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Petawawa aims to make its wastewater plant an “Energy Net-Zero Plant”

Electrical Business Summary Ottawa is investing roughly $2.7 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support a project in Petawawa, Ont., that converts food waste into energy. The Town of Petawawa is also contributing $2.7 million to the project. “The Town of Petawawa is...


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Iowa State MEs team up with Iowa Army National Guard to improve building resiliency

Iowa State University - College of Engineering News Summary When the Iowa Army National Guard was looking for ways to improve the environmental sustainability of their facilities, they called upon the expertise of mechanical engineering researchers at Iowa State University. Song-Charng Kong...


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Wärtsilä completes 100MW combined heat and power plant for German utility

Power Engineering International Summary Technology firm Wärtsilä has announced that it has completed and handed over a 100MW combined heat and power plant to German utility Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden (KMW). Wärtsilä supplied and built the plant on a full engineering, procurement, and...


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Advocates want Pa.'s carbon rules to embrace combined heat and power

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Summary The Wolf administration’s plan to put a price on power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions gives special treatment to a highly efficient form of generating energy from fossil fuels. The technology, known as combined heat and power, creates both electricity and...


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Howard University Announces 20-Year Energy Partnership with ENGIE North America

Howard University Summary ENGIE North America announced today that it has solidified its relationship with Howard University , one of the nation’s premiere HBCUs, by executing a long-term agreement for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new central utility...


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Norfolk Naval Shipyard breaks ground for $173 million cleantech energy project

MarineLog Summary The U.S. Navy and Ameresco Inc. have broken ground on a project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, Va., that is being performed under a $173 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) and will expand on-site generation, strengthen reliability, and enhance...


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A wind turbine production plant in Britain will now get most of its power from renewable gas

CNBC Summary A turbine production plant owned by energy giant Vestas will now be powered using an environmentally-friendly source of gas, according to a new deal announced on Monday. A biogas facility off the south coast of England will soon provide electricity to a factory operated by...


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Senator Sherrod Brown Asks Panel How U.S. Can Help Appalachian Clean Manufacturing

The Daily Yonder Summary The federal government has a role to play in helping Appalachia embrace a new kind of manufacturing that reduces harm to the environment, strengthens local economies and may even support industries working to mitigate climate change, according to Ohio Senator Sherrod...


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Veolia and Carbon Clean to unveil carbon capture trials

Energy Summary Veolia is set to become the first UK operator of Energy Recovery Facilities and to demonstrate carbon capture technology with Carbon Clean . The companies have been working in partnership for four years, and the new joint project will highlight how the latest...


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GE completes coal-to-gas conversion at 661-MW CHP plant in China

Power Engineering Summary GE has announced the start of commercial operations for the Junliangcheng combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Tianjin City, mainland China. GE provided the power generation equipment for the new CHP gas power plant that will replace the existing coal-fired...