New Green Technology From UMass Amherst Generates Electricity ‘Out Of Thin Air’
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine
Join The Winds Of Change! 100% Green Electricity Tariffs Made By ScottishPower UK Windfarms
From today, all new ScottishPower domestic fixed price tariffs will be supplied by 100% green electricity, generated by ScottishPower's UK Windfarms
Vestas Debuts The EnVentus V162-5.6 MW Turbine On The Swedish Wind Market
Vestas has secured a 39 MW order and a 30-year service contract from long-term customer Stena Renewables AB for the Riskebo wind energy project in the Hedemora Municipality in Sweden
AGENDA ANNOUNCED FOR POWERPLANT CHEMISTRY FORUM
The preliminary agenda for the 2019 PowerPlant Chemistry Forum USA (PPCF) was announced on July 1. The Forum titled Power Cycle Chemistry in a Changing World will cover a variety of key issues facing plant chemists and decision makers including Fleet Flexibility, Corrosion Products, Film Forming Substances and other critical topics. SWAN Analytical USA is taking part, with Technical Director Randy Turner participating in the steering committee as well as presenting. PPCF takes place in Washington DC September 26-27.
ACROSS THE WIRE
KBR's AiGS Power Generation Solution For KBR ROSE Liquid Pitch Enabled By MHPS
KBR (NYSE: KBR) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) have agreed to work together to enable use of the pitch generated from KBR's market-leading solvent de-asphalting (SDA) technology, ROSE®, for steam and power generation
Merit SI And KOMIPO America Execute Joint Development Agreement For Next Generation 150 MW Solar Power Plant
Merit SI, LLC and KOMIPO America, Inc. today announced the execution of a Joint Development Agreement to complete development and construction of the 150 MW Concho Valley Solar project located in Tom Green County, TX
Portland General Electric And Avangrid Renewables Announce Major Solar Facility In Oregon
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) and Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), announced an agreement to purchase power from a new 162-megawatt solar generation facility – the largest in Oregon – to be developed and built in eastern Oregon
ATTENTION BOILER OWNERS
EPA No Longer Accepting Paper Submittals
EPA is no longer accepting paper submittals of the Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) for Energy Assessments for area source boilers. We now require the NOCS to be submitted electronically to the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI). For further information, please see the implementation videos.
EPA And Industry Fail To Settle Waste Unit Risk Policy Fight
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry groups including cement producers have failed to settle a permit dispute that is testing whether the agency has the authority to require operators of hazardous waste combustion units to conduct risk assessments that can be used to strengthen emissions limits for mercury and other pollutants when renewing the facilities' existing waste and air permits. Negotiations stalled during a meeting in November 2013 between EPA lawyers and cement kiln operators at EPA's Region V offices, according to an 8 January 2014 status report the parties filed with the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). Litigation will continue on 20 February 2014.
EPA Publishes Final Boiler MACT And Other Rules - Compliance Dates Set
On January 31, 2013, U.S. EPA published the final Boiler MACT in the Federal Register. This sets the existing source compliance date as January 31, 2016.
EPA Reopens Public Comment Period On Reconsideration Of Startup And Shutdown Provisions
EPA is reopening, for 60 days, the public comment period on the startup and shutdown provisions included in the November 2012 proposed updates to pollution limits for new power plants under Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
EPA Updates The Mercury And Air Toxics Standards For New Power Plants
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated emission limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The updates only apply to future power plants; do not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls that they are expected to install; and will not significantly change costs or public health benefits of the rule.
EPA Finally Amends Its Boiler MACT Regulations And Further Defines Fuels Versus Wastes
Boiler owners beware – EPA has “finalized” its Boiler MACT, GACT, CISWI and NHSM rules and the compliance clocks have begun ticking.