BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Twin Cities radio station, KS95 FM, and the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA), recently rewarded customers who fueled up with E15 at Highland Service Minnoco in St. Paul, Minnesota. During the ethanol promotion, customers who fueled up with E15 won prizes from KS95 and MBA. Among the prizes included $25 in cash as well as KS95-branded merchandise. KS95 executive producer and personality, Rudy Pavich, was on site with MBA staff to educate customers on the benefits of using E15 and hand out prizes.
  • MPCO Automotive has received certification from the EPA for its 2016 Ford F150 (half ton) Pick-Up truck. The truck features the 5.0-Liter TI-VCT V8 engine. IMPCO Automotive’ s 5.0L Bi-Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) F150 conversion can be purchased through any Ford Commercial Dealership with a ship-thru option for IMPCO’s Indiana Conversion Center. This product expands IMPCO Automotive’ s working class pick-up truck offering to include Dedicated & Bi-Fuel CNG F250/F350, Bi-Fuel CNG F150 and Dedicated CNG Ford F650/F750.
  • The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) released new reports that analyze the current and future impacts of information and communications technologies (ICT) on evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) practices. EM&V demonstrates the value of energy efficiency programs by providing accurate, transparent, and consistent assessments of their performance. Both reports provide similar conclusions regarding the potential of advanced data analytics and the availability of data to provide more timely feedback on program results and efficacy, and reduce costs associated with EM&V.
  • Boralex Inc. has announced commercial commissioning of the Frampton wind power project, located in Beauce, Canada, with an installed capacity of 24 MW. Located on private land, the project consists of 12 Enercon E-82 wind turbines and is covered by a 20-year contract with Hydro-Québec. Project construction required investments of approximately $80 million and Boralex expects it to generate annual EBITDA of about $9 million.
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