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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFTaylor High School, located in Taylor, Texas, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of the school’s new renewable energy system. The new renewable energy system consists of a 33-kilowatt solar array and a 1-kilowatt wind turbine, with an integrated computer monitoring system. This project was initiated as a result of the school’s Beginners Learning Alternative Designs for Energy (BLADE) Club winning first place in last year’s IEEE High School Photovoltaic Design Competition at Austin Solar Day. Leveraging its prize money awarded by IEEE and Heliovolt, BLADE was able to secure $120,000 of funding from The State of Texas for this renewable energy project.
  • GP Strategies Corporation has announced that its Alternative Fuels business unit has signed a multimillion-dollar contract to design and construct thirteen liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations for UPS across the US.
  • Mortenson Construction has released its new children’s book, “Catch the Sun,” designed to educate future generations about the importance of solar energy. Catch the Sun is the second book in the Mortenson “Discover Renewables” series. The first book in the series, “Catch the Wind,” which was launched in 2008, was developed to teach readers about wind energy and the importance of making environmentally responsible choices.
  • Genera Energy Inc. has announced the appointment of Keith Brazzell to the position of chief operating officer. Brazzell previously served as Genera’s vice president of operations and technology and brings strong management and operational experience to Genera’s team. In his new role, Brazzell will be instrumental in ramping up operational capability, positioning Genera to continue to improve and expand the systems, processes, and resource base required to create a complete and fully-integrated biomass system with the goal of delivering every possible link in the supply chain.
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