Novozymes New CEO Says Biofuels May Supply 90% of Revenue

Novozymes A/S (NZYMB), the world’s biggest maker of enzymes used in laundry soap, may get 90 percent of its revenue from biofuel makers by 2030 if more governments startpromoting renewable energy, the company’s next CEO said. The company currently gets about 16 percent of its revenue from biofuels and less than 1 percent from enzymes for cellulosic-ethanol plants, which turn waste and inedible crops into sugary liquids for fuel, according to Peder Holk Nielsen, who becomes chief executive officer on April 1. “If the world really wants to secure a significant part of its liquid-fuel consumption based on biomass, this would totally transform the enzyme business,” Holk Nielsen said in an interview. “This would revolutionize the company.” It’s the most detailed remarks from Holk Nielsen about Novozymes’ strategy since Jan. 21 when he was named to replace Steen Riisgaard as CEO.

truSolar™ Working Group Established to Set Solar Project Standards

These standards will reduce and reliably price financing risk, lower the cost of capital and broadly increase the availability of commercial lending for solar projects, helping market participants more accurately forecast asset performance throughout the lifespan of a solar project.

Local storage: KACO new energy implements solar energy supply for flagship project

The model development will also help to investigate how local-area residential storage can relieve and support the mains electricity grid.

Report release: Sustainable Energy in America - 2013 Factbook

Business Council for Sustainable Energy & Bloomberg New Energy Finance release new report revealing growth sectors in U.S. energy economy

Smart grid infrastructure remains global growth market

New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show 7% growth in global smart grid investment in 2012. The company expects just over 10% compound annual growth for the next five years, nearly doubling the market to $25.2bn per annum by 2018

FALLAGO RIG SUBSTATION PLUGS IN TO THE GRID

The entire project was delivered in just 11 months from start to finish

Canadian Solar Launches Next Generation ResidentialAC System

Installers, homeowners and investors will benefit from fewer repairs, safety advantages of not working on high voltage DC electricity, and faster installations with lower labor and material costs.

ANSI/IREC Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Certificate Accreditation Program Launched

The program, which began in pilot form in January 2012, evaluates certificate-awarding schools, colleges and other institutions against requirements for equipment, curriculum, facilities, administration, and personnel.

JA Solar Modules Pass PID Tests Conducted by TUV SUD

Tested under extreme conditions

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee

Biggest solar installation at a U.S. auto factory is going into operation----- Think Blue. Factory: 9.5 Megawatt solar system to provide 12.5 per-cent of electric energy to Volkswagen's LEED Platinum-certified manufacturing plant in Chattanooga----- Silicon Ranch, Phoenix Solar partner to build and operate Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park

Puetz Solar Group of Germany Launches U.S. Subsidiary in Florida

HN Solar Energy Provides PV Solar Systems for Residential, Commercial and Utilities

Schneider Electric selected by Trace International for a 1.5MW installation at the Cibao International Airport in the Dominican Republic

The installation is the largest solar project to be developed in the Dominican Republic

Ecotech Institute Debuts First-of-its-Kind "Clean Jobs Index"

National Index shows where to find clean jobs and compares state sustainability initiatives

Recognising the tremendous innovation taking place in developing truly sustainable and renewable fuels

Nominations close on 1 February for the 5th annual Sustainable Biofuels Awards

Wind Power For Home Zone Explains That Wind Power Is Not Running Out Of Puff

A recent news item suggested that the drive towards wind power is, for want of a better expression, running out of puff.

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