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Got a non-petroleum powered car? Race it to Vegas

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

By March 4, 2008


Fake petroleum on tap at industrial microbe conference

Can microbes help us get off fossil fuel? Maybe.

By July 30, 2007


Russian petroleum and electricity direct to North America

Russia hopes to build tunnel beneath the Bering Sea to allow trucks and pipelines to connect Siberia and North America

By April 19, 2007


BP accused of rewriting environmental record on Wikipedia

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.

By March 20, 2013


Has Ford gone cuckoo for coconuts?

Ford and Scotts Miracle-Gro are researching the use of coconut fiber reinforcement for molded plastic parts to reduce the use of petroleum.

By October 7, 2011


Opel launches five new LPG models in Germany

Opel announces 5 new models of liquefied petroleum gas powered vehicles.

By July 24, 2009


Sugar-to-diesel maker Amyris files for IPO

Eyeing Brazil, biotech company Amyris plans to raise $100 million to build facilities that convert cane sugar into replacements for petroleum-based fuels.

By April 19, 2010


Calif. sets low-carbon standard for cars

New regulation, focused on "carbon intensity," is aimed at cutting dependence on petroleum and on boosting alternative fuels.

By April 24, 2009


From sugar water to Spandex

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.

By June 3, 2009