57 Results for

cellulose

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Ford and Heinz want to cook up car parts from tomatoes

Heinz sure has a lot of extra tomato skins kicking around. The condiment company and Ford explore turning those skins into bioplastics.

By June 11, 2014

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Feeling bookish with handheld TrewGrip keyboard

This keyboard that attaches to mobile devices is shaped like a book and has keys on the back.

By August 12, 2013

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Aussies design paper plane drone for detecting bushfires

Researchers at the University of Queensland have created a disposable, biodegradable drone based on a paper plane.

By July 24, 2013

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Cellulosic ethanol maker Range Fuels goes belly up

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.

By December 5, 2011

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Sony MDR-R10: The world's best headphone?

In the late 1980s, Sony engineers went all-out to make a statement headphone, the MDR-R10. Too bad you'll probably never get to hear it.

By May 26, 2013

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Chrysler teams with cellulosic-ethanol firm ZeaChem

Seeking to boost its activity in renewable fuels, Chrysler is partnering with biofuels and chemicals start-up ZeaChem to speed adoption of cellulosic ethanol.

By August 15, 2011

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Cellulosic-ethanol industry struggles to take off

Critics say it is a failure of government policy, not science, that the U.S. is still so dependent on corn for its biofuels.

By July 25, 2011

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Steven Chu discusses 'all of the above' U.S. energy strategy

The U.S. government aims to improve energy production from renewables to oil, but what does that mean in practice? Energy Secretary Steven Chu explains.

By March 12, 2012

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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

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Sugar for oil: Renmatix lands BASF as investor

Startup gets heavy hitter BASF as investor to advance new method of blasting wood chips with supercritical water at high temperature and pressure to break off the sugars in non-food biomass.

By January 3, 2012