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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,...

2010-01-25 13:20:47

Scientists have found a way to increase fermentable sugar stores in plants which could lead to plant biomass being easier to convert into eco-friendly sustainable biofuels. Their research is highlighted in the latest issue of Business, the quarterly highlights magazine of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Energy is released in a usable form from biomass when biodegradable matter such as wood or straw is burnt or fermented. Fuel for use in cars is produced by...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the biofuel enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genencor, Inc., a division of Danisco, with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Accellerase® product line of enzymes. As a response to the challenges of converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Genencor introduced Accellerase® 1000 in 2007, and has since then succeeded in developing...

2010-01-12 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today it has been selected for negotiation of a $25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build a demonstration unit in Hawaii to convert cellulosic biomass into green transportation fuels. As part of the DOE's effort to help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, spur the creation of the domestic bio-industry and create new jobs, this project will use cellulosic...

2009-12-02 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a renewable, low-carbon energy crop, today announced that the first harvest of Giant King Grass has been completed and that a new grass processing and storage facility is under construction on company land in China. Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen stated: "The grass from this harvest provided seedlings for planting on our new land and is...

2009-11-19 15:04:00

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Danish Prince Joachim inaugurated the DONG Energy and Inbicon cellulosic ethanol plant in Kalundborg, Denmark, on Wednesday, November 18. The facility is one of the world's first and largest 2nd generation ethanol demonstration biorefineries. Genencor's Accellerase enzymes are used in the plant's innovative process for converting straw to fuel. Genencor, a Division of Danisco, was the first to market with commercial enzymes for converting cellulosic...

2009-11-03 07:05:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today announced the successful closure of previously defined programs under its joint research collaboration with Syngenta Participations AG of Switzerland. In connection with the completion of those programs, the parties have executed an agreement whereby Verenium gained additional exclusive...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'