Renmatix says its new process allows it to produce cellulosic sugars--from which some types of biofuel are derived--more cheaply than ever. SmartPlanet reports from Philadelphia.
A number of biotech start-ups are targeting industrial chemicals and other high-margin additives first on their way to making petroleum fuel replacements.
In an effort to advance the biofuels industry beyond corn ethanol, the Obama administration launches a $510 million effort to make drop-in replacements for jet fuel and diesel for aircraft and boats.
Cool Planet Biofuels, a start-up that converts plant waste into biofuel, scores $8 million in funding via GE joint partnership with North Bridge Venture Partners. GE gets a seat on the board.
The stock for algae company Solazyme rises 15 percent in its initial public offering, raising $227 million to expand its biofuels and chemicals businesses.
Scientists take cradle-to-grave look at 14 diesel and jet fuels made from biomass, and identify key factors that make a difference in whether a biofuel is truly an environmental improvement.
While the ethanol industry faces more skepticism, biofuel companies making drop-in replacements for petrofuels are moving out of demonstration stage to larger-scale production.
Clean Edge research prediction of high growth for world's leading alternative energies is notable because firm has historically undervalued them.
The biofuels industry may be getting closer to turning on the spigot, but that won't do any good without enough filling stations and cars, Lux Research says.
Automotive News reports on the state of the biofuel industry.