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2010-01-21 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that on February 2, 2010 NGBF's President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cary Claiborne, will speak at the EUEC 2010: 13th Annual Energy & Environment Conference, one of the most renown annual meetings in the United States for energy and environment professionals. This year's EUEC is scheduled for February 1-3 and will be held at the Phoenix...

2010-01-21 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hart Energy Consulting is pleased to announce the consultancy has received funding from both the Lucille and David Packard Foundation and the Energy Foundation for the project "Land Use Change: Science and Policy Review." This project is being undertaken by the global consultancy with CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization based in the Netherlands that provides information and applies scientific expertise to solve...

2010-01-19 09:04:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF), today announced that it successfully burned its biofuel at Washington College of Chestertown, MD. The purpose of the burn was to provide first hand data and practical information to Washington College about a biofuel that would help the College meet its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The results of the evaluation, which was run in a 250HP...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

SUMMERVILLE, S.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ArborGen, LLC, and Range Fuels, Inc., are working together on a project to evaluate the usefulness of woody biomass as a source of cellulose for biofuels. Range Fuels is looking at a variety of non-food biomass feedstocks to see which ones might be most efficiently and economically converted to cellulosic biofuels. Cutting edge research, like that being done with Range Fuels, will help businesses determine the types of woody biomass best suited...

2010-01-12 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, Inc., a plant science company, today announced a strategic alliance with Life Technologies Corporation, a provider of innovative life science solutions, to advance the development of Jatropha as a sustainable biofuel. The alliance brings together SG Biofuels' Genetic Resource Center, featuring the largest and most diverse library of Jatropha genetic material in the world, with the advanced biotechnology and synthetic biology tools of Life...

2009-11-30 11:50:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Endicott Biofuels, LLC, a Houston-based, next-generation biodiesel producer, and TransAlgae, Ltd., an algal biotechnology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of algae as a potential transportation fuel and renewable chemical feedstock source. According to Endicott Chief Executive Officer David Robinson, TransAlgae's strategy is consistent with Endicott's goal to create economically sustainable new sources of energy...

2009-11-30 06:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that on December 9, 2009 NGBF's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Andrea Festuccia, will speak at Power-Gen International 2009, the world's largest power generation conference. The Company will also have a booth to exhibit its proprietary technology. Attendees are expected from 27 countries, including China, Brazil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and...

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2009-10-22 14:43:05

Carbon emissions caused by the displacement of food crops and pastures may be twice as much as those from lands devoted to biofuels production A report examining the impact of a global biofuels program on greenhouse gas emissions during the 21st century has found that carbon loss stemming from the displacement of food crops and pastures for biofuels crops may be twice as much as the CO2 emissions from land dedicated to biofuels production. The study, led by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)...

2009-10-22 10:01:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company, speaks today at the Platts 4th Annual Cellulosic Ethanol and 2nd Generation Biofuels Conference. The US government has mandated the production of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022, with 21 billion of these gallons required to qualify as advanced and cellulosic biofuels. These second generation biofuels are made from...

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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...


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