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cellulosic

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California to use 1 billion gallons less gasoline in six years?

A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance charts reductions in gasoline use, and estimates future reductions due to CAFE and ZEV rules.

By May 5, 2014

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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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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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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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Amyris hits production snags in biofuel operations

The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.

By February 13, 2012

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Scaling up: Joule funded for test-tube biofuel

Startup Joule lands $70 million in private equity to build larger-scale plants that make diesel fuel directly from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrients in solar panel-like bioreactors.

By January 17, 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

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Oil refiner chips in for wood-to-biofuel plant

Mascoma and investor Valero plant to build a $232 million plant to convert wood chips normally used for paper or lumber into ethanol, a step forward for the struggling cellulosic ethanol industry.

By December 9, 2011

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USDA awards $44.6 million for biofuel projects

Projects funded include those utilizing ethanol, biodiesel, and landfill gas made from a variety of renewable biomass resources.

By November 2, 2011