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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,; Eni SpA,

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,; Viridor,

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,,

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,,

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,,; University of Extremadura, +34 924 28 93 00,

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,

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,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enexor BioEnergy,  Bioenergy,  Bio-waste,  Waste-to-Energy,  

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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy,  

  • 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,,

    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)
    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbelt Resources ,  Biofuel Feedstock,  Biofuel,  Bioproducts,  

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Veolia,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  

    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,

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

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion,  Food Waste-to-Energy,  

    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,

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

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Renewable Energy,  

    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,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News biodigester,  Dynamic Systems Management,  Generate Capital,  Biogas,  

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News China Everbright Greentech,  Biomass,  

    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,,

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

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Japan Renewable Energy,  

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