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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...

2009-03-06 09:15:00

Performance Plants to Further Develop Plant Traits for Biofuel KINGSTON, ON, March 6 /PRNewswire/ - Performance Plants Inc. (PPI), a global leader in agricultural and biofuel biotechnology development and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) are pleased to announce that a project led by PPI will be receiving up to $5,565,063 in funding from SDTC. The funds will be used to advance its trait technologies that improve conversion of cellulose into cost-effective biofuels and...

2009-02-24 11:40:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, launched Accellerase(R) 1500, the next generation of its cellulosic ethanol enzyme product. Genencor introduced the product at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 2009 National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio, TX. Accellerase(R) 1500 is another significant step toward commercialization of biofuels and other biochemicals made from cellulosic feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and bioenergy crops....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.