08 Aug '11, 3pm

Solazyme, Bunge Team Up for Facility in Brazil: Solazyme, which turns algae into fuel and chemicals, has signe...

Solazyme, which turns algae into fuel and chemicals, has signed a deal with Bunge Global Innovation, a subsidiary of agribusiness giant Bunge, to build a facility in Brazil to convert microbes and sugarcane juice into industrial chemicals. The plant, to be built at one of Bunge's existing sites, will churn out 100,000 metric tons of triglyceride oils a year. The plant should begin operations in 2013 in time for that year's harvest. Solazyme just recently announced a 1,500-ton plant in Peoria, Illinois that will become fully operational in the first half of 2012. While the Peoria plant will be doubled in size in around a year, the Bunge deal will dramatically increase the company's production potential. Solazyme, which held a public offering earlier this year, grows algae by feeding it sugar in fermentation tanks. The sugar has always been a sticking point for some because ...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/solazyme-bung...

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The Green Roof Research Facility has three independent roof surfaces – one reference roof and two green roofs – each with ...

A public-school cafeteria cook in Brazil has co...

todayonline.com 07 Aug '11, 6am

SAO PAULO (AP) - Police say a cook has confessed to placing rat poison in meals served in a public-school cafeteria in sou...