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DOE supports 40 US solar projects

United States – DOE has allocated more than $40 million to 40 projects promoting the next generation of solar, storage, and industrial technologies needed to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s climate objective of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035.

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Ineos invests more than €2B in green hydrogen in Europe

Europe – INEOS intends to invest more than €2 billion in electrolysis projects around Europe to produce zero-carbon, green hydrogen. The company’s first plants will be developed in Norway, Germany, and Belgium, with investments also planned in the United Kingdom and France.

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Sale of energy storage project in UK

United Kingdom – RES has announced the sale of the Roaring Hill Energy Storage Project to TagEnergy, a clean electricity firm driving the transition to renewables by investing in competitive generating and storage assets to compete directly and actively in the energy market.

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UK kickstarts foreign green investment

United Kingdom – Since the publication of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, more than £5.8 billion in foreign investment in green projects has been secured, as have at least 56,000 employment in the UK’s clean industries.

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New study to simplify plastic waste chemical recycling

United States – New study from the Cornell University’s College of Engineering aims to simplify the process of chemical recycling – a growing sector that might convert waste goods back into natural resources by physically breaking down plastic into the smaller molecules from which it was originally formed.

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IEA studies future of ammonia industry

France – Ammonia is the starting point for all mineral nitrogen fertilizers, forming a bridge between the nitrogen in the air and the food we eat. But the essential services ammonia provides come at a cost for the world’s climate.

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IRENA and UNICEF empowering youth for sustainable future

United States – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have reaffirmed their commitment to improving children’s development and well-being by expanding renewable energy access and promoting low-carbon measures to protect children from the effects of climate change, unsustainable energy practices, and environmental degradation.

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CTO BASF key note speaker opening EIES2021

Germany/The Netherlands – CTO of chemical giant, BASF Melanie Maas-Brunner is one of the key talkers at European Industry & Energy Summit 2021, on December 7 in Rotterdam Ahoy. Recently BASF announced major steps for the transition of its sites in Ludwigshafen and Antwerp.

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Fortescue and Incitec Pivot team up to produce ammonia from green hydrogen

Australia – Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a global renewable energy corporation, is collaborating with Incitec Pivot, Australia’s largest fertilizer provider, to perform a feasibility study to convert its ammonia-production facility on Gibson Island in Brisbane to run on green, renewable hydrogen. Currently, natural gas is used as a feedstock at the factory.

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New low carbon biofuels plant comes to Canada

Canada – Arbios Biotech (Arbios), a joint venture of Canadian Forest Products (Canfor) and Licella Holdings (Licella), has made the decision to move forward with the building of a groundbreaking biomass-to-low-carbon biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia.

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Combining fuel cell and battery into one device

United States – A single device that generates fuel and oxidant from water and then converts the fuel and oxygen into electricity and water when a switch is flipped has a slew of advantages for terrestrial, space, and military applications.

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New acquisition in US circular economy market

United States – PolyQuest, Incorporated (PolyQuest), North America’s leading distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET resins, has launched Renuva Plastics, which will purchase the Faith Group Company’s U.S. division.

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Enel Green Power accelerate energy transition in Italy

Italy – Enel Green Power launches “Scelta Rinnovabile” (Renewable Choice), an online crowd funding initiative that allows all citizens to participate in the investment to build new renewable plants in Italy, in order to support the country’s energy transition to more sustainable energy sources, while also directly involving the local communities that host the plants.

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Hydrogen aids decarbonization of UK’s Immingham Port

United Kingdom – Toyota Tsusho UK (TTUK), in collaboration with Germany’s Uniper, Siemens Energy UK&I, and the United Kingdom’s Associated British Ports (ABP), has launched Project Mayflower, a feasibility study looking at the decarbonization potential of hydrogen, at the Port of Immingham in the United Kingdom in September 2021.

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Italian Eni supports decarbonization in Congo

Italy/Congo – Eni has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, Paul Valentin Ngobo, the Minister of Hydrocarbons, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, and the Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships, Denis Christel Sassou N’Guesso, on the joint development of the country’s agro-biofuel sector.

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China heads toward renewable energy transition

China – Over the last four decades, China’s incredible economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, making the country not only a leader in many industries, but also the world’s greatest carbon emitter, accounting for one-third of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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Wanted: Dragons and innovators

For a Dragon’s Den of Transition, the organization of EIES2021 is looking for both dragons and innovators. During the closing of the European Industry and Energy Summit on December 8 in Rotterdam Ahoy, they can make deals to support interesting energy innovations. Sign up now as a dragon or innovator!

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Sweden backs tidal energy

Sweden – The Swedish Energy Agency has granted Minesto a SEK 5.8 million grant to continue commercializing Minesto’s groundbreaking Deep Green technology.

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New materials for hydrogen storage on the horizon

United States – C-Crete Technologies and the US Department of Energy have agreed to work together to develop and market a novel class of nanoengineered materials for storing hydrogen onsite in industrial sites where it is produced as a byproduct.

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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.

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New €785 EU call for clean energy infrastructure projects

Belgium – The European Commission has issued a new request for ideas for significant cross-border EU energy infrastructure projects listed on the 4th Union list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs), which will be co-financed by grants totaling 785 million EUR from the EU budget.

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Eni and Mubadala collaborate on energy transition

UAE – Mubadala Petroleum and Eni have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate collaboration opportunities in the energy transition sector, including hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization, and storage, that are aligned with their respective decarbonization ambitions.

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Eksfin accelerates ‘green shift’ at sea

Norway – Norwegian export credit agency Eksfin is playing a major role in accelerating the ‘green shift’ at sea, providing loan guarantees approaching EUR 1 billion for the construction of 35 eco-friendly vessels over the last four years.

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World’s first hybrid offshore parks come from EU-SCORES

Europe – Innosea, a subsidiary of the AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group), has been named one of 16 project partners in the European SCalable Offshore Renewable Energy Sources (EU-SCORES) project, a €45 million marine energy initiative led by the Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC).

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