BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFAccording to a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour, while generating the same amount of electricity from sources such as fossil fuels can cost two to three times more.
  • Representatives from 24 countries will come together with Washington leaders for the GEA International Geothermal Showcase in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 22. The Showcase will examine the outlook for the geothermal market and the policies driving geothermal development. GEA will release the results of its new annual U.S. and International Market Update exclusively to event attendees.
  • SunPower Corporation has announced the sale of more than 70 megawatts (MW) of cell packages to the Huaxia Concentrated Photovoltaic Power Co., Ltd., joint venture (JV) in Inner Mongolia, China. These packages will be used for the first phase of two SunPower C7 Tracker (C7) projects, which includes a 20-MW project in Saihan and a 100-MW project in Wuchuan. Both are located in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia and completion is expected in 2015.
  • Pellet Technology USA (PTUSA) has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) joint development agreement with ICM, Inc. that will see it become the exclusive contractor for PTUSA in the United States and abroad. Recently, PTUSA announced that ICM had been awarded the EPC contract for PTUSA’s a one-of-a-kind R&D facility Commercial Demonstration Facility in Gretna, Nebraska. The facility allows PTUSA to develop, test and modify feedstock inputs, blends and finished products for their industry clients, using PTUSA’s patented technology.