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Archive for September, 2011

20 September 2011

Venture-backed bioenergy company signals $100m IPO intention

Khosla Ventures and VantagePoint Capital Partners-backed bioenergy company Mascoma has filed its intention to carry out a $100m initial public offering (IPO). The Massachussets-based company has registered its S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing its plan to take to the public markets after a series of high-profile green chemical listings this year.[...]

20 September 2011

Clean energy investor aims for growth in Eastern Europe’s geothermal sector

Clean energy developer Wasabi Energy is looking for new opportunities to grow and establish its Kalina Cycle geothermal projects throughout Turkey. The company has identified the country as a strategic part of its growth strategy and is now on the hunt for possible areas of investment. The business is listed in both London and Australia,[...]

20 September 2011

UK’s North East identifies CCS as cleantech priorityp

The UK’s North East is aiming to capitalise on its existing industrial expertise, targeting emerging cleantech opportunities to boost its economy, according to Dermot Roddy, Professor of Energy at Newcastle University

20 September 2011

Gehrlicher completes French rooftop installation for Ecosun

German photovoltaic company Gehrlicher Solar has completed a 2.9MW rooftop installation in Mulhouse, France, on seven warehouses belonging to Ecosun Expert.

20 September 2011

JinkoSolar subsidiary closes factory following environmental protest

Chinese solar company Zhejiang Jinko, a subsidiary of JinkoSolar Holding, has suspended operations at a manufacturing facility in Haining, China, after accusations that it had dumped hazardous material into a local river.

20 September 2011

UK’s Carbon Trust awards offshore wind contract

Marine engineering groups Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee have been awarded a contract from the Carbon Trust as one of the selected participants in the Offshore Wind Accelerator Access competition.

20 September 2011

KfW to invest €100bn on German cleantech projects

German development bank KfW Bankengruppe has unveiled plans to commit more than €100bn over a five-year period to energy investments in Germany.

20 September 2011

Neste Oil opens Europe’s largest biodiesel plant

Finland-based low-emission fuel producer Neste Oil has opened Europe’s largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam, Holland.

20 September 2011

China’s LDK Solar completes another private placement

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar has sold 4.4 million ordinary shares in a private placement worth $25.8m.

20 September 2011

Israeli water company Amiad hires Amir Harel as CFO

The Israeli water treatment company Amiad has announced the appointment of Amir Harel as their new CFO.

20 September 2011

US PV developer Sunlogics acquires Phoenix Solar

Phoenix_170_170 US-headquartered photovoltaic company Sunlogics has purchased Phoenix Solar and its operating subsidiaries including EPV Solar Germany and New Millennium Solar Equipment.

20 September 2011

Palmer Capital partners with Low Carbon to launch UK solar fundp

Pan European real estate fund and asset manager Palmer Capital has partnered with UK-based renewable energy business Low Carbon to launch a fund targeting opportunities in the UK solar park sector.

20 September 2011

OriginOil collaborates with US DOE to create algae feedstock standard

OriginOil has announced it will begin to work with the US Department of Energy to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels and other products.

20 September 2011

Consortium launched to unlock US renewable energy investment

A new consortium has been launched by the Carbon War Room aimed at unlocking billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for US commercial real estate. The non-profit Carbon War Room, founded by Virgin chief and bearded entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, has established the PACE Commercial Consortium in partnership with[...]

20 September 2011

Siemens partners with Sun to Market for CSP test site

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA German electronics giant Siemens and concentrated solar power designer Sun to Market Solutions have partnered to develop an integrated test, commissioning and training simulator for CSP plants.

20 September 2011

Boston-Power raises $125m, shifts focus to China

US developer of lithium-ion battery cells and systems Boston-Power has raised $125m in new financing through a combination of private equity investment and support from the Chinese government.

20 September 2011

Siemens leaves nuclear to focus on renewables

German industrial giant Siemens has revealed plans to scale back its involvement in the nuclear industry, meaning the company will now be very much focused on the development of its renewable energy portfolio.

19 September 2011

Alstom awarded $4.1m from DOE for offshore wind technology

French energy company Alstom has received $4.1m through the US Department of Energy to research and develop advanced control systems and integrated innovative sensors that increase production and lower the cost of offshore wind turbines.

19 September 2011

Korea’s SK Group invests $50m in US solar company HelioVolt

Korean technology conglomerate the SK Group has invested $50m into US thin-film photovoltaic manufacturer HelioVolt to help expand the company's Texas-based factory.

19 September 2011

Light-Based Technologies closes $7.5m financing round

LED lighting company Light-Based Technologies has closed the second tranche of a financing round totalling $7.5m.

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