BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFSCS Global Services has announced the successful certification of two companies utilizing biofuel-based technologies designed to advance the aviation industry beyond its dependency on conventional fossil fuels. The certifications, based on standards set by the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials were issued to Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd, which earned sustainability certification for the conversion of waste steel mill gases to sustainable biofuels at the joint venture’s facility in China and PGF Biofuels, which received certification for the production of carinata, an oilseed crop ideally suited for use as a cleaner, lower-carbon fuel.
  • China WindPower Group Limited (CWP) has announced that 70MW solar power projects wholly-owned by CWP have successfully obtained an additional RMB490 million of 15-year long term project loans from China Development Bank (CDB). To date, CDB has provided a total of RMB 1.23 billion of long term project financing to 5 CWP’s wholly owned solar power projects, a total of 150MW. The continuous support from CDB has provided a solid capital foundation for accelerating the solar power generation business to be the core business of the Group.
  • PSEG has announced it is partnering with the NFL Environmental Program to provide the green power for Super Bowl XLVIII, the first Super Bowl held in the New York-New Jersey metro region. For every megawatt hour of electricity used to power the event, PSEG will purchase and retire one renewable energy credit (REC). REC purchases will include New Jersey solar renewable energy credits equal to a four week output of PSE&G’s Kearny Solar Farm. The remaining RECs have been purchased from Community Energy Inc., a certified Green-e Supplier, sourced from the Jersey – Atlantic City Wind Farm, New Jersey’s largest commercial grade wind farm.
  • The metro Atlanta region is poised to become a global industry leader in clean technology in several key industry sectors, according to a new clean tech industry report released by the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The report reveals that metro Atlanta is home to 541 clean tech company facilities representing 30,605 jobs focused on clean technology. The report also shows Atlanta has clean tech strengths in top industry categories for employment and job creation, including energy efficiency; recycling and solid waste; smart grid; services, and products/materials. Those sectors represent areas for strategic growth in the future, along with solar and water technologies.
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