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November 1, 2016 — FirmGreen CEO Wilburn Appointed to Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC)
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November 19, 2015 — VerdeWatts, LLC, a FirmGreen, Inc. company, and National Environmental Group, LLC (NEG) are pleased to announce the formation of a Joint Venture to develop Waste-to-Energy("WTE") projects in India, Brazil and the Philippines.
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July 2015 — FirmGreen CEO Steve Wilburn discusses the recent decision of Congress to allow the lapse of U.S. ExIm Bank. Congressional members on both sides of the aisle believe that businesses both small and large now operate at a disadvantage to international competitors with the lapse of the U.S. export credit authority.

May 4, 2015 — FirmGreen, Inc. returns as the presenting sponsor of the 4th annual Southern California PGA (SCPGA) Patriot Pro-Am Tournament to be played on May 4, 2015, at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells. Read more...

2014 News

June 25, 2014 — FirmGreen's CEO, Steve Wilburn, was invited to testify at U.S. House Committee on Financial Services to discuss ExIm Bank reauthorization. Click here for video of U.S. House Committee hearing on C-SPAN
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May 26, 2014 — FirmGreen gets mentioned in Washington Times article that discusses how ExIm Bank Reauthorization uncertainty is affecting ability of U.S. companies to do business around the world.
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May 12, 2014 — FirmGreen Manager Brooks named to NREL Executive Energy Leadership Academy for 2014 Read more

March 18, 2014 — FirmGreen hosts ExIm Chairman Fred Hochberg for talk on green-tech jobs and exports Read more

Jan 14, 2014 — FirmGreen is featured in Annual Report of United States Trade and Development Agency Read more

Dec 17, 2013 — FirmGreen CEO Named to Ex-Im Bank 2014 Advisory Committee
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2013 News

Nov 25, 2013 — From Waste Land to Green Energy Center as Biomethane Sales Get Underway Read more

Aug 27, 2013 — Novo Gramacho Biogas Plant nears commercial operation; newest images View Photo Gallery

June 27, 2013 — FirmGreen Hosts Brazilian Trade Delegates to Explore Renewable Energy Projects Read the story

June 12, 2013 — FirmGreen is at Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Expo Click here to view the webcast

June 7, 2013 — Open House at Novo Gramacho Biogas Plant View Photo Gallery

April 8, 2013 — FirmGreen is one of nine U.S. Firms Traveling to Cairo for Trade Mission Read more

April 4, 2013 — FirmGreen is Named Ex-Im Bank Renewable-Energy Exporter of the Year at Annual Conference in D.C. Read more

March 18, 2013 — FirmGreen sponsors Wounded Warrior at Toshiba Classic Pro-Am Read the story

March 1, 2013 — Biogas is back on legislative agenda at House of Representatives Read more

February 22, 2013 — FirmGreen will be attending and presenting at the Global Methane Expo 2013, being held in Vancouver March 12th - 15th. Visit show site: Global Methane Initiative Expo 2013 (link opens in new browser window)

2012 News

December 21, 2012 — FirmGreen posted an update to the Brazil project:  Click to view the gallery

December 12, 2012 — FirmGreen, Inc. to supply technology for clean transportation fuels project in California....  Read the story

November 20, 2012 — FirmGreen, Inc. CEO Steve Wilburn and other business leaders met with a number of President Obama's Senior Administration officials to discuss the fiscal cliff and economic competitiveness....  Read more

November 19, 2012 — FirmGreen CEO appointed to FY2013 Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee:  Read more

October 24, 2012 — FirmGreen posted an update to the Brazil project:  Click to view the gallery

August 23, 2012 — FirmGreen CEO at White House for Economic Roundtable: Steve Wilburn and 12 other CEOs joined Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman of Export-Import Bank of the United States and a number of President Obama's Senior Administration officials for a White House Business Council meeting...  Read more...

July 30, 2012 — Orange County Business Journal covers FirmGreen's involvement in a green energy project to clean landfill gas in Brazil at Novo Gramacho – one of the world's largest landfills.  See the cover and more...

May 30, 2012 — $48.6M Ex-Im Bank funding for Brazil project benefits FirmGreen's Green Technology export.... Read the story

May 15, 2012 — FirmGreen completes its green technology export, with the 4th and final shipment of its biogas cleaning equipment enroute to Rio De Janiero, to be installed at the Gás Verde biogas purification plant..... Read the rest of the story

February 1, 2012 — FirmGreen Project Update: construction on the Gás Verde biogas purification facility is well underway.
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January 11, 2012 — FirmGreen covers the Detroit Auto Show on our blog. What's new? Hint: the Honda Civic GX continues to be the only CNG powered production car for the North American market... Read the article

Visit our blog for more commentary about alternative fuels and policy: gCNG® blog

2011 News

November — FirmGreen Project Update: construction on the Gás Verde biogas purification facility is well underway.
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October — FirmGreen Technology Selected for Florida LFG Project: FirmGreen announced that its patented biogas cleaning equipment has been selected for use in a landfill gas to gCNG® (FirmGreen's trademarked name for biomethane) project.
Fleets & Fuels took note in their October issue....Read more (PDF)

June — FirmGreen Creates Jobs for U.S.A. and Brazilian Workers: FirmGreen's first shipment of its patented biogas cleaning equipment rolled out this week, with more to follow.  Bound for Rio de Janeiro, the export of FirmGreen’s USA-made goods....
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FirmGreen project in Brazil to help create new skilled jobs at Novo Gramacho, the landfill depicted in the internationally acclaimed documentary and 2011 Academy Awards® nominee, Waste Land. The project will also improve local air quality on a long-term basis, as the landfill's "dirty gas," a natural by-product of trash decomposing, is turned into clean usable gas using FirmGreen technology.
Visit the movie website to find out more about the lives of the catadores: http://www.wastelandmovie.com/

News Archive


Commentary & Articles of Interest

FirmGreen benefits from Ex-Im Loan to Brazilian LFG Project and Waste Management World covers the story.
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Study Finds DOE Loan Program a Success Overall: in the aftermath of the Solyndra debacle, there's been a media storm of criticism about the load guarantee program. Read more...

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced nearly $2.7 billion in loan guarantees for various clean energy projects.
Read the full story at eere.energy.gov website

International Energy Agency Report Paints a Rosy Outlook for Natural Gas. Read more...

New Vehicle Labels for 2013 to Provide Better Fuel Economy and Emissions info  Click here to learn more

Federal and State Governments Look to Alt Fuel Vehicles to Reduce Oil Dependence Click here to read the story

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