Bruce Thorndike
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What is the name of your company or organisation?
Alternative Biomass Solutions
What is your position in your company or organisation?
What does your company of organisation do?
Our company is made up of specialists in both biofuels and auquaculture/mariculture areas. With this combination we focus on the growing of macro algae (sea weed) for the purposes of ethanol as well as biogasification production.

We have over 5 years experience in both the cultervation of macro algae as well as the production of biofuels.
In which African countries does your company or organisation operate?
We are at present based on the West Coast of South Africa but are looking at opportunities in other African Countries as well as US and Europe.

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Biomass from macro algae (seaweed)

Our company is called Alternative Biomass Solutions and is a partnership between biofuel and mariculture/aquaculture specialists. We have a great deal of experience in growing macro algae for aquaculture purposes and have converted that knowledge into producing biomass for ethanol as well as biogas. Our yields per hectare are substantially larger than any other biomass we have encountered.

We are currently based on the West Coast of South Africa but are looking for potential projects… Continue

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

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At 11:19am on May 23, 2011, Suza Adam said…
On the 17th & 18th October 2011 the first Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre South Africa.

Called Viridis Africa, the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their interest and investment criteria.
Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector. They would also include North American, European funding agencies, major Asian industrial conglomerates, technology specific investment funds and major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

Please note that the deadline for your business proposal submission is 30th of July 2011.

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At 11:29am on December 9, 2009, Ng Zhimao said…
Dear Bruce,

Salvo Global has launched a Masterclass that targeted at Engineers and other technical staff who do not have formal training in financial management, but who require a better understanding of the concepts of cost management and capital project evaluation. In addition, the related concepts of profits, assets, productivity and profitability will be addressed.

We really wish Engineers or Technical experts like you could spare time to attend this Masterclass

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With Regards

Ng Zhimao

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