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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Innergex Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (“CFE”) to jointly study a number of renewable energy project opportunities in Mexico, with the aim to jointly develop selected projects. The main purpose of this agreement is to coordinate efforts and develop activities allowing Innergex and CFE to define their joint participation in the development of prospective renewable energy projects, in particular of small hydroelectric plants of less than 200 MW.
  • Guinness Asset Management has announced that its 7th Guinness Sustainable Infrastructure EIS offering (“Guinness EIS”) is now open for investment. This is a discretionary managed service that will invest in UK Sustainable Infrastructure companies through the tax-efficient EIS structure.
  • Jan tenBensel, who farms south of Cambridge, Nebraska, joins the Nebraska Ethanol Board as a wheat production representative. He was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts. tenBensel was raised on the family farm and has been farming his own diversified crop operation 25 years. He produces wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum. Currently, he serves on the Cambridge Board of Education and the Cambridge Economic Development Board. He joins current board members: Paul Kenney, chairman (Kearney, Neb.); Mike Thede, vice chairman (Palmer, Neb.); Mark Ondracek, secretary (Omaha, Neb.); Galen Frenzen (Fullerton, Neb.); Tod Brodersen (Hastings, Neb.); Tim Else (Belvidere, Neb.); and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chemical Engineering Professor Hunter Flodman, who serves as the board’s technical advisor.
  • Gaz Métro acquired the first offset credits ever generated in Québec in the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances that was established by the Government of Québec and is linked to that of California (carbon market). The 161,510 offset credits purchased from Recyclage Écosolutions Inc. (RES) stem from the destruction of 81 tons of CFCs between 2009 and 2011.
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