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ivan castano's Articles

- June 02, 2011

Mexico Advances Renewable Goals But "Much More" Could Be Done

Mexico is on track to elevate its renewable power capacity to 5,700 MW or 7.5% of its energy matrix by 2017 but that is a drop in the bucket when considering the Aztec country's clean...

- May 23, 2011

Biofuel Firms Expand into Beauty, Nutraceutical Products

As they continue to feel the pinch from high production costs, biofuel players are increasingly getting creative about ways to boost their bottom line. One of those strategies, which...

- May 18, 2011

Government Subsidies Crucial to Develop Guatemala's Biodiesel Industry - Executive Says

Guatemala must introduce a subsidies program to develop its biodiesel industry at a time when producing the cleaner fuel has become increasingly competitive and costly in the Central...

- May 18, 2011

World's "Largest" Wood Pellet Plant to Feed REW Europe Power Plants

A 750,000 tonne per year biomass plant will begin shipping wood pellets to electricity plants in the Netherlands and the UK owned by RWE Innogy this summer, the German power group announced...

- May 18, 2011

Ambitious Wind Power Development Plans for Central Spain

Spain's Castille-La Mancha region is working to install 6,000 MW of wind parks by 2015 in hopes to take the lead in the country's booming wind-power market. The wind region in central...

- May 06, 2011

Second-Generation Biofuels Gain Traction But Growth Challenges Remain

Some 5 billion gallons of second-generation biofuels could hit the market in five years, a new research report by consultancy Frost & Sullivan revealed last month. However, analysts...

- May 02, 2011

Mexican Biofuels Seen Meeting 3% Blending Target In 2012

Mexico's nascent biofuels industry will meet a target to blend 3.2% of petrol with biofuels in 2012, marking a two-year delay in the government's snail-like campaign to develop the...

- April 25, 2011

Spain Seeks To Shore Up Battered Biofuels Industry

Spain has pledged to launch measures to help shore up the biofuels industry, which is being hit by huge imports of biodiesel from foreign producers.

- April 12, 2011

Nuclear Woes Boost Japanese Wind but Supply Remains Limited

Japan's severe nuclear crisis is pushing wind power to the forefront as a safer and more reliable alternative to meet the country's future energy requirements, according to industry...

- April 07, 2011

China Installing Wind-power Capacity As Fast As It Can

China is on track to install as much as 18 GWs of wind-power capacity this year as the world's second-biggest economy continues to diversify its energy resources, according to officials...

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ivan castano

Ivan Castano is a freelance journalist based in Miami. His work has appeared in Thomson Reuters’ International Finance Review (IFR), Dow Jones’ Financial News, Euromoney, Trade & Forfaiting Review and a range of trade publications covering...

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