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Intersolar and ees North America Highlight Policy and Technology Updates

Events attracted high-quality attendees and served as a sounding board for recent industry triumphs and upcoming challenges
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Catalysts of the Climate Economy: A National Innovation Summit

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:58
The event aims to accelerate progress toward the significant economic opportunities associated with solving the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change.
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Immobilization engineering - How to design advanced sol-gel systems for biocatalysis?

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:54
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00896A, PaperDiana Weiser, Flora Nagy, Gergely Banoczi, Mark Olah, Attila Farkas, Andras Szilagyi, Krisztina Laszlo, Akos Gellert, Gyorgy Marosi, Sandor Kemeny, Laszlo Poppe
Immobilization engineering approach using bioinformatics and experimental design tools was applied to improve sol-gel enzyme entrapment methodology. This strategy was used for immobilization of lipase B from Candida antarctica (CaLB),...
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One-pot Integrated Processing of Biopolymers to Furfurals in Molten Salt Hydrate: Understanding Synergy in Acidity

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:52
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01709J, PaperSunitha Sadula, Owen Oesterling, Andrew Nardone, Brian Dinkelacker, Basudeb Saha
Furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfual (HMF), promising renewable platforms for bio-products, manufacturing with high carbon efficiency is a challenge because of their undesired polymerization to humins. Here, we present an integrated process...
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Solar Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night

Anna Hirtenstein and Mathew Carr for Bloomberg: Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East
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New Report Discusses Smarter Way Forward for Solar Net Metering

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:56
The report continues PACE's ongoing efforts to support the development of all forms of energy, including residential, community, and utility-scale solar, while also protecting power consumers.
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Bay State Wind Receives First Offshore Wind Site Assessment Plan Approval in the United States

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:53
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved the plan for Bay State Wind, a proposed utility-scale offshore wind farm south of Massachusetts
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EEC Introduces World’s First 4-in-1 Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety Analyzer: Four-in-One Solution to Solarize Power Optimization

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:52
The EPV-500 offers a complete one-step automatic testing solution to perform DC withstand, DC ground bond, insulation resistance, and potential induced degradation(PID) together in a single unit, delivering superior efficiency, performance, and reliability for testing PV panels in both laboratories and manufacturing environments.
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Boviet Solar USA Launches E-zine, “The Current,” to Advance PV Industry Forward

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:50
Global PV Panel Manufacturer Launches New Resource Digital Destination as It Expands into New C&I Markets in North America
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Solar carport appears inside Antaisolar factory

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:44
One solar carport has just completely finished in mid-July, that is the second one solar application following the 150KW roof solar project in factory.
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The Business Booster by InnoEnergy returns to accelerate clean energy innovations across Europe

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:44
The Business Booster (TBB), Europe's catalyst for clean energy innovation, is back for the fifth year running and will take place in RAI Amsterdam on 25-26 October 2017. Hosted by InnoEnergy, the European innovation engine for sustainable energy, TBB is the only event that brings all the necessary stakeholders together to create the future of sustainable energy, today.
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Advisory and Analytics department launches at Natural Power

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:44
In response to evolving market conditions, Natural Power has launched a new department, ‘Advisory and Analytics', which brings together the best of its due diligence, market analysis and resource analysis teams.
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An introduction to zwitterionic salts

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:49

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01523B, CommunicationMarijana Blesic, Brendan F. Gilmore, John D. Holbrey, Johan Jacquemin, Gaelle Level, Peter Nockemann, Lorenzo Stella
Zwitterionic salts: highly hydrophilic materials, incorporating some characteristics of zwitterions, ionic liquids, and inorganic salts with potential applications in the biomedical field and separation technology.
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HiVE - PV plus Storage Solutions for Hawaii and Beyond

Hawaii’s PUC allowed the utilities to end their popular net metering programs and replace them with the Customer Self Supply program. The CSS program requires zero exportation of self-generated power back to the grid, which can most-efficiently be accomplished by integrating battery storage into the system.
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Canadian Solar Energizes 52.5 MWp of Solar Power Plants in Japan

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:59
The Mashiki plant achieved commercial operation in June 2017. Powered by Canadian Solar's high-efficiency MaxPower modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 57,000 MWh of clean, solar electricity per year, which will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY36.0 ($0.32) per kWh.
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Conversion of C5 carbohydrates into furfural catalyzed by a Lewis acidic ionic liquid in renewable [gamma]-valerolactone

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:27
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01298E, PaperShurong Wang, Yuan Zhao, Haizhou Lin, Jingping Chen, Lingjun Zhu, Zhongyang Luo
For the purpose of building a green reaction system to produce furfural (FF), the conversion of two important pentoses from hemicellulose, namely xylose and arabinose, was investigated in an aqueous...
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Leaked Draft of DOE’s Grid Study Says Renewables Are Not a Threat

Julia Pyper for GTM: But will that language make it into the final version?
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Synergizing graphene oxide with microwave irradiation for efficient cellulose depolymerization into glucose

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:17
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01691C, PaperElaine Gabutin Gabutin Mission, Armando T. Quitain, Mitsuru Sasaki, Tetsuya Kida
The abundance in hydroxyl groups neighboring the hydrolytic site ([small beta]-1,4 glycosidic bonds) in cellulose forms a tightly packed crystalline structure, and hence, is a major challenge in cellulose depolymerization into...
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Zayed Future Energy Prize expands global reach in record year for entries

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:07
• Submissions increased by an impressive 37% compared to 2016 • All entries will now go through a rigorous evaluation process, culminating in the Awards Ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
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Agenda Released for Energy from Waste 2017 Featuring Suez, DEFRA, Green Investment Bank and CEWEP

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:56
London to host the return of SMi's 10th annual Energy from Waste Industry Summit
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