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Archive for January, 2012

12 January 2012

Loughborough University to study plastic-to-diesel process

The UK's Loughborough University has been selected by waste solutions company Cynar to aid the commercialisation of its plastic waste-to-diesel technology.

12 January 2012

BlueChip Energy gets permission to expand Sorrento solar plant

US cleantech company BlueChip Energy has signed a land lease agreement with the City of Eustis, Florida, to develop 300 acres of land into a 60MW solar plant.

12 January 2012

Update: Vestas CEO Engel says he understands if public perceive ‘state of crisis’p

vestas1_170_170 The shares of Vestas, one of the most globally-recognised names in the wind business, continued to fall today as CEO Ditlev Engel said he understood if the public views it to be in a state of crisis.

12 January 2012

French wind tender bidding heats upp

A consortium led by Spanish energy major Iberdrola has thrown its hat into the ring and up the ante of the French wind energy tender.

12 January 2012

Agri waste provides long-term biomass feedstockp

The biomass sector has generated a certain amount of controversy due to the perceived impact it is having on food supply, but some companies are proving feedstocks do not have to be grown on a large scale to produce energy.

12 January 2012

Waste-to-energy merger results in economies of scalep

Emerging technologies that can produce power that is fed into the grid from waste is changing the landscape of how rubbish is managed in Europe.

12 January 2012

New wind energy business to pump £1bn into UKp

A major new wind energy business has hinted that it will invest up to £1bn in the UK market before 2020.

12 January 2012

PSEG buys juwi solar development for $75m

US company the Public Service Enterprise Group Solar Source has purchased a 25.2MW photovoltaic project being developed by Germany-based juwi solar, for around $75m.

12 January 2012

China Sunergy appoints CFO

Solar company China Sunergy has officially confirmed the appointment of Yongfei Chen as chief financial officer.

12 January 2012

Solectria Renewables bucks US solar trend by expanding workforce

US photovoltaic inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables expanded its workforce by 65 per cent in 2011 with plans to increase it by a further 50 per cent this year.

12 January 2012

CoolPlanet Biofuels to begin trial of carbon-neutral transport fuel

US alternative fuel company CoolPlanet Biofuels has received permission from the California Air Resources Board to begin fleet-testing its negative carbon gasoline product.

12 January 2012

Honeywell to develop smart grid pilot in China

china_us_170SQ1 US technology company Honeywell has formed an agreement with the Tianjing Economic-Technological Development Area to implement a smart grid response project in China.

12 January 2012

Indian conglomerate reveals solar spending planp

An India diversified industrial company will look to dramatically increase its spend in renewables going forward with a target of building a capacity of 100MW.

12 January 2012

European solar panel maker in talks with potential buyersp

A European solar panel manufacturer that entered receivership in 2011 has received a number of ‘expressions of interest’ but no deal has yet been finalised. Photowatt, the French subsidiary of Canada-based ATS Automation Tooling Systems, announced in November that it had officially decided to file for bankruptcy. At the time it was reported that ATS[...]

12 January 2012

US state opens cleantech funding potp

A US state has begun making investments from a clean power funding pot, but local businesses and other groups are still eligible to apply for cash.

12 January 2012

US state clean energy funds mobilise investmentp

Washington is paralysed by fear and a pull back on clean energy economic development seems likely. But a new report has found that state clean energy funds do hold a partial answer.

12 January 2012

REpower wins 150MW US order

REpower1_170_1701 German wind energy company REpower Systems has been contracted to supply turbines with a combined capacity of 150MW for a project in Oklahoma, US.

12 January 2012

PowerGenix enters Chinese market through JV with state company

US energy storage company PowerGenix has formed a joint venture with the Chinese government's China City Construction Corporation to develop, manufacture and sell advanced batteries for the automobile and other markets.

12 January 2012

Vestas to make 2,300 plus redundancies

Danish wind energy giant Vestas is set to make 2,335 employees redundant as part of a strategy to reduce fixed costs by more than €150m by the end of 2012.

12 January 2012

OPIC reveals investment strategy to NewNetp

The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation is helping to mitigate risk for US cleantech companies developing projects in emerging markets.

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