After shutting its biofuel plant in January, Range Fuels is being forced to sell its assets after failing to make ethanol from wood chips at scale.
Seeking to boost its activity in renewable fuels, Chrysler is partnering with biofuels and chemicals start-up ZeaChem to speed adoption of cellulosic ethanol.
Critics say it is a failure of government policy, not science, that the U.S. is still so dependent on corn for its biofuels.
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.
Oregon State University researchers find tires made partially from trees to be cheaper, perform better, and offer more fuel efficiency.
Deal with Codexis seeks to make cellulosic ethanol more commercially viable through better biocatalysts.
Biofuel created from forestry or agricultural waste could replace a decent chunk of the annual gas use in the U.S. by 2030.
Company lands $166 million, more than anticipated, to help complete a 20 million gallon-per-year plant next year that uses a gasification process.
Cellulosic ethanol. Everyone loves it, but building it to scale will take quite a number of years.
A joint project of Applied CleanTech and Qteros combines feedstock made from sewage sludge and a microbe-based process for turning cellulose into ethanol.