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The EDF Group subsidiary Dalkia has rounded out its industrial energy portfolio with the acquisition of combined heat and power (CHP) player Aegis Energy Services.

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This is match-making of a different kind, aimed at sustainability while addressing corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Fourth Partner Energy (4FPL), a Renewable Energy Service Company (Resco) engaged in providing solar power project installations and maintenance, has come up with an...

As India enters the 72nd year of Independence, by a happy coincidence the country is likely to end the year with 72 GW of installed capacity of renewable power. And the fun has only just begun.

But first to look back at the road traversed, it has been quite a ride. Around the time when India...

JENBACH, AUSTRIA—August 9, 2018GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) signed a multiyear supply agreement with Aggreko plc, a global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, to connect up to 10,000 assets to GE’s Distributed Power myPlant* Asset Performance Management (APM) solution over the next five years.

myPlant APM is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-agnostic, Industrial Internet of Things solution for reciprocating engines and generators, which will provide Aggreko with a digital toolset to manage its equipment fleet. With more than 100 other data points being derived or added to each of the assets, Aggreko will be able to monitor a large variety of items. Analytics will help, for instance, predict oil lifetime and ensure the performance and uptime of the mobile power plant. The project represents the largest to date for GE’s Distributed Power myPlant solution for reciprocating engines and generators.

In addition to supplying power to customers in remote areas, Aggreko’s emergency response capability also allows it to respond to emergencies of all sizes, such as restoring power to entire communities after a natural disaster. Complementing Aggreko’s capabilities, the myPlant APM solution provides a cloud-based monitoring and diagnostics infrastructure to remotely manage the performance of Aggreko’s reciprocating engine fleet of power plants. Aggreko will be able to gain real-time intelligence needed for better decision-making to achieve the desired outcomes and increase the assets’ uptime at customer sites in various industrial sectors and events.

“With Aggreko’s globally mobile and geographically widespread fleet, this agreement will provide us with the ability to remotely monitor hundreds of thousands of sensors across our power generation fleet,” said Dr. Volker Schulte, Group Manufacturing & Technology Director, Aggreko plc. “This will allow us to improve our performance and prevent system disruptions so we can better serve our customers around the world.”

GE’s Distributed Power myPlant APM solution for reciprocating engines and generators is aimed at improving uptime and efficiency, reducing life cycle costs and driving operating performance and profitability. The myPlant offering uses secure, centralized cloud storage to collect the data from customers’ gas, diesel, heavy fuel oil and solar photovoltaic-based power generation, distribution and energy storage equipment, regularly transmitting sensor data streams, control alarms and operational data.

“By digitalizing its fleet through the implementation of our myPlant APM solution across its global assets, Aggreko will be able to deliver power to its customers more reliably and efficiently,” said Carlos Lange, president of GE’s Distributed Power business. “myPlant will allow Aggreko to monitor equipment condition, performance and availability. With these real-time insights, Aggreko can make better decisions to reduce equipment downtime and operating costs.”

The project will be implemented across Aggreko’s power generation fleet in multiple regions. The first site deployment for Distributed Power’s myPlant  solution is planned for the fourth quarter of 2018.

* Indicates a trademark of the General Electric Company.

About Aggreko

Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future—a future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed. Aggreko works round the clock, making sure everyone gets the electricity, heating and cooling they need, whenever they need it—all powered by our class-leading equipment, trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge. From urban development to unique commercial projects and even humanitarian emergencies, we bring our expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.

That’s what has made us the world’s leading provider of modular, mobile power and heating and cooling. We’ve been in business since 1962 and have more than 7,300 employees, operating from more than 200 locations in 100 countries. With revenues of approximately GBP 1.7bn (USD 2.2bn or Euros 2bn) in 2017, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and have our headquarters in Scotland.

For more information, please visit our local website at:  aggreko.com

About GE’s Distributed Power business

GE’s Distributed Power business, which includes the Jenbacher and Waukesha product lines, is a leading provider of engines, power equipment and services focused on power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. Distributed Power offers a diverse product portfolio that includes highly efficient, fuel-flexible, industrial gas engines generating 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, the business provides life cycle support for more than 48,000 gas engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics—anywhere and anytime. Backed by our service providers in more than 100 countries, Distributed Power‘s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. GE’s Distributed Power business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the word’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s digital industrial company and changes the industry with connected, responsive and predictive software-controlled machines and solutions. GE is organized around a global knowledge sharing system, “GE Store”, which allows all business units to access the same technologies, markets, structures and intellectual property and share them with one another. Every invention promotes other innovations and applications across multiple business units. With people, services, technology and scale, GE offers customers better results, as we speak the language of the industry. www.ge.com


Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.


Renewable energy developers have, for long been complaining about lack of power evacuation infrastructure at their disposal. Key renewable locations like Gujarat and Tamil Nadu face huge transmission constraints.

Reliance Infra and ATL had signed the Definitive Binding Agreement for 100 per cent stake sale of the integrated business of generation, transmission and distribution for Mumbai in December 2017.

GAIL has argued that unified tariff will help develop local gas market as it will encourage those located in distant locations to consume gas.

The petroleum ministry is looking at splitting GAIL into two firms to resolve the conflict of interest in it being both the transporter and marketer of natural gas.

An industry executive, however, said there is no clarity on power evacuation. “Power Grid Corporation is right now augmenting all their sub-stations.

The directive of the Bangalore Electric Supply Co (BESCOM) is not addressed to the seven developers that obtained the stay on the KERC order.

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today, for the first time in nearly seven years, requesting an increase in water and wastewater rates for its customers. The primary reason for the request is the recovery of $2.2 billion it has invested in infrastructure, including upgrades to its distribution and treatment systems to improve drinking water quality and service reliability throughout its water and wastewater operations.

The company’s request would increase a residential water bill for a typical customer using 4,080 gallons per month from $59.85 to $69.07, an increase of $9.22 a month (30 cents a day). Aqua is also asking for various increases for its wastewater customers. Although Aqua is asking that the new rates become effective Oct. 16, 2018, the PUC can suspend such requests for up to nine months for a complete investigation and analysis of Aqua’s proposal.

“We have replaced more than 800 miles of aging water main, as well as valves, service lines and more than 19,000 fire hydrants throughout our approximately 5,800-mile distribution system,” said Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca, who added that a significant portion of Aqua’s capital program has been dedicated to upgrading and rehabilitating treatment plants and wells, including the installation of equipment to meet new, more stringent water quality requirements for increased sustained disinfection. It has also upgraded pumping stations, water storage tanks and standby electrical systems.

Improvements to wastewater operations include collection system replacement and renewal, treatment plant rehabilitation to ensure reliability and high quality of the treated water that is returned to the environment, upgrades to electrical systems that have improved efficiency, and the purchase and installation of generators to ensure continued service during power outages.

“All of this work is to help ensure our customers and communities have reliable water and wastewater service,” Lucca said. “Because we’re conscious of family and commercial budgets, we’ve been able to minimize increases in expenses since the last rate request in 2011 to an annual average of less than 1 percent per year.”

With approximately 450,000 water and wastewater customers throughout Pennsylvania, the company said its $2.2 billion of capital spending since the last rate request amounts to an average investment of about $4,855 per customer.

If the PUC were to grant the entire request, the typical Aqua residential customer would still be able to have a day’s worth of water, approximately 134 gallons, for approximately $2.27— or less than two cents per gallon for quality water delivered directly to the customer’s home. This usage includes cooking, drinking, showering, washing clothes and dishes, and sanitation.

According to the American Water Works Association, over the next 20 years, the nation’s water systems need to invest about $1 trillion in its aging infrastructure.

“Aqua has taken a proactive approach to these nationwide problems by prioritizing and systematically replacing a small percentage of our distribution systems annually, and maintaining and upgrading our treatment plants and other facilities on a regular basis,” Lucca said.

The requested increase in annual revenue for Aqua, which serves nearly 1.4 million people throughout the state, is $71.8 million.

Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eagle Pipe, a 100% American owned, full-service, local stocking distributor of OCTG, Line Pipe and Poly Pipe announced today the opening of its new full-service Permian Basin stocking & trucking yard at 2700 FM Road 307 Midland, TX 79701. Eagle Pipe has partnered with Beemac Trucking and Logistics which will handle all transportation and tubular management services for the new facility. The opening of this yard will strengthen Eagle Pipe’s commitment to the Permian Basin and its expanding customer base.

“Eagle Pipe & Beemac Trucking are committed to the highest level of pipe supply, service and logistics reliability. This partnership offers our customers a strategic advantage in the Permian Basin to lower costs and provide a surety of supply utilizing our enhanced local supply chain solution,” says Brandon Dewan, Eagle Pipe’s President and CEO.

The 11 acre stocking yard with storage, dedicated fleet for trucking services, fully-automated inventory management system, forklifts, and inspection and repair capabilities will reduce overall costs to Eagle Pipe’s customers.

"Beemac Trucking and Logistics is very excited to partner with Eagle Pipe in the opening of our new Permian facility,” says Loren Dworakowski, Beemac Trucking’s President. “The entrepreneurial spirit of the Eagle Pipe team, in addition to their focus on continuous supply chain improvement, aligns with the vision and core values of Beemac Trucking and Logistics.” The opening of this facility demonstrates Beemac’s continued focus on growth and will continue to add additional highly qualified oilfield drivers to its growing national fleet.

About Eagle Pipe

Eagle Pipe is a full-service stocking distributor of oilfield tubulars with vast experience supplying both E&P and Midstream companies ranging from small independents to super-majors in all shale plays throughout the USA as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Eagle Pipe maintains strategic stocking locations around the country providing quick access to material as well as value-added services including freight, pipe inspection, pipe storage, forklift rentals, and additional solutions. Eagle Pipe is proud to offer a strategic full-service supply model, flexible enough to fit any customer’s needs. For more information, please visit www.eaglepipe.net

About Beemac Trucking

Beemac Trucking is a premier transportation company providing asset-based trucking, logistics, port, warehousing, and specialized services to customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Ambridge, PA, Beemac operates over 400 trucks, and has 28 terminals nationwide. For more information, please visit www.beemac.com

About Beemac Logistics

Beemac Logistics is an industry leading, multi-modal full services transportation and logistics provider. They offer trucking, logistics, warehousing, and specialized transportation services to customers throughout North America. Located in Beaver, PA, Beemac Logistics will be opening an additional location in Houston to meet their growing client needs. Beemac is an innovator of logistics solutions, and we pride ourselves on unmatched service and the quality of our employees. At Beemac, we truly believe “relationships move loads”.

DUBLIN, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Tesla Model 3 Inverter with SiC Power Module from STMicroelectronics Complete Teardown Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Pushed by aggressive legislation, CO reduction is one of the key challenges in the 21st century. The best solution currently available to the automotive industry is the electrification of vehicles, with different levels of electrification depending on the strategies of different car manufacturers. 780,000 battery electric vehicles were shipped in 2017, a number expected to grow to almost 2.8M by 2022. Standard inverter power modules integrate silicon IGBTs, but in electric vehicles the available space in the engine compartment is often so limited that it is difficult to accommodate a power control unit (PCU).

Thus, it is necessary that the PCU, which controls electric vehicles' traction motors, has a higher power density and therefore is smaller. Thanks to higher thermal and electrical performance, SiC is the new competitor to silicon at high voltages. Nevertheless, high power densities need high thermal dissipation and thus new packages are needed to improve device performance. To achieve these targets, manufacturers have developed different solutions, such as limiting wire bonding or using overmolded structures to efficiently cool the power semiconductor chips.

Tesla is the first high-class car manufacturer to integrate a full SiC power module, in its Model 3. Thanks to its collaboration with STMicroelectronics the Tesla inverter is composed of 24 1-in-1 power modules assembled on a pin-fin heatsink.

The module contains two SiC MOSFETs with an innovative die attach solution and connected directly on the terminals with copper clips and thermally dissipated by copper baseplates.

The SiC MOSFET is manufactured with the latest STMicroelectronics technology design, which allows reduction of conduction losses and switching losses. Based on a complete teardown analysis, the report also provides an estimation of the production cost of the SiC MOSFET and package.

Moreover, the report includes a technical and cost comparison with the Mitsubishi J-Series TP-M power module. It highlights the differences in design of the packaging and the material solutions adopted by the two companies.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Overview/Introduction

  • Executive Summary
  • Reverse Costing Methodology
  • Thermal Issues and Solutions in Automotive Power Modules

2. Company Profile

3. Physical Analysis

4. Overview of the Physical Analysis

  • Package Analysis
    • Package opening
    • Package cross-section
  • MOSFET Die
    • MOSFET die view and dimensions
    • MOSFET die process
    • MOSFET die cross-section
    • MOSFET die process characteristics

5. Manufacturing Process

  • MOSFET Die Front-End Process
  • MOSFET Fabrication Unit
  • Final Test and Packaging Fabrication Unit

6. Cost Analysis

  • Overview of the Cost Analysis
  • Yields Explanation and Hypotheses
  • MOSFET Die
    • MOSFET front-end cost
    • MOSFET die probe test, thinning and dicing
    • MOSFET die wafer cost
    • MOSFET die cost
  • Complete Module
    • Packaging cost
    • Final test cost
    • Component cost

7. Price Analysis

  • Estimation of Selling Price
  • Comparison with Mitsubishi J-Series TP-M power module

Companies Mentioned

  • Mitsubishi
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Tesla

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BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kearsarge Energy, the Northeast's leading renewable energy project developer and financier based in Boston, Massachusetts, announces its first New York Community Solar Farm. Located on 12 acres in Oppenheim, New York, the 1.94 MW project is developed, owned and operated by Kearsarge.

Through Kearsarge's NY Community Solar Partnership with Common Energy, Capital Region homeowners and renters can add solar energy to their existing National Grid account, save 10 percent on electricity and lower emissions in their community. Enrollment is available today at http://www.commonenergy.us.

"Kearsarge is one of the pioneers in Community Solar," said Andrew Bernstein, managing director of Kearsarge Energy. "Our business has been centered around public-private partnerships offering net metered credits to municipalities, school systems and other public entities. Kearsarge Community Solar brings these same benefits to residential customers in New York."

The Oppenheim site will be a major environmental benefit to all stakeholders, offsetting over 35,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Incorporating 5,544 solar panels, the site will generate 2,300,000 kilowatt hours AC per year which will be fed into the local utility grid. In addition, the Town of Oppenheim will receive tax revenues over the next 20 years from the project.

"Common Energy is excited to partner with Kearsarge to bring lower-cost clean energy to the Capital Region," said Malcolm Bliss, vice president of partnerships at Common Energy. "We believe this project is an important step toward creating a vibrant, clean energy economy in New York State."

Find out more at http://www.kearsargeenergy.com/community/.

About Kearsarge Energy

Kearsarge Energy, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a leading renewable energy project development, finance and asset management company, with a dual mission to help build a more sustainable world and to provide superior returns to stakeholders and the environment. Kearsarge is focused on creating long-term value by working with local communities to meet the growing demand for commercial and utility-scale renewable energy projects. Visit www.kearsargeenergy.com or call (617) 393-4222.

About Common Energy

Common Energy enables homeowners and renters to save money by connecting them to lower-cost clean energy from local solar projects. These projects lower carbon emissions and create clean energy jobs in the community. Common Energy partners with developers to monetize their Community Solar projects. Visit www.commonenergy.us or call (844) 899-8763.

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DUBLIN, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Carbon and Graphite - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carbon and Graphite in US$ by the following Categories/Segments:

  • C&G Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, & Graphite Electrodes)
  • C&G Fibers
  • C&G Powder
  • Others

The report also analyzes the Carbon & Graphite Fibers Market by the following End-Use Industries:

  • Industrial Applications
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Other Applications

The report profiles 121 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Cabot Corporation (USA)
  • Solvay SA (Belgium)
  • GrafTech International Holdings Inc. (USA)
  • HEG Ltd. (India)
  • Hexcel Corporation (USA)
  • Mersen S.A. (France)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (Japan)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites (MCCFC) (USA)
  • Morgan Advanced Materials plc. (UK)
  • Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Orion Engineered Carbons LLC (USA)
  • SGL Group - The Carbon Company (Germany)
  • Showa Denko K.K (Japan)
  • Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. (USA)
  • Superior Graphite (USA)
  • Teijin Ltd. (Japan)
  • Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)
  • ZOLTEK Carbon Fiber (USA)

Key Topics Covered:


Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations


Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes

Carbon Electrodes

Graphite Electrodes

Carbon & Graphite Fibers

Carbon & Graphite Powders

Other Carbon & Graphite Products


End-use Industry Dynamics Set the Growth Trend in Carbon & Graphite Market

Current and Future Analysis

Asia-Pacific Continues to Dominate C&G Products Consumption

Positive Economic Outlook Bodes Well for Carbon & Graphite Market

Global GDP Performance & Market Outlook

Improving Economy Buoys General Market Optimism


Graphite Application by Type

Energy Markets and Automotive & Aerospace Sectors Promise Growth

Global Supply Shortage: Key Constraint to the Graphite Electrode Market

Synthetic Graphite - Specialized Applications Foster Production Volume

Graphite Reserves & Production Scenario

China - The World's Largest Graphite Producer

Major Natural Graphite Producing Nations Worldwide by Type

China Loses Ground in Graphite Production Landscape

Rise in Flake Graphite Prices

Investor Attention Shifts to Non-Chinese Graphite Companies

Low Quality - A Major Problem with Chinese Graphite Ore

Natural Graphite Production in North America

New Mines to Come Online in African Countries

New Graphite Electrode Projects Outside China

Syrah Resources - Flagship Balama Project

Battery Minerals - Montepuez & Balama Central

Graphex - Chilalo Project

Other Select Pipeline Projects

Flake Graphite: The Major Type of Natural Graphite Produced

Brazil - Another Key Producer

Demand Rises for Higher Quality Graphite


High-tech Applications to Drive Growth in the Natural Graphite Market

Emerging End-Use Applications to Spearhead Demand for Natural Graphite

Refractories: A Major End-Use Market for Natural Graphite

Refractory Manufacturers to Invest in Graphite Mines to Tackle Rising Graphite Prices

Promising Growth from Expanding Energy Storage Applications of Graphite

Natural & Synthetic Graphite Variants Vie for a Share of the Lucrative Batteries Market

Graphite in Li-Ion Batteries: Positive Outlook Riding on Increasing Sales of Cars & Electronic Devices

Existing and Emerging Applications of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Increasing Use of Li-ion Batteries in Portable Electronic Devices to Foster Demand for Graphite

Shift towards Eco-friendly Electric Vehicles to Propel Demand for Graphite-Using Li-Ion Batteries

EV/HEV Related Government Regulations and Support Measures in Select Countries

Comparison of Different Parameters for Electricity Powered Vehicles

Establishment of Megafactories for Mass Production of Batteries to Fuel Graphite Consumption

Diminishing Prospects in Steelmaking & Refractories Sectors Pushes to Focus on Graphite-Using Batteries Market

Innovations in the Batteries Space

High Significance of Carbon & Graphite in Photovoltaic Industry

Fuel Cells: PEM Technology Offers Promise for Graphite

A Glance at Graphite Usage in Fuel Cells & Batteries

Trends in EAF Steel Production - A Key Factor Dictating Demand for Graphite Electrodes

World Steel Production - A Glance at Key Statistics

Increasing Aluminum Production Provides Foundation for Electrodes Growth

Competitor Landscape

Nuclear Power: An Opportune Application Market for Carbon & Graphite

Focus on Developing Smaller Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactors to Propel Use of Graphite

Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber Market Capitalizes on the Rising Demand for Lightweight Components

Evolution of Carbon Fiber Applications over the Past Four Decades

Aerospace & Defense - An Inevitable Market for Carbon Fibers

Rising Demand for New Commercial Aircraft Sets the Tone for Carbon Fibers Market

Carbon Fiber All Set to Replace Steel in Automotive Industry

Carbon Fibers Find Broader Adoption in Automotive Industry

Strong Demand for Lightweight Vehicles Impels Growth

Environmental Regulations to Drive Demand for Carbon Fibers in Automotive Industry

Carbon Fiber Fuelling Safety in Automotive Industry

The FreedomCAR Program to Boost Carbon Fiber Demand

Burgeoning Wind Energy Sector - A Fast Growing Market for Carbon Fibers

Sports Goods: Rising Potential for Carbon Fiber Usage

Use of Carbon Fiber in Sports Goods

Carbon Fiber Composites Market: Steady Growth Prospects

Wind Energy & Aerospace Industries Foster Growth in the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) Market

The Dominance of Japan and US in the Carbon Fiber Market

Carbon Fiber: Production Scenario


US Eyes the Lucrative Carbon Fiber Market by Investing Heavily in R&D

Activated Carbon

Activated Carbon Market Heading for Strong Gains

Water Treatment and Purification - The Largest and Fastest Growing End-Use Segment

Air Purification to Drive Future Growth

The United States - A Major Market for Activated Carbon

Competitive Scenario

Market Outlook

Carbon Black

Global Market for Carbon Black - An Overview


Graphene: A Material with Enormous Potential

As Hype Subsides, Players Focus on Allaying Concerns over Commercialization Potential of Graphene

Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Market to Experience Impressive Growth

Expandable Graphite

Flame-retardant Regulations for New Buildings Drive Demand for Expandable Graphite



Properties and Isotopes of Carbon

Carbon Compounds

Carbon: Serving the Requirements of Varied Industries

Industry-Wide Applications of Carbon Products


Physical Features

Graphite Sources

Applications of Graphite

Classification of Graphite

Grades of Synthetic Graphite



CS and SLX

Graphite Recycling

Carbon & Graphite - Product Categorization

Carbon and Graphite Electrodes

Carbon Electrodes

Graphite Electrodes

Applications of Graphite Electrodes

Graphite Electrodes Primarily Used in Steel Industry

Graphite Electrodes in Fuel Cells

Grades of Graphite Electrodes

Graphite Electrodes - Production Process

Carbon & Graphite Fibers

Fiber Production

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-Based Carbon Fibers

Oxidative stabilization



Rayon-Based Carbon Fibers

Production Stages




Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers

Production Stages

Pitch preparation:

Spinning and drawing:



Structure of Carbon Fiber

Classification of Carbon Fibers

Classification based on properties of carbon fiber:

Classification based on precursor fiber materials:

Classification based on heat treatment temperature:

Applications of Carbon Fiber

Carbon & Graphite Powders

Carbon Powder

Graphite Powder

Other Carbon and Graphite Products

Carbon & Graphite Blocks


Properties of Graphene

Specialty Composites

Carbon and Graphite Felt

Pyrolytic Graphite (PG)


Carbon and Graphite - Varied Applications

Applications of Carbon & Graphite Products in Varied Industries

Aerospace Industry

Properties of Aerospace Grade Graphite Composites

Aluminum Production

Automotive Industry

Chemical Industry and the Petrochemical sector

Chemical Industry

Construction Industry

EAF Steel Production

Electrical Appliances

Carbon and Carbon-Graphite Brushes

Electro-Graphitic Brushes

Natural Graphite Brushes

Properties and Applications of Brushes by Type

Glass Fibers and Optical Fibers Production

Glass Industry

Silicon Manufacturing

Heat Treatment of Ceramics and Metals

Industrial Electrochemical Application

Jewelry Sector

Nuclear Industry

Oil and Mining

Paper Industry


Power Generation

Powder Metallurgy & Production of Hard Metal

Production of Compound Materials


Sealing Applications

Semiconductor Manufacture

Sporting Goods Industry


Wind Energy


6.1 Focus on Select Players

6.2 Product Introductions/Innovations

Cabot Corporation Introduces Propel X Carbon Black Series

Orion Engineered Carbons Introduce XPB 430

SGL to Unveil Innovative Carbon-Fiber Based Materials

6.3 Recent Industry Activity

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. Acquires Fort Worth-based Sid Richardson Carbon Ltd. and its affiliate companies

Tokai Carbon Agrees to acquire Sid Richardson

Teijin Limited Establishes Sales Affiliates in China and Taiwan to Strengthen Carbon Fiber Operations

Westwater Resources Acquires Alabama Graphite

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. Integrates into Teijin Limited

Kuraray Acquires Calgon Carbon

SGL Group Sells Graphite Electrode and CFL/CE Businesses Unit to Triton

SDK Acquires SGL GE

Heraeus Holding Acquires Graphite Machining Services & Innovations, LLC.

Imerys Graphite & Carbon acquires Nippon Power Graphite (NPG)

Saint Jean Carbon to Acquire Two Mines

Orion Acquires Outstanding Shares of Carbon Black Business

GrafTech to Realign Business Segments


Analytics by Product Categories/Segments

Carbon & Graphite Fiber Market Analytics by End-Use Sector


8.1 The United States

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Graphite Market in the United States: An Overview

Production and Consumption of Graphite in the United States Market in 2017

Increasing Share of Electric Arc Process in Crude Steel Production: A Business Case for Graphite Electrode Market

Refractories - The Major Application of Graphite in the US

Technological Developments Spur Growth

Technology Developments Bode Well for Advanced Carbon Materials Market

US Targets Significant Share in Carbon Fiber Market

Lucrative Prospects for PAN Carbon Fiber in Defense and Aerospace Applications

Carbon Fiber - A Preferred Material by the US DoD

Carbon Fiber Market Prospects in the US

US Activated Carbon Market - An Overview

Stringent Environmental Controls Shape Demand for Activated Carbon

Automotive regulations

Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS)

Making of MACTs Rule

Opportunities in the Water Treatment Market

Trade Statistics

B. Market Analytics

8.2 Canada

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Graphite Market in Canada

New Large-Flake Graphite Mines Boost Market Prospects for Canada

Trade Statistics

B. Market Analytics

8.3 Japan

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

B. Market Analytics

8.4 Europe

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

EU - A Major Market for Carbon & Graphite Products

Carbon Fiber Market on the Rise

Carbon & Natural-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics to Offer Good Competition to Glass Fibers

B. Market Analytics

8.5 Asia-Pacific

A. Market Analysis

Asia - The Global Graphite Hub

B. Market Analytics

8.5.1 China

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

China - The World's Largest Producer of Natural Graphite

Closure of Natural Graphite Mines Threatens Global Supply

Low Quality: A Major Problem with Chinese Graphite Ore

Restrictions on Graphite Raw Material Supplies - A Strategy to Improve Revenues

China Introduces Credit Score System to Enable Increased EV Production by 2020

Steel Industry Dynamics to Impact Demand for Graphite Electrodes

Carbon Fiber: A Promising Market

China - A Major Producer of Carbon Black

Activated Carbon Market - An Insight

B. Market Analytics

8.5.2 India

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

India - A Major Producer of Flake Graphite

India Reviews Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports and Implements Tariff on Exports

Carbon Fiber Market: An Overview

Carbon Black Market in India: An Insight

B. Market Analytics

8.5.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

South Korea

Large Companies Foray into the Carbon Fiber Market

B. Market Analytics

8.6 Latin America

8.7 Rest of World

Market Analysis


Total Companies Profiled: 121 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 143)

  • The United States (36)
  • Canada (2)
  • Japan (21)
  • Europe (30)
  • France (2)
  • Germany (5)
  • The United Kingdom (5)
  • Italy (1)
  • Rest of Europe (17)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (46)
  • Latin America (5)
  • Africa (3)

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Hohhot Co., Ltd. operates a pump-storage plant (PSP) in Inner Mongolia, China, that supplements a wind farm and provides peak demand power, supplemental power capacity when production is reduced, and energy storage for stand-by emergency power and frequency regulation.

The operating conditions of the Hohhot PSP are harsh and required a specific design of pump turbines and motor-generators that includes:

Higher stability while operating over a large head range
Ability to withstand load and thermal cycles due to frequent starts and stops
Higher availability to cope with demand from the grid.


GE installed four reversible, 306 MW Francis pump turbines and motor generator units at the PSP plant, and furnished technical and quality support for the unit equipment.

The motor generator’s upper bracket, rotor spider and stator frame were equipped with patented oblique elements that allow thermal expansion without moving parts, resulting in a maintenance free solution. Since this greatly reduces element fatigue and permits smaller clearances, the generators are more compact, efficient and reliable.

The maintenance-free oblique elements increase generator lifetime and—given their smaller foundation – decrease construction costs.



The PSP entered commercial operation in 2014 and the customer uses the plant to complement their wind farm production, as well as to provide the electrical network with power for peak demand, supplemental power for periods of reduced production, energy storage for emergency power stand-by and frequency regulation.

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

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