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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as demand management, solar, energy storage, and fuel-based distributed generation are beginning to shift the behavior of the wholesale market. In its latest report, Regulating DER Participation in U.S. Electricity Markets: CAISO, ERCOT and NYISO, GTM Research examines regulatory and market changes integrating DERs into the wholesale market and fueling change across California, Texas and New York.
  • Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) and Syngenta will host Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum on a tour of the facility responsible for the first commercial cellulosic ethanol production in the state of Iowa on Friday, October 30. QCCP recently passed the two-million gallon milestone for cellulosic ethanol production using Cellerate™ process technology, designed to increase an ethanol plant’s production by allowing the corn kernel fiber to be converted into cellulosic ethanol.
  • Transparency Market Research has published a new report on the global agricultural biotechnology market. According to the research report, the global agricultural biotechnology market was valued at US$15.3 bn in 2012 and is predicted to reach US$28.6 bn by 2019. The report, titled ‘Agricultural Biotechnology Market for Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019‘, states that the global agricultural biotechnology market is expected to expand at a 9.50% CAGR till 2019.
  • Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed (TUSK) launched an ad campaign today calling on Louisianans to voice their support for solar energy. In the ad, former Republican Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr., TUSK Chairman, talks about the benefits of rooftop solar from a conservative prospective. Goldwater Jr. cautions that utilities are attempting to eliminate their competition by gutting policies that allow customers to generate their own solar power.
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