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.
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.
Oregon State University researchers find tires made partially from trees to be cheaper, perform better, and offer more fuel efficiency.
Predictions on the cellulosic ethanol market
Deal with Codexis seeks to make cellulosic ethanol more commercially viable through better biocatalysts.
Photos: Coskata's cellulosic ethanol production
Biofuel created from forestry or agricultural waste could replace a decent chunk of the annual gas use in the U.S. by 2030.
It's bacteria power for Corvette in 2008.
Cellulosic ethanol. Everyone loves it, but building it to scale will take quite a number of years.