Monthly Archives: January 2013

Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons in 2012

The U.S. biodiesel industry broke the billion-gallon mark in 2012 for the second consecutive year, according to year-end production figures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) noted that the total volume of nearly 1.1 billion gallons exceeded the 2011 production by 6 million gallons. December production totaled just 59 […]

Philips Innovation Services Qualifies Veeco PVD System for Diverse Thin Film Device Applications

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that Philips Innovation Services, a service provider within Royal Philips Electronics N.V., has recently qualified a NEXUS® Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) System at its location on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Netherlands. This system will support Philips Innovation Services’ capabilities in a broad range of thin film device […]

Reorganization and Recapitalization of centrotherm photovaltics AG passes Decisive Hurdle

creditors and shareholders approve insolvency plan centrotherm can maintain leading market position with new structure and generate profits again by as early as 2014 centrotherm photovoltaics AG has now passed the decisive hurdle for the company’s reorganization and recapitalization: at the discussion and voting meeting that was convened today by the Ulm District Court, creditors […]

Western Illinois University installs Small Wind Turbine

A small wind turbine was installed in December at Western Illinois University to serve as a curriculum resource, while addressing sustainability goals of the University as part of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs’ (IIRA) Illinois Wind for Schools project. Installation of the 70-foot, 2.4 kW turbine and tower has been completed just west of […]

Wisonsin: Milwaukee Happy with New Wind Turbine

Benefit to Milwaukee taxpayers approaches $15,000 since going online In just its first nine months of production, Milwaukee’s wind turbine, a Northern Power 100, is providing an environmental and economic benefit to Milwaukee. The generation of wind energy at the Port of Milwaukee is paying dividends to city taxpayers as the turbine on the grounds […]

EU Offshore Wind Energy Sector posts Solid 2012

Europe installed and grid connected 293 offshore wind turbines in 2012 – more than one per working day, announced the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). This brings the total to 1,662 turbines, in 55 offshore wind farms in ten European countries. The 293 turbines installed in 2012 represent 1,165 Megawatts (MW), an increase of 33% […]

Agreement signed with Energy Services Company iPower

Fully funded BlueGen installations for UK social landlords Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (AIM / ASX: CFU) a leading developer of generators which use fuel cell technology to convert natural gas into electricity and heat for homes and other buildings, is pleased to announce the signing of a distribution agreement with Energy Services Company (ESCo) iPower […]

MEMC celebrates Production of One Millionth Solar Module with Manufacturer Flextronics

MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR), and Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX), today celebrated the production of the one millionth MEMC Silvantis™ solar module at the Flextronics facility in Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Johor, Malaysia. The MEMC Silvantis™ solar modules are installed around the world at commercial and utility […]

Greece: Three Solar Parks for Conergy with an Output of 1.5 Megawatts – Investor Plans Further Conergy Power Plants in the Coming Months

Despite the ongoing difficult economic and political situation in Greece, Conergy has completed three additional solar parks with an output of 1.5 megawatts for two solar companies, Diasindesi SA and Photovoltaika Karditsa Ltd. Conergy acted as main contractor for the first two solar parks in Livadia in the province of Viotia, each of which has […]

‘Zoomable’ Map of Popular Proteins offers New View of Bioenergy Crop

Researchers seeking to improve production of ethanol from woody crops have a new resource in the form of an extensive molecular map of poplar tree proteins, published by a team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Populus, a fast-growing perennial tree, holds potential as a bioenergy crop due to its ability to […]