Second round brings $21 million to commercialize process for converting biomass to liquid fuels.
China activates an international charter started in 1999 to aggregate global space data from satellites in an effort to locate Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370.
Aiming for a breakthrough in biofuel production, Berkeley National Lab project seeks to tweak tobacco plants with hydrocarbon-producing properties of algae and cyanobacteria.
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.
Sugar cane is mostly used for ethanol today, but Amyris says it will be a feedstock for more powerful fuels by 2010.
General Motors announced that the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist will be priced starting at $29,960 before an $860 destination charge.
New Buick models with direct injection engines offer "beefy" performance and better fuel efficiency.
Startup Agilyx raises $25 million to finance four planned plants that will take post-recycling plastic and convert it into synthetic crude oil.
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.
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.