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More than 16 million shares of the stock had traded hands by 2 p.m., more than 24 times its average of 657,166.
MagneGas also announced on Friday that it would exhibit and its CEO, Ermanno Santilli, would moderate a panel entitled "Making it Work: How Digester Designs Evolve to Meet Unique Operating Conditions" at the 7th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, the largest event of its kind in North America. More than 1,500 attendees are expected at the three-day conference from March 24th to the 26th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.