Sunday, April 27, 2008

Biofuel News

Good alternative energy site. Links to biodesal stories. Sample Story.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Smart Company Mention

An Australian online magazine has a mention of Valcent's Vertigro technology highlighting that "algae has great potential as eco-energy becauseit grows rapidly and up to 50% of its weight is lipid oil that can beused as a biofuel."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Miles OBrien CNN story

Vertigro overview

18 gallons of oil/acre/yr 

700-800 gallons of oil/acre/yr
20,000 gallons of oil/acre/yr

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Vertigro Overview

This is a great article by Dan Sweeney that provides a nice overview of Vertigro.

Vertical Vegetable Growing

Interesting vertical vegetable system that Valcent products.


A commercial module of one-eighth acre (5,445 square feet) is estimated to have capital costs of $565,000; using a wholesale price for leafy lettuce of $1.10 per head, may have gross annual revenues in excess of $1,300,000 with earnings before tax of approximately $505,000 supporting management's estimated 89% internal rate of return over 10 years.

Who owns what?

Trying to figure out the relationship between Global Green Solutions and Valcent. It appears that GGS markets products that Valcent develops.

Here's a graph of their stock prices for the last year. Their businesses must be sufficiently unrelated to produce such divergent pricing activity.

Update: here's a good overview of the relationship at The Energy Blog. Article from Oct 2006.

Vertigro by Vacent

I decided to start this blog to track coverage for a technology known as Vertigro which produces a an "algae derived fuel" and is made by Valcent Products Inc.

A CNN News Story prompted my interest.