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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Rapidly increasing solid wastes and the acute shortage of landfills are pushing countries in Southeast Asia to adopt sound waste management practices. Governments are also looking to leverage indigenous resources in order to meet renewable energy targets and become energy independent. As a result, investments in the Southeast Asian biomass and waste to power market are on the rise. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Strategic Analysis of Biomass and Waste to Power Market in Southeast Asia,” finds that the market earned revenues of US$1.12 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach US$1.85 billion in 2019. The study focuses on wood chips, empty fruit bunch, bagasse, municipal solid waste, and rice husk.
  • SunEdison, Inc. has announced that Pashupathy Gopalan, SunEdison’s president of Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa, was awarded the Solar Power Person of the Year during the Renewable World International Convention in Delhi, India. The award recognizes Mr. Gopalan and SunEdison’s work in setting the pace and scale of the solar industry in India over the last year.
  • Ravi Kailas, Chairman & CEO, Mytrah Energy, has been awarded the ‘Wind Power Person of the year 2015’ at the 3rd World Renewable Energy Conference, which was held in New Delhi. This award was conferred on him by the Renewable Energy Expert Committee, which is headed by Dr. Praveen Saxena, Former Advisor, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.
  • NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy has entered into an agreement to purchase the recently constructed 80-megawatt Beethoven wind qualifying facility (QF) project located near Tripp, South Dakota. The $143 million purchase of the facility from BayWa r.e. Wind LLC includes 43 turbines and the rights to a 50MW expansion site adjacent to the existing facility. The project was completed in May 2015.
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