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2013-10-30 08:23:41

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, today provided an update on recent company business activities in Asia and the Pacific region. It complements two previous company updates. Dr. Kukkonen reported, "VIASPACE is pursuing several potential business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region including biomass power plants, biofuels and biochemicals, energy pellets and animal feed. On some projects, we are acting as a...

2013-10-24 23:29:06

Valoya’s wide spectrum light and other light sources were studied at a supplementary light source trial at Geisenheim Horticultural Center, in typical central European greenhouse conditions. (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Valoya’s AP673 spectrum, designed for leafy greens and herbs to maintain plants in their vegetative stage longer, resulting in high number of leaves and larger biomass. This was evident from the results at Geisenheim, where it provided the best growth for parsley and...

2013-10-23 23:24:10

Public television conservation newsmagazine series highlights Genera’s contributions to sustainable land use. Vonore, TN (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Genera Energy, Inc., a leading-edge biomass supply chain enterprise will be featured on the third season of the public television series “This American Land.” Genera provides and develops resource-sensitive, sustainable feedstock systems for bioenergy and bioproducts makers. It was recently named winner of the 2013 Sustainable Biofuels...

Millions Of Homes Could Utilize Straw As A Potential Energy Source
2013-10-21 15:42:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to research published in the journal Applied Energy, straw could be used to help supply energy for homes in the future. Researchers from several organizations found how eight to 13 million tons of straw could be used sustainably for energy or fuel production in Germany. This could provide 1.7 to 2.8 million average households with electricity and 2.8 to 4.5 million households with heating in the European country....

2013-10-18 13:16:38

Accumulating oil in leaves could significantly increase energy content of biofuels and plant-based foods Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues. Enhancing expression of these genes resulted in vastly increased oil content in leaves, the most abundant sources of plant biomass—a finding that could have important implications for...

2013-10-15 16:26:32

RESTON, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings Inc. (Leidos) (NYSE: LDOS) has reached an agreement on the terms pursuant to which it will assume ownership of a 37.5 megawatt (net) biomass-fueled electric generation facility, being constructed in Plainfield, Conn., by Leidos Constructors. Acting in its capacity as a secured lender, Leidos has pursued a consensual foreclosure to assume ownership of the project company upon receipt of all necessary governmental approvals...

2013-10-15 12:10:33

In her PhD thesis Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (mixed center of the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council, Public University of Navarre and the Government of Navarre), has demonstrated, for the first time, the viability of using specific tobacco proteins (known as thioredoxins) as biotechnological tools in plants. Specifically, she has managed to increase the amount of starch produced...

2013-10-08 23:27:36

Biomass and Biofuels Industry Leader to Guide Implementation of Company Innovations Vonore, TN (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply advancements, has announced the appointment of Keith Brazzell to the position of chief operating officer. Brazzell previously served as Genera’s vice president of operations and technology and brings strong management and operational experience to Genera’s team. In his new role, Brazzell will be...

2013-10-08 08:21:46

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that its business partner, Maricopa Bio Crops, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, has planted Giant King Grass in Arizona. VIASPACE harvested the Giant King Grass from its propagation nursery in California, and it was planted in southern Arizona on October 1, 2013. This is the first step in the planned initial 4,500 acre Giant King Grass plantation to produce Giant King Grass hay for cattle feed in...

2013-10-02 23:27:07

Company Takes New Step Toward Increasing Its Impact on Industry Vonore, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Genera Energy Inc., an award-winning biomass feedstock supply chain enterprise, has realigned some of its key management as its commercial business continues to grow. Sam Jackson, Ph.D., has moved into the role of vice president of business development. Dr. Jackson was one of the founders of Genera, leading Genera’s biomass feedstock production and supply chain programs. Since March...