Northstar Endeavors Partners with IntelStor to Accelerate Segmented Tower Technology Adoption

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Northstar Endeavors LLC signs agreement with IntelStor LLC to provide IP brokering services of Northstar’s segmented wind turbine tower technology.

We’re pleased to be partnered with IntelStor on this project, and this technology has been developed for more than a decade and proven through the installation of a prototype.”

— Jeff Willis, President of Northstar Endeavors

OMAHAN, NEBRASKA, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Northstar Endeavors LLC (“Northstar”) of Omaha, Nebraska has signed an agreement with IntelStor LLC to provide services related to the commercial adoption of Northstar’s segmented wind turbine tower technology.

The wind turbine tower market has long been dominated by conventional conical steel tube towers. As the industry seeks to exploit lower speed wind regimes with an emerging generation of larger wind turbines, new solutions for an economical wind turbine tower that is both tall and transportable will be required.

The benefit of the Northstar design is that it can be factory pre-assembled in segments and shipped to a project site on standard flatbed trucks instead of extra-long, heavy hauler trucks typically required for a conventional wind turbine tower. This eliminates the need for special permits and eliminates the need for height restrictions for bridges and tunnels during tower transport. That opens up the economic viability of more wind turbine project sites globally by reducing total installed cost.

Recent independent research indicates that the total transportation and installed cost of a segmented tower can actually be significantly less costly than other commercial solutions due largely to these lower transportation costs. For truck transport, the logistics cost on a segmented tower can actually be between 50 – 80% cheaper than a conical steel tube tower of the same hub height due to the avoidance of heavy haulers in favor of standard flatbed trucks which require no special permits.

The savings on the transportation costs are further augmented by the reduction in installed costs which can add up to an additional 14 – 23% depending on project site logistics and tower height. In spite of some need for on-site tower assembly, the pre-fabricated tower segments are simple to manipulate and do not require construction personnel to be suspended at height to complete any fittings.

Additionally, due to the segmentation of the tower, the tower base diameter can be allowed to expand between 6 – 8 meters depending on hub height. This wider base allows for better loads distribution and less material usage, which can lead to a cost savings which is upwards of 12 – 18% versus a conventional conical steel tube tower of the same height.

This can result in a total cost reduction of between 31 – 48% for a reference tower with hub heights of 120 – 160 meters using Northstar technology versus a steel tube tower or concrete / steel tube hybrid tower of the same hub height.

“We’re pleased to be partnered with IntelStor on this project, and this technology has been developed for more than a decade and proven through the installation of a prototype,” says Jeff Willis, President of Northstar Endeavors. “Our DNV GL certified design for a hub height of 80 meters allows us to serve as a bankable, verifiable option for the next decade of global wind energy growth.” The Northstar tower technology is scalable for hub heights above 160 meters, which will become more common as project developers seek to repower projects or install new wind turbines which are 5MW plus.

According to the agreement, IntelStor will be responsible for pursuing a technology license or asset acquisition agreement with a technology commercialization partner. Negotiations are already underway with interested parties, including tower vendors, wind turbine OEMs as well as EPC contractors in multiple countries. Additional companies who are interested in the technology can contact IntelStor at http://www.intelstor.com/nda for a deal prospectus.

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The Political Animal: Wayne Pacelle: American Horseracing at a Crossroads

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Wayne Pacelle

The Super Bowl will be live broadcast to as many as 100 million people in early February, demonstrating again the immense popularity of the football in America. It’s maintained stratospheric levels of popularity even though it’s courted criticism and controversy, including over head injuries and cognitive dysfunction suffered by players of this generation and preceding ones.

While there are plenty of moms who won't let their kids play football because of the health risks, stadiums are packed and so many millions of us tune in during the regular season and the playoffs. Even the Super Bowl commercials — with their often clever and humorous themes and high-production values — will count tens of millions of live and online viewers and are an entertaining sideshow hitched to the sports spectacle.

It’s a mighty different circumstance for horse racing. In terms of fan enthusiasm, attendance at events, television audience, and advertising, there’s no comparison. The industry's fortunes are waning. Perhaps the biggest thing horse racing and football have in common are the head injuries, with the jockeys suffering their fair share of blows to the brain when they and their mounts tumble on the dirt or the turf.

Sir Barton became the first horse, in 1919, to claim the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing. Back in those days, winning three marquee races back to back was a major cultural moment, and horse racing was ascendant. It gave people hope after the trauma of World War I and gave kids something to dream about.

It survives today partly because major gambling companies — originally just based in Las Vegas and Atlantic City — expanded their footprint by cutting deals to offer casino-style wagering at the tracks. These co-located operations offered slots, blackjack, roulette, and other games of chance and traditional racing, with some of the take from the casino gambling augmenting the purse money for tracks and often keeping the lights on above the oval raceway.

But at many of these "racino" operations, it’s become a tale of two cities. The card tables are often full and the slot machines blinking and blinging and buzzing on the inside, while at the outdoor venue, the horses and their jockeys heave and hurtle down the track in front of nearly empty bleachers.

The Triple Crown races still make it into the Sports Pages of America's major dailies. But the appeal is waning and the interest in the highest-profile horse racing events crests and falls very quickly, and horse racing is soon forgotten until the next Kentucky Derby. Few young people are attracted to the sport, and the fan base seems finite and it is aging, graying, and male.

There are many causes for this decline – which has been even far less acute than the precipitous decline in greyhound racing — but one of them surely is the treatment of the animals.

That’s especially the case at the minor-league tracks, with their aging infrastructure, stale and smoke-filled haunts, and dreary atmosphere. The horses who fill the cards at these tracks are, more often than not, running for their lives. When they’re not in the money, the horses are all too often walked up the ramp of a trailer driven by a kill-buyers and taken on a long, one-way trip to the abattoir.

They are bound for Canada and Mexico where small businesses slaughter horses for export. They butcher them and shrink-wrap the meat, and then sell the slabs to buyers in Italy, France, Belgium, and Japan for the small set of people interested in that breed of meat.

But that's not the only problem with American horse racing. American racetracks are turning into crash sites, with hundreds of horses are put down after suffering catastrophic injuries in competition. We don’t see football players dying on the field, and we shouldn’t have to see horses dying on the track at alarming rates.

In 2019, 38 horses died at Santa Anita Park, where The Breeders’ Cup was held in November. The calamitous season ended with the death of Mongolian Groom in the final championship race – just 200 yards from the finish line. Like most horses, he was running on drugs. And in recent weeks more deaths have occurred at Santa Anita and other tracks across America: Florida, Louisiana, and New York – sparking more national outrage from Americans, and more bad press.

Unlike the NFL — which has one set of rules for all the teams, athletes, trainers, and owners, no matter where they play — horseracing operates under an outdated, state-based, patchwork of medication rules even though it is a national industry. This balkanization of the sport creates confusion and risk for owners and trainers and contains gaps in rules and enforcement. The lax rules of some states continue to contribute to the multitude of deaths, and while many professional sports have taken crucial steps to rid their games of doping, the racing industry continues to peddle them.

But there are some fixes that have the potential to turn around the fortunes of the industry. One would be to pass the Safeguard American Food Exports Act, which would ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. American racetracks should not be a meeting place for horse trainers and kill buyers. Enacting this legislation would foist the responsibility on owners and trainers to provide lifetime care for horses. We expect that of pet owners, and it’s the least we should expect of horse owners.

A second critical step is to pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. Introduced by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., with 229 cosponsors, and U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Martha McSally, R-Ariz., with 25 cosponsors, it would greatly improve regulatory standards, ban the use of medication on race day, and level the playing field for everyone invested in horseracing — our horses, jockeys, trainers, owners and fans alike.

The bill’s backed by a broad base of industry players, including members of the Coalition for Horseracing Integrity, which range from The Jockey Club, The Stronach Group, The Belmont, The Breeders' Cup, Water, Hay, Oats Alliance, racetracks and animal protection groups.

The bill seeks to protect American racehorses through the establishment of a national, uniform standard for drugs and medication in horse racing. It would also grant drug rulemaking, testing, and enforcement oversight to a private, non-profit, self-regulatory independent organization managed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) – the governing body that runs the Olympic anti-doping program.

In the past one hundred years since Sir Barton claimed the Triple Crown, there have been only twelve others that have achieved the same – including legends like War Admiral and Secretariat – some doped and some not. The 2018 winner Justify was one that ran on drugs, and he’s been plagued by bad press since the facts came to light last year. Justify failed a drug test after winning the Santa Anita Derby in 2018 – a qualifier that preceded the sweep of The Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.

American horseracing is addicted to drugs, and it’s time for a Congressional intervention. The reformers within the industry, including the Jockey Club, have it right, and we applaud Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of a key Energy and Commerce subcommittee, for announcing a hearing on the bill on Tuesday.

Horses are the center of the enterprise of American horse racing, and care of horses should logically be their priority. They are showing the way forward for the industry, and if their proposed reforms are not adopted, it's not hard to imagine that the sparse crowds at the tracks will further erode and the handle will all but vanish. And the next generation that the industry needs to survive will treat the enterprise as a pariah rather than a form of entertainment and sport that they can responsibly enjoy.

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3 Great Reasons to Tint Your Vehicle

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This article highlights great reasons to tint your vehicle.

Taking your cars image to the next level!”

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LEVITTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 3 Benefits to Window Tinting a Car

The benefits of tinting your car windows go much further than just making your car look cool. There are a variety of different tint films available made from an even greater variety of tint film manufacturers. Sometimes car buyers purchase custom window tint to make their car or truck look sharp, while others are seeking some of the benefits received from a tinted car.

First, the overall upgrade to the cars appearance really does bring a new cool, slick feel to the car when the right percentage is chosen to match the theme of the car tinted. No body wants to drive a fishbowl, where the driver is limited to absolutely zero privacy from the surrounding traffic. This leads us to the second advantage of window tint. Privacy! Tinting a car or truck offers great privacy if you select a darker film like a 5% line of tint. Finally, our last benefit is the energy or efficiency advantage your vehicle will obtain once the windows have been tinted by a professional window tinting shop in Levittown or the surrounding Bucks County area. To explain this advantage in greater depth, consider a vehicle owner who resides in a state that sees serious heat waves throughout the tail end of the spring and all summer long. Florida is a great example here, where on an average 90 degree day, the sun beating down on a car and its windows can heat the inside of the car up to a scorching 100 plus degree temperature making it unsafe and extremely uncomfortable for someone trying to cool down their car or just have the luxury of a car that stays cooler than the average car sitting in the hot sun. Studies show a car that has window tint does a much better job deflecting heat waves than a car without any tinted glass.
In conclusion, there are several great reasons to consider tinting your car, but their is a market supporting each different type of reason to tint your next vehicle.

At RSC Restyling, their window tinting specialists can help you get your next car tinted near one of their two great locations in Levittown, PA or Cherry Hill, NJ. In addition to tinting, they offer custom leather interiors and lift kit installations for customers looking to take their vehicles appearance to the next level.

For more information on RSC Restyling’s great products and services, please check out their website at https://www.rscrestyling.com today.

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Why Sodium-ion pouch cells could be the future of batteries in Wales

Sodium-ion pouch cells could lead the way in sustainable energy storage

Sodium-ion pouch cells could lead the way in sustainable energy storage

They may look like silver jiffy-bags, but pouch cell batteries are at the frontier of energy storage technology

They may look like silver jiffy-bags, but pouch cell batteries are at the frontier of energy storage technology

The Future of Batteries in Wales – Development of a Pouch Cell Assembly Line for Sodium-ion Batteries

We aim to manufacture large devices in sufficient quantity to commercially relevant scenarios, including the 'buildings as power stations' demonstrators in SPECIFIC at the University of Swansea.”

— Martin Boughtwood, Managing Director, Deregallera Limited

CAERPHILLY, SOUTH WALES, UNITED KINGDOM, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Welsh battery developer, Deregallera, has won a share of Welsh Government’s EU funded £63.4m SMART Cymru programme funding that will enable the Caerphilly based company to commission a pilot scale pouch cell production line for advanced sodium-ion batteries.

The project fills in the missing link between Deregallera conducting lab-scale materials discovery and commercial-scale battery manufacture; demonstrating their advanced materials in packaged cells conforming to industrial standard regulations in large, commercially relevant sized batteries.

Funded by SMART Cymru, which supports growth of Welsh industry by increased investment in research, development and innovation, the new pouch cell production line is anticipated to create a massive step-change in developing future-friendly, non-toxic and sustainable energy storage technologies by using sodium-ion instead of lithium.

Why Sodium-ion? As we race towards an all-electric future, we need to develop energy storage technologies that do not rely on toxic materials such as lithium and cobalt, which require energy intensive and environmentally destructive means of extraction and processing. Deregallera’s Chris Kavanagh, Materials Scientist and project lead explains:

“The drive for low carbon technologies has resulted in an explosion in demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, scarcity of lithium precursors and the spiralling costs both financial and environmental in sourcing cobalt, is driving demand for cleaner, safer battery chemistries.
“Sodium-ion is an abundant material. It is comparable to lithium in terms of battery operation and manufacture – with the added advantage that it can be discharged to zero volts, making it eminently safer to transport. Switching to sodium­ion based energy storage is viewed as a ‘drop-in’ technology to replace LIB without disrupting established manufacturing lines.”

Deregallera’s capability is excellent in materials discovery and development, allowing their materials research team to rapidly manufacture prototype battery and supercapacitor devices. The company’s flagship technology has matured through a host of InnovateUK funded awards, under the Faraday Battery Challenge programme, resulting in a suite of exciting electrode materials developed for sodium-ion batteries: An advanced composite material has been proven feasible during a funded collaborative R&D project, “Composite carbon electrodes for sodium-ion batteries” and is now being prepared for manufacture at scale under follow-on project, “Low-cost, scalable and agile synthesis routes for sodium-ion battery materials”. In parallel, a novel metamaterial is also being developed under “Advanced metamaterials for sodium-ion battery anodes”. Finally, the company’s supercapacitor material is being scaled, in partnership with bespoke cell manufacturer QinetiQ under grant award, “Dramatically extending 1st life via next generation battery management systems”.

With the new award from SMART Cymru, Deregallera’s path to commercialisation will be accelerated, allowing the firm to manufacture their advanced materials in packaged cells that conform to industrial standard regulations in large commercially relevant sized batteries.

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, whose portfolio includes research and innovation, said:

“Innovative projects like SMART Cymru provide wide benefits for the local economy, by creating jobs and contributing to sustainable growth. Establishing a pilot scale production line for sodium-ion batteries in South Wales will make the region a global spearhead for this exciting emerging technology.”

The project involves acquisition and commissioning of a pilot scale pouch cell production line in Deregallera’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Caerphilly. The class 100 clean room is to be converted into a ‘dry room’ to optimise processing of the moisture-sensitive sodium-ion into pouch cells, the most commercially relevant packaging solution for the company’s technology. Production of pouch cells will provide the right format for demonstrating excellent volumetric and gravimetric energy density of the devices.

Martin Boughtwood, Deregallera Managing Director, said:
“We aim to manufacture large devices in sufficient quantity to be introduced in to commercially relevant scenarios including the ‘buildings as power stations’ demonstrators in SPECIFIC at the University of Swansea.”

The UK is not currently a global leader in manufacture of battery materials at scale. However, the novel materials synthesis processes that Deregallera is developing could well provide an opportune moment to reshore the manufacture of advanced and sustainable battery technologies to the UK.

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Editors Notes

Deregallera is an exciting and progressive high-tech research and development company committed to reducing the environmental impact of modern society by exploring and evolving new materials and technologies for an all-electric future. Activities include materials discovery for energy storage in capacitor, supercapacitor, pseudocapacitor and battery systems, as well as developing a range of novel electric motors, generators and advanced control systems demonstrated by our full scale EV prototype (named “Yr Glanaf” – Welsh for “The Cleanest”).

Founded in 2010 by electric drives technology innovator and clean energy visionary, Martin Boughtwood, Deregallera employs 21 staff and has won grant awards under Innovate UK's highly competitive Faraday Challenge to develop a new Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) to extend the life of Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries by 50%. It has 23 filed patents to date.

The company works in partnership with leading scientists and development engineers from Cambridge, Southampton, Exeter, London South Bank, Queen Mary, Cardiff and Swansea universities and technology leaders such as QinetiQ, NPL, HPC Wales & Cymru and Dstl.

Welsh Government’s £63.4m SMART Cymru programme is backed by £27m of EU funds. SMART Cymru has supported more than 350 welsh businesses to date and is part of the wider EU funded SMART Suite of support, which provides advice and guidance through our team of SMART Innovation Specialists to help businesses find the right path for implementing their innovative ideas.

Wales is benefiting from around €2.4bn of EU Funding under the four Structural Funds Programmes for the period 2014-2020, including around €200m under the East Wales ERDF Programme1. These Programmes will focus on investments that can contribute to the creation of sustainable jobs and economic growth, with a concentration of resources in those areas where the greatest impact can be made.

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Animal Wellness Applauds House Committee for Upcoming Look at the Scandal of Doping in American Horse Racing

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Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby


The American people have lost their patience waiting on horseracing to wean itself from doping and medication abuse – it’s time for Congress to act.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Animal Wellness Action, the leading animal protection group working to advance the Horseracing Integrity Act on Capitol Hill, applauded the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Subcommittee on Consumer Commerce and Protection for scheduling a hearing to look at the problem of widespread doping of equine athletes in American horse racing. The Committee announced a hearing on the Horseracing Integrity Act, which has a majority of House members as cosponsors and would set up a new regulatory system to end race-day doping of horses.

“The American people have lost their patience waiting on horseracing to wean itself from doping and medication abuse – it’s time for Congress to act,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action. “We applaud the leadership, dedication, and tireless work of Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) to advance this legislation that will end doping, save equine lives, and help bring integrity back to the sport.”

“Over the last couple of years, the horse racing world has experienced some alarming deaths that call into question the health and safety of racehorses,” said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman, Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Subcommittee Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). “We are holding this hearing to explore legislation to protect racehorses, and their jockeys, across the country and ensure their health and safety is top of mind for all parties involved in the sport.”

The Horseracing Integrity Act, led by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Andy Barr (R-KY), and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Martha McSally (R-AZ), now with 229 House cosponsors and 25 Senate cosponsors, would take a tangible stride toward protecting American racehorses through the establishment of a national, uniform standard for drugs and medication in horse racing.

It would also grant drug rulemaking, testing, and enforcement oversight to a private, non-profit, self-regulatory independent organization overseen by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) – the governing body that administers the Olympic anti-doping program, at no cost to the taxpayer.

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Alternative Petroleum Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement for 15 African Countries

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We are very excited to be working with APPL to bring APT’s environmentally friendly technologies to the ECOWAS countries.”

— Steve G Stevanovich, APT Director

RENO, NEVADA, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alternative Petroleum Technologies Holdings Corp.("APT") has signed a distribution agreement with Alternative Petroleum & Power Ltd. (“APPL”) The distribution agreement covers the sales territory of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which include Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leonne and Senegal, amongst others. The distribution agreement covers the full range of APT technologies including its unique, patented, cost-saving Sulfex™ desulfurization process.

“We are honored to partner with APT to continue our eco-friendly, sustainable business mission while taking advantage of the Nigerian Federal Government’s gas liberalization policy” stated APPL Executive Director Alh Muawiyah Farouk.

“We are very excited to be working with APPL to bring APT’s environmentally friendly technologies to the ECOWAS countries.” stated APT Director, Steve G. Stevanovich.

APT's unique, patented, cost-saving Sulfex™ desulfurization process uses liquids, in a low pressure and low-temperature environment to achieve petroleum based fuel sulfur levels less than 10 ppm and produces a finished fuel ready for use. APT's Sulfex™ process is operationally much simpler than the HDS system currently used at refiners to desulfurize petroleum based fuels, making it considerably less expensive and much safer to use. The process has been independently validated by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Labs (www.anl.gov) and the initial mass balance of the plant has also been reviewed and confirmed by a global engineering firm.

Other additional APT technologies include proprietary Emulsion technologies that create stable mixtures of emulsified fuels, which contain varying percentages of water content. The emulsion technology can be applied to various base fuels in combination with water, creating a wide array of pollution reducing fuels. These fuels reduce both oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) pollution created during the combustion process. APT's Diesel Oil Emulsions (DOE), Fuel Oil Emulsions (FOE) and Residual Oil Emulsions (ROE) have proven significant emission benefits over diesel and significant advantages over "alternative fuels" because its use requires no engine modifications, uses existing diesel fuel oil infrastructure, and requires virtually no re-training of personnel.

About Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Inc.

Alternative Petroleum Technologies (APT) is an environmental technology company dedicated to comprehensive cost-effective solutions to environmental problems centering on the processing and usage of hydrocarbons. With more than 100 worldwide patents and patent applications, APT is the worldwide master licensee of the world's most extensive emulsified fuel technology platform.

Using its protected technologies, APT has developed products that provide economical ways to address the increasingly stringent environmental and emission regulations globally to:

• Remove as much as 99.9% reductions of all sulfur compounds found in existing high sulfur fuels and middle distillates sourced from various refineries;
• Enhance combustion efficiency of fuel oil for industrial furnaces and boilers;
• Substitute water for expensive light distillates (i.e. diesel) in producing heavy fuel oil (HFO);
• Reduce Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions, the key hurdle to global adoption of biofuel and biodiesel-based products; and
• Remove sulfur from petroleum in ways that are both more economical as well as more environmentally friendly than methods in current use.

For more information, please contact APT at info@altpetrol.com or by phone at +1 775 409 3951 or visit us online at www.altpetrol.com.

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Cleargistix Partners with Data Gumbo to Increase Digital Collaboration Between Oilfield Operators and Service Companies

MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cleargistix, a digital field ticketing solution focused on oilfield workflows today announced a partnership with Data Gumbo, the smart contract company building a network for tomorrow’s industrial leaders. Through this partnership, Cleargistix will deploy Data Gumbo’s massively interconnected blockchain network, GumboNet™, as an additional data path, to drive digital collaboration for the benefit of oilfield operators and service companies.

“In this uncertain commodity pricing environment, operators and service companies must look for ways to work collaboratively,” said Steven Toups, Cleargistix President and CEO. “When you look at the administrative transaction flows in the oilfield, Data Gumbo’s network increases transparency between parties, eliminates waste and reduces costs while boosting overall efficiencies in the supply chain. In conjunction with Cleargistix’s digital field data collection and management processes, customers are afforded a single record of truth in which transaction data can be managed in accordance with the mutual requirements, and to the benefit of oilfield operators and service companies.”

Cleargistix allows oilfield companies to digitally capture and manage a wide variety of information from the field including billing, operations, payroll, safety, inspection and other information in an easy to use, cloud-based application. Combining capabilities to digitally route information through any type of workflow, saving costs, shortening cash cycles, improving efficiencies and providing real-time business intelligence with Data Gumbo’s network, the two companies will increase collaboration between oilfield operators and service companies.

“Cleargistix is our latest technology partner, bringing vital field data into the GumboNet network for use in smart contracts by our joint customer base,” said Michael Matthews, Senior Vice President, Data Gumbo. “Since we are both flexible, API driven platforms, data can flow seamlessly without disruption to deliver more value to our customers. We partnered with Cleargistix specifically because their digital field ticketing solution is pushing the envelope to improve oil field workflows and drive efficiency.”
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About Data Gumbo Corporation
Data Gumbo provides industry with a trusted transactional network to automate contract execution for tomorrow’s leaders through GumboNet™, a massively interconnected blockchain network. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Data Gumbo has a subsidiary office in Stavanger, Norway. To date, the company has received a $6 million Series A equity funding co-led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, and Equinor Technology Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Equinor, Norway’s leading energy operator. For more information, visit www.datagumbo.com or follow on LinkedIn, @DataGumbo and Facebook.

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Located in Mandeville, Louisiana, Cleargistix attacks the #1 enemy of efficiency and effectiveness in the oilfield, the paper service ticket. The Company’s Digital Field Ticketing Solution allows oilfield companies to digitally capture a wide variety of information in the field and to digitally route that information through any type of workflow, saving costs, shortening cash cycles, improving efficiencies and providing real-time business intelligence.

For more information, visit www.cleargistix.com or email info@cleargistix.com.

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Oded J. Rhone takes helm of Edison Energy, with a focus on providing clients with energy and sustainability services

BOSTON, MA, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Edison Energy LLC has named Oded J. Rhone its new CEO, with plans to expand its energy services and sustainability advisory practice for organizations seeking to save energy and cut carbon.

Rhone is a long-time executive at Edison Energy’s parent company, Edison International, and a former wind energy developer. “His leadership, vision and extensive experience in the energy industry will help move Edison Energy forward as a recognized leader in providing solutions to the complex choices faced by large energy users," said Drew Murphy, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at Edison International.

Edison Energy helps organizations manage costs, carbon and increasing complex choices facing their energy supply and demand needs. It designs and helps implement energy portfolios that can address the integration of renewables, manage overall energy supply and execute energy efficiency, conservation, and optimization programs. Edison Energy advises clients to help quantify the risks and enhance shareholder value from increasingly dynamic and sustainable energy portfolios.

"Our focus is on helping organizations achieve their targets for reducing energy consumption and lowering their carbon footprints. We also see an increasing opportunity to help organizations set sustainability goals to meet their strategic objectives,“ Rhone said.

The company recently helped Honda negotiate an innovative “collar” agreement that limits its risk from energy price fluctuations while slashing CO2 emissions by buying enough wind and solar energy to cover over 60% of the electricity Honda uses in North America.

“Our clients have more energy decisions to make than ever, driven by increasing complexity and cost, a real desire to reduce their emissions and fast evolving technologies, regulations and policies,” Rhone said.

“Edison Energy's expertise, client-centric focus, and integrated approach help our clients navigate this changing landscape. We provide independent and objective insights to identify strategic choices around the long-term implications of energy and sustainability goals, the value and risks of energy investments, and the optimization of energy costs, market risks and GHG emission reduction. This approach allows us to craft and implement integrated strategies that best meet the needs, goals, and objectives of our clients in the evolving energy market,” he said.

Rhone, who has been serving in a leadership capacity at Edison Energy since last September, was previously vice president of M&A and Corporate Development at Edison International, where he led development of new growth opportunities for the parent company.

Before that he was vice president of development at Edison Mission Energy, at the time a subsidiary of Edison International, where he focused on the development of renewable energy projects. In that role, he oversaw the company’s wind energy development program.

Rhone joined Edison Capital, an Edison International affiliate, in 1990, working in a variety of areas including affordable housing, project finance, and leasing operations. He then headed Edison Capital’s office in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for the company’s activities in Latin America.

Rhone also worked at Washington, D.C.-based Emerging Markets Partnership, where he originated, executed and oversaw private equity investments in Latin America and Central Europe. Rhone’s investment activities were in infrastructure companies and projects, where he executed transactions in the energy, natural resources and telecommunications sectors.

Rhone holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of California – Los Angeles, where he also earned an MBA in finance.

About Edison Energy
Edison Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edison International, is an independent advisor for commercial and industrial energy users, delivering comprehensive, data-driven and integrated global energy solutions. Edison Energy provides a full-suite of sustainability-driven & energy management capabilities including specialized delivery services in portfolio analytics, supply procurement solutions, renewables and sustainability, and demand management, engineering, and implementation solutions, to help organization manage costs, carbon and the increasing complex choices of today's energy environment.

Peter Kelley
RenewComm LLC
+1 2022708831
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Oded Rhone takes helm of Edison Energy, with a focus on providing customers with energy and sustainability services

BOSTON, MA, USA, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Edison Energy LLC has named Oded Rhone its new CEO, with plans to expand its energy-services and sustainability advisory practice for organizations seeking to save energy and cut carbon.

Rhone is a long-time executive at Edison Energy’s parent company, Edison International, and a former wind energy developer. “His leadership and vision already guide our company in this all-important area of sustainable energy purchasing,” said Drew Murphy, chair of Edison Energy’s Board of Directors. The Board approved Rhone’s appointment effective immediately.

Edison helps market leaders quantify their risk from fluctuations in energy prices and supply, and designs energy portfolios with them to enhance shareholder value in a dynamic environment of technology advances, new product offerings, and complex policies.

“We’ll be expanding our offerings to help organizations set sustainability goals and achieve their targets for reducing energy consumption and lowering their carbon footprints,” Rhone said.

The company recently helped Honda negotiate an innovative “collar” agreement that limits its risk from energy price fluctuations, while slashing CO2 emissions by buying enough wind and solar energy to cover over 60% of the electricity Honda uses in North America.

“Our customers have more energy decisions to make than ever, driven by increasing complexity and cost, fast evolving technologies, changing regulations and policies, price volatility, and increasing environmental concerns,” Rhone said.

“Edison’s expertise, customer-centric focus, and innovative & integrated approach help our clients navigate this changing landscape. Providing independent and objective insights, we elevate strategic dialogue around the long-term implications of energy and sustainability goals, the value and risks of energy investments, and the optimization of key metrics such as total energy cost, market risks and GHG emission reduction. This approach allows us to craft and implement holistic strategies that best meet the needs, goals, and objectives of our clients in the evolving energy market,” he said.

Rhone has been serving in a leadership capacity at Edison Energy since last September, when former CEO Jay Zoellner announced his move to KiWi Power Ltd. Rhone was previously vice president of M&A and Corporate Development at Edison International, where he led development of new growth opportunities for the parent company.

Before that he was vice president of development at Edison Mission Energy, at the time a subsidiary of Edison International, where he focused on the development of renewable energy projects. In that role, he oversaw the company’s wind energy development program.

Rhone joined Edison Capital, an Edison International affiliate, in 1990, working in a variety of areas including affordable housing, project finance, and leasing operations. He then headed Edison Capital’s office in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for the company’s activities in Latin America.

Rhone also worked at Washington, D.C.-based Emerging Markets Partnership, where he originated, executed and oversaw private equity investments in Latin America and Central Europe. Rhone’s investment activities were in infrastructure companies and projects, where he executed transactions in the energy, natural resources and telecommunications sectors.

Rhone holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of California – Los Angeles, where he also earned an MBA in finance.

About Edison Energy
Edison Energy LLC is an independent advisor for commercial and industrial energy users, delivering comprehensive, data-driven and integrated global energy solutions. Edison provides a full-suite of sustainability-driven & energy management solutions including specialized delivery services in portfolio analytics, supply procurement solutions, renewables and sustainability, and demand management, engineering, and installation solutions, to serve market leaders facing an increasingly complex energy environment.

Peter Kelley
RenewComm LLC
+1 2022708831
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

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Ficolo is leading Cloud Delivery company

Seppo Ihalainen, CEO of Ficolo

Seppo Ihalainen, CEO of Ficolo

Ficolo’s cloud delivery center is the first carbon-neutral and carbon-releasing energy replacing data center in Finland.

HELSINKI, FINLAND, January 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ficolo is investing 50 million euros in Finland’s first carbon-neutral data center and will start selling waste heat from its cloud delivery center to Vantaa Energy.

Ficolo’s cloud delivery center is the first carbon-neutral and carbon-releasing energy replacing data center in Finland and the first Finnish data center to receive a Dark Green* rating.

“It is great to be part of saving the environment while investing in growth at the same time,” says Ficolo’s CEO Seppo Ihalainen.
“Public debate has largely focused on individual lifestyles and political decision-making. With our investment, we wanted to draw attention to the business community’s responsibility in mitigating climate change. Our new cloud delivery center utilizes 100% renewable energy and heat reuse. We also use water-free active fire prevention, and we are already at the point where we can sell waste heat back to Vantaa Energy,” Ihalainen continues.

Vantaa Energy is committed to stop the use of coal and utilizing waste heat is part of this plan. “It is great to start the decade in cooperation with Ficolo – we don’t just want to talk about preventing climate change, we want to be an agent of this change,” says Vantaa Energy’s CEO Jukka Toivonen.

Vantaa is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral city by the year 2030. This requires significant reductions in current emissions, which mainly come from traffic and building heating.
“This can only be achieved through cooperation. Sustainable choices are required not only from the city organization itself, but also from Vantaa’s residents and businesses. Ficolo’s investment and cooperation with Vantaa Energy contribute to this goal and are very much welcome in Vantaa,” says Antti Kari, Director of Real Estate and Housing at the City of Vantaa.

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Ficolo, founded in 2011, is a data center and cloud delivery company specializing in Cloud Delivery services. Ficolo has three data centers: The Air in Helsinki, The Rock in Pori, and The Deck in Tampere. In addition, the company operates the Ficolo-IX Connectivity Hub in Helsinki. Ficolo also provides cloud and data center connectivity services, SDN-based cloud networking and a centralized multi-cloud management solution.
Ficolo helps its customers transform their business model into a cloud-based business model; the company offers all service components required to provide global cloud services, from colocation space to connectivity and state-of-the-art security services.

Vantaa Energy is one the largest urban energy companies in Finland. We produce and sell electricity and district heat. Our crown jewel is our waste-to-energy plant, completed in 2014, that turns unwanted waste into useful resources.
The energy sector plays a key role in combating climate change. We want to be part of the solution. That is why we are ceasing the use of coal in energy production as soon as 2022.
We are actively and open-mindedly seeking the best possible methods of producing energy in a smart and sustainable way and at a reasonable price.

The City of Vantaa is a relaxed international airport city in the middle of the Greater Helsinki Metropolitan area. It is the fourth biggest city in Finland with more than 228,000 inhabitants. Thanks to its location and accessibility, Vantaa is an excellent place for businesses. More than 10,000 companies operate in Vantaa, providing more than 100,000 jobs.

(*The data center’s green environmental framework was assessed by the Norwegian climate research institute CICERO, and Ficolo was the first Finnish data center to receive CICERO’s “Dark Green” rating. This rating is given to projects that help combat climate change.)

Seppo Ihalainen
Ficolo Ltd
+358 44 7744300
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Source: EIN Presswire