U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General

New Owner, NLC Energy, Settles Complaint with State of Nebraska and U.S. EPA for Environmental Violations of Past Operator of Dakota City Facility

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 8:58pm

A new owner and operator, NLC Energy LLC, has taken over Big Ox Energy properties including the Dakota City, Nebraska renewable biomethane plant.

Key Points: 
  • A new owner and operator, NLC Energy LLC, has taken over Big Ox Energy properties including the Dakota City, Nebraska renewable biomethane plant.
  • NLC Energy has started refurbishing and reopening other Big Ox facilities and has a proven track record of safe operations and full compliance with all environmental requirements.
  • NLC Energy has worked with the State of Nebraska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve all environmental issues attributable to operation of this facility prior to NLC Energy assuming control.
  • NLC Energy expects to make further announcements regarding its plans for the Dakota City facility.

Oscilla Power To Deploy Triton-C Wave Energy System in Hawaii

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

This is an historic day for Oscilla Power and our partners and funders, said Balakrishnan (Balky) Nair, CEO of Oscilla Power.

Key Points: 
  • This is an historic day for Oscilla Power and our partners and funders, said Balakrishnan (Balky) Nair, CEO of Oscilla Power.
  • Oscilla Power is producing two wave energy systems from the same multi-mode architecture and geometry: the Triton and the Triton-C.
  • Founded in 2009 in Seattle, Oscilla Power develops novel wave energy systems that produce power at a lower levelized cost than traditional wave energy systems, and are cost-competitive with incumbent systems.
  • Oscilla Power is producing two wave energy systems with this multi-mode architecture: the Triton and the Triton-C.

Honeywell And Wood Introduce Groundbreaking Technologies To Support Efforts Toward Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm

The UOP Ecofining process technology converts waste oils, fats, and greases into Honeywell Green Jet FuelTM, a drop-in replacement for jet fuel.

Key Points: 
  • The UOP Ecofining process technology converts waste oils, fats, and greases into Honeywell Green Jet FuelTM, a drop-in replacement for jet fuel.
  • The renewable hydrogen is then injected back into the Honeywell Ecofining process to remove feed impurities and create a cleaner burning renewable fuel.
  • The combination of technologies results in an aviation fuel that is effectively carbon neutral compared to petroleum fuels.
  • The UOP Ecofining process has been used for commercial production of sustainable aviation fuel since 2016 by World Energy in California.

Real-World Study Shows That Certain Trucking Segments Are Ready to Go Electric and Save 100 Million Metric Tons of CO2

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6:55pm

NACFE estimates that the four segments featured in the Run encompass 5.2 million vehicles but that these market segments are a gateway to the larger opportunity in longer regional-haul and long-haul trucking.

Key Points: 
  • NACFE estimates that the four segments featured in the Run encompass 5.2 million vehicles but that these market segments are a gateway to the larger opportunity in longer regional-haul and long-haul trucking.
  • Therefore, the industry will be able to leverage the learnings from the four early-adopter market segments for even greater reductions in CO2.
  • But NACFE believes the entire trucking industry has a responsibility to act now and begin the transition to electric trucks.
  • RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

6K Raises $51M to Accelerate Advanced Battery Material Development and Global Expansion of Additive Manufacturing Powders

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

With this investment, 6K will complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence, adding 33,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art product development space and doubling its 6K Energy team.

Key Points: 
  • With this investment, 6K will complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence, adding 33,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art product development space and doubling its 6K Energy team.
  • "We are joined by world-class investors who are aligned with our vision to transform the way performance materials are produced.
  • 6K's mission is to provide a solution for global decarbonization in the production of performance materials, critical to manufacturing and production infrastructure.
  • 6K ENERGY: 6K has announced its intent to invest $25M over 24 months in its Battery Development Center of Excellence, enabling unique business models with partners for rapid product development and deployment.

6K Raises $51M to Accelerate Advanced Battery Material Development and Global Expansion of Additive Manufacturing Powders

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:01pm

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 6K, a leader in the production of sustainable advanced materials for energy storage and additive manufacturing powders, announced that it has closed a $51M Series C financing round.  With this investment, 6K will complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence, adding 33,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art product development space and doubling its 6K Energy team. Funding will also enable a tripling of production capacity for 3D metal powders at its 6K Additive division, increase the portfolio of powder product offerings, and expand its commercial sales activities globally. The financing round was led by Volta Energy Technologies, joined by new investors Catalus Capital and S Cap/Prithvi Ventures, and existing investors Anzu Partners, Launch Capital, Material Impact, and RKS Ventures.

Key Points: 
  • With this investment, 6K will complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence, adding 33,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art product development space and doubling its 6K Energy team.
  • "We are joined by world-class investors who are aligned with our vision to transform the way performance materials are produced.
  • 6K's mission is to provide a solution for global decarbonization in the production of performance materials, critical to manufacturing and production infrastructure.
  • 6K ENERGY: 6K has announced its intent to invest $25M over 24 months in its Battery Development Center of Excellence, enabling unique business models with partners for rapid product development and deployment.

The Worldwide Electric Powertrain Industry is Expected to Reach $654+ Billion by 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:55pm

Governments in various countries are taking initiatives to promote the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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  • Governments in various countries are taking initiatives to promote the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs).
  • For instance, in 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a public investment of USD 400 billion in clean energy.
  • The investment would help develop 500,000 charging outlets for electric vehicles by the end of 2030.
  • The company's three new facilities located in Poland, China, and Mexico would deliver up to 8.4 million electric motors every year.

Homes Near EV Charging Stations Fetch Top Dollar in Cities as the U.S. Prepares for an All-Electric Future

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:28pm

As more EV charging stations come online, the cost and personal impact of purchasing an electric vehicle continues to decrease for U.S. consumers.

Key Points: 
  • As more EV charging stations come online, the cost and personal impact of purchasing an electric vehicle continues to decrease for U.S. consumers.
  • Real estate professionals also report that U.S. property values for homes with EV charging stations and those with public stations nearby are increasing.
  • EV charging stations truly add value to homes here in Michigan."
  • Other states adding large numbers of EV charging stations include Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.

Westinghouse And NT-Engineering Sign MoC To Increase Nuclear Reactor Power

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Implementation of cooperation between NT-Engineering and Westinghouse will improve the efficiency of nuclear power units using modern technologies and will lead to significant economic benefits for the operator of nuclear installations,"said Vitalii Demianiuk NT-Engineering LLC Chairman of the supervisory board.

Key Points: 
  • "Implementation of cooperation between NT-Engineering and Westinghouse will improve the efficiency of nuclear power units using modern technologies and will lead to significant economic benefits for the operator of nuclear installations,"said Vitalii Demianiuk NT-Engineering LLC Chairman of the supervisory board.
  • The agreement allows VVER operators to optimize the approach to maintenance in VVER units and significantly increase annual power output through risk-informed configuration management.
  • Westinghouse supplied the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 and the company's technology is the basis for nearly one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants.
  • For over 130 years, innovation makes Westinghouse the preferred partner for technologies covering the complete nuclear energy life cycle.

IBC Awarded Contract to Supply MacroLig® Molecular Recognition Technology™ (MRT™) to Process Radioactive Waste at the Savannah River Site

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

Cs is selectively removed and concentrated in the Salt Waste Processing Facility ("SWPF") and sent to the Defense Waste Processing Facility to be stabilized in glass (vitrified).

Key Points: 
  • Cs is selectively removed and concentrated in the Salt Waste Processing Facility ("SWPF") and sent to the Defense Waste Processing Facility to be stabilized in glass (vitrified).
  • IBC, in conjunction with ORNL and other collaborators, was also awarded the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Secretary's Honor Award.
  • Treatment of radioactive salt waste at the Savannah River Site is of utmost national urgency and we are especially proud to be part of the team engaged in this activity.
  • The deployment of green, Molecular Recognition Technology allows for the efficient and safe treatment of radioactive waste and promises to ensure the safety and well-being of future generations of Americans."