United States UV Water Treatment Equipment Market Steadily Growing

Shilpa Tiku, Chief Research Officer, Verify Markets

Shilpa Tiku, Chief Research Officer, Verify Markets

US UV Water Treatment Equipment Market Report

US UV Water Treatment Equipment Market Report

Verify Markets B2B Market Research and Consulting

The market is expected to be driven by growth in the pharmaceutical, power generation, and food and beverage end user segments.

Trojan and Xylem dominate the U.S. UV water treatment equipment market with a combined market share of over 60.0 percent by revenue.”

— Chief Research Officer Shilpa Tiku

SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new analysis by Verify Markets shows the U.S. UV Water Treatment Market was valued at over $145.0 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 7.0 percent from 2019 to 2026. The market is expected to be driven by growth in the pharmaceutical, power generation, and food and beverage end user segments, legislation, the ability to integrate the technology into an existing plant, and an increasing awareness regrading nonchemical-based technologies. Market challenges include the lack of available funding in municipalities, availability of alternate treatment methods, and dominance of a few large market participants. The municipal segment represented the majority of the market by revenue in 2019.

“The market is dominated by a few companies holding a significant market share; Trojan and Xylem dominate the U.S. UV water treatment equipment market with a combined market share of over 60.0 percent by revenue. The increasing presence of large companies will continue to be a challenge to smaller companies,” notes Chief Research Officer at Verify Markets Shilpa Tiku.

This study includes UV systems sold to both municipal and industrial facilities within the United States. Systems used to treat wastewater are excluded. The base year for the study is 2019 and the forecast period is from 2019 until 2026. For the purpose of this research, a UV system is defined as a system that includes all necessary equipment such as the lamp holder/rack, contact chamber, monitoring devices, any other equipment required for the process, and the initial set of UV lamps.

This study captures the following information on the U.S. UV water treatment equipment market: market size, growth rate, revenue forecasts (2019-2026), growth drivers & restraints, market data, market share analysis, market trends, revenue share by end user, revenue share by industry, and quotes by key industry participants.

The key companies in this market include Trojan Technologies, Xylem Inc., Calgon Carbon Corporation, Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, Aquionics Inc., and others.

Our research methodology consists of extensive primary interviews with key participants in the market along with secondary sources to validate our information. For more information on this report and other research (including custom reports and consulting), contact info@verifymarkets.com or call 210.595.6987.

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Devastating Forest Fires Ravage the West

Northwest Advanced BioFuels Forest Fires United States

How Can We Help Forest Fires From Further Devastating the Western United States?

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — HOW CAN WE STOP THEM?

Devastating forest fires have ravaged the western United States. In just this year alone, according to numbers tallied by the National Interagency Fire Center, 87 large wildland fires have burned over 4.7 million acres in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

How can we stop these fires? The answer to that question is, “we can help slow them down or keep them from happening at all” simply by paying attention to the facts, not theory.

The United States has over 750 million acres of forest land. Over half of the forests are privately owned by large corporations such as Hancock Forestry Management, Weyerhaeuser, Sierra Pacific Industries and Rayonier Inc.

Most of these privately owned forests are certified and undergo annual inspections that verify responsible forest management practices are being followed. Sustainable forests in the USA are certified under programs such as the:
American Tree Farm System (ATFS)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and
Sustainable Forestry Institute (SFI)

These programs develop healthy forest guidelines that are deeply rooted in science, ecology and principles of sustainability that create healthy forests by the removal of diseased and dead trees and by replanting new trees during all forest harvesting periods to ensure proper growth and ecological balance. So how come there are so many fires raging in the west and northwest right now? That is a question everyone is asking, especially politicians.

Sustainable Fuel Resources
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, (“NWABF”), is developing a Sustainable Aviation Fuel, (“SAF”), Project in Grays Harbor, WA. Shipments of this renewable jet fuel will begin in approximately 4 years. Delta Air Lines, buyer of the SAF, and many of the leading Timber Companies in the Northwest are involved in the NWABF Project. Our EPC, Black & Veatch, will design and engineer the entire Project.

NWABF plans to benefit the local Quinault Indian Nation tremendously. The Quinault Nation has agreed in principal to be a supplier of some of the woody biomass to the Project which would come from their forest residuals. This can increase the Nation’s revenues realized from the sale of forestry debris from their approximately 200,000 acres of forests near the Project. Their Forestry Management Company could help us manage our process. Since the Project will produce several hundreds of jobs during construction, the Quinault Indian Nation could benefit with replacement jobs after their sawmill closed and enjoy economic gain.

The NWABF project provides a fantastic resource for the disposition of forest debris, treetops, dead fallen trees, sawdust, etc., all of which are a byproduct of the environment or the local timber industry! We are a blessing to these Timber Companies, as they cannot bury wood to get rid of it and burning the residuals has been banned in most states of the United States. Harmful gases are emitted from pulp and dead wood on the ground. This practice is terribly bad for the environment. Also, it provides a perfect “kindling” for fires! When lightning strikes, it is sitting there ready to burn.

When a tree dies and falls over, it blocks throughways for tree thinning, it rots and creates a fire hazard, animal habitats are harmed or destroyed, and most importantly the water table is affected (a huge problem in states like AZ). Fallen wood keeps the rainfall from penetrating the ground and entering the water table which, I have learned from lobbyists in AZ.

What about Forestry Management?
Maybe if we look at the Forestry Management practices in these states that are having all these fires, we can find out the true facts about some of the causes of a lot of these fires. We should also look at the Federal Government (which owns huge amounts of forest acreage). There are $millions of federal dollars spent on maintaining the forests and a lot of this money goes to the states for “Maintenance and Forestry Management”. How well do they do in Forestry Management?

As we are all aware, there are agencies and organizations that try to prevent any and all tree removal. They even try to object to removing dead and fallen trees. And they claim our industry “cuts down entire forests of trees to provide feedstock for biomass gasifiers”. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Reforestation for the Future

We take the Timber Industry’s leftovers, their ‘scraps’ as we know it. And, with proper Forestry Management, these trees all get replanted. This practice is called REFORESTATION! It is an industry term! What we want to know, is do they get replanted by States that remove dead trees, slash, beetle kill, treetops, bark, etc.? Answer: Not if the State won’t allow their removal in the first place!

There is no environmental benefit to slash and dead trees lying on the ground rotting and going into the ground. On the contrary, it can be very harmful to the environment, which is all verifiable. The NARA Report, a study conducted a few years ago that took 4 years to complete and cost $40 million, managed by Washington State University and Director Michael Wolcott, PhD and Regents Professor, verifies the voluminous amount of wood annually that is available for removal in the Northwest and it’s a lot more than we need for our Project.

What Can We Do?
I think we can all agree, “Global Warming” does have a long-term effect on the planet. That EFFECT has taken place over hundreds of years, not during just one term, in my opinion, of one President or another. Do not blame the former or past administrations. Fix it now, I say! The actual effects on the forests from Climate Change or Global Warming are not really quantified and opinion on this matter runs rampantly differently from expert to expert. Let us just deal with the facts we can verify.

Therefore, I would challenge everyone who reads this to consider all the issues causing these horribly catastrophic forest fires. The reason? We all have many friends evacuating or losing their homes, losing a way of life that used to be precious to them and the wildlife where this is happening. People are losing jobs, etc. We can do something about a large portion of the cause of these terribly devastating fires. We must deal with the dead or diseased trees, slash from Timber operations, treetops, bark, sawdust, etc.

We cannot stop lighting strikes and we will never stop some less than intelligent campers from not putting out their campfires or smoking in the forests, etc.

We can clear our forests and manage them better. When lighting does strike, hopefully our brave Hotshots and Smokejumpers who put their lives on the line will have a fighting chance to get through the forests and to the source of the problem, clearing fire breaks, getting relief to people, saving animals. Then maybe finally, they can achieve containment and prevent loss of life and more property! Do you know any firefighters who fight forest fires? Some of the best people there are!
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Authored by Dave Smoot, with subject matter input from Chris Whitworth
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ClimateCare ranked Best Project Developer in Voluntary Carbon Market

Best Project Developer in Voluntary Carbon Market

This year it’s really heartening to see the industry we work with – our clients and competitors, acknowledging our leading work in project development by also voting us Best Project Developer Overall.”

— Vaughan Lindsay, CEO at ClimateCare

OXFORD , UNITED KINGDOM , September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — This year’s Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Survey – an industry voted award series – ranks ClimateCare as the Best Project Developer Overall. ClimateCare also won Best Project Developer Public Health and Best Wholesaler.

Since it was founded in 1997 ClimateCare has led the way in developing what it calls Climate+Care projects, which are designed up front to tackle climate change and improve people’s lives. It has developed new project methodologies, piloted innovative projects and helped to scale them. The team lead authored the Gold Standard methodologies which first allowed carbon finance for clean cooking and safe water projects. As a result, hundreds of these projects are now operational and making a real difference for people and the planet.

As just one example, The Gyapa™ Cookstove project, a partnership between ClimateCare and Relief International, has cut over four million tonnes of CO2 over 10 years and saved families across Ghana more than $165 million on fuel – savings that families use for school fees, healthier food, and medicine

As a result of its leadership in this area, since 2013, when the award was first established, ClimateCare has consecutively ranked as the world’s number one Project Developer – Public Health.

“This year it’s really heartening to see the industry we work with – our clients and competitors, acknowledging our leading work in project development by also voting us Best Project Developer Overall. It’s a reflection of our scale and the fact that as demand for carbon projects increases – the market is actively seeking projects that meet multiple UN Global Goals as standard – something that is at the heart of our unique Climate+Care approach.” Says Vaughan Lindsay, CEO at ClimateCare.

As well as a leading project developer – the rankings list ClimateCare as the Best Wholesaler. “The ClimateCare team prides itself on its relationship with buyers and finding the right projects to meet their requirements” says Elizabeth Williams, Director of Portfolio Management for ClimateCare. “We are acknowledged as the leader in charismatic project development and this in turn means that companies across the market come to us when they are looking for the type of high quality, multiple impact projects we specialise in. Increasingly they are also turning to us to fulfil all their requirements as they appreciate our market access and ability to provide quality projects and portfolios across the scale and breadth of the market. ”.

The team at ClimateCare continue to push boundaries in the creation and growth of projects that cut carbon, protect the environment and improve lives. The team are currently working on new methodologies, including one that will allow carbon finance to support electric cooking projects through Gold Standard for the first time. And, it continues to expand its project work around the world – including in the UK. Exciting new developments include the use of mycorrhizal fungi to restore degraded land, planting saplings to stabilise soil, reduce flooding and erosion risk, and provide an income for the landowners when they are harvested, and a project that saves on average 14 trees for every house built in Malawi, by removing the need to kiln fire bricks.

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Florida State Park Volunteers Contribute Over One Million Hours Service

There are more than 10,400 volunteers who safely work alongside park staff.

Florida State Parks are rightly recognized as the best in the nation and this would not be possible without the enormous role played by thousands of volunteers”

— Gil Ziffer

TALLAHASSEE, FL, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida State Parks Foundation today congratulated the army of state park volunteers who last year contributed more than 1 million hours of time, talent, and effort.

“Florida State Parks are rightly recognized as the best in the nation and this would not be possible without the enormous role played by thousands of volunteers”’ said Foundation President Gil Ziffer.

Last year, volunteers, including community service and AmeriCorps members, contributed 1,161,640 hours, the equivalent of an additional 559 full time employees and with a value of more than $31.5 million, he said.

There are more than 10,400 volunteers who safely work alongside park staff enhancing visitor experiences and helping with park maintenance and resource management. Park volunteers often bring special skills and knowledge and feel rewarded by helping others.

The Foundation, founded in 1993 as Friends of Florida State Parks and renamed in 2018, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service, its 175 award-winning parks and trails, local Friends groups and more than 10,000 park volunteers.

It does this through programs that preserve and protect state parks, educate visitors about the value of state parks, encourage community engagement and active use of state parks, and advocacy.

The volunteer Board of Directors represents private and public sectors as well as local and statewide interests.

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Cornyn, Booker, Quigley, Upton introduce bill to prevent new pandemics traced to risky wildlife-human interactions

The Preventing Future Pandemics Act will take steps to shut down wildlife markets like those linked to COVID-19 in order to prevent future outbreaks

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Preventing Future Pandemics Act would end the import, export, and sales of certain live wildlife for the primary purpose of human consumption in the U.S. and implement dedicated strategies to address the problem worldwide.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund commends U.S. Senators John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., and U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., for introducing the Preventing Future Pandemics Act. This legislation would protect Americans and people around the world from the continued emergence of devastating zoonotic diseases from risky wildlife management practices by eliminating cruel and unsafe live wildlife markets here at home and positioning the U.S. as a global leader to end the trade of live wildlife for human consumption.

The overarching lesson of COVID-19 is that we can no longer allow inhumane and high-risk interactions between humans and wild animals. COVID-19 has wreaked extreme havoc—killing over a million people to-date, sickening millions more, and triggering an economic crisis—all of which will be felt for years to come. The wildlife trade and live wildlife markets like the ones linked to COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and other disease outbreaks create a human health hazard and an animal welfare nightmare.

“In the United States and abroad, wildlife markets are filthy, crowded places filled with sick, injured and frightened animals. They are a perfect breeding ground for the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and we must promptly and effectively confront them as potential sparks for the next pandemic threat,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Sens. Cornyn and Booker, and Reps. Quigley and Upton, have risen to the occasion with a bill that puts the United States on the right path as a global leader in halting the spread of zoonotic disease through such markets.”

Stopping the trade of wildlife is one of the most effective, practical, and cost-efficient ways to significantly reduce the risk of future zoonotic pandemics caused by viral spillover from wildlife to humans. The Humane Society Legislative Fund encourages members of the public to contact their U.S. senators and representatives to urge them to cosponsor the Preventing Future Pandemics Act. Without a permanent ban on live wildlife trade for human consumption and strict enforcement put in place, the development and spread of deadly zoonotic diseases is likely to occur again.

Commentary from the bill’s sponsors can be seen below:

“From SARS to Ebola to COVID-19, the risk of disease transmission from wildlife to people is a persistent threat to global public health, and we know that commercial wildlife markets and the international wildlife trade significantly increase that risk,” said Sen. Booker. “As we continue to fight to get the spread of COVID-19 under control here in the United States, we must also be working with our international partners to prevent another deadly pandemic from occurring; that means working urgently to shut down commercial wildlife markets and end the international trade in live wildlife.”

“The simple fact is that through continued consumption of wildlife and the persistence of the unsanitary conditions at wildlife markets, the emergence of the next zoonotic pandemic is a matter of when, not if. Close contact between humans and wild animals, and especially human consumption, is a threat to global health. As climate change and encroaching development drive people and wildlife closer together, it is imperative that we stop thinking of conservation and public health as separate issues,” said Rep. Quigley. “The Preventing Future Pandemics Act takes aim at wildlife markets and the trade that supplies them, positioning America as the global leader in replacing wild protein sources with safe alternatives and fighting to ensure that nothing like the COVID-19 pandemic happens again.”

“Abusive and unsanitary practices with animals can directly contribute to dangerous diseases – like COVID-19,” said Rep. Upton. “The Preventing Future Pandemics Act is commonsense legislation that would take a major step toward ensuring we never have another public health crisis like the once we’re facing today. If we don’t take action, we are putting ourselves and our children at risk of another global pandemic in the coming years.”

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SkyPower et la SNEL SA Annoncent un PPA Solaire de 1,000MW

Gauche à droite: le Président de la République Démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, Charles Cohen, Directeur Commercial de SkyPower Global, Kerry Adler, Président et Président-Directeur Général de SkyPower Global

SkyPower et la République Démocratique du Congo, Société Nationale d’Électricité (SNEL), Annoncent la signature d'un PPA historique de 1,000MW

Mon engagement présidentiel est d’améliorer nos taux d'électrification grâce aux énergies renouvelables en forgeant des partenariats avec des entreprises de classe mondiale comme SkyPower”

— Le Président de la République Démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi

KINSHASA, LA RéPUBLIQUE DéMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SkyPower, un développeur et opérateur mondial de projets solaires à grande échelle, et un leader reconnu et défenseur de la durabilité, aux côtés de la Société Nationale d'Électricité (SNEL SA), de la République Démocratique du Congo, a annoncé aujourd'hui la signature d'un accord historique d'achat d'électricité de 1,000MW, dans le cadre d'un PPP entre la RDC et SkyPower Green Giant (Public Private Partnership).

L'un des premiers du genre en RDC, cet accord représente une étape importante dans la vision et la stratégie du président Félix Tshisekedi, axée sur l'augmentation de la production d'énergie propre et renouvelable dans un effort pour accroitre le taux d'électrification (de 16% à environ 30% sur la prochaine décennie) et en utilisant l'énergie propre comme catalyseur éprouvé pour la création d'emplois et le développement économique substantiels. Cela devrait se traduire par environ 2,3 milliards de dollars américains de relance du PIB de la RDC et la création d’environ 30,000 (années) d’emplois.

Le projet RDC "Green Giant" démontre en outre l'engagement du président Tshisekedi en faveur de l'action climatique. Il contribue à la poussée mondiale vers les engagements de la RDC à atteindre les objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. "La population croissante de la RDC est l'une des plus importantes d'Afrique subsaharienne. Avec une croissance aussi forte, les besoins en infrastructures, en éducation, en santé et en services sociaux augmenteront, et l'accès à l'énergie est essentiel pour répondre à ces besoins. Mon engagement présidentiel est d’améliorer nos taux d'électrification grâce aux énergies renouvelables en forgeant des partenariats avec des entreprises de classe mondiale comme SkyPower, avec lesquelles nous sommes impatients de travailler et de grandir dans les années à venir ", a déclaré le président de la République Démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi.

Le ministre des Finances, José Sele Yalaghuli, a souligné : "Le Green Giant – RDC en tant que projet conçu à travers un PPP avec SkyPower, pour fournir une contribution estimée à 2,3 milliards de dollars au PIB du pays est un accélérateur pour la création de nouveaux emplois, et servira d'exemple pour d'autres Investisseurs Étrangers cherchant à investir dans le développement des infrastructures historiques en RDC."

"La mission et l’engagement de la SNEL SA en faveur de l’électrification et du développement économique de notre pays en fournissant une énergie renouvelable significative sont conformes aux objectifs de développement durable. Le PPP avec SkyPower démontre l’attention de la SNEL à répondre aux besoins énergétiques du pays et à assurer l’approvisionnement requis par le principal fournisseur mondial. Nous sommes ravis d'avoir conclu un accord sur ce partenariat historique ", a déclaré Jean-Bosco Kayombo Kayan, directeur général de la SNEL SA.

"Aujourd’hui est un jour de fierté pour SkyPower et la République Démocratique du Congo, car ensemble, nous avons créé un PPP qui se traduira par environ 30,000 (années) d'emplois, stimulant la croissance économique et le développement, dans le cadre des efforts de relance après la pandémie de Covid-19. Le solaire est la forme d'énergie renouvelable qui connaît la croissance la plus rapide et présente un énorme potentiel pour permettre à la RDC d'atteindre ses objectifs», a déclaré Charles Cohen, directeur commercial de SkyPower Global.

"Je voudrais exprimer ma plus sincère gratitude aux dirigeants de la RDC et tiens a souligner la contribution inestimable de l’influent Conseiller Special aux Investissements, Mr. Jean-Claude Kabongo. Des le depart il y a un peu plus d’un an, son leadership et son implication dans tous
les aspects de ce projet historique ont eu un impact tangible sur la concretisation du PPA", a ajouté Cohen.

Le ministre Eustache Muhanzi Mumbembe, des Ressources hydrauliques et de l’électricité, a souligné que "Cet accord historique démontre encore l’engagement de notre gouvernement à apporter une puissance importante pour répondre à la demande énergétique de la nation. Le partenariat "Green Giant" entre SkyPower et la SNEL SA est un exemple significatif des actions décisives de notre ministère conformément à la stratégie du gouvernement visant à augmenter les taux d'électrification et à respecter nos engagements."

Le ministre des Affaires foncières, Molendo Sakombi, a ajouté que "Ce partenariat public-privé historique souligne davantage la vision de notre gouvernement et son engagement ferme à attirer les investissements étrangers directs, comme l'a déclaré notre président à la 75e Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. L’action climatique et la construction d'une économie verte n'est pas simplement une nécessité, mais un devoir urgent. "

Soulignant la vision et la détermination du président Tshisekedi, Kerry Adler, Président et Président-directeur général de SkyPower, a souligné la reconnaissance par le gouvernement de la RDC de la puissance de l'énergie solaire, " Une énergie véritablement distribuée qui sert de catalyseur à de nouveaux emplois, à la croissance économique, et l'un des plus grands espoirs de l'humanité dans la lutte contre le changement climatique. Notre accord historique est un autre symbole des nations avant-gardistes comme la RDC, qui sont déterminées à assurer un avenir plus brillant et plus résilient. "

À propos de SkyPower Global

SkyPower a gagné la reconnaissance mondiale en tant que l'un des producteurs d'électricité indépendants les plus importants et les plus prospères qui développe, finance, construit, possède et exploite des projets d'énergie renouvelable à grande échelle à travers le monde.

L'équipe accomplie de SkyPower a construit, assemblé et acquis un vaste pipeline de plus de 25 GW dans le monde, dont certains dans le cadre d'accords bilatéraux et d'attribution de contrats, qui seront construits au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique, en Asie du Sud-Est et en Asie centrale au cours des prochaines années.

SkyPower a obtenu plus de 30 contrats d'achat d'électricité (PPA), qui, au total, représentent des milliards de dollars de ventes d'énergie renouvelable à long terme aux principaux services publics et gouvernements du monde entier.

SkyPower est détenue majoritairement par CIM, un gestionnaire de fonds d'immobilier et d'infrastructure urbains transformateurs. Depuis 1994, CIM a cherché à créer de la valeur dans des projets et à avoir un impact positif sur la vie des gens dans les communautés à travers les Amériques en réalisant plus de 60 milliards de dollars de projets immobiliers et d'infrastructure essentielle.

SkyPower est détenue majoritairement par CIM, un gestionnaire de fonds d'immobilier et d'infrastructure urbains transformateurs. Depuis 1994, l'ICM a cherché à créer de la valeur dans les projets et à avoir un impact positif sur la vie des gens dans les communautés à travers les Amériques en réalisant plus de 60 milliards de dollars de projets immobiliers et d'infrastructure essentiels. www.cimgroup.com

SkyPower Global: www.skypower.com Courrier électronique: executiveteam@skypower.com

À propos de la SNEL SA

La Société Nationale d’Electricité, SNEL SA a pour mission de produire, transporter, distribuer et commercialiser l’énergie électrique sur toute l’étendue de la République Démocratique du Congo et dans la sous région (au niveau des trois pôles énergétiques PEAC, SAPP et EAPP).SNEL SA exploite seize (16) centrales hydroélectriques (puissance installée 2.592 MW), plusieurs réseaux de transport (Ouest, Sud et Est) ainsi que les plus grands réseaux de distribution de la République Démocratique du Congo.

La SNEL SA: www.snel.cd

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SkyPower and SNEL Announce 1,000MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Left to right: H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Charles Cohen – Chief Commercial Officer, SkyPower, Kerry Adler- President and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower

SkyPower and The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL) Announce Signing of Landmark 1,000MW PPA – Public Private Partnership

My presidential commitment is to improve our electrification rates through renewable energy by forging partnerships with world class companies like SkyPower”

— H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President, The Democratic Republic of The Congo

KINSHASA, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SkyPower, a global developer and operator of utility scale solar projects, and a recognized leader and advocate for sustainability, together with the Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL), the national energy of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, today announced the signing of a landmark power purchase agreement for 1000 MW, under the framework of a SkyPower Green Giant PPP (Public Private Partnership).

This agreement, one of the first of its kind in the DRC, represents a significant milestone in President Félix Tshisekedi’s vision and strategy, focused on increasing the production of clean and renewable energy in an effort to boost electrification rate (to approximately 30% over the next decade) using clean energy as a proven catalyst for substantial job creation and economic development. This is expected to result in an estimated USD$2.3 Billion in stimulus to DRC’s GDP, and the creation of approximately 30,000 job years.

The DRC Green Giant project further demonstrates President Tshisekedi's commitment to climate action. It contributes to the global push towards DRC's commitments to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "DRC's growing population is one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. With such strong growth, the need for infrastructure, education, health, and social services will increase, and energy access is critical to achieving these needs. My presidential commitment is to improve our electrification rates through renewable energy by forging partnerships with world class companies like SkyPower, whom we look forward to working and growing with in the years ahead", said President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi.

Minister of Finance, José Sele Yalaghuli described, “DRC Green Giant as a project through a PPP with SkyPower, designed to provide an estimated USD$2.3 billion contribution to the country’s GDP, an accelerator for the creation of new jobs, and will serve as an example for other FDIs seeking to invest in the historic infrastructure development of the DRC.”

“SNEL’s mission and commitment to the electrification and economic development of our country by providing meaningful renewable energy, is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The PPP with SkyPower demonstrates SNEL’s focus on addressing the energy needs of the country and ensuring the requisite supply by world leading provider. We are thrilled to have reached an agreement this historic partnership,” stated Jean-Bosco Kayombo Kayan, SNEL Director General.

"Today is a proud day for SkyPower and The Democratic Republic of the Congo as together we have created a PPP that will result in approximately 30,000 job years, driving economic growth and development, as part of the recovery efforts post the Covid-19 pandemic. Solar is the fastest growing form of renewable energy, and presents tremendous potential for powering the DRC towards meet its objectives," said Charles Cohen, Chief Commercial Officer of SkyPower Global. "I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the leadership of the DRC and to Jean-Claude Kabongo, Special Economic Adviser to the President, who worked tirelessly over the past year in ensuring that SkyPower was able to procure the necessary licenses and that this PPP came to fruition," Cohen added.

Minister Eustache Muhanzi Mumbembe, of Hydraulic Resources and Electricity, highlighted that, “this landmark agreement further demonstrates our Government’s commitment to bring important power to meet the nation’s energy demand. The Green Giant Partnership between SkyPower and SNEL serves as a meaningful example of the decisive actions of our ministry in line with the governments strategy to increase electrification rates and meet our commitments to the sustainable development goals.”

Minister of Land Affairs, Molendo Sakombi added that, “this historic Public-Private-Partnership further highlights our government’s vision and firm commitment to attracting Foreign Direct Investment as stated by our president at the United Nations 75th General Assembly, “climate action and building a green economy is not merely a necessity, but an urgent duty”.

Highlighting the vision and determination of President Tshisekedi, Kerry Adler, President & Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower, acknowledged the recognition by the DRC government of the power of solar energy, “truly distributed power that serves as a catalyzer of new jobs,
economic growth, and one of humanity’s greatest hopes in combating climate change. Our landmark agreement is further symbolic of forward-thinking nations like DRC, who are determined on ensuring a brighter and more resilient future.”

About SkyPower Global

SkyPower has earned the enviable track record and global recognition as one of the largest and most successful independent power producers that develops, finances, builds, owns and operates utility-scale renewable power projects across the globe.

The accomplished SkyPower team has built, assembled and acquired an extensive pipeline of over 25GW worldwide, some of which are in bilateral agreements, and contract awards, to be built in the Middle East, Africa, South East and Central Asia over the coming years.

SkyPower has secured over 30 Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), which in aggregate, represents billions of dollars’ worth of long-term renewable energy sales to leading utilities and governments around the world.

SkyPower is majority-owned by CIM, a transformative urban real-estate and infrastructure fund manager. Since 1994, CIM has sought to create value in projects and positively impact the lives of people in communities across the Americas by delivering more than $60 billion of essential real estate and infrastructure projects. www.cimgroup.com

SkyPower Global: www.skypower.com email: executiveteam@skypower.com

About Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL)

The National Electricity Company, SNEL SA's mission is to produce, transport, distribute and market electrical energy throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the sub-region (at the level of the three energy poles PEAC, SAPP and EAPP). SNEL SA operates sixteen (16) hydroelectric power stations (installed capacity 2,592 MW), several transmission networks (West, South and East) as well as the largest distribution networks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL): www.snel.cd

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Climate Change is Real


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How Carbon Neutral Manufacturing Has Become the New Gold Standard

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Formaspace custom modular furniture can be fully disassembled and moved from one site to another (where it can be 100% recycled without any impact on landfill resources), which can help you earn LEED certification points.

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The Formaspace Team Markerboard is listed with the International Living Future Institute thanks to its long-lasting characteristics, which encourage sustainable reusability.

Is your manufacturing company ready to become carbon neutral? Take a look at the steps you can take today to reduce your carbon footprint.

Not all manufacturing operations can be converted to renewable energy, however. Energy-intensive processes may need to use fossil fuel-based power for the foreseeable future.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The year 2020 will be remembered as the year that Nature struck back.

As the novel Coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, we’ve also experienced a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season that has brought widespread storm damage to the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, the Western states of California, Oregon, and Washington have been blanketed with acrid smoke as massive wildfire conflagrations have burned out of control.

These unprecedented weather events are taking place at a time when the world’s average temperature has increased by 1°C since the start of the industrial revolution.

Given that climate scientists believe we are on track to double or triple this temperature increase within the lifetime of today’s youngest generations, it’s sobering to imagine the potential ecological destruction and misery we may suffer in the future unless we take drastic action to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions now.

Corporate America is beginning to take action.

According to one of the leading environmental consulting companies, Natural Capital Partners, nearly 25% of Fortune Global 500 companies have made a commitment to reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2030.

The number of major companies that have publicly committed to achieving this “carbon neutral” status is growing – from around 100 in 2019 to more than 200 today.

And the list keeps growing.

For example, Formaspace clients Ford Motor Company and Google have both recently announced plans to become carbon neutral. Apple, during its recent product introductions, pointed out that its new iPad Air will be carbon neutral, joining Microsoft, which previously announced its ambitious plans to go even further — to go “carbon negative” (e.g. remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces).

Meanwhile, Tesla, which is building a new electric truck manufacturing facility in Austin, has pledged carbon neutrality for its giant “Gigafactory” battery manufacturing operations, and oil and gas producer BP has recently committed to aggressive plans to reduce its carbon footprint.

How quickly will other manufacturers jump on the carbon-neutral bandwagon?

There are signs that we may soon reach a tipping point.

Leading-edge companies have already demonstrated it’s possible to go carbon neutral using today’s technology, and many have saved significant money on energy costs as a result.

Adding to the pressure, more consumers are making their purchasing decisions based on the environmental stance of companies they do business with. The same goes for business-to-business (B2B) transactions: as more and more companies pursue a carbon-neutral agenda, they are strongly motivated to purchase goods and services from other companies pursuing the same goals, to reduce the carbon footprint across their collective supply chains.

Finally, finance and government regulations are adding additional pressure on companies to make the switch toward carbon-neutral programs. Institutional investors are using the power of “investor activism” to encourage policies that are friendlier to the environment. In Europe, the EU has set forth a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050, and the state of California has announced its ambitious plans to be carbon neutral by 2045.

Conduct A Carbon Audit And Track Your Carbon Emissions “Budget”

What steps can your manufacturing company take today to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve the goal of becoming carbon neutral?

As with any other business initiative, the first step is to create an accurate baseline measurement of the “before” state, so you’ll have a wide-ranging understanding of exactly where you need to improve.

Tracking the monthly electric utility bill is no longer sufficient; instead, you will need to invest in new meters, sensors, and other devices to get a true understanding of every aspect of your current energy usage — as well as to accurately quantify any greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere during your production processes.

In addition to these so-called “direct emissions,” you will also need to identify and measure “indirect emissions” (such as those created by the power plant supplying electricity to the grid) as well as “indirect value chain emissions,” which span the gamut from the carbon emissions created by vendors supplying your raw materials to your customers who buy and use your products.

Keeping track of all this energy usage data is complicated, so don’t reinvent the wheel by trying to create a framework formula from scratch.

Instead, focus your efforts on collecting the data by leveraging one of the several environmental management system (EMS) frameworks adopted by other companies.

Popular EMS frameworks include the pioneering system developed by Natural Capital Partners back in 2002, the ISO 14000/14001 series of energy standards, as well as two standards developed in Europe: the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and PAS 2060 from the British Standards Institution (BSI Group).

Most of the organizations offering environmental management system (EMS) frameworks are also in the business of offering carbon-neutral “certifications” once you meet your carbon-neutral goals.

Tip: Before you select an EMS framework, perform due diligence to determine which of the available certifications are the most well-regarded in your industry sector and make your final EMS selection based on that criteria. Once you commit to a specific EMS implementation, it stands to reason it will be far easier to get a “carbon neutral” certification from the same organization.

Change Up Energy Sources Powering Manufacturing Processes To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

When it comes to manufacturing companies, production processes tend to use the most energy, unlike other businesses, where heating and cooling buildings are typically the greatest energy users.

That’s why switching to renewable energy sources to power your production lines can have an outsized impact on reducing carbon emissions.

And there are a lot more environmentally friendly options available today. In many markets, you can choose electricity providers that use solar, wind, or other renewable energy sources. This can be supplemented with on-site power generation using solar arrays or wind turbines.

Not all manufacturing operations can be converted to renewable energy, however. Energy-intensive processes (such as blast furnaces used by metal manufacturing companies) may need to use fossil fuel-based power for the foreseeable future.

In these cases, adding an energy co-generation system makes sense. Co-generation systems can absorb any excess heat (which would otherwise go to waste) and use it for another purpose, such as generating steam to heat buildings, or powering other manufacturing processes, thus reducing the overall energy usage.

A Case For Energy Grid Micromanagement

Industrial power customers who are used to paying for cheap power during off-peak hours (such as at night) will need to rethink their approach to energy use management.

This is because wind and solar production peaks during the daylight hours, providing a surplus of available power during the middle of the day.

(This also means you may be able to negotiate with your utility company get the cheapest, cleanest electricity during the middle of the day.)

Electric grid operators describe this new phenomenon as the “duck curve” – a name given to the shape of the curve that results when you calculate the difference between consumer demand for electricity (which peaks in the early morning and again in the late afternoon) and the available supply of solar and wind energy (which peaks during the middle of the day).

Balancing between these two curves is tricky for grid operators. Without large scale energy storage systems, most grid operators need to be ready to “dispatch” power plants (typically powered by fossil fuels) very quickly, especially during the late afternoon demand peak, then throughout the night and into the morning peak period, after which, the solar and wind supplies become available again.

Suffice to say that managing the balance between these ever-changing supply and demand curves is a major challenge for grid operators (as well as manufacturing companies operating their own on-site solar or wind generation systems) – making it a task that is well suited for automated computer systems.

Sensing an emerging need, Google has created a new AI-based system (using its Deep Mind machine learning technology) that is capable of making micro-adjustments throughout the day to optimize energy. The new system was initially developed for Google’s own energy-intensive data centers, but the company has announced it intends to sell these AI-based energy management systems to other industrial users as well.

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The second biggest source of energy use in the manufacturing sector is heating and cooling the building. (For most other businesses, this is typically the number one energy user.)

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GoGo Quinoa Unveils Its New Vegan Mac & Cheese

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Another all-time classic food product joining the plant-based protein revolution

Made in Canada, 18g of proteins per portion, rich in b12 vitamins and above all tasty, our mac & cheese addresses the new demands and trends in the marketplace”

— Martin Bilodeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — GoGo Quinoa, specialists of plant-based products, have launched its newest innovation with vegan mac & cheese. GMO-free, allergen-free, and containing 93% organic ingredients, this « better for you » version of a classic North-American favourite contains 18g of protein per portion and is an excellent source of vitamin B12. GoGo Quinoa’s commitment to plant-based proteins and allergen awareness makes it the perfect easy-to-prepare meal without compromising on taste and health benefits.
GoGo Quinoa’s mac & cheese is made using their famous quinoa pasta, specially designed to hold the creamy sauce with an « al dente » bite. GoGo’s macaroni is fast cooking, meaning you can have dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes! Whether you prefer the elbow pasta or the shells, both shapes are fun, delicious, and ready in moments. GoGo Quinoa’s pasta has the most quinoa per serving than any other quinoa pasta, offering a healthy and tasty source of plant-based protein.

"We are proud to innovate and offer this beloved classic product to the growing number of plant-based consumers”, said Martin Bilodeau, founding President of GoGo Quinoa. "Made in Canada, 18g of proteins per portion, rich in b12 vitamins and above all tasty, our mac & cheese addresses the new demands and trends in the marketplace".

Whether you love the classic yellow or white cheddar best, there is something for everyone with GoGo Quinoa’s new mac & cheese. With a taste that can’t be beat, and made from ingredients you recognise and trust, GoGo Quinoa’s new mac & cheese is a proud addition to the local company’s product lineup.
Taste the well-being!

About GoGo Quinoa

GoGo Quinoa (Cie 2 Ameriks) processes and imports more than 60 plant-based and allergen-free organic products made from quinoa and other super grains and legumes (chia, amaranth, buckwheat, lentils, chickpeas). The company now occupies a 45,000 square foot factory in Laval, is certified SQF, using an organic, gluten, and kosher facility.

For further information, please visit our website at
https://www.gogoquinoa.com/fr/ or join the team at marketing@gogoquinoa.com
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoGoQuinoa/
Or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gogoquinoa/
Or on Linkedin: https://ca.linked.com/company/cie-2-ameriks-gogo-quinoa

Hosanna Galea – Marketing and Environmental Outreach Coordinator
GoGo Quinoa / Compagnie 2 Ameriks
(438) 380-3330 x 331
hosanna@gogoquinoa.com

Sandra Boily – Brand Manager
GoGo Quinoa
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GoGo Quinoa dévoile son nouveau macaroni au fauxmage

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Yellow mac and cheese

White mac and cheese

White mac and cheese

Un classique de tous les temps réinventé en version à base de plantes se joint à la famille de produits

Fabriqué au Canada, 18 g de protéines par boite, riche en vitamines b12 et on ne peut plus savoureux, notre macaroni au fromage répond aux nouvelles demandes et tendances du marché”

— Martin Bilodeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — GoGo Quinoa, spécialiste des produits à base de plantes, a lancé sa toute dernière innovation: un macaroni au fromage vegan. Sans OGM, sans allergènes et contenant 93% d'ingrédients biologiques, cette version «meilleure pour vous» d'un classique favori nord-américain contient 18 g de protéines par boite et constitue une excellente source de vitamine B12. L’engagement de GoGo Quinoa envers les protéines à base de plantes et les produits sans allergènes est encore à la base de ce produit qui deviendra vite le repas idéal et facile à préparer, sans compromettre le goût et les avantages pour la santé.

Le macaroni au fauxmage de GoGo Quinoa est fabriqué à partir de leurs fameuses pâtes de quinoa d’une texture «al dente» sans pareil et une sauce crémeuse à souhait. Les macaronis de GoGo cuisent rapidement, et votre plat sera prêt en moins de 10 minutes! Que vous préfériez les coudes ou les coquilles, les deux formes de pâtes sont délicieuses et prêtes en quelques minutes. Les pâtes GoGo Quinoa contiennent plus de quinoa par portion que toutes les autres pâtes de quinoa, offrant une source saine et savoureuse de protéines végétales.

«Nous sommes fiers d'innover et d'offrir ce classique au nombre croissant de consommateurs de protéines d'origine végétale », a déclaré Martin Bilodeau, président fondateur de GoGo Quinoa. «Fabriqué au Canada, 18 g de protéines par boite, riche en vitamines b12 et on ne peut plus savoureux, notre macaroni au fromage répond aux nouvelles demandes et tendances du marché ».

Que vous aimiez plus le cheddar classique jaune ou le blanc, il y en a pour tous les goûts avec le nouveau macaroni au fromage de GoGo Quinoa. Avec un goût imbattable et fabriqué à partir d'ingrédients que vous reconnaissez et auxquels vous faites confiance, le nouveau macaroni au fromage de GoGo Quinoa est un fier ajout à la gamme de produits de cette entreprise locale. Goûtez au bien-être!

À propos de GoGo Quinoa

GoGo Quinoa (Cie 2 Ameriks) transforme plus de 60 produits biologiques, sans allergènes à base de plantes, de quinoa et d'autres super grains et légumineuses (chia, amarante, sarrasin, lentilles, pois chiches). L'entreprise occupe une usine de 45 000 pieds carrés à Laval, Québec certifiée SQF.

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez visiter notre site Web
https://www.gogoquinoa.com/fr/ ou rejoindre l’équipe au marketing@gogoquinoa.com
Retrouvez-nous sur Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoGoQuinoa/
Ou sur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gogoquinoa/
Ou sur Linkedin: https://ca.linked.com/company/cie-2-ameriks-gogo-quinoa

SOURCE GoGo Quinoa

Hosanna Galea – Coordinatrice Marketing et Environnement
GoGo Quinoa / Compagnie 2 Ameriks
(438) 380-3330 poste 331
hosanna@gogoquinoa.com

Sandra Boily – Chef de marque
GoGo Quinoa
+1 514-592-9084
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