SUSTAINABILITY

Aberdeen International Looks to Larger Focus on Renewable Energies, Particularly the Hydrogen Sector

Aberdeen | December 21, 2020

Aberdeen International Inc. ("Aberdeen" or the "Organization") (TSX: AAB) is satisfied to report its expectation to increase its speculation technique with a bigger spotlight on sustainable power sources, especially the hydrogen area.

The Company accepts that the hydrogen area is very nearly an advancement because of the spotless tech upheaval and its monetary preferences over occupant powering advances. Hydrogen's high energy to mass proportion makes it especially reasonable for hard core, significant distance street cargo, oceanic and flight applications. Industry investigators estimate interest for hydrogen to develop to 575 million tons for each year by 2050 of every a market worth more than US$1 trillion.

Set up vehicle makers (Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler and Volvo) have declared that they are sloping up their conveyance timetables of hydrogen fueled vehicles and long stretch trucks and numerous different applications in the mechanical and energy markets are developing at a significant rate.

To fortify our abilities in the hydrogen space, the Company is satisfied to declare the arrangement of Mr. Martin Schuermann and Mr. Halady Prabhu as essential counselors.

Martin Schuermann has been a sequential business person all through various ventures and has been engaged with the perfect energy area since 2009, turning into the CEO of Vision Motor Corp and Vision Industries where they were centered around creating zero discharge transportation arrangements, utilizing hydrogen as the predominant energy stockpiling medium.

Mr. Prabhu has over a time of involvement with the environmentally friendly power industry having worked with EDF Énergies Nouvelles Canada (EDF EN), one of the main sustainable power organizations on the planet and other driving sun oriented PV engineers internationally. Mr. Prabhu is engaged with exchanges in the sustainable power and clean tech area and is continually distinguishing new open doors in the energy stockpiling and hydrogen economy area. He is effectively associated with distinguishing new advancements and openings in the quickly developing hydrogen area in both the versatility and modern verticals. Mr. Prabhu has a broad organization of organizations and people assuming key parts in the hydrogen economy from which the organization will use to pick up introduction to this quickly developing area.

The Company accepts by contributing, financing, and aiding lead the improvement of hydrogen as an elective fuel source, we will drive huge investor esteem going ahead. We try to band together with driving edge scientists, government organizations and forward-looking energy elements to propel the innovation, pull in end-market clients and position hydrogen, as the primary elective fuel source.

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EtaPRO©Asset Performance & Condition Monitoring Software Implemented at the Pathua Geothermal Power Plant to Protect Their Most Critical Equipment

EtaPRO | October 14, 2022

Amidst a global move towards renewable energy sources, decarbonization and net zero emissions, EtaPRO LLC, a Toshiba Group Company, has installed its asset condition and monitoring solution at Indonesia’s PT Geo Dipa Energi (Persero) (GDE) geothermal power plant*1 through a contract with Toshiba Asia Pacific Indonesia.*2 EtaPRO uses IoT and AI technologies, including predictive failure diagnosis and performance monitoring, to optimize GDE’s plant performance.This service represents a commercial version of what has been implemented as a NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) demonstration project for this power plant in October 2019.*3 The demonstration project verified the effectiveness of the company's EtaPRO® IoT-based predictive failure diagnosis technology. The EtaPRO business was acquired by Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation*4 last year to enhance its global servicing and maintenance solutions for turbines and equipment with EtaPRO’s digital asset performance management technology. This combination of steam turbine equipment and digital technology has borne significant results with GDE. Toshiba has delivered more than 60 geothermal turbines in 25 countries since 1966. Geothermal power generation is considered a key approach to achieving carbon neutrality. EtaPRO’s asset performance and condition monitoring software has revolutionized the power generation industry by detecting small changes in equipment performance and vibration—early warning signs of larger problems. EtaPRO allows operators to fix issues before they become equipment failures, reducing downtime and outages. Additionally, EtaPRO’s solutions allow users to optimize plant performance. Installed in thermal, wind, solar, gas, and geothermal plants around the world, EtaPRO detects anomalies in: Thermal performance and efficiency Equipment condition Vibration system monitoring EtaPRO also helps energy providers with a mix of generation types and as they transition from one energy source to another. The same software that monitors coal-fired plants also monitors solar, wind, and other renewable energy types, providing unparalleled, standardized, and customized capabilities across the world’s energy systems. EtaPRO is used in over 60 countries on assets producing 700 GW of power. The system served to GDE is distinguished technologically by its use of EtaPRO’s AI to analyze real-time power plant operation data obtained from various sensors and detect signs of anomalies that may cause problems during normal operation. In doing so, it reduces the number and duration of power plant shutdowns. A demonstration project conducted by NEDO showed that it was able to reduce the rate at which problems occurred by over 20%. Another significant feature is the ability to detect signs of anomalies under conditions specific to geothermal power plants such as the unstable condition of the steam flowing into the turbine. In Indonesia, the total installed power generating capacity was approximately 62 GW as of 2020, with coal-fired power generation accounting for about half of this total. Meanwhile, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, the Indonesian government has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2030. Electricity Business Plan (RUPTL) says geothermal power generation will account for about 3.4 GW (about 8%) of the 40.6 GW of power generation capacity to be added by 2030.*5 Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, (Toshiba ESS), has delivered equipment to several geothermal power plants in Indonesia. It will be proactive in proposing the IoT solutions that enable optimal operation that will help to solve issues faced by individual current and future customers. By deploying this service worldwide, Toshiba supports the global move to more renewable forms of energy by enabling optimal efficiency at plants of every type and energy mix. With EtaPRO, plant operators can reduce the customer’s cost of power generation by helping improve power plants’ utilization rates, thereby promoting the spread of geothermal power generation and helping to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Brazil: TotalEnergies Partners With Casa dos Ventos to Jointly Develop a 12 GW Renewable Energy Portfolio

TotalEnergies and Casa dos Ventos | October 27, 2022

TotalEnergies and Casa dos Ventos (CDV), Brazil's leading renewable energy developer, announced the creation of a 34%(TTE)/66%(CDV) joint venture to jointly develop, build and operate the renewable portfolio of Casa Dos Ventos. This portfolio includes 700 MW of onshore wind capacity in operation, 1 GW of onshore wind under construction, 2.8 GW of onshore wind and 1.6 GW of solar projects under well advanced development (COD within 5 years). Besides, the newly formed JV will have the right to acquire the current and new projects that are or will be developed by CDV as they reach execution stage. The JV will thus be able to jointly foster its growth by accessing an additional portfolio of at least 6 GW, that CDV will continue to expand. TotalEnergies will pay a cash consideration of $550 million (R$ 2,920 million) and up to $30 million (R$ 159 million) in earn-out to complete the acquisition. In addition, TotalEnergies will have the option to acquire an additional 15% equity share in the JV after 5 years. TotalEnergies will support the JV accelerating its growth thanks to its global presence in the Corporate PPA market, its purchasing power resulting from its worldwide size, its trading expertise well suited to the Brazilian merchant market and its strong balance sheet allowing the JV to improve its financing cost. CDV, which has developed 25% of the onshore wind assets in operation today in Brazil, will bring to the JV its deep knowledge of the Brazilian market and a very high-quality portfolio while shifting from a developer to a producer business model. "After Adani Green in India and Clearway in the United States, I am delighted with this new major partnership in Brazil, with Casa dos Ventos, the leader in onshore wind energy. With this transaction, TotalEnergies acquires not less than a leading position in the Brazilian renewable energy market, one of the most dynamic merchant markets in the world. This market fits our strategy of taking advantage of the growth of the deregulated power markets, which is crucial to the energy transition With a total of 12 GW in operation, construction and development, both wind and solar, this transaction is an additional step in TotalEnergies ambition to reach 100 GW of renewable production by 2030 and in its transformation into a sustainable and profitable multi-energy company.” -Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies. The partnership between Casa dos Ventos and TotalEnergies was structured to maximize the complementarities and synergies between the companies. In addition to its financial strength, TotalEnergies’ global footprint will contribute to the expansion of our client portfolio and enhance our knowledge in new fields of the energy transition. We are confident that this partnership positions us in a strategic role to lead the sustainable energy agenda in Brazil,” said Mario Araripe, founder and president of Casa dos Ventos. TotalEnergies and renewable electricity As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in electricity and renewables. At the end of June 2022, TotalEnergies' gross renewable electricity generation installed capacity is close to 12 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources and storage by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world's top 5 producers of electricity from wind and solar energy. About Casa dos Ventos Casa dos Ventos is a Brazilian energy company that develops, builds and operates projects from renewable sources. Responsible for one of the largest wind measurement campaigns in the world, the company has developed one in every four wind projects in operation in Brazil. To continue its relevant role in the sector, Casa dos Ventos holds the largest portfolio of wind and solar projects under development in the country, with approximately 20 GW. The company is also a leading provider of energy solutions to support consumers in their energy transition Casa dos Ventos is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and works in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and best ESG practices, preserving local biomes, developing social projects in the communities where it is present and contributing to a low carbon economy. About TotalEnergies TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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Product launch: the Rondo Heat Battery (RHB), providing the world’s lowest-cost, zero-carbon industrial heat

Rondo Energy | November 17, 2022

Rondo Energy, a leading provider of zero-carbon industrial heat, announced commercial availability of two models of its revolutionary Rondo Heat Battery (RHB), the RHB100 and RHB300. The Rondo Heat Battery (RHB) captures intermittent electricity, stores the energy from that electricity as high-temperature heat in brick materials, and delivers the stored energy on demand as high-temperature heat and/or electricity. The RHB stores heat energy at temperatures up to 1500°C for hours or days — delivering zero-carbon heat for processes ranging from steel, cement, chemical manufacturing, and all the way to low-temperature food processing. The RHB meets the demanding needs of industry for safe, simple, low-cost energy and economically replaces fuel-fired furnaces and boilers—unlocking energy prices for America’s industries that are both affordable and more predictable. 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Enel announces intentions to build solar pv cell & panel manufacturing facility in u.s.

Enel North America | November 18, 2022

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Historically, the wind energy sector has been one of the champions of applied technology Research & Innovation in Europe. This has made wind power competitive with traditional fossil power generation. Onshore wind is now the cheapest form of new installed power capacity. Wind power and solar PV are no longer a niche market, but still, need support and a stable market outlook to fully mature. At the same time, the entire power system is set to undergo dramatic changes.

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