Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dear friends! Altenergy team thanks you for your trust and cooperation in 2020. Every day we tried to become better to ensure maximum efficiency of your enterprises!

We wish you the realization of all opportunities, joy, good health and support in the New year! Let 2021 decorate your life with bright good events that will pop up in your memory for a very long time causing a smile!

Merry Christmas and happy New year!

Altenergy congratulates on World Wind Day!

This year marks 25 years since the first installation of wind generators in Latvia.

Today, June 15, World Wind Day is celebrated in every corner of the planet. The initiators of the holiday in 2007 were the European Wind Energy Association and the World Wind Energy Council.

Our team congratulates you on such an unusual holiday and sincerely fulfills its mission – protect the environment.

Wind power benefits:

  • “green” energy, which does not have a negative impact on the environment;
  • bird recognition technologies developed;
  • reduced noise “pollution” and flicker from rotating turbine blades.

In our country, according to the national plan for energy and climate for 2021-2030, it is planned to install wind generators that will be able to generate 800 MW of energy.

According to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance study, in 30 years, 49.9% of all electricity in the world will be generated from green energy – wind and sun.

Generate energy from everything, and we will help you with this!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear friends!

Altenergy wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2020 Year!

We thank you for your cooperation and are always open to new! Wish you good luck in business, stability and vivid emotions. Let this coming year be filled with prosperity and contentment! With appreciation for your business and with warmest wishes for a happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

“Green” energy: change awaits Latvia

What is the situation now?

At the moment, the share of renewable energy in the final consumption is relatively high and amounts to 40%. In the EU this indicator is higher only in two countries – Sweden and Finland and the latter is officially recognized as the best state since it does more useful and also does less harm to the environment.

In 2019, the Government of Latvia deprived of support for 16 renewable energy plants, namely power plants. 176 power plants received warnings and 22 power plants assessed the excessiveness of compensation.

What are the plans for 2030?

According to Andrei Apanyuk, Director of the Sustainable Energy Department of the Ministry of Economy, for 10 years Latvia is obliged to increase the share of renewable energy from 40% to 50%, in the transport sector – 10% (also according to the national climate and energy plan it is necessary to ensure at least 3,5% of modern biofuels).

In addition, it is planned to carry out operational renovation of buildings and thereby reduce energy consumption to 100 kWh/m2 per year. The last global goal is to reduce the share of imports in local consumption by up to 30%.

How to achieve the goal?

In order to achieve positive results, tax measures are needed that motivate green energy.

“The one who pollutes pays”. This principle means the following: energy consumers and users of the transport industry will incur additional costs. Programs to use alternative fuel and reduce private cars in development but there are suspicions that the likelihood of additional costs for the population is high.

Sweden meets its renewable energy goals ASAP

Sweden’s going to provide renewable and affordable energy by 2030. Now it is on track tp meet the goals a little ahead of schedule. The Swedish Wind Power Association (SWPA) says its members are to generate 18 terawatt-hours of electricity every year by the end of 2018, making it possible for the nation to reach its renewable energy goals 12 years early.

In 2015, Sweden joined to develop the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The plan traditionally covered four global divisions: humanitarian development, environmental sustainability, long-term economic planning and advancing peace. Sweden developed a 17-part plan to end poverty, provide clean water and sanitation and combat global climate change.

Many of the plans are still in progress, however, one could be achieved in 2018. Representing Sweden’s wind energy industry, the SWPA projects the number of wind turbines alone could provide clean and affordable power to the nation as soon as December.

The organization says, amount of wind turbines by the end of year will fulfill two goals of the Swedish energy plan: ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy service and substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

If the energy industry hits the projections, the future is bright for the Nordic nation. The additional power boost comes as demand for energy access is set to spike. According to the International Energy Agency, electricity needs could jump by up to 37 percent worldwide over the next 22 years. To help developing nations answer their electricity needs, Sweden’s next major milestones are to double renewable energy efficiency rates, partner with other countries to improve renewable energy and supply energy to the world’s least developed nations and islands.

BASF investigates establishment of second Verbund site in China

Our partners, chemical concern BASF investigates an option to establish the second Verbund site in Chinese South province of Guangdong. Lately, representatives of BASF’s Board of Executive Directors and the province’s authorities undersigned a non-binding Memorandum of understanding.

China remains a leader on the global chemical  market (excl. pharma) by manufacturing around 40% of  products. On the other hand, BASF is in a good and stable position in China. There are 25 plants, a range of sales offices as well as Innovations Campus in Shanghai.

Guangdong province is home to customers from these key industries, as well as other fast-growing industries. With more than 110 million residents, Guangdong is the most populous province in China. Its gross domestic product, currently growing at 7% annually, already exceeds that of Spain and will soon have reached that of South Korea.

Prelimenary, it is planned to start-up a steam cracker plant with 1 mln tons of ethylene pro year capacity as a core of the new cluster. BASF intends to implement a comprehensive smart manufacturing concept based on cutting-edge technologies. In the future, customers based in South China would be supplied from this high-tech Verbund site. Investments can reach $10 bln until 2030 and the first plantsare to be started up not later than 2026. So BASF has a little left to do before taking a final decision. The next step is to be a pre-feasibility study. In case, results are satisfactory we will see a brand new smart Verbund soon.

“Hack the wind” or birth of alternative energy innovations

For more than two decades, hackathons are great events for exploring innovations and proffessionals’ networking. Consequentially, they crossed IT borders. WindEurope conference announced that they are partnering to host a joint hackathon for a second consecutive year. Hack the Wind aims to help shape the future of wind energy by facilitating the development of innovative new technologies.

Participants in the hackathon, held at the WindEurope Conference 2018, will be split into teams – all competing for a share of a €20,000 prize. To be awarded this prize, participants will have to propose innovative and implementable solutions to the challenges promoted by the event partners. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will have the participants working on Blockchain applications for hybrid systems optimisation, while EDP Renewables will propose a challenge related to predictive maintenance and Operation and Maintenance Optimization.

The teams will be judged by a panel of C-level representatives of the event partners and the best innovators will get the opportunity to pitch their ideas and showcase their solutions at the Global Wind Summit.

Last year’s Hack the Wind was attended by more than 80 participants and saw Jungle AI and Smart Turbine Management hack their way to a €7,000 prize each. A further €5,000 was awarded to TRM Systems and Vento due to the judges’ belief in their potential to convert their innovations into viable long-term businesses.

Alternative energy doesn’t give up looking for alternatives blockchain technology and hackathon form seem to be prospective ones. So we are looking forward to Hack the wind results that let us and range of enterprises get even better!

Alfa Laval supplies Euro 120 Million Energy Efficiency Order to China

Our partner Alfa Laval is a recognized world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling. Recently, the company has won an order to supply large heat exchangers to a petrochemical plant in China. The order has a value of approximately Euro 120 million. It comprises of OLMI Welded Heat Exchangers, with deliveries scheduled for 2018 and 2019. The equipment to be used to recover and reuse energy in different steps in the chemical process of producing components for polystyrene production.

Alfa Laval offers an extensive product range of heat exchangers that are all highly efficient and thereby contribute to huge energy savings. In addition, every year they save a lot of CO2 emissions which is beneficial to the society and ecology.

BASF at Achema 2018

ACHEMA 2018 is an annual exhibition dedicated to technologies and innovations in chemical industry. It starts today in Frankfurt am Main. Our partner company, BASF, will be there this week at Stand C37 in Hall 8. It will present selected products, services, and innovations in high-pressure and surface technologies as well as additive manufacturing.

We have already published news on 3D technologies developed by BASF. You have a perfect option to check them out within Achema. Moreover, we expect demonstration of products developed by equipment division of the corporation. There will be a cross-section of a T-emergency valve used as a safety device for LDPE (low-density polyethylene) plants. The valve with a nominal width of 89 mm is suitable for pressures of up to 3600 bar. Although it weighs around two tons, the valve can be opened or closed in less than 200 milliseconds. BASF develops and supplies safety equipment for the entire LDPE process at a PE producer, making a significant contribution to the safety of its production facilities.

Worldwide, BASF runs more than 40 of its own high-pressure plants at more than 325 bar. It remains to be the only manufacturer to operate the high-pressure components in its own production plants. In addition to high-pressure equipment, fittings, and pipes, the company’s extensive portfolio includes measurement and control components for chemical processes at pressures of up to 3600 bar.

You can find solutions for your business at Achema till the 15th of June.