Innovation

New coal cleaning method developed in BC eliminates toxic chemicals

New coal cleaning method developed in BC eliminates toxic chemicals

70-90% of BC coal is metallurgical, industry worth $3.32 billion annually A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects, according to a press release. This month, the Canadian Carbonization Research […]

2017 Q1: US wind industry has most installs in eight years

2017 Q1: US wind industry has most installs in eight years

US wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in Q1 In the first quarter of this year, the US wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity, nearly four times the amount installed at the same time last year, according to the American Wind Energy Association. In its first-quarter report released Tuesday, the AWEA says this […]

Wind turbines provide 8% of US electricity generating capacity

Wind turbines provide 8% of US electricity generating capacity

Average wind generating facility in US consists of about 50 turbines Wind generators accounted for 8 per cent of the operating electric generating capacity in the United States in 2016, more than any other renewable technology, including hydroelectricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Wind turbines have contributed more than one-third of the nearly 200 gigawatts […]

Baker Hughes introduces ‘revolutionary deep water multi-stage fracturing service

Baker Hughes introduces ‘revolutionary deep water multi-stage fracturing service

Placement of 20+ tightly-spaced stages across pay zone ensure more uniform treatments and maximizes reservoir contact Baker Hughes Inc. says its new DEEPFRAC™ deepwater multistage fracturing service can save operators hundreds of millions of dollars through efficiency gains across the completion phase of offshore developments, according to a Baker Hughes press release. Using multi-position sleeves […]

Canadian scientists’ develop revolutionary oil spill device

Canadian scientists’ develop revolutionary oil spill device

Tests show the technology can clean up nearly 100% of a spill Oil spills are one of the most dreaded, detrimental events on the planet: BP estimated the clean-up costs of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon spill to be $62bn in 2016 – and researchers have found Americans would pay $17.2bn to prevent the same thing ever happening […]

Chinese renewable energy use to increase to 20 per cent by 2030

Chinese renewable energy use to increase to 20 per cent by 2030

Chinese renewable energy use to be over half by 2050 Beijing has set a goal for Chinese renewable energy to increase to 20 per cent of all energy use by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2050, according to a state planner on Tuesday. In a policy document released by the National Development and Reform […]

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Utility-scale solar PV tracking systems increase efficiency in sunny US southwest

Utility-scale solar PV tracking systems increase efficiency in sunny US southwest

Solar tracking systems are more expensive, but produce more electricity The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when […]

Canada’s carbon pricing scheme presents $120 billion opportunity – Lux Research

Canada’s carbon pricing scheme presents $120 billion opportunity – Lux Research

Home-grown Canadian start-ups offer all-of-the-above solution to reducing emissions, with transportation, waste best-positioned Companies developing technologies to cut carbon emissions are in line for an opportunity worth up to $120 billion as Canada kicks off a carbon pricing program aimed at cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to Lux Research. Local start-ups targeting transportation […]

Wind-powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

Wind-powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

Oil and gas companies increasingly designing renewable energy into their projects Renewable energy technology is increasingly being incorporated into oil and gas projects, such as the innovative wind-powered offshore water injection concept being developed by DNV GL of the Netherlands and ExxonMobil. The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its […]

GM to offer “NEV subsidy” in China on Buick Velite plug-in

GM to offer “NEV subsidy” in China on Buick Velite plug-in

GM filling the void after Chinese gov’t cut EV subsidies On Tuesday, General Motors said it will offer a 36,000 yuan ($5,233) discount to Chinese buyers of the GM Velite plug-in hybrid car. The American automaker said it would offer the New Energy Vehicle subsidy after the Chinese government said it would scale back subsidies to EV buyers. […]

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