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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFRegistration is now open for exhibitors looking to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state-of-the-art technology to the geothermal community at the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Portland, Oregon, September 28, 2014 through October 1, 2014. The Expo is the world’s largest gathering of the geothermal industry, providing support for geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management.
  • The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) is pleased to welcome DuPont as a new member. AEC represents worldwide leaders in the effort to develop and commercialize the next generation of ethanol fuels, ranging from cellulosic ethanol made from dedicated energy crops, forest residues and agricultural waste to advanced ethanol made from municipal solid waste, algae and other feedstocks.
  • In the closing week of 2013, merger and acquisition activity in the wind power generation sector surged as multiple utilities divested their stakes in a number of wind energy portfolios/assets. Acquisitions of over 1.8 GW of wind capacity at the operational and development stage were announced, making it one of the most active weeks for wind M&A activity since 2006, according to Clean Energy Pipeline. International renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, were involved as vendor or buy-side advisors in more than 1GW of these transactions.
  • With the Environmental Protection Agency’s final QAP ruling expected this winter, Genscape is reporting a growing demand for its QAP and other RIN integrity solutions with more than 40 producers already participating. According to the company, producers participating in Genscape’s QAP services have observed an increase in the price they get for their RINs once they have achieved the compliance status. An increasing number of downstream buyers are requiring QAP as part of their RIN purchasing risk management. Genscape’s Susan Olson and Robert Barton will also be offering their expertise in a panel on Tuesday morning at 9 am PT, Navigating the QAP during the National Biodiesel Board Conference beginning in San Diego on January 20, 2014.
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