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18 May 2010

Danish anaerobic digestion specialist Xergi to build UK plant

Denmark-based supplier of anaerobic digestion technology Xergi has entered into an agreement with UK energy company Scottish and Southern Energy, to build a processing plant in Scotland.

18 May 2010

Michael Rucker to lead juwi’s US wind expansion

German-headquartered renewable energy company juwi Group said it will seek to make the US one of its most important markets with the appointment of Michael Rucker as CEO of its US wind division.

18 May 2010

Wastewater lagoon bioenergy to be harnessed in Honduras

Two 633kW renewable biogas energy generating systems have been installed to harness naturally occurring biogas on eight open methane-rich wastewater lagoons in the Central American country of Honduras.

17 May 2010

UN’s Rio 2012 conference must focus on sustainability, GEC says

The United Nations' future Conference on Sustainable Development, which marks the twentieth anniversary of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, should focus on accountability and produce strong and enforceable national commitments if it is to play a part in moving towards sustainability, an environmental lobby group said.

17 May 2010

New Generation Biofuels to raise funds following first quarter losses

NASDAQ-listed renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels said it will complete a financing round during the second quarter after a net loss of $2.9m for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 on revenues of $6,477 versus a net loss of $2.4m with no revenues for the comparable quarter in 2009.

17 May 2010

US cleantech trade mission heads to China to boost US exports

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has headed a delegation of 24 US companies aiming to promote their clean energy technologies to the burgeoning Chinese market.

17 May 2010

UK government pledges to cut emissions by 10 per cent as it promotes green policies

Carbon emissions from the UK's central government will be cut by ten per cent over the next twelve months as the coalition party between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats aims to be the greenest government to date, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said.

17 May 2010

DP Cleantech collaborates with Chinese biomass company Chant Group to deliver cogeneration plant

Global biomass plant company DP CleanTech has signed a contract with Chinese waste treatment and biomass plant developer Chant Group for the delivery of a co-generation biomass power plant to Heilongjiang province, China.

14 May 2010

Biorefinery developer Zeachem signs for $25m federal biomass grant

ZeaChem, a US-based developer of biomass biorefineries, has signed an agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive a $25m grant under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy biomass programme, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

14 May 2010

EPS to develop $3m biogas facility at Texan brewery

US energy company EPS has been selected to develop a $3m state of the art biogas generation and wastewater treatment facility at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.

14 May 2010

US announces final greenhouse gas emissions rules

The US government has finalised greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules from the largest stationary sources, exempting smaller polluters under the Clean Air Act, but signaling a commitment to climate change by the Obama administration.

14 May 2010

Kirk Environmental to supply tanks for UK’s first public anaerobic digestion facility

UK waste-recycling company Agrivert has appointed Kirk Environmental to provide five 4,500 cubic-metre concrete digestion tanks for Oxfordshire County Council, at what will be the one of UK's first large-scale anaerobic digestion facilities to be purpose-built for a local authority.

13 May 2010

Biofuel companies EdeniQ and Logos to construct corn-to-cellulose pilot plant with federal funding

EdeniQ and Logos Technologies have signed a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive up to $20.5m in a federal cost share arrangement under the Integrated Bio-refinery Program to construct a corn-to-cellulose migration (CCM) pilot plant.

13 May 2010

American Power Act unveiling welcomed by energy industry

The US climate change bill known as the American Power Act and introduced by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman has been welcomed by the renewable energy industry, who urges it to now been moved swiftly through Congress.

13 May 2010

US biofuel developer Solazyme hires Adriano Galvez to propel commercialisation

US algal biofuel developer Solazyme has hired Adriano Galvez as senior vice president of manufacturing and process development. In this role, Galvez will be responsible for scale-up and commercialisation including the optimisation of processes across Solazyme's three market areas of fuels and chemicals, nutritionals and health sciences.

12 May 2010

South American hydropower to grow up to 2020p

Hydropower dominates renewable energy production in South America and is expected to show moderate growth until 2020 alongside thermal power, according to new figures.

12 May 2010

Australia’s budget disappointing for renewable energy investment, Climate Institute says

Australia's pre-election budget unveiled by the ruling Labor Party yesterday has been described as disappointing on the back of the delay of its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), independent research organisation The Climate Institute said.

12 May 2010

US awards $106m for renewable energy R&D and clean energy projects

In the US government's latest series of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding it has made $60m available to small business research and development (R&D) in the deployment of clean energy technology and $33m for bioenergy technology R&D, in addition to awarding $13m to develop industrial processes to reduce emissions.

12 May 2010

US awaits climate bill introduction, proposals may veto offshore drilling

US Senators are set to unveil a long-awaited climate bill that will aim to increase US energy security and reduce its dependence on oil today.

12 May 2010

E.ON reports strong Q1 in renewables due to increased wind capacity

Investor-owned power and gas company E.ON said its first quarter EBIT in its new markets division, which encompasses its renewable energy activities, rose by 55 per cent to €246m. It said its climate and renewables segment in particular posted considerable higher adjusted EBIT on the back of a significant increase in its wind power capacity.

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