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The $25 million pilot plant, expected to be completed in a year, will use wood chips, corn stover and switchgrass to make natural gas.
The freeze in financing and tax-based incentives is hitting renewable energy project developers and manufacturers hard. The U.K., meanwhile, makes the case for biogas.
There's plenty of enthusiasm for funding the latest green-tech or alternative-fuel company. The problem is the economy stinks, and doesn't look like it will improve anytime soon.
With cellulosic ethanol plants delayed by the economic downturn, Range Fuels and Verenium plan to make ethanol from wood chips and grasses starting next year.
IST Energy launches the Green Energy Machine (GEM), a machine the size of the semi-tractor truck flatbed that makes electricity and heat from plain old garbage.
On the heels of a weak ending for venture funding in 2008, a clean-energy stock index falls further than the overall market, with solar and biofuels battered the worst.
RSA chief scientist Ari Juels explains why classical literature has a place in IT security, and what to make of security in radio frequency identification.
Algae demonstration plant in Colorado, Pacific Ethanol's quarterly loss, a peek at a quiet clean-tech energy investor, using biomass from Hurricane Ike instead of coal, Fisker expands in Michigan, and the ethanol "blend wall."
Consumers and business owners seeking to install solar power can turn to these Web sites for interactive maps and cost estimates.
Plus: carbon regulations, a hybrid battery for cars, Mitt Romney's case for auto bankruptcy, CEO lobby for carbon regulations, and Obama calls for quick action.