BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe UI GreenMetric World University Ranking has ranked the University of California, Davis in the top 10 for campus sustainability and environment-friendly management. In Universitas Indonesia’s fourth annual GreenMetric rankings, for 2013, UC Davis is ninth overall (up from 17th a year earlier) and fourth in the U.S. The rankings comprise 301 universities. The University of Nottingham, England, claimed the top spot in the new rankings.
  • Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, has announced its 2013 financial results. Organic sales growth was 7% (5% DKK, 8% LCY), EBIT grew by 6% and net profit by 9%, and the EBIT margin increased by 0.3 percentage point to 24.7% compared with 2012. According to Novozymes, 2014 is expected to show a continuation of trends seen in 2013. As a result, the outlook for 2014 is positive with good underlying sales and EBIT growth.
  • Real Goods Solar, Inc. has changed its brand identity to RGS Energy. Reflecting the brand change, the company’s NASDAQ stock symbol will change from “RSOL” to “RGSE,” effective at the start of trading on Monday, February 24, 2014.
  • Registration is now open for the Ethanol 2014: Emerging Issues Forum taking place in Omaha, Nebraska April 10-11, 2014. The keynote speaker is Doug Durante, executive director of Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Other speakers include Alvaro Cordero, with the U.S. Grains Council and Argus Media will be presenting on ethanol demand trends.

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