Category: Misc

First ever global record of land used in mining revealed by new research

The first comprehensive global-scale data set of the geographical area used for mining activities has been revealed by Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) using satellite imagery. The study was undertaken by lead researchers Victor Maus and Stefan Giljum, from WU Vienna’s Institute for Ecological Economics. As Victor Maus explains: “One of the… Read more »

Extreme E partners with Unicef on mission to empower young climate changemakers in Greenland

22 September 2020, London: Extreme E, the new electric off-road motor racing series, has announced it is partnering with Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, on a mission to empower young changemakers in Greenland through climate education. Extreme E, which will race in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in August 2021 during its inaugural season, and its independent Scientific… Read more »


Singapore, Thursday 17th September, 2020 – AAL Shipping is starring in the latest series of Discovery’s hit documentary series, ‘Mega Shippers’ – previewing now on QUEST UK. The popular show selects and tracks a small number of impressive ship operations worldwide, illustrating the commitment of top carriers to doing whatever it takes to deliver their… Read more »

Smarter investment in high-polluting firms is key to achieving 2050 emissions targets

Investment in companies which do not fit existing “green” definitions is needed for a greener global economy according to new report released today. The new report from Imperial College Business School highlights the shortfall of investment needed to meet global emissions targets.  The report cites estimates of annual global climate finance totalling approximately $800 billion,… Read more »

The difference between treated and inherent flame-retardant fabrics

Comment by Mark Lant, technical sales manager at ProGARM Flame retardant materials may seem like a self-explanatory concept. After all, the name suggests this type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects its wearer against all forms of fire hazards. However, when you consider an Arc Flash incident exposes you to temperatures hotter than the sun,… Read more »

Longitude Provides Installation Engineering and Metocean Support for St Nazaire OWF, France

Longitude, the engineering and design branch of LOC Group, is pleased to announce that it has completed a range of environmental engineering analyses, crucial to supporting the planning for  upcoming export cable installation operations for the St Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm (OWF), in France. The contract was provided by Prysmian Group, the world leader in… Read more »

Google announces carbon free commitment

Today, Google announced its next set of sustainability commitments as part of our third decade of climate action, which includes the following: Google is eliminating our entire carbon legacy, effective today (covering all our operational emissions before we became carbon neutral in 2007). Google is the first major company to make a commitment to operate… Read more »

RENA’s biggest ever order

Big order in the solar segment Use of innovative “Fusion” technology Reduced use of chemicals New expansion level for a production capacity of over 15 GW BatchTex XL and InOxSide Fusion machines M12 wafer trend confirmed 9/11/2020: In August this year, following an intensive initial phase, a Tier 1 Asian customer placed a big order… Read more »

Highly anticipated compatibility of BYD Battery-Box Premium and Fronius Symo GEN24 Plus sets new standards for energy independence

First installations by partners around the world have been completed successfully Shenzhen/Munich, September 10, 2020 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, is happy to announce the highly anticipated compatibility of the modular energy storage system BYD Battery-Box Premium with the Fronius Symo GEN24 Plus inverters by Fronius International… Read more »

INDEOTEC SA delivers two new projects with the Mirror technology

Neuchâtel, September 2020 – Indeotec SA (Switzerland) reports the successful delivery of two of its Octopus-2 machines to new customers, namely HZB (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin) in Germany and SPIC (State Power Investment Corporation) in China. Despite the Covid-19 situation and several weeks of confinement, Indeotec SA worked in close collaboration with all key product and… Read more »

China set to overtake US in nuclear capacity by 2026, says GlobalData

China is on track to have the largest nuclear power generation fleet of 93GW and is set to overtake the US by 2026, according to GlobalData, a leading research and analytics company. According to GlobalData, over 160GW of fresh nuclear capacity would be added globally between 2020-2030 out of which about 66% of this capacity… Read more »

Rivertrace launches digital water monitoring technology calibration portal

Market leading developers of smart water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace Limited have established a new, web-based calibration portal that will enable complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork related to water monitoring equipment. The free-to-access digital portal, that can be retrieved at any time via desktop and mobile browsers, was developed by Rivertrace in conjunction… Read more »

First hydroelectric-solar microgrid in Patagonia

Tesvolt delivers storage system for Patagonia National Park Chacabuco/Chile, Wittenberg/Germany, 09/09/2020 – A “run-of-the-river” hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation, and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with electricity from renewable energy sources. The park is part of one of the most important nature conservation projects in the… Read more »

Azelio has completed a directed share issue of SEK 270 million

The Board of Directors of Azelio AB (publ) (“Azelio” or the “Company”) has, based on the authorization given by the annual general meeting on 14 May 2020, resolved on a directed issue of 12,300,000 new shares, corresponding to approximately 13 percent of the total number of outstanding shares in the Company, at a subscription price… Read more »

Post-pandemic investment urgently needed to accelerate scaling of wind, solar and new energy technologies to stem gap in climate targets

Annual DNV GL report ‘Energy Transition Outlook – Power Supply and Use’ shows renewables have been less volatile than fossil fuels during COVID-19 pandemic Rapid expansion of renewable energy will continue with 62% of the world’s electricity forecast to come from solar and wind by 2050 However, carbon emissions will not fall sufficiently by 2050… Read more »

Cornwall Insight responds to confirmation that Together Energy has acquired Bristol Energy’s residential customers and brand

Commenting on the announcement that Bristol Energy’s customer base has been acquired by Together Energy, Ed Reed, Head of Training at Cornwall Insight, said: “It is a turbulent time in the retail energy space at the moment, particularly for municipal backed licensed suppliers as this confirmation has come only days after the announcement that the… Read more »

SP Group Boosts Electric Mobility capabilities via investment in the Mobility House

Singapore/Munich/Zurich, 3 September 2020 – SP Group (SP) today announced a strategic investment in The Mobility House AG (TMH) to explore smart charging1 (V1G) and vehicle-to- grid2 (V2G) feasibility in Singapore. SP will leverage TMH’s expertise and technology in Europe and the United States to boost Singapore’s electric mobility capabilities, enabling its energy system to… Read more »

Extreme E teams up with ALLCOT Group to support net-zero carbon goal

3 September 2020, London: Extreme E, the revolutionary electric off-road racing series, has agreed a partnership with ALLCOT to offset the championship’s carbon footprint in support of its goal to have a net-zero carbon footprint by the end of its first season. ALLCOT, a world-leader in carbon offsetting and sustainability initiatives, develops innovative impact projects which… Read more »

Rotamec partners with Response Engineering for dynamic combined service

Rotamec has announced a new partnership with Response Engineering, a leading provider of bespoke fabrications and electromechanical services to the material handling and processing sectors. The new collaboration ensures customer access to the combined capabilities of both businesses, delivering a turnkey engineering service throughout South Wales, the South East and South West of England. Operating… Read more »

Singapore’s IGaN greenlights Epi Centre project with US$73mil commitment to niche semicon tech

Firm to establish Gallium Nitride (GaN) ecosystem and capitalise growing demand for next-gen semiconductor solutions in power and renewable energy, 5G, wireless communications and data centres Nation is at the cusp of becoming Asia’s epicentre in power efficiencies, further enabling industry’s competitive advantage and technology advancement in smart city solutions To be operationalised mid-2021, centre’s… Read more »

Coastwise Offshore Services and Next Generation Shipyards sign a contract for the building of a new type of vessel on Groningen soil

On Thursday, 27 August, a contract for the building of a new, energy-efficient and fuel-saving aluminium vessel for the offshore wind-industry was signed, together with an option for three other vessels. The signing took place at Next Generation Shipyards on Lauwersoog. The contract involves a special new type of vessel which combines the stability of… Read more »

ABB and KONGSBERG announce digitalization collaboration on edge data collection

ABB Turbocharging and Kongsberg Digital have signed a cooperation agreement on edge data collection and ship engine performance analysis. The companies will work towards a common data infrastructure and accelerate the development of value-added digital applications and services. The agreement will enable ABB Turbocharging to use Kongsberg Digital’s data infrastructure solution for vessels, Vessel Insight… Read more »

Milestone in the fight against Climate Change: Climeworks, ON Power and Carbfix lay the foundation to scale up carbon dioxide removal significantly to 4000 tons per year

Climeworks has signed ground breaking agreements with both Carbfix, carbon storage pioneers, and ON Power, the Icelandic geothermal energy provider, to lay the foundation for a new plant that will significantly scale-up carbon removal and storage in Iceland. The new plant will be able to permanently remove 4000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air… Read more »

Guidehouse Insights Report Shows Local Flexibility Markets Are Expected to Account for more than $10 Billion in Global Revenue by 2029

Flexibility markets allow grid operators to address infrastructure needs at lower costs with greater customer and environmental benefits August 25, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines local flexibility markets and the enabling technologies in five major geographic regions, presenting a 10-year forecast and market sizing from 2020 through 2029…. Read more »

Sandvik Launches Sanicro® 35 Super-Austenitic Grade

Breakthrough New Alloy Bridges Gaps to New Opportunities SANDVIKEN, August 25, 2020 – Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has launched Sanicro® 35, a unique grade that bridges the performance gap between stainless steels and higher cost nickel alloys. Sanicro® 35, the latest addition to… Read more »

Cargostore Worldwide Announces Appointment of Operations Director Sharon Keverne

Cargostore Worldwide, London based global supplier of DNV and ISO certified containers and specialist equipment announces the appointment of Sharon Keverne to the newly created role of Operations Director. Sharon brings with her 20+ years of valuable experience having worked in several companies across the oil and gas, shipping and freight forwarding industries. The most… Read more »

ProGARM introduces new Arc Flash protective hoodie following growing demand

ProGARM is one of the first to launch such a product The new hoodie features inner fleece lining and a drawstring hood The garment has a cal rating of 13, which increases to 31 when teamed with ProGARM’s polo shirt ProGARM, the UK’s leading Arc Flash protection specialist, has developed a new Arc Flash protective… Read more »

Story for Thursday – New energy collaboration to tackle fuel poverty in East Lothian

East Lothian Energy promises affordable, sustainable and fair energy for all East Lothian residents, with electricity coming from 100% renewable sources Launch is part of People’s Energy’s  ongoing commitment to ending fuel poverty East Lothian residents can register at Embargoed until 00:01 Thursday 20th August 2020 East Lothian Council has today (Thursday 20th August) launched East Lothian Energy, in… Read more »

WinJi receives a €1.65 Million loan guarantee from the Swiss Technology Fund

Switzerland, 19 August 2020 – WinJi, a Swiss start-up that developed the innovative “True Power” renewable energy asset management platform, has been awarded a €1.65 Million (CHF 1.8 M) loan guarantee by the Swiss Technology Fund. This loan guarantee will facilitate WinJi’s upcoming debt-raising, with a view to accelerate the company’s growth and finance further… Read more »

DNV GL served as Independent Engineer for the disposition of KKR’s 33.33% equity stake in Acciona Energía Internacional

Acciona Energía Internacional is a global portfolio of renewable energy assets totaling 2.5 GW Madrid, Spain, 17th August 2020 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, carried out a vendor’s technical due diligence on behalf of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Partners LLP (KKR) for divestment purposes from… Read more »


European fund manager adopts technology agnostic software to provide essential oversight of portfolio performance for its investors Gothenburg, 11th August – Glennmont Partners (Glennmont), one of Europe’s largest pure renewables fund managers, has adopted Greenbyte’s monitoring platform to oversee the technical performance of its dynamic European wind and solar portfolio. Greenbyte will be fully integrated… Read more »

BYD and Fronius Solar Energy announce compatibility of the flexible storage system Battery-Box Premium with Fronius inverter lines

Shenzhen/Munich, August 12, 2020 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, announces the compatibility of the energy storage system Battery-Box Premium HVM with the Symo Hybrid inverter series by Austrian Solar energy expert Fronius Solar Energy. The compatibility of the Battery-Box Premium HVS & HVM lines with Fronius Symo… Read more »

SMD Secures New Contract To Supply ROV To Petrovietnam Subsidiary

Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) has won a multi-million-dollar contract to supply a Quasar II, medium-sized work class ROV to PTSC GEOS & SUBSEA SERVICES CO., LTD., (PTSC G&S), a subsidiary of Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC). The Quasar is the second of its kind to be ordered by PTSC G&S, nearly a decade after… Read more »

Studer presents the new generation of smart inverter- chargers, NEXT

In an online keynote, Studer has unveiled the details of the new range of smart inverter-chargers that will be launched in the market in the following months. The next3, an all-in-one 3-phase inverter-charger with 2 built-in solar high voltage MPPT inputs, and the next1, a range of single- phase low frequency inverter-charger, will complete the… Read more »

Cornwall Insight comments on Ofgem’s price cap announcement

Commenting on Ofgem’s announcement of the default price cap falling by 7% to £1,042 per year for the six months effective from 1 October 2020, Robert Buckley, Head of Relationship Development at Cornwall Insight, said: “This is a dramatic reduction and sees the price cap fall to its lowest level since its introduction. However, there is little surprise… Read more »