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2011-12-06 14:00:00

CALGARY, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - www.HimarkBioGas.com 's newest U.S. patent is now being legally exploited by Western Plains Energy LLC ("WPE") at its 50 MMGPY plant in Oakley, Kansas.  The rest of the ethanol industry in the U.S. is encouraged to contact Himark about integrating Waste-to-Energy (bioGas) plants with ethanol plants, if they would like to legally attain the same measurable, significant benefits. This digester alone will boost the total on-farm biogas...

2011-12-05 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass dedicated energy crop, and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF), today announced that an invited presentation on Giant King Grass made by CEO Carl Kukkonen at the 11th International Conference on Clean Energy held in Taiwan November 2-5, 2011 is now available at the VIASPACE...

2011-11-30 14:42:52

Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) Researchers Reach Milestone on the Road to Biofuels A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered the first strains of  Escherichia coli bacteria that can digest switchgrass biomass and synthesize its...

2011-11-30 10:38:34

A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions. The idea that biofuels can reduce dependency on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change has led governments to promote them as substitutes for gasoline and petroleum-based diesel, using mandates and subsidies, said Bill Jaeger, the lead author on the study. "Our results suggest that...

2011-11-29 06:00:00

SCHERREBEK, Denmark, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inbicon today announced its certification of Poyry (Appleton) LLC as meeting all quality, reliability, and professional standards necessary for engineering projects involving Inbicon Biomass Refineries. "After a rigorous review of top firms, we chose Poyry because we need the highest level of engineering expertise," says Benny Mai, who manages Inbicon's development of commercial-scale technology, which turns harvest leftovers like corn stover...

2011-11-22 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass dedicated energy crop, and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF), today announced that its CEO Carl Kukkonen has conducted an exclusive new audio-taped webcast interview so that shareholders and the investment community can learn more about the Company's recently developments and its...

2011-11-15 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop, today reported financial results for the third-quarter ended September 30, 2011. Total revenue for third-quarter 2011 was $2,170,000, compared with total revenue for third-quarter 2010 of $912,000, an increase of $1,258,000 or 138%. For the quarter, cost of revenues was $1,482,000, compared to $682,000 in...

2011-11-10 15:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today reported a summary of recent Company highlights and financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011. "We have made strong financial and operational progress in the first nine months of this year," said James E. Levine, President and Chief Executive...

2011-11-09 10:31:34

A tree outside Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Pratul Agarwal's office window provided the inspiration for a discovery that may ultimately lead to drugs with fewer side effects, less expensive biofuels and more. Just as a breeze causes leaves, branches and ultimately the tree to move, enzymes moving at the molecular level perform hundreds of chemical processes that have a ripple effect necessary for life. Previously, protein complexes were viewed as static entities with biological...

2011-11-09 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Advanced Biofuels Markets Conference in San Francisco, Arnold Klann, Chief Executive Officer and President of BlueFire Renewables (OTC BB: BFRE.OB), a company focused on shifting the paradigm for energy sources by converting non-food cellulosic wastes into renewable fuels and chemicals, will announce the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, SucreSource. The new subsidiary will focus specifically on the...