Biden Administration launching offshore wind offensive

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The Biden Administration announced a series of measures to support rapid offshore wind deployment, including designation of a new wind energy area and targeting the deployment of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030. New Wind Energy Area. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing a new priority Wind Energy Area in the New York Bight—an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.

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EDP, TechnipFMC and partners to develop a concept study for green hydrogen production from offshore wind: BEHYOND

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coordinator and the entity responsible for the implementation of several phases: the strategic evaluation of the offshore wind-to-hydrogen market; the definition of viable business cases; and the technology roadmap to reach commercial maturity. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Wind

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy investing €120M over 5 years to develop fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen system

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are joining forces to develop an innovative solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to produce green hydrogen directly. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas Wind

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bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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wind farm in the North Sea and the hydrogen produced will be used in the refinery.?. —Martin Neubert, executive vice president and CEO of offshore wind, Ørsted. ??. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Wind

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Gigastack renewable hydrogen from offshore wind project advances to next phase; 100MW electrolyzer system

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The Gigastack project, led by ITM Power, Ørsted, Phillips 66 Limited and Element Energy, will show how renewable hydrogen derived from offshore wind can support the UK’s 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emission target. We’ve seen this happen in offshore wind. The UK has awarded £7.5

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Jumbo completes transportation part of its largest job: T&I for Yunlin offshore wind

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Representing a significant milestone in the largest job in its history, Jumbo has completed the transportation element of its Transport & Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The transport of the offshore wind substructures is now completed.

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MOL joins “Wind Hunter Project” for combination of sails and fuel cells on ships

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MOL) has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power. MOL is currently working on the “Wind Challenger Project” to develop sailing technology.

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Liquid Wind selects Worley to design first eMethanol plant

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The Liquid Wind consortium in Sweden has selected Worley to provide basic engineering services for one of the world’s first commercial-scale eMethanol facilities.

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Feature: Wind-Powered Cars: Are They Possible?

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However, some automakers are exploring different forms of green energy—specifically, wind. Are wind-powered cars a possibility, or are they something that’s likely to stay in the realm of science fiction? The Potential of Wind Power. The Toyota Mirai can run on wind-power.

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Liquid Wind raises €4M in equity to produce eFuel

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Liquid Wind has closed its Series A funding round, securing €4M in equity investment. The investment will be used for the development of Liquid Wind’s first eMethanol production facility, and support plans for further facilities. A Power-to-Fuel company, Liquid Wind will develop and finance facilities to produce carbon-neutral liquid fuel, eMethanol. Liquid Wind is currently developing its first eMethanol facility, which will be located in Örnsköldsvik, in north-east Sweden.

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Enviva and MOL to develop sail-powered bulk carrier to cut GHG emissions in biomass supply chain; Wind Challenger hard sail

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This will include the “Wind Challenger”, a cargo ship design with a hard sail, which would reduce emissions by harnessing wind energy. MOL has been jointly studying the wind technology with cross-industrial partners. The first Wind Challenger is scheduled to be released in 2022.

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BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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The 2GW wind farm will produce around 7,500 GWh of green electricity per year This would be in addition to the planned 20 GW by 2030 in existing legislation. RWE will develop, build and operate the wind park. No public subsidies would be needed for the construction of the wind farm.

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Shearwater Energy developing SMR wind-hybrid energy project; selects NuScale Power

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a United Kingdom-based hybrid clean energy company, is developing a wind-SMR (Small Modular Reactor) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales. Under the MOU, Shearwater and NuScale will generally explore opportunities for the combined generation of nuclear power based on NuScale’s SMR technology, offshore wind energy and hydrogen production at sites in the UK, with a flagship opportunity being explored at Wylfa on Anglesey. Shearwater Energy Ltd.,

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol.

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Cargill and BAR Technologies bringing wind propulsion to bulk cargo ships

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Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technology’s WindWings—large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 meters in height—fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships to harness the power of the wind and reduce CO 2 emissions by as much as 30%. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Wind

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Mercedes-Benz to source CO2-free electricity in Germany from solar, wind and hydropower from 2022 onwards

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The CO 2 -free electricity from solar, wind and hydro sources is generated in various power plants, most of which are located in Germany. These include a part of a solar park with the size of 60 football pitches near Ingolstadt and 24 wind farms with a total of more than 200 wind turbines.

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Fraunhofer researchers develop technique to produce aluminum windings for motors

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Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting technique that can be used to produce lightweight aluminum windings with a higher groove fill factor to replace copper windings in electric motors. In one study, they found that the aluminum coils increase the continuous output of the electrical machines compared to the copper windings, reduce the operating temperature and at the same time save weight and raw material costs.

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Ørsted and partners secure funding for H2RES project; offshore wind power to produce renewable hydrogen for road transport

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The plant will use electricity from offshore wind turbines to produce renewable hydrogen for buses, trucks and potentially taxis. Electrolysis can be run flexibly, thereby helping to ensure flexible use of the fluctuating power production from the offshore wind turbines.

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Harvard team finds large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

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Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21 st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. In the journal Joule , Harvard researchers report the most accurate modelling yet of how increasing wind power would affect climate. They find that large-scale wind power generation would warm the Continental United States 0.24 Lifecycle analysis Wind

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Mercedes-Benz Cars plants to source electricity from German wind farms

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has entered into a power purchase agreement with Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, enabling Mercedes-Benz Cars to source electricity directly from wind farms in Germany, whose subsidies from the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) expire after 2020. Norwegian energy provider Statkraft supplies the renewable energy from six community-owned wind farms. Thus far, the EEG guaranteed the wind farm operators a fixed subsidized rate for the electricity.

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GE lands ‘largest combined onshore wind project’ in its history


GE Renewable Energy has made an agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy, a global clean energy developer and operator, to provide wind turbines for the 1.48 gigawatt North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma.

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South America’s largest wind farm starts commercial operations


The Rome-headquartered Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda, has started commercial operations of the 716 MW Lagoa dos Ventos I and II wind farm in Brazil.

EGEB: World’s largest offshore wind turbines chosen for first commercial project


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Germany’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm pre-selects huge Vestas wind turbines. more… The post EGEB: World’s largest offshore wind turbines chosen for first commercial project appeared first on Electrek.

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Finding Homes for Wind and Solar

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When you fly into Maui, at some point on the approach to Kahului airport … Continue Reading Finding Homes for Wind and Solar. To site new generation we must develop inclusive processes that don’t just reward the most influential.

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Carbon Clean and Liquid Wind partner on eMethanol production for marine fuel

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Carbon Clean, a developer of low-cost carbon capture technology, has entered into an agreement with power-to-fuels developer Liquid Wind. Within the Liquid Wind facility, the CO 2 will then be combined with renewable hydrogen to form the carbon-neutral liquid fuel, eMethanol. By accelerating access to liquid carbon-neutral fuel the Liquid Wind consortium will enable carbon-neutral shipping, thereby accelerating the sector’s emission reductions.

The US gets a game-changing offshore wind farm installation vessel


Richmond, Virginia-headquartered Dominion Energy is building the Charybdis , the first Jones Act-qualified offshore wind turbine installation vessel in the US. more… The post The US gets a game-changing offshore wind farm installation vessel appeared first on Electrek.

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Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel

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The ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Ulstein has introduced its second hydrogen hybrid vessel design for the offshore industry.

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Huge $30 billion offshore wind project launches in North Atlantic


Hecate Independent Power (HIP) has announced it will build an enormous, $30 billion offshore wind project off the coast of Iceland that will power the UK using long subsea cables. more… The post Huge $30 billion offshore wind project launches in North Atlantic appeared first on Electrek.

EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): North Carolina’s governor issued an executive order that sets the state’s first-ever offshore wind targets. more… The post EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind appeared first on Electrek.

Wind giant Vestas says it can now fully recycle turbine blades


Danish wind turbine giant Vestas has announced today that it, along with a coalition of industry and academic leaders, has figured out how to fully recycle wind turbine blades.

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EGEB: Final turbine is in place at the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The final floating turbine is connected at the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in Scotland. more… The post EGEB: Final turbine is in place at the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

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EGEB: Vertical turbines could be the future of wind energy


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Oxford Brookes University researchers think wind turbines should be vertical. more… The post EGEB: Vertical turbines could be the future of wind energy appeared first on Electrek.

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EGEB: First major US offshore wind farm set to be approved today


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Biden administration is set to approve Vineyard Wind 1, the first major offshore wind farm in federal waters. The IEA raises its forecast for global wind and solar growth by another 25% compared to six months ago.

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Naturgy and Enagás studying production of green hydrogen from 350 MW of wind power in Asturias

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Naturgy and Enagás are studying the production of green hydrogen from a 250MW floating offshore wind farm and another 100MW onshore wind farm in Asturias (Spain) for industrial consumption in this Autonomous Region. Specifically, the project envisages developing an electrolysis and renewable energy plant with the construction of an onshore and an offshore wind farm on the coast of Asturias.

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Coal is losing the price war to wind and solar faster than anticipated


The costs of most existing coal-fired power plants in the US are now more expensive than the total costs of wind and solar as a result of their plunging costs, according to a new study.

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EGEB: New Jersey approves US’s largest combined offshore wind farm


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): New Jersey approves US’s largest combined offshore wind project, Atlantic Shores and Ocean Wind II. more… The post EGEB: New Jersey approves US’s largest combined offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

Wind-powered transatlantic car carrier could cut carbon emissions by 90%

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Oceanbird is a proposed a 35,000-ton, 650-foot, transoceanic car carrier, powered mostly by wind, that can reduce carbon emissions by a claimed 90% compared to a conventional ship.

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BP selects Tesla batteries for pilot storage project at US wind farm

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BP Wind Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rolling Thunder I Power Partners LLC, has signed a purchase agreement to install a high-storage battery at its Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota. The project is the first of its kind in BP’s US-operated wind business and a potential step forward in the performance and reliability of wind energy. Situated on 7,500 acres in Hand County, Titan 1 Wind Farm is wholly owned and operated by BP Wind Energy.

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Bloomberg NEF forecasts falling battery prices enabling surge in wind and solar to 50% of global generation by 2050

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Wind and solar power generation will surge to almost 50% of world generation by 2050 (“50 by 50”), supported by precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply, according to the new annual Bloomberg NEF New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018. trillion of that going to wind and solar and a further $1.5 Batteries Coal Emissions Forecasts Power Generation Solar Wind

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EGEB: Texas wind power smashes records in March


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Texas wind power topped 10.4 more… The post EGEB: Texas wind power smashes records in March appeared first on Electrek. million MWh in March – 2 million MWh above its previous high.

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EGEB: Hitachi ABB debuts power products for floating offshore wind


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches transformer products for offshore floating wind farms. Turbine installation is complete at Denmark’s largest wind farm, the offshore Kriegers Flak.

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Ohio bill would let locals ban wind and solar (but not fossil fuels)


The Ohio State Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will consider Senate Bill 52 today , which would allow townships to designate “energy development districts” for wind and solar farms or just veto them altogether.

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EGEB: Maine to ban offshore wind in state waters for 10 years


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Maine bans offshore wind in state (but not federal) waters for 10 years in a compromise. more… The post EGEB: Maine to ban offshore wind in state waters for 10 years appeared first on Electrek.

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