BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information has begun publishing price assessments for a key ethanol byproduct increasingly used as animal feed in the U.S. and globally. The new references are for dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and reflect values for the Midwest, the nation’s key corn, wheat and grains producing region, and exportable values at the U.S. Gulf Coast.
  • Global Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) installed capacity will increase more than fourfold from 282.5 MW in 2014 to reach 1.3 GW by 2020, across the seven major markets of the US, China, South Africa, Australia, Portugal, Italy and Spain, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The report states that while China and the US are the largest CPV markets globally, South Africa is expected to make a significant impact on the global arena over the course of the forecast period.
  • India submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), marking a significant milestone in the effort to reach the first, country-led climate deal in Paris this December. India is committing to, among other things: increasing non-fossil fuels in its electrical mix to 40% installed capacity by 2030 with the help of transfer of technology and low cost international finance including from the Green Climate Fund; and adding 175GW of new renewable energy generation by 2022 (of which 100GW will be solar).
  • Nearly 30 leading companies and organizations in Michigan today announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The new 501(c)(6) organization aims to maintain Michigan’s position as a global leader in automotive manufacturing by advancing a clear vision, strategy, and advocacy centered on advanced powertrain technology and innovation. The overall goal is to promote investment, job growth and sustainable technologies in Michigan. Clean Fuel Michigan will advance clean fuel neutral policies, such as electric, natural gas, propane and hydrogen fuel cell technology, advise policy makers, and help commercialization efforts.
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