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World Biofuels Market 2009

Visit http://www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/ for reports and articles on the benefits of biofuels;

  • Bellagio consensus for sustainable Biofuels
  • Wang - Haq response to the Searchinger Article
  • The Support for Biofuels - Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Brazilian Ethanol - Myths Vs. Facts
  • Ethanol: America's Growth Energy - POET
  • Point by point responses to time magazine inaccuracies - Brent Searle

Marine Algae are the most efficient organisms on earth for absorbing light energy and converting it into a natural biomass oil product, the biofuel equivalent of crude oil - Scripps Biologist, Greg Mitchell.

Access to 'Biofuel Development Shifting From Soil to Sea, Specifically to Marine Algae' article by visiting the following link http://www.ecoearth.info/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=114535


This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Marine Biotechnology in Millions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Marine Biomaterials, Marine Bioactive Substances, and Others. The Major End-Use Applications Analyzed are Industrial Products, Health Care/Biotechnology, Consumer Products, Public Services & Infrastructure, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the United States, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2003 through 2012. The report profiles 87 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Aker BioMarine ASA, CP Kelco US, Inc., Cyanotech Corp., Elan Corp, FMC Corp., FMC Biopolymers AS, GlycoMar Ltd., Integrin Advanced Biosystems, International Specialty Products Inc., Lonza Group Ltd, MariCal, Marinova, Martek Biosciences Corp., Mera Pharmaceuticals Inc., New England Biolabs Inc., PharmaMar S.A, PML Applications Ltd., Primex Ltd., Prolume Ltd., Sea Run Holdings Inc., and Tequesta Marine Biosciences. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

BlueMicrobe involved in new DTI knowledge transfer initiative -
Biotechnology for Business

Lord Sainsbury recently announced the formation of a number of new knowldge transfer initiatves  (see http://www.gnn.gov.uk/).  One of these sees BlueMicrobe linking with the Pro-Bio Faraday Partnership (http://www.pro-bio-faraday.com/) and the National Non-Food Crop Centre (http://www.nnfcc.co.uk/) to form the Biotechnology for Business network.  Members of the BlueMicrobe network and others involved in the marine biotechnology area will welcome this development as an opporftunity to connect more widely with a broader range of potential end-user market sectors.  Further information about the plans for this new network will be published in due course.

BlueMicrobe DVD

To help make the research undertaken within the NERC's Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity programme more readily accessible to a range of potential end-users, BlueMicrobe together with Panache Productions (http://www.panache-productions.co.uk) have produced a short DVD highlighting many of the key areas and achievements of the programme.  The DVD is now available - if you would be interested in receving a copy, please register if you have not already done so and also email Paul Lonsdale with your contact details. The DVD is avilable on a first come first served basis. 

A giant among viruses could delay ageing and the effects of terminal diseases
A gigantic virus that infects chalk-covered marine algae (tiny floating plants) contains compounds that could be developed for use in anti-ageing and cancer-inhibiting therapies.

For more information read the attached
Press Release No 38/05
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  Last updated January 2009