Abengoa making ethanol from crop waste in Kansas

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during on-site event commemorating landmark occasion for advanced biofuels industry.   Abengoa’s proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis technology turns crop residue (stalks, stems and leaves) into a sustainable fuel source – cellulosic ethanol.   Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants offer a high degree of security of supply

The Dii (Desertec Industrial Initiative) has been dissolved in its current form, and will now only continue to exist as a consultancy firm. Robert Pitz-Paal, Director of the German Aerospace Center’s (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Institute of Solar Research, explains his view of how the idea of power generation using solar thermal […]

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Wind energy in the 2014 elections

As midterm elections approach, candidates are more concerned than ever with job creation. Many incumbents and challengers alike are turning to clean energy as a source of major job growth. The wind energy industry has employed an average of over 50,000 Americans over the last five years. These jobs have bolstered many communities across the country. […]

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seebaWIND Service Looks After Largest Fuhrländer Wind Farm in Germany

The manufacturer-independent service company seebaWIND Service GmbH has taken over the maintenance of the largest single-site Fuhrländer wind farm in Germany. The 20 wind energy plants, Fuhrländer MD-77 with 85-meter hub height, are located in the municipality of Märkisch Linden (in the state of Brandenburg) and have a total power output of 30 megawatts. seebaWIND […]

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EU loans €85m for wind farm in Austria

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing an €85 million loan for the development of wind energy projects in Austria. The funds will be channelled through the Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG (RLB NÖW) bank. Project promoter WindLandKraft GmbH will build and operate three wind power projects, which will include 34 wind turbines and have a total […]

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Siemens signs two long-term wind energy service agreements in the U.S.

Siemens has signed two long-term wind energy service and maintenance agreements covering 132 SWT-2.3 wind turbines at two wind farm projects in Washington State, USA. Summit Power Group, LLC, based in Seattle, Washington (managing member of White Creek Wind I, LLC “White Creek” and asset manager of Harvest Wind Project “Harvest Wind”) represented the two […]

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EPRI, Utilities, Automakers to Demonstrate Technology Enabling Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Support Grid Reliability

The demonstration will showcase the software system’s demand response capabilities and how it can reduce customers’ electric vehicle charging costs through more effective scheduling.   The Electric Power Research Institute, along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate an advanced software platform for integrating plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) with smart grid […]

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Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW wind turbines awarded first type certificate under DNV GL’s wind power guideline GL2010

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved a new product strategy milestone by having its G97-2.0 MW turbine, equipped with an infused glass fibre blade, obtain the first class A type certificate issued by independent certification body DNV GL under its GL2010 guideline. The GL2010 guideline is based on highest quality and […]

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