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2010-09-24 05:50:00

A Swedish energy company announced the opening of the largest offshore wind farm on Thursday, as the British government pushes to reduce carbon emissions that drive climate change, receiving a strong welcome from environmental campaigners. The farm consists of 100 installed giant turbines in the North Sea off the eastern Kent coast. Vattenfall, the company that built the farm, said a total of 341 turbines are planned for the farm. The farm has the potential to power 200,000 homes. The farm...

2010-06-16 12:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today it has been selected to receive $253 million in Phase 2 funding from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Program for its ICCS project in Port Arthur, Texas. The funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded ICCS Program will be used for final engineering, design, construction and operation of the project...

2009-12-17 09:33:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today it has signed a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and will now move forward on phase one of a potential two-phase program to conduct an engineering study and project plan to capture, concentrate and purify carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from industrial operations for use in enhanced oil recovery work. DOE in October had announced several carbon capture related...

2009-11-04 11:53:00

PARIS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom and Schlumberger have announced the signature of an agreement for mutual collaboration in the joint offering of CCS*-ready studies. These innovative studies will conduct a technical analysis of a power plant to identify how it should be adapted to accommodate an Alstom CCS system. The studies will also include an evaluation of potential CO2 storage sites for the power plant, as well as an evaluation of required investments for future CO2 transport and...

2009-07-13 06:30:00

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volvo Car Corporation has chosen advanced, American-made lithium-ion battery systems designed and produced by Ener1, Inc. (Nasdaq: HEV) to power a pair of plug-in hybrid V70 demonstration cars being put through their paces across Europe this fall as part of a rigorous development program leading up to the planned 2012 commercial launch of a production plug-in model. The project is a joint venture between Volvo and Vattenfall, one of Europe's...

2009-06-08 11:00:00

STOCKHOLM, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweden hosts a world class automotive cluster with brands such as SAAB Automobile, Scania, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group, some 1,000 suppliers and ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology. Sweden now looks to expand its development of green energy infrastructure for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Delegates from Sweden's automotive industry will be present at booth 703 at the Advanced Automotive Battery & EC Capacitor Conference...

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2009-04-20 08:10:00

Several large automotive and energy corporations have reached an agreement on a universal "plug" that would recharge electric cars, announced German energy company RWE on Sunday. The three-point, 400-volt plug, which charges electric cars anywhere very quickly, will be made public Monday at the world's largest industrial technology conference in Hanover, Germany. "A car must be able to be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France," said RWE spokeswoman,...

2009-03-31 09:15:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it will play a key role in the world's first full demonstration of oxyfuel carbon capture and sequestration with the signing of an agreement with Vattenfall AB, one of Europe's leading energy companies. Air Products will install its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, purification and compression system at Vattenfall's research and development facility in Schwarze Pumpe, Germany, which is...

2009-03-30 06:15:00

A New Advanced Amine CO2 Capture Pilot Plant in West Virginia SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom, a world leader in power generation, and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a global gas treating industry leader, announce the design and construction of a pilot plant to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue gas of a coal-fired boiler at the Dow-owned facility in South Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Alstom will design, construct and operate the pilot plant,...

2009-01-30 14:12:46

Germany's financial crisis has forced several offshore wind parks in the North Sea to be put on hold, government officials said. Some people involved in the wind farm project said they fear could worsen because of the lousy financial markets, Der Spiegel reported Friday. The German Environment Ministry sponsored an Offshore Summit Thursday to address the financial difficulties facing smaller energy companies, resulting in an agreement that the offshore industry would be considered in the...


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