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New MoU eyes renewable diesel refinery in Lethbridge

Vancouver-based Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Renewable U LA to build a renewable diesel refinery in the City of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Shell considers solar panels to power Bukom refining site

Reuters reports that Royal Dutch Shell is under discussion for the installation of solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore. The Bukom manufacturing site includes a 500,000 barrels-per-day refinery, Shell’s largest wholly owned refinery.

Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm officially opens

Beatrice offshore wind farm, the world’s fourth largest offshore wind farm and Scotland’s biggest, officially opened on July 29 by HRH The Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay. The Beatrice project costed £2.5 billion and is the largest single private investment ever made in Scotland.

Wärtsilä signs energy storage system project deal in South East Asia

Wärtsilä signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in South East Asia. The energy storage facility will grid support purposes. The order for this project was already booked with Wärtsilä in Q2.

‘Investment in Talent Group’ initiative brings diversity in renewable sector

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) establishes a new task force with the goal of boosting the number of skilled people working in the UK’s offshore wind field. The ‘Investment in Talent Group’ and develops a passporting systems that will ensure that all energy fields acknowledge transferable skills and training, so that workers have the chance to move within the renewables and other technologies.

China could overtake Japan as top LNG importer by 2022

Japan could lose its pole position as the world’s top LNG importer to China as early as 2022, according to a new report by energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie. By then, LNG imports in Japan are expected to decline 12% to 72.8 mmtpa compared to 2018, while China’s import volume rises 37.5% to 74.1 mmtpa.

Uniper, partners plan first green hydrogen cavern in Germany

Germany-based energy supplier Uniper announced a project along with its consortium partners to build an electrolysis plant starting from 2020 in the central German chemical triangle that will produce green hydrogen with a capacity of up to 35 megawatts. This would be the first hydrogen cavern in continental Europe.

Key risks the offshore wind sector has to encounter

The offshore wind sector needs more sustainable approaches to risk management and insurance in order to respond to a global changing risk profile of technical and supply chain issues, alongside natural catastrophe and extreme weather, according to renewable energy insurance provider GCube Insurance.

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