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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFVIASPACE has signed a joint development agreement with Grain Hill / AGRICORP to establish, develop, build, own and operate a 2,100 acre Giant King Grass plantation and a co-located 12 MW biomass power plant. The two companies will be equal shareholders.
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy has qualified for recognition under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) program, based on the findings of a third-party audit conducted by SCS Global Services.  SCS found that Green Plains’ biofuels production and use results in less than half (about 45%) of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with ordinary gasoline. The award of certification confirms that Green Plains is in compliance with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive, allowing the company to export biofuel to Europe.
  • Alterra Power Corp. has announced the completion of a joint venture agreement with Energy Development Corporation (EDC) for the development of Alterra’s Mariposa geothermal project in Chile plus three geothermal concessions held by Alterra in Peru.
  • Globeleq has inaugurated its 44 MW Eolo de Nicaragua S.A. (Eolo) wind farm in Nicaragua. The Eolo wind farm is located in the province of Rivas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, about 123 kms south of the capital Managua.  Using 22 x 2.0 MW Gamesa G90 wind turbine generators, electricity is sold through two 20-year PPAs to the national privately owned distribution companies.
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