Category: Environment

Delaware City (AP) — State officials are citing the Delaware City Refinery for violating a 2013 state order that limits where the company can ship crude oil by barge. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued a single violation notice to the refinery Friday. Environmentalists hope the citation will help resolve a dispute…

DOVER — Power Engineering magazine has named Chesapeake Utilities’ new natural-gas Eight Flags Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant as its “Best CHP Project of the Year.” “This award is meant to recognize innovative and creative power projects that play a unique role in meeting local and regional demand for power,” said Power Engineering Editor-in-Chief Russell…

DEED envisions a business landscape built from the ground up

By Kim Hoey Special to Delaware Business Times Economic growth and environmental sustainability are not inconsistent with each other, according to Brian McGlinchey, president of Delawareans for Environmental and Economic Development (DEED). Moving that concept forward is the group’s reason for being. DEED was formed in 2007 by McGlinchey, along with contemporaries, Brian Murphy, who…

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Eastern Shore Natural Gas’ application to expand firm natural gas transportation service to Calpine Energy Services’ Garrison Energy Center in Dover. Eastern, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., will transport 45,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to service Calpine’s 309 MW electric generation plant. ESNG plans to…

Repurposed Materials will sell you a bridge or the Wildcats’ home court

By Kathy Canavan Damon Carson says he has the most interesting in-box in the world. A recent e-mail: Somebody wanted to sell him 5 million brand new hazmat suits leftover from the BP oil spill. He bought them. Carson’s business — Repurposed Materials — is sort of an industrial Pinterest. He emails a newsletter of…

The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility voted to approve the state’s first solar resiliency pilot program. According to officials, the program will demonstrate the enhanced value created by coupling solar PV with energy storage technology for four Delaware-based program participants. Participants include First Baptist Church, New Castle; Selbyville Fire Company, Selbyville; Indian River Fire Company, Millsboro;…

DESCA: The heart of state’s chem-based ecosystem

By Christi Milligan The next big thing in the chemical sciences space could emerge from one of the state’s chemical giants or university-based research hubs, thanks to decades of research and million-dollar funding. But in the wings are smaller scale technologies available for new applications and researchers who simply need a primer on championing their…