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Advanced biofuels maker Gevo files to go public

Gevo seeks to scale up its process of using plants to make isobutanol, a renewable hydrocarbon that can be used to make chemicals and liquid fuels, including jet fuel.

By August 13, 2010


Oil giant Total invests in butanol maker Gevo

Advanced biofuels company attracts investment from Total for a process to turn biomass into butanol, which can be converted into renewable gasoline and jet fuel.

By April 28, 2009


Gevo: From paint thinner to jet fuel

This article incorrectly described an aspect of butanol. The fuel can be effectively distributed through pipelines.

By July 19, 2007


Air Force OKs biofuel jet fuel mix in aircraft

The Air Force approves a blend of plant-based fuel with jet fuel for the first time, saying performance for pilots will not be affected.

By February 11, 2011


Kior files to go public for advanced biofuels

While the ethanol industry faces more skepticism, biofuel companies making drop-in replacements for petrofuels are moving out of demonstration stage to larger-scale production.

By April 12, 2011


WeatherBill insures farmers from extreme weather

Using cloud-based data analytics, WeatherBill seeks to reduce risks for farmers, as investor interest grows in agriculture and in technologies to adapt to climate change.

By March 2, 2011


Termite fuel picks up steam

blog Venture capitalists are starting to invest in the concept of turning organic material into fuel.

By March 9, 2007


CNET News Daily Podcast: Mom tests McAfee's new help center

CNET News reporter Elinor Mills and her mom took McAfee's free online cybercrime help center for a test drive, and Elinor shares her experience.

By April 28, 2009


Ethanol alternative gains ground with new plant

Cobalt Biofuels opens plant in California to produce biobutanol from wood waste as other big names also invest in the non-food based biofuel.

By January 13, 2010


Branson's Carbon War Room takes aim at profits

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson says businesses need to take the lead on global warming and replacing fossil fuels to avoid to "the mother of all recessions."

By April 5, 2011