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Oil refiner chips in for wood-to-biofuel plant

Mascoma and investor Valero plant to build a $232 million plant to convert wood chips normally used for paper or lumber into ethanol, a step forward for the struggling cellulosic ethanol industry.

By December 9, 2011


In the lab, designing the ultimate biofuel bug

Start-up Joule Unlimited is on the forefront of using genetic engineering to replace petrofuels, trying to learn from shortcomings of other biofuel technologies.

By March 25, 2011


Inside Mascoma's ethanol-making bug lab

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.

By September 22, 2008


Wood-to-ethanol plant gets taker in oil refiner

Mascoma gets up to $50 million from oil refiner Valero Energy to build and use cellulosic ethanol from biorefinery in Michigan.

By January 13, 2011


Mascoma makes ethanol from wood--at small scale

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.

By February 26, 2009


Ethanol start-up Mascoma sheds staffers

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.

By November 14, 2008


Green news harvest: Mascoma, Konarka ramp up clean tech

Konarka to make 1 gigawatt of plastic solar cells a year, Mascoma to make ethanol from Michigan wood chips, environmentalists chided for not understanding business, off-shore wind moves ahead in Oregon, the Tango electric mini car, clean tech job creation

By October 8, 2008


GM to chase auto tech with VC arm

General Motors creates a $100 million fund to foster innovative auto technologies, betting that advanced tech will perk up sales.

By June 4, 2010


The cellulosic ethanol road map from Mascoma's CEO

Improving the microbes and building expensive factories are two of the hurdles awaiting the cellulosic ethanol industry.

By September 25, 2007


Marathon Oil, GM invest in ethanol maker Mascoma

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.

By May 6, 2008