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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF On Thursday, May 15, Ecotech Institute is hosting a one-day “Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum.” It will go from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Ecotech Institute’s campus in Aurora at 1400 S. Abilene Street, right off of I-225. Key speakers for this event will include members from Ecotech Institute’s Board of Directors and the CEO of RES Americas, Susan Reilly.
  • Save the date for the Wood2Gasoline Technology Showcase taking place Friday, June 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm. The event will feature technologies to convert biomass to gasoline including Gas Technology Institute’s (GTI) advanced gasification pilot facilities. Department of Energy officials and congressional delegates will be on hand. Team partners Haldor Topsoe, GTI, Andritz-Carbona, Phillips 66, and UPM will review the project successes and define the next steps and future of the technology. You’ll also have an opportunity to tour GTI’s integrated biorefinery pilot plant. Click here to RSVP.
  • BIRD Energy announced its sixth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. To be considered, a project proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel). The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to commercialization. The conditional grant per project is up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project. Examples of areas of research and development themes within the scope of this call are: Solar Power, Alternative Fuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Smart Grid, Water-Energy Nexus, Wind Energy or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology.
  • Sanmina Corporation and Primus Power have announced a manufacturing agreement focused on the growing energy storage market. Primus Power has developed the EnergyPod®, a safe, low cost, distributed energy storage system that bolsters the stability and security of the electric grid, while offering exceptional power density, reliability and portability. As part of the agreement, Sanmina will assemble and test EnergyPods at its Silicon Valley manufacturing facilities.
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