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ASEAN Energy Investments

Primary energy demand across the 10-nation ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region surged 70 percent from 2000 to 2016 alongside annual economic growth rates that have recently averaged 5.1 percent. That has spurred ASEAN governments to implement a host of policies aimed at meeting growing demand for energy, including creation of a region-wide ASEAN Power Grid (APG), the ASEAN Post highlights ...

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OMV Watching Asia’s Gas Demand

Multi-national OMV is reorganising its regional activities to better meet increasing energy demand in South-East Asia, which may spin out an export opportunity for New Zealand.  New Zealand’s biggest oil and gas producer, which has operated domestically and in Australia for almost 20 years, has partnered with Malaysia’s Sapura Energy to create an Asia-Pacific business of sufficient scale to foot it wit ...

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China’s Coal Plants Almost As Clean As Gas Plants!

 Top marks to the Chinese government as it reveals, three quarters of the country’s coal power generation plants have been fitted with emission-reducing technology to make them among the world’s cleanest coal plants. To date, at least 700 gigawatts (GW) worth of power plants have been fitted with “ultra-low emission” technologies, hitting the country’s target of having 580 GW of coal plants being equipped w ...

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China Coal Projects Causing Discontent in Pakistan

The environmental impact of China-led coal-fired power generation projects in Pakistan is once again a hot topic of debate, weeks after a meeting of government officials from both sides. A raft of Chinese power projects, including coal-fired ones, have begun to ease the acute electricity shortages that dogged Pakistan's industries and consumers until five years ago. At one point, power cuts lasted for more ...

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MAN Launch New CHP Plant in Germany

MAN Energy Solutions is handing over a new solution for combined heat and power generation (CHP) to energy company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. The 30 MW plant in the Gaisburg district of Stuttgart (Germany) commenced commercial operations at the end of December 2018. At the heart of the plant lie three MAN 20V35/44G gas engines, which produce not only electrical energy but also 30 MW district heating ...

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MNRE Launch New Energy Storage Push

According to a press statement released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India’s government is “making concerted efforts” to develop energy storage technologies to manage variable generation from renewable energy sources, including solar power. In this regard, an Expert Committee, chaired by the MNRE Secretary, proposed a draft called the National Energy Storage Mission (NESM), last year. ...

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MAN Showcases Solutions for Energy Storage and Synthetic-Fuel Production

 At the Energy Storage Europe trade fair in Duesseldorf (Germany) from March 12 to 14, MAN Energy Solutions will present an extensive portfolio of storage solutions, including Power-to-X applications, its ETES (Electro-Thermal Energy Storage) energy management system, as well as battery-storage and hybrid systems for decentralised energy generation. Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions ...

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Increasing biogas CHP performance with new water removal technology with HRS Heat Exchangers

New water removal technology increases biogas CHP performance Malaysia has a huge potential to develop anaerobic digestion (AD) plants but if this potential is to be realised as a vibrant industry which is both economically and environmentally sustainable, then it is crucial that every part of every AD plant is optimised. While biomethane facilities are increasing in popularity, the vast majority of the wor ...

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ADB & IFC Invest $95 Million in AC Energy Green Bonds

International Finance Corp. and the Asian Development Bank invested $95 million in AC Energy Inc.’s  green bonds. AC Energy, Ayala Corp.’s energy platform, said the bonds were issued through AC Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary, AC Energy Finance International Ltd., and guaranteed by AC Energy. IFC provided an anchor investment of $75 million to complete the public placement of AC Energy’s five-year gre ...

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ABB Microgrid for IIT Roorke India

The ABB microgrid is part of the extended R&D collaboration between ABB and IITR to create platforms for research on various aspects of smart city technology deployment The groundbreaking ceremony of ABB microgrid with battery energy storage at the campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), was held to commence the smart campus development project. This is part of the larger R&D colla ...

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