Developing biofuels continues to be a bright spot in the cleantech world. Two startups, plant genetic engineering company Chromatin and biofuel producer ZeaChem, announced separately on Tuesday that they have raised new rounds of funding. Chicago-based Chromatin said it has lined up $10 million – the first close of the D round – from investors including the venture arm of oil giant BP and the investing arm of product firm Unilever. Chromatin has developed a technology to genetically modify energy crops so that they grow fast and abundant, and its plant of choice if sorghum, a grass with some desirable, natural characteristics as a bioenergy feedstock, such as a high tolerance for drought and heat.
The 2nd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA is only three weeks away, taking place on the 17-18th November at the Convention Plaza Hotel in San Jose.
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New Solar Showcase promotes a free and easy way to blog, share photos and videos with renewable energy community.
Many people mistakenly think that all solar energy systems require batteries to provide you with electricity. The truth is that the majority of both residential and commercial solar installs are "grid tied" meaning power lines are still utilized to transfer power into your home or business.
New App Turns Smartphones into Solar Meters for PV Installations
Researchers at PV Insider have completed work on the Thin Film Module Manufacturers Directory 2011-2012, as part of the launch of the 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe.
NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry, has expanded its line of turbine control sensors with the introduction of its Classic #20H and #40H Turbine Control Sensors.
A federal cash-grant program covering part of the cost of a new solar energy system purchase us set to expire at the end of 2011. States like Georgia and North Carolina still have solar tax credits in place, but an extension of the federal grant would help drive businesses to look at solar purchases
Munich. TÜV SÜD was commissioned by the BARD Group to carry out project certification of the two offshore projects 'Bernstein' and 'Citrin'. The projects are located in the North Sea within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Certification is a prerequisite for approval of the projects by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency.
The California Air Resources Board has formally adopted REMA-recommended guidelines for incorporating voluntary purchases of renewable energy within the new emissions trading program
Pawlak's position helps Ecotech graduates find green jobs and employers find highly skilled candidates
Functional and economic factors to be considered in choosing integral control and fieldbus enabled brushless servo motors discussed in new Dunkermotor white paper.
Last week PV Insider spoke to Joseph Hudgins of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) about the drivers behind thin film investment decisions and how the Indian PV market can take off
The event, which runs through noon on Wednesday, provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community.
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