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2010-07-20 04:10:00

LONDON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The flood of scientific evidence on omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) has significantly buoyed the credibility of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as vital functional ingredients. Heightened consumer awareness has had a telling effect on the healthy growth charts of the marine and algae oil omega-3 ingredients market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-18 22:59:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Solazyme, Inc. is helping the U.S. military move closer to powering its planes, ships, tanks and trucks on renewable fuel and has delivered of 1,500 gallons of 100% algae-based jet fuel for the U.S. Navy's testing and certification program. The U.S. Navy has previously announced the objective to operate at least 50% of its fleet on clean, renewable fuel by 2020, and the delivery fulfills a contract awarded to Solazyme by the U.S....

2010-05-27 15:48:00

HONOLULU, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Phycal LLC, an algae fuel company, recently announced that engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm SSOE Group has been hired to perform preliminary engineering design for the company's new 40-acre pilot algae farm in Central Oahu, Hawaii. The project, funded through Department of Energy (DOE) grants as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will seek to capture CO2 gas and recycle it in an algal oil...

2010-05-27 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it will collaborate with aviation and refining leaders, including PetroChina, Air China and Boeing, to evaluate and demonstrate sustainable aviation biofuels in China. Honeywell's UOP will be part of a team led by China's National Energy Administration (NEA) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USDTA) that will work to address the technical, economic and institutional...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and PetroChina, together with representatives of the Chinese energy sector and the global aviation industry, today announced the signing of an agreement to evaluate establishing a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in China. The strategic assessment is the first such effort in China and will take a comprehensive look at the environmental and socio-economic benefits of developing sustainable alternatives to fossil-based jet...

2010-04-30 12:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy will take center stage next week at the 3rd annual International BIOMASS Conference & Expo, the largest, fastest growing biomass event in North America. Nearly 2,000 attendees from all over the world will gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the event, which will feature 27 panels and more than 120 presentations Wednesday and Thursday. Conference organizers BBI International and Biomass Magazine have assembled a panel of...

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2010-04-22 16:53:57

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes. University of Michigan professors are working to understand and improve this procedure in an effort to speed up development of affordable biofuels that could replace fossil fuels and power today's engines. They are also examining the possibility of other new fuel sources such as E. coli bacteria that would feed on waste products from previous...

2010-03-31 09:00:00

NEW DELHI, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOCL) under which the two companies would collaborate on research and development for a range of biofuels technologies and projects in India. The companies would evaluate installation of a demonstration-scale unit to produce green transportation fuels at an existing IOCL site using non-food feedstocks available within India....

2010-03-17 07:00:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Biofuels, Inc. said it has secured an additional $15 million in a recent funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, with the continued support of Gabriel Venture Partners and Noventi Ventures. This third round of financing brings the total amount of money raised by the company to more than $40 million. The new funding will be used to support the continued path to commercialization for its advanced algae biofuel technology. In...

2010-03-08 14:41:19

Pharmaceutical companies could substantially reduce the expense of costly treatments for cancer and other diseases produced from mammalian or bacterial cells by growing these human therapeutic proteins in algae"”rapidly growing aquatic plant cells that have recently gained attention for their ability to produce biofuels. That's the conclusion of a study, published online this week in Plant Biotechnology Journal, which sought to determine whether seven diverse human therapeutic proteins...