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HHP Summit 2016: Two Weeks Away

September 23, 2016 in biomethane, CNG, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Electric Drive, Emissions, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, new products, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth Annual High Horsepower Natural Gas Event
Takes Place at McCormick Chicago October 11-13:
Mines See ‘Value Proposition Offered by Natural Gas’

The fifth edition of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit – the only conference and exhibition dedicated to the use of natural gas as a fuel for improving the economic and environmental performance of large engines across the major markets, takes place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The HHP Summit brings participants get detailed knowledge about natural gas as a fuel for equipment operators wishing to reduce their costs, improve their environmental performance, and comply with air quality regulations. The HHP Summit is the only gathering serving the common interests of the various HHP sectors.

Natural Gas for Mines

Organizer and HHP Insight publisher GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates has just released the latest in a series of sector-specific articles, detailing the progress of natural gas fuel in the mining sector.

Cameron Brown of Western Copper & Gold, Brendan Marshall of the Canadian Mining Association, Steve Igoe of Caterpillar and Larry Davey of Teck Resources are to discuss the use of natural gas in mining at HHP Summit 2016 in Chicago.

Cameron Brown of Western Copper & Gold, Brendan Marshall of the Canadian Mining Association, Steve Igoe of Caterpillar and Larry Davey of Teck Resources are to discuss the use of natural gas in mining at HHP Summit 2016 in Chicago. Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 agenda.

Several new initiatives for liquefied natural gas for mine vehicles and onsite power generation were disclosed in recent weeks, “a clear sign of the value proposition offered by natural gas in this HHP segment.”

Among the recent examples,

  • Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF) has signed an MOU with the Vancouver-based Casino Mining Corporation – which is owned by Western Copper and Gold – and Selwyn Chihong Mining group to supply LNG to mine projects in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A new LNG production plant with 600,000 gallons per day of total capacity will be constructed in British Columbia to serve the mining operations. These LNG fueled mining projects will reduce a total of 255,000 tons of CO2 emissions compared to what would otherwise be diesel-fueled operations.
  • GFS Corp (“Gaseous Fuel Systems”)has extended its range of dual fuel kits, already available for certain Caterpillar and Komatsu mine haul trucks, to the Caterpillar 785 truck and model 9920 wheel loaders. GFS just announced a double-digit order, with deliveries to commence in January as the driver for the new kits.
  • Teck Resources is testing six dual fuel LNG haul trucks at its steelmaking coal operation in British Columbia, with fuel being sourced locally in BC.
  • Arch Coal and Alpha Coal West – two of the largest operators in the famed Powder River Basin in Wyoming – have both run LNG demonstration projects in their haul truck operations in the last several years.
  • Barrick Gold is converting the fuel supply at the power plant that provides electricity to its Pueblo Viejo Mine in the Dominican Republic. LNG is replacing heavy fuel oil there and is reducing operating costs with a minimal capital investment. The company additionally plans to convert the fuel supply at its lime kilns to LNG by 2017.
  • Wellgreen Platinum has deployed GE Jenbacher gas engines for a complete power generation and transmission network operating from a nickel-copper mining project in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Ferus supplies the LNG to power these generators, which will also allow Yukon communities to benefit from this lower-cost fuel.
  • Stornoway Diamond Corporation has procured LNG from Gaz Metro, which will truck the fuel to its Quebec mine. Natural gas will be used to fuel the gas generator sets at the Renard Diamond Project’s power plant.
  • Omya Industries has replaced fuel oil with LNG at its quarry in Vermont, with its massive LNG fuel storage facility provided by Chart Industries. The manufacturer of calcium carbonate will utilize LNG to produce heat for industrial processes, and has contracted with Casella to employ a fleet of LNG ore trucks to haul stones from the quarry.

“Progressive mining customers understand the long-term benefits of a natural gas pathway and are increasing moving to this low emission and low and stable cost energy source,” GNA says.

Deep Experience

“Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations,” GNA says.

'Casino is poised to be the premier copper-gold mine in Canada and the flagship mine for the Yukon,' says Western Copper and Gold.

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels has signed agreements to supply LNG fuel to power two new mine projects in northwest Canada (HHP Insight, September 21).

The GNA team draws on insight gathered from more than 20 years of clean transportation and energy consulting experience. “We’ve worked side by side with high horsepower and natural gas innovators to pioneer North America’s largest and most forward-thinking clean fuel projects,” the company adds.

‘No Longer Conceptual’

“The past few years have shown us that this is an idea whose time has certainly come,” GNA says: “discussions are no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice.

“By collaborating to drive infrastructure development, technology and engine advancements, and the creation of up-to-date regulations and policies, all high horsepower sectors stand to benefit economically.”

HHP Sector Updates

In addition to the just published Unearthing Opportunities for Cost Savings & Emission Reductions on mining, GNA has prepared brief reports citing key examples of natural gas utilization in the high horsepower sector:

Rail: All Aboard: Gas Locomotive Projects Continue to Gain Steam

LNG Marine Fuel: A Real Hot Spot for a Cold Fuel

No Pipeline, No Problem: How Utilities are Reaching New Customers with Less Groundwork

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2017.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2016.

The three-day HHP Summit conference will provide insight on:

  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a traditional natural gas pipeline;
  • recently identified opportunities to deliver LNG to 23 power generation and 58 industrial customers in Canada’s North, projects that will result in $2.1 billion in cost savings and more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions;
  • insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of an off-pipeline natural gas remote power generation and industrial projects;
  • how ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors;
  • an overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results; and
  • efforts to supply lower carbon LNG to the HHP market via innovative LNG production plants powered by renewable energy and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) sources.

HHP Summit 2016 value registration ends October 7.

View the HHP Summit 2016 Agenda

Download the HHP Summit 2016 Event Overview

HHP Summit info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552 or 310-314-1934 (GNA main); or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]

More HHP Summit 2016 contacts at GNA

Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.

Source: GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHPi follow-up

HHP Summit 2016 Full Speaker Roster

September 14, 2016 in CHP/combined heat & power, CNG, Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chicago Event Will ‘Showcase the Important Progress and
Continued Momentum Across the Range of HHP Segments’

Organizers of next month’s 2016 High Horsepower Summit have released the full speaker roster for the event taking place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The item was initially posted on September 9.
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HHP Summit 2016: Scant Weeks Away

August 29, 2016 in biomethane, CNG, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Electric Drive, Emissions, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, new products, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth Annual High Horsepower Natural Gas Event
Takes Place at McCormick Chicago October 11-13:
‘What Was Once Theory Is Now Becoming Practice’

The fifth edition of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit – the only conference and exhibition dedicated to the use of natural gas as a fuel for improving the economic and environmental performance of large engines across the major markets, takes place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2017.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2016.

The HHP Summit brings participants get detailed knowledge about natural gas as a fuel for equipment operators wishing to reduce their costs, improve their environmental performance, and comply with air quality regulations.

It is the only gathering serving the common interests of the various HHP sectors. Marine, rail, mining and energy E&P operators all need the latest information on engine and equipment technology and availability, on the markets for fuel and fuel delivery systems, the issue of compressed versus liquefied natural gas, and regulatory and policy issues.

Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 event overview (direct PDF link)

Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 event overview (direct PDF link). HHP Summit 2016 takes place October 11-13 in Chicago.

Deep Experience

“Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations,” says organizer (and HHP Insight publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

The GNA team draws on insight gathered from more than 20 years of clean transportation and energy consulting experience. “We’ve worked side by side with high horsepower and natural gas innovators to pioneer North America’s largest and most forward-thinking clean fuel projects,” the company says.

‘No Longer Conceptual’

“The past few years have shown us that this is an idea whose time has certainly come,” GNA says: “discussions are no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice.

“Early adopters of natural gas technologies are realizing the tremendous synergies that exist across the marine, rail, mining, drilling, pressure pumping, and stationary power generation sectors,” GNA notes.

“By collaborating to drive infrastructure development, technology and engine advancements, and the creation of up-to-date regulations and policies, all high horsepower sectors stand to benefit economically.”

HHP Sector Updates

GNA has prepared brief reports citing key examples of natural gas utilization:

Rail: All Aboard: Gas Locomotive Projects Continue to Gain Steam

LNG Marine Fuel: A Real Hot Spot for a Cold Fuel

No Pipeline, No Problem: How Utilities are Reaching New Customers with Less Groundwork

The three-day HHP Summit conference will provide insight on:

  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a traditional natural gas pipeline;
  • recently identified opportunities to deliver LNG to 23 power generation and 58 industrial customers in Canada’s North, projects that will result in $2.1 billion in cost savings and more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions;
  • insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of an off-pipeline natural gas remote power generation and industrial projects;
  • how ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors;
  • an overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results; and
  • efforts to supply lower carbon LNG to the HHP market via innovative LNG production plants powered by renewable energy and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) sources.

HHP Summit 2016 value registration ends October 7.

View the HHP Summit 2016 Agenda

Download the HHP Summit 2016 Event Overview

HHP Summit info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552 or 310-314-1934 (GNA main); or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]

More HHP Summit 2016 contacts at GNA

Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.

Source: GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHPi follow-up

HHP Summit 2016 Overview Released

July 20, 2016 in Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Rail, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Speakers to Be Announced in Coming Weeks,
And You Can Still Propose a Presentation Too

Organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2016 have released an excellent event overview for the conference and exposition taking place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. A detailed roster of speakers is to be released in the next two weeks.

Click image or here to download the new HHP Summit 2016 preview and preliminary agenda.

Click image or here to download the new HHP Summit 2016 preview and preliminary agenda.

The HHP Summit is the only event to focus on natural gas for marine, rail, mining and energy E&P applications – all of which share engine and equipment development, supply chain, and regulatory concerns.

Discounted registrations are available until August 19, and you can still submit an abstract for a conference presentation.

Natural Gas Is Gaining

Summit organizer (and HHP Insight publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates invites HHP professionals to come to Chicago to learn how natural gas continues to gain market share in marine, mining, rail, drilling & pressure pumping applications.

The key themes for this year’s HHP Summit include

  • increasing environmental drivers, including criteria pollutant reductions, carbon pricing, and sustainability;
  • the advantage of fuel price stability, predictability and risk mitigation as oil prices climb in the near term;
  • integrated customer solutions, improved supplier performance and strategic partnerships; and
  • significant investment and market momentum from the Caribbean to the northern Yukon..
Caterpillar, Chart, and Pivotal LNG are returning as Presenting Sponsors.

Caterpillar, Chart, and Pivotal LNG are returning as Presenting Sponsors.

GNA is accepting abstracts for conference presentations until July 29.

HHP Summit 2016 Agenda || HHP Summit 2016 Registration

HHP Summit 2016 Contacts || HHP Summit 2016 Call for Papers

Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.

Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHP Insight follow-up

Ener-Core License to Dresser-Rand

July 1, 2016 in Companies, Distributed Power by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact Allows Siemens Unit to Manufacture the Power Oxidizer

Ener-Core, Inc. has taken its relationship with Dresser-Rand to a new level, signing a licensing agreement allowing Dresser-Rand (which is a unit of Siemens Power and Gas) to manufacture Ener-Core’s Power Oxidizers. Power Oxidizer technology allows up to 4 megawatts of electricity to be produced on-site using waste and low-quality gases, “from a wide variety of industries,” as fuel.
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HHP Summit 2016: Call for Papers

June 28, 2016 in Biofuels, CNG, Distributed Power, E&P Operations, HHP Summit 2016, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Abstracts for October Conference Due on July 29

Organizers of this year’s High Horsepower (HHP) Summit have issued a call for papers for the conference scheduled for October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
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Ener-Core FSAT for the KG2-3GEF/PO

June 10, 2016 in Distributed Power, Industrial, Milestones, new products, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Generates Clean Power from Waste & Low-Quality Gases,
The First Production Units Are Destined for Pacific Ethanol

Ener-Core has initiated a full-scale acceptance test (FSAT) connecting its first-ever 2-megawatt “Power Oxidizer” with the Siemens/Dresser-Rand KG2-3G gas turbine, paving the way for the generation of large amounts of power from poor quality gases.
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Capstone for Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia

April 20, 2016 in CHP/combined heat & power, Companies, Distributed Power, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eight C1000 Signature Units via Distributor Serba Dinamik,
Plus a C200 for Gas Recovery and Flare Reduction in Oman

Capstone Turbine said last week that its distributor Serba Dinamik has secured multiple orders in Indonesia and Malaysia for eight of Capstone’s one-megawatt C1000 Signature units.
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Capstone Notches Three New Int’l Sales

April 6, 2016 in CHP/combined heat & power, Companies, Distributed Power by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Turbines for Kazakhstan Pipeline, and for Columbia and Libya

Capstone Turbine has reported a bevy of international sales, including an order for its microtubines for a Kazakhstan pipeline project last week, for a repeat customer in Colombia on Monday, and for an oil field project in Libya today.
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Quantum for $8.4m Q-VP650 Order

February 24, 2016 in CNG, Distributed Power, Industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multi-Cylinder Trailer Orders for XNG Virtual Pipeline

Quantum Fuel Systems has disclosed a purchase order from Xpress Natural Gas for $8.4 million worth of compressed natural gas equipment for XNG’s “virtual pipeline” services – and said that the deal includes options for 20 additional trailers worth $13 million more.
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