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.
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.
Three senators reach deal to repeal the $6 billion-per-year ethanol tax credit by the end of July, an agreement that must still be passed by Congress.
Although vote may ultimately be symbolic, move underscores increasingly hostile attitude toward federal ethanol support.
Mascoma gets up to $50 million from oil refiner Valero Energy to build and use cellulosic ethanol from biorefinery in Michigan.
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.
With tax credits up for renewal, former VP Al Gore says that massive subsidies for first-generation ethanol were a mistake--and that he was wrong to support them in the heat of campaigning.
Despite an ongoing controversy, new study finds that moving from 10 percent ethanol in gasoline to 15 percent would be fine for new and older vehicles.
At Demo Fall 2010, E-Fuel Corporation is showing off its home and business "reactor" that converts organic waste into ethanol or electricity.