NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2016) - Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTC PINK: VGPR), today announced that following the successful evaluation of the Company's Bio-Coal product, completed by Western Research Institute, the Company has received requests for samples from power companies all over the world interested in performing their own independent testing prior to placing an order. Vega Biofuels, Inc. recently announced the successful testing performed by a major US power company and Western Research Institute on the Company's Bio-Coal product. The results confirmed that Vega's Bio-Coal product can be used to replace traditional coal in coal-fired power plants. As a result of the spike in interest in the Company's Bio-Coal product, Vega Biofuels, Inc. projects 2017 revenue to be in excess of two million dollars.
"We are optimistic that we will receive several of the small orders that we are currently working on that will have a significant impact on our bottom line for 2017," stated Michael K. Molen, Chairman/CEO of Vega Biofuels, Inc. "In addition to the smaller orders, we are working with a couple of major coal-fired power plants on much larger orders that could more than triple our $2M projections for 2017. We now have the capacity to produce between eight and fifteen tons per hour and have plans to increase this capacity during the coming year."
Bio-Coal is a renewable energy product made from timber waste using unique technology called torrefaction. Torrefaction is the treatment of biomass at high temperatures under low oxygen conditions. Vega Biofuels, Inc. recently announced that the Company filed a Provisional Patent Application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the title "Method and Apparatus for Torrefying Biomass." The application disclosure relates generally to wood used as a fuel source, and more particularly to systems, methods, and devices for torrefying biomass, such as wood or other agricultural biomass.
The "Biomass Combustion Evaluation Report" was done to evaluate whether or not Vega's Bio-Coal can be used as a replacement for traditional coal. Western Research Institute, located in Laramie, WY conducted the tests using two versions of Vega's Bio-Coal. The first product was torrefied at 300ºC and the second at 450ºC. The testing results indicated that the product produced at 300ºC performed successfully when compared to PRB coal.
About Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTC PINK: VGPR):
Vega Biofuels, Inc. is a cutting-edge energy company that manufactures and markets a renewable energy product called Bio-Coal made from timber waste using unique technology called torrefaction. Torrefaction is the treatment of biomass at high temperatures under low oxygen conditions. For more information, please visit our website at vegabiofuels.com.
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