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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe AEGPL Congress will be taking place in Genoa, Italy May 14-15, 2014. Hosted by the European LPG Association, the AEGPL Congress is expecting more than 1,200 LPG industry professionals to convene for the event, themed, “Today’s Successes, Tomorrow’s Opportunities”. The event will cover all sectors of the LPG industry with speakers from Europe and around the world.
  • The Asia-Pacific (APAC) solar photovoltaic (PV) module market value is forecast to show modest growth by the end of next year, jumping from $6.7 billion in 2012 to $8.6 billion by 2015, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, says a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The APAC region’s solar PV installed capacity is also expected to increase over the coming years, from 19.6 Gigawatts (GW) in 2012 to 420.6 GW by 2030, at a CAGR of 18.6%. In 2013, China and Japan led the region with a combined total of 77% of its solar PV installed capacity.
  • The Chinese government has approved a biobased aviation fuel for commercial use. On Feb. 12, 2014, the Civil Aviation Administration of China published a notice announcing it has granted Sinopec the first certificate of airworthiness for biobased jet fuel. According to information published by the aviation administration Sinopec filed the application for the certificate in February 2012.
  • Chromalloy announced that it has renewed a 10-year agreement with Solar Turbines Incorporated to provide component repairs and new production support for the manufacturer’s leading power systems. Under the agreement Chromalloy will be the preferred supplier for a number of component repairs including turbine blades, nozzles and cases.
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