Business Briefs

By Anna Simet | September 06, 2018

Burke joins Aries Clean Energy as general counsel 
Robert W. Burke has joined Aries Clean Energy as executive vice president and general counsel, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience as general counsel for domestic and international energy companies.

Previously, Burke has managed corporate governance, government affairs and compliance on behalf of multinational companies, and has served on the boards of directors of private and publicly traded companies headquartered in the U.S. and abroad. He has served in leadership roles in a diverse spectrum of companies, including Edison Mission Energy, PPL Global, Competitive Power Venture and Vogt Power International.

Burke earned his Bachelor of Arts from Providence College, and a Juris Doctorate from University of Virginia School of Law.

Bruks Siwertell hires Crosswhite, debuts new conveyor
Bruks Siwertell has appointed Kristi Crosswhite as the company’s new marketing coordinator. In the position, Crosswhite will focus on improving brand recognition in the areas of port, storage and conveying technology, as well as managing trade shows, publications and handling all marketing needs. Crosswhite has 15 years of experience in sales, customer service and marketing industries.

Bruks also announced its new Belt Conveyor, a system composed of a standard belt supported on a bed of pressurized air, over a formed steel trough. The new design eliminates idlers and maintenance issues associated with traditional conveyor design, as well as safety and environmental issues caused by airborne particulates commonly generated by other conveyor designs. The basic components include the head unit, tail unit, and the required number of intermediate sections, with the only rotating elements being the head and tail pulleys. The conveyor is equipped with an enclosed cover and integrated air slide return that provides for a dust-free system.

Vecoplan introduces new shredder
Vecoplan has introduced its VEZ 3200, a shredder with a powerful, single-shaft preshredder with high-throughput capacity. It is ideally suited for the manufacture of refuse-derived fuels from production and sorting waste, packaging material and the high-calorific fraction of domestic and commercial waste for use as an energy source in cement works and power stations.

The VEZ 3200 was designed on the basis of the successful VEZ 2500 TV with the objective of developing an even more robust, powerful and economic component. All areas subject to particularly high forces and loadings in the shredding process have been specifically reinforced. Along with more compact external dimensions, a lower loading edge has been incorporated to simplify feeding of the machine by wheel loaders and stacker trucks, as well as an infinitely adjustable pusher speed, improved curved pusher and an enclosed design, making hazard points on the outside of the machine inaccessible. 

AEBIOM changes name to Bioenergy Europe
The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) has rebranded as Bioenergy Europe, with an aim at giving a clearer, more united voice to Europe’s first source of renewable energy.

Biomass is also Europe's first source of locally produced energy, representing more than 60 percent of the total renewable energy consumed, and employing more than 500,000 people. AEBIOM, which has accompanied this transition for nearly 30 years, decided to change its name to reflect the evolution of the sector. In this context, said Bioenergy Europe's president Didzis Palejs, “Bioenergy Europe is a choice of clarity and simplicity. Recent EU debates have shown many misleading perceptions; we, as a trade federation, have the duty to better explain our daily commitment to EU citizens.”

Jean-Marc Jossart, Bioenergy Europe's secretary-general, said the rebranding also reflects the internal evolutions of the association, as Bioenergy Europe experienced an outstanding growth in recent years, passing the symbolic milestone of 100 members.