Entrepreneurs charged up over next venture

Robert Laikin and Larry Paulson are at it again. The two longtime business partners who made their fortunes in the cell phone industry are turning their sights to manufacturing high-density batteries for industrial uses.... Read More

Verbio North America breaks ground on South Bend plant expansion

Verbio North America is breathing new life into a biorefinery in South Bend. The company broke ground on its upgrade and expansion of the former South Bend Ethanol plant on the city’s south side. Headquartered in Germany, the Hoosier investment is the company’s second imprint in the United States. The company will invest $230 million in this project.... Read More

Ground broken on Posey County solar farm

Work has begun on a $352 million solar farm in southwest Indiana. Officials with Arizona-based Arevon Energy Inc., CenterPoint Energy Inc. and the Indiana Office of Energy Development broke ground Friday on the Posey Solar Project, which is expected to...... Read More

New EPA rules target coal ash ponds for cleanup

To environmentalists, the scores of coal ash ponds that have sprung up around Indiana power plants over the decades are a looming threat to public health and water supplies. Most are near rivers and filled with toxic chemicals, including arsenic and mercury.... Read More

Cleveland-Cliffs looking to invest big in hydrogen

Ohio-based steelmaker Cleveland-Cliffs is getting set to make major investments in hydrogen at its steel mills in northwest Indiana. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the company expects to have its blast furnaces heated by a mix of fuels.... Read More

Energy Systems Group merges with California company

Energy Systems Group, a sustainable infrastructure and energy services company headquartered in Newburgh, has merged with California-based PacificWest Energy Solutions, the company announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.... Read More

Financing secured for Posey County solar farm

Arizona-based Arevon Energy Inc. this week announced it has secured $352 million in financing for the development of a solar farm in Posey County. Set for completion in the first quarter of 2025, the Posey County Solar Project is expected to generate...... Read More

INDOT unveils first EV charging station sites

The Indiana Department of Transportation this week announced the first round of awards for the state's electric vehicle charging network, known as Charging the Crossroads. A total of 39 sites will receive a share of $100 million in funding from the...... Read More