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Archive for November, 2011

2 November 2011

Renewable chemicals company Gevo moves towards commercialisation

Nasdaq-listed renewable chemicals company Gevo said its third quarter activities have continued to move the company towards commercialisation.

2 November 2011

KEA plans 3 more solar systems for US stores

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has unveiled plans to add solar installations to three more US stores in Connecticut, Utah and Oregon.

2 November 2011

Biofuel association calls for halt to ‘unfair’ US importsp

A European association of biofuel producers has called on the European Commission to act against what it has described as ‘unfair’ imports of fuel ethanol from the US.

2 November 2011

EV battery market set for rapid growthp

The market for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and hybrids is set to increase from $2bn this year to more than $14.6bn in 2017, according to new research.

2 November 2011

US airport on cusp of solar RFP launchp

A major US airport is on the brink of offering a request for proposals as it plans to construct a mammoth solar development.

2 November 2011

European VC identifies cleantech region to watchp

A European investor has identified a specific region of the UK as a key area to source cleantech investments.

2 November 2011

NGO to create investable carbon indexp

UK-based NGO the Environmental Investment Organisation has put together a ranking of the world’s largest 1,300 companies based on their carbon emissions.

2 November 2011

SMart Wind installs twisted jacket met mast

A joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures called SMart Wind has installed the first meteorological mast at the 4GW Hornsea offshore wind zone in UK waters.

2 November 2011

European fund to prioritise renewable energy investmentsp

Renewable power and energy efficiency have been identified as priorities for a new fund established by the European Commission.

2 November 2011

Acciona to build 50MW Costa Rica wind farm

Spanish cleantech developer Acciona has won a tender bid to construct a 50MW wind farm in Costa Rica, the company’s first venture in the country.

2 November 2011

US DOE invests $60m in CSP research

The US Department of Energy will invest $60m over a three-year period into research of concentrated solar thermal power technologies.

2 November 2011

Green Rock, New World Energy form geothermal JV in Australia

Australian geothermal developers Green Rock Energy and New World Energy have formed a joint venture for the development of both companies’ geothermal exploration permits in the North Perth Basin, Western Australia.

2 November 2011

Cleantech industrial hopes to raise £5.5mp

A cleantech-focused company will look to raise £5.5m to fund the development of its growth strategy and its existing business.

2 November 2011

US consultancy makes first purchase on renewable energy acquisition drivep

A US-based corporate strategy consultancy has made the its first purchase in an acquisition drive that will see it buying or partnering with a number of other institutions.

2 November 2011

In depth: UK’s DECC solar FIT proposals unwrappedp

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has proposes to reduce the generation tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) schemes up to 250kW and stem what many see as a thriving market. Jean-Pascal Boutin, partner at international law firm Eversheds, sets out the details of the government’s plans.

2 November 2011

Chrysler provides five hybrids to Houston utility as part of study

Chrysler1_170SQ US automotive giant Chrysler, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, has provided five demonstration fleet RAM 15000 plug-in hybrid vehicles to the utility CenterPoint Energy in Houston.

2 November 2011

Cleantech leads Israel’s Q3 private equity activityp

In the third quarter of 2011, Israeli private equity saw a boost with 13 deals attracting $803m, 26 per cent above the $637m invested in 17 deals in the previous quarter with cleantech investments leading the trend, according to a new report.

2 November 2011

S&C to provide grid services for wind farm upgrade project

vestas_turbines_170SQ US energy producer the S&C Electric Company has been contracted to procure and construct electrical equipment to connect 32 3MW Vestas wind turbines to the grid in California.

2 November 2011

Dominion Virginia Power to launch community solar study

US electricity provider Dominion Virginia Power has applied to the Virginia State Corporation Commission for permission to carry out a project for the leasing of rooftops and grounds of commercial businesses and public organisations for the installation of solar panels.

2 November 2011

Amyris records revenue improvement, still makes net loss

US biofuel producer Amyris has recorded third quarter revenue of $36.3m, compared to $24.2m in the same period last year.

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