Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ygrene Energy Fund and EcoAsset Energy Solutions Enter Joint Venture

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Bluefield Solar Eyes £150 Million IPO

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ABB Unveils Ultrafast, 15-Second “Flash Charging” Electric Bus

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MIT Researchers Weigh In On US–China “Solar Duel”

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Show Me The Money! Public Capital Vehicles Could Liberate More Renewable Energy

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ABB Unveils Flash Charging Electric Bus

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Why Are Oil Futures and Spot Prices Out of Sync?

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Peak oil – May 31

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Departing FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff: A Day in the Life of the Grid

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Webinar Replay: Gone With The WInd? Understanding Grid Resiliency

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Making Sense of Government Energy Innovation Policy through Lawn Care

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Frugal Fuels: Top 12 ways to transform biofuels using materials already around us

REduce, REuse, REcycle. REnewable energy sometimes means REthinking, REfocusing. Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more. But what about technologies … Continue reading

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Southwest Research Institute, Elsevier gain in biofuels’ Hot Partners poll

In Florida, voting is now underway in the 2013 Hot Partners competition, and will continue through Friday June 14 at 5pm EDT. In voting yesterday, Southwest Research Institute pulled ahead of DuPont in Lab services, and Elsevier leapt into a tie … Continue reading

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FuturaGene, Danforth Center hook up to enhance staple crop yields in Asia, Africa and Brazil

In Israel, FuturaGene entered into an agreement with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to bring FuturaGene’s plant yield-enhancing technology to staple crops grown by farmers in Asia, Africa and Brazil. Yield enhancement technology will be tested first on model … Continue reading

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US ethanol production dips

In Washington, the EPA reports that ethanol production averaged 863,000 barrels per day— or 36.25 million gallons daily. That is down 12,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 860,000 b/d for an annualized … Continue reading

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Bunge Limited increases quarterly dividend on common shares and declares dividends on preference shares

In New York, Bunge Limited has approved an increase in the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend, from $0.27 to $0.30 per common share.  The new dividend is payable on September 3, 2013, to shareholders of record on August 20, 2013.  The company also declared a quarterly … Continue reading

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REX American reports gross profit of $9.1 million for first quarter of 2013

In Ohio, REX American Resources reports first quarter 2013 consolidated gross profit of $9.1 million, compared with $5.5 million for the same quarter in 2012. In Q1 ‘13, equity in income of unconsolidated ethanol affiliates rose to $1.6 million, compared … Continue reading

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LCTI Low Carbon Technologies and Sunthenoil form JV for algae to oil project

In Canada, LCTI Low Carbon Technologies International has entered into a joint venture with Sunthenoil LLC. The JV plans to develop a 1,000 acre algae to oil project, located on LCTI real estate assets. The joint venture intends to utilize a … Continue reading

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Herakles Capital suspends work on 60,000 hectare palm oil plantation

In Cameroon, Reuters reports that Herakles Capital has been forced to stop work on a 60,000 hectare palm oil plantation by the government. Herakles is a venture capital firm based in New York, and states it is working with the … Continue reading

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SEKAB signs partner agreement with Wine & Agro to distribute Russian ethanol

In Sweden,  SEKAB announced a partner agreement with Wine & Agro to act as a sales agent for the marketing and sale of Russian high quality bioethanol in the European market. Wine & Agro operates by Swiss independent director and … Continue reading

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