BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFIowa Senator Mark Jacobs and Sam Clovis who are running for the Congressional seat that is open with Senator Tom Harkin retiring, are both confirmed for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s renewable fuels forum. This free event is open to the public and taking place on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm CST at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Cherokee Campus Auditorium.
  • Consumers Energy has selected 31 solar powered projects offered by businesses, homeowners and nonprofit groups across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to supply renewable energy to customers. The suppliers were chosen as part of the company’s Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program provides for the long-term purchase of renewable energy generated by solar energy systems owned by electric customers.
  • Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, has been selected by Green Light Plaster City Solar and ZGlobal, Inc. to provide a 1 MW Ground Mount Tracker (GMT) at the United States Gypsum’s (USG) manufacturing facility in Plaster City, CA. The project broke ground late in November and is scheduled to be completed in January 2014.
  • E.ON Climate & Renewables North America (EC&R) has announced it has secured institutional equity financing for approximately $96.2 million and a commitment to fund further capital contributions from JPM Capital Corporation (J.P. Morgan) in exchange for a partial interest in EC&R’s Panther Creek I&II Wind Farm (Panther Creek). Panther Creek is part of a billion-plus-dollar investment EC&R has made in the Big Spring, Texas area since 2006. The projects are located in Howard, Sterling and Glasscock Counties, Texas. Panther Creek’s 172 GE 1.5 megawatt turbines generate enough energy to power approximately 77,000 homes.

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