BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFGladstein, Neandross and Associates, organizers of the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, have announced the keynotes and full speaker lineup for the 2014 ACT Expo and co-located 2014 NGV Global event. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, May 5-8, 2014, the conferences will bring together more than 3,500 industry stakeholders.
  • According to a new report from Navigant Research/BTM Consult, worldwide wind power installations reached 36.13 gigawatts (GW) in 2013 – a 20-percent decline from 2012. Driven by government incentives and by falling prices of electricity generated by wind turbines, the global wind industry expanded steadily, and dramatically, from 2004 through 2012. In 2013, however, negative conditions in several key countries, particularly the United States and Spain, were unconducive to the continued growth of the market.
  • Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and its strategic partner Coronal Group have teamed up with Global Investment Renewable to create Coronal Municipal Energy Services. GIR has developed more than 600 Megawatts (MW) of solar projects and has developed a 2 Gigawatt (GW) pipeline of U.S. public power projects. The company model allows public power authorities to procure solar electricity and its associated renewable attributes at prices that are competitive with brown power alternatives.
  • A Bechtel-led team, BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership, has been awarded a contract worth approximately CAN $1.4 billion by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba, Canada. The Keeyask Generating Station will have a 695-megawatt capacity and produce on average 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity—enough to power 400,000 homes.

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