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2011-05-11 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO and MUNICH, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The technology group, The Linde Group, and Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world's leaders in algae-based crude oil, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems. Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will partner with Sapphire Energy, to reduce the costs associated...

2011-05-05 00:00:30

We are pleased to advise that advanced biofuels company Algae.Tec announced today that its American Depositary Receipts (ADR) has commenced trading on the USA OTC market under the ticker ALGXY, allowing U.S. investors to be part of the Algae.Tec global growth program. Perth, Western Australia and Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB, FWB: GZA:GR, ALGXY:US) the advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting technology - the...

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2011-04-14 11:03:21

Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel's water use High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But growing algae "” or any other biofuel source "” can require a lot of water. However, a new study shows that being smart about where we grow algae can drastically reduce how much water is needed for algal biofuel. Growing algae for biofuel, while being...

2011-04-05 17:51:28

Companies looking to engineer an eco-friendly diesel fuel have more red lights in their path. According to Kansas State University researchers, making petroleum diesel completely green would not only bend the laws of physics, it would cost too much green. "Fossil fuels are limited, and since we can't use more than what Earth offers, a lot of people are looking for alternative fuel sources like algae," said Peter Pfromm, professor of chemical engineering and member of a K-State...

2011-03-25 10:05:00

SAN MARINO, Calif. March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VRAL), announced today that it has retained alternative energy producer BioProcess Algae, LLC to verify lab results on a large scale for the development of commercial production of its potential biofuel process. VG Energy has developed proprietary technology, with results reproduced multiple times from test-tube to small-pond studies, which holds promise in producing algal biofuel...

2011-03-18 00:00:28

Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system - the McConchie-Stroud System - announced today the opening of the Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia where the photo-bioreactors will be assembled for shipping around the world. Perth, Western Australia and Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and...

2011-03-10 14:47:00

Industry Leaders Take Newly Elected Positions on ABFA Board WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The top trade groups representing the advanced biofuels industry in the United States met today in Washington, D.C. to continue industry-wide collaborative efforts begun last year aimed at improving communication among stakeholders while building a more cohesive industry to develop clean energy alternatives that strengthen our nation's economy. The Advanced Biofuels...

2011-03-09 07:07:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pinksheets: VRAL), is now featured in an article at EnergyBoom.com (link: http://www.energyboom.com/biofuels/algal-fuel-vg-energy-study-shows-price-parity-possible-conventional-oil ). The EnergyBoom.com piece is entitled "Algal Fuel: VG Energy Study Shows Price Parity Possible With Conventional Oil." The original report was undertaken by biofuels expert John Sheehan, an...

2011-03-08 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Sapphire Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to enter a multi-year collaboration that will leverage Sapphire's algae-based research platform to discover genes that could be applied to agriculture, particularly in the field of yield and stress. Sapphire Energy is known for its leading work in bio-energy, which involves applying synthetic biology to produce drop-in replacement fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and...

2011-03-08 02:50:48

Two types of raw materials are currently used for biorefining and biofuel production: carbohydrates and lipids. Biofuels like ethanol are derived from carbohydrate raw materials such as sugars and lignocellulose, while biodiesels are derived from another raw material, lipid-rich vegetable oil. In a study published online March 6 in the journal Nature Biotechnology, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science demonstrate for the first time the feasibility of...