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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFFluid Quip Process Technologies has hired Neal Jakel to lead their strategy and technology growth efforts. In this role, Jakel will oversee the company’s current growth plans with the primary focus on bringing a broad array of technologies and solutions to the biorefinery and renewable chemical industries.
  • SunPower Corp. has manufactured its one billionth high efficiency solar cell. This milestone was achieved 11 years after the company started manufacturing its A-300 solar cell in its first fabrication facility (Fab). Today, SunPower operates two Fabs that will generate approximately 1,300 megawatts of solar cells by the end of this year. To meet growing demand for SunPower solar systems, the company is building a new 350-MW Fab, with first silicon expected in early 2015.
  • On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 4:00 pm EST, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Dept. of Commercial Service in Tokyo and the Global Energy Team is hosting a free webinar on Japan’s Renewable Energy Market: Status, GOJ Policy and Future of Wind Power. As the first of the webinar series on Japan’s renewable energy market, this webinar will introduce participants to recent trends in Japan’s renewable market, Japanese Government Policy, and discuss business opportunities for U.S. firms.
  • The increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, especially flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users to choose customised biofuel-fossil fuel blends, are expected to drive the consumption of automotive biofuels around the globe. The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the standard E10 ethanol blend, adding to biofuel demand. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Automotive Biofuels Market, finds that the market generated revenues of $94.61 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $149.25 billion in 2018. The study covers automotive biodiesel and ethanol.
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