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Coskata CEO explains how to get to $1 a gallon ethanol

Here is Coskata's business plan in a nutshell: take garbage, make gas out of it, and feed it to microbes. Then a big company pays you to teach them how to do it.

By April 7, 2008


Coskata signs partner for 2010 ethanol plant

The race is on for cost-effective biofuels. Start-up Coskata signs on ethanol plant designer.

By February 6, 2008


Photos: Coskata's cellulosic ethanol production

Photos: Coskata's cellulosic ethanol production

By January 31, 2008


Photos: Coskata's celluslosic ethanol conversion process

The announcement from General Motors at this year's Detroit auto show that it had invested in Coskata, a producer of cellulosic ethanol, created buzz across the automotive world. Coskata says its proprietary process, which relies on a combination of gasification and fermentation by microorganisms, is up to six times more efficient than the production of ethanol from corn. The process can handle everything from switchgrass to industrial waste to household garbage, produces fewer emissions and noxious byproducts than comparable systems, and will result in ethanol with a production cost of around one dollar per gallon.

8 Images January 31, 2008


Jury's still out on ethanol, biofuels

Automotive News reports on the state of the biofuel industry.

By November 18, 2009


Wood-chip ethanol maker opens plant

Coskata says its hybrid ethanol technology, using thermochemical and biological processes, can produce environmentally friendly ethanol cheaper than gasoline.

By October 15, 2009


Dollar-a-gallon ethanol plant in U.S. operation next year

Pennsylvania lures cellulosic-ethanol maker Coskata to build a $25 million commercial demonstration plant that would make 40,000 gallons per year at $1 a gallon.

By April 25, 2008


Trash-to-ethanol company gets $19.5 million more

Coskata gets nearly $20 million as the debate over who has the best ethanol continues.

By March 13, 2008


GM spreads bets with investment in second ethanol start-up

Looking to prime the pumps for its FlexFuel cars, the Detroit-based automaker forms a partnership with Cambridge, Mass.-based cellulosic-ethanol specialist Mascoma.

By May 2, 2008


Range Fuels expands funding to speed cellulosic-ethanol production

Company lands $166 million, more than anticipated, to help complete a 20 million gallon-per-year plant next year that uses a gasification process.

By May 5, 2008