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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1ScottMadden, Inc., has recently published “The Electric Vehicle Market: Utility Perspective and Considerations for Utility Infrastructure Deployment.” This report is designed to help utilities who are considering the initial launch or expansion of their electric transportation program with Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) infrastructure and other market support offerings.
  • Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced legislation that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to limit the volume of cellulosic biofuel to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply to what is commercially available until a comprehensive study from the National Academy of Sciences is completed.
  • On August 6th, the U.S. and Indonesia conducted a workshop with regulatory, financial, and technical experts, as well as high-level government officials, to advance geothermal development in Indonesia. The country’s plan to increase collaborations and explore opportunities over the coming weeks and months to accelerate private investment. Experts explored world-class approaches to reduce risks associated with geothermal development, to increase the efficiency of government processes and to create the financial certainty necessary to increase overall levels of geothermal energy investment.
  • Gratt Industria de Maquinas has proposed an experimental plant for production of ethanol using sweet potato crops. The facility would produce nearly 5,000 litres of ethanol and would be sold to fuel distributors, electric utilities, and the government with waste to used as animal feed. If approved, the plant could begin operations within 12 months.
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