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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...

2011-02-21 00:00:49

Perth, Western Australia/Atlanta, Georgia "“ February, 20, 2011 - Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system (the McConchie-Stroud System) has today been accepted to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange [FWB], now the largest investor base in the world following a merger announcement with the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE]. Perth, Western Australia and Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 20, 2011 Algae.Tec...

2011-02-17 21:42:01

RIT researchers take algae out of the lab Let algae do the dirty work. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater. The project is doubly "green" because algae consume nitrates and phosphates and reduce bacteria and toxins in the water. The end result: clean wastewater and stock for a promising biofuel. The purified wastewater can be channeled back into receiving bodies of water at treatment plants, while the biodiesel can fuel...

2011-02-12 00:00:41

Cites expanded research facilities; $1.5 million dollar grant for oncological studies; $750,000 grant to study potential use in multi-billion dollar biofuels sector Chicago, IL & Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 The Biotech Stock Review today issued an update on Viral Genetics (VRAL: PK), a company that is focused on discovering drug therapies for drug-resistant cancer tumors, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Strep, and Staph. The Biotech Stock Review cites key milestone accomplishments...

2011-01-07 07:10:00

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of new ventures, funded with millions of dollars by large oil companies and major investors, are growing algae to produce biodiesel, jet fuel and other biofuels. Many of these processes use fossil fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) to "feed" their photosynthetic algae, which as a side effect could help reduce global warming. But a potentially greater advantage from using fossil fuel CO2 to grow algae is that it can create a wide variety of safer,...

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2010-11-15 13:34:51

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service Montana State University researchers have discovered that baking soda can dramatically increase algae's production of the key oil precursors for biodiesel. The same ingredient that causes cookies to rise in the oven, the same agent that calms upset stomachs and removes odors from refrigerators is the elusive chemical trigger that scientists have sought since the early 1990s, said Rob Gardner, an MSU graduate student in chemical and biological engineering...

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2010-11-03 08:21:02

A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the meantime, several non-fuel applications of algae could serve to advance the nascent industry. "Even with relatively favorable and forward-looking process assumptions (from cultivation to harvesting to processing), algae oil production with microalgae cultures will be...

2010-10-27 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the advanced biofuel industry personally delivered an important message to the Obama Administration this morning at a White House meeting that included representatives of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Algal Biomass Organization(ABO). The leaders' message emphasized the vital role the advanced biofuel industry plays in achieving America's energy security while...


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