Product News & Announcements

Tuesday 01/17/2017
State’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array Now Complete

RENTON, Wash. -- IKEA, a home furnishings retailer, announced that the installation of solar panels is complete atop the relocated Seattle-area store currently under construction in Renton, Wash., that will open in early Spring 2017. The project is the largest solar rooftop array in the state of Washington.

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Itron to Improve Water Efficiency, Distribution System in Halifax

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- Itron, Inc., a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, and Halifax Regional Water Commission have entered into a contract to modernize the utility’s water distribution system. The utility, which provides water, wastewater and stormwater services to residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality, the capital of Nova Scotia, Canada, will deploy Itron’s smart water solution and analytic software-as-a-service as part of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project. The project aims to provide more customer-focused and efficient services to residents and improve overall system infrastructure.

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Ameresco to Build Microgrid at Marine Corps Recruit Depot

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced it has been issued a task order to build a site-wide microgrid integrating 10 MW of new onsite generation and a battery energy storage system at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., by the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center.

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Retailers Enhance Comfort and Control with StoreWise Lighting

SOMERSET, N.J. -- Philips Lighting announced the commercial availability of Philips StoreWise, a customizable system of integrated luminaries and controls, specifically designed to create a more engaging and inviting atmosphere for shoppers. With StoreWise, North American retailers can enhance the in-store shopping experience by precisely tuning the appearance and ambience of any store area or activating a lighting scene with the push of a button from a mobile device.

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
Sunnova Expands Zero-Money-Down Solar Program

HOUSTON, Texas -- Sunnova, a provider of residential solar services, announced the expansion of its EZ Own Loan, allowing homeowners to own their solar power system with no out-of-pocket expenses for down payments or maintenance.

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New Tech Empowers More Connected Transit System

RICHMOND, Va. -- Michael Baker International, a provider of engineering, planning and consulting services, is helping residents and city officials in Richmond, Va., rethink the design of the Greater Richmond Transit Company bus system and establish a more connected transit network through the innovative use of technology. To assist the community in visualizing various transit options and to identify a more effective system, Michael Baker planning experts developed a unique Geographic Information System tool, an interactive isochrones map of the city's transit system.

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City to Launch First Driverless Public Transit Vehicle in U.S.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A new milestone in transportation was reached as NAVYA and Keolis, in partnership with the city of Las Vegas, launched the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the United States. The shuttle is being launched in the new Innovation District that was recently created by the city of Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
Lancaster Choice Energy Welcomes 10MW Solar Facility

LANCASTER, Calif. -- Marking yet another milestone in its journey toward Zero Net Energy status, the city of Lancaster and sPower, an independent energy producer, announced that the Western Antelope Dry Ranch utility-scale solar power facility became operational at the beginning of this month. This new facility is now producing 10 MW of renewable energy, which supports the city’s Lancaster Choice Energy utility.

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Green Charge Energy Storage Goes Live at High School District

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Green Charge Networks, LLC, a provider of commercial energy storage in the U.S., announced that systems are live and operational for California’s largest school energy storage project. Serving more than 17,000 students in San Diego, Grossmont Union High School installed Green Charge’s GridSynergy Storage with $6.4 million in projected savings and revenues. The systems and installation came at no cost to the district through Green Charge’s Power Efficiency Agreement shared-savings model.

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Cree Announces the Next Generation of Extreme High Power LEDs

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc., has introduced the XLamp XHP50.2 LED, which delivers up to seven percent more lumens and 10 percent higher LPW than the first generation XHP50 LED in the same 5.0 mm x 5.0 mm package. The new XHP50.2 LED enables lighting manufacturers to quickly improve the performance of existing XHP50 lighting designs. Capable of producing more than 2,500 lumens from its 6mm light emitting surface, the XHP50.2 can reduce the size and cost of new designs and enable innovative solutions to address applications ranging from spot to street lighting.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
sPower Connects its Largest Solar Project to the Grid

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- sPower, the largest private owner in the United States of utility-scale solar operating assets, and the California Department of Water Resources announced commencement of commercial operations of the 107 MW Solverde 1 solar farm. The project is located in the city of Lancaster, Calif., in northern LA County. sPower installed more than 330,000 solar modules with a peak construction crew of 250 plus workers. The project was developed under an aggressive schedule going from signing the PPA to completing interconnection to building and commissioning the project in just 12 months.

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Performance Contract to Upgrade Jail, Juvenile Justice Complex

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company announced the acceptance by Multnomah County Board of Commissioners for a comprehensive energy savings performance contract that is expected to save the County $239,000 a year in water, gas and electricity costs. Ameresco was selected to conduct the efficiency measures after being awarded the contract through a competitive Request for Qualifications process for project development of conservation projects at County facilities.

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Azure Power Installs Rooftop Solar at Rail Facility

NEW DELHI, India -- Azure Power, an independent solar power producer in India, announced the successful installation and operation of its rooftop solar power plant for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation at the Sultanpur facility. This is the first phase of a 14 MW allocation by DMRC to Azure Power, one of the largest by DMRC to a solar power developer. The tariff on the project is $.083 per kWh, with a total subsidy of $2.5 million. The company will supply power for 25 years which will be utilized for DMRC’s operations. The 14 MW project will be completed in phases and will cover several metro stations, workshops and parking lots.

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Sunday 12/11/2016
Cree Expands LS Series LED Surface Ambient Portfolio

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc., has expanded the market-leading LS Series LED surface ambient portfolio with the introduction of the new LS-FD High Efficiency linear luminaire. The new luminaire delivers excellent light quality and energy efficiency at 130 lumens per watt for greater savings and faster payback, and serves as an ideal replacement for linear fluorescent lighting in retail, industrial or commercial spaces. The LS-FD High Efficiency products provide customers more choices from Cree, adding to the original LS Series TrueWhite products, which offer exceptional 90-plus CRI color rendering for applications in which color accuracy is the driving consideration.

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APS, AES Bring Energy Storage to Arizona Customers

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Arizona Public Service is bringing battery-based energy storage to the desert through a 4 MW energy storage agreement with AES Energy Storage. The pair of 2-MW AES Advancion energy storage arrays will be deployed as part of the APS Solar Partner Program and represent AES’ first installation in Arizona.

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SolarWindow to Expand with Flexible Glass Option

COLUMBIA, Md. -- SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., a developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass windows on tall towers and skyscrapers, and flexible veneers, announced that it is expanding product development to include applying its electricity-generating coatings onto flexible glass, as thin as a business card, that is flexible enough to be bent without breaking or cracking. The company estimates that the world’s first transparent, electricity-generating flexible glass conservatively represents a $25 billion market.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Constellation and Amphitheater Public Schools Complete Solar Project

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and a leading competitive retail energy supplier, and Amphitheater Public Schools announced the completion of a 9.3 MW solar generation project in Tucson, Ariz. The solar power systems, located across 25 school sites and support facilities, are expected to generate more than 60 percent of the District’s electricity needs in the first year of operation.

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BYD Debuts SkyRail System at C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY -- BYD debuted SkyRail, its urban layered transportation solution during the biannual C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City in front of an audience of more than 500 guests, including global city mayors, NGO representatives, business leaders and media. BYD’s urban layered transportation solution aims to tackle air pollution and traffic congestion, which will bring revolutionary changes to urban transportation in growing cities around the world.

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WiTricity Enables Interoperable Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging

WATERTOWN, Mass. -- WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced its Tunable Matching Network technology to drive global interoperability and adoption of wireless charging for electric and autonomous vehicles. TMN technology allows the wireless charging system to automatically optimize energy transfer between the ground and vehicle in a wide range of real world operating conditions including parking misalignment, differing vehicle ground clearance and varying battery voltage conditions. This flexibility enables wirelessly charged vehicles to interoperate more easily with standards-based charging sources made by different automakers, Tier 1 suppliers and infrastructure suppliers. With TMN based systems, drivers can park their wirelessly charged electric vehicles and be assured of rapid, efficient and safe charging, without having to handle charging cables or park their vehicle with precision.

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ALLU Marks Growth in Product Development, International Presence

TETERBORO, N.J. -- Two major themes marked the year 2016 for ALLU worldwide: the launch of the largest screener crusher ever manufactured, and strong growth in the Chinese market.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Solar Array to Power Iron Mountain Records Management Facility

BOSTON, Mass. -- Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, announced the activation of a solar energy array at its Freehold, N.J., facility that will generate 2.6 million kWh of electricity per year. The array, which sits adjacent to Iron Mountain’s largest records management facility on the east coast, will allow the company to offset 60 percent of the site’s energy consumption today, with that percentage expected to increase as other energy efficiency projects come online for the 857,194 square foot campus.

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San Jose Conservation Corps to Receive Vocational Training

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Boviet Solar USA, the North American arm of Boviet Solar Technology Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of photovoltaic technology, is collaborating with Spice Solar and the San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School to help train vocational students in solar system installation. Boviet Solar USA has donated three different types of solar panels to the SJCC, and Spice Solar, innovators in rooftop module mounting systems, is providing SJCC students with hands-on training in rooftop solar installation.

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Ultra-Fast Charging Planned Along Major Highways in Europe

COLOGNE, Germany -- BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick buildup of a sizable number of stations to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This is an important step toward facilitating mass-market battery electric vehicle adoption.

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New Tools Launched to Support Electric Vehicle Adoption

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company released a new report and interactive map to support and ease the installation of critical electric vehicle fast chargers in Northern and Central California to help increase EV adoption and extend EV benefits across communities.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Amerlux Completes Retrofit Lighting Project for Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Amerlux recently supplied its Avista LED light engines as part of a major retrofit project in the downtown Los Angeles area. Since the late 1920s, GE lamps were used to provide light for the streets of downtown LA during its modern revitalization. The Bureau of Street Lighting reported that more than half of its streetlights have already been retrofitted to LED, including 600 fixtures with Amerlux Avista light engines. This retrofit project saves the taxpayers of Los Angeles almost 80 percent in energy costs and provides better color rendering for enhanced visibility, safety and security throughout the community.

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West Contra Costa School District Goes Solar with SunPower

RICHMOND, Calif. -- West Contra Costa Unified School District and SunPower Corp. will begin construction of SunPower Helix solar systems at 34 school sites in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The solar installations will include carports, shade structures and rooftop systems and will be constructed over the next year, with the first phase being operational in January.

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Fare Collection System Enhanced for Maryland Transit

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced the award of a $4.8 million contract modification from the Maryland Transit Administration to conduct a major upgrade to its Automatic Fare Collection system and setting the foundation for new features and functionality. The upgraded system will provide the MTA with the opportunity to accept new payment methods, such as mobile payments, as well as add new features, including a new customer web portal and an integration path with third-party transport services in the future.

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Exelon Chooses GE Predix to Accelerate Digital Transformation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- At Minds + Machines, GE announced an enterprise-wide software agreement with Exelon, a Fortune 100 energy company with the largest number of utility customers and one of the cleanest generation fleets in the nation.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Sonoma County Solar-Plus-Energy Storage Project Announced

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Green Charge and REC Solar announced plans to build the largest commercial solar-plus-energy storage project in Sonoma County.

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Partnership to Bring Food Waste Recycling System to California

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Whether they’re craving cilantro-speckled guacamole or tangy ceviche that still tastes of the ocean, Northgate Markets is a destination for shoppers who want a foodie experience with every trip to the market. The bountiful options offer shoppers a bigger selection of fresh, healthy food, but create a dilemma for supermarkets like Northgate itself: What to do with the food scraps?

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NY Auto Dealership Saves with Standard Solar

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Yonkers, N.Y.,-based auto dealer Smith Cairns Ford Lincoln Mazda Subaru is turning to solar to save on its energy bills. Working with leading solar energy company, Standard Solar, the dealer installed a 1,272 panel, 394 kW solar photovoltaic system. In addition to the 253 kW array on its rooftop, the system also features two solar carports totaling 141 kW. The system was completed in October.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
Concrete-based Thermal Storage Increases Industrial Efficiency

BILLINGSTAD, Norway -- Industrial operations require significant energy, with large amounts of this energy disappearing as as waste heat after use. EnergyNest’s thermal energy storage now ensures that this widely untapped energy reserve can be converted effectively.

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Connecticut Town Achieves Record Setting Energy Independence

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Standard Solar, Inc., a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of commercial solar electric systems nationwide, has completed the installation of a 3.4 MW solar system for the town of Stafford, Conn.

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Green Charge to Deliver 13 MWh of Distributed Energy Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Green Charge announced a contract award from Con Edison to deliver 13 MWh for Con Edison’s Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program. Green Charge will install and operate intelligent energy storage, at no cost to site host customers, within areas of Brooklyn and Queens. The distributed energy storage portfolio will operate as a virtual power plant to mitigate peak load on the local distribution system. Con Edison’s Neighborhood Program will help Con Edison defer more than $1 billion in new infrastructure spending.

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LADWP Approves Battery Backup System from SolarMax

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The largest municipally owned utility in the United States, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, has found the FLEX Energy Storage System designed by SolarMax Technology to be in compliance with Electric Service Requirements. With the move, the fully integrated battery backup system becomes available for installation by more than 1.4 million customers in the LADWP service area.

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Cradlepoint Helps San Antonio with Traffic Management System

BOISE, Idaho -- Cradlepoint, a global provider of cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced it is helping the city of San Antonio scale its traffic management system to meet high population growth expectations.

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Alta Energy to Deliver Renewable Energy to California Schools

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Alta Energy, a company that helps enterprise clients optimize the benefits of renewable energy across multi-facility portfolios, announced it has acquired the assets of Sovereign Modular, a provider of solar energy solutions tailored to California public schools. As part of the acquisition, Alta Energy will take over a contract to supply California’s Poway Unified School District with solar electricity generated by 715 kW of solar photovoltaic systems that Alta will install on modular classrooms on 16 PUSD campuses.

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Collaboration to Achieve Navy’s First ‘Net Zero’ Energy Military Base

ALBANY, Ga. -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga., to reduce energy use, increase energy security and meet energy demands from renewable sources.

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New Solar Energy Project Will Power South Metro Co-Op Members

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Dakota Electric Association, along with its power supplier Great River Energy, announced a joint solar project that will provide dedicated solar power directly to Dakota Electric’s membership. The 1 MW solar array will be built along Highway 61 in Marshan Township by SoCore, a leader in solar energy development and construction.

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700 kW Rooftop Solar Project Completed at Sacramento Arena

BOULDER, Colo. -- AES Distributed Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announced the completion of a 700 kW rooftop solar system in Sacramento, Calif., located at the Golden 1 Center, the world’s first LEED Platinum Indoor arena and the home of the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings. AES DE co-developed the project with SPI Solar, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SPI Energy Co., Ltd.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Streetline Smart Parking App Recognized for Improving Congestion

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Streetline, which creates smart parking data and mobile apps to guide motorists to open parking spaces and empower cities to optimize parking utilization, has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for Smart Parking Technology.

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Clean Energy Opens LNG Station in Washington State

FIFE, Wash. -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced the opening of a new state of the art, public natural gas station along Interstate 5 in Fife, a suburb of Tacoma. The station adds to Clean Energy’s "America’s Natural Gas Highway", allowing fleets to operate from state to state utilizing natural gas vehicle fuel.

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Toyota First to Adopt New Energy Efficient Lighting Platform

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Orion Energy Systems, Inc., announced that Toyota Motor North America will be the first Global Fortune 500 customer to install Orion’s industry-leading third generation ISON Class LED High Bay fixture in their 8.1 million sq. ft. Georgetown, Ky., manufacturing plant since the Orion 214 lumens per watt fixture was launched in September. Toyota selected the ISON Class LED Gen III High Bay for this sizable lighting retrofit project because the fixture, which delivers an unprecedented 214 lumens per watt, will help them significantly reduce the amount of energy required to light certain areas of the flagship facility. The Georgetown facility is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, equal to 169 football fields under one roof.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
Airbnb Partners with SolarCity to Bring Solar to Home Sharing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company and SolarCity Corp., a nationwide solar power provider, are announcing a new partnership that will connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy, and are releasing estimates of the environmental benefits of home sharing for travelers.

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Orion Energy Systems Expands with New LED Fixtures

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Orion Energy Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, has added two LED linear strip products to its popular HARRIS Class product line. The new LED Linear Strip | SFHC and LED Strip Retrofit | SFHR are ideal for manufacturing, distribution, warehouse and retail settings. The series is designed for new construction, renovations, a one-for-one replacement or a quick retrofit from traditional fluorescent linear fixtures. The energy savings to Orion customers who upgrade from fluorescent linear strip fixtures to the Harris Linear Strip or Retrofit Fixture can be as much as 75 percent.

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County Converts Cargo Vans to Reduce Emissions

BOSTON, Mass. -- XL Hybrids, Inc., a provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced the successful installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George's County, Md., cargo vans. The upfitted hybrid vans are part of the County's comprehensive Sustainable Energy Program, which aims to reduce government fleet vehicle petroleum consumption by 20 percent, as well as carbon emissions.

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Carbotech PSA Gas Upgrading Tech to Increase Biogas Value

MADISON, Wisc. -- High Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, recently announced plans to upgrade their anaerobic digestion-derived biogas to renewable natural gas using a Carbotech Pressure Swing Adsorption system from BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group. Located in Guymon, Okla., HPB currently fuels boilers with the biogas created from the anaerobic digestion of food processing pork waste, but has identified gas upgrading and natural gas grid injection as a better alternative biogas end-use to enable the highest possible return.

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Tuesday 10/11/2016
Green Commuter Gets Grant for Electric Car Sharing in Tennessee

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Green Commuter, the innovative clean energy company launching and managing a fleet of zero-emission vehicles, announced it received a $750,000 grant from the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority to launch an electric car sharing service in the Tennessee city.

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Ford Invests in Detroit Neighborhood Community Center

DETROIT, Mich. -- Ford Motor Company Fund is boosting its investment in the future of Detroit with expansion of an innovative community center that will bring $5 million in services to thousands of students and residents on the city’s east side.

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Lockheed Martin, CoGen to Build Energy-from-Waste Plant

LONDON -- Lockheed Martin has signed a teaming agreement with CoGen Limited to develop energy-from-waste projects in the United Kingdom, starting with a new plant in Cardiff, Wales.

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