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Calendar of events

2003 International Conference on Energy and Environment
22 - 24 May 2003, Shanghai, China

2003 European Geothermal Conference 2003
25 - 30 May 2003; Szeged, Hungary

International Cogeneration, Combined Cycle & Environment Conference & Exhibition
26 - 27 May 2003; Swissotel, Istanbul, Turkey

2003 Cogeneration Weeks in ASEAN
27 - 29 May 2003, Singapore

ISES World Congress 2003 (The 26th Solar World Congress of International Solar Energy Society
14 - 19 June 2003, Svenska M�ssan Congress Center, G�teborg, Sweden

2003 European Wind Energy Conference
16 - 20 June 2003; Madrid, Spain

PoweRisk 2003
Developing Key Risk Mitigation Strategies To Lower Exposure And Increase Returns To Your Asian Power Investments)
25 - 26 June 2003; Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Waterpower XIII: Advancing Technology for Sustainable Energy
29 - 31 July 2003, Buffalo Convention Center, New York

Power Generation World 2003
18 - 20 August 2003, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia

BIOENERGY 2002: International Nordic Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition
02 - 05 September 2003; Jyvaskyla Paviljonki, Jyvaskyla Fair and Congress Centre - Finland

23 - 25 September 2003, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Power Generation World Korea 2003
29 September - 01 October 2003, The Westin, Chosun, Seoul, South Korea

In the News

Netherlands Approves 18 Climate Projects

On March 13, 2003, Pieter van Geel, State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the Nethrlands, has approved 18 climate projects in developing countries, aiming to cut CO2 emissions by over 16 megatons. The Netherlands will buy these reductions and use them to meet part of its own reduction commitments. All 18 projects focus on sustainable energy and clean technologies and will take place in Bolivia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Jamaica and Panama. The projects were selected in the context of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as set out in the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. With the approval of 18 projects the contracting phase of the CERUPT tender is completed. These projects will now be submitted to the CDM Executive Board of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), for approval and registration, so that transaction of emission reductions can take place.
Source: Senter International <>

Malaysia Goes for Mini Hydro Power Plants

The Ministry of Energy in Kuala Lumpur has approved four mini hydro power projects in peninsular Malaysia being developed by local company Ingress. The proposed plants have a total capacity of 4.8MW, and development must start by the end of January 2005. The projects still need a generation license and a power purchase agreement to be finalised before they can go ahead.
Source: Renewable Energy World (March-April 2003), via ACE <

Two Bioenergy Plants for Thailand

Alstom Power has been awarded contracts for two large scale bioenergy plants in Thailand. The two 40-MW plants being developed for Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation will both be fired by bagasse, rice husks and other wood waste. They will provide process steam and power to nearby sugar mills, and sell surplus electricity to national grid. Based on a similar design to a plant in Queensland, Australia, the facilities should be operational early in 2004.
Source: Renewable Energy World (March-April 2003), via ACE <>


Uni. of Karlsruhe Builds Biogas Combustion Burner

As part of a combined project to investigate the economic advantages of biogas and solar power electricity, the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, has designed and constructed a biogas combustion burner. As part of the drive to reduce costs from �11.000/kW to �5.000/kW (US$12.000/kW to US$5.453/kW), a biogas combustion engine was developed to provide electricity in poor weather conditions. The Biogas Swirl combustion engine is set to provide a more stabilized level of electrical generation. Swirl combustion burners are able to operate on propane, natural gas and biogas.
Source: Solar Access, 02 April 2003 <>

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