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2012-04-02 06:21:17

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, today announced it has secured the final tranche of a $144 million Series C investment funding. The Series C backers include Arrowpoint Partners, Monsanto, and other undisclosed investors. All major Series B investors have participated. With this investment round, Sapphire Energy's total funding from private and public sources substantially exceeds...

2012-02-29 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based crude oil production, today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Earthrise Nutritionals LLC, a producer of spirulina and spirulina-based products for over 25 years. Sapphire Energy will integrate Earthrise Nutritionals' spirulina strain into its growing inventory of cyanobacteria and algae strains for algae-to-energy production. As a result of this agreement, Sapphire...

2012-01-10 23:41:35

New process for producing biodiesel from microalgae oil The available amount of fossil fuels is limited and their combustion in vehicle motors increases atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The generation of fuels from biomass as an alternative is on the rise. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have now introduced a new catalytic process that allows the effective conversion of biopetroleum from microalgae into diesel...

2011-12-05 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "More proof that gallons are on the way", that's the word from the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) as the U.S. Navy announced today it has placed the world's largest advanced biofuel order of 425,000 gallons of renewable fuels from Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a joint venture between Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) and Syntroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNM); and Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company who will...

2011-11-29 12:00:00

LumiGrow, Inc., the leading provider of smart horticultural lighting, today announced that Algae Farm, a pioneer in the indoor cultivation of high yield algae oil, residual biomass and algal biomass, is implementing the LumiGrow LED solution. Algae Farmâs selection of the LumiGrow solution is projected to save the company $400 thousand in the first year following installation. Novato, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 LumiGrow, Inc. (http://www.lumigrow.com), the leading provider of...

2011-11-22 12:23:50

Research at Iowa State University has led to discovery of a genetic method that can increase biomass in algae by 50 to 80 percent. The breakthrough comes from expressing certain genes in algae that increase the amount of photosynthesis in the plant, which leads to more biomass. Expressing genes means that the gene's function is turned on. "The key to this (increase in biomass) is combination of two genes that increases the photosynthetic carbon conversion into organic matter by 50...

2011-11-07 09:07:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) announced that its subsidiary Continental Airlines today is operating the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuels. Flight 1403, a Boeing 737-800, departs Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport at 10:30 a.m. for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, making United the first U.S. airline to fly passengers using a blend of sustainable, advanced biofuel and traditional petroleum-derived jet...

2011-10-11 06:33:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced the development of a world-first low carbon aviation fuel with just half the carbon footprint of the standard fossil fuel alternative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NY74547LOGO) The ground breaking partnership with LanzaTech represents a breakthrough in aviation fuel technology that will see waste gases from industrial steel production being captured, fermented and chemically...

2011-09-12 16:32:00

In the news release, HDS International Becomes Member of Algal Biomass Organization, issued 12-Sep-2011 by HDS International Corp. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the third paragraph, second sentence, should read "On August 17th, 2011" rather than " In August 2010" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: HDS International Becomes Member of Algal Biomass Organization PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HDS...

2011-09-12 16:03:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HDS International Corp. (OTCQB: HDSI), a provider of industrial ocean-based biomass production and other high-value eco-sustainability solutions, today announced that it has joined the Algal Biomass Organization, a leading trade association for the U.S. algae industry. The membership of the Algal Biomass Organization is comprised of over 170 members, including algae companies and organizations across the value chain such as Boeing Co,...