If passed into law, the bill could help the state meet its Next Generation Energy Act, which mandates that by 2025, 25 pct of the state's total energy use must come from renewable sources.
Originally, the Minnesota bill incentivized the use of corn products in biofuel, but environmental groups objected that proposal, claiming corn can have negative effects on water and soil quality.
The bill was amended to provide funding for advanced biofuel production that uses perennial plants and other crops. (Source: Minnesota Daily, Others, 15 April, 2015)
Tags Biofuel news, Biofuel Incentive news, Biofuel Subsidies news,
Natural Resources Canada Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and the Quebec government contributed a total of $14.4 million to the project. The new equipment is slated for installation this summer and to be fully operational by Q1, 2016. (Source: Cascades, CEO Mario Plourde, CEO, (819) 363-5100, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.cascades.com
Tags Cascades news, Cellulosic news, Woody Biomass news,
$21 million for nine projects that convert organic, municipal waste and/or landfill waste into electricity in Brawley, Forest Hill, Orange County, Palm Springs, Redwood City, San Benito, San Bernardino County, Riverside and San Jose; $9 million to three awardees in Poway, City of Industry and Milpitas to encourage the manufacturing of alternative biofuel vehicles and vehicle components in California; $5 million for the installation of commercial-scale woody biomass gasification-to-electricity facility in North Fork; $3.4 million to Viridis Fuels, LLC to construct and operate a 20 million gpy biodiesel production facility in Oakland.
(Source: California Energy Commission, 8 April, 2015)
Contact: California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
Tags Bioenergy news, Biofuel news, Biogas news, California Energy Commission news,
The USDA awards were part of $9 million nationwide that will leverage $22 million in investments from partners, resulting a total investment of $31 million in 23 states. Wood innovation grants focus on proposals that substantially expand or accelerate wood energy and wood products markets. (Source: USDA, 10 April, 2015)
Contact: Renewable Forest Energy, (970) 204-5000, email@example.com; Western Excelsior Corporation, (800) 833-8573, www.westernexcelsior.com
Tags Biochar news, Woody Biomass news,
Under the deal, the EPA is committing to re-propose the 2014 biofuel quotas and unveil a first draft for 2015 by June 1, with the final targets established by Nov. 30, 2015. The agency also pledged to finalize the standards for 2016 this year too, under the same timeline.
Oil companies and refiners have been pushing Congress to either repeal or overhaul the RFS on the grounds that they are now being pushed beyond a "blend wall" where the volumetric targets force them to mix a higher proportion of ethanol into fuel than the 10 percent level approved for use in all cars and trucks.
While EPA is planning to finalize quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 simultaneously, the years will not be combined; instead there will be three separate annual targets.
the agency plans to set quotas that reflect the actual volumes of renewable fuels that were used in 2014.
(Source: EPA, Various Sources, The Hill, Forbes, 10 April, 2015) Contact: American Petroleum Institute, (202) 682-8000, www.api.org;
AFPM, (202) 457-0480, www.afpm.org
Tags American Petroleum Institute news, American Fuel and Petrochemical ManufacturersRFS news, Ethanol news, Ethanol Blend news, Biofuel news,
The agreement includes requirements for ramping-up perennial biomass use over a specified time-period, adds detail and stringency to the development of "responsible sourcing planning," and establishes a new program that would provide producers payment incentives to establish perennial crops.
The new requirements only impact advanced biofuel projects that would use crop residues as a feedstock. Advanced biofuel projects from sugar, starch, or wood, and all renewable chemical and biomass thermal energy projects are not impacted by the new requirements.
According to a University of Minnesota Extension study, the legislation could spur the development of more than a dozen new commercial-scale projects across the state, generate over $830 million in new economic output, and create more than 3,000 new jobs.
(Source: Bio-Economy Coalition of Minnesota, April 10, 2015) Contact: Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota, www.mnbioeconomy.org
Tags Bioenergy Incentive news, Biofuel Incentive news, Renewable Fuels news, Renewable Chemical news, BioChemical news,
Direct conversion of biomass to ethanol without pretreatment represents a new paradigm for CPB, offering the potential for carbon-neutral, cost-effective, and sustainable biofuel production.
Producing ethanol from plant biomass typically requires three major steps: physicochemical pretreatment, enzymatic breakdown of biomass into its constituent sugars, and fermentation. Pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis are costly steps in the process. CBP could reduce costs. In CBP, unpretreated cellulosic biomass is converted to a biofuel in a single process by a microbe that breaks down the biomass and ferments the resulting sugars. Caldicellulosiruptor bescii had been shown to ferment untreated switchgrass, but it lacked the genes to make ethanol. Because C. bescii is a thermophile (heat loving) and CBP is carried out at elevated temperatures, a gene for a heat-stable enzyme enabling ethanol synthesis was needed. Researchers identified a candidate gene in Clostridium thermocellum and cloned it into C. bescii. The engineered strain of C. bescii was then able to produce ethanol from cellobiose, Avicel, and switchgrass. To optimize ethanol fermentation, two genes were deleted that would otherwise divert fermentation products. In this new C. bescii strain, roughly 30 pct of biomass was fermented, and 1.7 moles of ethanol were produced for each mole of glucose, an amount close to the theoretical 2.0 moles of ethanol per mole of glucose.
Although efficiencies can be further improved, this study is an important step in realizing the potential of CBP and provides a platform for engineering the production of advanced biofuels and other bioproducts directly from cellulosic biomass without harsh and expensive pretreatment.
This research was conducted by the BioEnergy Science Center, a U.S. DOE Bioenergy Research Center supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research within DOE's Office of Science.
(Source: US DOE, Office of Science, 10 April, 2015) Contact:
BioEnergy Science Center, science.energy.gov
Tags Ethanol news, Switchgrass news,
"As an organization focused on energy policies affecting low-income and minority consumers, EEA stands beside the President and applauds his efforts as he provides direction to invest in (clean) energy research and innovation.
"The actions and goals discussed in the release should not only help create jobs for many of those who are struggling to pay their monthly energy bills, but will help reduce our carbon footprint.
"Along with the press release, the President's scheduled announcement from Hill Air Force Base should reiterate his goal to educate and train over 75,000 workers in the solar industry, with a strong focus on preparing veterans for careers as installers, system inspectors, and other jobs in solar.
"As EEA continues its efforts to ensure that energy efficiency programs are non-discriminatory and equitable, we share in the President's vision of a more energy efficient America, and envision practical and fair policies that aid in his energy-focused goals."
The EEA provides a voice for low income and minority energy consumers on national and state issues impacting energy safety and affordability, and environmental pollution.(Source: EEA, April, 2015) Contact: EEA, Joe Gibbons, Chairman, (954) 648-1880, http://energyequityalliance.org
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HUD and New York City will neither pay for, loan or guarantee financing for the project. The agencies agree that funding the energy efficiency upgrades may be a challenge since energy efficiency upgrades and public housing projects are not the most desirable collateral for a lender.
A project RFP is slated to be issued this fall for work to begin in summer, 2016. (Source: HUD, New York City Housing Authority, 10 April, 2015) Contact: New York City Housing Authority, Shola Olatoye, Director, http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/home/home.shtml
Tags Energy Efficiency news, New York City Housing Authority news,
The team led by Nigel Scrutton and Dr Patrik Jones from Imperial College, modified existing fermentative butanol pathways using an engineered enzyme variant to redirect the microbial pathway to produce propane as opposed to butanol. The team was able to achieve propane biosynthesis creating a platform for next-generation microbial propane production.
(Source:University of Manchester Institute of Biotechnology R&D Mag., ClickGreen, Others, 10 April, 2015) Contact: University of Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, Professor Nigel Scrutton, MIB Director, 011 +44 161 306 8917, www.mib.ac.uk
Tags Biofuel news, Propane news,
President Obama's meeting with Caribbean leaders comes after the United States launched the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative in January. The just announced initiative is intended to fuel economic growth and development through loans, technology collaboration, and working groups between CARICOM nations and US agencies.
(Source: White House, Sputnik, 9 April, 2015)
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The 10 pct drop was the biggest fall in emissions since 1990. Over the last five years, following a sharp fall in 2009, emissions appeared to have stabilized with only slight rises in some years owing to increasing coal use.
The slump in carbon output is also attributed to record average high temperatures across the UK in 2014 and a corresponding drop in household energy consumption. (Source: DECC, Guardian, Others 11 April, 2015) Contact: DECC, www.decc.gov.uk
Tags UK Carbon Emissions news, Climate Change news, Carbon Emissions news, DECC news,
The partnership is intended to help EICC members measure and find ways to reduce GHG emissions while enhancing GHG reporting further down the supply chain.
EICC member submitted data will be independently assessed against CDP's scoring methodology, enabling benchmarking and the easy identification of best practice. Beginning in August, the EICC and CDP plan to publish joint reports on industry trends in GHG reporting.
(Source: EICC, Supply Management, 11 April, 2015) Contact: Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Rob Lederer, Exec. Dir., (571) 858-5120, http://www.eiccoalition.org; CDP, London HQ, 011 +44 (0) 20 3818 3900; CDP North America, Lance Pierce, Pres., Dexter Galvin, Supply Chain Program Head, (212) 378-2086, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cdp.net
Tags CDP news, Carbon Emissions news, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition news, CDP news,
The study identified the
transportation sector, which accounts for 0ver 40 pct of the state's CO2 emissions, and suggested extensive electrification of the state's motor vehicle fleet -- provided that the electricity is generated from low- and zero-carbon sources. The electric power generation sector accounts for 21 pct of state's emissions followed by residential at 12.1 pct, industrial emissions at 10.3 pct, and fossil fuel burning commercial facilities 10.1 pct.
(Source: Rutgers Univ., NJSpotlight, 10 April, 2015)
Contact: Rutgers Climate Institute, (848) 932-5739, http://climatechange.rutgers.edu
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Following the Fukushima tsunami disaster, Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions rose 1.3 pct from 2005 levels , as closed nuclear power plants were replaced with coal and nature gas-fired facilities. (Source: JapanToday, Kyodo News, Others, 10 April, 2015)
Tags Japan Carbon Emissions news, CO2 news, GHG news,
The EPA is calling on the Badger State to lower its emissions by 34 pct by 2030, which could cost the state as much as $13 billion and raise electricity rates by 29 pct, according to Gov. Scott Walker, a supporter of the lawsuit. (Source: Various Sources, April 8, 2015) Contact: Murray Energy Corp., (740) 338-3100, http://www.murrayenergycorp.com
Tags Carbon Emission news, Power Plant Emissions news, EPA news,
Under Japan's 2012 feed-in-tariff program, disposal costs are included in the purchase prices but there is no guarantee that the suppliers will use this money to cover disposal costs. To prevent illegal dumping, the ministry will suggest appropriate ways for suppliers to remove, transport and dispose of their equipment. It will also support finding ways to build eco-friendly facilities that can be recycled easily.
The ministry will also urge private suppliers to continue using their power generation facilities beyond the end of the feed-in tariff program to produce electricity for their own use. (Source: Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan Times, 10 April, 2015) Contact:
Japan Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, www.meti.go.jp
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Forest City has committed to cut energy consumption by 20 pct across a 14-million-square-foot segment of its overall real estate portfolio by 2020. The company's energy-conservation efforts and those of other program partners have to date resulted in a 5 pct energy savings across 4.5 million square-feet of building space in Cleveland. The company's energy and sustainability strategy is integrated into its core business practices and supported by an enterprise-wide Energy & Sustainability Group, which focuses on operating portfolio energy management, employee and tenant engagement, renewable energy, and sustainable design in new development.
The Better Buildings Challenge is aimed at doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public sector leaders across the nation to save energy through commitments and investments. It also facilitates and encourages the sharing of successful strategies. (Source: Forest City Enterprises, 3BL, April, 2015) Contact: Forest City Enterprises, www.forestcity.net;
DOE Better Buildings Challenge, energy.gov/eere/better-buildings
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Manitoba Hydro is a leading industry proponent of the CBEP; its Power Smart conservation programs are currently targeting energy efficiency improvements in over 35,000 commercial enterprises in Manitoba.
CBEP will be operated under Red River College's School of Construction and Engineering Technologies, and will leverage the Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure as well as a previous $2.3-million 5-year grant to conduct applied research on improving the energy performance of commercial buildings.
(Source: Red River College, April, 2015) Contact: Red River College, David Rew, Interim President, CEO, http://www.rrc.mb.ca; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
Tags Building Energy Efficiency news, Energy Efficiency news, NSERC news,
This marks the fifth consecutive year that Nissan has been recognized by the EPA for its continued commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy management and efficiency. (Source: Nissan, US DOE ENERGY STAR, 9 April, 2015)Contact: EPA ENERGY STAR, (703) 412-3086, http://www.energystar.gov
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The equipment includes 2 sets of DK943X-25C electric vacuum butterfly valves for installation in a new 2 x 300 MW power plant. Delivery is slated for July, 2015.
CPIC is a major power producer in China. NF Energy Saving Corporation clients include Jinghai Coal, Gangue Power Co. Ltd, Jilin Baicheng Power Co. and Wuhu Electric Power Company. (Source: NF Energy Saving Corporation, 9 April, 2015) Contact: NF Energy, Andy Gao, 011 +86 24 2560 9775, email@example.com, http://www.nfenergy.com
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SFCE expanded its EMC business portfolio previously this year with an agreement with Nobao Renewable Energy Holdings, a ground source heat pump (GSHP) specialist, to jointly develop EMC services.
The company also holds a 51 pct stake in Lattice Power, a producer of LED lighting products. (Source: ShunFeng International, PV Tech, April 9, 2015) Contact: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, www.avic.com.cn; Shunfeng International Clean Energy, Eric Luo, CEO, www.sf-pv.com
Tags Aviation Industry Corporation of China news, Energy Management news, Energy Efficiency news,
With Yeloha's program, individuals who do not have access to solar can purchase virtually any amount of solar energy from a solar "host" network through an online subscription. The solar "hosts" receive free installation of solar panels on their roofs, in return for sharing access to the solar energy they generate. Each "host" is allocated a portion of the electricity generated, and the savings appear on their monthly electric bill.
Yeloha has recently opened an office in Boston and is currently available across Massachusetts, by "invitation only". The company plans to expand across the U.S. (Source: Yeloha Inc., Boston Business Journal, 10 April, 2015) Contact: Yeloha Inc., http://www.yeloha.com; Generaytor, https://www.generaytor.com
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The continuously rising share of renewable energies in the energy mix is presenting grid operators with new challenges and defining new requirements. These requirements will apply in Germany from January 2017 for high-voltage connections, promoting a continuously stable feed-in of wind energy into the grids. Senvion will meet these requirements in 2015 already with the new 3.XM NES turbine.
(Source: Senvion SE, PR, April, 2015) Contact: Senvion, Russell Stoddart, CTO, www.senvion.com; Suzlon Wind Energy, www.suzlon.com
Tags Senvion SE news, Suzlon news, Wind news, Wind Turbine news,
Hebei Construction and Investment (HCI) has ordered 25 G97-2MW turbines for delivery proior to 2016. The turbines will be installed at the Senjitu II project in Hebei province.
In another order from Fujian Energy, Gamesa will deliver and install 24 G97-2MW turbines for installation at the 48MW Dingyanshan wind farm located in the Fujian province. The project is slated for commissioning by the end of December, 2015.) year. (Source: Gamesa, Others 13 April, 2015) Contact: Gamesa Corp., http://www.gamesacorp.com
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The report elaborates on the following aspects related to the U.S LED lighting market:
certification from US Environmental Protection Agency; LED patents, green buildings; smart lighting in commercial spaces; and increasing public awareness. (Source: Markets & Markets, April, 2015) Contact: Markets & Markets, http://www.marketsandmarkets.com
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According to the plaintiffs, the BOCC overstepped its jurisdiction when it approved the amendments and violated the plaintiffs' rights by censoring individual speeches during a public comment session. NextEra is being accused of violating the plaintiffs' rights of due process of the law by threatening legal action against the county and threatening to scuttle the Golden West project in its entirety if the transmission line amendments were not approved.
EPCPRC wants NextEra to follow the original underground transmission line development plan.
(Source: New Falcon Herald, Various Others, April, 2015) Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, (416) 364-9714 -Canadian Office, http://www.nexteraenergyresources.com
Tags Wind news, Wind Transmission news, NextEra Energy Resources news,
Enel won the project during the third round of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) auctions. The company secured rights to develop 2 wind energy projects, of total capacity 199 MW, and 4 solar power projects, of total capacity 314 MW.
Each of these projects will supply electricity to South African utility Eskom, under the terms of a 25-year PPA. Construction on 3 of the solar power projects is presently underway.
(Source: Enel Green Power, CleanTechnica, Others, 6 April, 2015) Contact: Enel Green Power, http://www.enelgreenpower.com
Tags Enel Green Power news, Wind news, Renewable Energy news, Solar news,
New solar customers could avoid the fees if they go on a rate plan that includes a demand charge, which is based on the highest use of electricity during peak hours. The proposed change would not affect current solar customers.
(Source: APS, Casa Grande Dispatch, 4 April, 2015) Contact: Arizona Public Service Co.,
, Marc Romito, Mgr. Renewable Energy, https://www.aps.com;
Arizona Corporation Commission, Www.azcc.gov
Tags The Arizona Public Service Co. news, Solar news, Arizona Corporation Commission news,
The agency manages over $1 billion in trust assets as well as 77,000 acres of forest land in northern Wisconsin. (Source: Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, NY Times, Others, 9 April, 2015)
Contact: Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, (608) 266-1370, http://bcpl.state.wi.us
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Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is a leading R&D and training organization that addresses global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for more than 70 years. (Source: GTI International, 8 April, 2015) Contact: GTI International, Ron Snedic, GTI International President and Vice President of Corporate Development, www.gastechnology.org; Davis Energy Group, David Springer, VP, www.davisenergy.com
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The Powervault device utilizes an integrated battery and control system and the storage device can be charged from a 13 amp power outlet. .
The Powervault devise received support from Imperial College's Climate-KIC accelerator programme, which supports innovations aimed at tackling and mitigating the effects of climate change. (Source: Powervault, Solar Portal, 8 April, 2015) Contact: Powervault, Joe Warren, Managing Director, 011 +44 (0) 20 3603 0230, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.powervault.co.uk
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Ames Laboratory of Ames, Iowa -- $1.2 million; The California Institute of Technology of Pasadena -- $1 million; Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas -- $1.2 million; and the University of Michigan of Ann Arbor, Michigan -- $1.2 million.
(Source: US DOE, 8 April, 2015)
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New Colombia Resources sees value in blending industrial hemp with bituminous coal for power generation as well as feedstock for biofuel. Colombia is expected to increase its biofuel mandate increasing demand for feedstock.
(Source: New Columbia Resources, 8 April, 2015) Contact: New Colombia Resources, (410) 236-8200, www.newcolombiaresources.com; Sannabis, https://www.facebook.com/sannabis.cannamedicinal, www.sannibis.co
Tags Hemp Biomass news, Cellulosic news, Biofuel news,
The Hancock County Generating Station operated by Granger Energy will generate approximately 3.2 MW of electric power which will be sold to Columbus-based Buckeye Power. The project is expected to generate sufficient power for nearly 2,000 homes and businesses.
(Source: Hancock County Landfill, EPA, Courier, 9 April, 2015) Contact: Hancock County Landfill, (419) 299-3638, co.hancock.oh.us/government-services/solid-waste-recycling/landfill; Buckeye Power, www.buckeyepower.com; EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program, www.epa.gov/lmop
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The co-generation unit uses by-products obtained from the distillation of tall oil. The plant is designed to use 150 kilotons per year of biomass to generate 97 GWh of power, 214 GWh of steam and to save 20kt of CO2.
The biomass power plant is operated by Biomass Energy Solutions VSG, a newly created company involving DRT, Cofely (GDF SUEZ Group) and the Caisse des Depots.
(Source: DRT, Rubber & Plastics News, 7 April, 2015)
Contact: DRT, Eric Moussu, Sales & Marketing., 011 +33 5 58 56 6200, email@example.com, www.drt.fr
Tags Woody Biomass news, Biomass news,
This is the State's tenth solicitation as part of meeting its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and the first time that fuel cells can receive up to 20-year contracts, which the other technologies have already been eligible for in the past. Fuel cells were previously eligible for contracts of up to 10 years in duration. Currently, three fuel cell projects totaling approximately 1.3 megawatts have been chosen as part of New York's RPS.
The funding for public-private partnerships is also driven by the state's Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, which calls for a cleaner, more distributed energy system.
Not including this most recent solicitation, New York has spent approximately $1.9 billion since 2005 to meet its renewable portfolio standard. The previous solicitations have delivered more than 2,000 megawatts of renewable capacity, most of which is wind power. The state estimates more than $3 billion in direct investment in the state as the result of the existing utility-scale projects.
(Source: NYSERDA, April, 2015) Contact: NYSERDA, John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, http://www.nyserda.ny.gov
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The biomass will be used to produce electric power, heat and biochar. The project will also be one of the first projects to use forest-based fuel under California's new SB 1122 bioenergy law.
Phoenix Energy is an independent power producer that operates a network of small, distributed generation biomass gasification plants in partnership with businesses and communities. North Fork Community Power, LLC is a joint venture between Phoenix Energy and the North Fork CDC that will own and operate a biomass gasification facility in North Fork, CA. The facility will sell power to PG&E under California's SB1122 bioenergy law.
(Source: Phoenix Energy, 8 April, 2015) Contact: Phoenix Energy, Gregory Stangl, (415) 286-7822, http://www.phoenixenergy.net; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
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Under Snyder's proposal, 15 pct of the total energy goal would come from efficiency increase sand programs to help people and businesses replace older, inefficient windows, insulation and furnaces, among other items.
Snyder is also planning on signing an executive order to create a state agency dedicated to the state's energy needs. (Source: Michigan Gov. Office, C7G News, 7 April, 2015)
Contact: Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder, (517) 373-3400, https://www.michigan.gov/snyder
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Viridis Fuels has selected SRS Engineering to provide a turnkey operation that will utilize low-quality, low-cost feedstock for manufacturing up to 20 MMgy of biodiesel and 4 MMgy of technical-grade glycerin. The SRS Engineering biodiesel process at Viridis Fuels will include degumming, bleaching, cold soak filtration, transesterification and esterification, patented resin purification, and removal of sulfur and heavy metals.
(Source: Viridis, Biodiesel, Others, 8 April, 2015) Contact: Viridis Fuels, Cathy Neal, CEO, Mario Juarez, Pres., http://viridisfuels.com; Contact: California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
Tags Biodiesel news, California Energy Commission news,
The new fiber separation technology will increase ethanol production from 170 million lpy to 200 million lpy and improve the quality and production of dried distiller's grain (DDGs) ethanol byproduct which is sold as livestock feed.
The project received a $3.7 million loan from the Agri-Innovation Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
IGPC Ethanol is a division of IGPC Inc. and has about 780 shareholders who are farmers and agri-businesses. (Source: IGPC, Brantford Expositor, 8 April, 2015)
Contact: IGPC Ethanol Inc.. Jim Grey, CEO, (519) 765-2575, http://www.igpc.ca; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, www.agr.gc.ca
Tags DDGs news, IGPC Ethanol news, Corn Ethanol news,
The Virgin Islands' Renewable energy achievements include: construction of one of the largest photovoltaic systems in the Caribbean; energy efficiency upgrades on 11 schools that generated $1.3 million in energy cost-savings; the authorization of $35 million in funding to install lighting and water retrofits in 34 additional schools; installation of 1,500 solar water heating and PV systems and 15 MW of distributed solar PV under construction; and the data has been collected by NREL that will lead to the developement of the Virgin Islands' first wind farm.
As a result of its success, the US Virgin Islands has been recognized as a regional leader in clean energy. The initiate was supported by the US DOE and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). (Source: Various Sources, Bus. Sector Media, 7 April, 2015)
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