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2012-09-28 14:21:26

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or "the Company"), a leading technology development company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced its consolidated financial results for the three months ended July 31, 2012 (all figures in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted). Highlights -- Completed successful enzyme optimization work with Novozymes -- Continued development and expansion of...

Napiergrass: A Possible Biofuel Crop For The Sunny Southeast
2012-09-28 12:52:47

A grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet its future energy needs, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum) is fairly drought-tolerant, grows well on marginal lands, and filters nutrients out of runoff in riparian areas, according to William Anderson, a geneticist in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit in Tifton, Ga. ARS is...

2012-09-24 14:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. (NASDAQ:BIOF), an ethanol production company, announced today that it has decided to idle its Fairmont, Minnesota ethanol facility until further notice. The plant ceased ethanol production as of the end of last week. The Company reported that its second plant in Wood River, Nebraska continues to operate. "Commodity margins have continued to weaken as the impact of the drought in the Corn Belt continues and ethanol remains in...

2012-09-24 06:21:37

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renmatix, the leading manufacturer of cellulosic sugars for biobased chemical and fuel markets, marked the opening of a new research and development center in Pennsylvania today, during a facility tour with U.S. Senator Robert Casey. The multi-million dollar R&D facility serves to accelerate Renmatix's exploration of new sustainable feedstock sources, assist downstream customers in their transition to cellulosic sugars, and further...

2012-09-24 02:21:52

JUPITER, Fla., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today the results of its cooperation with SEKAB E-Technology on verifying effective enzymes for the degradation of cellulose into fermentable sugars as part of the recently concluded...

2012-09-19 02:23:05

MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterCore Energy, Inc., (OTCBB: ICOR), a company focused on operations and investments in the areas of clean energy and clean tech, announced that Ludlow Research has issued a research opinion of the company based on pending EPA approval of sorghum for ethanol production, Ludlow Research issued their opinion based on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) pending approval of 'grain sorghum' as an alternative feedstock to corn for the...

Sorghum Candidate For Southern Bioenergy Crop
2012-09-17 12:43:34

Sweet sorghum is primarily grown in the United States as a source of sugar for syrup and molasses. But the sturdy grass has other attributes that could make it uniquely suited to production as a bioenergy crop, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies suggest. Sorghum is an ideal candidate because of its drought tolerance, adaptability to diverse growing conditions, low nitrogen fertilizer requirements, and high biomass (plant material) content, according to molecular biologist Scott...

2012-09-11 02:21:04

VANCOUVER, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or "the Company"), today announced the appointment of Stephen Morris to its Board of Directors. Mr. Morris will also join the management team as Executive Director of LEC with responsibility for corporate development and investor relations. Mr. Morris is a majority shareholder of Jace Ltd which in August 2012 made a $500,000 investment in LEC. He is an investor and company founder with more than 25 years'...

2012-09-06 02:25:42

VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("Lignol" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced that it has successfully completed a major body of work in producing cellulosic ethanol at Lignol's pilot-scale biorefinery, in partnership with Novozymes Inc., a world leader in bio-innovation. The work involved optimization of process conditions for the use of Novozymes' latest...

2012-08-30 10:22:23

Isaac spares oil refineries in Gulf, yet prices continue to climb as Labor Day weekend approaches WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans plan to hit the open road and enjoy the last bits of summer. But with gas prices spiking toward $4 per gallon, many Americans are electing to stay home. The oil companies are quick to blame Hurricane Isaac for causing the sudden inflation, but the truth is, the increases continue even as...