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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Solenis has resolved a patent dispute with Superior Oil Company over methods for using chemical additives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of corn oil extraction in fuel ethanol production. Under the agreement, Solenis owns all patent and patent-related intellectual property pertaining to its Dimension corn oil extraction aids and the methods for their use, and has the sole right to make, use, and offer for sale or sell its products and methods throughout the United States, including the use of variations of its patented chemical additives.
  • According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the U.S. deployed 5.8 MW of energy storage in the first quarter of the year. That’s up 16 percent over the first quarter of 2014. Seventy-two percent of the nation’s recently deployed capacity was in front of the meter across six storage systems. The remaining 28 percent was behind the meter at residential, commercial, education, nonprofit and military sites. Behind-the-meter storage had a record first quarter and is trending upward in terms of total share of deployments. GTM Research forecasts that U.S. behind-the-meter storage sales will surpass front-of-meter storage sales by 2018.
  • Eagle LNG Partners announced it has achieved a major milestone by submitting drafts of Resource Reports 1 through 12 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). With this submission, the project is closer to receiving the necessary permits and approvals to commence construction and operation of its planned 0.55 mtpa liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Plug Power Inc. has announced an expansion contract with Walmart Canada to provide 124 GenDrive fuel cells for its new High Velocity Distribution Center building in Balzac, Alberta, Canada. This expansion adds on to the fleet in operation since 2010 and brings the GenDrive total upwards of 230 units at the site.
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