Erzo Zofingen Awards design contract for an AVA-CO2 HTC sewage sludge plant in the waste water treatment plant (ARA) Oftringen as the disposal of an international tender for the construction of an industrial HTC sewage sludge plant (hydrothermal Carbonisation) in the Switzerland published region Zofingen (Tamara), not long hesitate of ESCOs AVA CO2 Switzerland AG and applied for the project. The performance criteria, which were regarded as a precondition for the application, were strict and demanding – in particular the requirements on process water treatment. So the proportion of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) could not exceed 3 mg per litre in the discharge of the wastewater treatment plant, not to hurt the canton limits. For AVA-CO2, this meant that the DOC cargo in the HTC-process water was allowed to exceed the value of 36.5 kg per day. Others including Robert Iger , offer their opinions as well. AVA-CO2 was successful in all respects and is now one of two companies that have won the contract for a planning job. We are pleased about the previous positive Cooperation with the erzo Zofingen and are very optimistic regarding the upcoming project”, says Thomas M. Ron, Chief Marketing Officer of Swiss AVA CO2. For the usage of the HTC-coal, AVA-CO2 together with the Swiss cement group Holcim works in an optimal manner. It aims to be able to offer an even more environmentally friendly in all aspects and more cost-effective total solution to sewage treatment plants. The final decision on the tender will fall in the second quarter of 2014. But one thing is already clear: with AVA-CO2 Kirby Zofingen would have a strong partner at their side, because AVA-CO2 has increased not only the world’s first HTC demonstration plant (HTC-0) on an industrial scale in operation in 2010, but two years later also created the world’s first industrial plant (HTC-1). Not only in industry, but also in the policy the process of hydrothermal Carbonisation is increasingly great interest. Rightly so, because it is as innovative as it is ingenious. The AVA CO2 HTC method offers many benefits. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Jane Buckingham. One is located in the Ability to process biomass, with a high water content which is typically the case in sewage sludge. The HTC method solves the water from biomass under heat and pressure, and converts the remaining carbon in high-quality CO2 neutral HTC coal AVA cleancoal “. To the biomass in pressurized containers to about 220 degrees Celsius is heated and cooked under constant pressure by 22 bar”. The HTC method is very robust and uses over 90% of the carbon in the biomass. This HTC coal can be stored easily and efficiently transported thanks to its stability and high energy density. The HTC-coal combustion will release only as much carbon dioxide as was previously included in the biomass and no additional burden on the environment is therefore as is the case with fossil fuel. Nature takes millions of years for the process of Inkohlung. The HTC process, however, just a few hours! Organic residual materials such as green waste, manure, organic waste or even Klarmschlamme are not only eco-friendly recycled, but play an increasingly important role in a time of environmental and climate protection are but also the development renewable energy of societal and economic importance. The Swiss company already thinking ahead. As the pioneers of the HTC currently develop a highly efficient procedure to regain the phosphorus in the sludge during the process of hydrothermal Carbonisation.
UL offers new laboratory in Suzhou, China, as a response to the growing demand was one of the world’s leading companies for product safety testing and certification with headquarters in the United States and with German offices in Neu-Isenburg and Munich, certified photovoltaic systems and components of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), today announced the further global expansion of its photovoltaic testing services in Suzhou, China, where photovoltaic technology center of excellence opens. The new facility will be the largest photovoltaic testing laboratory in China and have the opportunity to test standards according to UL as well as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This announcement marks a further step in UL’s mission to support the development of safe, components in the field of renewable energies. The new 400 square meter testing lab, and the largest of its kind in Asia, enabling UL customers due to the advanced test capabilities thus in the future even faster in the market to enter. The establishment, the first is opened with six testing rooms, is designed, even further in 2010 to grow, if more capacity is needed. According to industry experts the worldwide photovoltaic market is within the next five years by 15% annually grow and thus reach a volume of around EUR 25 billion in 2012. Even more than so far look now manufacturer for a trusted partner in the certification industry, so that innovations can be brought to market faster and more efficiently”, said Jeff Smidt, General Manager of UL’s global energy business. With the launch of the new institution, we can better serve the manufacturer in China because we offer you the full range of testing and certification measures and hence the global access to the major markets. The German renewable energy law, which was agreed by the Chinese Government in March 2005, lays down that 10% of Chinese energy must be fed up of renewable energies by 2020 a fact, the demand the country underlines for premium photovoltaic testing services. China is the world’s third largest manufacturer of photovoltaic components, where the production is constantly increasing. In the Suzhou region of production of the industry in China focus and that is the reason why UL is expanding its photovoltaic test capabilities here. The photovoltaic technology center of excellence in Suzhou, China, is a new district in a newly built high-tech industrial park in the 98 Hengshan Road, Suzhou. UL’s first Center of excellence opened in July 2008 in San Jose, California. UL expands this lab currently due to the continuously increasing demand for photovoltaic certification services. More info on these two agencies, visit dge/photovoltaics / about Underwriters Laboratories Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization, that for over a century, developed standards and performs product tests. UL has its headquarters in the United States and is now worldwide active. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems all over the world. Every year 20 billion UL marks on 72,000 manufacturers products can be found. The international UL family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities for customers in 98 countries. You will receive more information also see newsroom
Chinese engine producers export 90 percent of their products in foreign markets, especially Europe and the United States overview of China’s most important solar subsidies. To compensate for possible excess capacity as a result of the financial crisis and the reduced funding in Europe due to increased local demand, decided in 2009 to introduce its own solar subsidies the Chinese Government and led to a turning point in the development of the Chinese solar market. Since then, China’s internal demand achieved satisfactory growth. So the annual photovoltaic had (PV) installation in China 2010 for 600 megawatts (MW) compared to 400 MW in the previous year. Additional 1000 MW is expected for 2011. “Currently promotions carried out four main measures: feed-in tariffs, subsidies for demonstration projects PV applications in buildings, the Golden Sun program” as well as regional subsidies, such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Beijing and Shandong. The feed-in tariffs are priced per measured after project individually in accordance with the principle of cost plus reasonable profit”. The electricity costs become more expensive while the consumer to an average 0.004 RMB (CNY/EUR = 0,107; Stand: 1.11.2010) the kilowatt hour (kWh), since the cost of solar energy by all consumers of a region equally should be divided. While in 2009 of only two 10 MW utility-scale PVProjekten feed-in tariffs were granted a capacity will be 2011 already funded by 300 MW by feed-in tariffs. Nonetheless, experts agree that the long-term development of the market will ultimately depend on the introduction of a uniform tariff. Regions that have introduced already feed-in tariffs and similar measures, enjoy also a preferential treatment in the awarding of subsidies for demonstration projects PV applications in buildings. Building integrated PV (BIPV) projects a grant it by 17 RMB/Watt Peak (WP), whereas building additional PV projects (BAPV) with 13 RMB / WP are encouraged. Projects must have here peak (kWp) a minimum size of 50 kilowatts. Since 2009, appropriate subsidies were granted, typically in public buildings, around 200 projects. The development of the domestic solar market to advance as a prime example of Chinese efforts that Golden Sun program “, aimed, grid-connected systems, and to promote Island – hybrid systems in the remote areas, utility scale projects as well as support projects, the key technologies such as new converter and pureres silicon,. 70% of the total investment will be reimbursed this 50% and island systems grid-connected projects. Projects must kWp exceed a capacity of 300 and have a service life of at least 20 years. More than 100 projects were recorded in 2010 Golden Sun program with a capacity of 272 MW in that. The fear that these subsidies will benefit mainly Chinese companies, continues. Opportunities for German companies exist but nevertheless certain Candido, especially in the areas of project development and design, as well as PV integration.