BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFMosaic has announced that financial services and solar industry veteran Bruce Ledesma has been named the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Ledesma will be responsible for scaling operations to service Mosaic’s growing base of investors, borrowers and solar installers. Ledesma has a proven track record of successfully growing businesses through rapidly evolving market conditions.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31, 2014.
  • According to The Global Biodiesel Market 2014-2018 report, the growth of the global biodiesel market is primarily dependent on the availability, quality, and yield of feedstock because the source material accounts for more than 80 percent of the cost of biodiesel production. On the other hand, biogas is gaining traction as a versatile energy carrier with significant potential to meet growing demand in the power, heating, and fuel markets.
  • Westermeerwind BV reached financial close on July 25, 2014 for the construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in IJsselmeer. The Westermeerwind wind farm consists of 48 wind turbines with a capacity of 3 MW to be installed in the water between 500 and 1100 metres from the dikes of the Noordoostpolder. Installation work is scheduled to start in March 2015. The first turbines are expected to start delivering power to the existing grid at the end of 2015. They will supply sustainable energy for nearly 160,000 homes.

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