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BP and Verenium Announce Vercipia Biofuels to Advance the Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP and Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM ) today announced that its 50-50 joint venture company will operate under the name Vercipia Biofuels, and plan to relocate its corporate headquarters to Florida. Vercipia continues to foc...

Synthetic Genomics Inc. and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company Sign Exclusive, Multi-Year Agreement to Develop Next Generation Biofuels Using Photosynthetic Algae

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company applying genomic-driven commercial solutions to address a variety of global challenges including energy and the environment, announced today a multi-year research and development agreement with E...

New Generation Biofuels Signs Letter of Intent with Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) of Costa Rica

LAKE MARY, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF ) today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), an Autonomous Institution of the Government of...

Enerkem GreenField Alberta Biofuels Awarded Permit to Build World's First Commercial Municipal Waste-to-Biofuels Facility

Plant enables City of Edmonton to increase its waste diversion rate from 60 to 90% and to produce an alternative transportation fuel MONTREAL, May 20 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels technology company, today announced that Enerkem GreenField Alberta Biofuels (EGAB) has s...

City of Baltimore to Evaluate New Generation Biofuels for Use in Boiler Applications

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF ) today announced that it has signed a contract with the City of Baltimore, Maryland,("the City") to provide its renewable biofuel in an evaluation program for boile...

DuPont Statement on Obama Administration Biofuels Interagency Working Group

Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 -- The following can be attributed to Nicholas C. Fanandakis, group vice president -- DuPont Applied BioSciences : "With a view on the biofuels industry that ranges from the advanced agricultural seed we sell through Pi...

NexGen Biofuels Ltd Signs Letter of Intent for the Purchase of World Venture Management, Inc. Assets and the Sale of its Current Business

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NexGen Biofuels Ltd. (OTCBB: NXGNF.OB), today announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with World Venture Management Inc., a Nevada based company (herein referred to as ("WVM" ) and Mac Bioventures, Inc. The transaction...

New Generation Biofuels Signs Sales Contract with Catoctin Mountain Growers to Supply up to 370,000 gallons of Renewable Biofuel

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF ) , today announced that it is has signed a sales contract with Catoctin Mountain Growers, Inc. ("Catoctin") of Keymar, Maryland to supply up to 370,00 gallons of ...

Enerkem announces plans to enter the United States with next-generation biofuels project in Mississippi

Project will allow the recycling and conversion of 60% of Three Rivers region's waste material MONTREAL, March 19 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc., a leading advanced biofuels and green chemicals technology company, today announced its plans to build and operate a second-generation biofuels prod...

New Generation Biofuels Completes Construction of Baltimore Facility

Plant to Be Commissioned in Coming Weeks LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 18 PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF ) ("New Generation Biofuels" or the "Company"), a development stage renewable fuels provider, today announced that construction of the Co...

Energy, Biotechnology and Agribusiness Veterans Form SG Biofuels to Develop Jatropha as Low-Cost, Sustainable Oil

SG Biofuels assembles world's largest library of Jatropha genetic material SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Following three years of research, a team of energy, biotechnology and agribusiness veterans today announced the formation of SG Biofuels , a San Diego, CA-based plant oil company spe...

Scientists publish complete genetic blueprint of key biofuels crop

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and several partner institutions have published the sequence and analysis of the complete genome of sorghum, a major food and fodder plant with high potential as a bioenergy crop. The genome data...

Enerkem announces first commercial-scale biofuels and biochemicals plant is entering start-up phase

Major milestone achieved bringing Enerkem one step closer to becoming the first producer of biofuels and biochemicals to commercially use waste feedstock MONTREAL, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc., a leading advanced biofuels and biochemicals technology company, announced tod...

New Generation Biofuels Announces Test Burn Agreement With Progress Energy Florida

LAKE MARY, Fla., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF ) announced today that it has entered into a Test Burn Agreement with Progress Energy Florida (NYSE: PGN ) to demonstrate its proprietary biofuel technology in utility boiler applications. T...

New Generation Biofuels CEO to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference

LAKE MARY, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF ), a renewable fuels provider, today announced that David Gillespie, President & CEO, is scheduled to present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on Monday, November ...

Can Algae Biofuels Satisfy the World's Growing Biofuel Needs? Upcoming Webinar Shares the Latest Commercialization Strategies and Challenges

Two leading Algae experts will share their views on the commercialization prospects of Algae Biofuels at the upcoming "Algae Biofuels: The REAL Story" webinar. This webinar separates facts from fiction and will provide a critical examination of several key issues central to long-term co...

New Bill to Expand Promotion of Biofuels Is a Welcome Boost for U.S.-Brazil Relations According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A bill designed to strengthen energy cooperation in the Western Hemisphere, approved today by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a positive step to expands ongoing efforts by Brazil and the United States to promote the production and use...

Algenol Biofuels Further Strengthens Team With Key Appointments

Greg Schlicht and Dax Denman Join as Company Enters Commercialization Phase NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Algenol Biofuels, developers of DIRECT TO ETHANOL(TM), the most advanced third generation biofuels technology, today announced the continued growth of the company with the appointme...

Algenol Biofuels Appoints Chief Science Officer

Dr. John Coleman to Lead Scientific Operations NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Algenol Biofuels, developers of DIRECT TO ETHANOL(TM), the most advanced third generation biofuels technology, today announced the appointment of Dr. John R. Coleman as Chief Science Officer. Dr. ...

DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin highlights the genomics of plant-based biofuels in the journal Nature

WALNUT CREEK, CAGenomics is accelerating improvements for converting plant biomass into biofuelas an alternative to fossil fuel for the nation's transportation needs, reports Eddy Rubin, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), in the August 14 edition of the jou...

New Generation Biofuels Set to Join Russell Microcap Index

HOUSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: GNB ), a renewable fuels provider which just listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) in mid-April, will join the Russell Microcap Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its family of U.S. index...

NexGen Biofuels Ltd. Announces Plans to Replace its CFO With Local CFO

Search Initiated to Find Suitable Candidate WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NexGen Biofuels Ltd. (OTCBB:NXGNF) announced today that Eran Rotem, its Chief Financial Officer, who currently lives in Israel, will be leaving NexGen, effective June 2008. The C...

Performance Plants Establishes U.S. Biofuels Facility

Company Accelerates Next Generation Cellulosic Feedstock Program KINGSTON, ON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ - Performance Plants Inc. (PPI) has announced today that it has established an American Research Center to develop specialized non-food crops for industries seeking renewable feedstocks for ...

Monsanto Company and Mendel Biotechnology Announce Cellulosic Biofuels Collaboration

HAYWARD, Calif. and ST. LOUIS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON ) and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. today announced a collaborative agreement to enhance the development of Mendel's BioEnergy Seeds & Feedstocks business. Under the terms of the agreement, Mendel will ...

NexGen Biofuels Ltd. Announces Trading on OTC Bulletin Board

WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NexGen Biofuels Ltd. (OTC:NXGNF) announced today that effective as of March 17, 2008, its ordinary shares have been approved for quotation on the OTC-Bulletin Board under the symbol NXGNF. NexGen is a development stage company that i...

NexGen Biofuels Ltd. (Nasdaq: NXGN) Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Delisting Determination

NEW YORK, February 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NexGen Biofuels Ltd. (f/k/a Healthcare Technologies Ltd.) (the "Company") announced today that on February 26, 2008, the Company received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualification Panel, informing the Company that the Panel had determined to...

Healthcare Technologies Ltd. Announces the Change of its' Name to "NexGen Biofuels Ltd"

NEW YORK, January 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd., (NASDAQ: HCTL ) (the "Company") today announced that the Israeli Registrar has approved the change of its' name to NexGen Biofuels Ltd. The Company changed its name to more clearly reflect its new business, which i...

Healthcare Announced That an Overwhelming Majority of its Shareholders Approved the NexGen Biofuels Transaction

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, December 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HCTL ), announced today that an overwhelming number of its unaffiliated and voting shareholders (approximately 90%) voted in favor of the NexGen Biofuels transaction. At the meeting, the shareho...

N.C. Takes Biofuels Leadership, Establishes New Endeavor With $5 Million State Appropriation

OXFORD, N.C., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catalyzing an entire new industry for North Carolina is the long-term task of the newly established Biofuels Center of North Carolina, which moved to reality today following its first board of directors meeting. Funded with a $5 million initial...

Healthcare Technologies Calls for a Shareholders Meeting to Approve the Nexgen Biofuels Transaction

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, August 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HCTL ), announced today that, it has scheduled an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders to be held on September 30, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., at the offices of Yigal Arnon & Co., 1 Azrieli Ce...

DuPont Meeting Significant 2008 Milestones in Progressing Advanced Biofuels

DuPont BioFuels Leader Provides Business Update to Investors WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Speaking today at an investor conference, DuPont Vice President & General Manager John Ranieri said the company's plans to bring its two advanced biofuels programs to market are on...

Governor wants $2 million for biofuels in budget

Madison, Wis. Governor Jim Doyle announced Wisconsins next energy move would be away from oil on Friday with the creation of the Biofuels Initiative. The initiative opens up funding to develop new fuel sources, such as ethanol from corn, and research where they would be most effective. In Wis...

Midwest is key player for Biofuels industry

I have to admit that I was pretty ignorant about the whole topic of biofuels until I helped organize a recent iBIO (www.ibio.org) event on this topic. While assembling the speakers helped illuminate me, it was really not until I sat through their combined presentations and listened to some of ...

UW-Madison gets $333,000 for biofuels research

Madison, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 10 institutions to receive grants for bio-based fuels research from the United States Departments of Energy and Agriculture . The grants, announced by Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, include...

Madison business receives $115,000 of new state biofuels funding

Madison, Wis. - A new biofuels company spun out of Lucigen Corp. will receive two prominent visitors on Friday, and also be presented with the second of two state grants. C5-6, which will produce enzymes for use in the development of biofuels, will receive a $115,000 grant as part of the B...

Doyle urges Legislature to support biofuels program

DeForest, Wis. - In an effort to revive Legislative support for his biofuels program, Gov. Jim Doyle took aim at Republican skeptics, suggesting that GOP lawmakers are paying lip service to energy independence and turning their backs on state farmers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. Doyle,...

Daugherty becomes CTO of Great Lakes BioFuels

Madison, Wis. - Mark Daugherty, a long-time proponent of alternative energy, has joined the biodiesel producer Great Lakes BioFuels, LLC , as chief technology officer. "We are very pleased to have a partner with Mark's research track record and technology start-up expertise," said H. Tony Har...

It's not exactly OPEC, but Midwest states are trading ideas on biofuels

M adison, Wis. - Dr. Chuck Rice of Kansas State University believes a byproduct of biofuels production in the Midwest will be better farming methods that allow the soil to retain more carbon dioxide, thus reducing greenhouse gases. Brendan Jordan of the Great Plains Institute for Sustain...

Kind approach to leveraging biofuels

Visalia, Calif. - This farming region south of Fresno in California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the world's most productive, a place where farmers grow everything from grapes to livestock, from almonds to dairy products, and from kiwi to corn. But the hottest crop in the San Joaquin Valley ...

Microbia Names John McCarthy to Senior Management Team

...lic markets. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verenium Corporation, a publicly traded leader in the biofuels industry. At Verenium, Mr. McCarthy was responsible for initiating, developing and executing the plan that created Verenium from the merger of two org...
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