BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFIn an effort to install an electric vehicle highway between Kansas City, Kansas and Denver, Colorado. Tesla has announced that the Goodland Kansas Supercharger station is now open featuring six charging stalls. The EV charging station is located at 2631 Enterprise Rd, Goodland, Kansas 67735 located at the Holiday Inn Express.
  • Between three to six million euros will be available in the Netherlands for research and development into biobased performance materials (BPM) over the next four years. The team in charge of the Top Sector for Chemicals (defined by the Dutch government as an investment priority) has approved a continuation of the BPM R&D programme which is currently coordinated by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research. Funding of three million euros for the new programme will come from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The BPM project office will apply for a 3 million euro grant with the Dutch organisation for scientific research (NWO). This application focuses on support of a specific basic research programme into biobased materials. Dutch companies will provide 35% of the funding. Biobased performance materials, such as bioplastics for packaging, biobased building materials, resins, textiles and carpeting, represent a sustainable alternative to plastics made ​​from fossil fuels.
  • CBD Energy Limited announced the pricing of its public offering of 1,810,000 ordinary shares, at an offering price of $4.00 per share. CBD has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 271,500 additional ordinary shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The ordinary shares of CBD will begin trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “CBDE” on June 13, 2014. National Securities Corporation is acting as lead manager for the offering. Northland Capital Markets is acting as co-manager for the offering. Northland Capital Markets is the trade name for certain equity capital markets and investment banking activities of Northland Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. The offering is expected to close on June 18, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
  • SunPower Corp. and Admirals Bank has announced a strategic relationship to provide a $200 million loan program for SunPower residential solar projects over the next two years. The partnership supports the SunPower Loan program in the U.S., expanding the financing options available to homeowners interested in owning high-efficiency SunPower solar power systems. Under the program, borrowers may apply for a loan of up to $60,000 to install a SunPower system. Each partner’s obligations are subject to the terms of the partnership agreement and all loans are subject to credit approval.

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