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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Enerkem Inc. has announced that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards. Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization announced Canada’s Clean50 Awards, which recognize 50 individuals, from 16 different categories (including Clean Tech), who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.
  • On September 15, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued an Order finding problems with certain of GS CleanTech patents subject to multiple lawsuits filed by GS CleanTech against many ethanol plants and technology providers, specifically, GS CleanTech’s corn oil separation patents. In a separate Order also issued on September 15, 2016, Judge Larry J. McKinney also dismissed with prejudice all cases against all ethanol plants and other defendants filed by GS CleanTech, including ICM.
  • The Missouri Times has reported that Governor Nixon has vetoed the state legislature’s approval to pay, in full, the $9.6 million debt of the state’s Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. Administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund was established in 2002 to provide limited funding to Missouri-owned plants using soybeans and other products grown in Missouri to produce the fuel. Funds were available for a maximum of 60 months.
  • Two Finnish energy solution suppliers are joining forces through a merger in which KPA Unicon Group Oy is purchasing the entire share capital of Renewa Oy. The transaction will give the Finnish and European Cleantech sector a stronger, renewed player whose solutions will enable increasingly more responsible, more sustainable and more profitable energy production in the energy, forest and raw material industries.
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