The Daily Sprout


GreenVolts Wins Grant for Low-Cost Solar: GreenVolts has won a $250,000 grant from the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Program for its proposal on low-cost concentrating photovoltaics. This is the second grant GreenVolts has won from PIER – Press Release.

Novomer Gets new CEO and HQ: Green plastics startup Novomer has appointed Jim Mahoney as its new chief executive officer and moved from Ithaca, N.Y. to Boston, Mass. – Press Release.

Higher Perpetual Energy & DeWind Form JV for $1.2B Wind Project: Texas-based wind farm developer Higher Perpetual Energy and turbine maker DeWind have agreed to jointly develop 620 megawatts of wind power in the Texas Panhandle – Press Release.

Freescale Debuts Chip for Fuel Efficient Engines: Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new, powerful microcontroller for engine control which allows car makers to design more fuel efficient engines – Press Release.

Coskata China-Bound: Speaking in Beijing, Coskata announced it plans to sell fuel in China and is looking to establish tech licensing or partnership agreements in the PRC. The startup estimates China can produce enough fuel from from forest and agricultural waste alone to replace all its imported oil – Cleantech Group.

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