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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced that it has contracted with Iberdrola Renewables, LLC to construct and operate a 208 MW wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties, North Carolina, called the Amazon Wind Farm US East. This new wind farm is expected to start generating approximately 670,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually starting December 2016. When completed, it will be the first utility-scale wind farm in the state of North Carolina, with the energy generated delivered into the electrical grid that supplies both current and future AWS Cloud data centers.
  • The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club®, a program formed by Green Mountain Energy Company to donate solar projects to non-profit organizations, has been transformed into an independent non-profit and is expanding its mission and scope to go beyond solar power to solutions for a sustainable lifestyle. As a newly formed non-profit, the Sun Club has announced an expanded mission to enhance the quality of life through long-term, sustainable solutions that focus on people and the planet, which will include donations of new sustainability technologies, like water conservation, energy efficiency or waste reduction tools, to non-profits.
  • Abengoa has announced that a project sponsored by Abengoa in collaboration with Starwood Energy has been selected by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) as the approved sponsor to finance, construct, own, operate and maintain the Delaney to Colorado River 500 kV transmission line project.
  • IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000 MT/year biodiesel plant, for Biocosta Green Energy SA in Santa Marta, Colombia. The plant will be producing biodiesel directly from crude palm oil blended with palm acid oil and PFAD up to a total of 25% FFA, and will include pre-treatment, acid esterification with IncBio’s solid catalyst technology, transesterification, dry wash using ion exchange resin and biodiesel distillation. It will incorporate IncBio’s ultrasonic technology in all steps of the plant in order to produce the highest quality biodiesel at the lowest possible cost. The plant will use locally sustainably produced palm oil as feedstock. IncBio expects the plant to be started up in May 2016.
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