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Stratatech and Virent Win $4M in U.S. Grants

MADISON, WI - U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Governor James Doyle have announced that two Wisconsin companies will each receive federal grants of $2 million to further their cutting-edge research and product development efforts. Both based in Madison, Stratatech Corporation is...

Venki Raman Joins Virent Board of Directors

Madison, Wis. Virent Energy Systems, Inc. announced today that Dr. Venki Raman has joined its board of directors. Dr. Raman is President of Protium Energy Technologies , a consultancy service in the field of hydrogen, fuel cells and alternative energy, based in Allentown, PA. Madison's Vi...

Kettner to leave WARF, join Virent Energy Systems

Madison, Wis . - David M. Kettner, who has served as in-house counsel for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation , will leave that post after March 30 to become chief intellectual property counsel for Virent Energy Systems . Kettner, who has emphasized biotech patent prosecution and intelle...

Chemical-petroleum executive joins Virent Energy board

Madison, Wis. - Dr. Jay Kouba, a 25-year veteran of the chemical and petroleum industries, has joined the board of directors of Virent Energy Systems . Virent, which recently entered into an agreement with Shell Hydrogen , a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co., is developing technologies that allow ...

2008 R&D Innovator of the Year & Scientist of the Year Finalists Announced

...uisite. Past winners include Larry Page, Burt Rutan, and Dean Kamen. 2008 finalists are: -- Randy Cortright, founder and chief technology officer, virent Energy Systems -- Hans van Leeuwen, founder, MycoInnovations; professor, Iowa State Univ. -- James A. Mawhirt, senior staff engineer, Internatio...

Students Win Burrill Competition With Plan for Renewable Energy

.... Steven Burrill Technology Business Plan Competition Friday was awarded to virent Energy Systems, Inc., represented by Shailesh Ghimire, a second-year MBA st...ent, and Mustapha Ould Eleya, a second-year MBA with a PhD in food science. virent Energy Systems offers a biotech process for creating electricity using biom...

$60 Million Available in Advanced Tech Competition

... travel to the event with OCR, please contact Pam Munoz at 1-877-627-9472 to reserve a space. Article in WTN on 2003 Competition Stratatech and virent Win $4M in U.S. Grants ...

Governor wants $2 million for biofuels in budget

...ur potential. Eric Apfelbach, president of the biofuel research company virent Energy Systems , said that the initiative brings into focus a market Wiscon...e state needs more long-range projects, Apfelbach said. He added that while virent is not yet part of the initiative, executive vice president Randy Cortright...

Will tech transfer save Wisconsin's economy?

...ogies." An example of the kind of companies CTT has helped is Madison's virent Energy Systems LLC , which has developed a renewable method to make hydroge...ong-term and they needed products that could be marketed sooner. CTT helped virent secure $550,000 in state funding to match a $2 million federal advanced tec...

Boston entrepreneur to enliven Milwaukee angel group

... During his term, Bock said, Silicon Pastures investors made deals with three companies: Paradigm Diagnostics, NPoint (a nanotechnology company), and virent Energy Systems (a biofuels company). "For various reasons, fewerinvestors were active in the later period," Bock said. "Some of the investorshad ch...

Doyle announces biobased energy consortium

...orward Wisconsin • Eric Apfelbach, President and Chief Executive Officer, virent Energy Systems, Inc. • Sue Beitlich, President, Wisconsin Farmers Union ...cultural products," Doyle said. One example at the press conference was virent Energy Systems, Inc. , a Madison-based company specializing in hydrogen fue...

UW-Madison gets $14.8 to advance nanoscale research

...ical and biological engineering professor Nicholas Abbott), Imago (whose founder is former materials science and engineering professor Tom Kelly), and virent Energy Systems (whose co-founder is chemical and biological engineering professor James Dumesic), have ties to the center. Among its initiatives, M...

Wisconsin scientists to be recognized for innovative biofuel technology

..., while Cortright left the university to co-found virent Energy Systems , located on Anderson Street in Mad... Network? Neither had one of Cortright's partners, virent CEO Eric Apfelbach. "We spent two weeks trying to ...nd." Click here to WTN's previous coverage of virent Energy Systems Katherine Esposito is the sen...

Wisconsins promising bio-refining future wont run on ethanol alone

...ps anything else," Nilsestuen said. "As this industry matures, there will only be more spin-offs, new technologies and products." Consider Madison virent Energy System Inc., a start-up firm focused on extracting hydrogen fuel from sugars and glycerin. The company recently announced it had developed the ...

How MG&E bets on small companies for the long term

...in MG&E-supported business incubators includes names like Sonic Foundry , virent Energy Systems , Third Wave Technologies , Panvera (now Invitrogen ) and ...h Development for $1 a year. Sonic Foundry started out there years ago, and virent also had its beginnings there before moving on another east-side high-tech ...

Tech council adds eight to board of directors

...embers of the Wisconsin business technology community. Electees include four technology organization leaders: Eric Apfelbach, president and CEO of virent Energy Systems Neil Bretl, president and owner of Super Group Outdoors Corp. and Hunting Science Kevin Conroy, president and CEO of Third Wave...

New venture funds should accelerate Virent's work

...rk into alternative fuel development at Madison's virent Energy System s, a University of Wisconsin-Madiso...s. As part of the burgeoning hydrogen economy, virent is trying to develop a cost-effective way to gener...ng budget." According to Apfelbach, the closest virent is to commercializing a product is in the area of ...

Doyle launches 2025 alternative energy plan

...le sources by 2025. "America is facing an energy crisis," Doyle said at virent Energy Systems in Madison. "It's a crisis of affordability for middle-clas..." The comments were delivered to a crowd that filled the office lobby of virent Energy Systems, a company that specializes in hydrogen energy production an...

T.E.C. Center to receive Commerce grant

...d from the incubator include acumium , an e-business consulting firm, and virent Energy Systems , which is developing alternative fuels with biomass material. virent has moved into Building 2. The incubator provides space for up to 20 new...

Bio-energy and cleantech grab attention of investors

...cient manufacturing sector; and impressive research and development expertise. Here are just a few examples of what Wisconsin companies are doing: virent Energy Systems in Madison is developing a process to economically replace fossil fuels by transforming biomass into carbon-neutral liquid fuels, gases...

Virent enters agreement with Shell Oil unit to make hydrogen with biomass

...iated with hydrogen production. In an attempt to overcome this barrier, virent Energy Systems of Madison has entered into a joint agreement with Shell H...ls, including natural gas and coal, which have higher CO2 emissions. The virent BioForming technology enables the economic production of hydrogen, among ot...
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