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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,...

2008-12-08 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced plans for the first biofuel-powered demonstration flight of a U.S. commercial airliner, to be conducted in Houston on Jan. 7, 2009. The demonstration flight, which will be operated with no passengers, will be powered by a special fuel blend including components derived from algae and jatropha plants -- sustainable, second-generation fuel sources that don't impact food crops or water resources,...

2008-11-13 15:00:24

PetroSun, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSUD) is pleased to announce that PetroSun BioFuels Marketing, a wholly owned subsidiary, has completed an Interim Biofuels Agreement to market an initial 384,000 gallons of certified B99 biodiesel. Monthly B99 biodiesel allocations will be offered for sale to qualified buyers. The Company is working to complete final agreements with biodiesel refiners that will include future algal oil feedstock supply for conversion into biodiesel. About PetroSun PetroSun,...

2008-11-12 06:00:17

OriginOil, Inc. (OTCBB:OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, announced that OriginOil CEO, Riggs Eckelberry, was the subject of an in-depth interview by The Wall Street Transcript. The interview is part of a special Alternative Energy Report published by The Wall Street Transcript for professional investors and money managers. Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil, commented,...