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Dutch consortium constructs second Borssele wind farm

The second Borssele offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea is expected to be constructed and operated with a subsidy of just 0.3 billion EUR. The originally anticipated subsidy was 5 billion EUR. The wind farm will be built by Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE.

Alternative to flaring generates electric power

Holland Renewable Energy Technologies, based at the RDM site in Rotterdam’s port area has offered an alternative for the port; by using its system to convert all the gas flared around the world into electricity, the company claims it could provide every household in a country the size of Germany or France with free power.

EU authorises Belgian support for renewable electricity

The EU Commission has concluded that Belgian plans to finance electricity generation from offshore renewable energy are in line with EU state aid rules. The measure will further EU energy and climate goals whilst maintaining competition in the Single Market.

ABB converts HH Ferries’ vessels into emission-free ferries

ABB’s project to convert two HH Ferries’ vessels into the world’s largest emission-free ferries is gathering pace after Öresund Dry Docks was selected to carry out the work. M/F Tycho Brahe and M/F Aurora will both be fitted with 4.16 MW of batteries and the containers with the battery racks will be lifted on board in February 2017.

Solar panels installed at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach said that solar panels have been installed in the port area to prevent 1,127 tons of carbon dioxide annually from polluting the environment. The port commits to sustainability with the installation of a 904.75kW Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic (PV) system at the second-busiest seaport in the United States.

Preem carries on fossil-free fuel development

As Sweden does not have its own oil or natural gas reserves, it is dependent on imports from other countries. Preem has produced Preem Evolution Diesel, a diesel with a renewable content of up to 50 per cent, which subsequently reduced Sweden’s carbon emissions by more than 680,000 tonnes during 2015.

EPA finalizes increase in renewable fuel volumes

The US EPA has announced that it finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. In a required annual rulemaking, this action finalizes the volume requirements and associated percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for 2017, and for biomass-based diesel for 2018.

EU funding needed for fuel cell technology development in marine applications

More and more countries are demanding fossil-free energy for marine fields of application. The fuel cells are expected to quadruple the ships autonomy and hydrogen gas is a way for the marine sector to gain access to a fossil free energy solution. Together with a consortium, fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has applied for EU funding for the development of a system based on fuel cell technology for integration and testing in marine environments.

MEPs demand better energy security

The Parliament calls on the EU Commission to aim to reduce the EU’s dependency on gas in the long term by using it more efficiently and gradually phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.


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