Category: Canada

Iogen Corporation

Iogen Corporation

310 Hunt Club Rd. East
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1V 1C1

Phone: 613-733-9830



Established in the 1970s, Iogen Corporation has become one of Canada’s leading biotechnology firms.  Iogen is a world leader in technology to produce cellulosic ethanol, a fully renewable, advanced biofuel that can be used in today’s cars.  Iogen is also an industrial manufacturer of enzyme products with a focus on products for use by the pulp and paper, textile and animal feed industries.Iogen is a privately held company, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with a rapidly growing work force. Since the late 1970s, more than $300 million CAD has been invested in Iogen Corporation and its activities related to cellulosic ethanol, including more than $60 million CAD in the demonstration plant.  Major investors include the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Petro-Canada and Goldman Sachs.  The company has approximately 325 permanent full-time employees.

Cellulosic Ethanol is Ready to Go

Cellulosic ethanol can significantly:

  • lower overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • reduce reliance on imported oil and increase energy security
  • help build rural economies and improve farm income

Cellulosic ethanol is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce GHGs and gasoline consumption in road transport and can deliver benefits similar to improved vehicle efficiency.

Iogen built and operates a demonstration scale facility to convert biomass to cellulosic ethanol using enzyme technology.  This facility is located in Ottawa. Iogen is currently assessing a potential location for a commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant.

In the long-term, Iogen intends to commercialize its cellulosic ethanol process by licensing its technology broadly through turnkey plant construction partnerships. License fees and the supply of enzymes to the licensees’ plants will generate income.


Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Iogen’s cellulosic ethanol process uses advanced new technology to make ethanol from biomass. The process combines innovations in pre-treatment, state-of-the-art enzyme technology, and advanced fermentation technology. Pre-treated fibre is converted to sugars using enzymes; sugars are subsequently fermented to ethanol; and ethanol is purified to fuel.

Enzyme Technology

Enzyme technology is one of the key areas of Iogen’s innovation. Iogen owns and operates a large-scale state-of-the-art enzyme manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Canada. The plant serves customers around the world with products designed for specific-use applications. The company’s core skills include protein engineering, enzyme expression, fermentation development, enzyme manufacturing, enzyme application engineering, and operation of enzyme-based reactions.

Iogen’s enzymes are now used in the pulp and paper, textile and animal feed industries. In the pulp and paper industry, Iogen enzymes help decrease the amount of chlorinated chemicals used in bleaching, as well as reduce production costs. In the textile, industry enzymes help fade, soften or depill fabrics and garments. In the animal feed industry, enzymes help chickens and pigs digest their food. Iogen’s enzyme products include the BioBrite®, Denabraide®, and Fibrilase® enzyme product lines.

Iogen’s line of enzymes for cellulosic ethanol production is currently being used in the company’s demonstration plant. These enzymes will be available for sale in conjunction with technology licenses for the cellulosic ethanol facilities in the future.

What are enzymes?

  • Enzymes are “active” proteins that can increase (catalyze) the rate of biochemical reactions.
  • Enzymes are natural chemicals made and used by living organisms but are themselves “non-living”.
  • Industrial enzymes are safe and natural. Enzymes are even used to make foods such as pop, fruit, bread and beer!


Iogen Bio-Products focuses on making high quality enzymes for industries that process fibre. Our three primary enzyme markets are: pulp and paper, textile, and animal feed. In each market, we combine our extensive knowledge of enzyme development and manufacturing with an understanding of the customer’s application to make market-leading products. Each industry has a custom-developed product satisfying different requirements.

  • In the pulp and paper market, Iogen sells directly to pulp mills with substantial start-up support, equipment, on-site service, and after trial support.
  • In the textile market, Iogen sells to a limited number of re-formulators who include Iogen’s products in their formulations and service end-users.
  • In the animal feed industry, Iogen has a supply agreement with DSM for the exclusive manufacture and worldwide distribution of enzymes.

Manufacturing and Quality Control

Iogen is committed to offering consistent, reliable enzymes that meet the performance expectations of its customers. The company’s manufacturing operation is ISO 9003 compliant, and makes products using application-based test methods to validate the product performance.

6N Silicon, Inc.

6N Silicon, Inc.

6074 Shawson Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5T 1E6

P: 905-795-7800
F: 905-795-7814

6N Silicon was founded in September of 2006 by Scott Nichol. With his metal processing expertise, Scott identified an opportunity to bring an entirely new approach to the purification of silicon for solar power. He realized that new metallurgical skill could help address two fundamental industry challenges — the current silicon shortage as well as the long-term industry need to meet grid parity cost levels. Scott was attracted by the exciting nature of this industry and its critical environmental importance. By helping address these industry issues, 6N can materially contribute towards a solution for the world’s environmental challenges.

Headquartered in the Toronto area, 6N Silicon is in the heart of Canada’s metal processing industry and is surrounded by Canada’s extensive metal processing knowledge. 6N has benefited from access to considerable industry experience in processing other metals and applying collective skills to refine the 6N solution. The company has developed a proprietary process for purifying inexpensive, readily available metallurgical grade silicon into solar grade silicon using low cost metallurgical processing. 6N’s silicon purification process provides a revolutionary approach to the production of solar grade silicon for the photovoltaic industry.

6N Silicon’s mission is to become the leading global supplier of solar grade silicon to the solar industry. 6N’s goal is to be the first company to market with an affordable solar grade of silicon that does not require any mixing with electronic grade silicon to maintain optimum cell performance.

Solar Silicon

In dramatically short supply, polysilicon is the largest single cost component of a solar module.

In the past, scrap silicon from the semiconductor industry was used to make solar cells. Rapid growth in the solar industry has caused the silicon demand to exceed this supply of semiconductor scrap. The industry has grown so fast that in 2006 the demand for primary silicon from the solar industry exceeded the demand from the semiconductor industry. The solar industry has not looked back. The most conservative projections foresee a continued rapid growth through the next decade at more than 30% per year.

This growth has created a fundamental challenge. Silicon production cannot keep up. The photovoltaic industry as a whole suffers from a manufacturing bottleneck caused by the cost and time required to add new polysilicon manufacturing capacity. The conventional route is not only expensive and time-consuming to expand. It is also very energy intensive and has environmental considerations that affect the flexibility of location selection and feedstock management. The solar industry is artificially constrained due to the semiconductor silicon manufacturing process.

6N’s proprietary low-cost silicon purification process provides a revolutionary approach to the production of solar grade silicon. The 6N approach is considerably more capital efficient than conventional alternatives and increased capacity can be added very quickly. The 6N Silicon product and process fits the needs and growing market demand. A true solar grade silicon.

Cyrium Technologies, Inc.

Cyrium Technologies, Inc.

Canada Office:

1200 Montreal Road, M50-building, IPF wing
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0R6

USA Office:

1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210
Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.


Cyrium Technologies™ is developing a proprietary breakthrough photovoltaic solar cell technology using semiconductor nanotechnolgy. Their business strategy is to become a leader in advanced solar cells, with a focused market-entry addressing terrestrial applications.

Cyrium Technologies leverages a decade of R&D on semiconductor quantum dots and will help concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) system manufacture semiconductor fabrication facilities and a board of directors comprised of industry veterans.


High-efficiency solar cells for concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) applications are now available for independent validations.

Cleanfield Energy

Cleanfield Energy

1404 Cormorant Road, Unit #6
Ancaster, Ontario

Phone (905) 304-5223
Toll-Free 1 (866) 430-VAWT
Fax (905) 304-5221

Cleanfield Energy™ develops, manufactures, markets and distributes innovative renewable energy products. As organizations, businesses and governments are becoming more aware of environmental concerns, Cleanfield offers economical and green energy solutions to overcome those challenges.

These solutions include the Cleanfield V3.5, a modular vertical-axis wind turbine for residential/agricultural ground mounts, and commercial rooftop or ground mounts. The Cleanfield V3.5 can be mounted on suitable flat rooftops, towers, silos, or poles.

The Cleanfield V3.5 can provide homeowners and businesses with renewable, reliable electricity, emergency backup during blackouts and brownouts, and savings on their utility bills. Those with the vision to try new solutions such as the Cleanfield V3.5 can change an uncertain future. They can free themselves from a dependence on an unsteady electrical grid system and empower themselves with a clean and reliable electricity resource.

Company History

* September 2002 – Cleanfield Energy™ established by cofounders Mihail Stern, Alexander Trica and Tony Verrelli
* November 2002 – University of Timisoara, Romania, commenced Research & Development of Cleanfield’s VAWT in conjunction with our engineering team
* January 2004 – Cleanfield Energy™ commenced testing of the first prototype VAWT
* April 2006 – McMaster University’s Mechanical Engineering Department successfully tested the VAWT at the 9-metre NRC wind tunnel facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* September 2006 – Ownership changed; owners finalized an RTO with Strike Resources, resulting in a name change to Cleanfield Alternative Energy, which became the parent company of Cleanfield Energy™
* September 2006 – Cleanfield Alternative Energy commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol AIR (TSXV-AIR)
* June 2006 – Cleanfield Energy™ held a media release for the offical naming of the commercialzed Cleanfield V3.5
* November 2007 – Cleanfield Energy™ releases a letter of intent (LOI) for the sale of 500 turbines.



Main structural components:

  • Turbine – composed of three blades, six arms that connect the blades and the shaft, and a shaft (centre post), which connects the arms and the generator. This component converts kinetic wind energy into mechanical rotational energy.
  • Generator – a low-speed direct-connected permanent magnet synchronous generator that converts the rotational mechanical energy of the turbine rotor into electric energy. It produces electricity from the rotation of the turbine rotor after it converts potential energy in the wind into electricity
  • Power electronics including the inverter, controller and diversion (dump) load – these are the technologies associated with the efficient conversion, control and conditioning of electric power by static means from its available input form into the desired electrical output form. The inverter is extremely innovative, as it is tailor-made and programmed specifically for the VAWT, but can be configured to accept additional energy sources (e.g., solar, micro-hydro), creating a hybrid renewable energy system.

Other characteristics include:

  • Controlled electro-mechanical brake – assembled inside the generator
  • Micro-vibrations of the blades to prevent ice buildup
  • The turbine top has provisions for installing a lightning rod
  • Optional batteries can store or provide energy based on the consumer’s use.

Cleanfield Energy™ has developed a 60kW Universal Inverter (UI). The UI has received positive test results to date at the Atlantic Wind Test Site in Prince Edward Island. It was installed at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) in May 2006 and is undergoing testing and evaluation.

The Universal Inverter allows for the development of an inverter product family for wind turbine applications ranging from 30kW to 250kW. The UI can work on a variety of generators, such as induction, synchronous with permanent magnets or field windings, and DC. The UI works with generators with the nominal stator frequency at 50 Hz or 60 Hz and with low-speed direct shaft generators. The UI can deliver the energy produced to a three-phase or single-phase grid or can work in an autonomous system and create its own three-phase or single-phase grid. In all situations, the grid frequency can be 50 Hz or 60 Hz. This variety of applications involves reconfiguration of building blocks and loading of different firmware.

The hardware uses a classical approach of two power converters, one controlling the generator to turn the turbine to an optimal speed (maximum output power) and the second to transfer the energy produced by the generator to the AC line. In situations in which there is a significant difference between the generator’s voltage and the AC voltage, the cost of the application will dictate the use of a transformer between the AC line and the UI or a DC boost or buck-cell between the two power converters.

Using the UI in a wind turbine application produces energy at lower wind speeds. Once the turbine turns, depending on its performances, the inverter can deliver energy to the grid.

The UI has been developed in accordance with international standards in terms of power quality, safety and environment.

Geothermal and Solar Techs will be available in the near future

Flexible Solar Tech

Flexible Solar Tech

Flexible Solar Cell Technologies
1280 Main Street West , ITB 102 McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Postal code: L8P4J9
This company is collaboration between the McMaster University engineering faculty and the Xerox Centre of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation (XEEI). Our laboratory is located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Our Team:
Dr Adrian Kitai – Founder – Technology development
Adrian holds over 12 patents and has 25 years of experience in design and assembly of optoelectronic components and systems, including flexible electronic structure. He has designed and built flexible displays and solar cell structures for industrial applications.

Jesika Briones – Co founder – Business Development
Jesika’s educational background includes a bachelor of Engineering in manufacturing with specialization on quality, and she is a Master of engineering entrepreneurship and innovation (MEEI) candidate at McMaster University. Her working experience includes more than 3 years experience on extrusion, technology services and automotive industry sectors.

Wei Zhang – Co founder – Technical Development
Wei has developed the flexible solar cell structures with Adrian Kitai and will complete his Master of Engineering degree in April 2008. He is therefore familiar with the design and manufacturing issues for this project. Wei is co-applicant on a patent pending for this technology.
Board of advisors:
Dr. Rafik Loutfy
Named centre director and the inaugural holder of the Walter G. Booth Chair for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2004. Business executive and entrepreneur. Dr. Loutfy held the position of Corporate Vice President and Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC). Dr. Loutfy holds more than 43 patents and has published more than 166 articles.

Glen Crossley
Industrial Liaison Officer at McMaster University has 10 years experience developing and commercializing flexible display and solar cell technologies, most recently as the Director of Product Engineering at Photowatt Technologies

Dr. David Potter
Dr. Potter brings several years of experience in the management of industrial research and development. He joined ShawCor Ltd as Manager of the Advanced Technologies Group in 1996. His team was responsible for the assessment of emerging technologies that had the potential to offer significant competitive advantage.


Their pending patent modules involve three additional proprietary technologies to take commercially available silicon cells and realize a flexible solar cell.


  1. Dicing process: Resulting in same conversion efficiency as the original silicon cell.
  2. Contacting method: Reconnecting cells on a flexible substrate. This method unique cost and reliability advantages
  3. Sunlight maximum absorption and recovering: Through proprietary, patent pending processes we recover the light that would be lost between the cells and enhance the absorption of the sun.

Flexible Solar Tech’s proprietary methods reduce the total amount of silicon needed to achieve a given electrical power rating for the solar cell by 20-30%.

The concept enables high conversion efficiency and long term stability (over 25 years continuous service) in a package that is flexible, lightweight and thin, rather than the glass-encapsulated silicon cells usually associated with this type of performance and is based on well-proven single crystal silicon technology.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

Suite 500, Campana Place
609-14th St NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2A1

Tel: +1.403.508.7177
Fax: +1.403.205.2509

Sustainable Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of power conversion products for the renewable energy industry. Power conversion is a critical element of clean power integration with electricity grids around the world. Highly intelligent power inverters are needed to efficiently convert the raw power generated by solar modules, small wind turbines, fuel cells, micro-turbines, and battery storage into high quality AC power that is useable in homes and businesses.

Sustainable Energy has developed and patented a unique technology that enables more efficient utilization of renewable energy assets. For Solar applications, the high efficiency at low operating voltages allows arrays to be wired in parallel, resulting in higher power output in real world conditions and substantially greater flexibility in designing building integrated PV systems. For wind power applications, our focus on developing rapid control response makes it possible to capture more power from every gust of wind.

In 2006, the Company launched its first commercial product and captured a large portion of the Spanish market with the Sunergy 5 inverter, setting a solid foundation for growth. Sustainable Energy is currently focused on expanding to new markets, and developing additional products to satisfy the needs of a broader customer base.

The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, and was founded in 1999 to develop power conversion products for Fuel Cell applications. The company has since adapted its universal technology platform to higher growth markets, and is committed to bringing efficient, reliable renewable energy to customers around the world.

Sustainable Energy is a publicly traded company with common shares listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol “STG”.



SUNERGY 5 Inverters

For long term reliability, SUNERGYTM inverters use a unique approach to power conversion enabling much simpler power electronics circuits that are inherently more robust. The superior thermal properties of the SUNERGY 5 design also protect the electronics from excessive heat.



No Thermal Rollback
The SUNERGY 5 Inverter sets a new benchmark for reliability and productivity in solar energy systems

The patented approach to power conversion enables the SUNERGY 5 inverter to operate with low voltage inputs which is ideal for parallel solar string layouts.



Current inverter designs demand that identical modules be arranged in long series to match the high voltage requirements of the inverters. These inverters are based on pulse width modulation technology (PWM), which cannot be designed for low voltage inputs without a substantial loss of efficiency.

Sustainable Energy Technologies patented pulse step technology is a breakthrough in the development of low voltage systems

The SUNERGY 5 inverter reduces the operating voltage range for solar arrays from industrial levels to well below utility norms for residential and commercial sites, significantly improving safety


Inverters are available for packaging with most small wind turbines. OEM applications include 1 to 10 kW turbines with the following base configurations:

  • 24 Volt, 1.8 kW inverter
  • 48 Volt, 3.6 kW inverter
  • 10 kW dual inverter package

The fast control response of Sustainable Energy’s inverters is ideal for capturing full power from every gust of wind

For small wind systems, a high percentage of energy must be collected during a low percentage of the time.


  • Every unit increase in wind speed results in an exponential increase in power, making responsive systems critical for optimal power output (P~V3).
  • Sustainable’s wind inverters have been designed to respond rapidly to gusts to provide the highest possible efficiencies.

Sustainable Energy’s inverters can be used for hybrid systems incorporating solar panels, wind turbines, and even battery backup systems

Cleanfield Energy

Cleanfield Energy

Head Office
1404 Cormorant Road, Unit #6
Ancaster, Ontario

Phone (905) 304-5223
Toll-Free 1 (866) 430-VAWT
Fax (905) 304-5221


Cleanfield Energy™ is focused on the development of innovative solutions for clean, renewable energy. They strive to capture the abundance of energy offered to us by nature in increasingly more efficient and economical ways. Their technologies offer a reliable alternative to traditional power generation systems, which produce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), rising levels of pollution, increased global warming, and the ever-increasing prices of traditional energy sources.

Cleanfield Energy achieve this by developing leading-edge green technologies. Technologies like their Cleanfield V3.5 (a 3.5kW modular Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine), and our new 60kW Universal Inverter (UI) which have both achieved breakthrough test results.

Cleanfield Energy™ as a subsidiary of Cleanfield Alternative Energy is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the stock symbol AIR (TSXV-AIR) . As a publicly traded company, we promise transparency and accountability in all our business practices. Cleanfield is recognized as a Canadian leader in the small wind technology industry.


Cleanfield V3.5 Specifications

Weight: 181.8kg (400lbs)
Height: 3m (10ft)
Diameter: 2.75m (8ft)
Area Coverage: 7.5m² (24.6ft²)
Electrical Production: Up to 9,000kWh annually
Life span: 20 to 30 years
Primary Materials: Fibreglass and steel
System Warranty: 5 years (extended coverage is also available)

Cleanfield have created a wind energy system that is not only highly efficient and strong enough to withstand gale force winds, but one that is quiet, compact and visually striking. Each system (2.5kW, 3kW and 3.5kW) will have an identical generator, shaft and blades, but will differ in the lengths of the spokes.

Cleanfield’s proprietary technology has several specific competitive strengths over current small-scale wind technology:

  • Advanced emergency braking mechanism
  • Rotates at extremely low wind speeds due to its aerodynamic structure and unique torque design
  • Variable mounting applications, including rooftop, silo or tower. The VAWT’s potential market is significantly greater than traditional small-scale systems, which are built exclusively for tower application
  • Fewer moving components than horizontal-axis turbines. With only 3 components, our wind system is more reliable and virtually maintenance-free.

Magenn Power Inc.

Magenn Power Inc.

Canadian Head Office:
Magenn Power Inc.
105 Schneider Road
(Wind Mill Center)
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
K2K 1Y3

Corporate Mailing Address:
Magenn Power Inc.
18 Monet Court
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1T 4B6

Phone: (613) 482-6558
Fax: (613) 733-3260


Magenn Power is an Ottawa, Ontario Canada based company.

Magenn Power draws on over 30 years of research and development in advance materials and structure. It all began with designing the Magnus Spherical Airship starting in 1978. Fred Ferguson (founder of Magenn Power) patented the Magnus Airship in the 1980s. This unique airship utilized the Magnus effect for the first time in lighter-than-air craft. This Magnus Airship was a large spherical envelope filled with helium to achieve static, buoyant lift. As the sphere rotated during forward motion, Magnus lift was generated proportional to the airspeed flowing over the sphere; the faster the vehicle, the higher the Magnus lift.


The Magenn Power Air Rotor System (MARS) is an innovative lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, efficiently generating clean renewable electrical energy at a lower cost than all competing systems. This electrical energy is transferred down the tether to a transformer at a ground station and then transferred to the electricity power grid. Helium (an inert non-reactive lighter than air gas) sustains the Air Rotor which ascends to an altitude for best winds and its rotation also causes the Magnus effect. This provides additional lift, keeps the device stabilized, keeps it positioned within a very controlled and restricted location, and causes it to pull up overhead rather than drift downwind on its tether.

All competing wind generators use bladed two-dimensional disk-like structures and rigid towers. The Magenn Power Air Rotor system is a closed three-dimensional structure (cylinder). It offers high torque, low starting speeds, and superior overall efficiency thanks to its ability to deploy higher. The closed structure allows Magenn Power to produce wind rotors from very small to very large sizes at a fraction of the cost of current wind generators.

The distinct advantages of the Magenn Air Rotor System design are as follows:

  • Magenn Air Rotor System is less expensive per unit of actual electrical energy output than competing wind power systems.
  • Magenn Power Air Rotor System will deliver time-averaged output much closer to its rated capacity than the capacity factor typical with conventional designs. Magenn efficiency will be 40 to 50 percent. This is hugely important, since doubling capacity factor cuts the cost of each delivered watt by half.
  • Wind farms can be placed closer to demand centers, reducing transmission line costs and transmission line loses.
  • Conventional wind generators are only operable in wind speeds between 3 meters/sec and 28 meters/sec. Magenn Air Rotors are operable between 1 meter/sec and in excess of 28 meters/sec.
  • Magenn Air Rotors can be raised to higher altitudes, thus capitalizing on higher winds aloft. Altitudes from 400-ft to 1,000-ft above ground level are possible, without having to build an expensive tower, or use a crane to perform maintenance.
  • Magenn Air Rotors are mobile and can be easily moved to different locations to correspond to changing wind patterns. Mobility is also useful in emergency deployment and disaster relief situations.

These points are mutually inclusive. The advantages above combine to make Magenn the most cost-effective wind electrical generation system.

Pictures below show older conceptual drawings of the Magenn Air Rotor System


Magenn Power Inc. plans to start manufacturing its Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS) in 2009/10 with a 10 kW to 25 kW MARS unit being the first one shipping. (No plans for a 4 kW MARS system at this time)

The reason for the delay is that it is took longer than anticipated raising the funds necessary to finish prototypes and get the product ready for market.

The price for the 10 – 25 kW MARS unit is yet to be determined but it is Magenn’s design goal to deliver product at a cost between the $5 USD to $10 USD dollar per watt range.

The Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS) is a new generation of wind turbines with cost and performance advantages over existing systems.

MARS is a lighter-than-air tethered wind turbine that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, generating electrical energy. This electrical energy is transferred down the tether for consumption, or to a set of batteries or the power grid. Helium sustains the Magenn Air Rotor System, which ascends to an altitude as selected by the operator for the best winds. Its rotation also generates the “Magnus” effect. This aerodynamic phenomenon provides additional lift, keeps the MARS device stabilized, positions MARS within a very controlled and restricted location, and finally, causes MARS to pull up overhead to maximize altitude rather than drift downwind on its tether.

The Advantages of MARS over Conventional Wind Turbines are:

  1. low cost electricity – under 15 cents per kWh
  2. bird and bat friendly
  3. lower noise
  4. wide range of wind speeds – 2 to more than 28 meters/second
  5. higher altitudes – from 200 to 1,000 feet above ground level are possible without expensive towers or cranes
  6. fewer limits on placement location – coast line placement is not necessary
  7. ability to install closer to the power grid
  8. mobile
  9. ideal for off grid applications or where power is not reliable.

Initial MARS Target Markets include:

  1. developing and island nations where infrastructure is limited or non existent
  2. rapid deployment (to include airdrop) to disaster areas for power to emergency and medical equipment, water pumps, and relief efforts (ex. Katrina, Tsunami)
  3. off grid for cottages and remote uses such as cell towers and exploration equipment)
  4. and military applications.
Magenn Power Product Model 10kW
Rated Power 10,000 Watts
Size (Diameter x Length) 30 feet by 60 feet
Shipping Weight Under 3,000 lbs – depending on tether length
Volume of Helium 33,000 cubic feet (approx.)
Tether Height 400 ft standard – up to 1,000 ft optional tether length, in increments of 100 feet
Start-up Wind Speed 2.0 m/sec – 4.48 mph
Cut-in Wind Speed 3.0 m/sec – 6.7 mph
Rated Wind Speed 12.0 m/sec – 26.8 mph
Cut-out Wind Speed 25.0 m/sec – 53.7 mph
Maximum Wind Speed 28.0 m/sec – 62.6 mph
Temperature Range -40ºC /-40ºF to +45ºC/+113ºF
Generators 2 x 5 kW
Output Form Various Options Available: 120 VAC 60Hz – 240 VAC 50 Hz – Regulated DC 12-600V
Warranty Up to 5 Years
Life Cycle 10 – 15 Years
Price (USD) (Estimated) TBD
Availability 2009-10


Valcent Products Inc.

Valcent Products Inc,.

Investor Relations
Suite 1010 – 789 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1H2
Bob Faris or Steve McGuire or Gerry Jardine

Tel: 1-800-877-1626 or 604-606-7979



Valcent Products Inc. is a U.S. public traded company (VCTPF: OTCBB) with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and El Paso, Texas.

Valcent Products Inc. researches and develops life enhancing industrial, commercial and consumer products and processes that have mass consumer appeal and/or widespread commercial/industrial applications. All Valcent products and processes have patents or patents pending on integral technologies.

Vertigro Energy is a joint venture established with Global Green Solutions Inc. to market world wide Valcent’s patent-pending Vertigro bioreactor technology developed to provide a profitable and viable renewable energy resource and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

High Density Vertical Bioreactor

The Holy Grail in the renewable energy sector has been to create a clean, green process which uses only light, water and air to create fuel. Valcent’s HDVB algae-to-biofuel technology mass produces algae, vegetable oil which is suitable for refining into a cost-effective, non-polluting biodiesel. The algae derived fuel will be an energy efficient replacement for fossil fuels and can be used in any diesel powered vehicle or machinery. In addition, 90% by weight of the algae is captured carbon dioxide, which is “sequestered” by this process and so contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Valcent has commissioned the world’s first commercial-scale bioreactor pilot project at its test facility in El Paso, Texas.

Current data projects high yields of algae biomass, which will be harvested and processed into algal oil for biofuel feedstock and ingredients in food, pharmaceutical, and health and beauty products at a significantly lower cost than comparable oil-producing crops such as palm and soyabean (soybean).

The HDVB technology was developed by Valcent in recognition and response to a huge unsatisfied demand for vegetable oil feedstock by Biodiesel refiners and marketers. Biodiesel, in 2000, was the only alternative fuel in the United States to have successfully completed the Environmental Protection Agency required Tier I and Tier II health effects testing under the Clean Air Act. These tests conclusively demonstrated Biodiesel’s significant reduction of virtually all regulated emissions. A U.S. Department of Energy study has shown that the production and use of Biodiesel, compared to petroleum diesel, resulted in a 78.5% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

Algae, like all plants, require carbon dioxide, water with nutrients and sunlight for growth. The HDVB bioreactor technology is ideal for location adjacent to heavy producers of carbon dioxide such as coal fired power plants, refineries or manufacturing facilities, as the absorption of CO2 by the algae significantly reduces greenhouse gases. These reductions represent value in the form of Certified Emission Reduction credits, so-called carbon credits, in jurisdictions that are signatories to the Kyoto Protocol. Although the carbon credit market is still small, it is growing fast, valued in 2005 at $6.6 Billion in the European Union and projected to increase to $77 Billion if the United States accepts a similar national cap-and-trade program.

Valcent’s HDVB bioreactor system can be deployed on non-arable land, requires very little water due to its closed circuit process, does not incur significant labor costs and does not employ fossil fuel burning equipment, unlike traditional food/biofuel crops, like soy and palm oil. They require large agricultural acreage, huge volumes of water and chemicals, and traditional farm equipment and labor. They are also much less productive than the HDVB process: soybean, palm oil and conventional pond-grown algae typically yield 48 gallons, 635 gallons and 10,000 gallons per acre per year respectively.