Morningstar Inc. (Nasdaq:MORN) a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that its Realpoint unit has launched an operational risk assessment practice to evaluate the performance of mortgage servicing firms. The new practice, which is part of Realpoint's credit ratings business, will complement its long-standing tradition of providing transparency and insight to investors in structured finance transactions. Michael Gutierrez, formerly managing director and head of servicer evaluations for Standard & Poor's, recently joined Morningstar to lead this business.
Morningstar, Inc. provides independent investment research to investors worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Investment Information and Investment Management.
In most industrial wood-to-energy applications, steam is produced in a boiler using standard stoker technology or newer fluidized-bed combustion technology.
Energy is generated this way in thousands of settings around the world using conventional, off-the-shelf equipment. The systems can be designed to produce heat, electricity, or both in combined heat and power systems.
Wood-biomass systems produce electricity in units ranging in size from 5 kilowatts to 75 megawatts.
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