To that end, the governor noted the potential of, and opportunities offered by carbon capture and storage (CCS) for the state's oil and gas sector and the importance of related research work being carried out by the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center (UNDEERC). The Governor also noted the state is working on water recycling in oilfields, using carbon dioxide (CO2) in enhanced oil recovery, reducing CO2 emissions, reducing natural gas flaring, and other efforts to reduce emissions and address the climate change crisis. (Source: Office of Gov. Douglas Burgum, UNDEERC Website, 20 May, 2021)
Contact: Office of Gov. Douglas Burgum, (701) 328-2200. Fax: (701) 328-2205,
www.governor.nd.gov; UNDEERC, Niki Massmann, Communications, 701.777.5000,
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The B20 programme was originally slated for implementation by mid-2021.
(Source: Malaysian Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, The Star, 15 June, 2015)Contact: Malaysian Palm Oil Board, www.mpob.gov.my
More Low-Carbon Energy News B20, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Blend, Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
One study will look at the feasibility of creating salt caverns for hydrocarbon storage which is going to be important for attracting the petrochemical industry, as well as for storing hydrogen and other liquid fuels. The study will cost $9.5 million. The other $500,000 study looks at hydrogen energy development in North Dakota. Two companies recently announced a plan to produce "blue hydrogen" at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.
"Blue hydrogen is what we create using a fossil fuel source. We then capture the carbon, and store it underground. It's perfect for a state like North Dakota. Minnesota, Iowa, places like that cannot, because they don't have suitable geology," the release noted.
The state's Oil and Gas Research Council will still have to complete a technical review before the studies can move forward, the release noted. (Source: UNDEERC, Website PR, June, 2021)Contact: UNDEERC, Niki Massmann, Communications, 701.777.5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.undeerc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News UNDEERC, Hydrogen,
Solar energy supporters see the trend to solar as an opportunity for warehouse operators to reduce or eliminate their electricity bills and sell any excess power back to the grid. (Source: Various Media, NJ Spotlight, 14 June, 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rooftop Solar news, Solar news,
The Port of Los Angeles has also launched a 12-month, $82.5 million Shore-to-Store (S2S) project with public and private sector partners demonstrating zero-emission Class 8 trucks in a heavy-duty setting. The S2S project is one of 16 demonstrations underway at the port to accelerate near-zero and zero-emissions solutions for moving cargo.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is supporting S2S with a matching grant of $41.1 million. Project partners, who include Toyota and Shell, are contributing the remaining $41.4 million in financial and in-kind support. Air Liquide is the main hydrogen fuel supplier.
(Source: Port of Los Angeles, Fenix Marine Services, Splash247, 15 June,, 2021) Contact: Fenix Marine Services, Sean Pierce, President and CEO , 310-548-8700, www.fenixmarineservices.com; Port of Los Angeles, www.portof losangeles.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Diese, lCalifornia Air Resources Board,
As part of the no-cost energy-as-a-service plan, Budderfly created a three-week installation plan and hired/negotiated pricing with the YMCA's preferred vendors wherever possible. Budderfly also upgraded the YMCA facility's existing lighting to LED lighting, performed a complete audit of the HVAC units, installed NexRev Variable Frequency Drives which make constant small adjustments to control power and temperature with maximized performance and efficiency, installed HVAC Chips in seven units to regulate performance and extend the unit's lifecycle.
Additionally, Budderfly provided 100 pct of the capital, equipment, and installation and assumed responsibility for all maintenance and monitoring as well as the YMCA's electric and gas payments. With the change, Budderfly sends the YMCA a simple, consolidated monthly bill showing pre-established usage.
Savings from increased energy efficiency will be contractually shared by Budderfly and the YMCA. (Source: Budderfly Inc., PR, My Tech, 14 June, 2021)
Contact: YMCA of Southwest Kansas, www.ymcaswkansas.org;
Budderfly Inc., Al Subbloie, CEO, 855-299-1334 , www.budderfy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Under the MoU, LafargeHolcim plans to explore how wind turbine blades can be turned into sustainable construction materials. This research builds on the company's work under its Geocycle brand, to recover energy from GE's decommissioned turbine blades after they have been removed from the turbine and shredded.
GE previously announced it would partner with LafargeHolcim and COBOD International to develop wind turbines that use 3D-printed concrete bases.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, CNBC, 11 June, 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Pecresse, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home;
LafargeHolcim Global Innovation Center, www.lafargeholcim.com; COBOD International, www.cobod.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, LafargeHolcim, Wind Blade,
The Sandbostel-Bevern farm, which is expected to begin construction in 2022, is expected to generate sufficient green electricity for the equivalent of 15,500 households. (Source: RWE AG, PR, Market Watch, 15 June, 2021) Contact: RWE AG www.group.rwe
More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE, Wind,
The fund is the first infrastructure equity fund that received a Second Party Opinion from Sustainalytics, a provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings and analysis. Prime Capital "identifies and secures attractive opportunities at an early stage, optimizing all technical and commercial aspects of the projects, including financing and power purchase agreements," according to the company.
According to Sustainalytics, the fund aligns with its principles for green and responsible investments and "creates significant positive impact" with respect to the EU's climate change mitigation target. (Source: Prime Capital, PR, 15 June, 2021)
Contact:Prime Capital, Mathias Bimberg, 1300 766 075, email@example.com,
www.primecapital.com, www. primecapital-ag.com/product/prime-green-energy-infrastructure-fund-s-a/?lang=en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,
The IPO supports the company's plan to construct roughly 25 new power projects by 2028 and to grow an existing portfolio of 10 biogas plants operated on behalf of investment entities backed by Aviva and JLEN Environmental Assets Group.
The growth strategy includes carbon-capture and storage (CCS) "bolt-on" projects which further boost the environmental credentials for the soon-to-be-listed share.
Future Biogas is teamed up with the Northern Lights Project -- a venture by a number of oil and gas firms with a presence in the North Sea. Carbon captured by Future Biogas will be supplied to Northern Lights for permanent storage underground, beneath the North Sea. The Northern Lights venture partners include Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Equinor.
Future Biogas will generate carbon offsets for its part in the venture, and it intends to sell them to corporate buyers. (Source: Future Biogas Ltd., PR, Investor, 15 June, 2021) Contact: Future Biogas Ltd., Philipp Lukas, CEO, +44 1483 375920, www.futurebiogas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Future Biogas, CCS, Biogas, Northern Lights , Carbon Offsets,
To that end, Neste has committed to approximately 40 pct of the electricity used at its Porvoo refinery will be renewable wind power in 2025 and will increase the share of renewable electricity with Guarantees of Origin, based on existing renewable electricity generation capacity. Guarantees of Origin will help increase the share of renewable electricity to 100 pct of Neste's electricity needs by 2023.
Neste aims to reduce the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of electricity purchases at its Porvoo refinery by approximately 50,000 tpy of CO2 equivalent. With all the wind power agreements combined, Neste will reduce indirect GHG emissions of its electricity purchases at its various Finnish production sites by approximately 120,000 tpy CO2 equivalent -- roughly the annual carbon footprint of more than 19,000 average EU citizens.
(Source: Neste Oyi, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Neste Oy, Carl Nyberg, Exec. VP, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com
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Under the agreement, fuel and the related Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Renewable Fuel Standard Credits will be sold at a fixed discount to the market price at the time of delivery.
(Source: Aemetis, Inc., 14 June, 2021) Contact: Murex LLC, Robert Wright, President, www.murexltd.com;
Aemetis Advanced Fuels, Andy Foster, Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, (408) 213-0940, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aemetis.com
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Manulife developed a GHG model to identify multiple abatement opportunities and model reduction scenarios, and last year it conducted a "deep carbon retrofit study" of its corporate real estate to see where it could achieve immediate and longer-term reductions. Through carbon-emission reduction, Manulife Investment Management aims to be a key player in the transition to a low carbon economy.
Manulife's global climate action plan also commits to a 35 pct reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. (Source: Manulife Investment Management, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Manulife Investment Management, www.manulifeim.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions news,
Using CPE's advanced energy storage technology, facilities can save on energy costs with zero capital construction cost. CPE's patented solution uses the thermal mass within a building's envelope and interior mass as energy storage to take advantage of cooler night time temperatures and air conditioning efficiency to store electricity.
Ozop Energy Systems manufactures and distributes renewable energy products in the energy storage, solar, microgrids, and EV charging sectors.
(Source: Ozop Energy, PR, 15 June, 2021)
Contact: Ozop Energy Solutions, Brian Conway, CEO, ww.ozopenergy.com; Clean Peak Energy Group LLC, Ed Levene, CEO, 203-614-1485 , www.cleanpeakenergy.us
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The $250 million project is being developed by NYC-based Garrison Architects and will provide 242 units across 450,000 square feet. The project has received a Buildings of Excellence award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and a portion of $13 million in funding set aside for low- or zero-carbon multi-family buildings. The buildings sustainability features include:
The facility upgrades 180 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM), or 290 Nm3 per hour of biogas generated by 250 milk cows and 12,000 annual tons of off-farm organics. With DMT's biogas upgrading system, Seabreeze Farm produced up to 99.5 pct RNG for direct injection into the natural gas pipeline. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the project equates to removing 650 vehicles from roadways or generating energy for 360 homes.
Seabreeze Farm sells the RNG to FortisBC, a natural gas and electricity utility that serves British Columbia's 1.2 million customers.
(Source: DMT Clear Gas Solutions, Website PR, June, 2021)Contact:
DMT Clear Gas Solutions, Robert Lems, GM, (503) 379-0147, www.dmt-cgs.com
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Aerospace-certified ESS solutions from Rolls-Royce will power electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing) in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and fixed-wing aircraft, with up to 19 seats, in the commuter market.
According to the release, Rolls-Royce has to-date designed 10 different aerospace battery systems, four of which have flown in three aircraft, accumulating more than 250 hours of flight experience and another two designs will complete their first flight in aircraft in 2021.
Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are currently working with Scandinavian regional aircarrier Wideroe to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, which is planned to be ready for revenue service in 2026. Rolls-Royce will deliver the entire electrical propulsion system including an energy storage system for the new P-VOLT aircraft.
The Rolls-Royce ESS effort is being supported by the UK Government Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).
(Source: Rolls-Royce, PR, 16 June, 2021) Contact: Rolls-Royce, Rob Watson, Director of Electrical, www.rolls-royce.com/contact-us/rolls-royce-headquarters.aspx
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The list ranked metropolitan areas in three categories -- the Top 25 Big Cities, Top Mid-Sized Cities and Top Small Cities.
To earn an Energy Star certification, buildings must be independently verified to be more energy efficient than 75 pct of similar buildings nationwide. On average, Energy Star certified buildings use 35 pct less energy than typical buildings and are responsible for 35 pct fewer greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: EPA, Wheeling News Register, 16 June, 2021) (Contact: DOE ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
DOE Energy Star
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The absorption and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the world's oceans and coastal regions has been identified as one of the ways in which marine ecosystems can reduce the impacts of climate change.
Launched in June 2020, Ireland's Programme for Government recognized the "the enormous blue carbon potential that the ocean has to offer in tackling climate change."
In order to prepare the ground for such a large-scale research programme, the Marine Institute commissioned Blue Carbon and Marine Carbon Sequestration in Irish Waters and Coastal Habitats,
a synthesis report to review existing knowledge on blue carbon habitats and their role as carbon sinks in Ireland. Download the report
HERE. (Source: Marine Institute, PR, Afloat.ie, June, 2021) Contact: Marine Institute, www.oar.marine.ie
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The study recommendations provide a concrete basis for developing global and regional -- for example, European Union -- standards for green infrastructure. The aim is to ensure claims of carbon storage hold true, as well as eventually have a tool for landscape designers to help plan new areas or refurbishing existing urban spaces.
The recommendations are particularly relevant for countries and regions like the Nordics, where nature has been traditionally integrated into urban landscapes. However, they can also help other areas meet their carbon targets.
Researchers at Aalto University, together with consortium partners of the Co-Carbon project, are currently starting field tests to determine the exact carbon sequestration potential of plants at various stages of growth. While the carbon storage potential of trees is relatively well-known, the study is set to be the first to focus on plants and bushes, elements commonly used in urban landscaping. At Luke, researchers are developing a tool to model the changes in carbon storage of plants and soil at regional level due to land use changes. Such a tool could help planners target and maintain existing carbon storage in plants and soil.
(Source: Aalto University, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: Aalto University, Dr. Matti Kuittinen, Dr. Matti Kuittinen, +358 5059 47990,
email@example.com, www.aalto.fi; Natural Resources Institute Finland, Dr. Eeva-Maria Tuhkanen,
Research scientist, +358 2953 26595, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.luke.fi
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ACI's goal relates to the carbon emissions under the direct control of airport operators and will be a crucial component of the aviation industry's contribution towards this global effort.
Airports have long taken a leadership role in addressing, minimizing, and mitigating the environmental impacts of aviation. This has been demonstrated through their ability to decrease emissions over the last 10 years, supported and enabled by Airport Carbon Accreditation despite significant traffic growth in that time. Building upon the commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 initially launched by ACI EUROPE in June 2019, ACI has created this ambitious long-term carbon goal to drive further action and support the decarbonisation efforts of airports as they respond to the climate challenge. Through a combination of new technology, operational efficiencies and infrastructure improvements, more than ten billion tonnes of CO2 have been averted by the industry since 1990, but we must build on this and accelerate our collective efforts to decarbonise, accoding to the ACI release.
The study underlying the setting of the goal was conducted by ACI World with consultants ICF and Airbiz, sponsored by Hong Kong International Airport, Oman Airports, the Schiphol Group, San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Vancouver Airport Authority, and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority; the study was also sponsored by EXOLUM, World Fuel Services, and Terpel. (Source: Airports Council International, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: Airports Council International, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, 514-373-1200,
Fax: 514-373 -1201, , www.aci.aero; Airport Carbon Accreditation, www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org
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The agreement involves the joint development of onboard carbon capture solutions for ships using the Cryogenic Carbon Capture™ (CCC) technology developed by Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES) which was acquired by Chart in December 2020. The SES patented technology, which utilizes Chart's expertise in cryogenic equipment and systems, will separate the CO2 from the ships' exhaust gases, resulting in a high purity liquid CO2 product that is stored onboard in cryogenic storage tanks to be either permanently stored in underground geological formations or be used in CO2 -- consuming industries.
When fully developed, the carbon capture solution will be available as a key element in the TECO 2030 Future Funnel, an exhaust gas cleaning system for ships. TECO 2030 is also developing hydrogen fuel cells for the maritime industry. These will enable ships to switch from fossil fuels to green hydrogen produced by renewable energy and thereby emissions-free.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce carbon intensity in international shipping by 40 pct by 2030, and to cut the total annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50 pct by 2050 compared to 2008.
(Source: Chart Industries, PR, 14 June, 2021)
Contact: Chart Industries, Wade Suki, CFA, Inv. Rel.,
832-524-7489, email@example.com, www.chartindustries.com;
TECO 2030, Stian Aakre, CEO, +47 907 08 440, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.teco2030.no
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The two firms are currently evaluating CCS infrastructure investments that will enhance the sustainability and improve the economics of ethanol production through low-cost carbon storage. Work has already begun to evaluate favorable storage geology through Catahoula's joint development arrangement with Battelle.
Catahoula Resources is a portfolio company of private investment firm The Energy and Minerals Group, a major investor in midstream infrastructure in North America and a leader in identifying, developing and executing world-class design/build/operate capabilities for midstream assets, according to a company release.
(Source: Chief Industries, Inc., Catahoula Resources, North Platte Telegraph12 June, 2021) Contact: Chief Industries, Inc., D.J. Eihusen, CEO, (308) 389-7200, www.chiefind.com ; Catahoula Resources, Jeff Rawls, CEO, 713.324.640o, email@example.com, www.catahoularesources.com
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The VOLCAN (VOL avec Carburants Alternatifs Nouveaux) project is the first time in-flight emissions will be measured using 100 pct SAF in a single-aisle aircraft.
For the tests, Airbus is responsible for characterizing and analyzing the impact of 100 pct SAF on-ground and in-flight emissions using an A320neo test aircraft powered by a CFM LEAP-1A engine. Safran will focus on compatibility studies related to the fuel system and engine adaptation while
Onera will support Airbus and Safran in analyzing the compatibility of the fuel with aircraft systems and will prepare, analyze and interpret test results to determine the impact of 100 pct SAF on emissions and contrail formation. Dassault Aviation will contribute to the material and equipment compatibility studies and verify 100 pct SAF bio-contamination susceptibility.
The various SAFs used for the VOLCAN project will be provided by Paris-based TotalEnergies.
(Source: Airbus, TradeArabia News , 12 June, 2021) Contact: Airbus, www.airbus.com; TotalEnergies, www.totalenergies.com
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Adani Enterprises Ltd. id an incubator is focused on establishing new businesses in the infrastructure and energy sector. (Source: Adani Enterprises Ltd, PTI, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Adani Enterprises Ltd., +91-79-26565555, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.adanienterprises.com
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The $45 million to $50 million plant has received the necessary air emissions related permits but is awaiting an agricultural wastewater discharge permit through the New Mexico Environment Department.
The plant will managed by St. Louis-based Roeslein Alternative Energy. The plant's anaerobic digestors can handle up to 350,000 gpd of dairy waste.(Source: Kilb Group, 11 June, 2021)
(Contact: Kolb Group, Kolb Bioenergy NM 1 LLC. www.brinkmannconstructors.com/work/kolb-bioenergy; Roeslein Alternative Energy, Rudi Roeslein, Pres., Brian Gale, Bus. Dev., Chris Roach, Proj. Dev., (314) 729-0055, email@example.com, www.roesleinalternativeenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Anaerobic Digestion, Roeslein Alternative Energy,
Energy Vault's technology uses gravity to move water through custom-made composite blocks formed from local, low-cost materials. The blocks are raised and lowered by a specially designed crane that uses Energy Vault's proprietary technology, thus storing the potential energy at height and generating electricity as the blocks are lowered. (Source: Energy Vault, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Energy Vault, Robert Piconi, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.energyvault.ch
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The project, which is expected incorporate 137 wind turbines generating more than 750 MW when fully operational, will be Europe's largest single onshore wind farm.
W3 Energy will be responsible for onsite technical operations management and local accounting services as well as operation and maintenance of the electrical infrastructure and transformer stations. (Source: w3 Energy, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: W3 Energy, +46 (0) 911-22 11 70, email@example.com, www.w3e.se; Luxcara, www.luxcara.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News w3 Energy, Luxara, Wind,
The CEIP 13 members generally represent community-based organizations will help PSE develop a 4-year roadmap outlining clean electricity targets, actions and programs and ways to equitably distribute benefits and reduce burdens that stem from electric planning decisions.PSE is aiming to equitably and sustainably reach beyond net zero carbon emissions by 2045.
Download PSE, CEIP details HERE.
(Source: Puget Sound Energy, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Puget Sound Energy , Mary Kipp. Pres., CEO, David Mills, Snr. VP, CSO, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Puget Sound Energy,
MPC Caribbean partnered with Ansa McAL of Trinidad & Tobago and two other unnamed investors from Dominican Republic and Canada on the Monte Plata acquisition. The price paid to the seller of the plant, United Renewable Energy Company Limited of Taiwan, was also not disclosed.
Monte Plata currently sells its 33.4 MW total capacity to the state-owned Dominican Corporation of State Electrical Companies under a 20-year PPA.
MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund holds operational solar and wind assets in Jamaica, Costa Rica, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. (Source: MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd., Website PR, June, 2021)
Contact: MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mpc-cleanenergy.com
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LG's new $300 million, 350,000 sq-ft building and campus incorporates 50 pc more green space on the 27-acre site, maintained woodlands and wetlands and planted more than 1,500 trees native to New Jersey. The facility features highly efficient LG HVAC technologies to maximize energy conservation and an 85,000-square-foot rooftop array of LG solar modules to generate clean electricity on-site and help reduce carbon emissions. Other award-winning technologies and systems from LG -- including digital signage displays and smart appliances -- are integrated throughout the property.
The LG campus is one of only 10 new construction buildings in the Garden State and one of 894 projects nation-wide to earn LEED Platinum. (Source: LG Electronics USA, PR, 14 June, 2021) Contact: LG Electronics USA, www.lg.com/us; US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, LG Electronics, Green Building,
The project, involving major energy group Orsted and Danish marine fuels firm Bunker Holdings Ltd. will investigate how local power-to-X green energy can support the supply of sustainable fuels for the more than 60,000 ships per year that pass the island. Consortium partners include Danish ferry operator Molslinjen, Finnish engine maker Wartsila, French classification society Bureau Veritas, Bornholm's Port of Roenne, Danish engineering group Ramboll and hydrogen catalysis firm Haldor Topsoe.
Bornholm Island's central location in the Baltic region gives it added potential to exploit green electricity from offshore wind from Sweden, Poland and Germany as well as Danish waters. (Source: Bunker Holdings Ltd, Website PR, Trade Winds, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Bunker Holdings Ltd, +45 88 38 28 28, bh@bunker-holding,com, www.bunker-holding.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen, Sustainable Fuel,
Under the agreement, IRENA and the MEME Morocco will work together to develop technology and market outlook studies, craft public-private models of cooperation in the hydrogen space, explore the development of new hydrogen value chains and lay the groundwork for the trading of green hydrogen at a national and regional level. The two parties will also conduct joint analyses to explore the socio-economic benefits of renewables, emphasising the development of new value chains, job creation at the national level and lessons learned to the broader region.
At the end of 2020, the Kingdom of Morocco had a total installed renewable energy capacity of almost 3.5 GW, according to IRENA. (Source: IRENA, PR, 14 June, 2021) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000, email@example.com, www.irena.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Renewable Energy Agency, Green Hydrogen, Renewable Energy,
Sulzer Chemtech will develop an efficient carbon capture unit that will act as a key enabler in Blue Planet's process. The system will be installed in Blue Planet's pilot plant which is under construction in Pittsburg, California, and will capture emissions from an adjacent natural gas-fired power plant.
When operational, the system will mineralize CO2 to form highly sustainable synthetic limestone aggregates -- the main compound of concrete -- by permanently sequestering the CO2 in a solid form to be incorporated in concrete.
Blue Planet's technology uses CO2 as a raw material for making carbonate rocks used in place of natural limestone rock which is the principal component of concrete. CO2 from flue gas is converted to carbonate by contacting CO2 containing gas with a water-based capture solutions.
This differentiates Blue Planet from most CO2 capture methods because the captured CO2 does not require a purification step, which is an energy and capital intensive process. As a result Blue Planet's carbon capture method is extremely efficient, and results in a lower cost than traditional methods of CO2 capture, according to the company website.
(Source: Sulzer Chemtech, Website PR, 14 June, 2021)
Contact: Blue Planet Ltd., Brent Constantz, CEO, 408.458 3900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.blueplanet-ltd.com;
Sulzer Chemtech, Torsten Wintergerste, Div. Pres., +41 52 262 30 22, www.sulzer.com/en/shared/about-us/myr17-chemtech
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DTE Energy Efficiency Assistance programs team up with local nonprofit organizations and community action agencies to provide free energy-saving home improvements to eligible customers. In 2020, the DTE Income-Qualified program had 10,926 electric and 12,273 natural gas participants. This program includes Energy Efficiency Assistance, the Income-Qualified Heat Pumps initiative and the Income-Qualified components of the Multifamily and Home Energy Consultation programs.
DTE's commercial and industrial programs offer incentives to replace existing equipment and fixtures with new energy efficient equipment and incentives for designing and building new or remodeling projects that are energy efficient. In 2020, DTE energy efficiency programs achieved:
As part of the agreement, both companies are investing a combined $300 million to build the first commercial-scale, renewable BDO facility in the U.S. at Cargill's existing biotechnology campus and corn refining operation in Eddyville, Iowa. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
The Qore joint venture will focus on producing QIRA, the next-generation 1,4-butanediol (BDO). Made biologically through the fermentation of plant-based sugars, QIRA can save up to 93 pct of greenhouse gas emissions when replacing today's widely used chemical intermediates made from traditional fossil sources. QIRA can be used the same way as its chemical counterpart but with significantly better environmental performance.
Qore has licensed San Diego-based Genomatica's BDO process technology and is using Cargill's global feedstock supply and fermentation manufacturing expertise to initially produce and distribute an expected 65,000 metric tpy of its first bio-intermediate, QIRA. HELM will work with brand owners, original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to incorporate QIRA into their respective products. (Source: Cargill, PR, 9 June, 2021) Contact: Cargill, David MacLennan, CEO, Frank van Lierde, Exec. VP, www.cargill.com;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cargill, Genomatica,
AKI established its first manufacturing site in Sto. Tomas town in Batangas and plans a second manufacturing facility also in the province to meet growing demand.
(Source: Development Bank of the Philippines, PR, 9 June, 2021)
Contact: Development Bank of the Philippines, www.dbp.ph; Amber Kinetics, (510)-474-1000, email@example.com, www.amberkinetics.com
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The Parc Tramuntana project would be constructed in two, 500-MW phases, each of which would incorporate between 30 and 40 floating wind turbines. Subject to permitting which is underway, the project could be fully operational in 2026, according to the release. (Source: BlueFloat Energy, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: BlueFloat Energy, Pierre-Antoine Tetard, Bus. Dev.,
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Silicon Ranch will build, own and operate the project -- the second solar generation facility on the BrightRidge system built in partnership with Silicon Ranch and TVA.
The project is the first to enter the construction phase under TVA's new Generation Flexibility Program to encourage local power companies to develop new distributed generation facilities. The energy produced by the Martin Solar Farm will be offered first to area K-12 and higher education systems.
(Source: BrightRidge, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: BrightRidge, Jeff Dykes, CEO, www.brightridge.com; TVA Commercial Energy Solutions, Doug Perry, Sr. VP, www.tva.com;
Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.siliconranch.com
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Dracula Technologies has raised €4.4 million ($5.4 million) to date -- €2 million in 2016 from angel investors for a pilot line, and €2.4 million in 2020 from MGI Digital and ISRA which the company is using to increase module production during its pre-industrialization stage. Commerical-scale production is expected to commence in 2024. (Source: Dracula Technologies, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Dracula Technologies, + 33 (0)4 75 78 26 65 ,
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RayGen's solar-hydro power plant consists of RayGen's proprietary PV Ultra, a concentrating photovoltaic solar co-generation tower, combined with its patented electro-thermal storage. The technology generates heat as a by-product which is captured and used for thermal storage. The electro-thermal storage system consists of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine, industrial chillers and two insulated water-based thermal storage pits or reservoirs, each roughly the size of four Olympic size swimming pools. One of the reservoirs is kept at a temperature of 90 degrees and the other at close to 0 degrees, and the temperature difference is used to generate dispatchable electricity using ORC turbines, according to RayGen.
The project builds on a feasibility study and development work supported by a $3 million ARENA grant in March 2020. ARENA also supported RayGen with $8.67 million in funding to develop and construct its 1-MW PV Ultra pilot project in Newbridge, Victoria. (Source: ARENA, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au; RayGen Resources, +61 3 8669 0380, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.raygen.com
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The new facility will produce 15 tpd of liquid green hydrogen using 100 pct renewable energy and intended to fuel transportation applications, including material handling and fuel cell electric vehicle fleets.
The facility is expected to come in at $84 million with construction starting in 2022. (Source: Plug Power, PR, Website, 10 June, 2021) Contact: Plug Power, email@example.com, www.plugpower.com, Plug Power GenFuel, www.plugpower.com/hydrogen/genfuel/
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Under the contract, OSS will design, engineer and construct a utility-scale solar array as well as provide full utility-scale EPC services, including substation construction, to be delivered in early 2022.
(Source: Orbital Energy PR, Website, 9 June, 2021) Contact: Orbital Energy, Bransdon Martin, CEO, 1-832-467-1420 www.orbitalenergygroup.com
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"We're going to look to the ocean to continue to help reduce pollution." -- U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry, Apr., 2021
"We can decarbonize the sector by using zero-carbon fuels like hydrogen and ammonia, instead of dirty fuel oil, to power transoceanic vessels, but the shipping industry has been slow to make to the switch." -- John Lewis, Clean Air Task Force
In April, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry announced the U.S. will join an international effort to achieve zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry -- which emits 1 billion metric tpy of CO2, according to the Ocean Conservancy.
Roughly 90 pct of world trade is transported by sea and accounts for nearly 3 pct of the world's CO2 emissions. (Source: Ocean Conservancy, Various Media, June, 2021)
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With the deal, Greenvolt will own 51 pct with the balance being held by Equitix. (Source: Equitix, PR, Website, June, 2021)
Contact: Equitix Group, +44 (0) 20 7250 7333,
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The first project of this program, conducted in partnership with the French National Forest Office and the Rhone Departmental Council, is located about 30 kilometers away from Lyon-Saint Exupery airport, and will restore, reforest, maintain and manage 3.6 hectares with locally resilient species selected for their strong capacity to adapt to water stress and absorb CO2. This reforestation project, which will sequester more than 500 tons of CO2 over the planting's growth period, aims at achieving the Low Carbon Label certification.
By developing other similar projects within a five-year framework agreement with the Rhone department, VINCI Airports will create a network of forest sinks in the Rhone region that will offset 100 pct of Lyon airports' residual emissions and enable Lyon-Saint Exupery airport to become the first French commercial airports to achieve net-zero emissionsby 2026. (Source: VINCI Airports, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert, CEO, www.vinvi-airports.com
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The platform allows users to offset purchases made on e-commerce businesses including grocery orders, food and fuel delivery, and online stores, among others.
The Olive Gaea platform supports carbon offsetting projects that are handpicked and verified by Verra , Plan Vivo and other third party organizations. (Source: Olive Gaea, PR, Kahleej Times, 10 June, 2021) Contact: Olive Gaea, Vivek Tripathi, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.olivegaea.com
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Neste's renewable diesel is produced from 100 pct renewable raw materials and helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90 pct when emissions over the fuel's life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. The renewable diesel is a "drop-in" fuel fully compatible with all diesel engines, not requiring any modifications to the existing vehicles or fuel distribution infrastructures, according to Neste. (Source: Neste, PR, 9 June, 2021) Contact: Neste, Carl Nyberg, Exec VP, Renewable Road Transportation, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com
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The Stockton site is expected to be completed and in operation in March, 2022 and will be equipped with 108 tank car offload spots, 6.7 million gallons of dedicated ethanol storage and high-speed truck loading capability. (Source: Eco-Energy, PR, 9 June, 2021)
Contact: Eco-Energy, Josh Bailey, CEO, (615) 778-2898, Chad Conn, VP, (615) 786-0401, www.eco-energy.com
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