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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced online registration is now open for the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, taking place January 19, 2016 at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. The Summit is free to attend and open to the public.
  • Gevo has announced that it has entered into a license agreement and a joint development agreement with Praj Industries Limited to enable the licensing of Gevo’s isobutanol technology to processors of non-corn based sugars, including the majority of Praj’s global customer base of ethanol plant owners.
  • SunEdison has announced that it has completed construction on New Hampshire’s largest solar power plant, a 942 kilowatt (KW) DC solar power plant for the town of Peterborough. SunEdison will supply solar energy generated by this system to the town over the next 20 years, saving taxpayers an estimated $250,000 on energy.
  • According to a new World Bank Group report, “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty,” released before the international climate conference in Paris, finds that poor people are already at high risk from climate-related shocks, including crop failures from reduced rainfall, spikes in food prices after extreme weather events, and increased incidence of diseases after heat waves and floods. It says such shocks could wipe out hard-won gains, leading to irreversible losses, driving people back into poverty, particularly in Africa and South Asia.
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