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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has announced six new members of its Industrial & Environmental Section Governing Board. The board members represent cellulosic biofuel producers, renewable chemical developers, and global branded product manufacturers. The new governing board members include: Chairman Christopher Standlee, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs, Abengoa Bioenergy; Vice Chairman Dan Cummings, President, Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels; Michael Knutzen, Global Procurement Director PET and PlantBottle, The Coca-Cola Company; Tjerk de Ruiter, CEO, Corbion; Eli Ben-Shoshan, Director Strategy M&A Business Development, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; and Neil Goldsmith, CEO, Evolva.
  • Consolidated Edison Development has completed an agreement with Campbell County Wind Farm Holdings to acquire, construct and operate a wind power project on property owned by a group of local farmers in Pollock, South Dakota. The 95 MW wind farm, currently under construction, consists of 55 1.7MW GE wind turbines. The project, which will generate approximately 400,000 MWh of power annually, is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year.
  • Eight utility-scale solar farms are being added to North Carolina’s energy mix. The portfolio totaling 67.3MW equals a reduction of carbon emissions for 7,946,325 million gallons of gasoline consumed. It brings the total North Carolina solar projects to 103.5MW for the partnership between Sol Systems, National Cooperative Bank, and Strata Solar.
  • Methes Energies International Ltd. has announced that it has closed on a $1.25M registered direct placement with a small group of institutional investors. Chardan Capital Markets, LLC, acted as the sole placement agent for the transaction. The funds will be used to start up production of Epoxidized Soybean Oil and Natural Polyol.
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