BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe Green Power Academy has released a new training course calendar that includes 25 new courses. One popular class is the Renewable Energy Mini-MBA. In addition, there are multiple courses about bioenergy and bioproducts, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal, clean technologies and project business & finance planning. Click here to get details on all the courses.
  • The Fuels America Coalition has sponsored Politico’s Morning Energy for the second week in a row, underscoring that gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would pose an enormous threat to America’s emerging cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuel industry. “Caving to oil industry pressure and reducing the market for renewable fuels would undercut the industry’s ability to make investments in advanced biofuels,” the advertisement pointed pointed out. “Especially if the administration’s rationale for the reduction is the fact that the oil industry is refusing to provide the infrastructure to sell renewable fuels in spite of a law requiring them to do so.”
  • Royal DSM has announced that it has joined the Solliance CIGS Research program. It has entered into a 3-year agreement to participate in this alliance that focuses on developing new solutions for solar modules. DSM is already developing proprietary innovative materials for the solar industry to increase module efficiencies to lower the cost of the energy produced, allowing for a further penetration of solar energy. Solliance is an alliance of TNO, TU/e, Holst Centre, ECN, imec and Forschungszentrum Jülich for research and development in the field of thin film photovoltaic solar energy (PV) in the ELAT-region (Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen triangle).
  • AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, has announced that it has received a $40 million order for wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) from Inox Wind Limited, part of India’s Inox Group of Companies. AMSC expects to begin shipments under this new order during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and expects to complete shipments during calendar year 2015. This is the sixth and largest order that AMSC has received from Inox since the company began volume production of its 2 megawatt (MW) wind turbines, which were licensed from AMSC in May 2009.

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