Trade Leads

Ukraine: Biogas Opportunity

A Ukrainian company is seeking U.S. manufacturers of pyrolysis reactors to produce synthesis gas from biomass (husks) for a piston gas generator of 2,000 kW capacity. For more information, please contact Olena Stephanska at the U.S. Commercial Service in Kiev.

Kenya: Renewable Energy Auctions Study

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is seeking to procure a short term consultancy, to study revisions to its Feed In Tariff policy to allow the introduction of energy auctions in Kenya. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is October 15, 2014.

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda: Feasibility Study for the Harmonization of 400 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Linking

The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have invited bids for a feasibility study that would assess the technical, financial and economic viability of implementing a high voltage power line to meet their nation's growing demand for electricity, to facilitate power trade and to deepen the energy sector integration of their economies. The project aims to build a 400 kilovolt (kV) electricity line running from the Olkaria region, where the Kenyan government is expanding geothermal power production, via Uganda to Birembo in Rwanda. The feasibility study consultant would analyze the energy needs of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya until the year 2035 as well as project each country's energy import and export potential with the implementation of the 400 kV transmission line. U.S. companies needing assistance or more information regarding this tender are welcome to contact Mary Masyuko at the Commercial Service in Nairobi. The deadline is October 17, 2014.

Afghanistan Solar Hybrid Power for Telecom Towers

AFTEL is seeking a reliable U.S. based partner that has the tools, manpower and experiences to train and sell equipment for renewable energy power systems for their telecom network.  For more information, please contact Ryan Hollowell at the Northern New Jersey Export Assistance Center.

EU-Funded Fuel Cell Research Projects Opened to U.S. Firms

The European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking announced € 665 million in funding opportunities for research and demonstration projects to accelerate the market introduction of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. U.S. firms are eligible to join consortia of European Industry Grouping members and research organizations that receive EU funding. In order to become a potential partner of a consortium, U.S. companies are encouraged to engage with members of the IG and to contact Isabelle Maelcamp or Ilona Shtrom at the Commercial Service in Brussels. For more information, click here.

China: Fuel Cell Application for Telecommunications

A USTDA grant is funding a feasibility study and pilot project for Jiangsu Communications Services Company, Ltd. to evaluate fuel cell applications within the telecommunications infrastructure in China and achieve a design that is targeted and acceptable to the vast potential of the Chinese market. The fuel cell systems would be used for both backup and baseload or off-grid power, replacing lead acid batteries and diesel fueled combustion generators. The Contractor for the activity is First Element Energy based in Lenexa, Kansas USA.

Canada Bull Creek Wind Project

With approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) secured, the Bull Creek wind project ($240 million estimated cost), is a major opportunity for U.S. exporters. These opportunities can be found in the projects planned: 46 wind turbines, associated access roads, power lines and transformer station, and an operations facility.