19 Results for

butanol

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Report: China-U.S. transport race hinges on resources

The U.S. can't compete with China's lithium supply and billions in government backing, but has advantages in other key areas, says Accenture report.

By January 19, 2011

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Intel plugs into portable fuel cell maker Lilliputian

Trying to succeed where others have not, Lilliputian gets Intel as investor and partner for miniature fuel cell designed to charge smartphones and other small gadgets.

By November 16, 2010

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Ford researchers looking at algae as a potenial biofuel

Ford scientists are looking at algae as potential automotive biofuels.

By October 4, 2010

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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

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ARPA-E funds fuel-making microbes, batteries, carbon capture

ARPA-E, the Department of Energy agency created to research clean-energy breakthroughs, puts an additional $106 million into 37 commercial and academic ventures.

By April 29, 2010

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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