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Nick Bergus posts a joke on Facebook about an Amazon listing for a 55-gallon tub of personal lubricant. Soon, he becomes the unwitting pitchman for the product. Social ads, anyone?
The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.
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.
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.
In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, at the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix, we spoke to Lisa Lilley, Shell's technology manager for Ferrari, about how Shell formulates the fuel and lubricants that it supplies to the Ferrari F1 race team.
Researchers are exploring "cooler" ways of making asphalt to curb its global warming emissions and costs.