Finnish #Climate Report Phases out Coal, Ups #Biofuels

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On November 30, 2016, the Finnish Government began discussing its approved National Energy and Climate Strategy that was released on November 24th. “National Energy and Climate Strategy to 2030,” outlines the country’s strategies and gives detailed actions that will be undertaken for the country to reach European Union (EU) climate objectives through 2030 as well as to help Finland to …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, bioenergy, biojet fuel, Climate Change

KIPP Jacksonville Schools Go Propane

Joanna Schroeder

KIPP Jacksonville Schools has converted to propane – the first U.S. charter school to do so. The 100 percent propane fueled school bus fleet will be used to transport students to and from campus. The 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint; the buses emit 80 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbon and nearly eliminate particulate matter …

Alternative energy, Propane

With Trump Taking America’s Helm, How Will #Biofuels Fare?

Joanna Schroeder

In what many are calling an unexpected win for Donald Trump for the next presidency, the renewable energy industry is already asking what will this mean for them. As Democrats tend to be known for greater environmental action and with a Republican in office for the first time in eight years, a concern could bloom as to the the safety, …

Alternative energy, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Opinion, politics

The World Series and Energy Production

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Today in Energy had a special baseball themed topic: energy production and the 2o16 Major League Baseball World Series. So let’s take a look at energy production and our two teams the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. As quoted from Today in Energy: “In the 68 years since the last title for the …

Alternative energy, Natural Gas

USDA Accepting FY 2017 REAP Applications

Joanna Schroeder

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is accepting applications under its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) that is administered by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service for FY 2017. This cycle, REAP has two funding opportunities: Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Assistance, and Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants. The goal of the …

Alternative energy, Renewable Energy, USDA

ATRI Releases Fleet Fuel Economy Survey

Joanna Schroeder

A new fleet fuel economy and fuel usage study has found that the median fleet-wide fuel economy of 6.5 miles per gallon is being achieved through a number of technologies including biodiesel. The survey was released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and was sponsored by ExxonMobil. For truck-tractors, aluminum …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, Biodiesel, Fleet

POET to Add Combined Heat & Power to #Ethanol Plants

Joanna Schroeder

POET is adding new combined heat and power energy generation systems to six of its biorefineries located in Ohio and Indiana. The new systems, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve ethanol’s environmental footprint, will reduce the ethanol plants’ reliance on electrical energy grid as well as recover waste energy to be used in the plants. The system will …

Alternative energy, Environment, Ethanol, POET

GROWMARK to Purchase Suncor’s Share of UPI

Joanna Schroeder

GROWMARK will be purchasing Suncor’s assets in Ontario, Canada-based UPI, which provides energy products, including propane, throughout Ontario. As part of the agreement, GROWMARK will purchase Suncor’s 50 percent interest in UPI. Once complete, UPI will be 100 percent owned by GROWMARK. The transaction is subject to conditions including regulatory approvals and terms were not disclosed. “The agreement aligns with …

Alternative energy, GROWMARK, Propane

New Holland Reveals Prototype Propane Tractor

Joanna Schroeder

For ten years, New Holland’s brand position has been as a Clean Energy Leader and the company didn’t disappoint at this year’s Farm Progress Show with the launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype that is powered by propane autogas. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor …

Alternative energy, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Propane

IKEA to Install Biogas-Powered Fuel Cell System

Joanna Schroeder

IKEA has announced plans to build its first biogas-powered fuel cell system at its New Haven, Connecticut store. The project follows the success of two biogas systems installed in two San Francisco-area stores. IKEA has also announced plans for similar projects at four additional California stores. IKEA anticipates the New Haven fuel cell system will be commissioned and operational by …

Alternative energy, biogas