BROOKINGS, S.D., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — VeraSun’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “VSE.” The listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange require that the company disclose that additional information is available upon which the New York Stock Exchange relied to list the company, and is included in the company’s listing application. This information is available to the public upon request. Read the rest of this entry »

EPOD Announces Sale

June 30, 2006

RENO, NV–(MARKET WIRE)–Jun 29, 2006 — EPOD International Inc. (the “Company,” “EPOD”) (OTC BB:EPOI.OBNews) (Frankfurt:EDU.FNews), a developer of advanced energy management technologies and solar equipment and panel manufacturer, announces product sales of USD$669,200.EPOD announces that it has secured product sales totaling USD$669,200. As of June 28, 2006, the Company has received payment of USD$428,000 (Four Hundred Twenty Eight Thousand Dollars) on this order. Read the rest of this entry »

June 29 (Bloomberg) — SolFocus sounds like a typical Silicon Valley startup: Eight employees, big ideas — and zero profit. Yet in mid-May, the phones at the eight-month-old company wouldn’t stop ringing.

The callers were venture capitalists, and they were dangling millions of dollars in front of the Palo Alto, California-based solar panel maker. Ty Jagerson, vice president of business development, says as soon as he’d start talking to one VC, another would call offering money. Read the rest of this entry »

PEKIN, Ill., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has a new three-year labor agreement with the unionized employees at its Pekin, Illinois facility. The union employees are represented by the United Steelworkers International Union, Local 7-662. Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK, NY– Medis Technologies Ltd. (NasdaqNM: MDTL) today announced that it has launched its planned program to deliver Power Packs to representatives of its potential customers and other people capable of influencing the markets for its Power Pack products. This list includes its distributors, mobile operators in the United States and other parts of the world, Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”), Enterprise Market companies, content and advertising providers, members of the military, the media, the investment community and political figures. Read the rest of this entry »

by Lynn Cowan, Dow Jones Newswires

Aventine, Second Ethanol IPO of Year, Proves a Letdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shares of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. declined Thursday in its trading debut and the second ethanol initial public offering this year. Stock of the Pekin, Ill.-based company fell 10.8 percent from its IPO price to close Thursday at $38.37 a share on the New York Stock Exchange.

Aventine’s shares had opened at $41.75 a share, down 3 percent from its IPO price of $43 a share. A total of 9.06 million shares were sold at the high end of Aventine’s price range, which lead underwriter Bank of America raised by several dollars Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

By Jim Suhr, AP Business Writer

Ford, VeraSun (VSE) Partner in Launch of Midwest `ethanol Corridor’ for Motorists

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Motorists seeking gasoline blended with ethanol will have one-third more sites to get the fuel in Missouri and Illinois under a program launched Thursday by Ford Motor Co. and the nation’s second-largest ethanol producer.

Ford, the nation’s second-biggest automaker, and VeraSun Energy Corp. said the program would add more than 50 sites offering gasoline and fuel blends of up to 85 percent ethanol — known as E85 — largely along Interstate 55 in Illinois and Interstate 70 in Missouri. Officials say it would create an “ethanol corridor” in the Midwest.Ford called the venture necessary, noting that fewer than 750 of the more than 180,000 fuel stations across the country offer E85, which runs in specially made flexible fuel cars. Most of the E85 fueling stations are in the Midwest. Read the rest of this entry »