Taking Stock at Quarter-end: Bioenergy in Review

April 8, 2019 | 147 views

Towards the end of 2018 bioenergy was dubbed as “the overlooked giant of renewable energy” and featured across a series of high-level documents delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency (IEA), Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) and Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Together, these reports are evidence of the increasing role bioenergy is likely to play in our global response to climate change.

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Phanes Group

Phanes Group is an international solar energy developer, investment manager and asset manager, strategically headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Established in 2012, Phanes Group has a growing portfolio of solar investments and developments spanning multiple geographies, with a distinct focus on emerging markets - especially Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia (MENA 'plus) and sub-Saharan Africa.

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A vision for renewable energy

Article | December 17, 2021

Right now, renewable energy makes up a very small part of the entire energy sector of Bangladesh. But as we move into the future, and concerns about the environment become too great to ignore, exploring cleaner and greener sources of energy becomes the need of the hour. Our economy is booming, and our population is growing, so it goes without saying that our energy requirements are immense. There is plenty of scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels indiscriminately is not sustainable in the long term, so we do need to up our game in looking at alternatives.

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2020: The Year of Convergence in Corporate Renewables

Article | July 15, 2022

The rapid growth of corporate renewable procurement has been nothing short of a buyer-driven revolution in the United States’ electric sector. Almost 20 gigawatts (GWs) of corporate power purchasing agreements (PPAs) were completed in 2019 across the globe, up from 13 GWs of corporate PPAs in 2018 and triple the numbers from 2017.1,2 And the majority of this growth has come from the United States. Fortunately for those of us committed to renewable energy, we expect this trend to continue. But as should be expected in such a dynamic, buyer-driven sector, we are starting to see some noticeable shifts in the marketplace as it evolves and grows. I wanted to highlight some of the trends Constellation is watching for this year.

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2020 Trends That Will Make Waves In The Energy Industry

Article | July 16, 2022

In the renewable world, energy is generated by weather and the amount of energy that can be produced depends on the current conditions. Energy storage can ensure a power supply is maintained when weather conditions are not optimal for generating energy. While energy storage products have already been introduced to all levels of the market there are several technology hurdles to overcome before energy storage will reach maximum potential. We believe there will be great advancements in 2020 on:

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Solar Power, Great For The Environment? Or Is It The Last Thing We Need?

Article | February 10, 2020

Solar power is an undeniably a green, renewable form of electricity generation - but many organisations with questionable motives (even here in New Zealand) are trying to persuade the public (and Government – hi lobbyists!) that solar power isn’t that environmentally friendly, and that it's even harmful. At the expense of bullish corporate profits, solar power is often thrown under the bus. This article lists the facts - putting an end to the negative spin on solar so often found in the media. When solar panels produce power, they do not; create any air pollution, use zero water, create carbon emissions, noise pollution, and they won’t disturb surrounding ecosystems. Solar power is a renewable energy source, the sun’s rays are infinite, fill your boots.

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Phanes Group

Phanes Group is an international solar energy developer, investment manager and asset manager, strategically headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Established in 2012, Phanes Group has a growing portfolio of solar investments and developments spanning multiple geographies, with a distinct focus on emerging markets - especially Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia (MENA 'plus) and sub-Saharan Africa.

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CAM Integrated Solutions Supports Amp Americas' RNG Project Pipelines

CAM Integrated Solutions | February 03, 2023

On February 2, 2023, CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC, announced its partnership with Amp Americas, a renewable natural gas (RNG) leader that produces carbon-negative fuels and feedstocks from dairy farm waste. CAM will deliver engineering support for several Amp Americas RNG production development projects, including one of the biggest animal waste-to-RNG projects to date, as well as micro plants to make RNG viable for smaller dairy farms, as part of the partnership. Amp Americas operates and owns one of the country's most extensive portfolios of ultra-low carbon intensity RNG facilities. The company anticipates producing approximately 12-million-gallon equivalents of RNG and generating nine million kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2023. CAM understands the changing energy market and brings a lean 'midstream mentality' to the next generation of energy. Amp Americas has benefited from CAM's wide range of fully integrated service offerings over the past year, and it will continue to provide comprehensive project delivery services as the companies advance the renewable industry. Craig Pierrotti, CEO of CAM, states, "Our partnership was founded on both aligned core values and a joint mission to support the transition to renewable energy. We are eager to support Amp as they continue to pave the way in the RNG space." (Source – Business Wire) About CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC Founded in 2015 and based in Houston (Texas), CAM Integrated Solutions is an energy solutions provider for Upstream and Midstream markets. The company supports ESG/GHG and Net Zero initiatives for both oil & gas and renewable/clean energy clients. Its fully integrated solutions include FEED, procurement, fabrication, project & construction management, detailed engineering and design, automation & controls, field support, and commissioning. CAM adapts to the dynamic energy industry by bringing an integrated and lean delivery model to the next generation.

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Stem Integrates with ChargePoint for Joint eMobility Offering

Stem | February 02, 2023

Stem, a global leader in AI-driven sustainable energy solutions and services, recently announced its combined eMobility offering with ChargePoint Holdings, Inc., a major EV charging network. The two companies are collaborating to enable EV charging station owners, developers, and operators to achieve economic, environmental, and resilience benefits. The joint offering will aid asset holders with state and federal procedures for securing National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program funding incentive and the high energy demand EV charging sites to increase operational savings and backup power. In addition, the integration will reduce costs, increase resilience, minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, facilitate data sharing, and improve user experience. CEO of Stem John Carrington said, “Stem is excited to partner with ChargePoint to help customers quickly design, develop, and operate cost-effective EV charging infrastructure projects that deliver real value. Electrification of transportation is creating a new load category that is expected to equal one-third of all U.S. electrical load. For Stem, eMobility is expected to represent approximately 50% of our behind-the-meter activity in three years, representing a multi-billion opportunity with our Fortune 500 customers.” (Source – Business Wire) Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, stated, “An integrated ChargePoint and Stem solution broadens the number of sites that can support high-speed charging economically at scale.” (Source – Business Wire) About Stem As the first public pure-play smart energy storage company, Stem delivers and runs battery storage solutions that maximize renewable energy generation and construct a cleaner, more resilient grid. Project developers, utilities, Fortune 500 corporations, and independent power producers are its clientele. Stem's Athena software is used by the largest network of distributed energy storage systems in the world to lower energy prices and make renewable energy less unpredictable.

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Apex Signs Offtake Agreement with Meta for Huge Clean Energy Generation

Apex Clean Energy | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, Apex Clean Energy signed an Environmental Attribute Purchase Agreement (EAPA) with Meta to generate total renewable energy in the Angelo Solar Project with a 195 MW facility, supporting the regional operations in Tom Green County (Texas). The Angelo Solar Project will generate around $31.7 million in tax revenue for the local community, approximately $22 million in landowner payments, and about 400 jobs during construction, with commercial operations expected in early 2024. The other earlier declared transactions would continue to manifest between Apex and Meta, like an 80 MW EAPA with Altavista Solar, 197 MW with Jayhawk Wind, 175 MW with Lincoln Land Wind, 200 MW with Aviator Wind East, and 225 MW with Great Pathfinder Wind, along with this agreement. President and CEO of Apex Clean Energy, Mark Goodwin, said, “The success of our company and our mission, to accelerate the shift to clean energy, relies on partnerships with first movers like Meta that have set ambitious standards driving the energy transition. He added, “As we advance our sixth project alongside Meta, this portfolio, now totaling more than a gigawatt, represents a diverse set of best-in-class wind and solar projects in markets across the United States.” (Source – Business Wire) Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Meta, said, “We appreciate Apex’s partnership in helping us bring a total of one gigawatt of new renewable energy to the grid across Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Kansas, and Iowa.” She added, “This new solar project will support our commitment to 100% renewable energy and will help bring jobs and investment to the local community.” (Source – Business Wire) About Apex Clean Energy Apex Clean Energy generates clean energy with a diverse portfolio of about 40 gigawatts. At its headquarters in Charlottesville (Virginia) and nationwide, 400 specialists are working on its projects. Its renewable frontiers are wind, solar, storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies in North America. Established in 2009 as a modest start-up, the company has grown into a successful business that encourages employee initiative and autonomy.

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CAM Integrated Solutions Supports Amp Americas' RNG Project Pipelines

CAM Integrated Solutions | February 03, 2023

On February 2, 2023, CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC, announced its partnership with Amp Americas, a renewable natural gas (RNG) leader that produces carbon-negative fuels and feedstocks from dairy farm waste. CAM will deliver engineering support for several Amp Americas RNG production development projects, including one of the biggest animal waste-to-RNG projects to date, as well as micro plants to make RNG viable for smaller dairy farms, as part of the partnership. Amp Americas operates and owns one of the country's most extensive portfolios of ultra-low carbon intensity RNG facilities. The company anticipates producing approximately 12-million-gallon equivalents of RNG and generating nine million kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2023. CAM understands the changing energy market and brings a lean 'midstream mentality' to the next generation of energy. Amp Americas has benefited from CAM's wide range of fully integrated service offerings over the past year, and it will continue to provide comprehensive project delivery services as the companies advance the renewable industry. Craig Pierrotti, CEO of CAM, states, "Our partnership was founded on both aligned core values and a joint mission to support the transition to renewable energy. We are eager to support Amp as they continue to pave the way in the RNG space." (Source – Business Wire) About CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC Founded in 2015 and based in Houston (Texas), CAM Integrated Solutions is an energy solutions provider for Upstream and Midstream markets. The company supports ESG/GHG and Net Zero initiatives for both oil & gas and renewable/clean energy clients. Its fully integrated solutions include FEED, procurement, fabrication, project & construction management, detailed engineering and design, automation & controls, field support, and commissioning. CAM adapts to the dynamic energy industry by bringing an integrated and lean delivery model to the next generation.

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Stem Integrates with ChargePoint for Joint eMobility Offering

Stem | February 02, 2023

Stem, a global leader in AI-driven sustainable energy solutions and services, recently announced its combined eMobility offering with ChargePoint Holdings, Inc., a major EV charging network. The two companies are collaborating to enable EV charging station owners, developers, and operators to achieve economic, environmental, and resilience benefits. The joint offering will aid asset holders with state and federal procedures for securing National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program funding incentive and the high energy demand EV charging sites to increase operational savings and backup power. In addition, the integration will reduce costs, increase resilience, minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, facilitate data sharing, and improve user experience. CEO of Stem John Carrington said, “Stem is excited to partner with ChargePoint to help customers quickly design, develop, and operate cost-effective EV charging infrastructure projects that deliver real value. Electrification of transportation is creating a new load category that is expected to equal one-third of all U.S. electrical load. For Stem, eMobility is expected to represent approximately 50% of our behind-the-meter activity in three years, representing a multi-billion opportunity with our Fortune 500 customers.” (Source – Business Wire) Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, stated, “An integrated ChargePoint and Stem solution broadens the number of sites that can support high-speed charging economically at scale.” (Source – Business Wire) About Stem As the first public pure-play smart energy storage company, Stem delivers and runs battery storage solutions that maximize renewable energy generation and construct a cleaner, more resilient grid. Project developers, utilities, Fortune 500 corporations, and independent power producers are its clientele. Stem's Athena software is used by the largest network of distributed energy storage systems in the world to lower energy prices and make renewable energy less unpredictable.

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Apex Signs Offtake Agreement with Meta for Huge Clean Energy Generation

Apex Clean Energy | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, Apex Clean Energy signed an Environmental Attribute Purchase Agreement (EAPA) with Meta to generate total renewable energy in the Angelo Solar Project with a 195 MW facility, supporting the regional operations in Tom Green County (Texas). The Angelo Solar Project will generate around $31.7 million in tax revenue for the local community, approximately $22 million in landowner payments, and about 400 jobs during construction, with commercial operations expected in early 2024. The other earlier declared transactions would continue to manifest between Apex and Meta, like an 80 MW EAPA with Altavista Solar, 197 MW with Jayhawk Wind, 175 MW with Lincoln Land Wind, 200 MW with Aviator Wind East, and 225 MW with Great Pathfinder Wind, along with this agreement. President and CEO of Apex Clean Energy, Mark Goodwin, said, “The success of our company and our mission, to accelerate the shift to clean energy, relies on partnerships with first movers like Meta that have set ambitious standards driving the energy transition. He added, “As we advance our sixth project alongside Meta, this portfolio, now totaling more than a gigawatt, represents a diverse set of best-in-class wind and solar projects in markets across the United States.” (Source – Business Wire) Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Meta, said, “We appreciate Apex’s partnership in helping us bring a total of one gigawatt of new renewable energy to the grid across Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Kansas, and Iowa.” She added, “This new solar project will support our commitment to 100% renewable energy and will help bring jobs and investment to the local community.” (Source – Business Wire) About Apex Clean Energy Apex Clean Energy generates clean energy with a diverse portfolio of about 40 gigawatts. At its headquarters in Charlottesville (Virginia) and nationwide, 400 specialists are working on its projects. Its renewable frontiers are wind, solar, storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies in North America. Established in 2009 as a modest start-up, the company has grown into a successful business that encourages employee initiative and autonomy.

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