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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe 5th Annual European Algae Biomass will be taking place April 22-23, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During the afternoon of April 21, 2015 a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Lgem facilities in Den Haag and AlgaePARC at Wageningen University. Topics will include: Roadmap to Commercialisation of Algal Bioproducts; Recent Production Platforms for Algal Biomass; Microalgae Harvesting & Processing; Different Applications & Products from Algae: Nutricients, Animal Feed, Cosmetics, Pharma & Biochemicals; Investment Activity in Microalgae Technology; and more.
  • Calling it an issue of tax fairness, as well as a matter of importance to the U.S. economy, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has offered its support to efforts by a broad coalition of fuel cell, microturbine and heat and power companies, as well as many leading business organizations, to include a “commence construction” provision in Section 48 of the U.S. tax code to provide much-needed market certainty. SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch noted the commence construction provision provided for in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) should apply to all Section 45 and Section 48 clean energy incentives – regardless of technology to allow more clean energy projects across America to move forward.
  • China Sunergy Co., Ltd. has announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Deniz Finansal Kiralama A.S. establishing strategic partnership to finance the solar projects through financial leasing in Turkey. DenizLeasing will facilitate and provide capital leasing for solar PV projects of up to 100 MW deploying China Sunergy’s solar modules and other components.
  • Abengoa has been selected by the electricity and gas company, Belgian Eco Energy to develop the largest commercial plant in the world of new construction in Ghent (Belgium), which will produce 215 MW of electricity, being one hundred percent of the raw material biomass (wood chips and agro-residues). The amount of the project will exceed 315 million euro. Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the plant.
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