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2010-06-03 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable energy crop, announced today that Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen was interviewed by The Green Baron Report. The interview included Kukkonen's comments about VIASPACE's renewable energy business, recent developments including the launch of its first commercial product, and growth plans. Unrestricted access to the...

2010-05-10 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable energy crop, announced that Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen made an invited presentation at the International BIOMASS Conference and Expo held May 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 2000 attendees and 275 exhibitors participated in the Conference and Expo. Kukkonen's presentation at the conference was entitled...

2010-04-26 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC) today provided an update on its business of growing Giant King Grass as a low-carbon, renewable energy crop. Giant King Grass is being cultivated on Company-leased land near Guangzhou in Guangdong province in southern China. Initial harvests have been used as nursery stock to provide seedlings, which have supported expansion of planted acreage to about 250 acres currently. This expanded nursery is...

2010-04-06 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable energy crop, sees a large market opportunity for its Giant King Grass in India, where increasing use of agricultural waste and rising prices are causing biomass electrical energy providers to seek other less costly and more reliable sources of fuel. Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen recently returned from business...

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2010-04-05 06:30:00

What happens to the soil when you remove the plants? Crop residues, perennial warm season grasses, and short-rotation woody crops are potential biomass sources for cellulosic ethanol production. While most research is focused on the conversion of cellulosic feedstocks into ethanol and increasing production of biomass, the impacts of growing energy crops and the removal of crop residue on soil and environmental quality have received less attention. Moreover, effects of crop residue removal on...

2010-03-30 13:30:00

DETROIT, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Co. (GM) today announced a five-year partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help develop the potential of the jatropha plant as a sustainable biofuel energy crop. Traditionally considered a weed, jatropha plants produce an oil that can be refined into biodiesel. The goal of the project is to demonstrate that jatropha can produce significant quantities of oil for conversion to biodiesel and to develop new varieties of the...

2010-03-08 02:00:00

LONDON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The German biogas plants market plunged 80 per cent in 2008 pushed by the close succession of the global financial crisis, rising energy crops prices, and the revision of the German Renewable Energy law (EEG). However, because the German biogas market accounted for nearly 70 per cent (1 billion USD) of the global/European total in 2009, Germany will likely remain the key market arena for biogas plants in 2010. (Logo:...

2010-03-03 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today announced that Molinos Rio de la Plata, Argentina's leading soybean and sunflower seed processor, has successfully begun use of Verenium's Purifine enzymatic degumming process at its San Lorenzo facility in Argentina. Purifine enzymatic degumming is a novel process that significantly...

2010-02-22 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with yields 100 percent greater than existing varieties. JMax 100 is the first elite cultivar developed through the company's JMax Jatropha Optimization Platform. The platform provides growers and...

2010-01-25 13:50:00

Scientists at Teesside University are helping to find answers to one of the most difficult problems facing the world today - generating energy without accelerating climate change or harming food production. The research at Teesside University is investigating biofuels generated from wastes. This is seen by many as the "Ëœgreen alternative' to using fossil fuels. Biofuels may appear to be the perfect solution because they are not net producers of harmful environmental by-products,...


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