PlanET biogas plant begins operating in the Philippines

Posted on January 19, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Nicholas Woodroof Source: hydrocarbonengineering.com The PlanET Biogas Group has constructed a biogas plant in the Philippines, on the island of Bantayan; the plant took 129 days to construct and began producing biogas for Welissa Farm Corp. in December last year, using chicken manure and hog slurry. The project began in January 2017 with the… Read more »

Vasari plans 200 MW of land-based and floating solar in Vietnam

Posted on January 19, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: renewablesnow.com California-based clean energy developer Vasari Energy Inc on Wednesday unveiled plans to deploy between 180 MW and 200 MW of solar capacity in Vietnam both through land-based and floating installations. The company said it intends to build and operate two land-based and two floating solar power plants, each with a… Read more »

Masdar aims to double renewables portfolio in 5 years

Posted on January 18, 2018. Asian News.

Author:  Fareed Rahman Source: gulfnews.com Masdar is planning to double its current portfolio size in renewable energy over the next five years and expand its operations to countries in south-east Asia and North and South America due to an increase in demand for clean energy, a top executive of the Abu Dhabi-based firm told Gulf… Read more »

Govt plans rules to lower offshore wind power costs

Posted on January 18, 2018. Asian News.

Source: the-japan-news.com The government plans to set rules to promote wind power generation, which emits only a small amount of carbon dioxide, in Japanese waters, Jiji Press learned Tuesday. The rules will be specified in a bill that the government plans to submit to the Diet during its ordinary session set to start on Jan…. Read more »

Pure Energy acquires three Central Luzon Solar plants

Posted on January 17, 2018. Asian News.

Source: powerphilippines.com Pure energy holdings corp. (pehc) has gained majority stakes in three central luzon-based solar power plants. PEHC said that its solar subsidiary, Just Solar Corp., inked a share purchase agreement to initially acquire 60 percent of the Solar Powered Agri-rural Communities Corp. (SPARC) that owns three major solar farms in Central Luzon. The… Read more »

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

Posted on January 17, 2018. Asian News.

Source: techxplore.com A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday. After a dip in 2016, overall global investment in the sector rose 3.0 percent to a total $333.5 billion, offsetting falls in Japan, Germany and Britain, according… Read more »

Minesto plans 100kW newbie

Posted on January 16, 2018. Asian News.

Source: renews.biz Minesto is planning to develop a smaller 100kW version of its Deep Green tidal energy device to open up new markets, such as Asia. The company said that there is “significant customer demand” for a smaller-scale system based on dialogue with industry, customer enquiries and market analysis. The so-called ‘island mode’ autonomously operated DG100… Read more »

Bac Lieu has high hopes for renewable energy

Posted on January 16, 2018. Asian News.

Source: english.vietnamnet.vn Soon after the Prime Minister agreed to Bac Lieu province’s proposal to cancel the Cai Cung thermopower project, investors visited the area to seek opportunities to develop renewable power projects. Duong Thanh Trung, chair of Bac Lieu‘s People’s Committee, in late 2017 confirmed that the PM had agreed to remove Cai Cung project… Read more »

DoE poised to extend FiT for biomass, hydro

Posted on January 15, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Jordeene Sheex Lagare Source: manilatimes.net      THE Department of Energy (DoE) is set to extend the feed-in tariff (FiT) allocation to complete the construction of stalled biomass and run-of-river hydropower projects. Before signing the circular on the extension of the FiT scheme, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the department needed to reconcile the remaining capacity… Read more »

Leyte town welcomes proposed geothermal energy exploration

Posted on January 15, 2018. Asian News.

Source: update.ph The local government here is open to geothermal explorations in its upland areas hugging the neighboring mountains of Kananga town and Ormoc City, which are the prime sources of geothermal energy for  the Energy Development Corporation (EDC). Carigara Mayor Eduardo Ong said on Thursday they can look at further economic benefits for the town should… Read more »