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Orsted, ATP Bidding on Danish Energy Island Project (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2021-04-23
Copenhagen-headquartered Danish pension fund ATP reports it has partnered with Danish offshore wind giant Orsted to bid in the upcoming tender for construction of the planned Danish North Sea energy island, which will be majority government owned.

Initially, the artificial island will be roughly the size of 18 soccer fields and will be capable of producing and storing 3 gigawatts of electricity scalable up to 10 gigawatts -- nearly one-and-a-half times Denmark's current energy needs.

The North Sea energy island is expected make a significant contribution to the future build-out of Denmark's large-scale offshore wind resources, overall energy infrastructure and to Europe's transition to to green economy, according to the release.

To date, Orsted has constructed more than 25 offshore wind farms and 17 offshore transmission systems worldwide. ATP has more than 5.3 million members with funds totaling DKK 960 billion ($155 billion). (Source: ATP, PR, Website, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; ATP, Bo Foged, CEO , Stephan Ghisler-Solvang, Media, +45 61 22 93 92, stg@atp.dk, www.atp.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Green Hydrogen,  


Topsoe HydroFlex Tech. Selected for Tidewater Renewable Diesel Plant (Ind. Report)
Topsoe, Tidwater Midstream
Date: 2021-04-16
In Denmark, Haldor Topsoe reports it has contracted with Calgary-based Tidewater Midstream for the delivery of its HydroFlex technology to be utilized in a new 3,000 bpd renewable diesel -- from a variety of 100 pct feedstocks -- facility to be constructed at Tidewater's existing Prince George, British Columbia refinery -- subject to final investment decisions. The facility is expected to be Canada's first commercial-scale stand-alone renewable diesel plant.

Topsoe's HydroFlex is the industry-leading technology for production of renewable jet and diesel provides lower CAPEX, lower OPEX, lower carbon intensity (CI) score, better diesel yield, and can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications, according to the company. (Source: Haldor Topsoe, PR, Website, Biofuels Int'l., 15 Apr., 2021) Contact: Tidewater Midstream, Joel MacLeod, CEO, (587) 475-0210, jmacleod@tidewatermidstream.com, www.tidewatermidstream.com; Haldor Topsoe, Roeland Baan, CEO, Ulrik Frohlke, Media, +45 27 77 99 68, ulfr@topsoe.com, www.topsoe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Topsoe,  Renewable Diesel ,  


Novozymes Notable Quote on Climate Change
Novozymes
Date: 2021-04-16
"As the world's largest industrial biotechnology company, with bio-innovation operations from Copenhagen in Denmark to Milwaukee in the U.S., Novozymes is proud to support the call for at least halving emissions by 2030.

"We can harness the renewable potential of millions of acres of cropland, sequester GHG emissions, boost yields and increase the production of renewable energy made from farm crops, such as corn or soybeans. With smart policy and smart science, the Biden Administration can raise the bar for nations around the world, but to do that, it is vital that biofuels are core in the U.S. strategy.

At Novozymes, we specialize in tapping into the power of nature to deliver advanced biology that does everything from boosting crop yields without added fertilizer, to improving laundry detergents to cut energy and water waste. Our (Novozymes) innovation helps biofuel producers get more energy out of every harvest. These technologies have already helped the U.S. replace about 10 pct of liquid fuels with renewable alternatives.

"The vital importance of these bio-based solutions to address the climate crisis is already recognized, but ideas must be turned into action. Incentives that would allow the entire agricultural supply chain to invest in the future and a fuel market that is open to higher-biofuels blends -- such as E15 -- that allow drivers to save money, while reducing consumption of fossil fuel, are essential. These opportunities would not only drive green economic growth in the U.S., but could also offer a roadmap for other countries." -- Brian Brazeau, North America Novozymes, Apr., 2021)Contact: Novozymes, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy, 646-671-3897, www.novozymes.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Novozymes,  Biofuel,  Climate Change,  


Apple's Green Bonds Support Renewable Energy (Ind. Report)
Apple, Green Bond
Date: 2021-03-19
IT giant Apple reports it funded 17 Green Bond renewable energy projects that avoided an average of 921,000 metric tpy of carbon emissions in 2020 as part of its planned $4.7 billion Green Bond spend. The projects will generate 1.2 GW of renewable energy globally, with Apple adding over 350 MW of newly installed renewable energy over the last year in Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, and Denmark.

In February 2016, Apple issued its first $1.5 billion Green Bond, following up with its second round of $1 billion in June 2017 after the Trump administration announcement of its intention to withdraw from the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement . In November 2019, Apple issued its third set of Green Bonds and its first in Europe, with two bonds each at €1 billion ($2.2 billion US).

Apple has invsted roughly $2.8 billion in projects that address carbon emissions. (Source: Apple, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Apple, www.apple com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple,  Renewable Energy,  Green Bond,  Carbon Emissions,  


Topsoe Plans Green Hydrogen Production Facility (Int'l. Report)
Haldor Topsoe
Date: 2021-03-08
In Denmark, Haldor Topsoe is reporting plans to invest in a 500 MW per -- expandable to 5 GW per year -- solid oxide electrolyzers (SOEC) production facility. Construction of the new automated manufacturing facility is expected to get underway in 2022 for commissioning and startup in 2023.

With 90 pct or better efficiencies, Topsoe's proprietary SOEC electrolyzers offer superior performance in electrolysis of water into hydrogen, when compared to today's standard alkaline or PEM electrolyzers, according to the release. "This new manufacturing facility is a concrete step to take a leading role in the ongoing energy transition towards a low carbon future. We strongly believe that one of the most viable routes to this goal lies in the efficient utilization of renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen, fuels, and chemicals. With Topsoe's SOEC electrolyzer, more than 90 pct of the renewable electricity that enters the electrolyzer is preserved in the green hydrogen it produces -- significantly more efficient than other available technologies in the market," the release notes. (Source: Haldor Topsoe, PR, 4 Mar., 2021) Contact: Haldor Topsoe, Roeland Baan, CEO, Ulrik Frohlke, Media, +45 27 77 99 68, ulfr@topsoe.com, www.topsoe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Haldor Topsoe,  Green Hydrogen,  


Vestas Cutting Colorado Plant Production (Ind. Report)
Vestas
Date: 2021-02-19
Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S is reporting plans to slash its manufacturing capacity across three of the company's four factories in Colorado. The move is in response to "lower near-term market demand."

Vestas envisages the consolidation of blade production to the Windsor Blades factory and the repurposing of the Brighton Blades facility into a North American headquarters for the Global Tooling business, the company explained. About 280 employees will be laid off when blade production ends at the Brighton Blades factory and a further 170 will be affected at the Pueblo Towers and Brighton Nacelles sites. (Source: Vestas, PR, Website, 17 Feb., 2021) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  


Orsted Baltic Sea Offshore Wind JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
Orsetd
Date: 2021-02-12
Fredericia, Denmark-based Orsted and Warsaw, Poland-headquartred Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE) are reporting a 50/50 joint venture agreement for the development, construction and operation of two offshore wind projects totaling upto 2.5 GW in the Baltic Sea.

To that end, Orsted will subscribe to 50 pct of new share capital in PGE's Elektrownia Wiatrowa 1-GW Baltica-3 sp. z o.o. and the 1.5-GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica-2 sp z o.o. offshore wind farm projects. The subscription price for the newly issued shares will amount to roughly $177.1 million. Both projects are eligible to be included in Poland's 2021 offshore wind allocation round where a total of 5.9 GW is expected to be awarded. Baltica 3 is the most advanced of the two projects and could become operational in 2026. (Source: Orsted, PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; Polska Grupa Energetyczna, www.gkpge.pl

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


Repsol Joins Renewable Hydrogen Consortium, Reports Aviation Biofuels Production (Int'l.)
Repsol
Date: 2021-01-29
Repsol is reporting the H24All project consortium has presented an application for European Green Deal funding to develop Europe's first 100 MW alkaline electrolyzer plant which will be connected to a Repsol industrial site. The technology will be demonstrated in real operation according to end-users' needs and market requirements for low-carbon hydrogen production and to boost the use of renewable hydrogen by reducing the cost to close to €3/kg H2.

The 15 member consortium of research centers, material suppliers, engineering firms specializing in electrolyzers, auto makers and others, aims to pave the way for a new and competitive hydrogen industry based on European know-how through innovation by developing, building, operating, and demonstrating the sustainability of a 100 MW high-pressure alkaline electrolyzer. Consortium partners are from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, and Turkey.

In other Repsol news, on 21 Jan. the company reported production of the first 10,000 tonnes of aviation biofuel from biomass at its industrial complex in Tarragona in Spain. Additional aviation biofuel production is planned at the group's other industrial complexes in Spain. Last August the company reported production of its first batch of biofuel at the Puertollano Industrial Complex.

According to Spain's Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate, biofuels currently represent the most widely available and used renewable technology in transportation. In certain sectors, such as aviation, biojet fuel produced from biomass or waste is the only existing alternative to fossil fuels and is included in the list of sustainable fuels, according to the Plan. (Source: Repsol, PR 21, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, CEO, +34 91 7538100, +34 91 7538000, www.repsol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Green Deal ,  Repsol,  Hydrogen,  Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Orsted Proceeding with Danish Renewable Hydrogen Project (Int'l.)
Orsted
Date: 2021-01-22
Following up on our 30 Dec., 2019 coverage, Fredericia, Denmark-based Orsted is reporting its final investment decision on the H2RES renewable hydrogen demonstration project at Avedore Holme in Copenhagen.

The project, the company's first renewable hydrogen project, will use offshore wind energy to produce renewable hydrogen. The H2RES project will investigate how to best combine an electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Orsted's two 3.6-MW offshore wind turbines at Avedore Holme.

The 2 MW facility, which is expected to produce up to around 1,000 kg of renewable hydrogen transportation fuel daily, is slated to begin operation in late 2021. (Source: Orsted, PR, Offshore, 20 Jan., 2021)(Source: Orsted, Offshore Wind, 20 Dec., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News H2RES,  Renewable Hydrogen,  Orsted,  


Wartsila Supplying Biogas Plant Upgrades to Nature Energy (Int'l.)
Wartsila
Date: 2021-01-06
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply two large-scale biogas/biomethane upgrading plants to Nature Energy in Denmark.

The two plants will be installed in the towns of Kvaers and Kong, with each plant upgrading more than 40 million Nm3 of biogas annually to deliver roughly 470 GWh of green gas energy. Biomethane currently accounts for approximately 20 pct of Denmark's gas consumption. The plants are expected to begin injecting biomethane into the Danish gas grid in 2022. (Source: Wartsila, PR, Website, Jan., 2020) Contact: wartsila, Arne Jakobsen, GM Biogas Solutions, +358 10 709 0000, Fax -- +358 10 709 5700, www.wartsila.com; Nature Energy, +45 70 22 40 00, www.natureenergy.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila ,  Biogas,  Biomethane,  


Everfuel Acquiring Danish Hydrogen Fueling Firm (Int'l. M&A)
Hydrogen
Date: 2021-01-04
Herning, Denmark-based green hydrogen producer Everfuel A/S reports it will acquire hydrogen fueling stations operator Danish Hydrogen Fuel A/S (DHF) from Nel Hydrogen A/S, industrial gas firm Strandmollen A/S and fuel retailer OK A.m.b.a. for an undisclosed price.

DHF runs four stations near the Danish cities of Korsor, Kolding, Esbjerg and Aarhus. Everfuel produces green hydrogen for zero emission mobility with operations in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. (Source: Everfuel A/S, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Everfuel A/S, +45 53 66 69 99, www.everfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen Fuel,  


Vestas Claims 95MW Brazilian Wind Turbines Order (Int'l. Report)
Vestas,European Energy
Date: 2021-01-04
Danish wend industry giant Vestas reports receipt of a 95 MW order from Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S, in partnership with Eolica Tecnologia, for the Ouro Branco and Quatro Ventos wind projects in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil.

The order comprises 21 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimized Mode with 120 metre towers as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. Turbine delivery is slated for mid-2022 for commissioning by the end of the same year. (Source: Vestas, PR, 2 Dec., 2020) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com; Eolica Tecnologia, +55 81 2128-8181, www.eolica.com.br; European Energy , Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16, www.europeanenergy.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  European Energy,  


Vestas reports close to 350 MW of US wind turbine orders
Vestas
Date: 2020-12-30
December 29 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will equip a 210-MW wind farm in the US under a contract from an undisclosed client. The company said on Monday that it will deliver turbines of the V150-4.2 MW model for the specific project, commission them and also service the machines under a 10-year AOM 5000 contract. Vestas expects to deliver and commission the units in the first quarter of 2022. Before Christmas the company also reported a 138-MW order to repower a 73-turbine wind farm in the US, also from an unnamed customer. As part of that contract, Vestas will replace the existing machines at the site with just as many V110-2.0 MW turbines. The order covers the supply, installation and commissioning of the machines along with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service deal. Deliveries are seen to start in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the final three months of the year.

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas news,  Wind news,  


European Energy Offloads 17MW Danish Solar Farm (M&A, Int'l.)
European Energy
Date: 2020-12-21
Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S is reporting London-headquartered alternative asset management firm Conquest Group has signed an agreement to acquire its recently operational 27MW Naessundvej solar project in the Jutland region of northwest Denmark.

The Naessundvej project has a long term power purchase agreement (PPA) in place with Google.

Conquest, which invests in long-term sustainable value stemming from European infrastructure and energy transition real assets, previously invested in the French market in 2017 and 2018 and in the Benelux region in 2019. Conquest's investment portfolio produced over 224GWh of renewable energy, representing the annual consumption of over 75,000 homes, and avoiding over 3130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2019. (Source: European Energy, PR, renews, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Conquest, Frederic Palanque, Pres., twitter.com/fpalanque?lang=en; European Energy , Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16, www.europeanenergy.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy,  Solar,  


Braskem, Haldor Topsoe Produce Bio-Based MEG from Sugar (Int'l.)
Haldor Topsoe
Date: 2020-12-07
Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and a world leader in the production of biopolymers, and Haldor Topsoe, a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology and services for the chemical and refining industries, are reporting their first-ever demo-scale production of bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG) using MOSAIK™ technology that transforms sugar into renewable MEG at a demonstration unit in Lyngby, Denmark.

MEG, a raw material for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) which has numerous applications including beverage bottles. Currently, MEG is predominantly made from fossil-based feedstocks, such as naphtha, gas, or coal. The global MEG market represents a value of roughly $25 billion. (Source: Haldor Topsoe, Website PR, 27 Nov., 2020) Contact: Haldor Topsoe, Kim Knudsen, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, +45 4527 2000, www.topsoe.com; Braskem, Roberto Simoes, CEO, www.braskem.com.br/usa

More Low-Carbon Energy News Haldor Topsoe,  


DTU Researching Biomass Alternative Fuels (Int'l., R&D)
Technical University of Denmark
Date: 2020-12-07
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby is working with the Synfuel Project on a way to efficiently convert biomass and wind energy into green methanol. This methanol can then be used as fuel for ships. It can also be used to replace diesel and kerosene after processing.

Through this project, the university is offering a solution for storing energy from biomass and wind sources. It can then be used to make fuel for aircraft and ships, among other things. This technology is being developed with funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark.

According to DTU chemical engineering researcher Jesper Ahrenfeldt, the Synfuel project uses hydrogen in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) to make a liquid fuel. Synthesis gas is a mixture consisting of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide that is released during the gasification of biomass. Straw was used for this in this project. (Source: technical University of Denmark, PR, 6 Dec., 2020) Contact: Denmark Innovation Fund, www.innovationsfonden.dk/en; DTU Energy, Synfuels Project, Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 46 775 725, pvhe@dtu.dk, www.dtu.dk/english, www.synfuel.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTU,  Synfuel,  Alternative Fuel,  


DTU Researching Biomass Alternative Fuels (Int'l., R&D)
Technical University of Denmark
Date: 2020-12-06
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby is working with the Synfuel Project on a way to efficiently convert biomass and wind energy into green methanol. This methanol can then be used as fuel for ships. It can also be used to replace diesel and kerosene after processing. Through this project, the university is offering a solution for storing energy from biomass and wind sources. It can then be used to make fuel for aircraft and ships, among other things. This technology is being developed with funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark. According to DTU chemical engineering researcher, researcher Jesper Ahrenfeldt of DTU Chemical Engineering The Synfuel project uses the hydrogen in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) to make a liquid fuel.” Synthesis gas is mixed with hydrogen which is then converted into fuel. Synthesis gas is a mixture consisting of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide that is released during the gasification of biomass. Straw was used for this in this project. The entire process is powered by wind energy. (Source: technical University of Denmark, PR, 6 Dec., 2020) Contact: Denmark Innovation Fund, www.innovationsfonden.dk/en; DTU Energy, Synfuels Project, Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 46 775 725, pvhe@dtu.dk, www.dtu.dk/english, www.synfuel.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Technical University of Denmark news,  


Borssele 1&2 Offshore Wind Farm Commissioned (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2020-11-30
Copenhagen-headquartered global renewable energy player Orsted reports it has commissioned the 752-MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm -- the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world. Borssele 1 & 2 generates sufficient green electricity to power one million Dutch households.

In 1991 Orsted constructed the world's first offshore wind farm in Denmark and has since constructed and is operating more than 25 offshore wind farms incorporating 1,500 turbines across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. (Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 27 Nov., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO & Pres., +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Borssels,  


Offshore Wind Tower Construction Propsed for Albany (Ind. Report)
Equinor,NYSERDA
Date: 2020-11-18
Further to our July 24 report, Norway-based Equinor is reportedly seeking to develop a 2.5 GW offshore wind farm south of Long Island and would build a wind tower manufacturing plant in the Port of Albany, New York as part of the deal.

The manufacturing facility in Albany would be jointly developed by Equinor, Weldon of Denmark and Marmen of Canada. The manufactured tower components would be floated down the Hudson River and out into the construction site in the Atlantic Ocean. The Port of Albany proposal is contingent on NYSERDA selecting the Equinor bid -- the company's first in the U.S. (Source: Equinor, Daily Gazette, 16 Nov., 2020) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Port of Albany, 518-463-8763, www.portofalbany.us

More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  NYSERDA,  


European Energy to Build 300MW Nordic Solar Farm (Int'l. Report)
European Energy
Date: 2020-10-30
Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S reports it will construct a 300 MW solar power farm in the southern Denmark the municipality of Aabenraa. The $159 million project is expected to break ground early in 2021 for operation before the year end when it will generate sufficient energy for roughly 75,000 households, according to the release.

European Energy has installed 1.5 gigawatts of wind and solar capacity in 11 countries, according to its website.

Installed solar capacity in Denmark stands at about 5 GW, up from 3 GW a year ago, and could reach 16 GW in 2025, according to Danish transmission grid operator Energinet.dk. (Source: European Energy, PR, Balkan Green Energy, 27 Oct., 2020) Contact: European Energy A/S, +45 88 70 82 16, www.europeanenergy.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy,  Solar ,  


Methane Tech. Specialist Opens N.Amer. Subsidiary (Ind. Report)
Electrochaea
Date: 2020-10-21
Munich, Germany-headquartered renewable methane technology provider Electrochaea GmbH reports the opening of its U.S. subsidiary, Electrochaea Corporation, in Sacramento to develop commercial opportunities and partnerships in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Electrochaea offers a climate-friendly solution to store wind and solar generated electricity and recycle CO2 in the form of renewable methane -- a substitute for fossil fuels and major advancement in transitioning to a clean energy economy.

Over the past six years, Electrochaea developed renewable methane from the lab to industrial-scale pilot plants in Denmark and Switzerland, feeding the national gas grids. In 2019 the company opened a third pilot plant at the U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, with support from SoCalGas. The company also has renewable methane projects under development in the U.S. (Source: Electrochaea Corporation , PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Electrochaea Corporation, Mich Hein, CEO, Beth Bray US Communications Director, (773) 241-4948, beth.bray@electrochaea.com, www.electrochaea.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Electrochaea,  Methane,  


Green Hydrogen Specialist Seeks to Raise $31Mn (Int'l. Report)
Everfuel
Date: 2020-10-19
Herning, Denmark-based Everfuel reports it seeks to raise $31.25 million to produce and commercialize zero-emission green hydrogen across Europe. Everfuel's primary customers include bus, taxi, truck, rail and marine vessel owners and fleet operators, according to a release.

Everfuel, a 2019 spin-off from Nel ASA, operates hydrogen production (electrolysers), hydrogen distribution and hydrogen stations, supported by innovative digitization of the entire supply chain in one central system. (Source: Everfuel, PR, Contact: Everfuel, Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO, +45 53 66 69 99, www.everfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Alternative Fuel,  Everfuel,  


C40 Cities Commit to Green Investments, Fossil Fuel Cuts (Ind. Report)
C40 Cities
Date: 2020-09-30
In New York, 12 of the world's most influential cities representing over 36 million residents have signed on to C40 Groups Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Investing in a Sustainable Future declaration. The declaration champions fossil fuel-free, green finance as a key strategy for rebuilding equitable, sustainable urban economies and increasing resilience against future crises. Signatories pledge to use their financial might to promote a just and clean energy transition through concrete actions at the city, national and international levels.

Cities signing on to the new declaration -- Berlin, Bristol, Cape Town, Durban, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New Orleans, New York City, Oslo, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver -- commit to build momentum for fossil-free and sustainable investment by:

  • Taking all possible steps to divest city assets from fossil fuel companies and increasing financial investments in climate solutions to help promote decent jobs and a just and green economy.

  • Calling on pension funds to divest from fossil fuel companies and increasing financial investments in climate solutions to help promote decent jobs and a just and green economy.

  • Advocating for fossil-free and sustainable finance by other investors and all levels of government, including by promoting the importance of strong, long-term climate policies and demanding greater transparency.

    According to Energy Policy Tracker, more than $200 billion in COVID-19 recovery funds are being pledged to fossil fuels, though risky investments in coal, oil, and gas are key drivers of the climate emergency. Continued investment in fossil fuels drives emissions that endanger the Paris Climate Agreement goals, jeopardize efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C, and threaten to lock dangerous carbon emissions into economies.

    The Divesting From Fossil Fuels, Investing in a Sustainable Future declaration is a critical next step towards realizing the vision for a Global Green New Deal, announced last October at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Endorsed by a broad coalition of business and labor leaders, youth activists, and civil society representatives, the Global Green New Deal reaffirms a commitment to protecting the environment, strengthening the economy, and building more equitable communities through inclusive climate action, according to the release.

    C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization and is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. (Source: C40 Cities, PR, 22 Sept., 2020) Contact: C40 Cities Group, www.c40.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News C40 Cities,  Climate Change,  Renewable Energy,  


  • Ethiopian 100-MW Wind Farm Wins Danish Funding (Int'l. Report)
    Ethiopia,Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-09-28
    Follwing up on our 24 Oct., 2018 report, the Ethiopian Parliament in Addis Ababa reports approval of a loan agreement signed by Ministry of Finance and Denmark's Danske Bank for financing the 100-MW Assela Wind Farm Project. The Danish contribution accounts for approx. €95 million including a cash grant, interest subsidy and loan guarantee.

    The 29-turbine Assela Wind Farm is expected cost €146 million and generate 330,000KWh of electric power annually. The project will be located in Oromia Regional State and will be constructed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. (Source: New Business Ethiopia, 27 Sept., 2020) Contact: Danish Energy Agency, +45 33 92 67 00, www.ens.dk/en; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Ethiopia,  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  


    Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Foundations Completed (Int'l.)
    Vattenfall
    Date: 2020-09-02
    Offshore wind developer Vattenfall is reporting all 72 foundations have now been installed at its 600-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm site in the Danish Baltic Sea.

    Turbine installations are slated to start in early 2021, for commissioning and operation before the year end. When fully operational, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark's largest offshore wind facility and will generate sufficient energy for approximately 600,000 Danish households. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, OE, 1 Sept., 2020) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


    Haldor Topsoe Joins Danish Sustainable Fuel Project (Int'l. Report)
    Haldor Topsoe
    Date: 2020-08-28
    Denmark-headquartered Haldor Topsoe reports it is partnering with Orsted, Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller- Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS, Nel, and Everfuel to develop a electrolysis-based hydrogen and sustainable fuels -- jet fuel, ammonia, and methanol -- production facility in the Greater Copenhagen .

    The three-phase project is expected to be finalized by 2030. The first stage, which could be operational by as early as 2023, will comprise a 10 MW electrolysis plant producing renewable hydrogen for trucks and potentially buses. By 2027, the stage two facility equipped with a 250 MW electrolysis plant will combine the production of renewable hydrogen with captured CO2 from combustion of municipal waste or biomass to produce renewable methanol for maritime vessels and renewable jet fuel for planes. The last phase will upgrade the electrolysis plant's capacity to 1.3 GW and capture more CO2.

    In addition to major partner investments, the project is seeking substantial funding from Innovation Fund Denmark. (Source: Haldor Topsoe, PR, 27 Aug., 2020) Contact: Haldor Topsoe, Roeland Baan, CEO, +45 4527 2000, www.topsoe.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Haldor Topsoe ,  Hydrogen,  Sustainable Fuel,  


    MHI Vestas Cuts Danish Plant Work Force Again (Int'l. Report)
    MHI Vestas
    Date: 2020-08-12
    Citing delays in its offshore wind projects pipeline and a "pause in production capacity growth", MHI Vestas has announced it will cut 148 jobs from its factories in Denmark, beginning September 2020.

    The present cuts are in addition to the previously reported elimination of 46 staff in January, this year. (Source: MHI Vestas, PR, renews.biz, 11 Aug., 2020) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News MHI Vestas,  Wind,  


    Two Months of Arctic Wildfires, Emissions Surpass 2019 Total (Int'l.)
    Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
    Date: 2020-08-10
    The European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service is reporting out-of-control wildfires north of the Arctic Circle in the Siberian Arctic covered an area larger than one-third of Canada and released more greenhouse gases in two months than all of the fires last year combined.

    "In terms of CO2, we estimate that 205 megatons of CO2 was emitted from wildfires within the Arctic Circle between June 1 and July 31 -- the annual total wildfire emissions for the Arctic Circle in 2019 were 182 megatons of CO2 -- more CO2 emissions than the annual output of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland combined. (Source: EU Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, Dhaka Monitor, 6 Aug., 2020) Contact: Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, atmosphere.copernicus.eu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  


    Steeper, Calgary Ink Renewable Fuel-from-Sewage MoU (Ind. Report)
    Steeper Energy
    Date: 2020-08-05
    On the Canadian prairies, the City of Calgary and Denmark-headquartered Steeper Energy’s Steeper Energy Canada Ltd. unit are reporting a MoU for the transformation of the city's sewage sludge and other urban generated bio-organic wastes for the production of sustainable biofuels such as renewable diesel or jet fuel.

    Calgary and Steeper Energy are planning a demonstration plant at the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in South-East Calgary. The plant will utilize Steeper's proprietary Hydrofaction® technology to produce renewable diesel or jet fuel from a small portion of the city's primary and secondary sewage sludge. (Source: City of Calgary, PR, Biofuel Digest, Aug., 2020) Contact: Steeper Energy Canada, info@steeperenergy.com, www.steeperenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel news,  RNG news,  Biodiesel news,  


    World's Largest "Green" Hydrogen Project Underway (Int'l. Report)
    Green Hydrogen
    Date: 2020-07-31
    The world's largest green hydrogen project has formally kicked off in Denmark. The project is being led by Copenhagen Airport; shipping giant A.P.Moller-Maersk; transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina; shipping and logistics firm DFDS; airline SAS and Danish energy company Orsted, the City of Copenhagen with technical and management support from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Denmark-based international engineering, environmental science and economics consultants COWI.

    The project will establish a 1.3 GW electrolysis facility in the Greater Copenhagen area capable of generating hydrogen from water in a process that will be powered entirely with offshore wind power. The 'green' hydrogen generated by the project can be used as fuel for heavy road vehicles and/or converted into e-methanol for maritime shipping and e-kerosene for aviation fuel.

    At full capacity, the new Danish facility could reportedly reduce carbon emissions from transport by 850,000 tonnes, charting the course for green agenda leading European countries to meet the 2050 net zero emissions target. The facility is expected to open in 2023 with a 10-MW electrolysis capacity. (Source: EU, Consultancy.eu , 30 July, 2020)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  


    Global Offshore Wind Project Pipeline Up 30 pct (Int'l. Report)
    RenewableUK
    Date: 2020-07-27
    In the UK, according RenewableUK's latest Offshore Wind Project Intelligence, the global pipeline of offshore wind energy projects which are operational, under construction, consented or being planned has grown by 30 pct in the last 12 months from 122 GW to 159 GW.

    The report notes the UK dominates the market with a pipeline of 38.9 GW -- a quarter of the global total. China has 19.3 GW -- an increase of 7.3 GW, up 60 pct. The US grew from 15.7 GW to 17.8 GW, an increase of 13 pct while Germany has 16.5 GW --almost the same over the last 12 months. Taiwan's project pipeline grew by 28 pct from 8.9 GW to 11.4 GW.

    The top five countries represent 65 pct of the total global pipeline, with 104 GW of capacity between them. Europe has 60 pct of the pipeline with 96 GW. In terms of operational capacity, the UK still leads the world with 9.7 GW, Germany is second at 7.5 GW, China third with 3.3 GW, Belgium fourth at 1.8 GW and Denmark fifth with 1.7GW, according to the report. (Source: RenewableUK, July, 2020) Contact: RenewableUK, Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, +44 (0)20 7901 3000, +44 (0)20 7901 3001 -- fax, , info@RenewableUK.com, www.renewableuk.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RenewableUK,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Offshore Wind Project Pipeline Up 30 pct (Int'l Report)
    RenewableUK
    Date: 2020-07-24
    In the UK, according to RenewableUK's Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report the global pipeline of offshore wind energy projects which are operational, under construction, consented or being planned has grown from 122 GW to 159 GW -- 30 pct -- in the last 12 months

    The UK leads the market with a pipeline of 38.9 GW -- a quarter of the global total. China has moved up from fourth to second place with 19.3 GW -- an increase of 7.3 GW, up 60 pct. The US grew from 15.7 GW to 17.8 GW, an increase of 13 pct while Germany's total of 16.5 GW has remained almost unchanged over the last 12 months, adding just 68 MW. Taiwan's project pipeline grew by 28 pct from 8.9 GW to 11.4 GW, according to the report.

    The top five countries represent 65 pct of the total global pipeline, with 104 GW of capacity between them. Europe has 60 pct of the pipeline with 96 GW. In terms of operational capacity, the UK still leads the world with 9.7 GW, Germany is second at 7.5 GW, China third with 3.3 GW, Belgium fourth at 1.8 GW and Denmark fifth with 1.7GW. (Source: RenewableUK, July, 2020) Contact: RenewableUK, Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, +44 (0)20 7901 3000, +44 (0)20 7901 3001 - fax, , info@RenewableUK.com, www.renewableuk.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  RenewableUK,  


    Northumbria U. Joins EU Housing Energy Efficiency Project (Int'l.)
    Northumbria University
    Date: 2020-07-10
    In the UK, Northumbria University reports it has been selected to participate in a €4.8 million RINNO project to make renovating residential buildings in Europe more energy efficient.

    Over the next four years, the RINNO project will develop new ways to increase a building's energy efficiency, environmental performance and occupant satisfaction. The project will investigate novel technologies, processing and business models, and develop solutions to enable the construction industry to make significant improvements to energy inefficient buildings around Europe.

    Northumbria University researchers will join experts from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain to investigate new building systems, the use of robots and 'cobots' for building assembly, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and Blockchain-enabled crowd equity funding to improve current processes relating to building renovation. Northumbria will also develop state-of-the-art energy monitoring software systems and use its Smart Connected Homes tool which shows how residents use electricity, light and move around their homes, as well as internal room temperatures and levels of humidity. The Northumbria team will also develop a project collaboration platform that will integrate the actors and workflows involved in the deep renovation of buildings.

    The RINNO project is funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. The solutions developed by RINNO will be demonstrated in four real-life renovation projects in France, Denmark, Greece and Poland. (Source: Northumbria University, PR, pbctoday, 10 July, 2020) Contact: RINNO Project , +39 010 3196643, arianna.amati@rina.org, www.rina.org, www. rinno-h2020.eu; Northumbria University, www.northumbria.ac.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,  Building Energy Performance news,  


    DTU Increases Biomass Biofuel Production (New Prod. & Tech)
    DTU
    Date: 2020-07-10
    In a recent Technical University of Denmark (DTU) synfuel research project, researchers succeeded in combining two known technologies -- thermal gasification of biomass and electrolysis that is utilized for the production of biofuel -- can produce more biofuel from the same amount of biomass, according to a DTU release.

    An electrolysis cell (solid oxide electrolysis cell, SOEC) developed jointly by DTU and Haldor Topsoe is used for electrolysis. In an SOEC, electricity from e.g. wind turbines is used to split water into its two constituents -- oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen can be utilized in a thermal gasification process, where a biomass such as straw is broken down at high temperature. This creates synthesis gas -- a mixture of mainly hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. The gas mixture can be used in the production of methanol when the hydrogen produced by the electrolysis is added. Methanol can be used directly as fuel or catalytically upgraded to more familiar fuels used in ships and aircraft.

    "In Synfuel, we have improved the two in technologies in several areas, and we've demonstrated that we can achieve higher utilization rates by combining the two technologies than when they run separately. We derive far more biofuel from the biomass resources and at the same time we can use surplus power from e.g. wind turbines to make fuel for heavy transport," says Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, Synfuel project manager and Head of Section at DTU Energy.

    The Synfuel project was supported by Innovation Fund Denmark. Haldor Topsoe, Orsted, Energinet.dk, MIT, Aalborg University, Chalmers University of Technology, INSA Lyon, TU Berlin, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and others participated in the project. (Source: DTU, 10 July, 2020) Contact: DTU Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 46 77 57 25, pvhe@dtu.dk, www.dtu.dk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DTU,  Biomass,  Biofuel,  Syngas,  


    Denmark Plans to Introduce Carbon Tax (Int'l. Report)
    Carbon Tax
    Date: 2020-06-29
    In Copenhagen, the Danish federal government is reporting plans to introduce a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The tax is in line with the Danish Council on Climate Change, a government advisory group, recommendations aimed at helping the country meet its goal of reducing its emissions by 70 pct by 2030 and becoming completely climate neutral not later than in 2050. (Source: Danish Council on Climate Change, Brinkwirw, July, 2020) Contact: Danish Council on Climate Change, www.klimaraadet.dk/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Denmark,  Carbon Tax,  Carbon Emissions,  


    Copenhagen Approves Energy Islands Hubs (Int'l Report)
    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
    Date: 2020-06-24
    In Copenhagen, the Danish parliament reports it has approved plans for the world's first two energy island "hubs" and a 1GW North Sea offshore wind farm as included in the government's new climate plan . Technology-specific onshore wind and solar PV tenders for the project would be held in 2020 and 2021. According to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) the energy islands could be completed without government funding due to investors' -- Pension Danmark, PFA and SEAS-NVE -- expressed €50 million combined interest in the project.

    Denmark plans to source 100 pct of its electric power from renewable energy by 2027, and to reduce emissions by 70 pct by 2030 from a 1990 baseline. (Source: WindPower, Various Trade Media, 22 June, 2020)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Offshore Energy Hub,  Offshore Wind,  Solar,  


    DTU IDs CO2 Capturing Enzymes (Int'l. R&D, New Tech & Prod.)
    Technical University of Denmark,
    Date: 2020-06-08
    Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU Bioengineering report they have identified a number of enzymes that can capture CO2 and transform it into sustainable chemicals with the use of electricity from the wind turbines. The specific enzymes can effectively convert carbon dioxide into formic acid and then into methanol.

    The DTU Bioengineering scientists contend that Denmark can become a market leader if there is a high production of the particular enzymes.

    According to the researchers, 200 tonnes of the enzyme can capture one million tpd of CO2. A new technology needs to be developed to produce enzymes on a large scale, the DTU release notes. (Source: DTU Bioengineering , CPH Post, 6 June, 2020) Contact: DTU Bioengineering, (+45) 4525 2600 , info@bio.dtu.dk, www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,  Carbon Capture,  CO2,  


    Danish Partnership to Produce Sustainable Fuels (Int'l. Report)
    Orsted,Moller-Maersk
    Date: 2020-06-01
    Denmark's Moller-Maersk , Orsted, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, Copenhagen Airports, and SAS are reporting partnering for the production of green hydrogen and e-fuel sustainable fuels for land, maritime and air transportation in and around the Copenhagen area.

    A proposed facility is slated to be operational by 2023 and at full capacity of 250,000 metric tpy of fuel by 2030. A feasibility study has been launched and if viability is confirmed, the final investment decision to produce sustainable fuels in the first stage of the project should get underway in 2021. (Source: Hydrogen Fuel News, June, 2020)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen news,  Alternative Fuel news,  Orsted news,  Moller-Maersk news,  


    Notable Quote -- Offshore Wind
    Offshore Wind
    Date: 2020-05-22
    "The reality today is that offshore wind is being built several places around the world without subsidies and that is of course also the future we are looking into" -- Dan Jorgensen, Denmark Climate and Energy Minister , 20 May, 2020

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind news,  


    Eurostat Notes Plunging EU CO2 Emissions (Int'l. Report)
    Eurostat,EU
    Date: 2020-05-06
    The EU Eurostat is reporting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from mainly oil and oil products, coal, peat and natural gas fell by 4.3 pct year on year in the 27 member trade bloc in 2019.

    According to Eurostat estimates, emissions fell in 2019 in the majority of EU member states, with the highest decrease in Estonia at 22.1 pct , followed by Denmark at 9.0 pct while Greece and Slovakia recorded a fall of 8.9 pct each. On the other hand, Luxembourg emissions rose 7.5 pct, Austrian emissions were up 2.8 pct followed by Malta with 2.0 pct and Lithuania with 1.6 pct.. (Source: Eurostat, Anadolu Agency, 8 May, 2020) Contact: Eurostat, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/home

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Eurostat,  EU Carbon Emissions,  


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

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

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


    Grundfos Dubai Facility Lauded with LEED Platinum (Int'l Report)
    LEED Platinum
    Date: 2020-04-06
    Denmark-headquartered pump manufacturer Grundfos is reporting its 4456 sq-meter Grundfos Gulf Distribution (GGD) regional headquarters in Dubai has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification for Operations and Maintenance.

    The multi-purpose HQ building hosts a factory, service centre and an office which serves the region with sustainable water solutions. The building also serves as a training centre where hundreds of engineers, consultants and customers receive hands-on training and interact with the most advanced cloud-based water solutions in the region.

    Including the Grundfos building, there are 12 LEED Platinum certifications for Operations & Maintenance in the UAE. (Source: Grundfos, Middle East Design, 5 April, 2020) Contact: Grundfor, +45 87501400 - HQ, www.grundfos.com; Grundfos Gulf Distribution, +971-4-8815166 contact@sales.grundfos.com, www.grundfos.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Platinum,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Aquila Snares Remaining Svindbaek Wind Farm Turbines (M&A)
    Aquila European Renewables Income Fund
    Date: 2020-03-25
    In the UK, Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc reports completion of its €13.2 million ($14.2 million) purchase of the 9.6-MW Svindbaek II onshore wind farm, a three-turbine portion of the larger Svindbaek complex in Denmark. Aquila now owns all of the project's ten turbines. (Source: Aquila European Renewables Income Fund, Renewables, 23 Mar., 2020) Contact: Aquila European Renewables Income Fund, www.aquila-european-renewables-income-fund.com; European Energy A/S , +45 88 70 82 16, www.europeanenergy.dk

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    Rockwool Targets 70 pct Emissions Cut (Int'l Report)
    ROCKWOOL Group
    Date: 2020-03-20
    Copenhagen-headquartered global mineral wool insulation specialist Rockwool Group reports it aims to reduce the "absolute and relative intensity" of the CO2 emissions from its production in Denmark by 70 pct by 2030 -- compared to 1990 levels. The company's target aligns with the Danish government's national target. (Source: Rockwool, PR MarketScreener, 19 Mar.,2020) Rockwool Group, +45 46 56 03 00, +45 46 56 33 11 - fax, info@rockwool.com, www.rockwoolgroup.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Insulation,  


    PREEM Selects Topsoe Hydroflex for Gothenburg Refinery (Int'l.)
    PREEM. Haldor Topsoe
    Date: 2020-03-13
    Stockholm-headquartered PREEM reports its selection of Lyngby, Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe A/S's HydroFlex renewable-fuel technology to produce clean renewable diesel and jet fuel at its Gothenburg refinery in Sweden. The 16,000 bpd unit, which is expected to come on line in 2024, will produce renewable fuels from tall oil, tallow, and other renewable feedstocks.

    Preem is the largest fuel company in Sweden, with a refining capacity of more than 18 million m3 of crude oil per year.

    Topsoe's HydroFlex is an industry-proven technology that produces renewable fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel, from all renewable feedstocks. Topsoe will license and supply basic engineering, proprietary equipment, catalysts and technical services. (Source: PREEM, PR, Chem Engineering, 12 Mar.,2020) Contact: Haldor Topsoe, Morten Schaldemose, , EVP, www.topsoe.com; PREEM, Petter Holland, CEO, Pres., +46 (0) 10 459 1000, www.preem.se/en/in-english

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels,  PREEM,   . Haldor Topsoe,  Renewable Fuel,  Renewable Diesel,  


    Danish Climate Change Council Seeks Major Carbon Tax Increase (Int'l)
    Danish Council on Climate Change
    Date: 2020-03-11
    In Copenhagen, the Danish Council on Climate Change is calling for Denmark to "sharply" increase its carbon tax to help meet the estimated £4 billion cost of cutting emissions by 70 pct from 1990 levels by 2030.

    The council, which is the main independent adviser to the Danish Government on climate change, is recommending an increase from the present £20 per tomne to £174 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent. (Source: Danish Council on Climate Change, Mar., 2020) Contact: Danish Council on Climate Change, Peter Mollgaard,www.klimaraadet.dk/en/about-danish-council-climate-change

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    MacroFuels Studying Seaweed for Biofuels (Int'l., Ind. Report)
    MacroFuels.
    Date: 2020-02-19
    As part of the European Union MacroFuels project, researchers in Aarhus, Denmark, are testing a 3rd generation seaweed biofuel as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Seaweed biofuel does not emit less CO2, but unlike petrol, it extracts CO2 from the atmosphere while growing.

    Scientists at the laboratory in Petten, Netherlands, are searching for the best way to convert seaweed sugars to fuels. In some species, this can represent up to 60 pct of the plant. In the long term, researchers foresee the production of tons of ethanol and butanol and hope to cut the fuel production costs by 100 pct.

    Download seaweed cultivation program details HERE. (Source: MacroFuels, European Commission, euronews, Feb., 2020) Contact: MacroFuels, Jaap van Hal, Project Executive, +31(0) 88 5154297, jaap.vanhal@tno.nl, www.macrofuels.eu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News MacroFuels,  Algae,  Seaweed,  Biofuel,  


    European Energy, RWE Ink Green Energy Offtake Deal (Int'l. Report)
    RWE,European Energy A/S
    Date: 2020-02-17
    Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S reports it and RWE Renewables have inked a 7 year of ftake agreement under which, beginning 1 Jan., 2024, it will deliver three TWh of green energy to RWE in Denmark.

    Three TWh of green power over seven years is sufficient energy for 115,000 homes and equivalent to the full annual production of 35 modern wind turbines or the annual output of a 400 MW solar plant for the period, according to RWE. (Source: European Energy A/S, Smart Energy Int'l., 11 Feb., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com; European Energy A/S, Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16www.europeanenergy.dk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy,  RWE,  Renewable Energy,  Green Energy Renewables ,  Wind,  


    World Governments Committed to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 (Int'l)
    Carbon Emissions
    Date: 2020-01-24
    In response to and compliance with the COP15 Agreement, the following governments have set a global goal and committed to reaching net-zero emissions in the second half of the century:

    Bhutan, California, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, The European Union, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, the Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, The UK and Uruguay. (Source: Various Media, Climate News, Jan., 2020)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Carbon,  GHGs,  Carbon Emissions,  


    Denmark Records New Wind Energy Generation Record (Int'l. Report)
    Denmanrk
    Date: 2020-01-03
    Danish grid operator Energinet is reporting Denmark sourced close to half its electricity consumption from wind power in 2019, a new record for the Nordic country and an important step in realizing one of the world's most ambitious climate targets.

    Wind accounted for 47 pct of Denmark's power usage last year, up from 41 pct in 2018 and beating a previous record of 43 pct in 2017. (Source: Energinet, Yani Safak, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: Energinet, www.energinet.dk; Danish Ministry of Energy and Climate,Finn Mortensen, Exec. Dir., +45 2249 6511, fim@stateofgreen.com, www.stateofgreen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Denmark Wind,  

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