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cellulosic

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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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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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U.S. unlikely to hit advanced biofuel goal, study says

National Research Council says that without "major technological innovation or policy changes" long-term targets for cellulosic biofuels are not likely to be met.

By October 5, 2011

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In 'supercritical hydrolysis,' a new process for biofuels

Renmatix says its new process allows it to produce cellulosic sugars--from which some types of biofuel are derived--more cheaply than ever. SmartPlanet reports from Philadelphia.

By September 27, 2011

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Tires to match your cellulosic ethanol?

Oregon State University researchers find tires made partially from trees to be cheaper, perform better, and offer more fuel efficiency.

By August 6, 2009

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Wood-to-ethanol plant gets taker in oil refiner

Mascoma gets up to $50 million from oil refiner Valero Energy to build and use cellulosic ethanol from biorefinery in Michigan.

By January 13, 2011

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Qteros to bring ethanol-making bug to India

Cellulosic ethanol, which has been much slower in coming than hoped, gets a pathway to market in India through a deal with U.S.-based Qteros.

By January 4, 2011

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Shell ramps up cellulosic ethanol efforts

Deal with Codexis seeks to make cellulosic ethanol more commercially viable through better biocatalysts.

By March 11, 2009