Monthly Archives: February 2013

ADM Appoints Gary Towne President of Ethanol and Corn Risk-Management

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) has promoted Gary Towne to the newly created role of president, ethanol and risk management, in the company’s Corn business unit. Towne joined ADM in 1998. He previously served as general manager, global risk/ethanol from 2007 to 2009 before being named chairman of the management board of Alfred C. […]

REA EU Biogas Training Programme expanded with New Opportunities

With nine placements already in train, REA opens up round 2 The Renewable Energy Association is calling for applications to the second round of its EU-funded biogas work experience scheme: ‘Advanced Biogas Learning in Europe’ (ABLE). The scheme, funded by the EU Leonardo programme and run in partnership with the German Biogas and Bioenergy Society […]

Wheelchairs Run on Sunshine: KYOCERA Solar Modules Generate Energy to Charge Electric Wheelchairs

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced that an exceptional solar project utilizing the company’s solar modules has been awarded the 2012 Swiss Solar Prize: The wheelchairs of ten inhabitants at the Quimby Huus, an institution for the physically disabled in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are driven exclusively using solar power. A 3kW solar power generating system […]

Verenium Appoints Holger Liepmann To Its Board Of Directors

Adds strong global commercial operations experience Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today announced that Michael Zak will be leaving its Board of Directors effective March 31, 2013, and that Holger Liepmann will be appointed to its Board of Directors, also effective March […]

ISOFOTON announces the Signature of an Agreement with Lnacaster Group in Order to Impulse PV Business in Kazakhstan

Ángel Luis Serrano, the company’s President, signed on 25 February a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lancaster group CEO, Mr Nurzhan Janabekov. Lancaster group is a holding covering several industrial areas with special focus on energy sector. Through this MOU, ISOFOTÓN is allowed to develop PV and polisilicon projects in Kazakhstan in order to serve […]

Iberdrola announces the Sale of its Wind Assets in Poland to Energia and PGE for Approximately 203 Million Euros

The sale is in line with IBERDROLA’s 2012-14 plan of divesting assets in non-strategic markets The company sells its 75% stake in IBERDROLA Renewables Polska, a holding which groups its wind power plants in Poland IBERDROLA has reached an agreement with the Polish companies Energa Hydro (subsidiary of Energa) and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) […]

Heliocentris gains New Investors

Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG announces the successful completion of a capital increase for cash contributions. The capital increase was carried out of the authorized capital. A total of 250,000 non-par value registered shares at a subscription price of EUR 6.00 per share were acquired by selected investors and strategic partners of the company. As a […]

First Solar sets New World Record for Solar Cell Efficiency

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 18.7 percent cell efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The record-setting cell was constructed at the Company’s Perrysburg, Ohio factory and R&D center […]

Canadian Solar and Strata Solar Partner on Portfolio of Utility Scale Projects

Canadian Solar, Inc., (the “Company,” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced that it has invested in and partnered with Strata Solar on a suite of utility-scale solar power projects located in North Carolina. The projects, developed jointly, will total approximately 85MW divided amongst 15 unique solar installations. […]

Clovis Unified transitions into Solar Energy

A Valley school district is teaching the value of renewable energy by turning campuses into hands-on science experiments. The school district and the project are expected to save schools millions of dollars in energy costs. Clovis Unified is leading the way to the Central Valley’s solar future. Don Ulrich of Clovis Unified Facility Services said, […]