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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 September 6, 2007

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Joule patents fuel made from water, sunlight, CO2

Biotech start-up receives a patent for a process where genetically engineered cyanobacteria make hydrocarbons directly during growth.

By September 14, 2010

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UK researchers invent 'artificial petrol' costing 19p per litre

British scientists are developing an artificial petrol that could cost as little as 19p per litre. The future fuel ditches hydrocarbons for the cleaner, more abundant element hydrogen.

By February 2, 2011

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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 March 20, 2009

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Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

NASA has created a recipe for the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and found that it has an "aromatic character".

By June 16, 2014

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150 reasons why bacon smells so good

Why oh why do those salty fried strips have such a hypnotic power over us? Scientists from the American Chemical Society are all over it.

By May 27, 2014

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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 March 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 February 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 April 23, 2008