Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels executes sustainable aviation fuel offtake agreement

first_img NWABF to supply sustainable aviation fuel to major US airliner. (Credit: Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC.) In Q1, 2019, Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, agreed to a long-term Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Offtake Letter of Intent, with a major U. S. Air Line.  The LOI has now been memorialized into a Definitive Fuel Purchase Agreement, with this Air Line, one of the world’s largest and most profitable Air Lines in the industry.Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s Mark Riedy and his Energy Team, who represent NWABF, applied extensive experience gained in negotiating and writing fuel offtake contracts for other developers and airlines over the last decade.NWABF will be the primary renewable sustainable aviation fuel provider to this Air Line as a result of many years of hard work and attention-demanding diligence displayed by the NWABF Management Team.“We have spent several years assembling a world-class team of technology and engineering partners who can withstand the scrutiny of potential SAF purchasers. Putting the right companies together, with both hands-on experience in this renewable field, and utilizing 2nd generation technology was, and is, the key,” stated Dave Smoot, CEO of NWABF Parent Company, U. S. Advanced Bio-Fuels, Inc. This long-term Fuel Purchase Agreement, to our knowledge, stands as the largest agreement ever announced for SAF.NWABF will provide renewable SAF to our Offtake Partner using proven, 2nd generation technologies being provided from world-class companies. The Engineering, Procurement, Construction company, will conduct the upcoming Front-end Engineering and Design Study.  They are responsible for the design, procurement, ultimate construction and testing of the Project. The EPC, also a world-class company, offers a full Project Construction Guarantee and Warranties on the technologies, as well as the SAF fuel quality to be delivered.NWABF’s goal is to assist our Offtake Partner in their continued quest for a reduction of their carbon footprint and assist in meeting federal mandates without incurring huge risks. This solution will also assist the Air Line in meeting the pending International fuel emission guidelines as well. “This DFPA should immediately put our Air Line partner in a leadership position in utilizing a renewable SAF strategy,” said Smoot.“The technologies being deployed and corporate partnerships that NWABF has assembled generate several hundred billion in annual revenues and are capable of ensuring that airlines with international flights are in compliance with the mandates to reduce their carbon footprints, which are currently being created from the use of petroleum-based jet fuels,” Smoot said.  “Our Offtake Partner initiated its own company-wide Carbon Reduction program in 2005, and as a result, has decreased emissions by 11 percent and has a long-term goal to reduce emissions by 50 percent by 2050. We believe this is unique to the industry,” added Smoot.This project has additional environmental benefits by reducing wood residuals in forests which can greatly increase potential fire hazards and inhibit future tree growth.Current federal, state and international carbon reduction mandates, combined with the downsizing of these 2nd generation technologies, allow the capital expenditures (“CAPEX”) required to be more competitive in this industry. The proper economic models are now made possible for industry developers like NWABF and their financial partners.“The industry has matured to the point that it is now possible to develop price competitive designer SAF Projects that compete with petroleum-based jet fuels,” said Smoot. “NWABF offers a risk-averse solution to the emissions and sustainability issues airlines face at home and abroad with petroleum-based fuel.  As a result of this partnership and for the first time ever, near emission-free, renewable, designer SAF will be available at competitive prices.” Source: Company Press Release Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels and its partners are dedicated and positioned to protect our environment by helping to decrease commercial aviation emissionslast_img read more

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ConocoPhillips encounters dry well near Balder field in North Sea

first_img The wildcat well 25/7-9 S was drilled to measured and vertical depths of 1955m and 1899m respectively. (Credit: Pixabay/C Morrison) ConocoPhillips Skandinavia and its partners have completed drilling of the wildcat well 25/7-9 S located in production license 917 in the Norwegian North Sea.The well, which is classified as dry, has been drilled about 7km northwest of the Balder field in the central part of the North Sea and 200km west of Stavanger.Drilling at the wildcat well 25/7-9 S was aimed at proving petroleum in Eocene reservoir rocks (the Hordaland Group).Following drilling, the well encountered two thin sandstone layers of about one metre in the Hordaland Group, indicating good reservoir properties and traces of petroleum.The well, which was drilled to measured and vertical depths of 1955m and 1899m respectively, was terminated in the Sele Formation.Wildcat well 25/7-9 S is permanently plugged and abandonedConocoPhillips has collected data in the well, which is the second exploration well in production licence 917. The well is permanently plugged and abandoned.ConocoPhillips operates the production license with 40% stake while other partners include Lundin Norway (20%), Suncor Energy Norge (20%) and Vår Energi (20%).In November 2019, ConocoPhillips secured approval from Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the Tor 2 project in the Norwegian North Sea.Located in the Ekofisk area, in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, 13km northeast of the Ekofisk field, the Tor 2 project is a redevelopment of the Tor field which was discovered in 1970.The Tor field was brought into production in 1978 and was shut down in 2015 after the installation reached the end of its lifetime.The first production from the re-developed Tor field is planned be achieved towards the end of 2020.The two-by-four slot Subsea Production System (SPS) of the Tor II project will be connected to the Ekofisk Complex using multiphase production and lift gas pipelines to existing risers located at the Ekofisk 2/4 M wellhead platform. The wildcat well 25/7-9 S in production license 917 was aimed at proving petroleum in Eocene reservoir rockslast_img read more

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Keystone XL announces project labour agreement with four US unions

first_imgCreates multi-million dollar training program for renewable energy sector Keystone XL announces project labour agreement with four US unions. (Credit: Johannes Rupf from Pixabay) TC Energy Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TC Energy) announced today that Keystone XL has reached a project labor agreement (PLA) with four leading U.S. labor unions that will inject hundreds of millions of dollars in middle-class wages into the American economy, while ensuring this pipeline will be built by the highest-skilled and highest-trained workforce.TC Energy is also working with labor to establish a unique Green Jobs Training Program to help union members acquire the specific skills needed to work in the developing renewable energy sector. The company will contribute approximately $10 million, recognizing the 10 million-plus hours anticipated to be worked on Keystone XL by union workers, to establish new training courses for current and future union members in North America.“We are proud to partner with these union trades and craft workers to ensure this pipeline will be built by qualified professionals with specialized skills to the highest safety and quality standards,” said Richard Prior, President of Keystone XL. “We are especially proud of the new Green Jobs Training Program, which is an investment in thousands of current and future union workers.”The four unions that are part of the PLA include the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Union of Operating Engineers, and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters. Each union is respected throughout the energy industry for their commitment to safety and quality.“We’re proud to reach today’s agreement with TC Energy that will put UA members to work on this project, bringing safe and efficient energy to American families,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA). “This project will bring good paying jobs to our members, all while keeping energy costs low and delivering a boost to local communities and their economies. We’re ready to get to work.”Project construction will support the creation of 42,000 family-sustaining jobs in the U.S, including more than 10,000 high-paying construction jobs that will be filled primarily by union workers. Keystone XL pipeline construction will generate $2 billion in earnings for U.S. workers, according to the 2014 Final Environmental Impact Statement done by the U.S. State Department.“Unions working in the pipeline industry, like the Operating Engineers, pride themselves on achieving the highest level of technical training and safety to earn opportunities to build projects like Keystone XL,” said James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers. “When our members build and maintain pipelines, they are built right, built safe, and built to last. North America is in desperate need of more modern, safe and efficient energy infrastructure. Operating Engineers will continue to provide the most advanced training in the industry to ensure that these projects are built to the highest safety and environmental standards by the most skilled workforce possible.”The agreement also underscores TC Energy’s commitment to hire as many local workers as possible, including Indigenous workers. Under the agreement, the unions will hire a tribal consultant to serve as a liaison, reaching out with job fairs and open houses to identify and support Indigenous members seeking to work on this project.“The Keystone XL pipeline project will put thousands of Americans, including Teamsters, to work in good union jobs that will support working families,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We believe in supporting projects which prioritize the creation of good jobs through much-needed infrastructure development.”Keystone XL will create jobs and energy security in North America, by ensuring a reliable source of crude oil to the United States. Construction of Keystone XL will inject approximately $3.4 billion into the U.S. GDP. Once complete, Keystone XL will continue to contribute to the local economy, adding approximately $55 million in property taxes to local communities in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska during the first year of operation. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Property chain proptech firm hits £3m funding during latest cash call

first_imgHome » News » Property chain proptech firm hits £3m funding during latest cash call previous nextProptechProperty chain proptech firm hits £3m funding during latest cash callDesktop and mobile app firm says its service brings agents, consumers, solicitors and lenders together on one platform to make conveyancing quicker and easier.Nigel Lewis23rd May 20180901 Views A proptech start-up has gained millions more in funding to have a crack at improving the UK’s property chain system.When You Move has now topped a total of £3 million from investors after its latest round including cash from venture capital firm Fig, wealthy friends and family, existing shareholders and several undisclosed millionaire private individuals.The City-based firm, which launched in September last year, has created a desktop and mobile phone platform that connects solicitors and home movers to enable a quicker and more transparent conveyancing service.If this sounds familiar then it is. When You Move is competing with several similar services including Sohail Rashid’s View My Chain and MyHomeMove’s eWay digital case management service.But because the market is so huge – a million property sales every year – new entrants into this emerging digital sector were inevitable.During an interview with The Negotiator at launch, founder Simon Bath (pictured) said his main aim was to improve the current panel process estate agents use to source conveyancers for customers by improving the way agents, solicitors, buyers, sellers and mortgage firms talk to each other.Since then When You Move has revamped it website and added a star rating system for home movers to rate conveyancers.Following the new funding, Bath said: “We’re primed to enable conveyancing firms, mortgage brokers and estate agents to provide information to one another effortlessly and in doing so, free them up to perform the important jobs rather than filing paperwork and chasing other parties.”MyHomeMove property chains Sales progression simon bath sohail rashid conveyancing View My Chain When You Move May 23, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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PICTURES: ‘I know what it’s like to be stared at now just because you LOOK homeless’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » PICTURES: ‘I know what it’s like to be stared at now just because you LOOK homeless’ previous nextAgencies & PeoplePICTURES: ‘I know what it’s like to be stared at now just because you LOOK homeless’Estate agents and suppliers at last night’s charity event in Stratford’s Olympic Park raised £58,000 for Centrepoint but also found out what it’s like to be homeless when travelling there with their overnight gear.Nigel Lewis22nd November 201901,404 Views LtoR: Presidential line-up: Phil Keddie, Christopher Hamer, Lauren Scott, Mark Bentley To the late-night dog walkers in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London the spectacle of 900 people sloshing around in the mud watching a stand-up comedian in the rain must have looked like a strange spectacle.Despite the challenging conditions, the festive atmosphere among the throng heightened as the event, organised by homeless charity Centrepoint, inched towards a total raise of £500,000.Estate agents played a significant role in the evening including a good show from nearly 100 Propertymark representatives.This included many of its senior figures, management team and local representatives.The Propertymark grouping of agents and suppliers raised some £57,000 from friends, family and customers, making it the second highest raised this year at a single event by estate agents.Donate via Just Giving here.LtoR: Valerie Bannister, Kate Eales  Some £380,000 was drummed up prior to the event and another £100,000 rolled in during the evening before ‘lights out’ was called at 11pm. The total is expected to exceed £500,000 in the coming days.The cavernous tent filled with sleepers ready to hit, quite literally, the white sleeping ‘sacks’ given to each attendee.All of the agents at the Centrpoint event agreed on one thing other than the good cause it supported. Most had travelled to it via public transport and, dressed in thermal jackets and trousers and clutching pillows and sleeping bags, had briefly experienced the suspicious stares of commuters who thought they might be homeless.“It was strange because normally no one pays much attention to you as you travel to work, but suddenly today I felt unwelcome on the train so I now realise how people who are homeless may feel like,” says Marcus Feinhols of Fine Homes (picture below, right).LtoR: Ian Westerling, Mark Bentley, Marcus Feinhols Ian Westerling (above, left), the former MD of Humberts, former NAEA Vice President and now industry consultant, said: “As agents we are very commercially focussed but what a lot of people forget is that most agents have a lot of compassion about the wider communities that they serve.“Agents give back in many different ways and by doing something like this through Propertymark it helps spread the word with consumers that we’re not all there just to make a quick buck.”LtoR: Maxine Fothergill, Sarah Davies and David Cox The idea of having a Propertymark charity was the brainchild of Katie Griffin and most recent NAEA president Mark Bentley then chose Centrepoint which Lauren Scott, the current president, then decided to broaden out and use the ‘Big Sleep’ to help raise money.The Rentify team. “I talked to Centre Point about what they did and it really pulls on your heart strings and I realised that we’re in a position where we have so many agents who just want to give something back so we thought we’d raise £10,000 tonight.“And now we’re at over £50,000; which has been agents, suppliers and clients giving small amounts and that’s amazing.”More pictures from the Centrepoint  nightLtoR: Robert Ulph, Nicky Heathcote, Suzanne Roberts-Smith, Duncan ChambersLtoR: Greg Barnes, Dexter Franklin-Beck, Spencer Lawrence.The Base Property team (LtoR) – Steve Akl, , Hannah Easter, Tristan Guage, Carla Bennett.The 900-berth marqueeLtoR: Abbey James, Patria James,  Trading Places Ian Westerling NAEA Propertymark Mark Bentley Lauren Scott propertymark ARLA Propertymark Centrepoint November 22, 2019Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Strong growth at Ascend signals record 2019

first_imgManchester based Build to Rent (BtR) and property management company, Ascend, has announced a record 2019, with continued growth in turnover and its management portfolio.The company achieved a turnover of £3.4million in 2019, which represents a 30% year-on-year increase.Ascend also bolstered its BtR partnerships, bringing the total number of units under management to 4,000 and is in the process of finalising partnerships with institutions regarding even larger BtR contracts that will be brought on board in 2020.To support this growth, staffing across offices in Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Leeds and London has increased to 85 employees, a 77% uplift.Ged McPartlin, Managing Director, said, “Now we can reflect on 2019, it’s been an amazing year, cementing our position as a major Build to Rent player in the North and across the Midlands.“We owe our success to the great team we have developed at Ascend. Their continued hard work, professionalism and expertise in the sector is the core of what we do. We have even bigger Build To Rent contracts on the horizon, presenting more opportunities to grow our offering for the business and investors.”Ascend Ged McPartlin BTR build-to-rent March 4, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Strong growth at Ascend signals record 2019 previous nextAgencies & PeopleStrong growth at Ascend signals record 2019The Negotiator4th March 2020093 Viewslast_img read more

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Digital tours of development that channels James Bond

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Digital tours of development that channels James Bond previous nextLand & New HomesDigital tours of development that channels James BondThe Negotiator7th May 20200214 Views Step forward all James Bond fans… Weston Homes has launched digital tours at the Denham Film Studios with Reevo 360. The launch of the digital tours allows potential buyers to remotely view two of the townhouses during the COVID-19 pandemic.The James Bond franchise, filmed and produced at Denham, is one of the most popular movie choices as anticipation grows ahead of the delayed release of the latest Bond film No Time to Die. Residents at the Denham Film Studios won’t struggle for movie inspiration – now others can virtually tour homes via the Reevo 360 platform.Hitchcock, Spielberg, KubrickThe development is set where movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick were filmed. Now it is an outstanding £120 million Art Deco and movie inspired development providing 224 converted and newbuild homes – plus the restored Art Deco director’s cinema, where residents can view and stream movies.The houses are on Stanley Kubrick Road within the secure development. The Lucas is unfurnished, offering customers a blank canvas, the The Lester is furnished to pay homage to the site’s glamorous past. Prices start from £680,000.Social distancing? Take the virtual tour!Jonathan Lewis, Sales Director at Weston Homes said, “As the Government issued stricter rules on social distancing, we wanted to provide customers with tours of Weston developments. The demand is still there so we adapted to this new norm whilst maintaining the safety of our staff and our buyers. Reevo 360 provided us with a platform, giving our customers a one-to-one digital tour of a piece of movie history.” www.weston-homes.com Jonathan Lewis social distancing digital tours The James Bond franchise Denham Denham Film Studios Art Deco and movie inspired development Reevo 360 May 7, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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‘There’s no doubt about it, this week the property market is back’

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » ‘There’s no doubt about it, this week the property market is back’ previous nextHousing Market‘There’s no doubt about it, this week the property market is back’Proptech alliance calls the ‘return of the market’ after revealing that viewings levels are now just 19% off pre-Coronavirus activity.Nigel Lewis11th June 20201 Comment1,688 Views The property market has revived sufficiently to be just 19% off its pre-Coronavirus activity levels, it has been revealed.This is the latest research from the industry data coalition formed by proptech firm Coadjute which points to market activity continuing to ramp up four weeks after the government announced home moving could recommence.This includes a 36% increase in viewings last week and a 1014% increase compared to four weeks ago.The conveyancing workload also continues to ramp up, Coadjute says, rising by just under 100% week-on-week.Also, last week sales enquiries increased by 16% and properties registered for sale were up by 36%. Coadjute also says that the ‘pent up demand’ many talked about has now reached the offer stage of the sales pipeline.“I don’t think this is a blip,” says Dan Salmons, its CEO (left). “What we’re seeing in the data is partly people who were going to move now catching up on their missed activity but  also a wave of new activity as people review their lives, their priorities and their finances post lockdown.“They’ve remembered they always said they’d get that bigger flat, move somewhere more rural, get away from that main road.“They’ve looked at their finances and reflected that they really could spend more, or perhaps need to spend less to feel secure. There’s no doubt about it, this week the property market is back, and the market realist recovering.” dan salmons Coadjute Blockchain Network June 11, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentaudrey mcveigh, medway mortgage shop medway mortgage shop 11th June 2020 at 9:18 amI don’t see the property market getting back until there are more 90 and 95% mortgages. Viewings may be up but a lot of people think the AIP they had agreed pre lock down is still valid, but if they needed a higher LTV or needed to use overtime, monthly bonus etc or are maybe furloughed, then of course it isn’t of any use. Viewings may be up but I believe mortgages are down and we need the higher LTV. Most of those Lenders that did 90% have now stopped, due to excess demandLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Djiboutian Navy, EU NAVFOR French Frigate Guepratte to Participate in “7 Brothers”

first_img View post tag: Naval Djiboutian Navy, EU NAVFOR French Frigate Guepratte to Participate in “7 Brothers” July 19, 2012 View post tag: Guepratte On 17 and 18 July, the Djiboutian navy and the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French frigate Guépratte, will participate in the joint surveillance operation “7 Brothers” in international waters near the Islands of Seven Brothers and the Bab El Mandeb strait.With a new operational center and a network of semaphores, the Djiboutian navy will patrol for two days with the support of EU NAVFOR French frigate Guépratte, in an area where more than 20,000 merchant ships pass each year. The Djiboutian navy now has the tools necessary to increase their effectiveness in maritime surveillance in the southern Red Sea and the western Gulf of Aden, which is so important for international trade.The 7 Brothers operation carried out jointly by Djiboutian navy and the French frigate Guépratte is one example of EU NAVFOR’s efforts to cooperate and train with regional maritime forces. Such cooperation regularly conducted by EU NAVFOR is complementing the EU’s Comprehensive Approach and the support to regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa states.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 19, 2012; Image: EU NAVFOR Back to overview,Home naval-today Djiboutian Navy, EU NAVFOR French Frigate Guepratte to Participate in “7 Brothers” View post tag: participate View post tag: 7 View post tag: NAVFOR View post tag: Brotherscenter_img View post tag: Frigate View post tag: French View post tag: EU Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Djiboutian View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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USS Jason Dunham, USCG Train Together

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Jason Dunham, USCG Train Together View post tag: Navy View post tag: USCG February 9, 2015 View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Jason Dunham USS Jason Dunham, USCG Train Togethercenter_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: train View post tag: News by topic The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) participated in a joint training exercise with the United States Coast Guard organized by the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport off the coast of Florida, Jan 29.The exercise focused on combating transnational organized crime (CTOC), specifically countering illicit trafficking at sea.Cmdr. Darren Dugan, USS Jason Dunham’s commanding officer, said:The training we received today was realistic and challenging. Jason Dunham is even more prepared to conduct operations in 4th fleet.The exercise allowed Jason Dunham’s joint Navy and Coast Guard crew to implement training of tactics and procedures to detect and stop a suspicious vessel, search it for contraband, and detain suspects.Elements of the exercise focused on communication between Jason Dunham, the embarked MH-60R helicopter, and Coast Guard authorities to receive permission for the proper course of action. Additionally, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen practiced the proper protocol in searching and detaining a suspect.The exercise was a valuable training opportunity for all those who participated and demonstrated the value of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard team, combining resources and expertise to combat transnational organized crime at sea.Jason Dunham is currently deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Martillo.Image: US Navy View post tag: togetherlast_img read more

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