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hydrocarbons

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Plants-to-hydrocarbons company Virent Energy lands funding

Second round brings $21 million to commercialize process for converting biomass to liquid fuels.

By Sep. 6, 2007

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15 space organizations join hunt for missing Malaysian jet

China activates an international charter started in 1999 to aggregate global space data from satellites in an effort to locate Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370.

By Mar. 12, 2014

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Tobacco farms--a vehicle for growing fuel?

Aiming for a breakthrough in biofuel production, Berkeley National Lab project seeks to tweak tobacco plants with hydrocarbon-producing properties of algae and cyanobacteria.

By Feb. 27, 2012

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Unmanned robot to troll Gulf oil spill for data

iRobot says its Seaglider, an unmanned underwater vehicle, will be used to track the presence of oil droplets from the BP oil spill in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

By May. 25, 2010

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Sugar cane diesel, gas, and jet fuel coming from Amyris

Sugar cane is mostly used for ethanol today, but Amyris says it will be a feedstock for more powerful fuels by 2010.

By Apr. 23, 2008

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2012 Buick LaCrosse, with eAssist, to start at $29,960

General Motors announced that the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist will be priced starting at $29,960 before an $860 destination charge.

By Jun. 8, 2011

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Buick offers better fuel economy with direct injection

New Buick models with direct injection engines offer "beefy" performance and better fuel efficiency.

By Jun. 3, 2011

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Fill 'er up with plastic? Waste turned into oil

Startup Agilyx raises $25 million to finance four planned plants that will take post-recycling plastic and convert it into synthetic crude oil.

By Dec. 20, 2011

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New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox

special report In the second installment of a four-part series, Crave's Eric Mack delves into the ways Ecuador's ambitious "City of Knowledge" could change Latin America -- and the wider tech world.

By Mar. 27, 2013

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Virent Energy to turn sugar into green gasoline

Are hydrocarbons made from biomass a better route for biofuels? A Wisconsin start-up will build a pilot plant to turn plants into gasoline, jet fuel, or diesel fuels.

By Mar. 20, 2009