Energy and utilities

Energy and utilities
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July/August 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012

0712 NextMaking biofuels from plants requires breaking down the plant into sugars, which then ferment into ethanol. One of the challenges with that process is what to do with lignin, the tough glue that holds the plant fibers together.

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SoloPower adds financing
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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

SoloPower disclosed a $10.7 million round of financing as it hires for its Portland manufacturing facility.

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Vale geothermal plant to start generating electricity
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Oregon's first geothermal plant near Vale is set to start generating electricity this summer.

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Kitzhaber releases energy plan draft
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber released the first draft of his 10-Year Energy Action Plan.

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Wind curtailment could be over
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Bonneville Power Administration officials are cautiously optimistic that oversupply season—when wind farms must be shut down due to an abundance of hydro power— is coming to an end.

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