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Renewables

Final turbine installed ahead of schedule on Moray East

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 […]

CCUS

India’s first CO2 capture plant commissioned

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 […]

Hydrogen

Air Liquide and TotalEnergies join together to produce low-carbon hydrogen in Normandy

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 […]

Renewables

Ørsted appoints new CEO of Ørsted Onshore

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 […]

Biobased

Eni and Aeroporti di Roma sign agreement for development of biofuels for aviation

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 […]

Renewables

GE Renewable Energy receives approval for Teesside blade manufacturing plant

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 […]

Hydrogen

KOGAS and Siemens Energy to promote green hydrogen

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.

Circular economy

Energy storage systems from recycled vehicle batteries

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) […]

CCUS

Standard Lithium starts Arkansas carbon capture project

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 […]

Renewables

Wärtsilä’s energy storage system to aid in decarbonisation of Australia’s mining activities

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 […]

Circular economy

UK can become global leader in wind turbine recycling through multi-sectoral approach

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 […]

Hydrogen

Hydrogen innovation set to drive 17,000 green jobs in Britain

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 […]

Renewables

Vestas and wpd extend collaboration for 50 MW order including Taiwan’s largest onshore rotors

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.

CCUS

LG&E, KU, and UK CAER partnering to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions

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.

Renewables

Successful German offshore wind auction for RWE

Germany – RWE has more than doubled its success in the German offshore auction. The Essen-based energy company has been given two offshore wind sites, according to the German Federal Network Agency.

Circular economy

Renewable Parts boosts renewable energy’s circular economy in Scotland

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.

Hydrogen

New hydrogen collaboration established

United States – Chevron U.S.A. and Caterpillar have partnered to develop hydrogen demonstration projects in transportation and stationary power applications, including prime power.

Renewables

GWEC: $6.7B in Vietnam wind investment at risk without COVID-19 relief

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.

Hydrogen

Johnson Matthey creates Hydrogen Technology business

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.

CCUS

Announcement of areas related to CO2 storage

Norway – The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy invites applications for two locations for CO2 injection and storage on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Renewables

Wind turbines with recyclable blades make German debut

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.

Circular economy

State-of-the-Art Renewable Natural Gas Project in USA

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.

Renewables

New collaboration on floating offshore wind in Norway

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.

CCUS

World’s largest direct air capture and CO2 storage plant begins ops in Iceland

Iceland – Climeworks has unveiled Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture and storage facility capable of permanently removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Biobased

DOE hands out $65M for biofuels research to reduce emissions from ships and planes

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.

Renewables

Belgian Ørsted and T&T to collaborate on offshore wind in Vietnam

Belgium/Vietnam – T&T Group and Ørsted have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin a strategic collaboration in Vietnam on offshore wind.

Biobased

Maersk invests in WasteFuel supporting its green bio-methanol production

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.

Renewables

Chlorine plant in Rotterdam contributes to Vattenfall’s grid balance

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.

Renewables

Vineyard Wind encourages local businesses to participate in offshore wind industry

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.

Renewables

Solar could help decarbonize US electricity infrastructure

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.

Biobased CCUS Chemcycling Circular economy Electrification Hydrogen

Wanted: Dragons and innovators

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CCUS

LINCCS project to reduce cost of CCS in maritime industry

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.

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