Suburban Propane Partners to acquire 39% stake in Oberon Fuels

first_imgOberon, a development-stage producer of low carbon, renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel, has been focused on the research and development of a practical and affordable pathway to zero-emission transportation through its proprietary production process Suburban Propane Partners to acquire 39% stake in Oberon Fuels. (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.) Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SPH), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, today announced a deal to purchase a 39% stake in Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”) based in San Diego, California. Oberon, a development-stage producer of low carbon, renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel, has been focused on the research and development of a practical and affordable pathway to zero-emission transportation through its proprietary production process. Oberon’s rDME fuel is a cost-effective, low-carbon, zero-soot alternative to petroleum diesel. Pursuant to the agreements between the parties, Suburban Propane has also committed to provide additional funding to support continued development efforts to begin commercializing a rDME/propane blended product.“At Suburban Propane, we recognize the need to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and improve overall air quality. The current clean-burning attributes of propane are a positive contributor to the goals of decarbonization, particularly when used as a replacement for gasoline and diesel in the transportation sector. Through our Go Green with Suburban Propane initiative, we are committed to the development of innovative solutions to further reduce the emissions profile of propane and to creating a pathway to zero carbon emissions,” said Michael Stivala, Suburban Propane President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our investment in Oberon Fuels is perfectly aligned with our strategic growth initiatives, and our commitment to being a pioneer in the transition to a sustainable energy future. We are very excited to partner with the team at Oberon Fuels to realize our joint vision of bringing DME technology together with propane to dramatically lower the carbon footprint.”With recent grant funding from the California Energy Commission, Oberon is developing rDME for a novel use: a blending agent with propane. Traditional clean-burning propane can offer immediate opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector compared to gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel. With an estimated Carbon Intensity (CI) value of -278 according to the California Air Resources Board, and similar handling and storage properties as propane, rDME can be an ideal blending agent that can reduce the carbon intensity of propane. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard, rDME is eligible for renewable identification number (“RIN”) credits when produced from dairy biogas using the Oberon process. During 2021, Oberon is expected to begin production of rDME from pulp mill waste (with an annual production capacity estimated at 1.6 million gallons) at its demonstration facility in California’s Imperial Valley.  Suburban Propane will have the exclusive rights to work with Oberon to market and sell rDME and rDME/propane blends in the United States, Canada and Mexico.In connection with the transaction, Oberon Fuels President, Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, taking over from longtime investor and former CEO, Ruben S. Martin III, who now owns an equal equity stake in Oberon with Suburban Propane. Mr. Martin is a veteran of the midstream oil and gas industry and transportation space, serving as President of Martin Resource Management Company since 1981 and its publicly traded affiliate, Martin Midstream Partners, L.P.  Oberon’s co-founder and longtime Chief Operating Officer, Elliot Hicks, will continue leading Oberon’s operational and engineering efforts, and the management of Oberon will retain their current ownership interests in Oberon.“Suburban Propane is making a bold statement that innovative approaches can drive sustainability across the industry,” said Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., Oberon Fuels President and Chief Executive Officer. “This is an opportunity for two molecules – DME and propane – to come together and provide the world with a cost-effective, clean-burning fuel that offers a pathway to carbon neutrality. We could not be happier to be working with Suburban Propane to bring this technology to the market and meet the increasing demands for lower emissions.”Proskauer Rose LLP served as counsel to Suburban Propane and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. served as counsel to Oberon. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Former Hamptons International sales chief joins rival Marsh & Parsons

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Former Hamptons International sales chief joins rival Marsh & Parsons previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer Hamptons International sales chief joins rival Marsh & ParsonsMarc Goldberg spent nearly 29 years at Hamptons before leaving to become a consultant, then run Dexters and now be a regional director at M&P.Nigel Lewis15th September 20201 Comment1,246 Views Marc Goldberg, one of the most respected and successful figures in the industry, has joined Marsh & Parsons to run nine of its key branches in the capital.Goldberg was best known for many years as a big hitter at Hamptons International where he worked for nearly 29 years, working his way up through the ranks before being made its Head of Sales at just 45 years old.He then left the company voluntarily in 2017 following a restructure to become an industry consultant, working initially for six months at retirement home developer Pegasus Life, setting up its in-house sales team.He then did a nineteen-month stint at Dexters as its Managing Director based out of its Mayfair branch but, since leaving that role, has been running his own eponymous consultancy.At Marsh & Parsons he is to take the title of Regional Sales Director and will look after nine of the company’s 31 branches including Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Kensington, Pimlico, North Kensington, Notting Hill, South Kensington and Marylebone, where he will be based.Patrick Littlemore, (left) CEO of Marsh & Parsons, says: “I am delighted to welcome Marc to the Marsh & Parsons team. He has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results and outstanding client service. Marc’s appointment will help further develop and strengthen our offering in prime central London.”Marc Goldberg adds: “Marsh & Parsons is a multi-award-winning agency and one of the most prominent brands in London. I’m looking forward to working with an outstanding team and contributing to the continued growth and success of the business.”Read more about Hamptons International.marc goldberg Marsh & Parsons Patrick Littlemore Hamptons International September 15, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentRollo Miles, Agent and Homes Agent and Homes 15th September 2020 at 2:55 pmWhat great news, Marc is a fantastic leader and Agent and the fit is perfect.I had some great years at Marsh & Parsons and always look at them on the bright side, they are a forward thinking company. Good Luck Mr Goldberg.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Patrick Ford memorial boxing tourney still likely in 2020-promoter

first_imgPROMOTER Alford McDonald is optimistic that the second annual Patrick Ford Memorial boxing tournament will be held in the latter part of 2020 once approval is given by the Guyana Boxing Association(GBA).Boxing promoter Alford McDonaldMcDonald yesterday spoke to Chronicle Sport about his company’s (McDonald Promotion) plans for this year and disclosed that staging of the PFM is high on the agenda.The former boxer explained that the competition was first scheduled for February 15 but was shifted to July 25. He explained that it has now been postponed indefinitely because of COVID-19 pandemic.“I am in constant contact with GBA president Steve Ninvalle and he has assured me that once all hurdles are cleared I would be given the go ahead,” McDonald said.The PFM which McDonald host in conjunction with the GBA, is one of at least two international tournaments held annually by the GBA. The other is the Winfield Braithwaite Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors competition. According to McDonald, his company had no hesitation in postponing from July.GBA president Steve Ninvalle“The safety, health and wellbeing of the boxers, officials and the general public is of most importance. While we would want to have this tournament staged we cannot and will not do so at the expense of the health of the boxing fraternity,” McDonald added.The last tournament saw Guyana defending against St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. This year it was planned that Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago would have participated.Meanwhile, McDonald confirmed that two of the Caribbean’s most talented female teenagers will be a part of the tournament headline whenever it is staged.“Our aim is to expose Abiola and Alesha Jackman to constant international competition. “I am personally impressed of their achievements so far. My intention is to keep exposing these two young women and we at McDonald Promotions will continue to do our part to assist in their development. It is the only way that they will reach their true potential,” McDonald declared.In an invited comment Ninvalle applauded McDonald’s commitment even in such difficult times. “The PFM is an important tournament to boxing and we welcome Mr. McDonald’s dedication. We will notify when there is a definitive time for the resumption of boxing. At this point in time I am confident that it will not be within the next three months,” Ninvalle said.The Patrick Ford Memorial is held in honour of the first Guyanese boxer to fight for a world title. Patrick Ford ended an eleven-year professional career with a total of 19 victories and four losses. Ford died on November 13, 2011 at the age of 55.last_img read more

City of Sunrise Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27

first_imgThe City of Sunrise will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).Join us in honoring our fallen U.S. military service personnel. The ceremony will include a wreath placement, distinguished speakers, music, light refreshments, and the presentation of colors. Call (954) 746-3670 for more information.The City’s administrative offices and the Sunrise Senior Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. However, Leisure Services facilities (including parks) will follow their regular operating schedule, and there will be no interruption to garbage, recycling or bulk trash collection.last_img

ST EUNANS COLLEGE FINALLY HIT THE WALL – IN CHINA!

first_imgSt Eunans teachers and students at the Great Wall of China.Five teachers and 35 students from St Eunans College in Letterkenny made the arduous long journey to the wonderful Chinese Capital Beijing and its environs at the beginning of the Easter School Holidays. The entire trip included two bus journeys, two stop overs in Dubai and a total four long-haul flights with Emirates Airlines.The group were also accompanied by a local and national guide ; Regina and Gene; who imparted knowledge of Chinese history, culture, customs and language to the 40-stong group. The 35 lads, spread across several year groups, and their five teachers: Mr. Kevin Bowden, Mrs. Martina Gormley, Mr. Gareth Nee, Mr. John Fox and Mr. Shaun McGinley visited The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Wangfujing Night Food Market, Beijing’s Hutongs’ Homes, Traditional Chinese Tea rooms and a stop-off at the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium.The trip also included shopping trips to the Silk and Pearl Markets where students and teachers earned a reputation among staff there for their ingenious and shrewd haggling techniques with all bagging bargains galore!An unforgettable trip that will remained etched in the memories for a life-time.The group got to see lots of culture.ST EUNANS COLLEGE FINALLY HIT THE WALL – IN CHINA! was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChinadonegalLETETRKENNYschool tripSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Half-time: MK Dons 0 QPR 0 – Rangers the better side so far

first_imgQPR created a number of chances during a largely one-sided first half.Conor Washington’s early shot dropped to Rangers skipper Nedum Onuopha, who was unable to apply the finish and keeper David Martin was able to gather.The fit-again Martin also kept out an effort from Nasser El Khayati, who was restored to the starting line-up along with Washington and Daniel Tozser, while Matt Phillips was dropped to the bench along with striker Sebastian Polter.As Rangers continued to threaten, Massimo Luongo and El Khayati fired narrowly wide, Tozser curled a free-kick over the bar and James Perch headed over from Tozser’s corner.At the other end, Darren Potter shot over after being set up by Josh Murphy, and Anthony Kay headed over in first-half injury time.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Perch, Henry, Tozser, El Khayati, Luongo, Chery, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Konchesky, Faurlin, Phillips, Diakite, Petrasso, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast:  Shelter Cove salmon opener set for Saturday

first_imgOn Saturday, California’s recreational ocean salmon season will open from Horse Mountain south to the U.S./Mexico border.The area to the north of Horse Mountain, which includes Eureka, Trinidad, and Crescent City, will be sitting on the sidelines this season due to a record low 54,200 Klamath River fall Chinook salmon forecasted to be swimming in the ocean.The ocean abundance of Sacramento River kings is also low, but there’s enough to give the anglers to our south at least a limited season. …last_img

Big Bad Bird: Ten-Foot “Terror Bird” Found

first_imgWhat would a “terror bird” look like?  Imagine a ten-footer, able to disembowel you with a single kick and crush your skull in its jaws.  That’s what scientists from the Dinosaur Institute of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History described in Nature1 after finding the largest-ever skull of a flightless phorusrhacid (‘terror bird’) in Argentina.  While other phorusrhacids stood 2-3 feet tall, the skull of this one was as big as that of a horse, implying it stood 10 feet tall.  It had a sharp, eagle-like beak and was probably agile and swift.    Contrary to earlier opinion, taller does not mean fatter and slower, the researchers surmised.  In a classic example of stuffy scientific jargon, they wrote, “We conclude that reconstructions of the skull of gigantic phorusrhacids on the basis of their smaller relatives are unwarranted, and that the long-established correlation between their corpulence and reduced cursorial agility needs to be re-evaluated.”    See also the National Geographic entry.  Despite saying this discovery was just in time for Halloween, Sean Markey wrote that “much about terror bird behavior remains unknown.”  They are presumed to have been South America’s top predators after dinosaurs went extinct.1Luis M. Chiappe and Sara Bertelli, “Palaeontology: Skull morphology of giant terror birds,” Nature 443, 929(26 October 2006) | doi:10.1038/443929.You can’t call it a terror bird without being there to watch it.  Inferences from living ostriches and rheas are probably warranted, but maybe these were big, beautiful, stupid and sweet.  Maybe they would have made good pets.  Don’t put it together with the cat, though.  (Imagine it having a chirp like Here, kitty kitty kitty.)  Best put the bird in the yard and the cat in the cage.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Huawei’s narrowband IoT network grabbing peers’ attention

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Donal Powercenter_img Tags:#Huawei#Internet of Things#IoT#LoRa#LPWAN#NB-IoT#Vodafone Follow the Puck In the rapidly evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei’s narrowband technology is getting increased attention.The Chinese networking giant announced it won a gold medal at the recent World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi, China.The award recognized Huawei’s narrowband (NB) cellular IoT advancements, which the company says has helped boost industry confidence in the NB-IoT chain’s rapid development.In particular, Huawei has conducted several tests of its technology that have exceeded industry specifications in regards to Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN).Narrowband is a LPWAN technology that uses licensed spectrum to provide communications over long distance.“NB-IoT technologies fully meet the LPWA market requirements for deep coverage, mass connectivity, ultra-low power consumption, and ultra-low costs,” said Huawei IoT manager Zhu Cheng. “With this leading NB-IoT solution, Huawei will continue working together with carriers and vertical industries to promote the implementation of commercial NB-IoT applications.Huawei has already started to deploy pilot NB-IoT sites with various global carriers. By the end of 2017, the company expects to have rolled out 20 commercial NB-IoT networks around the globe.“Besides technological innovation and product development, Huawei will proactively and relentlessly promote construction of the NB-IoT ecosystem and boost incubation of NB-IoT applications for a prosperous future for the NB-IoT industry,” said Zhu.NB-IoT competition from around the worldMeanwhile, UK-based Vodafone has announced rollout plans for its NB-IoT network, which will start in four European countries next year.The dedicated IoT network will go live in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain in the first quarter of 2017.Vodafone has been one of the largest backers on NarrowBand, an evolution of Huawei’s NB-IoT effort. 3GPP, the largest telecommunication association, standardized the technology in June.However, narrowband is currently competing with LoRa, another IoT network built by Semtech. A few developments in Asia have cropped up in the past using that standard, creating fragmentation in the IoT networking industry.last_img read more