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Distributing renewable energy into the power grid

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The iPLUG project is developing power electronics solutions to integrate renewable energy and energy storage systems in to the distribution grid. The post Distributing renewable energy into the power grid appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Renewable Energy

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ENGIE greenlights Australian renewable hydrogen project with Yara

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ENGIE has taken the Final Investment Decision in the development of one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, to be located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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EIA: US renewable diesel capacity could more than double through 2025

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US production capacity for renewable diesel could more than double from current levels by the end of 2025, based on several announcements for projects that are either under construction or could start development soon, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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IIASA-led study proposes Underground Gravity Energy Storage as long-term energy storage solution for renewables

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Renewable energy sources are central to the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. However, because sunshine and wind are inherently variable and inconsistent, finding ways to store energy in an accessible and efficient way is crucial.

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Renewable Energy Group collaborates with Iowa State University on hydrotreater pilot plant for renewable diesel

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Biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group joined Iowa State University (ISU) at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) to mark the start of a new hydrotreater pilot plant. REG converts waste and byproduct fats and oils into biodiesel and renewable diesel. This hydrotreater pilot plant will utilize the expertise of both organizations to better understand how various biomass feedstocks can play a role in the production of renewable fuels with a specific focus on renewable diesel.

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Neste, Marathon finalize transaction to establish JV for production of renewable fuels in US

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Neste Corporation and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Marathon) announced an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture to produce renewable diesel following a conversion project of Marathon’s refinery in Martinez, California (the Martinez Renewable Fuels project ). With Martinez Renewables, we are taking one important step further in the execution of Neste’s renewables growth strategy. Martinez Renewables is expected to commence production in early 2023.

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Chevron to acquire Renewable Energy Group in $3.15B cash deal to boost renewable fuels position

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Chevron Corporation and Renewable Energy Group announced a definitive agreement under which Chevron will acquire the outstanding shares of REG in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.15 REG was a founder of the renewable fuels industry and has been a leading innovator ever since.

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Imperial approves $720M for largest renewable diesel facility in Canada at Strathcona; 1B liters per year

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ExxonMobil’s majority-owned affiliate Imperial Oil will invest about $720 million (US$560 million) to move forward with construction of the largest renewable diesel facility in the country. The project at Imperial’s Strathcona refinery near Edmonton is expected to produce more than one billion liters of renewable diesel annually—about 20,000 barrels per day —primarily from locally sourced feedstocks. Renewable diesel production is expected to start in 2025.

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IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Chevron, Cummins team on renewable natural gas engine demonstration with Walmart

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Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced definitive agreements to supply fuel linked to renewable natural gas for a Walmart Inc. Chevron will be responsible for linking the renewable natural gas to the CNG dispensed by Walmart into its natural gas trucks.

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Chevron completes acquisition of Renewable Energy Group

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Chevron Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of Renewable Energy Group (REG) following approval by REG stockholders. The new Chevron segment will be called Chevron Renewable Energy Group. We have brought together companies with complementary capabilities, assets, and customer relationships to make Chevron one of the leading renewable fuels companies in the United States.

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How renewable diesel can help fight climate change

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Thankfully, renewable diesel offers a drop-in solution that delivers immediate environmental benefits and requires zero new investments. Over the lifecycle of the fuel, Neste’s renewable diesel can reduce GHG emissions up to 75% [1] compared to fossil diesel.

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Fountain Valley, CA hydrogen station opens; 100% renewable H2

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The station offers 100% renewable hydrogen. California requires that at least 33% of hydrogen fuel come from renewable sources. The Fountain Valley, California hydrogen station has opened.

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Cepsa to invest €3B in Andalusia to build the largest green hydrogen hub in Europe; additional €2B for renewable power

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To generate the renewable electricity needed to feed production of green hydrogen, Cepsa will develop a 3GW portfolio of wind and solar energy projects with an additional €2-billion investment. It also expects Spain to become a net exporter of renewable hydrogen.

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Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has launched Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Belgian market. The fuel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, is brought to the Belgian market in collaboration with the channel partner EG Group. Neste MY Renewable Diesel enables customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel.

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Hero elect ric bicycle renew. While the present Renew electric bicycle is similar to erockit, it has the extra advantage of running on pedals if the battery runs out. So let’s know more about Hero electric bicycle Renew.

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Siemens’ Russelectric adds EV charging to Massachusetts renewable microgrid

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In 2017, Russelectric installed a renewable, hybrid microgrid at its Hingham location, consisting of grid power, a solar photovoltaic power generation system, an energy storage system, and a diesel generator.

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Future local communities will supply their own green, renewable energy

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The post Future local communities will supply their own green, renewable energy appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Contributor Profile Green Energy Renewable Energy The Innovation Platform Issue 11

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Antimony sulphide devices: Enhancing renewable energy

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A research team from Osaka University has revealed a feature that exists in antimony sulphide devices, which has the potential to create more robust renewable energy generated by solar cells. Energy Chemistry Energy Storage Green Energy Renewable Energy

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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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Despite the much-vaunted megatrend involving the global electrification drive and shift to renewable energy , the most ambitious pledges by Big Oil to pursue net-zero agendas remain weak at best. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

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Ocean energy can makes waves in the renewable energy sector

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Discover why ocean energy is well-placed to be as successful as wind and solar in Europe’s renewables market. The post Ocean energy can makes waves in the renewable energy sector appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Electrify America enters into 15-year VPPA for 100% renewable energy for network

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Electrify America entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, California called Electrify America Solar Glow 1. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America’s customers charging on its extensive network.

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The UK renewables auction scheme: Pioneering clean energy

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A recent announcement has revealed that the UK government’s renewables auction scheme has delivered a record clean energy capacity. The post The UK renewables auction scheme: Pioneering clean energy appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Wärtsilä report finds accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

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The Front-Loading Net Zero report states that electricity production costs could be reduced by up to 50% by 2050 if countries and states adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned. Utilities should keep repeating steps 1 - 3 until their systems run on 80 – 90% renewables.

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Neste studying transitioning Porvoo refinery to a renewable & circular site; ending crude oil refining in mid-2030s

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Building on its capability of proactive transformation, Neste has initiated a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site.

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GM secures all energy needed to achieve renewable energy goal for 2025; 25 years ahead of target set in 2016

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Sourcing renewable energy is a critical component of GM’s plans to decarbonize. The company’s renewable energy strategy is rooted in four pillars: Increasing Energy Efficiency: GM’s energy goals begin with reducing energy consumption by improving energy efficiency. This is the main way through which GM is achieving its renewable energy goal.

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Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

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While NuStar has handled conventional jet fuel at its Selby Terminal for decades, the companies are now working together to establish the facility as a hub for low-emission renewable fuels and to make it easier for businesses and cities to access renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.

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Neste investing €1.9B to expand renewable products refinery in Rotterdam; 1.2 Mtpa of SAF

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Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision to invest into new renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam. The decision is based on demand for renewable products growing substantially with customers’ higher climate ambitions.

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European Parliament adopts position on renewable fuels for shipping

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Last week, the European Parliament adopted its position on draft EU rules on the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport. MEPs also set a target of 2% of renewable fuels usage and mandated containerships and passenger ships to use on-shore power supply while at berth at main EU ports as of 2030.

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bp and Oman form strategic partnership to progress significant renewable energy and hydrogen development

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bp and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Oman signed a Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) and a Renewables Data Collection Agreement which will support the potential development of a multiple gigawatt, world-class renewable energy and green hydrogen development in Oman by 2030. The evaluation will then support the Government of Oman in approving the future developments of renewable energy hubs at suitable locations within this area to take advantage of these resources.

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Arbor Renewable Gas evaluating West Baton Rouge for $800M renewable gasoline and green hydrogen plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas LLC , a Houston-based company formed in 2019 that produces renewable gasoline and green hydrogen from wood waste and forest residue ( earlier post ), is evaluating West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for a planned $800-million manufacturing and distribution facility employing carbon capture and sequestration emissions-reduction technology. The product would be blended with conventional gasoline to achieve renewable fuel standards in the US and Europe.

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Phillips 66 files LCFS pathway applications for renewable gasoline, CIs from 30.9 to 63.4 gCO2e/MJ

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Phillips 66 Company has applied for three California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Tier 2 fuel pathways for renewable gasoline derived from soybean oil and canola oil. Phillips 66 also filed a separate application for renewable gasoline derived from distiller’s corn oil which is processed along with soybean oil and canola oil. The production process for renewable gasoline consumes hydrogen, electricity, natural gas, and off-gases.

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Engineered E. coli could make carbohydrates, renewable fuel, from CO2

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The ultimate aim would be to capture wasted CO 2 using renewable hydrogen gas from biohydrogen—as in this research—or electrolysis powered by renewable electricity, and convert it to formic acid. Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have engineered Escherichia coli bacteria to capture carbon dioxide using hydrogen gas to convert it into formic acid.

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Los Alamos and Oberon Fuels receive DOE funding to produce renewable hydrogen from renewable DME (rDME)

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DME is a hydrogen-rich molecule that can be produced from waste and/or renewable resources using Oberon’s modular production technology. Earlier this month, Oberon began commercial production of the first renewable DME in the US at its facility in Brawley, Calif.,

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Shell contracts with ECB Group for more than 2.5 billion liters of renewable diesel and jet

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ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (US) Company signed a multi-year contract that will provide more than 500 million liters (130 million gallons US) of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel per year to Shell, one of the world’s largest energy companies.

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Neste and Rolls-Royce partner to accelerate use of renewable diesel

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Neste and Rolls-Royce have agreed to build a strategic partnership on accelerating the use of renewable diesel as a lower-emission solution for diesel engines. Both parties share a common vision of renewable fuels playing a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in off-highway applications, such as construction and power generation. Our collaboration with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, will help us achieve our goals and those of our customers.

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Topsoe technology to support Cresta’s renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada

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Cresta Funds Management (Cresta) has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex solution for revamping the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery (Braya) in Newfoundland, Canada. The refinery’s hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater will be revamped to produce renewable diesel and SAF from various renewable feedstocks.

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Shell to start building Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant: Holland Hydrogen I

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subsidiaries of Shell plc, have taken the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I, which will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025. The criteria are covered by the ‘Renewable Energy Directive (RED). Shell Nederland B.V.

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Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In August 2020, Phillips 66 announced that it planned to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The renewable feedstocks will be primarily delivered across the Marine Terminal.

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SHV Energy and LanzaTech partner to develop renewable propane solutions

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SHV Energy and LanzaTech are partnering to employ LanzaTech’s Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) technology to bring renewable propane and other sustainable fuels to the market via existing and novel pathways.

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DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for renewable gasoline plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC (Arbor Gas) will use Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for producing renewable gasoline at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility—expected to be operational by 2024—will produce 1,000 barrels per day of renewable gasoline with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The renewable gasoline will be for markets that value a low carbon fuel as a direct drop-in fuel.

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Preem begins production of renewable diesel at Lysekil

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For the first time, renewable raw materials are being converted to Swedish Environmental Class 1 diesel (maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm) at Preem’s refinery in Lysekil. The aim is to annually produce up to 950,000 cubic meters (251 million gallons US) of renewable fuel by 2024. This is part of a larger project that intends to rebuild the existing Synsat plant for the large-scale production of renewable fuels.

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