WALNUT, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (VSPC) today announced that VIASPACE and its Nicaraguan partners are forming a company in Nicaragua to own and operate the Giant King Grass plantation and co-located 12 MW power plant. The company is named "Energia Reino Verde" or in English "Green Kingdom Energy".
At the International Biomass Conference held in Orlando, Florida March 24-26, 2014, VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, reported progress on the Nicaragua project in a special session dedicated to international projects. The 7th annual International Biomass Conference with more than 1,100 attendees featured workshops on Bioenergy Project Development and the Pellet Supply Chain, as well as tracks on biomass power, biogas, advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals, pellets and international projects. There were also more than 200 exhibitors.
Somebody got a gift
VIASPACE and Tibbar Energy Announce Final St. Croix Government Approval to Construct 7-Megawatt Biogas Power Plant
Mon Mar 31 07:00:00 2014 EDT
WALNUT, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ --
VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the St. Croix government has
approved Tibbar Energy's permit to build a 7-megawatt biogas power plant on the
island of St. Croix. The government approved the permit on Tuesday evening, March
25, 2014 during a meeting at the Virgin Islands Port Authority. The final approval came from the Virgin Island Department on Planning and
Natural Resources' Division of Coastal Zone Management (CMZ). The CMZ decision was
the last step that Tibbar Energy needed in order to begin construction on its 7-megawatt
biogas power plant which will supply electricity created from VIASPACE Giant King
Grass to the Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) for at least the next
25 years. Tania Tomyn, Tibbar Energy CEO, stated, "Tibbar is thrilled about building
its renewable energy plant on St. Croix. We will provide 7 megawatts of base load
power for WAPA for the next 25 years from Giant King Grass grown on the island.
Tibbar is required to begin producing power by December 2015 pursuant to the power
purchase agreement. WAPA has no other base load renewable power source and Tibbar's
project will allow WAPA to be compliant under the Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Tibbar's general contractor will begin site work as early as May or June and the
expected schedule is 18 months for both the farming operations and the biogas plant.
The project should create more than 150 jobs during construction and 35 permanent
jobs." Mary Eckard, President of the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce, was quoted,
"The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce is elated to hear of the creation of 150 construction
jobs and 35 permanent jobs on the island of St. Croix at a time when our economy
sorely needs jobs. We are also very excited and
Greengro Technologies Opens Flagship Vertical Hydrogarden Store in Anaheim, California
ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - Greengro Technologies (PINKSHEETS: GRNH) announced today that it has concluded the acquisition of Roseville, California based Vertical Hydrogarden. The retail location serves as the initial brick and mortar location for the company's franchise of stores slated to open in various locations. Through the acquisition, Greengro will retain 100% ownership of the brand and all assets with no debt carried over from previous operations.
The second location of the proof-of-concept growth model will open soon under the Vertical Hydrogarden brand through an asset purchase agreement of Anaheim based Greenleaf Hydroponics. The current location and all assets will convert into Greengro control beginning April 1, 2014. The store will serve as the new product integration facility and will feature the company's Vertical Gro Systems, Flux Lighting Brand of products and its Modular Gro Systems.
VIASPACE Signs Giant King Grass Contract for Bio Electricity and Advanced Biofuels In Imperial Valley California
WALNUT, California, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a contract with Mesquite Lake Water and Power LLC to provide Giant King Grass for a biomass power plant and a companion advanced biofuels facility in Imperial, California.
Mesquite Lake Water and Power, LLC is a participating company in Mesquite Lake Energy Park, LLC (ML Energy Park).
Mr. Rodney L. Williams, managing member of Mesquite Lake, stated, "Our company is developing a biomass energy park in the fertile Imperial Valley of California. We first purchased the closed 18 MW biomass power plant in Imperial, California. We plan to restart the power plant (ML Energy Park Plant #1) and fuel it with a combination of wood waste and Giant King Grass. The power plant was damaged in the 2010 earthquake, but this damage will be repaired. The power plant is connected to the grid and was fully permitted and operational in 2010."
Williams continued, "Another part of the ML Energy Park will be the Mesquite Lake Cattle Manure Power Plant which is adjacent to Plant #1. This power plant is also closed at this time. It was designed to gasify cattle manure and produce 16 MW of electricity. We plan to convert this facility (Plant #2) to produce advanced biofuels using the dedicated energy crop Giant King Grass as the feedstock. Between the two plants, there is plenty of land for our energy park. We are connected to the grid and there is an adjacent natural gas pipeline. We are experienced in agriculture and have access to land to grow Giant King Grass. The Imperial Valley has ideal weather for Giant King Grass and there is plenty of water for irrigation. I am excited to see the development of this new dedicated energy crop in the Imperial Valley."
These 2 companies are on the opposite sides of a GREAT industry. One grows it - the other distributes it. Actually they should merge.
IR emailed me back a response to that CNBC BS the other day and the bk talk:
"Dear Mr XXXX
Thank you for your further email and for the link. Your assessment is correct, many commentators automatically seem to default to the same position, an incorrect assumption. Unfortunately, as much as we do try to explain it, we cannot force them to understand.
11 March 2014
INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT
Attached is the Financial Report of Lynas Corporation Limited (ASX:LYC, OTC:LYSDY) (“Lynas”) for the half
year ending 31 December 2013.
As disclosed in the Financial Report, the Group’s half-year financial statements have been prepared on the
basis of a going concern, subject to certain risks outlined in Note 2.2 on pages 17 and 18. The directors and
management are confident that the Group will achieve the target run rate of 11,000tpa REO from Phase 1
during the June quarter. Given the principal repayments that are due under the Group’s debt facilities, and
the forecast production ramp up, the Group expects that it will require additional funding from some
combination of the following alternatives over the next 12 months in order to maintain appropriate liquidity
(i) additional equity,
(ii) additional debt, or
(iii) some refinancing or restructure of the Group’s debt facilities.
The directors and management have assessed each of the above alternatives and are in discussions with
established financial industry participants regarding each of the above alternatives.
While there is some uncertainty as to whether additional funding will be obtained, these financial statements
have been prepared on a going concern basis, because the directors and management, including as a result
of consultation with relevant advisers, *******are confident that there are reasonable grounds to believe that if
additional funding is required, it will be obtained in a timely manner.*********
No shutdown like before. they had to replace most of the refinery in summer that's why 3rd quarter was such a pos.
4th quarter should be blowout since been up and running since september
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