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Oil giant Total invests in butanol maker Gevo

Advanced biofuels company attracts investment from Total for a process to turn biomass into butanol, which can be converted into renewable gasoline and jet fuel.

By April 28, 2009


Cheers! Scottish team concocts whiskey car fuel

No, they aren't wasting your favorite vice: The butanol fuel is made from whiskey by-products that would otherwise be discarded.

By August 17, 2010


Gevo: From paint thinner to jet fuel

This article incorrectly described an aspect of butanol. The fuel can be effectively distributed through pipelines.

By July 19, 2007


Recycled newspapers could fuel your car, say scientists

Researchers at Tulane University have found a bacteria that can turn cellulose into biofuel. The Tulane team has been experimenting with old copies of the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper.

By August 30, 2011


Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.

By March 30, 2012


A forest epidemic turns into energy opportunity

Biofuel start-up Cobalt Technologies says it's found a way to make biobutanol with wood from forests ravaged by pine beetles.

By April 7, 2010


Ethanol alternative gains ground with new plant

Cobalt Biofuels opens plant in California to produce biobutanol from wood waste as other big names also invest in the non-food based biofuel.

By January 13, 2010


Ford researchers looking at algae as a potenial biofuel

Ford scientists are looking at algae as potential automotive biofuels.

By October 4, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Mom tests McAfee's new help center

CNET News reporter Elinor Mills and her mom took McAfee's free online cybercrime help center for a test drive, and Elinor shares her experience.

By April 28, 2009


Air Force OKs biofuel jet fuel mix in aircraft

The Air Force approves a blend of plant-based fuel with jet fuel for the first time, saying performance for pilots will not be affected.

By February 11, 2011