Projects

  • Tasmania

    PROJECTS

    Partners to explore introduction of hydrogen to Tasmania

    Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen — a subsidiary of ReNu Energy Ltd — and Tas Gas Networks have signed an agreement which sets out the companies’ intention to work together to explore the introduction of gre... more

  • PROJECTS

    Equinor and Fluxys launch decarbonisation solution in Europe

    Fluxys and Equinor have agreed to develop a major infrastructure project for transporting captured CO2 from emitters to storage sites in the North Sea, connecting Belgium to Norway. The project is in the feasib... more

  • PROJECTS

    Cairns charging up with new network-connected battery

    Cairns is set to reinforce its role as a leader in regional Queensland’s energy independence when it will house one of the State’s next electricity network-connected batteries. While announcing the batte... more

  • North American

    PROJECTS

    Chevron’s North American assets achieve top environmental scores

    Chevron Corporation’s North American upstream assets have earned Project Canary’s highest ratings on operational and environmental performance. The analysis was conducted on Chevron’s assets in Texas and ... more

  • Partners to explore introduction of hydrogen to Tasmania
  • Equinor and Fluxys launch decarbonisation solution in Europe
  • Chevron’s North American assets achieve top environmental scores
  • Geelong community solar program boosts renewable energy across region

Cairns charging up with new network-connected battery

Cairns is set to reinforce its role as a leader in regional Queensland’s energy independence when it will house one of the State’s next electricity network-connected batteries. While announcing the battery, Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said Far North Queenslanders know how important adding more renewable energy is to lowering power prices along with protecting the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the jobs it creates. De Brenni said: “Large-scale batteries like the one now planned for Cairns allow us to capture the energy generated by Queenslanders, and best use it for Queenslanders. “Impor... more

Geelong community solar program boosts renewable energy across region

Geelong Sustainability, RACV Solar and Mondo have celebrated the success of the Geelong Community Solar Program, which will see 2.5 megawatts of renewable energy capacity installed across the Shires of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains and the Borough of Queenscliffe. The program is a Geelong Sustainability initiative, delivered by RACV Solar and Mondo and was open to homes and businesses across the region. As part of the program, RACV Solar is donating 250 solar panels across eight community sites in the Geelong region that were nominated by local residents and community groups and e... more

Battery blitz grows Queensland’s energy storage capacity

The Queensland Government will invest funds from the 2022 Budget to ramp up the state’s energy independence by building the largest utility-scale battery as part of another battery blitz to grow energy storage capacity. Treasurer Cameron Dick said 13 large-scale batteries will be rolled out across the state, including a 400MWh battery at Greenbank – the state’s largest. “Our state has one of the highest rates of rooftop solar installation in the world," the Treasurer said. “Large-scale batteries like the one planned for Greenbank allow us to capture the energy generated by Queenslanders, and b... more

Financial close reached for Richborough Energy Park battery development

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. has reached financial close for US$34.90 million of senior debt for the company's 99.98 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) at Richborough Energy Park. The senior debt, in conjunction with the equity investment by Green Power Reserves Limited, will provide the company with the funding to bring the battery park to commercial operations in June 2023. The senior debt facility agreement is entered into with Close Leasing Limited (CLL), pursuant to which CLL will provide a development loan to fund the construction, which will be utilised in stages following the expenditure o... more

Mulpha to build zero carbon precinct in Norwest, NSW

Norwest developer Mulpha is set to build a zero carbon retail and residential precinct in Norwest, one of Australia’s first urban masterplan developments to deliver full life-cycle sustainable design principles from conception through to its construction and long-term performance.  Each apartment in the $1billion master planned community, Norwest Quarter, in The Hills will consume two thirds less energy than a typical code compliant apartment and will underpin residents’ aspirations for zero carbon living at up to 25 per cent less cost.  Due to the strong sustainability credentials of the project, Norwe... more

‘Breathing’ building opens in Shenzhen

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has completed a 158-metre-tall, 33-storey tower, located on the edge of a public park at the centre of a key business district in Shenzhen, that responds to the region’s tropical climate through a series of biophilic and sustainable design solutions. The firm was commissioned by Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank in 2012 to design a new headquarters that balances the bank’s vision for the future alongside its history as a rural credit union. The design incorporates a distinctive external diagrid that significantly reduces solar gain. Inside, responsive solar shading techno... more

Stockland Highlands launches carbon-neutral homes

Six homes in Stockland’s Highlands master-planned community, located in the north of Melbourne, have been certified as carbon-neutral according to the Australian Government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings. The Highlands’ homeowners had rooftop solar and battery storage systems installed at their homes on Sustainable Drive free of charge as part of the Carbon Neutral Homes Pilot program. With support from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Stockland partnered with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and Climate Active to complete the pilot research program t... more

Heliostat technology shines at Rhodes Central

It is the glittering golden jewel that crowns Billbergia’s 39-storey tower at Rhodes Central in Sydney’s Inner West. But the striking-looking structure on top of the development is much more than an eye-catching architectural feature for the Rhodes skyline. The 27-metre-high structure that crowns the building is a piece of world-leading technology that places Australia firmly at the forefront of solar-related innovation. The heliostat — from ‘helios’ meaning ‘sun’ in Greek and ‘stat’ as in stationary — has been designed and built for Rhodes to capture the sun’s light energy using a se... more

Partners to explore introduction of hydrogen to Tasmania

Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen — a subsidiary of ReNu Energy Ltd — and Tas Gas Networks have signed an agreement which sets out the companies’ intention to work together to explore the introduction of green hydrogen for commercial and industrial use to Tasmania. Countrywide is developing the Hydrogen Tasmania Brighton Project, and has commenced preliminary works in relation to the project. It includes the production of hydrogen, the construction of a network to distribute the hydrogen, and the co-ordination with stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of the project. The agreement betwee... more

Equinor and Fluxys launch decarbonisation solution in Europe

Fluxys and Equinor have agreed to develop a major infrastructure project for transporting captured CO2 from emitters to storage sites in the North Sea, connecting Belgium to Norway. The project is in the feasibility stage, with an investment decision expected by 2025. Carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) is essential for achieving significant CO2 emission reductions. This project offers the North-West European market a robust and flexible solution for large-scale decarbonisation. The project includes a 1,000 km CO2 export trunkline operated by Equinor which will transport CO2 for safe and permanent ... more

Chevron’s North American assets achieve top environmental scores

Chevron Corporation’s North American upstream assets have earned Project Canary’s highest ratings on operational and environmental performance. The analysis was conducted on Chevron’s assets in Texas and Colorado. As a result of the certification process, 82 wells achieved ‘Platinum’ status and three wells received ‘Gold’ status, Project Canary’s highest ratings and confirmation of Chevron’s industry-leading practices, including continuous monitoring. Chevron plans to market responsibly sourced gas (RSG) from the certified assets in the second half of 2022. Steve Green, president, Chevron... more

New hydrogen project to green Tasmanian industry and transport

A proposed green hydrogen project supplying Tasmania’s industry, gas users, public transport and trucking sectors is now one step closer, with developer Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen (CRH) identifying a site and entering into an option to lease land for the project. CRH - a subsidiary of ReNu Energy Limited – is completing the design of its Hydrogen Tasmania Brighton Project, a green hydrogen electrolysis production facility on land adjacent to the Brighton Transport Hub near Hobart. Expected to be producing hydrogen in early 2024 (subject to final investment decision), CRH is modelling the generation... more

Leigh Creek Energy to be carbon neutral from 2022

Leigh Creek Energy Limited has announced that the Leigh Creek Energy Project (LCEP) will be at the forefront of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and will likely be the first large-scale fertiliser project in the world to be carbon neutral. The LCEP is Leigh Creek Energy’s flagship project to produce urea fertiliser from its site in Leigh Creek, 500 kilometres north of Adelaide, using In Situ Gasification (ISG) technology. The facility is planned to initially produce one million tonnes per annum of urea using Leigh Creek Energy’s 1,153 PJ 2P gas reserves. On August 11, Leigh Creek Energ... more

Renewable energy projects provide green shoots for Gippsland

Octopus Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) are joining forces to develop renewable energy assets that will help the Gippsland region power its transition into a green superpower. The landmark joint venture will help accelerate the delivery of both the proposed 44 MWac Perry Bridge solar farm and 80 MWac Fulham solar farm in Gippsland. The Perry Bridge solar farm received planning approval from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on April 15, 2021, while the Fulham solar farm planning process is currently underway. Octopus Australia and the CEFC have pur... more

Project to investigate opportunities for hydrogen in dairy industry

Deakin University's hydrogen research centre, Hycel, will investigate hydrogen opportunities for dairy industries in Australia and Uruguay thanks to the support of a Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) grant. The landmark COALAR hydrogen dairy project will be led by Hycel, Deakin's Latin American office in Montevideo, Uruguay and delivered in partnership with Food and Fibre Great South Coast. Located at Deakin's Warrnambool campus, Hycel is one of Australia’s first facilities for safely testing, manufacturing, optimising and training in new hydrogen technologies. The project combines... more

Agricultural crop waste to turn into renewable energy and fuels

A $2 billion Australia-first project that aims to turn agricultural crop waste into renewable energy and fuels is off to a flying start in maize fields in northern Victoria. The project, a partnership between renewable energy company AgBioEn, La Trobe University and technology company LAB3, will see grains grown for food, and their stalks and waste converted to renewable fuels at a new facility at Katunga near Shepparton. The first trial maize crop was planted in December and benefited strongly from organic fertilisers including chicken litter, green waste and biochar, which improved yield and soil quality... more