BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFA new $15 million gift by Lynda and Stewart Resnick in support of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech will help scientists and engineers advance research aimed at helping humanity sustainably meet its needs for energy, food, clean water, and a healthy environment. This brings total funding of the Resnick Sustainability Institute to nearly $60 million, beginning with a foundational $21 million gift from the Resnicks in 2009.
  • Genscape is hosting a “Prepare for the 2014 Growing Season,” Tuesday, May 20 at 3:00 pm EDT targeted to the ethanol industry. The webinar will discuss the tangible savings and benefits ethanol plants can expect from utilizing the most accurate, personalized crop assessment in the industry. Topics to be covered in this webinar include: What Genscape’s experts and experienced agronomists are seeing and predicting early in the season; how to assess corn supply ahead of market movements and improve hedging and risk management strategies; and more.
  • American fashion retailer Forever 21 has unveiled plans to install a 5.1-megawatt (DC) high efficiency SunPower solar power system at Forever 21′s headquarters in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The system will be the largest single-roof solar power system in Los Angeles County and the third-largest in California. The planned system makes Forever 21 the latest business to Participate in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program. Also it will become the first project to use both of LADWP’s solar site programs-the FiT100 Set Pricing Program and the Solar Incentive Program at one location.
  • Voith has been awarded a services contract for the extensive modernization of three hydropower generators at the Kettle Generating Station in the province of Manitoba in Canada. The scope of supply for Voith Hydro includes the replacement of stator frames, new cores and windings as well as pole re-insulation and the installation of new coolers. Once the project is completed, each of the refurbished units will be rated at 120 MVA.

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