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2009-10-16 14:33:47

Governments should adopt a more sophisticated approach to developing biofuels, and should incorporate them into wider strategies for energy, climate, land-use, water and agricultural if their deployment is to be of maximum benefit to society, said the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) in a report issued Friday. The report, entitled "Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels", is the first by UNEP's International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, and is...

2009-10-13 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King Grass as a renewable, low carbon, energy crop, today released a summary of a presentation by Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen at the Biofuels Markets, Mexico & Central America Executive Briefing on October 7, 2009. The conference in Mexico City was held to discuss sustainability, regional policies, future feedstock, and production of biofuels....

2009-08-11 09:19:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy, today announced that an independent analysis of Giant King Grass as an energy crop by the China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Coal confirmed that Giant King Grass has an energy content of 18.4 MJ per dry kilogram (4402 kcal per kilogram), which makes it suitable as a renewable...

2009-07-07 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy, announced that Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen made an invited presentation entitled, "Giant King Grass: An Energy Crop for Cellulosic Biofuels and Electric Power Plants" at the Biofuels and Jatropha Markets Asia conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 29-July 1, 2009. The presentation is available on the...

2009-06-25 15:01:00

- Loan guarantee would support debt funding for first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, and international energy company BP today announced that their jointly-owned, commercial cellulosic ethanol project, located in Highlands County, Florida, has been selected by the U.S. Department of...

2009-06-24 07:30:00

Cites July 2009 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Cover Story on Grassoline as Next-Generation Biofuel IRVINE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy, announced that Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen will make an invited presentation entitled, "Giant King Grass: An Energy Crop for Cellulosic Biofuels and Electric Power Plants" at the China Agricultural University and...

2009-05-18 09:24:18

The answer to the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century may be found by thinking small, microscopic in fact. Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to oil, according to research presented at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology."We have been charged to develop the next...

2009-05-05 14:18:00

- Landmark step advances nation's green energy platform - - Catalyzes ability to meet the Renewable Fuel Standard of 7.5 billion gallons of ethanol per year by 2012 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today applauded the formation of the Biofuels Interagency Working Group, which for the first time, brings together representation from...

2009-04-02 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost all of the technologies for the production of second generation biofuels are in the final stage of commercialisation and their launch is expected within the next two years. These are biofuels that are derived from non-food biomass such as agricultural and forest waste, or energy crops like miscanthus and switch grass. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "The success of such fuels depends, to a large extent,...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

-- Focus on providing complete solution for enhancing edible oil and biodiesel processing -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of high-performance specialty enzymes and next-generation cellulosic ethanol, today announced it has signed an agreement with Alfa Laval, a leading global provider of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technologies, to jointly market enzymatic degumming of vegetable oils...


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.'