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Startup takes wood pellets in, turns out 'biogasoline'

Primus Green Energy has developed a process to convert wood pellets and natural gas into a high-octane gasoline. But can they do it cheap enough?

By February 14, 2012


Shell, Cargill invest more in Virent for biogasoline

Virent's technology for converting sugar water into replacements for gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel gets a boost with a $46.4 million investment from Shell, Cargill, and existing investors.

By June 8, 2010


Poop-powered zoo cart a dung deal in Denver

A gasification system is set to convert more than 90 percent of the Denver Zoo's waste into energy that can, among other things, fuel a rickshaw.

By March 27, 2012


Wood chips take acid bath en route to biochemicals

Startup Virdia raises funds to test making sugar from wood chips, making it one of many companies trying to create sugars from non-food sources for chemicals, biofuel, or animal feed.

By March 6, 2012


Sony envisions future with pay-as-you-go power

In the year 2030, Sony thinks we might swipe a card to use energy from one of our personal alternative power sources instead of from the electric company.

By February 14, 2012


Agrivida teaches biofuel crops to self-destruct

Seeking out cheaper biofuels, Boston-area start-up uses protein engineering to instruct sorghum and corn stover plants to break down more quickly into sugars.

By May 19, 2011


Green Tech news harvest: More-efficient solar cells and 'biogasoline'

Paying for solar on commercial rooftops; more-efficient polysilicon and thin-film solar cells; JPMorgan buys into carbon trading; biogasoline; and GreenFuel Technologies' progress could mean the first commercial-scale algae fuel plant.

By March 27, 2008


New energy act to fuel flow of 'biogasoline'

Ethanol is currently the star of biofuels, but new mandates will spur development of synthetic biofuels that mimic fossil fuels, policy analyst says.

By January 14, 2008


Shell ramps up cellulosic ethanol efforts

Deal with Codexis seeks to make cellulosic ethanol more commercially viable through better biocatalysts.

By March 11, 2009


Shell station in LA to offer hydrogen

The filling station, which will also dispense gasoline, is a baby step toward "mini networks" of fuel cell vehicles and ultimately, cleaner energy sources for hydrogen.

By June 3, 2008