BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFBroadwind Energy, Inc. has announced new tower orders from Siemens. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wisc. and Abilene, Tex. facilities. Since the start of 2013, Broadwind has recorded $389 million in new tower orders.
  • POET has reached its first milestone under the company-wide “Ingreenuity” sustainability program. Since 2009, POET biorefineries have produced more than 700 million pounds of bio-based products, surpassing the target set in 2010. POET’s increase in production of bio-based products has been led by Voilá™ Corn Oil, which is now installed in all of POET’s 27 plants and is responsible for over 700 million pounds of product since 2009. In addition to POET’s Ingreenuity goals, POET produces approximately 9 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually and has sold more than 1.2 million tons of liquefied CO2 into U.S. markets since 2009.
  • Natural Power has been appointed by Vattenfall as Ecological Clerk of Works at Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The 18-turbine development will have an installed capacity of 36.9 MW, generating enough electricity to power over 20,000 homes.
  • Admirals Bank, a provider of residential renewable energy financing, will participate in an effort alongside EmPower Solar to offer Breezy Point, New York residents financing options to purchase solar systems for their homes. The Breezy Point Green Committee developed this initiative to foster the sustainable rebuilding of homes and community buildings affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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