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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 Apr. 12, 2011


Kior lands state loan to make 'biocrude' from wood

Biofuel company Kior gets $75 million loan from Mississippi to scale up its catalyst-based process for turning biomass into gasoline or diesel fuel.

By Aug. 30, 2010


DOE readies giant wood-to-fuel loan guarantee

Kior said it has a term sheet for a $1 billion loan guarantee from the DOE to build four plants that will convert wood chips into a gasoline substitute.

By Feb. 4, 2011


Vinod Khosla slams '60 Minutes' for clean tech report

Venture capitalist calls report, which featured him and one of his portfolio companies, an "agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting."

By Jan. 14, 2014


Startup takes wood pellets in, turns out 'biogasoline'

Primus Green Energy has developed a process to convert wood pellets and natural gas into a high-octane gasoline. But can they do it cheap enough?

By Feb. 14, 2012


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


Khosla: Environmentalists, get out of way

Famed tech investor Vinod Khosla says green tech will succeed when entrepreneurs follow their vision for disruptive technologies rather than expect consumers to pay a premium for green products.

By Sep. 27, 2011


Green-tech companies look overseas for foothold

To navigate uncertain policies in the U.S., clean-tech start-ups are trying to grow on the cheap and get first products online in China and other countries.

By Nov. 20, 2010


Vinod Khosla: In energy, ignore the experts

Techno-optimist and investor Vinod Khosla thinks that innovators need to think big and ignore the conventional wisdom when it comes to energy technologies.

By Mar. 3, 2010


Clean-energy miracles: Myth or viable strategy?

A debate is growing between techno-optimists who argue for a sharp increase in clean-energy research to pursue breakthroughs and those who say we should push harder on existing green technologies.

By Sep. 24, 2010