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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFIowa biodiesel producers and soybean farmers will host Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst at an Renewable Energy Group (REG) biodiesel plants September 25, 2014. The Iowa Biodiesel Board and REG will give them and other invited guests a tour of the REG Newton facility, which employs 25 Iowans. Industry representatives have also planned a private meeting with Ernst. Grant Kimberley, IBB executive director, said discussions of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard are likely to dominate.
  • On September 19, 2014 Alstom’s next-generation Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine, installed just off the Ostend coast at Belgium’s Belwind facility, produced its very first kWh. The assembly and the tests conducted have so far helped to optimise the turbine’s installation and commissioning procedures at sea. Tests will continue in order to confirm how the machine behaves within a maritime setting, and to fine-tune operation and maintenance procedures. The Haliade should obtain final certification in the last quarter of 2014.
  • HelioSage Energy has announced the sale of a 40 megawatt AC (MW) solar PV project to Duke Energy. The project, known as the Elm City Solar Facility, is presently under development in Elm City, North Carolina. When commissioned, it will be one of the largest solar PV facilities east of the Mississippi and will be owned and operated by Duke Energy.
  • Sol Luna Solar is the headline sponsor of the Albuquerque Solar Fiesta. The event, produced by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association, will be held on September 27, 2014 at the CNM Albuquerque Campus, Workforce Training Center. The event will run from 10am – 5pm. The event includes vendor exhibits focusing on practical uses of renewable energy, energy efficiency, active and passive solar home design, green building and other sustainable living practices.
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