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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe Cadmus Group has launched a new Sustainable Transportation Practice, to be led by Damon Fordham. The practice will provide full-service research, policy analysis, technology assessment, communications/outreach, modeling, and tool development. Current projects include analysis of the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, support for Context Sensitive Solutions, assessment of energy efficiency technologies, enhancement of aviation environmental models, and research into the costs of extreme weather events.
  • @NCSolar Center has awarded a sub award grant to the City of Rocky Mount, NC, through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Skies Green Jobs Initiative, a $12,000,000 bi-state project led by Triangle J Council of Governments. The funding covered over 90 percent of the costs for a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Refueling Station, and the cost differential between CNG powered refuse trucks and diesel powered trucks.
  • Royal DSM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a strategic partnership with Rostekhnologii (Rostec), a Russian State Corporation, in the fields of biotechnology and functional materials. Under the terms of the MOU, DSM and Rostec will explore a potential cooperation in the field of conversion of cellulosic biomass from forestry and agriculture to fermentable sugars for the production of biofuels and/or biobased chemicals as well as the manufacturing of bio-based products such as bioethanol, biogas and organic acids from sugars derived from cellulosic biomass.
  • Salt River Project and SunPower Corp. have dedicated a one-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at Arizona State University‘s (ASU) Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz. The facility is the first commercial deployment of the SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun’s power seven times to achieve one of the lowest levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) for solar power plants available today.
  • CleanFUEL USA commemorated 20 years of company history by launching several new propane autogas products at the 2013 National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Southeastern Convention and International Propane Expo. Two new autogas dispenser offerings included the redesigned CFT PRO 2200 that features an expanded cabinet for easier installation and service and the Gasboy Autogas Dispenser.
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