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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...

2010-03-02 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to demonstrate technology to capture carbon dioxide and produce algae for use in biofuel and energy production. The funding will be used for the design of a demonstration system that will capture carbon dioxide from exhaust stacks at Honeywell's manufacturing facility in...

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2010-02-21 08:02:35

Sandia scientist discusses use of algae as a biofuel As Americans demand new and cleaner ways to meet the country's energy needs, researchers are turning to algae as a promising new fuel source. The approach has the potential to significantly reduce the nation's reliance on imported oil while contributing to rural economic development and lowering greenhouse emissions. Experts project that algae-based biofuels could displace large volumes of diesel and jet transportation fuels. One of the...

2010-01-21 14:18:20

With many companies investing heavily in algae-based biofuels, researchers from the University of Virginia's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have found there are significant environmental hurdles to overcome before fuel production ramps up. They propose using wastewater as a solution to some of these challenges. These findings come after ExxonMobil invested $600 million last summer and the U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that it is awarding $78 million in...

2010-01-14 19:17:00

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced Wednesday the award of $44 million in federal stimulus funds to The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium including Palmer Labs, LLC, of Durham, NC. The DOE funds will support enhanced research by Palmer Labs of its patent-pending algae technology addressing both energy and nutritional applications. "Our goal is highly focused," said Dr. Miles...

2010-01-14 18:30:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading biofuels catalyst technology company, announced that it will embark a $5.3 million project over the next three years as part of the $44 million DOE Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure award made to the Catilin's consortium, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB). Catilin and its partner, Iowa State University - Center for Catalysis (ISU-CCAT), will provide key...

2010-01-12 02:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTI) (OTC Bulletin Board: CVAT; Berlin/ Stuttgart: WTC) is pleased to announce filing a Nonprovisional Utility Patent Application titled "Method for Processing an Algae to Produce Algal Oil and By-Products", CTI successfully completed development and testing of its Algae reactor. This technology is able to extract oil from Algae on a continuous basis for commercial applications, resulting in another renewable...

2009-12-07 05:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its Ecofining process technology was used to convert second-generation, renewable feedstocks to green diesel fuel that will power vehicles at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Conference (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. UOP's process technology converted oil from algae provided by Solazyme, a renewable oil company, to green diesel, which will be utilized...


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