CES Invited to Speak at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention

Through collaboration with the Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Clean Energy Systems was an invited speaker at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC). This year’s Convention marks the eighth meeting of global scientific, industrial, governmental and general audiences to exchange ideas and present the latest research findings and technologies for realizing a hydrogen society. Keith Pronske, CES’ President and CEO, presented on “Carbon-Negative Hydrogen Production and Utilization in Advanced Pressurized Oxy-Combustion Cycles.” The talk focused on a realistic path to zero-emission, advanced pressurized hydrogen-oxygen power cycles capable of efficiencies as high as 70%!

The 8th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC 2019) was held in Tokyo, Japan, from June 2 to 7, 2019. Hosted by the Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan, the Convention offered lectures, exhibitions, and technical tours exhibiting the most recent research findings. Japan was an excellent host as the country is seen as a pioneer of hydrogen energy technologies.

CES Presents to EPRI Generation Program Advisors

Twice a year, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) holds a workshop with representatives of its member groups to ensure that collaborative research and development is focused on high-value industry goals and meets the long-term vision of the electric power industry. This February, Clean Energy Systems was invited to present to members of the Generation Program advisory committee, specifically members of the Advanced Generation and Bulk Energy Storage group. CES’ Director of Business Development, Rebecca Hollis, presented on the latest carbon negative energy and large-scale zero-emission energy storage opportunities utilizing our proprietary oxy-combustion technologies.

The goal of the Advanced Generation and Bulk Energy Storage program, also known as Program 66, is to identify and accelerate the development of new ways to generate power from fossil fuels and bulk energy storage that are beneficial in future markets with focus on providing flexible, lower carbon, synchronous power generation. Fossil power plants are being pressed to be more flexible with the growth of variable renewable energy, lower carbon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and be more economical to remain competitive. This also drives interest in energy storage, particularly large-scale, longer duration technologies that can be integrated with or utilize fossil power assets. Clean Energy Systems’ pressurized oxy-combustion technologies offer a viable, near-term solution to solve the growing challenges and meet the needs of today’s energy producers.

CES PRESENTS ON CARBON NEGATIVE ENERGY AT A&WMA’S ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE IN BAKERSFIELD

The Golden Empire Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) held their 27th Annual Technical Conference this week in Bakersfield, California. This year’s conference focused on emerging technologies and regulatory updates. Presenters included representatives from the California Air Resources Board, State Water Resources Control Board, and San Jaoquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. CES Business Development Manager, Josh Perron, presented on CES’ carbon negative energy process and how it could help solve multiple issues facing California’s Central Valley such as poor air quality, the disposal of large amounts of agricultural waste, and the revitalization of idled biomass resources. 

The A&WMA organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, public education and outreach to more than 13,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Golden Empire Chapter of the A&WMA serves California’s San Joaquin Valley and consists of members from the manufacturing, chemical, agriculture and oil and gas industries as well as numerous local government agencies.  Learn more here:  www.awma-goldenempire.org

CES Selected as Semi-Finalist for InnoSTARS 2018 Competition in China

Clean Energy Systems has progressed to the semi-finals in the InnoSTARS 2018 competition under the Renewable Energy category. The InnoSTARS competition seeks to match U.S.-based organizations and technology providers with Chinese investors and strategic partners. China’s expanding economy and massive consumer base create very attractive business opportunities for U.S. companies; InnoSTARS’ goal is to bring these forces together.

The InnoSTARS competition’s semi-finals will take place in Beijing on November 5, followed by the Grand Finale in Suzhou on November 7. The full InnoSTARS 2018 finals competition includes B2B matchmaking and other networking events, spanning four major cities over the period of one week. CES is excited to be part of this competition and expects it to jumpstart our entrance into the Chinese market.

CES Presents at California Central Valley Summit 2017

Hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, this year’s California Central Valley Summit focused on alternatives to open burning of agricultural waste. CES President and CEO, Keith Pronske, was invited to present in the “New and Emerging” technologies session on CES’ carbon negative energy systems that combine bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BioCCS or BECCS, and opportunities for the state of California. 

The Central Valley Summit brings together Valley growers, researchers, experts, biomass industry representatives, scientists, representatives from new and developing technology vendors, and other Valley stakeholders to advance new and existing cost-effective clean alternatives to open burning of agricultural waste.  Learn more here:  www.valleyair.org/cvsummit/

CES Joins EPRI-Led Research Team to Conduct Initial Assessment of Large-Scale Carbon Storage in California

CES has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to conduct an initial assessment of the development of a commercial-scale, integrated carbon capture and storage facility in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. The preliminary feasibility study will investigate technical, economic, social, and regulatory challenges and solutions related to the development of a large-scale facility that can safely store over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The work is being funded under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise initiative, which seeks to help mitigate CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. 

A brief project summary may be found on the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s website here:  www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/project-information/projFE0029489

CES Presents on Wood Waste to Power at A&WMA’s Annual Technical Conference in Bakersfield

The Golden Empire Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) held their 25th Annual Technical Conference this week in Bakersfield, California. The conference celebrated 25 years of progress and looked to a future of continued promotion of global environmental responsibility and increased effectiveness of organizations’ ability to make critical decisions that benefit society. Rebecca Hollis, CES’ Business Development Manager, presented on CES’ carbon negative biomass power cycle and how it could help solve multiple issues facing California’s Central Valley such as poor air quality, the disposal of large amounts of agricultural waste, and the revitalization of idled biomass resources. 

The A&WMA organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, public education and outreach to more than 13,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Golden Empire Chapter of the A&WMA serves California’s San Joaquin Valley and consists of members from the manufacturing, chemical, agriculture and oil and gas industries as well as numerous local government agencies.  Learn more here:  www.awma-goldenempire.org

CES is Conducting a Feasibility Study into the Development and Deployment of Carbon Negative "BioCCS" Power Plants

CES is investigating the deployment of new advanced carbon negative power plants into the California energy market. These plants use CES’ proven oxy-fuel combustion technology to burn a gasified biomass fuel to produce clean steam to power turbines.  The plant then captures and permanently sequesters more than 99% of the produced carbon, effectively pulling carbon dioxide from the air and cleaning the atmosphere. CES plans to first deploy a small-scale commercial “BioCCS” plant at its Kimberlina Facility located in the southern central valley before deploying a fleet of these new advanced carbon negative plants across the state.  To learn more about CES’ BioCCS development efforts see our carbon negative energy page.

A new brochure is now available outlining CES Technology options for Heavy Oil Applications

An informational  brochure is now available outlining CES' available technology options for Heavy Oil Applications. CES produces high quality Gas Generators and Reheaters, while HEXCES, a division of CES, produces Compact Platelet Heat Exchangers (CPHXs). These technologies can be combined in a variety of configurations depending on customer need. Check out the brochure here.

CES Speaks at CEM7 Parallel Session on Carbon Management

CES was invited to speak at a parallel session to this year’s Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) on Carbon Management via carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Hosted by the Global CCS Institute, the focus on the session was on “How CCUS Can Enable Renewables.” CES’ Business Development Manager, Rebecca Hollis, spoke on CES’ new carbon negative power cycle that combines bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BioCCS or BECCS, and opportunities in the state of California. 

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.  More information is available here:  cem7.org/