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Mascoma Announces Major Cellulosic Biofuel Technology Breakthrough

Mascoma Corporation today announced that the company has made major research advances in consolidated bioprocessing, or CBP, a low-cost processing strategy for production of biofuels from cellulosic biomass.


Duke Energy to Build up to 400 'Mini' Solar Power Plants in North Carolina

Duke Energy will build between 100 and 400 electricity-generating mini solar power plants throughout North Carolina over the next two years in one of the first large-scale initiatives of its kind in the US, according to CEO Jim Rogers.


Prize Capital Announces Due Diligence Phase for $10 Million Algae Fuel Prize

Prize Capital, LLC today announced the due diligence phase, covering final planning, rules development and schedule for a proposed $10 million Algae Fuel Prize focused on spurring the development of radically advanced fuels from algae.


Science Foundation Arizona Launches the Solar Technology Institute

Science Foundation Arizona announced five new solar investments totaling $4 million and the opening of the Solar Technology Institute (STI) to advance Arizona's renewable energy leadership.


World's Largest Solar Power Tower Plant Begins Operating in Spain

Following the conclusion of the successful three-day production and operational testing period, Abengoa Solar has begun commercial operation of the new PS20 solar power tower plant located at the Solucar Platform, near Seville (Spain).


DOE Secretary Chu Announces $41.9 Million to Spur Growth of Fuel Cell Markets

To expand the use of clean and renewable energy sources and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $41,9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for fuel cell technology.


Double-Action Power Stations: Energy and Hydrogen

Gas power plants could be cheaply retrofitted to generate hydrogen as well as power, chemists say in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.


Offshore Wind Power Initiative Proposed for Great Lakes

In recognition of the celebration of Earth Day, New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kessel announced a major public-private initiative for the potential development of wind power projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.



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