi, 972-8-6461111, in.bgu.ac.il

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


    Enexor BioEnergy Touts Organic Waste-to-Power System (Ind. Report)
    Enexor BioEnergy
    Date: 2020-02-05
    Franklin, Tenn.-based Enexor BioEnergy is touting the release of its patented "Bio-200" Bio-CHP direct combustion system that converts various organic biomass waste into on-site energy.

    The Bio-200 is a small-scale -- 75 kW power, 125 kW thermal -- modular unit that provides 24/7 continuous renewable power. The hurricane-proof unit is ideally suited for renewable energy microgrids and can be installed and commissioned within one day. The unit, which is fueled by a blend of on-site or locally sourced organic materials, offsets as much as 2,200 metric tpy of CO2 emissions.

    The company's Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership model eliminates upfront customer capital-outlay and delivers immediate cost savings unlike typical on-site energy projects, according to the company website. (Source: Enexor BioEnergy, PR , EngineerLive, 4 Feb., 2020) Contact: Enexor BioEnergy, Lee Jestings, CEO, (615) 656-0762, info@enexor.com, www.enexor.com

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    ACEEE Studies Global City Energy Efficiency Initiatives (Int'l.)
    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Date: 2020-01-31
    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released the results of a 66-city study conducted to understand steps being taken by global cities to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy adoption.

    The study leveraged data from the 100 Resilient Cities program and found that while many cities are taking some steps to increase energy efficiency and renewable power, only 20 pct include energy efficiency initiatives in their resilience plans. Study recommendations to boost energy efficiency and renewables include:

  • Encourage the use of EVs and other sustainable modes of transportation.

  • Establish municipal building and fleet efficiency policies, create microgrids and encourage the electrification of buildings.

  • Cities can aim to generate 100 pct of their energy from local wind energy generation, solar-plus-storage systems, and waste-to-energy facilities.

    Study information is HERE. (Source: ACEEE, 30 Jan., 2020) Contact: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, www.aceee.org

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  • Taronis Tech. Investing Turkish Renewable Fuels Facility (Int'l.)
    Taronis Technologies
    Date: 2020-01-13
    Phoenix, Arizona-based renewable fuels, waste-to-energy and gasification specialist Taronis Technologies reports it will invest $200 million to establish a gasification units production facility for its 300kW gasification units

    Taronis offers technology solutions to renewable fuels and sterilization problems by harnessing its proprietary clean gas technology. In mid-November 2019 the company announced a Turkish joint venture, Tarronis Fuels Turkey Gaz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi based in Ankara. (Source: Taronis Technologies , PR, Daily Sabah, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: Taronis Technologies Scott Mahoney, CEO , 727-934-3448, Fax: 727-290-4941, ir@taronistech.com, www.taronistech.com

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


    EC OKs €94Mn for Bulgarian Waste-to-Energy Co-Gen Plant (Int'l)
    European Commission
    Date: 2019-11-27
    In Bulgaria, the Sophia Globe is reporting the European Commission (EC) has approved Bulgaria's application for about €94 million aid for the construction and operation of a co-generation plant in the capital city Sofia.

    The facility, which would use biomass wastes and other pre-treated and non-recyclable refuse, is expected to cut primary electric and heat costs by roughly 46 pct. When fully operational in 2023, the facility would generate about 55MW of heat and 19MW of electricity. (Source: EC, Sophia Globe, 25 Nov., 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission,  


    Veolia Leading Dubai Sewage Plant Biogas Project (Int'l Report)
    Veolia
    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, www.veolia.com/en

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    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, www.ubc.ca

    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, jarkko.Olkinuora@fcg.fi; Andrew Levkonyuk (Ukraine), +380 97 6405390, andrew.levkonyuk@fcg.fi; NEFCO, www.nefco.org

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    Minnesota Twins Ballpark LEED Gold Re-certified (Ind. Report)
    USGBC
    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, www.swedishepa.se

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    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, www.enwave.com; Canada Low Carbon Energy Fund, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate.../low-carbon-economy-fund.html

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    BHSL Announced €1.5Mn French Biogas Tech. Deal (Int'l Report)
    BHSL
    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., info@bhsl.com, www.bhslhydro.com

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


    Geminor Snares Norwegian Biofuel Business Bon Biobrensel (M&A)
    Geminor
    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, LetsRecycle.com, Mar., 2019) Contact: Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO, +44 0 1782 950 471, info@geminor.co.uk, www.geminor.no/en; Bon Biobrensel AS, +47 63 99 51 00, www.facebook.com/BonBiobrensel

    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. www.gbci.org. (Source: Cox Enterprises, PR, 17 Dec., 2018) Contact: Cox Enterprises, Cox Conserves, Meredith Lindvall, Recycling Waste Diversion Program Manager, www.coxenterprises.com; GBCI, www.gbci.org; : USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

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

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