Projects

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    Hydrogen to power homes, industry and backyard BBQs in Queensland

    Gladstone is on its way to becoming a renewable hydrogen superpower, with a proposed hydrogen plant project hitting milestones ahead of schedule. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Mick de Brenni... more

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    New life for electric vehicle batteries

    The Australian Government is supporting an innovative company to re-use electric vehicle (EV) batteries to store power on commercial and industrial sites. Melbourne-based start-up, Relectrify, will install 2... more

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    Neoen completes financing for big battery in Australia

    Renewable energy producer, Neoen, has completed financial close on the Victorian Big Battery, a 300 megawatt (MW) / 450-megawatt hour (MWh) battery storage facility located near Geelong, in Victoria. The projec... more

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    Lightsource bp secures a new 845MW pipeline in Spain

    Lightsource bp has announced the acquisition of an 845 megawatt (MW) solar portfolio in Spain from Iberia Solar, a local ‎solar developer and part of the Asterion Energies platform, a portfolio company of Ast... more

  • Hydrogen to power homes, industry and backyard BBQs in Queensland
  • New life for electric vehicle batteries
  • Neoen completes financing for big battery in Australia
  • Lightsource bp secures a new 845MW pipeline in Spain

Hydrogen to power homes, industry and backyard BBQs in Queensland

Gladstone is on its way to becoming a renewable hydrogen superpower, with a proposed hydrogen plant project hitting milestones ahead of schedule. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Mick de Brenni, said the Queensland Government was investing more than $1.7 million into the Hydrogen Park Gladstone (HyP Gladstone) project to drive the hydrogen industry forward and create highly skilled jobs in regional Queensland. “HyP Gladstone will be the first in Australia to blend renewable hydrogen into an entire city gas network for residential, commercial and industrial customers,” Minister de Brenni s... more

New life for electric vehicle batteries

The Australian Government is supporting an innovative company to re-use electric vehicle (EV) batteries to store power on commercial and industrial sites. Melbourne-based start-up, Relectrify, will install 20 commercial-scale 36 kilowatt (kW) / 120-kilowatt hour (kWh) repurposed batteries from EVs at various locations around the nation, paving the way for the broader rollout of its advanced battery management system and inverter solution. EV batteries are generally replaced by EV drivers when they reach 80 per cent of their initial capacity to improve driving range, but they can still be used in stationary... more

Neoen completes financing for big battery in Australia

Renewable energy producer, Neoen, has completed financial close on the Victorian Big Battery, a 300 megawatt (MW) / 450-megawatt hour (MWh) battery storage facility located near Geelong, in Victoria. The project will be delivered in collaboration with Tesla and network partner AusNet Services. Owned and operated by Neoen, the Victorian Big Battery will be one of the largest batteries in the world, providing stability to Victoria’s transmission network. Financing of the big battery was completed just three months after Neoen secured a 250 MW grid services contract with the Australian Energy Market Operato... more

Lightsource bp secures a new 845MW pipeline in Spain

Lightsource bp has announced the acquisition of an 845 megawatt (MW) solar portfolio in Spain from Iberia Solar, a local ‎solar developer and part of the Asterion Energies platform, a portfolio company of Asterion Industrial ‎Partners. Asterion is an independent investment management firm focusing on infrastructure investments in ‎the European mid-market. Lightsource bp and Iberia Solar will work in partnership to bring the project pipeline, which consists of five ‎sites across the regions of Castilla la Mancha and Castilla y León, to “ready-to-build” status. Lightsource bp ‎will then lead the ... more

Clean energy to power world’s most ambitious luxury tourism development

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has announced it is creating the world’s largest battery storage facility to enable the entire site to be powered by renewable energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The development, which will be located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, spans 28,000 square kilometres and will include 50 hotels when complete. The development will be powered solely by wind and solar energy and will rely on the world’s largest battery storage facility at 1000 megawatt-hours (MWh). CEO of TRSDC,... more

IKEA Australia to transform stores into clean energy power stations

IKEA Australia has announced the launch of an Australian-first clean energy storage initiative that will support the South Australian power grid, in addition to powering its Adelaide store. The IKEA Australia Clean Energy Transformation Project will transition IKEA Adelaide to operating with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and will generate low cost and clean energy for the Adelaide community. The project is being run in conjunction with Planet Ark Power, the South Australian Government, SA Power Networks and Epic Energy. Stage 1 of the project will see 1.2 megawatts (MW) of solar panels installed... more

Partnership to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

The City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne’s Connected Cities Lab will work together to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 goals will be used to review and benchmark the way the city is addressing global challenges such as poverty, climate change, clean energy, sustainable buildings, economic development and water use. The Connected Cities Lab will collaborate with a number of branches across Council to support the city’s planning, use data and evidence as the foundation for priority and planning, and strengthen Melbourne’s global profile. Engag... more

Canberra will be home to Australia’s first all-electric public hospital

Australia will soon have its first renewable-powered hospital with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government announcing that the Canberra Hospital Expansion will run on 100 per cent renewable electricity. The ACT Government is expanding Canberra Hospital to include a modern, purpose-built and state-of-the-art 40,000 square metre emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility at the existing hospital campus in Woden. The new building will include more operating rooms, more treatment spaces and more intensive care beds to expand the overall capacity of the hospital. Marking the largest heal... more

Lightsource bp secures a new 845MW pipeline in Spain

Lightsource bp has announced the acquisition of an 845 megawatt (MW) solar portfolio in Spain from Iberia Solar, a local ‎solar developer and part of the Asterion Energies platform, a portfolio company of Asterion Industrial ‎Partners. Asterion is an independent investment management firm focusing on infrastructure investments in ‎the European mid-market. Lightsource bp and Iberia Solar will work in partnership to bring the project pipeline, which consists of five ‎sites across the regions of Castilla la Mancha and Castilla y León, to “ready-to-build” status. Lightsource bp ‎will then lead the ... more

Equinor joins Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project

Equinor has joined Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project, the NortH2-project which aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of the Netherlands, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe. Equinor CEO, Anders Opedal, said it is a ground-breaking project which can be an important part in efforts to build a competitive position in hydrogen, creating future value and industrial possibilities. “Developing a profitable low carbon value chain for hydrogen will be an essential part of our transition to become a broad energy company.” “Hydro... more

Financial close reached on world’s biggest offshore wind farm

Equinor and SSE have announced financial close on the first two phases of the Dogger Bank wind farm project, representing in aggregate the largest offshore wind project financing to date globally. Equinor’s executive vice president of New Energy Solutions, Pål Eitrheim, said reaching financial close on the two first phases of Dogger Bank is a major milestone. “As the wind farm’s future operator, we are proud to take this big step forward in delivering what will be the backbone of a growing wind hub in the North Sea,” Mr Eitrheim said. Mr Eitrheim said Equinor is committed to helping the UK Gove... more

Fortescue announces development study into green ammonia plant

Fortescue Metals Group will investigate the development of a green ammonia plant in Bell Bay, Tasmania, which has been announced as a successful participant in the Tasmanian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding program.  The project envisages the construction of a 250 megawatt (MW) green hydrogen plant at the Bell Bay Industrial Precinct with a green ammonia production capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year for domestic and international export. It has the capacity to be one of the world’s largest green hydrogen plants, powered entirely by Tasmanian renewable energy. The projec... more

Carbon farming project to create jobs and benefits across Queensland

The Queensland Government’s investment in multi-million dollar carbon farming projects this year will see up to 1.9 million tonnes of carbon out of the atmosphere and 1.8 million hectares of land restored. Carbon farming presents an opportunity to restore balance, using the Earth’s land-based plant life and wetlands to naturally reabsorb excess carbon dioxide or change land management practices to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from human activities [1]. Minister for the Environment, Meaghan Scanlon, said the $2.1 million partnership between the State Government, GreenCollar and the Goon... more

New facility in WA to tackle complex ocean engineering challenges

A new facility at The University of Western Australia (UWA) will enable research and testing of solutions to some of WA’s most significant ocean engineering challenges, including protecting coastlines from flooding and erosion, finding new ways to harness renewable energy resources and gaining insights critical to protect and rehabilitate coral reefs.  Launched this month, the Coastal and Offshore Engineering Laboratory (COEL) comprises a 1900 square metre hydraulics laboratory. It includes a 50-metre long wave flume to analyse deep and shallow water wave conditions, an ‘O’Tube’ flume that repl... more

Methane-busting seaweed farms on track for 2021 production

Construction on the first farm and processing plant to turn red seaweed into a feed supplement for cows to reduce their methane production by 90 per cent is expected to start mid next year in South Australia. The first site is likely to be on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia as part of a partnership with the First Nations Narungga people with the second site in Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula of the state. Each farm will be capable of producing approximately 400 tonnes of dry weight milled seaweed a year – enough to feed up to 20,000 cows. Cattle are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emis... more

Turning wine industry waste into premium products

The clean and green by-products of the Australian wine industry are ripe for upcycling, and that’s exactly what’s happening in a new initiative; the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The centre was launched in July 2018, and brings together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities. Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum in food waste. Through its three research and development programs, the Fight Food Waste CRC will REDUCE food waste across the supply chain, TRANSFORM unavoidable waste into innovative products, ... more