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In Canada, news arrived late last week Enerkem closed a $50 million equity investment from Suncor. What does it mean? Today’s let’s explore that. As Canada’s leading integrated energy company, Suncor first participated in the ownership of Enerkem in April 2019 as part of a $76.3 million equity financing alongside Enerkem’s existing shareholders. With this new investment, Suncor becomes a...
To everything there is a season, goes the old Pete Seeger lyric, and the Book of Ecclesiastes, come to think of it, and they must be reading their Bibles closely at Neste. Once into petroleum as the original Finnish oil refiner, then turning to renewable diesel and getting caught in all the flack over palm oil, now shifting...
Altered Energy - Alternative Energy news Published: 18 Oct 2019, 09:31 Gore Street also owns a 49% of the 4MWTesla battery at Cenin Renewables. Image: Kiwi Power Gore Street’s 9MW Port of Tilbury battery has been switched on, almost doubling the size of the energy storage fund’s operational asset base to 19MW. The battery is receiving funding from a combination of Triad...
Over 10 years (2007–2017), three Bioenergy Research Centers produced multiple breakthroughs in the form of deepened understanding of sustainable biomass production practices, targeted re-engineering of biomass feedstocks, development of new methods for deconstructing feedstocks, and engineering of microbes for more effective production of a diverse range of biofuels. These successes are being leveraged in the next phase of...
In Washington, President Trump revealed that US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will leave his post before the end of the year. In recent weeks, Secretary Perry had been subpoenaed by the US House of Representatives investigating US-Ukrainian ties. Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, who has been subbing for Secretary Perry at several high-profile events, is widely expected to...
In Finland, Borealis and Neste are entering into strategic co-operation for the production of renewable polypropylene (PP). The co-operation will enable Borealis to start using Neste’s 100% renewable propane produced with Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology as renewable feedstock at its facilities in Kallo and Beringen, Belgium, starting end of 2019. Borealis will use Neste’s renewable propane, produced in Rotterdam,...
Altered Energy - Alternative Energy news The global annual solar power production in South Africa is estimated to reach 500 GW by 2020. The installed capacity of the country is expected to be 8,400 MW by 2030. Such fast growth makes South Africa one of the fastest-growing solar energy markets in the world.   Most areas in South Africa receive more...
This week there’s Hallowe’en around the corner and we’ll point to the very latest in biobased DIY coffins, but leading this week is the unexpected ways to make the ordinary stuff we know — like, the paper beer bottle, a 3d printed boat, and pallets made from coconut husks. And, some more exotic inventions, too — a new...
The Agile BioFoundry brings together a specialist team of scientists, engineers, and technical staff from eight of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories, with the aim that their collective skills, expertise, and experience lead to rapid innovation and growth in the biomanufacturing sector. The Vision? To unite and expand the capabilities of the national laboratories to develop...
From Washington state we have news that the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued its Low Carbon Fuel Standard rule for consideration.   This is the first economic region to attempt a Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and follows on from the failure of the Washington State Legislature to complete passage of all the elements in the package of climate...

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