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petroleum

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Lego to stop producing petroleum-based plastic bricks

Lego announces a $150 million plan to seek a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to the oil-based plastics it has traditionally used.

By June 29, 2015

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University of Michigan study weighs efficiencies of hydrogen and pure electric vehicles

For the time being, it appears that battery-electric vehicles confer the greatest benefits, but hydrogen is hot on the trail.

By February 3, 2016

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'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

German cleantech company Sunfire GmbH has unveiled a machine that converts water and carbon dioxide into synthetic petroleum-based fuels.

By November 18, 2014

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Lego ends partnership with Shell over Greenpeace campaign

Lego has succumbed to pressure from Greenpeace over its long-term promotional contract with petroleum giant Shell.

By October 9, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Opel launches five new LPG models in Germany

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

By July 24, 2009

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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