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  • Benefits of FR3 Fluid-filled Transformers Highlighted at Conference in Ghana

    According to Managing Director David Kwateng Darkwa of transformer manufacturer Westrafo Ghana Limited, "Sustainable Peak Load (SPL) transformers with 'FR3 fluid' will be the solution for many problems with the distribution and transmission system." Darkwa highlighted key challenges facing the industry today including increased demand in energy, transmission/distribution losses impacting the grid, and grid instability, to name a few. Partnering with Cargill, Westrafo is developing a serie .. read more

  • New Zealand Utility to Trial 10 Green Transformers at Dairy Plant

    The green transformers use vegetable oil as an insulating medium and are the first of their kind to be used in South Cantebury. Read more online.

  • FR3 Fluid Filled Green Transformers Installed in Brazil

    Elektro, known as the fifth largest electric power company in the world operating in Brazil, recently installed Green Transformers in two of its major cities, which use Envirotemp FR3 fluid. The distribution company has acquired four thousand more units that will be installed throughout the concession area. Read the press release for more information. To read the Portuguese translation, view the news article highlighting the release.

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  • Technology Trends in Transformers Highlight Use of Natural Esters

    Learn more about how the use of natural ester fluid in transformers offers superior fire performance and moisture tolerance. Read the article from Power Line Magazine (India) on the latest technology and trends for transformers and substations.

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  • GETCO India Orders 80 Natural Ester-filled Power Transformers

    Transformers & Rectifiers India, manufacturer of a wide-range of transformers, has recently been awarded a contract for the supply of 80 natural ester-filled power transformers from Gujarat Energy Corporation (GETCO). Read more

  • A Greener Games: How Renewable Oil Helped Power the Athletes' Village in Rio

    CargillVoice: A Greener Games: How Renewable Oil Helps Power The Athletes' Village In Rio - Forbes Cargill has no relation to the Rio 2016 Games The athletes’ village in Rio is a mini-city in itself: 31 apartment buildings, each up to 17 stories high, in a complex that includes a cafeteria, a bank and a gym. More than 10,000 athletes and 6,000 coaches live in what’s been called the largest such village in the history of the Games. The demand for electric power in the a .. read more

  • Powering Up: FR3-fluid filled transformer supplies power to megacity

    Together with Tata Power, the largest integrated power company in India, Cargill collaborated with a manufacturer to create a more compact transformer that achieved a 25% increase in capacity. “If you look at Mumbai, it is growing vertically,” Pillai explained. “The load density is going to go higher and higher. When you have more load density, less space, higher population, you need to have a solution that is very safe and environmentally friendly.” Read more at Cargill.com

  • Kennedy Space Center using FR3 fluid in its transformers

    Natural ester Envirotemp™ FR3™ fluid has so many distinctive benefits over petroleum-based mineral oil, it’s no surprise major government organizations like NASA are making the decision to incorporate soy-based dielectric fluid in their on-site power transformers as a way to improve safety and sustainability. Installed in 81 transformers at the John F. Kennedy Space Center today, FR3™ fluid is known for its competitive advantages in extending insulation system life and best in class fire .. read more

  • FR3 Fluid Powers Brazil Olympic Village

    The 2016 summer Olympic Games began Friday, August 5, kicking off a 17 day-long celebration of sport, culture and education. The games take place in host city Rio de Janeiro, where three electrical transformers powering the games have been built with Envirotemp® FR3® natural ester fluid. Power utility company Light, which already uses FR3 in its underground transformers, is using the Cargill vegetable-oil based insulating fluid in 12 more power transformers and recently invested in three .. read more

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  • NES' Green Efforts Pay Off

    Since 2009, Nashville Electric Service has saved over 1 million gallons of petroleum-based oil. Beginning in 2009 NES switched to a new distribution transformer, using soybean oil rather than petroleum-based mineral oil. Soybean oil has significant environmental benefits and leaves a much smaller carbon footprint. Soybean oil is a renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable alternative. Read more about the article.

  • Cargill starts domestic production of Envirotemp™ FR3™ in Kurkumbh, Maharashtra

    Cargill's Envirotemp FR3 natural ester transformer oil will help Indian power and transmission companies reduce carbon footprint.

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  • Envirotemp in the News: Optimising performance and safety across the grid

    Envirotemp FR3 Fluid is a renewable, natural ester dielectric fluid formulated to optimise transformer performance and enhance overall grid efficiency. FR3 Fluid can increase load capability up to 20%, extend transformer life and improve fire safety – enabling utilities to minimise cost and risk and maximise operational efficiencies, states Wilec. http://www.esi-africa.com/commercial-feature-the-natural-way-to-optimise-performance-efficiency-and-safety-across-the-grid/  

  • FR3 fluid chosen: Reclamation Awards $37 Million Contract to Replace Glen Canyon Powerplant Transformers

    New transformers will be more energy efficient and safer for the environment. The Bureau of Reclamation today announced that it has awarded a $37 million contract to Yellowstone Electric Co. of Billings, Mont., to replace the 12 single-phase transformers and appurtenant equipment at Glen Canyon Powerplant that have reached the end of their service life. “Reclamation is the nation’s second-largest producer of clean, renewable hydropower,” said Commissioner Estevan López. “We’re excited .. read more

  • Tata Power commissions India's first natural ester filled power transformer in Mumbai

    Increased  transformation capacity with reduced footprint Improved fire safety and eco-friendly solution Mumbai: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated company  is committed towards ensuring safety and sustainability for its stakeholders,  environment and the community. In line with this commitment, Tata Power today  announced the introduction of natural ester filled 33 /11kV, 20 MVA power  transformers in Mumbai distribution with the objective of increased  transformation capacity w .. read more

  • Cargill – World Earth Day – Better Future For India with Clean Energy

    We are living in an age where mobile phones, the Internet, and content streaming over the Web have become ubiquitous for a good many people. For others, however, these are still only luxuries they can only dream about.   1.2 billion people worldwide still do not have access to electricity and nearly one-third—or 400 million—live in India.  And yet the demand for energy continues to expand.Last year, the government launched the “Make in India” initiative to boost manufacturing capacity. .. read more

  • A Brighter Future For India With Clean Energy

    A Brighter Future For India With clean Energy Posted by on April 22, 2015 We are living in an age where mobile phones, the Internet, and content streaming over the Web have become ubiquitous for a good many people. For others, however, these are still only luxuries they can only dream about. 1.2 billion people worldwide still do not have access to electricity and nearly one-third—or 400 million—live in India . And yet the demand for energy continues to expand.Last year, th .. read more

  • Natural ester fluids: A good fit for GSU transformers

    Natural ester fluids: A good fit for GSU transformers By Gene DelFiacco, Cargill Industrial Specialties, Dielectric Fluids GroupEnergy-Tech Magazine Originally designed as a less-flammable, fire-resistant alternative to mineral oil, natural ester fluids were first used commercially as a transformer coolant and insulator in 1998. These fluids have more than twice the flash and fire points of mineral oil. They are self-extinguishing, which significantly reduces the risk of pool f .. read more

  • Brazil R&D Project Transforms the Future

    From prototype to standardization, 10 years of research and innovation produces the compact green transformer. T&D World November 2014 Issue - After 10 years of a research and development (R&D) project that included the evaluation and testing of new insulating materials to reduce production costs and provide a more efficient and environmentally friendly distribution transformer, the result is the transformador verde compacto, or the compact green transformer. This equipment was the result o .. read more

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  • "The USP of this techonology is that it is totally eco-friendly and sustainable"

    Power Watch India - September 2014 Issue - Kindly elaborate on the working and USP of Cargill’s natural ester (Envirotemp™ FR3™) dielectric fluid for distribution. FR3 fluid is a vegetable based dielectric fluid for transformers. It is part of the insulation system in the transformer and helps to keep it cool. It also helps maintain the electrical properties in the transformer so that it operates properly. Cargill has been working with FR3 fluid for the last 15 years and 3 years ago, we purc .. read more

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  • Cargill to manufacture synthetic dielectric fluid in Europe

    [MINNEAPOLIS] European transformer manufacturers, utilities, and others who use synthetic ester fluids as a transformer coolant and insulator will soon gain access to regionally manufactured Cargill product. Cargill Industrial Specialties (CIS), which manufactures and distributes Envirotemp™ FR3™ natural-ester fluid and Envirotemp™ 200 synthetic fluid globally, will begin manufacturing its proprietary synthetic fluid at its plant in Gebze, Turkey, in early 2015. Read more here.

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  • Natural Ester Fluids: Flowing Into the Mainstream

    Electric Energy T&D July/August Issue- Once viewed as a nice, niche product for applications where environmental safety was at a premium, a recent trend reveals more and more power companies turning to natural ester fluids as a transformer coolant and insulator that delivers the operating efficiencies they need to stay competitive. Read more here.

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  • India’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power, will use natural esters in its electrical distribution transformers

    Improved fire safety, biodegradability and reduced carbon footprint led Tata Power’s move to choose Envirotemp™ FR3™ natural ester transformer oil Gurgaon (June 23, 2014) -Tata Power, based in Mumbai, will be the first utility in India to incorporate a natural ester, versus petroleum-based, dielectric fluid into its electrical transformer systems. Read more here.

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  • Tata Power commissions India’s first Natural Ester filled distribution transformer in Mumbai

    Mumbai, June 04, 2014 - Tata Power, India’s largest integrated company is committed towards ensuring safety and sustainability for its stakeholders, environment and the community. In line with this commitment, Tata Power today announced the introduction of Natural Ester filled distribution transformers across the Mumbai distribution area. The objective of introducing these green and fire safe installations is to ensure safe and sustainable distribution of electricity. Read more here.

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  • CPFL adopts Cargill’s vegetable fluid in its distribution network

    CPFL - São Paulo, April 10, 2014 – CPFL Energia has partnered with Cargill to use Envirotemp FR3™ vegetable-base dielectric fluid in the utility’s transformers. CPFL Energia is migrating its entire distribution network to green transformers, which use vegetable fluid. This initiative makes it the first energy company in Brazil to start replacing all of its installed transformers with equipment developed with sustainable technology. The work is the result of a structured research and developm .. read more

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  • World's largest "bio-oil" transformer goes into operation in Bruchsal

    New Transformer station on the Industriestrasse - a joint project between Transnet BW and Netzez BW - February 18, 2014 - Bruchsal, Germany. On Tuesday, February 18, TransnetBW GmbH and Netze BW GmbH – formerly EnBW Regional AG – officially put their new transformer station in Bruchsal into operation in the presence of mayor Cornelia Petzold-Schick and other invited guests. The "Bruchsal-Kändelweg" transformer station on the Industriestrasse has already been in operation for a few weeks. The .. read more

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  • Cargill's Envirotemp™ FR3™ fluid featured in Australia T&D Issue

    Australia Transmission and Distribution - March 10th, 2014 -  Today's substation designers and asset managers are proactively using field proven technology to prevent catastrophic incidents. In particular, they are specifying and substituting less-flammable fluids (Envirotemp™ FR3™ fluid) in lieu of traditional mineral oil dielectric coolant. For the full article, please click here.  

  • Success of Envirotemp™ FR3™ Fluid traces back to DEED

    American Public Power Association - Deed Digest - March 6th, 2014 -  A decision by Waverly Light & Power General Manager Glenn Cannon set in motion a research and demonstration project later funded in part by a DEED program grant that vastly improved a key piece of equipment for the electric utility industry: the electrical transformer. For the full article, please click here.

  • Designing Greener Chemicals Award: Cargill

    Chemical & Engineering News, December 13, 2013 - Biobased chemicals firm Cargill landed the Designing Greener Chemicals Award for developing Envirotemp FR3, a vegetable-oil-based dielectric insulating fluid for high-voltage transformers. The oil, already being used in a half-million transformers, outperforms and is less flammable and less toxic than commonly used petroleum-based mineral oil. For the full article, please click here.

  • Cargill bets big on "green chemical” to fill electrical transformers

    StarTribune, December 11, 2013 - WASHINGTON - For the past few years the U.S. Interior Department has tested the effectiveness of an environmentally friendly electrical transformer that uses vegetable oil instead of mineral oil to raise power production while lowering the threat of fires and toxic spills. For the full article, please click here.

  • Highlighting Green Chemistry Achievements

    Chemical & Engineering News, December 11, 2013 - Converting chicken feathers into shoe leather. Using vegetable oil to cool high-voltage transformers hanging on utility poles. An environmentally friendlier method to synthesize DNA. These are just a sampling of new technologies developed by scientists and engineers who are being honored with this year’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The five winners received their awards during a ceremony on Dec. 11 in Rachel Carson Great Hal .. read more

  • Cargill’s dielectric transformer oil made from natural esters wins Presidential Green Chemistry Award

    Cargill.com News Center - December 11, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS – (December 11, 2013) Today in Washington, D.C. Cargill was awarded a 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its technological innovation in developing Envirotemp™ FR3™ transformer oil made from natural esters. These prestigious awards—which recognize the development of new technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into the design, manufacture, .. read more

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  • Cargill's dielectric transformer oil made from natural esters wins Presidential Green Chemistry Award

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  • Cargill acquires Envirotemp™ FR3™ dielectric fluid business from Cooper Industries

    Cargill.com News Center, June 19, 2012 - Envirotemp FR3 soy-based, renewable electrical insulation fluid is widely used to improve performance and renewable content of transformers and other electrical apparatus MINNEAPOLIS and WAUKESHA, Wis. – 19 June 2012 – Cargill and Cooper Power Systems, Inc., announced today Cargill has purchased the global Envirotemp FR3 fluid business and brand from Milwaukee-based Cooper Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) . Cargill c .. read more

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  • Cargill Envirotemp™ FR3™ Dielectric Fluid complies with New IEEE High Temperature Insulation Standard

    Cargill.com News Center, January 29, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill announced that its Envirotemp™ FR3™ renewable (natural ester) dielectric fluid complies with a new, third-party standard around its insulation capabilities for electrical transformers. Envirotemp™ FR3™, which is made from vegetable oil, complies with a new design standard published by IEEE1 and corroborates with information in the informative Annex. The new standard, IEEE C57.154™ (Standard for the Design, Testing, and Appl .. read more

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