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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has taken another big step on its green journey by powering Detroit Zoo operations with 100% renewable electricity from wind farms. The organization’s commitment to sustainable electricity with the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) is being made possible through the support of ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Royal Philips has announced Philips North America will use 100 percent renewable energy for its North American operations by the end of 2016, a major step toward its 2020 carbon neutrality ambitions announced during COP21. Working with EDP Renewables North America, Philips will purchase 250,000 MWh of electricity per year over the next 15 years from the Hidalgo Wind Farm in McCook, Texas, an amount equivalent to the power used at the company’s 133 sites which support over 21,000 employees in the market.
  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the 2014 state-level estimates for fuel ethanol consumption. The data shows the U.S. consumed nearly 320.1 million barrels (13.44 billion gallons) of ethanol in 2014.
  • Biofuels Digest is hosting a free webinar, “Loan Guarantees: USDA Section 9003 Feasibility Study and Technical Evaluation,” on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at noon ET. The webinar will discuss topics including: What is the Purpose of the Feasibility Study? How can I know if my project is feasible? What should I look for in choosing a feasibility study consultant? What does a successful proforma look like when oil prices are so low and predictions of future pricing so unpredictable? Why won’t lenders talk to me? (Recommendations and pointers from prior successful clients and what lenders really want before they will consider your project for funding.) Is my project technically ready? (Understand the role of the Independent Engineer and the status of your pilot and integrated demonstration testing and how this will affect your application.) Deal Jeopardy – what are some common application pitfalls?
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