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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Royal DSM has announced that DSM Chief Technology Officer Dr. Marcel Wubbolts has been named European CTO of the Year 2015. The prestigious award is annually bestowed by the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) and Spinverse, the Nordic leader in innovation consulting.
  • The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund has invested $150,000 into Manta Biofuel LLC, a company that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that is competitive with traditional petroleum, according to University of Maryland officials. Manta plans to use the funding to develop the next-generation prototype of its portable, solar-powered, floating algae harvester, which autonomously navigates through waters and collects algae.
  • Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company has announced today that it has purchased the rights to construct two additional ground mount solar systems located on leased property in Proctor and Hartford, Vermont. Electricity produced by these sites will be sold under long term contracts with two Vermont municipal entities. The Proctor facility was developed and is being constructed by Green Lantern Capital while the Hartford Landfill facility was developed and is being constructed by groSolar; two leading players in the Vermont solar marketplace.
  • 80 percent of Canadians say the federal government should be doing more to support clean technologies that help create jobs, according to a new Research House poll while 63 percent want Canada’s economy more diversified and less dependent on the oil and gas resource sector. This compares to just 15 percent who support an economic plan more focused on the promotion and growth of the oil and gas sector.
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