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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The global energy consumption sector grew to a value of just over $9.1 trillion in 2015, with Asia-Pacific (APAC) emerging as the largest regional market, and accounting for more than 50% of the global market’s value, according to a new report from MarketLine. The company’s report shows that China and the US form the two largest national energy consumption markets, valued at $2.7 trillion and $1.2 trillion, respectively. China, however, is expected to continue growing at a fast pace, while growth in the more mature US market is forecast to be moderate.
  • FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to design, build and maintain the fueling station.
  • Michael Chaplinsky, President of Turf Feeding Systems and Jack Katz, CEO of Monarca, are meeting with the JOil team in Singapore to select special hybrid Jatropha plants needed for their BioJet fuel project in Yucatan Mexico. Monarca is a 33,000 hectare plantation and BioJect fuel refinery that will produce 30 million gallons of BioJet fuel for Mexican aviation.
  • On October 4 -6, 2016 African and U.S. energy policy officials and executives engaged in the Africa – Carolinas energy trade will meet in Charlotte to learn about opportunities and develop partnerships with which to pursue a considerable range of projects. The Energizing Africa through Partnerships conference will feature his Excellency, Girma Birru, ambassador of Ethiopia to the United States and former Ethiopian Energy Minister, and Jim Rogers, University Fellow, Duke University Rubenstein Fellows Academy, and former Chairman & CEO of Duke Energy.
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