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21 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Spain Wheat Harvest 'To Beat Forecasts'
SPAIN – Soft wheat farmers in Spain could be on course for a much larger yield than expected, an industry news website has reported....
17 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain ECD Builds Rooftop Solar Project in Spain
SPAIN - US company, Energy Conversion Devices has signed an agreement with Endesa in Spain to install 3MW of photovoltaic (PV) laminates on the rooftops of two Coca-Cola Company buildings in...
26 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Abengoa Solar and E.ON Build Solar Plants in Spain
SPAIN - Abengoa Solar and E.ON Climate & Renewables have formed a partnership that will see them jointly own and operate two 50MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants. ...
23 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Flax and Yellow Flowers Produce Bioethanol
SPAIN - Surplus biomass from the production of flax shives, and generated from Brassica carinata, a yellow-flowered plant related to those which engulf fields in spring, can be used to produce...
20 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain SEAT Turns to Solar Power
SPAIN - Early next year the ‘SEAT al Sol' project will see the light, generating clean electric power at the Spanish car maker's Martorell factory....
13 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Solar Projects Pre-registered for FIT
SPAIN - The Spanish Minister of Industry, Miguel Sebastián, has announced that the Andasol 3 and Ibersol power plant projects, developed by Solar Millennium AG, will obtain the pre-registration...
22 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Ibderola Renovables Sees Profits Down
SPAIN - Ibderola Renovables, leading world wind power company, posted consolidated net profit of €167.6 million for the first nine months, down 27.4 per cent on the same period in the previous...
14 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Biomass Solution to Spanish Forestry Dilemma
SPAIN - Spain is one of the leading European countries, along with Sweden, in terms of wood production for paper paste, but this uses large amounts of energy....
12 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Sunstroom to Build 50 MW Solar Thermal Plant
SPAIN - Sunstroom Energy Investments, a designer, builder and operator of renewable energy plants, announces that it is planning to build a 50 MW solar thermal electricity plant in Saucedilla,...
31 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain ACCIONA Opens First CSP Plant in Spain
SPAIN - ACCIONA has opened its first Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in Spain, in the municipality of Alvarado (Badajoz). ...
29 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Researchers Design Biolubricants from Sunflower Oil
SPAIN - A research group of the University of Huelva (UHU) has proven with a lab trial the efficiency of high-oleic sunflower oil to get industrial lubricants that are more environmentally friendly...
28 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Iberdrola Renovables Sees Profits Fall
SPAIN - Spanish wind-power company Iberdrola Renovables posted a first half consolidated net profit of €148.5 million, down 23 per cent on the same period in 2008, amid falling prices and a...
15 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Andalusia Government and ENDESA Present SmartCity
SPAIN - The president of the government of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía), José Antonio Griñán, and ENDESA's chairman, Borja Prado, have launched the SmartCity...
26 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain New Biolubricants from GM Castor Oil Plants
SPAIN - Almeria-based researchers, led by Federico García Maroto, have genetically improved castor-oil plant so as to use it as a factory to produce bio lubricants. ...
24 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Waste Water Treatment Plant Mud Green Fuel
SPAIN - Catalan scientists have shown that using mud from waste water treatment plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable cement factories to reduce their CO2 emissions and comply with...
23 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Abengoa Solar Inaugurates Solar Tower
SPAIN - Abengoa Solar's first high-temperature power tower, Eureka, was inaugurated by Martín Soler Márquez, Director of Innovation, Science and Enterprise for the Andalusian Regional Government....
02 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Process to Turn Urban Waste into Biodiesel
SPAIN - A group of Spanish developers working under the company name Ecofasa, headed by chief executive officer and inventor Francisco Angulo, has developed a biochemical process to turn urban...
27 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain ACCIONA CSP Plant to Go On Line in 2010
SPAIN - ACCIONA's CSP (solar thermal electric) plant at Majadas de Tiétar (Cáceres), which was started in March, will become operational in the autumn of 2010. ...
07 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Construction of Solar Power Plants Begins
SPAIN - Abengoa Solar, after obtaining the required construction permit, has begun building two parabolic trough technology-based solar concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the town of Ecija....
01 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain World's Largest Solar Power Tower Starts Up
SPAIN - Abengoa Solar has started commercial operation of the new PS20 solar power tower plant located at the Solúcar Platform, near Seville (Spain). ...
22 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Electricity Prices Hit Iberdrola's Earnings
SPAIN - Spanish based renewable energy company Iberdrola Renovables has posted net earnings of €113.6 million in the first quarter of 2009, 10.1 per cent down on the same period last year....
01 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Obtaining Biogas from Food Industry Waste
SPAIN - The AZTI-Tecnalia technological centre, experts in food research, have put a biogas plant into operation in order to investigate novel systems of sustainable energy production based on...
31 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Bilbao Biodiesel Plant Starts Production
SPAIN - ACCIONA Biocombustibles has started production at its €25 million biodiesel plant in the Port of Bilbao. ...
30 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Olive Trees as Power Source
SPAIN - For a year, the Spanish Union of Small Farmers (UPA) of Jaen has has been conducting an experimental study of how to take advantage of olive biomass transforming it into energy. ...
02 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Fungus Genome With Biofuel Applications Sequenced
SPAIN - Researchers at the Public University of Navarre, have taken part in the international project for the sequencing of the genome of the Postia placenta fungus....
30 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain Sees Biofuel Expansion in 2009
SPAIN - Spanish biofuel producers forecast that after the mandatory target comes into force this year, they will have no difficulty in marketing bioethanol, according to a report from the USDA...
23 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Spain Evolution of Spanish Electricity Sector
SPAIN - The current Spanish electricity model is unsustainable. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are hard to control, demand shows no sign of weakening, and the country is overly dependent on imported...
23 December 2008
Crop Industry News from Spain Sopogy Build Solar Plant in Spain
SPAIN - US based Sopogy, manufacturer of the proprietary MicroCSP concentrating solar thermal energy system, is to build a 50MW solar power plant in Toledo, Spain....
20 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Spain Biodiesel from Urban Waste
SPAIN - A group of Spanish researchers has developed new biofuel made up from urban rubbish. ...
11 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Spain From Waste to Biodiesel Via Bacteria
SPAIN - A group of Spanish developers working for a company called Ecofasa just announced a new biofuel made up from trash. ...

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