Zinc Battery Technology Advancements to be Showcased by Eos Energy Storage at ESACon20

Prweb | August 20, 2020

Eos Energy Storage, a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost, and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, today announced that at next week’s ESACon20 event, the company will showcase the latest in zinc energy storage advancements and case studies in its role as a Gigawatt Sponsor for the upcoming digital conference experience. ESACon20 (The Energy Storage Annual Virtual Conference and Expo hosted by ESA, the Energy Storage Association) is taking place from August 24 to 27, 2020 on an interactive online conference platform. ESACon20 is the premier gathering of decision makers, leaders and stakeholders from throughout the industry who know that energy storage is integral to a modern, resilient, sustainable grid and who are actively part of the storage industry’s rapid growth.

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CATL Launches Its First EVOGO Battery Swap Services in Xiamen

EcoFlow | April 19, 2022

On April 18, CATL officially launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, making it the world's first EVOGO city. The first four fast battery swap stations that have started operation are located in Siming District, Huli District and Haicang District of Xiamen. The number of fast battery swap stations in Xiamen is expected to increase to 30 by the end of this year, when drivers at any place on Xiamen Island can find one such station within a radius of 3 kilometers. The EVOGO battery swap solution will enable EV consumers to bid farewell to the inconvenience of refueling, and allows consumers with no charging parking spaces to enjoy the fun of EV driving as well. At present, the special offer for renting one Choco-SEB block is RMB 399 per month, which will be dynamically adjusted according to different level of power consumption by users. For each battery swap service at the swap station, the charge is almost the same as that of the fast charging service, and it is subject to dynamic adjustment according to different station locations and time slots. CATL's EVOGO battery swap solution will provide more EV users with access to a convenient refueling experience. Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CATL, has achieved comprehensive win-win cooperation with multiple partners by implementing its city partner plan. All parties involved have joined forces to cooperate in technology, resources and services to facilitate the construction of battery swap network and promote EVOGO vehicle models in Xiamen. In the future, CATL will join hands with more partners to release more EVOGO vehicle models and deliver EVOGO services in more cities. Let's go with EVOGO.

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Bloom Energy Names Rick Beuttel as Vice President, Hydrogen Business

Bloom Energy | January 11, 2022

Bloom Energy Corporation announced the appointment of Rick Beuttel as vice president, hydrogen business. In this newly created role, Beuttel will spearhead the company’s commercial hydrogen strategy and will forge key partnerships to advance and scale Bloom’s efforts to enable the global hydrogen economy. Beuttel brings over three decades of experience in business development in the energy and industrial sectors, including extensive work deploying and scaling hydrogen projects across international markets. Beuttel will help define Bloom’s market strategy, serve as an evangelist for emerging hydrogen solutions, and develop relationships with industry leaders to continue momentum around Bloom’s hydrogen technology. Following the launch of its solid oxide, high temperature electrolyzer in July 2021, Bloom Energy collaborated with organizations across the energy sector to accelerate the global hydrogen economy, including projects to produce low-cost, green hydrogen and blend hydrogen into natural gas networks. On behalf of the entire leadership team, we are thrilled to welcome Rick to Bloom Energy, especially as we enter 2022 with such strong momentum. With an impressive track record as a global energy leader, Rick will help us actualize our vision for the future of energy, driving new collaborations and scaling technologies that make a hydrogen-fueled economy a reality.” Sharelynn Moore, executive vice president and CMO, Bloom Energy Before joining Bloom Energy, Beuttel served as vice president of business development at Air Products, overseeing the development and execution of large-scale energy projects, largely focused on hydrogen throughout the Americas. During this time, he was responsible for the deployment of over $8 billion of capital, including world-scale hydrogen projects in Eastern Louisiana, Edmonton, Alberta, the acquisition of hydrogen plants from PBF Energy, and other projects centered around hydrogen and synthesis gas production. “Between its groundbreaking technology and exciting collaborations with other major energy players, Bloom Energy is truly paving the way for the global hydrogen economy of tomorrow,” said Beuttel. “I’m proud to be joining a team at the forefront of the industry during such a pivotal moment, and I’m excited to advance Bloom’s mission of providing cost-effective, reliable energy for everyone around the world.” Beuttel held a number of senior roles across regions during his tenure at Air Products, including business manager for generated gases in the Americas, business development manager for Latin America, and business manager for Asia tonnage focused on the semiconductor and display industries. Early in his career, Beuttel also served as business development director for TRiMEGA Electronics, LLC, a joint venture with the Kinetics Group. Beuttel holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh University and is also chairman of the board of the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. About Bloom Energy Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world. The company’s product, the Bloom Energy Server, delivers highly reliable and resilient, always-on electric power that is clean, cost-effective, and ideal for microgrid applications. Bloom’s customers include many Fortune 100 companies and leaders in manufacturing, data centers, healthcare, retail, higher education, utilities, and other industries.

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OPAL and NextEra Energy Marketing Announce Plans to Build Minnesota's First Renewable Natural Gas Facility

OPAL | April 28, 2021

OPAL Fuels LLC, a Fortistar portfolio company, and NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC today announced plans to build the first landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility in Minnesota. The project will be located at a landfill owned by Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry, and interconnect with a pipeline owned by Xcel Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL), the leading electric and gas utility in the region. For many years, OPAL, which was previously known as Fortistar RNG and TruStar Energy, has collected and processed gas to generate electricity at the 255-acre Pine Bend Landfill in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. NextEra Energy Marketing will work with OPAL to replace the existing power generation facility with a new RNG production facility that will capture 3,200 standard cubic feet per minute of landfill gas and produce over 6 million gas gallon equivalents (GGE) of RNG per year. The Pine Bend RNG Project will create approximately 50 to 60 construction jobs. Once completed in the first quarter of 2022, the project will capture and convert landfill methane to produce approximately 2,140 dekatherms of RNG per day, which is enough to eliminate 43,900 metric tons of carbon and offset direct (scope 1) emissions from 400 heavy-duty (class 8) trucks every year. OPAL will operate and manage the RNG project, and clean renewable natural gas fuel will be dispensed to customers via OPAL's natural gas fueling stations. "Our agreement with NextEra Energy Marketing and Republic Services offers a tremendous economic and environmental opportunity for the State of Minnesota. From both a fiscal and sustainability standpoint, renewable natural gas is the highest value product you can make from captured landfill gas," said Jonathan Maurer, co-CEO of OPAL. "We're proud to work with industry leaders and continue to play a major role in the decarbonization of our nation's economy by capturing methane to create cleaner fuel for natural gas vehicles." "We're pleased to be working with OPAL and Republic Services on this innovative project," said John Ketchum, president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy Resources. "This transaction is consistent with our belief that a substantial, and economic decarbonization of the electricity, industrial, and transportation sectors is possible which represents a significant investment opportunity in the coming decades." "As a leader in the environmental services industry, Republic Services is proud of this innovative partnership with OPAL and NextEra at our Pine Bend Landfill to create Minnesota's first renewable natural gas facility," said Pete Keller, Republic Services vice president of recycling and sustainability. "This project will allow us to utilize a natural byproduct of the landfill to produce low-carbon transportation fuels and other forms of renewable energy and help Republic meet our goal of sending 50 percent more biogas to beneficial reuse by 2030." The project is driven by an exceptional match among several companies, equally passionate about innovation and the transition to environmental sustainability in their respective industries. For OPAL, the Pine Bend RNG Project is the sixth in a series of 12 RNG projects that will require nearly $500 million of capital investment and capture the equivalent of more than 2 million metric tons of CO2 annually—the equivalent of taking approximately 435,000 passenger cars off the road. Republic Services is involved with gas-to-energy projects at 69 of its landfills, and 20 percent of its fleet is powered by natural gas, including RNG derived from landfills. This joint project directly supports Republic Services' commitment to send 50 percent more landfill gas to beneficial reuse by 2030. Inver Grove Heights Mayor Tom Bartholomew, who led the City Council in approving the project said, "This facility is exactly the kind of development we encourage in our community. It brings innovative new technology and jobs to our area, and it's good for the state's economy and the environment. Inver Grove Heights is leading the way by creating this opportunity in Minnesota, and we hope other cities will follow suit with additional renewable energy projects." About OPAL Fuels LLC: OPAL Fuels LLC, a Fortistar portfolio company, is an emerging leader in the production and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG), a proven low carbon fuel with a decades-long track record of results that has the power to rapidly decarbonize the transportation industry. OPAL captures harmful methane emissions at the source and recycles the trapped energy into a commercially-viable, low-cost alternative to diesel fuel. As a vertically-integrated producer and distributor of RNG for heavy-duty truck fleets for over 20 years, OPAL delivers best-in-class, complete renewable solutions to customers and production partners. To learn more about OPAL and how it is leading the effort to decarbonize North America's transportation industry, please visit www.opalfuels.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter at @OPALFuels. About NextEra Resources, LLC: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 23,900 megawatts of total net generating capacity, primarily in 38 states and Canada as of year-end 2020. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun based on 2020 megawatt hours produced on a net generation basis, and a world leader in battery storage. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

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PDI Acquires GreenPrint to Offer More Retailers Loyalty-Based Carbon Offset Programs, Establishing PDI Sustainability Solutions

Professional Datasolutions, Inc. | March 02, 2022

PDI, a global provider of leading enterprise management software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, has acquired GreenPrint, the corporate sustainability solutions leader. GreenPrint will become the foundation of the newly established PDI Sustainability Solutions practice, leveraging the company's expertise to continue building a portfolio that improves business results through eco-minded innovations. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, GreenPrint provides "sustainability as a service" to increase consumer loyalty, sales, and profitability for clients around the world. As innovators of carbon offset programs, GreenPrint offers both turnkey and custom solutions that help companies meet their sustainability goals while enhancing their brand value. PDI retail customers can now offer consumers an opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint while fueling, as GreenPrint programs award carbon offsets based on the purchase of petroleum at the pump through a proprietary processing and reporting portal. Participating consumers will see their sustainable contribution and impact grow over time, as the loyalty-based program makes an ongoing investment in verified carbon offset efforts such as reforestation, landfill gas capture, renewable energy, and other green initiatives. GreenPrint carbon offset programs follow industry-leading certifications and standards. To add further credibility and effectiveness, all calculations and offsetting claims are certified by a top-five global accounting firm. The acquisition of GreenPrint, with the proven, tangible impact its programs make, is a meaningful addition that will help our customers advance their sustainability objectives. By investing in GreenPrint and other forward-looking innovations under the umbrella of PDI Sustainability Solutions, we can connect brands and retailers with consumers who share a vision for an environmentally responsible future." Linnea Geiss, Chief Operating Officer at PDI PDI Sustainability Solutions will include existing technologies built by PDI, such as EV charge price optimization algorithms, to support the evolution of the c-store and wholesale petroleum industries. PDI is also developing integration opportunities for GreenPrint across its Consumer Engagement solutions, including the Fuel Rewards program, GasBuddy app, and the PDI portfolio of white label loyalty programs. "When PDI looked at ways it could support consumers in sustainable actions at the pump and in the c-store, GreenPrint rose to the top," revealed Mark Coffey, SVP and General Manager of Consumer Programs at PDI. "GreenPrint is recognized for making sustainability actions simple and effective. This creates a strong sense of consumer goodwill and loyalty that aligns powerfully with the leading loyalty programs PDI currently provides." Together with PDI, GreenPrint will continue as the sustainability partner behind reduced emissions programs for brands that include Marathon, Stop & Shop, Twice Daily, Maxol, The GIANT Company, and many others. Today, GreenPrint helps reduce emissions on over one billion gallons of fuel annually across thousands of retail locations and over 100,000 corporate and municipal fleets in 15 countries. "GreenPrint is a pioneer in purpose-driven loyalty and invented the concept of offering carbon offset gasoline at the pump as a bridge to the future and a way to build consumer loyalty," said Pete Davis, Co-Founder and CEO at GreenPrint. "Today, we are thrilled to join PDI to expand and extend our efforts." Before co-founding GreenPrint, Davis founded and led numerous other loyalty and rewards programs across the retail, hospitality, and payments sectors and is renowned as an innovator of retail and rewards technology. Davis, GreenPrint Co-Founder and President Trenton Spindler, and the GreenPrint team will join PDI as part of the acquisition, where they will remain focused on sustainability and loyalty. Berenson & Company and Citizens M&A Advisory served as financial advisors to PDI and GreenPrint, respectively, in connection with the transaction. About PDI Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) software helps businesses and brands increase sales, operate more efficiently and securely, and improve critical decision-making. Since 1983, PDI has proudly served the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries. Over 1,500 companies, representing more than 200,000 locations worldwide, count on PDI solutions and expertise to deliver convenience and energy to the world. About GreenPrint GreenPrint is a global environmental technology company, offering sustainability as a service with patent-protected programs that deliver environmental impact and bottom-line results. An Inc. 5000 company and a member of 1% for the Planet, GreenPrint's turnkey offerings help companies meet sustainability goals while increasing brand value and customer loyalty— making it easy for businesses to do well by doing good. GreenPrint, A Public Benefit Corporation, is on pace to offset over 30 million metric tons of carbon by 2025.

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