REview2002 – BioEnergy

This is the second installment of our comprehensive look back on the news that shaped the Renewable Energy industry in 2002 – REview2002. Today, we focus on BioEnergy – on Monday, we feature news from the year on Fuel Cells.

US Tax Credit Would Increase Green Power by 50 Percent Washington, D.C. – January 4, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] An extension of the U.S. tax credit for wind turbines and biomass generation facilities would increase green power output by 50 percent by 2020, according to a government analysis. Click for Full Story:Portable Energy PlantsConvert Garbage to Energy in South Africa Cape Town, South Africa – February 18, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Sewage and garbage in Cape Town, South Africa will be converted into electricity, fuel and bricks for low-cost housing with help of an investment of more than 1 billion Rand. Click for Full Story:Malaysia to Use Palm Oil Waste as Biofuel Bangi, Malaysia – March 13, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the Malaysia Energy Center have joined hands to increase the public’s awareness of Renewable Energy as a fuel source. Click for Full Story:Shell Invests in Green Fuel Technology Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – May 10, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The Royal Dutch/Shell Group (Shell) announced today that it has purchased an equity stake in Iogen Energy Corporation, a world-leading bioethanol technology company. Click for Full Story:Animal Wastes to Generate Power New York, New York – March 27, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Environmental Power Corporation announced that it has executed a 15-year contract with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation to supply electricity from up to 15 MW of generating capacity expected to be produced from multiple installations, which will use primarily animal wastes to produce biogas and electricity. Click for Full Story:
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