Projects

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    AGL and Idemitsu prepare for next stage of feasibility on Bells Mountain

    AGL and Idemitsu Australia Resources (IAR) have today announced the preliminary phase of the feasibility study for the proposed 250 megawatt Bells Mountain pumped hydro project at Muswellbrook is nearing comple... more

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    Big Canberra Battery market sounding opens

    The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has formally commenced market sounding for the Big Canberra Battery ecosystem. Battery storage technology varies in size, location and core use. The market sounding pro... more

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    Council powers up with renewable energy

    The Renewable Energy Hub has announced the signing of a long-term renewable energy power-purchase agreement (PPA) with Eurobodalla Shire Council and Engie. This 10-year agreement, commencing in July 2021, se... more

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    Kingsfield estate to use recycled content in its roads

    At a time when leadership in sustainable innovations has never been more crucial, Melbourne-based property group, Moremac, is paving the way for developers with the first residential estate in Victoria to use r... more

  • AGL and Idemitsu prepare for next stage of feasibility on Bells Mountain
  • Big Canberra Battery market sounding opens
  • Council powers up with renewable energy
  • Kingsfield estate to use recycled content in its roads

ACWA Power inaugurates KSA’s first utility-scale renewables project

ACWA Power, a Saudi developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and water desalination plants, has announced the official inauguration of the 300 megawatt (MW) Sakaka PV IPP, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) first utility-scale renewable energy project, at an investment value of 1.2 billion Saudi riyals. The ceremony was held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,... more

Toyota unveils Victoria’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west. Toyota Australia President and CEO, Matthew Callachor, shared that the Toyota Hydrogen Centre was built to showcase the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology as part of its commitment to developing sustainable technologies for future mobility and energy needs. “Globally, Toyota is committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions from its vehicles and plants under the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 and the commissioni... more

NBIM makes first investment in unlisted renewable energy infrastructure

Norwegian oil fund, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), has signed an agreement to acquire a 50 per cent interest in Ørsted’s 752 megawatt Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm located in the Netherlands. The agreement was signed on 7 April 2021, with completion expected in the second or third quarter of 2021. NBIM will pay 1,375 million euros for its 50 per cent interest in the offshore wind farm. No external debt financing will be involved in the transaction. Ørsted will remain co-owner and operator of the project, which is expected to produce green energy equivalent to the annual electricit... more

Total kicks off the production of sustainable aviation fuel in France

Total has commenced the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. From 2024, Total will also be able to produce SAF as its zero-crude Grandpuits platform, southeast of Paris. All of these SAFs will be made from animal fat, used cooking oil and other waste and residue sourced from the circular economy. Total will not use vegetable oils as feedstock. In this way, Total will be in a position to respond from its p... more

Council powers up with renewable energy

The Renewable Energy Hub has announced the signing of a long-term renewable energy power-purchase agreement (PPA) with Eurobodalla Shire Council and Engie. This 10-year agreement, commencing in July 2021, sets Eurobodalla Council on course to achieving its aim of sourcing 100 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2030. The terms of this agreement will see 80 per cent of Eurobodalla Council's total electricity load derived from two solar farms at Parkes and Griffith contributing energy from the first year and from the Hills of Gold wind farm located at Nundle in the New England region of NSW which is to... more

Kingsfield estate to use recycled content in its roads

At a time when leadership in sustainable innovations has never been more crucial, Melbourne-based property group, Moremac, is paving the way for developers with the first residential estate in Victoria to use recycled, post-consumer materials in its roads. Located in the booming growth corridor of Sunbury in Melbourne’s North-West, Moremac’s Kingsfield estate is setting the benchmark for community-focused, sustainable living with a bold commitment that is seeing recycled materials melted down and used for bitumen. Made from repurposed goods like glass, soft plastics, tyres and cartridges, Reconophalt i... more

Australia’s largest, most efficient, vertical solar panel system now at Paragon

Melbourne property developer, Beulah, has announced its mixed-use, 48 storey tower, Paragon, will be home to Australia’s largest, most efficient vertical solar panel system. Boasting 128 panels spanning an impressive 158 square metres, the 42kW system is installed on the core walls of the tower and outperforms similar developments in terms of emission reduction, cost reduction and green energy sustainability. Beulah appointed b.energy to be responsible for the design construction, operations and maintenance from its invested capital to integrate renewables into the building aesthetics, to maximise renewa... more

Design unveiled for Dogger Bank Wind Farm O&M Base

The developers of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm have revealed the design for the multi-million-pound Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base, that will serve the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. Subject to planning approval, the base will be constructed in the Port of Tyne. It will serve as the main hub for operating the wind farm which when complete will be capable of providing around 5 per cent of the UK’s electricity demand. SSE Renewables is leading on construction of the wind farm and Equinor will operate the wind farm for its lifetime of up to 35 years, creating over 200 direct jobs in the North... more

Total kicks off the production of sustainable aviation fuel in France

Total has commenced the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. From 2024, Total will also be able to produce SAF as its zero-crude Grandpuits platform, southeast of Paris. All of these SAFs will be made from animal fat, used cooking oil and other waste and residue sourced from the circular economy. Total will not use vegetable oils as feedstock. In this way, Total will be in a position to respond from its p... more

Miner to collaborate on feasibility study for South Africa’s hydrogen valley

Anglo American has announced a collaboration agreement to complete a feasibility study to develop a “hydrogen valley” anchored in the platinum group metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa. Spearheaded by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the collaboration agreement also includes energy and services company ENGIE, the South African National Development Institute (SANEDI) and clean energy solutions provider Bambili Energy (Bambili). The proposed hydrogen valley will stretch approximately 835 kilometres from Anglo American’s Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGMs) ... more

ExxonMobil and Porsche test lower-carbon fuel in race conditions

ExxonMobil and Porsche are testing advanced biofuels and renewable, lower-carbon eFuels, as part of a new agreement to find pathways toward potential future consumer adoption.  The first iteration of Esso Renewable Racing Fuel is a blend of primarily advanced biofuels and is specially formulated by ExxonMobil’s in-house team of scientists and engineers. The fuel will be tested in race conditions with Porsche’s high-performance motorsports engines during the 2021 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race series. Porsche and ExxonMobil’s collaboration will also focus on eFuels, which are synthetic fuels made f... more

Gas proposal ruled out due to environmental impacts

The Victorian Government has today ruled out a proposal to establish a gas import terminal at Crib Point in Western Port and to construct an approximately 57-kilometre long pipeline from the terminal to Pakenham. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, concluded that marine discharges from the proposed AGL and APA project would have unacceptable effects on the environment in Western Port, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland of international significance. The decision is based on an Environment Effects Statement (EES) produced by AGL and APA Group, around 6,000 public submissions and a report into the finding... 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