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2009-01-15 07:00:00

- Large-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Florida to serve as model for future plants - - "Farm to Fuel" grant provides State support to project - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today announced plans to build its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Highlands County, Florida. The Company has entered into...

2008-12-02 07:30:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC) today announced the Company is cultivating a new fast-growing hybrid grass to be used for production of cellulosic ethanol, methanol, biocrude and green gasoline. VIASPACE is taking a leadership position in the development of feedstock for sustainable biofuels, targeting the growing $25 billion global biofuels market. The Company is working to develop supply contracts with companies in China and...

2008-10-02 18:00:26

By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor PRACTICAL ways of tackling spiralling farm energy costs come under the spotlight in a new programme launched this month. Menter a Busnes is organising a series of on-farm demonstration events across Wales aimed at both the farming and forestry sectors. The initiative, delivered on behalf of Farming Connect, involves 12 "Strategic Information Events" which examine the big issues affecting Welsh farming. The first round of events, "Farm Energy...

2008-09-24 12:00:32

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils has reached a key milestone in its efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for Montana farmers. The company received approval from the Center for Veterinary Medicine, a department of the Federal Drug Administration, for the use of camelina meal in the diets of feedlot beef cattle and growing swine up to 2 percent of the weight of the total ration. Camelina meal is a by-product of camelina oil extraction....

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Anonymous Sustainable production of bioenergy is in the spotlight. It is estimated that one billion tons of biomass are needed to replace 30 percent of current annual petroleum consumption in the United States alone. Meeting the global challenges to reduce dependence on fossil fuels requires the expertise of AS ABE's agricultural and biological engineers. Tons of biomass must be collected, stored, transported, and processed in a timely and economical fashion into competitively priced...

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Buchanan, Gale A Dunn, Joseph A; Fischer, James R; Johnson, Stanley R; Finnell, Janine A Opportunities to increase biofuels This feature on biomass feedstocks is the first in a series of four examining biomass energy. With increasing concerns over dwindling reserves and unstable supplies of petroleum coupled with climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels, the search is on for cleaner energy. Biomass is a solar energy resource with the potential to be a significant...

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Anonymous Overshadows Farm Bill in its ag implications On Dec. 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law an energy bill that will have larger long-term impacts on U.S. agriculture than the pending Agriculture Bill, said Christopher A. Hurt, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist. By increasing the Renewable Fuels Standard to 136 billion L (36 billion gal) by 2022, the bill provides a roadmap for the production of renewable fuels from our nation's farms and forests. Hurt...

2008-08-27 12:01:18

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Kim Ryan for Destiny, +1-770-932-0695, kryan@fish- consulting.com DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny, Florida, America's first eco-sustainable city, announced today it has created Florida's first sustainable energy farm. Destiny's Energy Farm will be a learning center where 21st century farming technologies and practices are showcased and designed to produce energy crops like sweet sorghum, algae, jatropha and other crops for alternative...

2008-07-14 18:00:35

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation , a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today announced that it has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under a $40 million program to support the development of small-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery plants. The Company will now begin discussions with the DOE to determine the amount of the award. Demonstration-scale...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

U.S. bioenergy scientists say abandoned or degraded agricultural land might be the key to biofuels becoming a sustainable part of the world's energy future. Scientists from the Carnegie Institution and Sanford University have determined using such land for energy crops -- instead of converting existing cropland or clearing new land -- avoids competition with food production and preserves carbon-storing forests needed to mitigate climate change. Elliot Campbell, Robert Genova and...