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2009-03-24 15:04:59

The port authority said that Venice's seaport plans to become self-sufficient in its energy needs by building a power plant fueled by algae, which would be the first facility of its kind in Italy. Venice's port authority said that the plant will be operative in two years and produce 40 megawatts of electricity.  They also added that an emissions-free energy source would help preserve the historic lagoon city's delicate ecological balance. The plant will be built in collaboration with...

2009-03-18 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a gala event including the world's foremost leaders in biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) last night was presented the Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award in the Technology Supplier category at the 2009 World Biofuels Markets in Brussels. "We are honored and delighted by this prestigious recognition. It sends a strong endorsement of our business model and strict focus on the commercialization of algal fuel - an approach we...

2009-03-16 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At World Biofuels Markets (WBM) 09, the scene last year of mass protests against corn and soy based biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) will this year help demonstrate the near-term commercial viability of algae-based biofuel. In contrast with corn and soy, algae does not compete with the food supply, actually consumes C02 (2.2 times its own weight), leaves no toxic waste during the harvesting process, is essentially carbon neutral and...

2009-03-04 07:00:00

Florida Facility Shows Company is Ready to Scale Proven Technology and Engineering Process ALAMEDA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Biofuels, Inc. today announces that it has successfully operated a pilot plant in Florida for 18 months. The biodiesel produced from the Aurora Biofuels pilot facility has successfully passed ASTM standards, and the consistency of fuel production over the trial period marks a success in perfecting the company's chosen pathway of low-cost open pond...

2009-03-04 07:00:00

Petroleum industry veteran to lead commercial development of algae-based biofuels Mario Tredici joins Christoph Benning, William Freytag, Krishna Niyogi and Robert Tijan on advisory board ALAMEDA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Biofuels, Inc. has unveiled a new management structure to speed the commercialization of its algal biofuels, and has announced an addition to their scientific advisory board, which advises in the development of highly-efficient algae production. Aurora...

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2009-02-11 07:20:00

Scientists are hoping algae can help remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves. Millions of years ago, algae turned the earth's hostile atmosphere into a life-supporting one through photosynthesis, a process used by plants to turn carbon dioxide and sunlight into oxygen and sugars. Eventually the algae sunk into lake and sea beds, slowly becoming oil. "All we're doing is turning the clock back," Steve Skill, biochemist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, told Reuters. "Nature has...

2009-01-26 06:50:00

Company to Develop Affordable Alternative to Petroleum-Derived Jet Fuel (JP-8) from Agricultural and Aquacultural Feedstock SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to help develop an affordable alternative to petroleum-derived jet fuel (JP-8) from agricultural and aquacultural feedstock materials. The...

2009-01-22 11:24:51

"The future of biofuels looks very bright"¦the best is yet to come", says an American scientist Microbes may well be the answer to our global energy crisis. By fermenting biomass to produce biofuels, they offer a possible climate-friendly solution to the anticipated shortfall in fossil fuel supply. A review by Professor Arnold Demain from Drew University in New Jersey, USA, on how microbes could be used to salvage the energy crisis has just been published online Springer's Journal of...

2009-01-07 11:15:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today is demonstrating the use of sustainable biofuel to power a commercial aircraft for the first time ever in North America. The demonstration flight -- which is being conducted in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and Honeywell's UOP -- marks the first sustainable biofuel demonstration flight by a commercial carrier using a two-engine aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 equipped with CFM International...

2008-12-22 06:45:00

US companies dominate; genomics, cellulosic ethanol and algae-based technologies prominent among honorees MIAMI, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellulosic ethanol pioneer Coskata took the #1 spot in the "50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy" rankings for 2008-09, published today in Biofuels Digest, the online daily bioenergy news service. The list recognizes innovation and achievement in bioenergy development. Sapphire Energy, Virent Energy Systems, POET, Range Fuels, Solazyme, Amyris Technologies,...


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