Renewables

Diamond Green Diesel Expansion project in Louisiana Nears Startup

Valero announced in its third quarter results presentation that its 50/50 joint venture (Valero and Darling Ingredients) renewable diesel project in Norco, Louisiana had completed construction and was in the process of starting up production.

Ambitious offshore wind leasing strategy

The US Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland has outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.

Dow Plans World’s First Net Zero Ethylene and Derivates Complex

Dow recently announced that is has begun planning the first ever net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in regard to scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.

Chile Welcomes Repsol

Repsol has completed the construction of its first joint windfarm in Chile with Ibereolica Renovables.

Floating Along Nicely

According to research by trade association RenewableUK, the orderbook for global offshore floating wind projects currently stands at 54GW.

Vineyard Wind 1 Becomes the First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the US to Achieve Financial Close

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today announced that the company’s first project has achieved financial close.

Shell Moves Forward with Large Netherlands Biofuels Facility

Royal Dutch Shell recently announced that it has made a final investment decision regarding the construction of an 820,000 tons per year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam in the Netherlands, which was previously referred to as the Pernis Refinery site. Once operational in 2024, this biofuels facility will one of the largest European facilities producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from a waste product feedstock.

Calumet Awards EPC Contract to Burns & McDonnell for Renewable Diesel Project

Calumet Specialty Products Partners of Indiana has brought on Burns & McDonnell to serve as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for an upcoming renewable diesel reconfiguration project at the Great Falls facility in Montana. This project is being fast tracked with the intention of starting up new production in the first half of 2022.

U.S. Offshore Enjoys Growth Spurt

According to the Department of Energy (DoE), the orderbook for US offshore wind capacity has increased 24% in the last 12 months to a potential generating capacity of 35GW.

Axpo signs landmark PPA for Europe’s largest operational onshore wind farm in Romania

Axpo’s leading position in the Eastern European energy services market has been reinforced by the signing of a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with CEZ’s Fântânele-Cogealac-Gradina wind farm, part of Macquarie Asset Management’s energy portfolio in Romania.

Shut in Wyoming Refinery to Return as Renewables Plant

Slate Refining LLC of Wyoming and Starwood Energy of Connecticut have announced their partnership agreement for the purpose of reconfiguring Slate’s dormant refinery in Douglas, Wyoming into a renewable fuel facility.

Big Oil Joins Big Wind in China

CNOOC has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Three Gorges (CTG) to build on synergies in the renewable energy sector.

PTTGC and Cargill Begin Planning Biopolymer Plant in Thailand

Agricultural entity Cargill Inc of the United States and PTT Global Chemical Pcl of Thailand recently announced that they will a new biopolymer plant in Thailand. It is expected to be located in Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan BioComplex in the Takhli district, according to statements from PTTGC chief executive and president Kongkrapan Intarajang.

PBF Energy Progresses Renewable Project in Louisiana

PBF Energy recently announced that it was in preliminary discussions with Honeywell UOP for licensing technology at its proposed renewable diesel project at its Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana. PBF is hoping to make a final investment decision on the potential project over the next few months.

First Turbine in Djibouti

The diminutive East African nation of Djibouti has had its first turbine installed by Siemens Gamesa.

Oil majors pile into Scottish offshore wind tender

Scotwind tender draws 74 bids amid strong competition for North Sea project rights

Shell has Eyes on More Hydrogen and CCS projects

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) has set a goal to cut the carbon intensity of its emissions by 20 percent by 2030 and 45 percent in 2035 before reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

HYPORT Duqm signs cooperation agreement with Uniper to explore green ammonia offtake

Oman’s strategic green hydrogen project HYPORT Duqm has signed a cooperation agreement with energy giant Uniper. Under the cooperation, Uniper will be joining the project team to provide engineering services and negotiate an exclusive offtake agreement of green ammonia.

Western Green Energy Hub in Australia set to transform global green fuels production

An international consortium comprised of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, is announcing today an integrated green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia

Highfield Energy joint venture secrures E160m financing for Irish Solar PV duo

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Saipem launches SUISO, a technological solution for the offshore production of green hydrogen

Saipem launches SUISO, a technological solution for the production of green hydrogen thus confirming its commitment to support its clients in the energy transition. SUISO combines various renewable energy sources such as floating wind, floating solar and marine energy in a single system. The aim is to power, together or individually, electrolyzes installed on existing offshore platforms for the production of green hydrogen.

AVANGRID Poised to Build Green Hydrogen Future

AVANGRID, Inc., a leading sustainable energy company, announced today that it has submitted multiple responses as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Request for Information (RFI) on ways to enable low-cost clean hydrogen at scale, outlining green hydrogen concepts for Connecticut, New York, Maine, Oregon and the Gulf Coast.

The World in Review

BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy was launched virtually by Chief Economist Spencer Dale on 8 July.

PBF Energy’s Renewable Diesel Project Wins Local Support in Louisiana

The developing renewable diesel unit at PBF Energy’s long-running refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana was recently bolstered by a tax exemption approval.

Asian renewable energy hub faces setback

The Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) is one of the world largest and most ambitious energy projects.

First Garbage to Zero Carbon Fuels Plant Completes Construction

Fulcrum BioEnergy of California announced on July 7th that it has indeed completed the construction work on its Sierra Biofuels Plant in Nevada. The company stated that this is the world’s first commercial scale plant that allows conversion of garbage into low-cost, zero-carbon transportation fuels.

Masdar wins tender for 200 MW solar power project in Armenia

The Government of Armenia has officially selected Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, as the winning bidder for the tender for a utility-scale solar project. The Armenian Government had implemented an international tender following Masdar’s initial offer of $0,0299/kWh in December 2019. After a competitive process, Masdar submitted a final price of $0,0290/kWh.

BOEM Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Virginia

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to creating nearly 80,000 jobs through the development 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Senator Tim Kaine today to announce that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be conducting an environmental review for a potential wind project offshore Virginia Beach.

Guangdong leading the way in offshore

Guangdong province has revealed ambitious plans to develop its offshore wind industry.

Shell Starts up Europe’s Largest Electrolyser in Germany

Royal Dutch Shell announced on July 2nd that it has begun operations at the 10 megawatt polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) hydrogen electrolyser at the company’s Energy and Chemicals Park in Rheinland, Germany. Construction took approximately two years to complete and cost nearly 24 million dollars USD to complete.