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August 10 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • The US DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil harvesting into fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline. [Biomass Magazine]


  • The EU-backed All-gas project, the world’s largest project to convert algae into low-cost clean energy using wastewater, has successfully grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana, Southern Spain. [Renewable Energy Focus]
  • A new poll shows that a majority of each of Conservatives, Labor, Liberal Democrats and UKIP voters say that the Government should continue giving incentives for wind and tidal technologies. [Offshore Technology International]


  • Colorado’s first biomass plant is nearing completion. The 11.5-megawatt plant will get much of its wood supply from a 10-year, $8.66 million forest stewardship project to remove insect-infested and diseased trees from the surrounding White River National Forest. [Grand Junction Sentinel]
  • Minnesota Power says it has found a way to meet Minnesota’s renewable energy standard early and reduce costs at the same time, and Northern States Power says wind projects offer lower costs than other possible resources, like natural gas plants. []
  • Massachusetts has approved 41 landfill post-closure permits for renewable energy facilities, including 39 solar and two wind turbine projects. Solar projects have been approved in Acton, Brookfield, Lancaster, Maynard, Norfolk and Winchendon. More are in the works. [Worcester Telegram]
  • The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is not giving up the fight to dismantle popular clean energy laws across the country — despite completely failing in its last attempt. This year, its record is 0 for 13, so it is devising a new approach. [ThinkProgress]

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