Renewables and Clean Tech in NYC

Laura McNamara

Options for alternative energy are on the rise and the third annual Piper Jaffray Clean Technology and Renewables Conference aims to explore the leading innovations of this rapidly growing sector of U.S. energy. Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its third annual Clean Technology and Renewables Conference Feb. 20, 2008 in New York City. The conference will provide insight on …

Biodiesel, Energy, Ethanol, Solar

Abu Dhabi Breaks Ground on Carbon-Neutral City

Laura McNamara

The world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city goes not to the renewable fuel-crazed U.S., but to Abu Dhabi. The capital of the United Arab Emeriates broke ground on Masdar City earlier this month. If this city actually functions as its supposed to, I think it will be rather impressive. When is the U.S. breaking ground on it’s own carbon-neutral playground? …

Energy, Facilities, Hydrogen, News, Research, Solar, Wind

Get Schooled in Coal-To-Liquid

Laura McNamara

Engineers wanting to learn more about coal-to-liquid clean fuel projects have some new options for getting the education. Fuel Frontiers, Inc. has developed a CTL engineering program with Shaw, Stone and Webster. Fuel Frontiers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuclear Solutions, Inc., has announced that it has transferred funds to Shaw Stone & Webster (Shaw), a division of The …

Biodiesel, Energy, Production

Solar Power Saves Energy for San Diego School

Laura McNamara

Honeywell won the bid to outfit the Poway Unified School District in San Diego, CA with more solar power capabilities. The new solar hardware is expected to reduce the school district’s utility costs and offer a district-wide education tool to students. Honeywell has announced that Poway Unified School District in San Diego, Calif. has awarded the company a solar project …

Energy, Solar

Work Trucks Work Out Alternatives

Laura McNamara

Alternative fuels and hybrid automobiles are being featured at this year’s Work Truck Show. The Show is sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association. Work trucks — those vocational vehicles that labor every day to deliver packages, clear snow, build roads, repair utility lines and otherwise keep the country running — are getting greener. The rising cost of fuel, new …

Car Makers, conferences, Energy

England Co. Gathers Biogas from Animal Waste

Laura McNamara

McCain Foods Great Britain is enlisting Eco-Tec for its new venture in capturing biogas from anaerobic digester lagoons. The project is the latest effort meant to promote energy efficiency from McCain Foods. As part of its energy efficiency projects, McCain Foods in Great Britain implemented a waste process that includes the capture of biogas from anaerobic digester lagoons, and purifying …

Agribusiness, Energy, News

Georgia Power Fires Up Wood Biomass Plant

Laura McNamara

Wood-burning isn’t just great for pizza. It’s great for power. Georgia Power is using energy from wood biomass as part of its commitment to use independent renewable power producers. Georgia Power and Yellow Pine Energy Company, LLC, a biomass-fired facility to be located near Fort Gaines, Ga., recently signed a 20-year contract for electricity that will be generated from environmentally-friendly …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Energy, News, Production

Virgin Atlantic 747 Soars on Biofuel

Laura McNamara

It will be a first-ever feat in commercial air travel… Virgin Atlantic is planning to fly one of its Boeing 747s on biofuel next month. The Virgin Atlantic 747 will fly from London Heathrow to Amsterdam on a demonstration flight, with no passengers on board, using a truly sustainable type of biofuel that doesn’t compete with food and fresh water …

Energy, News

BioGold From the USA to the UK and Beyond

Laura McNamara

BioGold Fuels is extending the reach of its operations throughout the Western World. The company has entered into a joint venture with a company in the United Kingdom to establish waste to energy plants throughout Europe. BioGold Fuels Corporation in a joint venture with Jack Allen Holdings Limited, has formed BioGold Fuels U.K. Limited and BioGold Fuels Europe Limited. The …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Energy, Facilities, International, News, Production