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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFAustin, Minnesota’s high school Go Green Club has dedicated the month of April to raise money for solar panels for the school. The students goal is to make their school a more environmentally-friendly place. This year, the Go Green Club’s goal is to install solar panels near their green roof. The club is nearly half way to its goal of raising $10,000. Click here to see their fundraising video and to donate to their Earth-friendly cause.
  • In conjunction with Washington State University Extension, USDA is co-hosting the Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels/Co-Products Conference. The conference will be April 28-30, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. The goal of the conference is to bring together the community of researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share and exchange research findings, ideas, and strategies for the common goal of sustainable development of wood-based bio-refineries for production of biofuels and co-products in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited has signed a cooperation agreement with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management Co., Ltd. to jointly form a renewable energy fund in Shanghai with an aim to invest in downstream solar energy projects in China. The Fund will have an initial size of approximately RMB1 billion. The fund is expected to invest primarily in Yingli Green Energy’s solar PV projects through various portfolios.
  • Crius Energy LLC has announced the launch of a new stand alone solar brand, Citra Solar, to focus on capturing value in the fast-growing solar sector and complement the company’s portfolio of energy brands, product offerings and distribution channels. Initially, Citra Solar services will be offered to customers of Frontier Communications, a strategic marketing partner of Crius Energy.
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