Scotland – On 14 September 2021, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern successfully erected the final turbine at Moray East offshore wind farm, completing the installation of Vestas turbines. The 100 V164-9.5MW turbines will generate 950MW in total, making it the largest offshore wind project in Scottish history to date. Bold Tern initially installed […]
India – Tata Steel today commissioned a 5 tonnes per day (TPD) carbon capture plant at its Jamshedpur Works, making it the first steel manufacturer in the country to employ this technology, which removes CO2 straight from Blast Furnace gas. Tata Steel will repurpose the CO2 captured on-site to advance the circular economy. This Carbon […]
France – Air Liquide and TotalEnergies have teamed up to decarbonize hydrogen production at TotalEnergies’ Normandy facility in France. This project will enable Air Liquide to offer low-carbon hydrogen to TotalEnergies in the future by using Air Liquide’s hydrogen network in Normandy and implementing a large-scale CO2 capture and storage system (CCS). In line with […]
Denmark – Neil O’Donovan has been appointed CEO of Ørsted’s Onshore division and a new member of the Executive Committee, effective 15 September 2021. Since 3 August 2021, Neil O’Donovan has served as interim CEO of the business unit and as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ørsted Onshore since 2018. Thorough recruitment process Since Declan […]
Italy – Eni and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) have struck a strategic partnership to expedite the ecological transformation of airports and to boost decarbonization activities in the aviation sector. Since 2014, Eni has been manufacturing hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel in its Venice and Gela biorefineries using its patented EcofoningTM technology; the same process may […]
United Kingdom/United States – GE Renewable Energy has received official planning approval from the Local Planning Authorities for its Teesside offshore wind blade manufacturing factory. This is the first significant milestone in the build-out of this cutting-edge facility on the South Bank of Teesworks. Construction starts in late 2021 Construction of the plant is expected to […]
South Korea/Germany – Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-owned company, has partnered with Germany’s Siemens Energy AG to promote foreign green hydrogen development projects.
United States – OCI Solar Power, one of the state’s largest developers of utility-scale solar energy, CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally-owned, fully integrated electric and natural gas utility, and the Hyundai Motor Group, a South Korean multinational mobility manufacturer comprised of Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]
United States/Canada/Norway – Standard Lithium Ltd., a lithium technology and project development business, announced the launch of a pilot project in southern Arkansas to evaluate a revolutionary carbon capture method. Collaboration with Norwegians The pilot project will be conducted in collaboration with the technology’s owner, Aqualung Carbon Capture AS, and will be installed at Mission […]
Finland/Australia – Wärtsilä, a technology company, will sell a 9.2 MW / 8.7MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Australian Independent Power Producer (IPP). Zenith supplies the electricity it generates to some of the major mining firms in the world that have operations in Australia. Operational in Q1 2022 The energy storage system will […]
United Kingdom – Wind energy presents a significant opportunity for the UK to become a global leader in wind turbine blade recycling, according to the Energy Transition Alliance, a cooperation between the Net Zero Technology Centre and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. 14,000 turbines approaching life end The paper, Sustainable Decommissioning – Wind Turbine […]
United Kingdom – Hydrogen innovation projects in the pipeline could generate nearly 17,000 high-tech, green jobs in the industrial heartlands of the United Kingdom, according to new study published by the Energy Networks Association (ENA). £4.4 billion is proposed for the development of hydrogen gas grids to aid in the reduction of carbon emissions from […]
Germany/Taiwan – Vestas has obtained a 50 MW order from wpd AG, a German developer and operator of renewable energy projects, for three wind farms in Taiwan: Chuangwei 2, Leadway 2, and Hsinyuan.
United States – The Louisville Gas and Electric Company and the Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), have formed an innovative partnership to investigate carbon dioxide (CO2) capture at natural gas combined cycle power plants.
United Kingdom – Renewable Parts has formally opened its new Innovation Centre in Lochgilphead, a venture aimed at increasing the availability of circular economy parts solutions in the wind industry.
Vietnam – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the global wind industry is calling on the Vietnamese government to postpone the FiT deadline for wind projects by at least six months as a COVID-19 relief measure for the wind sector in Vietnam.
United Kingdom – Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced the consolidation of its Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells businesses into a new Hydrogen Technologies division.
Germany – At RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm, a sustainable product makes its German debut. Siemens Gamesa and RWE have agreed to install a limited number of wind turbines with recyclable blades off the coast of Heligoland.
United States – Enerdyne Power Systems has began work on a state-of-the-art renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Twin Chimneys Landfill site in Honea Path, South Carolina, according to the Landfill Group and LS Power.
Norway – A cooperative agreement has been inked by RWE, NTE, and Havfram. The three businesses aim to compete in the Norwegian government’s floating offshore wind energy tender process, which will begin later this year.
Iceland – Climeworks has unveiled Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture and storage facility capable of permanently removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
United States – The US Department of Energy (DOE) has given $64.7 million in financing for projects focusing on developing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels as part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050.
Belgium/Vietnam – T&T Group and Ørsted have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin a strategic collaboration in Vietnam on offshore wind.
Denmark/United States – Maersk has invested in California-based WasteFuel, a start-up focused on turning waste into sustainable aviation fuel, green bio-methanol, and renewable natural gas.
The Netherlands – Nobian’s chlorine facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be added to Vattenfall’s flexible capacity to better balance the grid as the first large-scale industrial customer.
United States – The New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC), in collaboration with Vineyard Wind 1, has launched Act Local, a program aimed at maximizing the positive economic impacts of the Vineyard Wind 1 project in the greater New Bedford region by encouraging local businesses to participate in the offshore wind industry.
United States – The Solar Futures Study, issued by the US Department of Energy (DOE), details the substantial role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s electricity infrastructure.
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Norway – As a founding member of the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium, Wärtsilä will play a key role in the development of maritime carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.