BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1A new initiative has been launched as part of the U.S. DOE’s Sunshot program – Orange Button. The initiative is designed to simplify and standardize data across the solar project lifestyle, enhance data quality, and make solar transactions more efficient. SGIP and partner Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) are organizing a wide array of market participants to drive strategy and to collect business requirements from a variety of perspectives. They are asking industry leaders to join them in defining the strategy and business requirements to make solar projects more bankable by signing up to participate in one of five working groups. More info about Orange Button and how to participate can be found here.
  • Green Plains Inc. has announced that its board of directors appointed Ejnar Knudsen as an independent director, effective May 5, 2016. Mr. Knudsen has joined the board as its tenth director, filling a vacant position, whose term expires at the 2017 annual meeting.
  • According to a new report released by the Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance, “Advanced Energy Jobs in Texas,” employment in Texas’s advanced energy industry stands at an estimated 143,023 workers. This is more people than are employed in chemical manufacturing and petroleum refining, twice as many as employed by airlines, and nearly as many working in building construction in the Lone Star State. Employers engaged in advanced energy business expect to increase their workforce by 7% this year, which would bring Texas’s advanced energy industry to over 152,000 jobs.
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