Navistar to take stake in Brazilian bus builder Neobus; to partner on fully integrated commercial buses for the Americas

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is planning to enter into a global commercial bus partnership with Brazilian commercial bus body manufacturer San Marino Onibus e Implementos Ltda (Neobus) and will invest in the company. San Marino Onibus e Implementos Ltda develops vehicles for passenger transportation under the Neobus brand, exporting to the Americas, Africa and Middle East. Navistar, Inc.

VG Energy contracts BioProcess Algae to verify lipid trigger process for commercial production

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has retained alternative energy producer BioProcess Algae, LLC to verify on a large scale promising lab results of a process to increase lipid production in algae. Endowed Professor of Surgical Research at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center and Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, the Metabolic Disruption Technology (MDT) appears to act as a lipid trigger to cause algae cells to store increased fat, making them more productive as an energy source.

Viral Genetics Appoints John Sheehan to Advisory Board to Accelerate Biofuel Work

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For 17 years, he worked as a project manager and analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, where he led research on the production and conversion of algae to biofuels. Identifying and controlling the trigger for lipid production in algae has long been the holy grail of algal biofuels technology. San Marino, California-based Viral Genetics discovers drug therapies. Biotech drug therapy company Viral Genetics, Inc.,