BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFKenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Simon Gicharo as new Chairman to the country’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC). Gicharu is the founder of Mount Kenya University and will now be tasked to fast-track development of Kenya’s geothermal resources. GDC is expected to drill 1,4000 steam wells for the development of up to 5,000 MW in geothermal power generation capacity by 2030.
  • Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has completed the sale of Mississippi Mills, a 10 megawatt AC solar power plant valued at over C$61.0 million to TransCanada Corporation on December 31, 2013.
  • Online registration for the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo ends on January 6, 2014 so register now. The event is taking place in San Diego, California on January 20-23, 2014.
  • The registration deadline for the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge is Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The Clean Energy Challenge is Clean Energy Trust’s annual business plan competition that will award $500,000 in total funding to help Midwestern entrepreneurs, students and researchers bring new clean energy technology to the marketplace. The competition has produced consecutive winners of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Energy Business Competition, and finalists have secure $40 million in outside investment, created more than 200 Midwest jobs and registered more than 25 patents.

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