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Mazda borrows a page from Porsche's playbook

Mazda's MX-5 Spyder concept features a tent-style soft top that's similar to a biofuel engine.

By November 2, 2011


Molecules for sale: Biofuel outfits bet on chemicals

Making industrial chemicals from plants is easier to crack into than the cut-rate world of transportation fuels for young green-tech companies seeking a commercial foothold.

By May 9, 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


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


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


A few minutes in the sky with Richard Branson

The Virgin Group billionaire talked to CNET in-flight about why he doesn't see Elon Musk's SpaceX as a competitor and what he thinks BP should do next.

By June 30, 2010


Gevo: From paint thinner to jet fuel

Caltech spinoff Gevo gets funding from Virgin Fuels to make butanol, a biofuel with some advantages over ethanol.

By July 19, 2007