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Contract Wins: Andritz, Poet-DSM Biofuels, Microgrid Solar, Eaton

Andritz, through its US subsidiary Andritz Inc., has received an order to supply its advanced continuous biomass pre-treatment technology for the Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels commercial-scale biofuel facility, Project Liberty, being built in Emmetsburg, Iowa and scheduled for completion in Q4 2013. The facility will produce 20 million gallons per year … Read more »

US Wind Power Hits 50 GW Milestone

US Wind Power Hits 50 GW Milestone

The US has installed a total of 50 GW of wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association – hitting the milestone as Congress works to extend the wind energy production tax credit, set to expire Dec. 31. Cumulative US wind power reached 10 GW in 2006, and … Read more »

Walmart 1 MW Wind Turbine Due this Fall; Nevada’s First Wind Power Project Online

Walmart says a 1 MW wind turbine pilot project, located at its distribution center in Red Bluff, Calif., should be operational by this fall and will provide about 15 to 20 percent of the distribution center’s yearly electrical use. The retailer expects the GE wind turbine to produce about 2,200,000 … Read more »

Renewables Roundup: United, Boeing, Downdraft Towers, Top Gear, Taliesin West

United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell UOP, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Clean Energy Trust have formed the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI), designed to advance aviation biofuel development in a 12-state region. The initiative has four stages—stakeholder engagement, research, report writing and synthesis—each implemented over a 12-month period. … Read more »

Philadelphia Eagles to Power Stadium with On-Site Renewable Energy

The Philadelphia Eagles has plans to power Lincoln Financial Field with a combination of on-site wind, solar and dual-fuel generated electricity, which would make it the world’s first major sports stadium to convert to 100-percent on-site renewable energy.  SolarBlue, a renewable energy and energy conservation company, will install approximately 80 … Read more »

Alstom, Ikerlan-IK4 Cut Development Costs for Wind Control Systems by 25% with IBM SW

IBM has partnered with Alstom and Ikerlan-IK4 to develop higher performance wind turbine control systems that enable customized designs based on geographic differences and ambient environmental changes. The companies are using IBM’s Rational Software to automate the system that controls the wind turbines and their communications systems. The new wind … Read more »

Australia May Boost Renewable Energy Projects

Australia May Boost Renewable Energy Projects

A surge in voter support for the Australian Greens, a political party that supports sustainable growth, has spurred optimism that the government may increase funding to renewable energy projects, Bloomberg News reports. The Greens garnered a record number of votes in the general election Aug. 21 after Australia’s ruling Labor … Read more »

Wind Turbines Slated for New York

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey hopes to have five wind towers, each more than 280 feet tall, operating on the west side of New York Harbor within three years, while the Department of Veterans Affairs considers wind turbines on or near its hospitals in Manhattan and … Read more »

Roundup – Toyota, Samsung, Genera Energy

Samsung’s PlanetFirst Reduces GHG’s by 31% Sustainable Life Media Genera Energy Breaks Ground on Tennessee’s Biomass Innovation Park Green Car Congress Government calls on contractors to help cut carbon emissions UK Cabinet Office The Benefits of Cap and Trade Would Have Exceeded Its Costs Brookings Soot is second leading cause … Read more »

Airport Rules Prevent Farmers from Installing Wind Turbines in NW Indiana

Farmers in Kentland, Ind., say a hardly used airport is preventing them from installing wind turbines on their farmland, reports Chicago Tribune. Both the town’s mayor and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) say they are not shutting down the airport. According to the FAA, 77 square miles of Newton County … Read more »

London’s Strata Tower Integrates 3 Wind Turbines into Facade

London’s new skyscraper, dubbed “The Razor”, is touted as the world’s first building with built-in wind turbines, reports Inhabitat. The 148-meter Strata Tower features three wind turbines that will generate enough electricity to meet eight percent of the building’s requirements. The 42-story tower, developed and contracted by Brookfield Europe, was … Read more »