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Think GeoEnergy Summary Funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the European   GeoDrill   project aims to develop “holistic” drilling technologies that have the potential to drastically reduce the cost of drilling to large depths (5km or more) and at high temperatures (250 degrees C or more). The project was kicked off in 2019 and   has made some significant advancements   in development of innovative materials and coatings with potential to prolong lifetime of drilling components, sensors and prototypes of the novel mud hammer. There are   12 partners   part of the project from companies across Europe in ...
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Business Wire Summary Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPIH) today announced it has been awarded a contract for a district heating and cooling network for a healthcare infrastructure project in Eastern Canada valued at over $4.5 million. The project will utilize Perma-Pipe’s premier engineered Multi-Therm ®   high temperature pre-insulated pipe system. The Multi-Therm ®   system consists of a galvanized and insulated steel carrier pipe enclosed by an outer insulated steel pipe protected by a fiberglass reinforced outer jacket. The project will begin execution in Perma-Pipe’s facility in Lebanon, Tennessee in Q2 2021. Brad Schultz, ...
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Balkan Green Energy News Summary District heating company Termoficare Oradea is looking for contractors for the utilization of geothermal energy in Oradea in northwest Romania. The project is valued at EUR 18.8 million. Heat pumps will be installed for the production of heating and hot water in the Nufărul 1 neighborhood of Oradea. The city’s district heating firm Termoficare Oradea issued a public call for the design and implementation of a geothermal energy system. The deadline for bids is May 31. The geothermal district heating project is divided into two tenders. The duration of the larger one, estimated at EUR 15.9 million without value-added tax, ...
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Everything GP Summary Grande Prairie’s Mayor says the city’s newly approved energy strategy creates a foundation for efficient energy generation and consumption while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Jackie Clayton says it includes several ideas. “Including an energy project. The Hughes Lake area has been identified for a potential location for a major project located in the northwest section of the city.” Energy generation is one of the three main pillars in the document, along with a carbon neutral operation plan and community energy, both of which contain various ideas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Those potential actions include public ...
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Toronto Star Summary The landscape of The Forks is set to change dramatically in the coming years, as parking lots between the CityTV building and Shaw Park are converted from pavement slabs into an expansive, mixed-use neighbourhood. On Wednesday, work began on the most essential of services: heating and cooling. Crews started drilling boreholes into the earth’s surface; laying the groundwork for a district geothermal energy system at the Railside at The Forks development. The ultra-efficient heating and cooling structure uses pipes beneath the ground to pull both from the natural hot and cold sink. It is, therefore, a completely renewable source ...
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Canadian Biomass Summary As more emphasis is placed on fostering a green economy, large businesses are investing in new ways to power their operations with renewable sources.   GM Canada is one such business. In August 2020, the company announced it had completed a $28 million cogeneration project that uses renewable landfill gas (LFG) from a local landfill to power and heat its St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant.   This venture aligned with the company’s sustainability targets, Tammy Giroux, GM Canada’s manager of government relations, tells   Canadian Biomass .   “One of those targets is that we source 100 per cent of our electricity from ...
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Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Vital Energi has secured a £25 million contract with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to reduce the Trust’s carbon footprint by 14,000 tonnes a year, and guarantee energy savings of approximately £1.8 million a year for the Nottingham City Hospital. The project received grant funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS), which is administered by Salix on behalf of the Government’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The City Hospital currently relies on aged gas and coal fired boilers for heating and hot water, which Vital Energi will be replacing with more energy-efficient ...
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Power Engineering Summary The benefits and potential of cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) technology are being increasingly recognized by UK manufacturers post-pandemic, according to a new survey by equipment supplier Aggreko. According to Aggreko’s latest survey, over 90% of respondents agreed that since 2020, they could see the potential of CHP in their businesses, demonstrating the technology’s exciting future. Also, all 200 manufacturing stakeholders surveyed went on to say that they intend to implement CHP solutions in their operations within an average of five months. In response to this increased interest in CHP, Aggreko has published ...
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Kentucky Today Summary   Kentucky has suffered through several natural disasters in recent months so the state has announced a new tool to prepare for potential energy disruptions that can significantly impact critical services, such as hospitals, fire stations, water treatment plants, and grocery stores. Maintaining electrical power adds to the community’s resilience, but it requires research and comprehensive planning among utilities, governments and other organizations. To help communities achieve energy resilience and to support emergency planning strategies, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Office of Energy Policy, in partnership ...
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CPR News Summary A secret cache of renewable energy is lurking in the sewers. The key question is how to coax it to the surface and put it to work in the battle against climate change. There’s no mystery over how excess energy ends up below cities. Showers, hot waters and sinks all add hot water to sewers. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy   estimates   American’s wash 350 billion kilowatt-hours of energy down the drain every year. For some perspective, that’s enough power for about 30 million U.S. homes. The largest sewer heat-recovery project in North America is now under construction in Denver.  Over the next few years, a $1 billion remodel ...
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Journal of Commerce Summary The University of British Columbia (UBC) will soon be a testing site for hydrogen power. The school has broken ground on the Renewable Energy Hub, a city-sized block of campus that will be used to test low-carbon hydrogen power. “Our government’s support for UBC’s Renewable Energy Hub is an example of our commitment to helping communities and organizations reduce their pollution, which in turn helps us reach our CleanBC targets,” said Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation, in a statement. “Both the production and end use of low-carbon hydrogen on the UBC campus show this technology is not just the ...
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Biomass Summary The Canadian government in mid-April announced an C$8.4 million investment in nine community-led Indigenous clean energy projects across British Columbia. Eight of those projects focus on the use of biomass and bioenergy. All nine projects were funded through Natural Resources Canada's  Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program , a $220-million program to reduce reliance on diesel in rural and remote communities by deploying and demonstrating renewable energy projects, encouraging energy efficiency, and building local skills and capacity. The program is part of the government’s  Investing in Canada  infrastructure plan , a more ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary On the way to a metropolis without emissions – so the goal of the city of Malmö in Sweden that should be achieved by 2030 at the latest by tapping the underground. Deep geothermal energy is to be fed into the district heating network. The system that the German energy company E.ON is building will use geothermal energy at a depth of 5 to 7 kilometers. The experts from the Munich-based company expect a temperature of 160 degrees Celsius there. Water is pumped into borehole one, which heats up at depth and then exits through a second borehole. The energy is fed into the district heating network via a heat exchanger. The company is now ...
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Horizon Summary The smouldering heat generated during the formation of our planet and the continuous decay of radioactive material lies trapped within the Earth’s crust, just waiting to be tapped to satisfy humanity’s insatiable demand for heat and electricity. It sounds deceptively simple — drill a well into the Earth and bring piping steam or hot water to the surface to power a turbine that generates electricity, and in some parts of the world it is readily being used in this way. The resource also ticks multiple other boxes — it is renewable, it generates a fraction of the greenhouse emissions fossil fuels do, and unlike its solar ...
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PR Newswire Summary APR Energy Ltd. ("APR"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp., announced today that it has secured a contract with   California's   Imperial Irrigation District ("IID") to utilize three gas turbines to place power dense distributed generation capacity over three sites during the 2021 summer months. APR's fast-track power solution will assist in maintaining frequency and provide needed backup capacity within IID's service territory, which covers 6,471 square miles, including all of   Imperial County   and parts of   Riverside   and   San Diego   counties. APR's services will serve as an integral part of IID's commitment to maintaining ...
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Everactive, a technology company that sells category-defining  batteryless, wireless Internet of Things (IoT) solutions , announced today a new generation of its Steam Trap Monitoring (STM) system designed to deliver predictive maintenance for large-scale steam system applications.  Everactive’s STM  is a unique batteryless IoT system for steam traps that involves batteryless Eversensors connecting to a wireless IoT gateway using the Evernet 2.0 wireless network.  With core advances in ultra-low-power electronics, system-level design, and wireless networking, Everactive makes it possible to continuously and indefinitely power Eversensors from harvested energy, ...
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Balkan Green Energy News Summary Gas, oil and construction companies joined forces with research institutions in Greece and foreign partners in the development of the White Dragon. The green hydrogen project is estimated at EUR 2.5 billion though it could grow to as much as EUR 4 billion. The European Commission is receiving proposals until May 7 from the members of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen technologies and solutions. It is one of the opportunities for Greek companies and their partners in a plan called White Dragon to develop it further. The coalition already applied for the status of an important project ...
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New York Times Summary The growing risk of overlapping heat waves and power failures poses a severe threat that major American cities are not prepared for,   new research suggests . Power failures have increased by more than 60 percent since 2015, even as climate change has made heat waves worse, according to the new research   published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology . Using computer models to study three large U.S. cities, the authors estimated that a combined blackout and heat wave would expose at least two-thirds of residents in those cities to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. And although each of the cities in the study has ...
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Nuclear Engineering International Summary The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 26-29 April hosted a Technical Meeting on the Status, Design Features, Technology Challenges and Deployment Models of Microreactors. The meeting united experts from 13 countries, the European Commission and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. “We are trying to play a double role – the role of advisor and, at the same time, we must care for a very water-tight system of safety and security,” said IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi. Safety and security “go hand in hand, and by addressing these issues early on, ...
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Yahoo! News Summary Plans to spend $400,000 to start designing a $15.6 million downtown Rochester district energy system received a green light Monday. The Rochester City Council unanimously approved a plan to move toward replacing the city’s reliance on Olmsted County’s steam supply, which is scheduled to be shut down on Oct. 31, 2023. “City Hall is unique in that it depends on steam for both cooling and heating, so if that system were to shut down, the City Hall will be out of heating and cooling,” Scot Ramsey, the city’s manager of facilities and property, told the City Council on Monday. The steam system also serves the rest of the city-county Government ...
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