Funds Available for #Biomass Powered Biorefineries

Joanna Schroeder

The USDA is helping biorefineries go even greener. The USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service, a division within the USDA, has allocated funds through the Repowering Assistance Program, to assist renewable fuel facilities convert away from fossil-fuel based heat and/or power to renewable biomass power. Applications are being accepted from July 25, 2016 until October 24, 2016 and only facilities in …

Alternative energy, bioenergy, biomass, Electricity, USDA

AUFC Releases Polluter Impunity Report

Joanna Schroeder

June 2, 2016 marked the second anniversary of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a historic piece of legislation that requires power plants to lower emissions and convert to renewable energy sources. As the CPP remains under fire, Americans United for Change (AUFC) has released a new report, “Polluter Impunity,” intended to expose behind the scenes coordination of opponents and details …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity

Trestle Energy & Larksen Partner on New Fuel Pathway

Joanna Schroeder

Trestle Energy and Larksen are partnering to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform using biomass pellets. The platform would enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity by powering their plant with biomass derived electricity. The biomass pellets would replace coal and provide emission reductions similar to wind energy according to Trestle. Trestle notes that while ethanol plants …

biofuels, biomass, Electricity, Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Duke Energy to Capture Methane from Swine Waste

Joanna Schroeder

Duke Energy has finalized a deal to purchase captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The project will take place at farms located in Kenansville, North Carolina and its the second waste-to-energy project of its kind for Duke Energy. The captured methane will be treated, injected into a pipeline system and then used to produce renewable electricity at two power …

Agribusiness, biogas, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

Biodico Awarded Net Zero Farm CEC Grant

Joanna Schroeder

Biodico has received a $1.2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to help fund its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources. The monies were awarded under CEC’s Electric Program Investment Charge Challenge, a program designed to help develop advanced energy communities. Biodico is …

advance biofuels, biogas, Electricity, Solar, Waste-to-Energy, water, Wind

#IE02016 Projects Strong Renewable Energy Growth

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) with updated projections for world energy markets through 2040. During this timeframe, world energy consumption is projected to increase more than 48 percent led by strong increases in Asia as well as China and India. “Developing Asia accounts for more than half of the projected increase …

Electricity, Hydro, Solar, Wind

#MillionSolarStrong Campaign Launched

Joanna Schroeder

The.U.S. has become a #MillionSolarStrong. According to a new report from the George Washington Solar Institute the solar industry has installed more than a million solar projects and is on an accelerated path toward 2 million. In tandem with the report, the solar industry has launched a #MillionSolarStrong and recognizes rooftop and utility-scale reports alike. “The idea that we are …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar

US Wind Jobs Hit Record

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. wind industry continues to shatter records. In 2015, wind energy supported 88,000 jobs, an increase of 20 percent over 2014. The data was released as part of the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015 from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The strong job growth coincided with wind energy hitting the number one spot as …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

Caribbean’s Largest Solar Array Goes Live

Joanna Schroeder

The largest solar array in the Caribbean is now producing energy. Monte Plata is a 33.4 MW PV solar array located in the Dominican Republic that will produce more than 50,000 megawatt hours of energy each year. The “power switch” was turned on by Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina. The project was designed and deployed by Dubai-based Phanes Group along …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar