BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFRMD has become a gold sponsor of the Wind Energy Summit South Africa taking place April 9-10, 2014 in Cape Town. During this industry meeting, RMB will share their experience of successful financing during the round one development at Hopefield wind farm. The summit brings together the key decision makers of South African wind, including the National Treasury and the Department of Environmental Affairs, NERSA, Eskom, Nedbank Capital, Gestamp Wind, Siemens and Suzlon.
  • Lignol Energy Corporation has announced that it has closed the transaction previously announced to acquire all of the current outstanding and issued ordinary shares of Territory Biofuels Limited increasing its ownership of TBF from 55% to 100%. TBF owns the largest biodiesel plant in Australia with an annual capacity of 140 million litres with plans to re-start operations in the latter half of 2014.
  • National Cooperative Bank provided $82 million in financing for solar projects during 2013. The Bank worked with Strata Solar of Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 15 solar projects around the state that provided 94 MW of power. The projects the Bank financed resulted in 94 MW of power, which equates to powering 11,250 homes.
  • Submissions and nominations for the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize are open. The prize, an annual US$4 million award, recognises individuals, organisations and schools who have made significant strides to advance the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. Submissions will open globally across five categories: Large Corporation, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), Lifetime Achievement and Global High Schools. In the Lifetime Achievement category, nominations are also being be accepted.

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