The Escape from Berkeley race will pit makers of vehicles that don't use petroleum-based fuel against each other in a mad dash from the Bay Area city to Sin City
Can microbes help us get off fossil fuel? Maybe.
Russia hopes to build tunnel beneath the Bering Sea to allow trucks and pipelines to connect Siberia and North America
A British Petroleum representative allegedly rewrote 44 percent of the oil giant's Wikipedia page, including the environmental sections. Some Wikipedia editors are crying foul.
Ford and Scotts Miracle-Gro are researching the use of coconut fiber reinforcement for molded plastic parts to reduce the use of petroleum.
Opel announces 5 new models of liquefied petroleum gas powered vehicles.
Eyeing Brazil, biotech company Amyris plans to raise $100 million to build facilities that convert cane sugar into replacements for petroleum-based fuels.
New regulation, focused on "carbon intensity," is aimed at cutting dependence on petroleum and on boosting alternative fuels.
Start-up Genomatica says it has a way to turn sugar into a pure version of the industrial chemical BDO at a lower cost than petroleum processes.