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July, 2012:

UPDATE: MagneGas Secures Initial $2.7 Million Equipment Purchase Order From Clear Sky Energy Of Mexico

Clear Sky Energy’s purchase of 300Kw refinery launches MagneGasexpansion in Mexico and Latin America

TAMPA, Fla., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MagneGas Corporation (“MagneGas” or the “Company”) , the developer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today that Clear Sky Energy S.A. de C.V. (“CSE”), has agreed to purchase a 300Kw MagneGas refinery for $2.7 million, plus 5% royalties based on MagneGas related gross revenues, and will serve as a distributor of MagneGas(TM) fuel in Mexico and Latin America. The initial contract with CSE calls for Definitive Agreements with a corresponding $865,000 payment to be executed on or before November 1, 2012, with an initial deposit of $100,000 to be paid on or before July 27, 2012 of which $20,000 has already been received. CSE, formed in 2010, focuses on the development and distribution of sustainable, green energy technologies in Mexico.

Under the terms of the agreement, CSE will purchase and install a 300Kw MagneGas refinery at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico. In return, CSE will serve as the exclusive distributor forMagneGas fuel in Mexico and as a non-exclusive distributor in Latin America. CSE also has an option to purchase an additional five 300Kw refineries over the next 5 years.

“We are excited to work with MagneGas and look forward to distributing the company’s superior metal cutting fuel throughout Mexico and Latin America,” stated Manuel Juan Marcos Gonzalez, President of CSE. “We are impressed with the fuel’s ability to cut metal effectively, quickly and in an environmentally-friendly way and look forward to working with the company to expand its international customer base.”

“MagneGas is thrilled to build a strategic partnership with CSE as we continue to execute on the second phase of our growth strategy and expand our geographic reach,” commentedErmanno Santilli, CEO of MagneGas Corporation. “Mexico and Latin America provide a tremendous a growth opportunity for our business as their economies develop and their needs for metal cutting grow.”

To be added to the MagneGas investor email list, please email with MNGA in the subject line.

The MagneGas iPhone App is now available for free at the Apple App store on the iPhone or at .

About Clear Sky Energy S.A. de C.V.

CSE, formed in 2010, focuses on the development and distribution of sustainable, green energy technologies in Mexico. In particular, Clear Sky Energy maintains a focus on helping the energy industry in Mexico dispose of traditionally challenging waste and waste material in ways that are significantly more environmentally conscious and friendly when compared to current methods. CSE and its principals have deep ties to the energy industry in Mexico. CSE will be a leader in assisting companies deal responsibly with newly adopted regulations aimed at better protecting citizens and the environment in Mexico and Latin America.

About MagneGas Corporation

Founded in 2007, Tampa-based MagneGas Corporation is the producer of MagneGas(TM), a natural gas alternative and metal working fuel that can be made from certain industrial, municipal, agricultural and military liquid wastes following the receipt of appropriate governmental permits.

The Company’s patented Plasma Arc Flow(TM) process gasifies liquid waste, creating a clean burning hydrogen based fuel that is essentially interchangeable with natural gas. MagneGas(TM) can be used for metal working, cooking, heating, powering bi fuel automobiles and more. For more information on MagneGas, please visit the Company’s website at .


This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements relate to future events, including our ability to raise capital, or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The Company is currently using new antifreeze, vegetable oil and ethylene glycol to produce fuel until proper permits to process used liquid waste have been obtained.

For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our public filings with the SEC are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at .

SOURCE MagneGas Corporation

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New commitment for Bali trash

Edition: Thursday, July 05 2012

New commitment for Bali trash

by Luh De Suriyani on 2012-07-05

Four regional administrations and a private investor have renewed their commitments to effectively process solid waste into electricity supplies, as promised during the signing of an initial agreement in 2005.

The agreement, called the Public Private Partnership for Solid Waste Management, brought together four regencies and mayoralty — Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan — to work together with private investor PT Navigat Organic Energy Indonesia (PT NOEI) to process waste at the designated Suwung waste processing plant near the Sanur area.

Every day, the management transported 400 tons of solid waste from four regencies and tried to process it as alternative electricity energy.

“When signing the agreement, PT NOEI promised to be able to produce 9.8 megawatts (MW) of electricity supplies processed from daily trash,” explained I Kadek Agus Adiana, head of the management team.

Up to June, the company could only produce 1 MW of electricity.

“The provincial administration should be more patient as PT NOEI is the only investor that is willing to deal with waste processing at Suwung. The company has also spent around Rp 120 billion (US$12.84 million) in investments. Moreover, the company did not charge any tipping fee for processing waste since 2005,” added Adiana.

Adiana added that PT NOEI has decided to apply new waste processing technology called “plasma gasification”, which is considered an eco-friendly method and the latest waste processing technology.

Plasma gasification can be described as a process to covert organic-solid waste into synthesis gas (syngas) by using plasma processing. The technology is widely used as waste treatment technology, as it allows full decomposition and disintegration of organic components. The process is intended to be a net generator of electricity, depending upon the composition of input waste, and to reduce the volume of waste being sent to landfill sites.

The Bali provincial administration has previously warned the management and the company to realize the waste-based electricity program by 2013 at the latest.

Failing to meet the deadline, the administration will invite other potential investors to deal with waste processing and produce higher capacities of electricity.

“It would be difficult for any investor who wants to put money into this lack-luster project. The present investor has suffered quite huge financial losses,” said Adiana.

The management and company have only processed waste on a landfill site. “Only Badung and Denpasar are able to transport waste to the landfill, while Gianyar and Tabanan have no money to do so,” Adiana added. Ketut Wisada, head of the Denpasar sanitation and landscape office, said that the investor would face possible sanctions if commitments were not met.

Catur Yudha Hariani, an activist at the Bali Environmental Education Center, said that the local authorities had not yet adopted integrated waste processing management.

“The policy is contradictory,” she said, adding that it would be wise to allow communities to process their own trash.

“Community-based waste processing benefits the people in terms of economy and the environment. It is also effective and inexpensive,” Hariani said.

Big Step Forward for EnergyPark Peterborough As Technology Licence Agreement signed with Tetronics

Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL) is delighted to announce that a Technology License Agreement has been signed with Tetronics Ltd, the world leaders in DC plasma arc systems. The Agreement gives PREL permission to use Tetronics’ patented technology to deal with Air Pollution Control (APC) residues created onsite at EnergyPark Peterborough.

The groundbreaking EnergyPark Peterborough project, which was granted consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in November 2009, will be the first sustainable biomass from waste power station of its kind in Europe. Drawing upon a mix of best available technologies, PREL will achieve maximum diversion of waste from landfill, creating renewable energy and recycled products at the same time. Tetronics’ plasma-enhanced waste recovery systems will play a vital role in achieving that sustainable cycle and ensuring that the greatest value is taken from the waste input.

Following the gasification of a clean biomass fuel, the hazardous Air Pollution Control (APC) residues, which would traditionally be sent to landfill, will instead be collected and safely transferred to the colocated plasma unit. Tetronics’ plasma technology will then separate and destroy all the hazardous components in the residue, generating a totally safe inert product, similar to granite. This non hazardous product called Plasmarok® can then be re-used as a glass or building aggregate in a range of applications, achieving close to zero residues remaining.

Commenting on the deal, CEO of Tetronics, Stephen Davies, added:

“We are delighted to sign the Technology Licence Agreement with PREL, a pioneering company

leading the way in waste management in this country.

“Tetronics has decades of experience in the UK, Europe and Asia, processing problematic wastes, such as APC residues, in a stable and cost†effective way.

“We are very confident that this development will be a trailblazer for others to follow.”

One man’s trash, another’s power

Published : Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 
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The Phnom Penh Post

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Phnom Penh’s mountains of garbage might be keeping the city’s lights on as early as 2015 if all goes according to plan, developers and city officials have said.

Under a new proposal presented to Phnom Penh Municipal Hall last Tuesday, the Green Asia Global Corporation is going ahead with a study to determine the feasibility of a waste gasification plant at the capital’s Dangkor dumpsite that would convert more than1,200 tons of waste into 30 megawatt-hours of electricity every day, said Ly Thanh Binh, general director and CEO of Green Asia Global.

Gasification is a process in which solid waste is heated and converted into a natural gas-like fuel that powers a steam turbine, leaving behind only a small amount of non-toxic ash – about 30 to 50 kilograms per ton of garbage, says Ly.

“We project that we’ll reduce the dump size to 3 to 5 per cent of what it is today,” said Ly, explaining the company will take an additional 150 tons out of the landfill every day, on top of the new trash being brought in daily.

The company plans to sell the power to Electricite du Cambodge at a price of 9.5 USD cents per kwh.

“At 9.5? That’s great,” said Iv Visal, deputy director of distribution at EDC.

According to Visal, Phnom Penh requires 370 megawatt-hours of power each day, 135 of which are imported from Vietnam at a price greater than that proposed by Green Asia.

“According to the contract, [Vietnam] must give us 200 megawatt-hours, but they have a shortage, so they give only 135,” he said, adding that the rate had recently increased by 30 per cent. “We want lower rates so we can sell to the customer lower.”

However, the municipal hall has requested a deposit of US$10 million from Green Asia Global as proof that its intentions are serious.

“Some companies are not real doers, so that is why the governor of Phnom Penh proposed to this company to deposit money first,” said Cheak Ang, a director of the municipal hall’s environment department.

Ly expressed concern at the size of the deposit, noting that the company’s only revenue stream would be the sale of the electricity.

Nonetheless, he added, the idea of a deposit was “not a dead end. We can show the money.”

40 MW Gasification Plant to Recycle ELV Shredder Fluff in Midlands

40 MW Gasification Plant to Recycle ELV Shredder Fluff in Midlands

16 July 2012

A facility that will use gasification technology to recycle 350,000 tonnes of shredder residue from end-of-life vehicles and household appliances each year as well as generate 40 MW of electricity is being developed in the West Midlands by Innovative Environmental Solutions (IES).

IES – a joint venture between European Metal Recycling (EMR) and Cranford, New Jersey based advanced gasification technology manufacturer, Chinook Sciences – claimed that once complete the plant will be the world’s largest End-Stage-Recycling plant.

The joint venture added that it will be deploying new recycling techniques and Chinook Sciences’ state-of-the-art RODECS recycling and gasification technology.

The net result will be the production of 40 MW of environmentally sustainable electricity and the recovery of over 190,000 tonnes of additional recycled materials in the form of plastics, glass, clean aggregates and metals.

According to IES, when it comes to end of life vehicles the metals, which account for 75% of the total, can be relatively easily recovered, however the challenge of effectively recovering the non-metallic remainder represents a significant barrier to the UK increasing its recycling rate from around 85% currently to the 95% EU goal it must meet by 2015.

The deployment of the RODECS recycling and gasification technology will be integral to EMR’s ability to achieve this goal whilst at the same time saving an estimated 2 million tonnes of C02 Emissions.

The facility will encompass the deployment of four of Chinook Sciences RODECS systems, which Dr. Rifat Chalabi, chairman & CEO of Chinook Sciences said would ensure that all valuable materials in the feedstock are recovered, including the energy rich organic materials that are ultimately the source of the electricity.

“The process is clean and efficient and will set a new benchmark for the recycling of end of life vehicles and consumer goods,” he added.

IES said that it has already gained planning permission at additional sites for similar facilities.

UAE nuclear plant gets environmental OK

2:23pm BST

DUBAI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s environment agency has approved plans for the United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said on Sunday, adding that it is still awaiting a construction license.

The no objection certificate from the environmental regulator is one of several approvals needed for construction to begin on the two reactors at the Barakah nuclear power plant.

“Nuclear energy is one of the ways in which Abu Dhabi is demonstrating its commitment to the environment, as nuclear energy plants emit almost zero carbon emissions during operations,” ENEC chief executive officer Mohamed Al Hammadi said.

“With four nuclear energy plants delivering electricity to the grid by 2020, we will be delivering 5,600 megawatts of low carbon electricity to the national grid,” he said, adding the plants should avoid emitting about 12 million tonnes of carbon each year.

The UAE, one of the world’s highest per capita emitters of the climate-warming gas, in December 2009 awarded a South Korean consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) a contract to build four nuclear reactors to meet rapidly rising demand for electricity.

Last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, caused by a huge earthquake and tsunami, has prompted some countries to reconsider their atomic ambitions.

The UAE wants to reduce its dependence on imported natural gas but after applying for permission in December 2010, ENEC still does not have a construction licence from the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

(Reporting by Daniel Fineren; Editing by Stephen Powell)

Putting a price on CLP’s fuel costs and environmental emissions caps


Howard Winn
Jul 11, 2012

CLP is on a mission these days to explain to the business community and the public that rising fuel costs and environmental improvements will result in higher electricity fuel tariffs. The company is still smarting from its brush with the government in December when it wanted to raise tariffs by 9.2 per cent but ended up with a 4.9 per cent increase after a messy government-inspired public spat.

Speaking at a British Chamber of Commerce lunch yesterday, CLP managing director Richard Lancaster reiterated the message, albeit in more restrained tones than his chairman Michael Kadoorie did at the company’s AGM in February.

Lancaster pointed out that to meet the government emission caps in 2015, CLP would need to double its use of natural gas and reduce the amount of coal it uses, even though coal is a cheaper fuel. However, the relatively cheap supply of natural gas the CLP has used from the Yacheng gas field south of Hainan Island is due to expire in the next two years. This, incidentally, is brought to Hong Kong by the world’s second-longest subsea gas pipeline that is nearly 800 kilometres long.

The government shoehorned CLP into a gas deal with PetroChina (SEHK: 0857announcementsnews)that will supply Hong Kong and other parts of China with gas from Tajikistan via a 9,000 kilometre pipeline that is due to link up with CLP’s Black Point Power Station at the end of this year.

CLP concedes the deal is a good one for them, with the gas priced at more or less market prices, with a bit extra added for the pipeline distribution.

“We have looked and we cannot find a better deal,” Lancaster said. But he said that when the new gas source came on stream, CLP’s gas bill would increase fivefold after factoring in additional prices and the increased volume required. “The floodgates are opening – we cannot continue to manage our tariffs at this level. If we were to swallow that cost, CLP would go out of business very quickly – in a matter of a few years,” Lancaster said.

He added that CLP had used up the various funds – the tariff stabilisation fund and the fuel clause – which it uses to stabilise tariffs. What he didn’t say was that Donald Tsang’s government was unwilling to explain to the public that higher electricity tariffs were necessary to pay for the fuel to meet the government-set emission targets.

He pointed out that Singapore, which uses 80 per cent natural gas to provide electricity, has seen electricity tariffs increase 68 per cent over the past seven years and will rise another 4 per cent this year, while Sydney’s tariffs have more than doubled over the same period.

Looking further ahead, the government is supposed to set tighter emission caps for 2020, which can only be achieved by increasing the supply of electricity from nuclear power stations. But those consultations have been put on hold since the meltdown in Fukushima.

HITting the switch on solar

We see that Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) switched on its swish new solar power installation yesterday. The company has installed 129 solar photovoltaic panels above the Terminal 4 gatehouse, making it the fifth-largest solar PV system installation in Hong Kong from the private sector. The panels will produce approximately 19,200 kWh of electricity a year, or enough to power a four-member household in Hong Kong for around three years.

The solar PV panels will be used to power the canopy floodlights, gatehouse office lighting and security office equipment.

Unlike previous solar installations at HIT, these panels are directly wired into the CLP grid to generate power rather than generate heat, allowing the lights and equipment to automatically switch back to CLP power (SEHK: 0002) if there is not enough solar power to sustain their operations.

This leads us to the thought that it is just as well HIT is a customer of Kadoorie’s CLP. If it was a customer of Hongkong Electric (SEHK: 0006), HIT probably wouldn’t be so willing to divert cash out of Li Ka-shing’spocket.

12 MW Plasma Gasification Facility Completed in France

02 July 2012

Bordeaux, France based CHO-Power – a wholly owned subsidiary of clean technology and renewable energy specialist, the Europlasma Group – has completed construction work on a 12 MW waste to energy facility inMorcenx that utilises plasma gasification technology.

The company said that plant is scheduled for start up by late July or early August this year, with commercial operation at half power is due to commence in autumn.

A scheduled ramp-up period of one year to deliver the maximum power of 12 MW will begin following commissioning.

The company claimed that the plant is the most powerful of its kind in the world and that construction came in on budget.


The process implemented at the 18,000 square metre facility is divided into three main stages. First the waste is crushed and heavy inert substances and metals are removed. If necessary, the mash is dried using the heat of the process.

The company explained that everything is mixed in a buffer zone in order to obtain a homogeneous fuel, the ‘CHO-Fuel’, guaranteeing the optimal operation of the rest of the process.

The fuel is then fed into the gasification reactor to be transformed into syngas. CHO said that this gas is then taken to high temperature to be refined, i.e. the tars generated by the gasification process are thermally cracked at 1200 degrees C.

The company said that this operation is carried out in its patented ‘Turboplasma’ equipment.

CHO Power’s parent company Europlasma is a specialist in the field of plasma torches systems

According to CHO tar cracking is an essential stage for using the gas engines to produce electricity. The syngas is then cooled down and its heat recovered.

The clean gas is then used to fuel gas engines that drive a generator to produce electricity.

Growing business

The patented technology is owned by CHO Morcenx, an SPV company in which CHO Power has 25%stakeholding (75% being owned by our major financial partner) – to be increased to 45% once some important milestones are met.

CHO added that all operating contracts for the plant (feedstock, off-take, etc…) are fully secured and the electrical grid connection is operational.

According to the company plant represents and investment of over 40 million Euros and took 17 months to complete.

In addition the company said that in the UK it has joined forces with Sunrise Renewables Companies to develop four biomass and waste to power projects with a total net power production of 37.5 MWe.

The company said that the projects are located in four UK Ports, Hull, Barry, Sunderland and Barrow to take advantage of both the UKs internal and external transport infrastructures.

All projects have received planning permissions, grid connections are secured, feedstock and power off take contracts are being finalised with reputed local energy and biomass suppliers.

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