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With backing from GM, ethanol start-up hosts a tour of its biotech lab, where scientists are genetically engineering microorganisms that they hope will bring a breakthrough in ethanol production.
Improving the microbes and building expensive factories are two of the hurdles awaiting the cellulosic ethanol industry.
Cellulosic ethanol company says test facility using wood chips and grasses is producing at a rate of 200,000 gallons a year, a step toward commercialization.
To "get ahead of" future challenges brought by capital market turmoil, second-generation ethanol company lays off president and other executives in an effort to preserve cash.
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Refining giant and automobile mainstay invest in Mascoma's ethanol-making microbes, part of $61 million in third-round funding for the clean-tech start-up.
The ethanol maker, trying to move toward commercial-scale plants, raises an additional $50 million, according to report.
One of the darlings of cellulosic ethanol is breaking ground on its plant.
Cellulosic ethanol specialist start-up to build plants in Michigan, New York and Tennessee, with plans to experiment with different feedstocks.