BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe benefits of energy efficiency have been largely out of reach for many of the more than 20 million U.S. families living in apartment or condo buildings that are often underserved by energy efficiency programs. A new report, Apartment Hunters: Programs Searching for Energy Savings in Multifamily Buildings, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), offers advice to utilities on how to deliver energy efficiency to their multifamily customers.
  • Green Biologics announced the closing of a $25 million Series B round led by Sofinnova Partners with strategic participation by Swire Pacific Limited. Follow on investments were also made by Capricorn Venture Partners, Oxford Capital Partners, Morningside Ventures and ConvergInce Holdings LLC. The company also noted that following on from the announcement on July 2nd, an asset purchase agreement has been executed and approved by Central MN Ethanol Co-op shareholders last week. The aim is to retrofit the 23 Mgy plant to produce renewable n-butanol and acetone in 2016.
  • The 11th International Specialist Conference on Biofuels will be held on January 20-21, 2014 in Berlin. There will be several forums including Biomass Demand for Biofuel Production that will provide an overview on global developments in biofuel consumption and production in relation to international political funding frameworks, and a session that will discuss possible raw material price forecasts. Click here for program and registration information.
  • New iPhone app Wing Whackers is a game designed to minimize the toll taken on aviation life, in particular via wind farms. The creators of the app say the game provides a fun and interactive way for children and adults of all ages to learn about birds, energy, and the environment while being able to support and save the lives of some of the world’s most amazing avian heroes.

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