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Grant awarded for efforts to transform oil and gas wells to geothermal power generation
Transitional Energy has secured a $500k state grant for its work on conversion of oil and gas wellbores and associated infrastructure into geothermal power generation facilities.
CGG Delivers Geothermal Study to Energy Major
CGG announced that its Geothermal Science group has delivered a global geothermal resource study to a major energy company. The study for the company, which was not named, evaluates the scale of the potential for
15 Solar Turbines For Alaska LNG Project
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted authorization to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) for its Alaska LNG Project, with conditions. In March, AGDC had received its final environmental
Oil major Chevron invests in nuclear fusion startup Zap Energy
Oil major Chevron Corp said it is investing in Zap Energy Inc, joining Italy’s ENI and Norwegian state oil company Equinor who have also backed nuclear fusion startups to reduce their carbon footprint. Chevron’s decision
Buffett's Nevada utility signs up for 22 years of solar, storage
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s NV Energy agreed to buy the output from a sprawling solar power and battery storage system near Las Vegas for 22 years. The 200-megawatt Chuckwalla solar project includes batteries that can.....
A Clean Power Superhighway Down East: Canada's Atlantic Growth Strategy's Clean Energy Program
In July 2016, the Atlantic Growth Strategy was launched by Canada's federal government in collaboration with the Maritime Provinces. As part of the strategic priorities of this collaboration, the Pan-Canadian Framework
Hydrogen to heat UK homes
In 2018, the UK consumed more than 215 million m3 with 22 million homes connected to the nation’s gas grid. Now, the British government is working towards a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 and is increasing ....
Alberta's new helium royalties could see rise of extraction industry
Alberta government leaders hope a new royalty structure for helium will buoy exploration and production of the inert gas within the province. Explorers have found huge deposits of nitrogen gas containing helium deep...
Eco-friendly Waste Converter
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is seeking a simple and eco-friendly way to lower emissions and reduce impact on the environment while managing refuse at GAC sites in Canada and abroad. Solutions currently exist.......
Report: New Lithium Mines May Bring Battery Prices Down
Automakers continue to express concerns over the supply of raw materials for electric-car batteries. A Bloomberg report suggests that might not be the reality at all. Enough new lithium supplies are coming online that...
Ohio cement plant looks to wind to reduce footprint of energy-intensive industry
Workers broke ground this week for a One Energy wind project at LafargeHolcim’s Paulding cement plant in Ohio. The three turbines being built by the Findlay-based energy company will supply about one-fifth of the cement
US Energy Storage Solution: Giant Water Batteries
Pumped hydro is an old technology but it still plays a role in energy storage globally and here in the US. The basic idea is to store energy in the form of water held in an uphill reservoir, and leverage gravity.....
University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude
Researchers at the University of have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer. The new kind of jet mixer extracts lipids from
Djibouti Looks To Tap Its Geothermal Potential
In July 2017 Djibouti secured $27m in funding from the Kuwait Development Fund for the development of the Gale-Le-Koma geothermal project in the Lake Assal region. The funding deal came on the back of a two-week....
Geothermal makeover eyed for Alberta's old oil wells
Disused oil and gas wells dotting Canada's energy heartland may bear fruit for Alberta's farmers under a proposal to use waste heat from the idle facilities to allow crops to grow, even in the country's harsh winter...