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lubricants

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Amyris cranks up biochemical production in Brazil

Amyris is set to begin producing chemicals at a large scale through a contract manufacturing deal--a big step for the renewable chemical and biofuels industry, which has struggled to scale up.

By Apr. 29, 2011

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Dow takes plunge into bioplastics in Brazil

In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.

By Jul. 19, 2011

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A/C Pro recharge kit: A DIY fix for aging car air conditioners

We test A/C Pro's claim that it can have your car's worn-out air conditioner blowing cold in just 10 minutes.

By Jul. 23, 2012

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Amyris hits production snags in biofuel operations

The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.

By Feb. 13, 2012

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Sugar for oil: Renmatix lands BASF as investor

Startup gets heavy hitter BASF as investor to advance new method of blasting wood chips with supercritical water at high temperature and pressure to break off the sugars in non-food biomass.

By Jan. 3, 2012

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U.S. ponies up for clean fuel tech

Federal government has more than $175 million it's looking to give to automakers and research groups working on technologies such as advanced car batteries.

By Aug. 11, 2011

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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

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Maine offshore energy project exceeds expectations

Ocean Renewable Power Company's underwater tide turbine has surpassed power supply predictions, and the company expects a commercial grid connection as soon as 2011.

By Aug. 19, 2010

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Paving the way for greener asphalt

Researchers are exploring "cooler" ways of making asphalt to curb its global warming emissions and costs.

By May. 29, 2008

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Soy moves from tofu to electrical transformers

To reduce the risk of explosions and pollution, some utilities are switching from petroleum to vegetable oils to insulate transformers.

By May. 19, 2008