BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • Permanente has announced it will purchase enough renewable energy to provide half of the electricity it uses in California and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30 percent. As part of the commitment, Kaiser Permanente has agreed to support the construction and operation of three new renewable energy projects that will come online in 2016 and generate 590 million kilowatt hours of power a year.
  • PSEG Solar Source joined with El Paso Electric (EPE) and juwi solar, Inc. to formally dedicate the PSEG El Paso Solar Center. The 13-megawatt (dc) facility is El Paso’s largest. The plant is located on 100-acre site adjacent to the existing El Paso Electric Newman Generating Station in Northeast El Paso. EPE will purchase the electricity produced by the solar facility through a 30-year power purchase agreement.
  • The new phase of the advertising campaign “Ethanol, the Completão fuel”, created for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) by Borghi / Lowe advertising agency has boosted sales of hydrous ethanol in 4th Quarter 2014. According to data from the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) and evaluated by UNICA, monthly use of ethanol was 32% in the first nine months of 2014; 34.3% in October; 36.2% in November; and 36.5% in December.
  • Ecotech Institute has named Donald Smith as the new program director of Both Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician programs. In this position, Smith is responsible for assuring all his students gain the most hands-on and applicable knowledge possible while preparing to enter the renewable energy job force.
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