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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe global Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) market is expected to undergo a major growth spurt in the next five years, with its cumulative installed capacity forecast to jump from 357.9 Megawatts (MW) in 2014 to 1,043.96 MW by 2020, according to a new report from GlobalData. According to the report, China and the US dominated the global CPV market in 2013, with their cumulative installed capacity reaching shares of 35.4% and 33.3%, respectively. Spain stood third after the US with 12.2%, followed by Portugal and Italy, with respected shares of 5.1% and 4.3%.
  • Mr. Simon Doray has joined Purthanol Resources and its subsidiary Biocardel Quebec to oversee a new joint venture BioMix Fueling Solutions Inc. Doray also serves as chairman of the board for the Quebec Council of Biodiesel.
  • Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective have signed an agreement to build a 1MW community solar photovoltaic array, the largest in Kansas, with panels owned by Midwest Energy members. The 4,000-panel solar garden will be located within the Midwest Energy service territory, and the purchase price for panels will include all available rebates and tax incentives, as if the system were located on the customer’s roof. Customers will receive credit for the power their panels produce directly on their Midwest Energy electric bills.
  • Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy has joined the Renewable Fuels Association. The company is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa and produces more than 120 million gallons of ethanol and more than 330,000 tons of Dried Distillers’ Grain (DDG) each year.
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