Q&A with GPI VP Brendan Jordan: The US and EU Experience with Developing Biomass Industries

June 11, 2018 in Transportation & Fuels Authors: Brendan Jordan, Will Dunder

GPI‘s Brendan Jordan recently presented at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen. In a Q&A with GPI’s Will Dunder, Brendan shares some key highlights below from his presentation and some insights gained through experience at the conference which gathered biomass leaders and experts from around the world. 
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What New Models from Chevy and Tesla Mean for the Future of EVs

January 24, 2017 in Transportation & Fuels Author: Will Dunder

EV Vehicle Graphic

Since electric vehicles became widely available in 2011 the market has been somewhat limited.  Consumers throughout the world faced a choice among  three distinct options: 1) a vehicle like the Nissan Leaf, a relatively low cost and low range battery electric vehicle (BEV), 2) a higher cost, higher range BEV like the Tesla Model S, 3) or the all-around utility of a Chevy Volt or another plug in hybrid (PHEV). This paradigm may soon fall apart, and that’s a good thing. Continue reading »

A GPI Holiday Letter

December 22, 2016 in News & Press Author: Will Dunder

The Great Plains Institute clan (and our projects) has grown a lot this year, and wow, have we been busy! We’re sure you have wondered,  “What’s all the hustle and bustle over there?” This holiday letter is meant to celebrate some of our successes of the last year, so let’s look back: Continue reading »

Thank You for Celebrating with Us!

October 6, 2016 in News & Press Author: Will Dunder

As the first speaker kicked off GPI’s second annual Energy Innovation Celebration on Sept. 29, the energy in the room was palpable. The Better Energy Community brimmed with enthusiasm and a cooperative spirit as we began an evening to celebrate human and technological innovation for building a better energy future. It took almost a full minute for the room to quiet as the group of over 300 guests wound down conversations carried in from the evening’s reception at the Nicollet Island Pavilion on the Mississippi River. Continue reading »