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NexGen Biofuels Ltd Announces the Change of its' Symbol to "NXGN"

NEW YORK, February 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NexGen Biofuels Ltd., (NASDAQ: NXGN ) (the "Company") today announced the change of its symbol to "NXGN". The company has changed its name on January 28, 2008, and today its symbol from HCTL to NXGN, to more clearly reflect its new business, w...

Healthcare Technologies Announces New Date for the Shareholders Meeting to Approve the Nexgen Biofuels Transaction

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, October 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HCTL ), announced today that the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders, previously scheduled for September 30, 2007, will be held on December 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., at the offices of Yi...

Healthcare Technologies to Reschedule the Shareholders Meeting to Approve the NexGen Biofuels Transaction

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HCTL ), announced today that it will reschedule the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders for the approval of the Asset Purchase Agreement with NexGen Biofuels, Inc, Mac Bioventures ...

FAO Says Biofuels Threatening Food Security

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that diverting food crop land to extensive cultivation for biofuels would damage biodiversity and lead to a serious threat to food security. "Poor countries will have to cope with a nine percent rise on food imports and ...

Cancer Research May Help Biofuels

Nearly a decade ago, Tom Todaro was talking to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center about techniques the institute had devised to slow down tumor// growth by slowing the rate at which tumor cells divide. Then they had an idea. Why not exploit the reaction in reverse and ge...

Verenium and Add Food Service GmbH Announce Commercial Distribution Partnership for Fuelzyme(R) and Veretase(TM) Enzymes

...ghts, technological, regulatory, competitive and other risks related to development, production, and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels and the commercial prospects of those industries, Verenium's dependence on existing collaboration, manufacturing, and/or license agreements, and its a...

American Investors Highlight Successes in Eastern Germany

...ses in Germany. Driven by the eastern federal states, Germany is a global leader in renewable energy production, including the photovoltaic, wind, and biofuels sectors. The American economy has also seen significant growth in its renewable energies industry in recent years, further boosted by President Obama'...

UTSA announces funding for new faculty research

...ociate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (COE) Co-PI: Thomas H. Prettyman, Senior Scientist (Planetary Science Institute) Lipid-Based biofuels Using Algal Feedstock Platforms* Kyle E. Murray, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences (COS) and Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research Dev...

Shell Finance Executive Streng Elected to Codexis Board

...ll be very valuable to Codexis as we work together to bring next generation biofuels to market." Codexis Inc. is a clean technology company. The company...chnology is used in the energy industry to enable next generation, non-food biofuels and by global pharmaceutical companies for cost-effective manufacturing of ...

Codexis Names Sarret SVP, Corporate Development

..." Dr. Shaw said. "He has played a significant role in the evolution of our biofuels collaboration with Shell, and in successful negotiations with leading life ...chnology is used in the energy industry to enable next generation, non-food biofuels and by global pharmaceutical companies for cost-effective manufacturing of ...
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First Jatropha Genome Completed by Synthetic Genomics Inc. and Asiatic Centre for Genome Technology

...ing: energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The company's main research and business programs are focused on major bioenergy areas: designing advanced biofuels with superior properties compared to ethanol and biodiesel; harnessing photosynthetic organisms to produce value added products directly from sunlight...
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Rice University researchers ask if biofuels will lead to a 'drink or drive'

Rice University scientists warned that the United States must be careful that the new emphasis on developing biofuels as an alternative to imported oil takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources. "The ongoing, rapid growth in biofuels production could have far-reaching ...

Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders today joined UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, local scientists and industry leaders to announce their support for a regional partnership designed to develop innovative ways to turn algae into biofuels. Speaking at a news conference on the UC San Diego campus...

K-State researchers work with university in Ghana to create biofuels from native tree seeds

A short rainy season and desertification make growing food in northern Ghana difficult enough. It doesn't help that in this western African country there is little fuel available to power tractors for planting crops or to power grain milling. Researchers at Kansas State University think that th...

Rot's unique wood degrading machinery to be harnessed for better biofuels production

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.An international team led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have translated the genetic code that explains the complex biochemical machinery...

Concordia University leads academic team for national Cellulosic Biofuels Network

This release is available in French . MONTREAL, CANADA/ January 28, 2009 Concordia University is pleased to announce that Concordia's Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics (CSFG) will be coordinating the academic research done by nine universities which are part of the Cellulosi...

Nations that sow food crops for biofuels may reap less than previously thought

MADISON -- Global yields of most biofuels crops, including corn, rapeseed and wheat, have been overestimated by 100 to 150 percent or more, suggesting many countries need to reset their expectations of agricultural biofuels to a more realistic level. That's according to a study led by Matt John...

Oklahoma EPSCoR receives $20 million for biofuels research

The Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has received $20 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The combined $4 million in annual support is renewable for the next five years and e...

Growing fuel and medicine: Advancing biofuels and plant-produced therapeutics

WORCESTER, Mass. Oct. 27, 2008 Can biofuels produced from non-food plant products like corn stalks or wood chips ever become a commercial reality? Can plants be engineered to grow vaccines or anti-cancer drugs? These and other questions were explored by researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

NSF funds research at Illinois on sustainable biofuels infrastructure

The National Science Foundation announced this month that it is funding a new research effort at the University of Illinois aimed at understanding how and whether it is possible to build sustainable infrastructure to support the emerging biofuels industry. The $2 million grant is one of six N...

Academy participates in project to discover drugs, biofuels in tropical seas

PHILADELPHIAThe National Institutes of Health has awarded $4 million to a group of Philippine and American scientists, including The Academy of Natural Sciences, to aid in the discovery of new molecules and biofuels technology from marine mollusks for development in the Philippines. Research wil...
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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...

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Biofuels in Biological Definition

Alcohol

...xample lauryl alcohol (1-dodecanol, 12 carbons) or stearyl alcohol (1-octadecanol, 18 carbons). Used in cosmetics and food, industrial solvents, and biofuels . Uses Alcohols are in wide use in industry and science as reagents, solvents , and fuels . Ethanol and methanol can be made to burn more ...

Botany

...silk would not be possible without the cultivation of the mulberry plant. Sugarcane and other plants have recently been put to use as sources of biofuels which are important alternatives to fossil fuels . These are just a handful of examples showing how plant life provides humanity with important me...
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