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29 May 2012

InterCore Energy takes 25% stake in Epec Biofuels

US private equity firm InterCore Energy has acquired a 25 per cent stake in alternative fuel specialist Epec Biofuels, for an undisclosed sum.

29 May 2012

South Africa readies to launch small-scale renewables tenderp

The South African government is on the brink of launching a small-scale renewable energy tender just weeks after it awarded a number of larger power infrastructure deals to international developers.

29 May 2012

Feedstock flexibility key to bioenergy success, REG tells NewNetp

Designing bioenergy-technology that is feedstock neutral is vital in creating a long-term bioenergy business, Danish Oh, president of the Renewable Energy Group, told NewNet.

28 May 2012

US military gets blocked from making biofuel purchases

The US’s Senate Armed Services Committee has adopted amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that will block the Department of Defense from purchasing biofuels.

18 May 2012

Swiss renewables impact investment fund targets $25m first closep

AlphaMundi, a Swiss investment firm, told NewNet it is targeting $25m for the first close of its latest impact investment fund, which will finance renewable energy projects in Africa and Latin America.

17 May 2012

Northern Hemisphere biomass opportunities begin to emerge, Honeywell tells NewNetp

Changing lifestyles are helping create biomass feedstocks in the Northern Hemisphere, an expert from Honeywell has told NewNet.

16 May 2012

Bioenergy developer TMO Renewables appoints David Weaver as CEO

UK bioenergy company TMO Renewbles has appointed David Weaver as its new CEO.

14 May 2012

Turboden wins BAA, BSkyB biomass orders

Pratt & Whitney subsidiary Turboden has won two orders for biomass technology in London from airport operator BAA and broadcaster BSkyB.

10 May 2012

UK renewable energy company open to Green Deal partnerships

A UK-based renewable energy company will look for partners as it looks to leverage the roll-out of the government’s Green Deal scheme.

10 May 2012

Dong to invest $96m in coal-to-biomass plant conversion

Danish energy company Dong has announced plans to invest DKK550m ($96m) into converting unit three of the oil and coal-fired Studstrup plant to biomass.

10 May 2012

UK solar company Freetricity diversifies with biomass focusp

UK solar company Freetricity told NewNet it is diversifying its business model and expanding into the biomass sector in response to shifting government support within the renewables sphere.

9 May 2012

Clean power provider to secure additional $2mp

A North American clean power provider has secured $1.48m of a $3.52m financing round through a combination of equity and options

3 May 2012

Pratt & Whitney wins biomass deal

US technology company Pratt & Whitney has been contracted to construct a 13MW biomass plant for the West Fraser Timber Company in British Columbia, Canada.

2 May 2012

Shell, Iogen drop Canadian biomass plan

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and biotechnology company Iogen Energy have decided to scrap plans to build a biomass facility in Manitoba, Canada.

2 May 2012

China New Energy increases revenue, expands internationally

Bioenergy company China New Energy has recorded revenue of RMB179m for 2011, a 29 per cent increase compared to 2010 when the figure was RMB138.4m.

1 May 2012

US bioenergy company ZeaChem appoints new CFO

US biorefinery developer ZeaChem has appointed Peter Cheesbrough as CFO, bringing 30 years of experience in biotechnology, IT and mining to the company.

1 May 2012

Irish bioenergy company Kedco secures new finance

Irish bioenergy business Kedco has secured £168,860 through the placement of more than 12 million new ordinary shares, at an issue price of 1.3 pence a unit.

26 April 2012

UK construction company Markay installs biomass boiler

UK construction and furniture company the Markay Group has completed installation of a £1.1m biomass heating facility in Gloucestershire.

26 April 2012

US bio associations urge senate to support military biofuels

A group of US bioenergy organisations has written to leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to authorise the Department of Energy to transfer funds to the Defense Production Act.

23 April 2012

UK’s Renewable Energy Association calls for bioenergy clarityp

The UK’s Renewable Energy Association has called on the government to set a clear framework for the role bioenergy will take in the UK power and heat generation mix.

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