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Qteros to bring ethanol-making bug to India

Cellulosic ethanol, which has been much slower in coming than hoped, gets a pathway to market in India through a deal with U.S.-based Qteros.

By January 4, 2011


U.S. unlikely to hit advanced biofuel goal, study says

National Research Council says that without "major technological innovation or policy changes" long-term targets for cellulosic biofuels are not likely to be met.

By October 5, 2011


Cellulosic-ethanol industry struggles to take off

Critics say it is a failure of government policy, not science, that the U.S. is still so dependent on corn for its biofuels.

By July 25, 2011


Microbe converts sludge into ethanol

A joint project of Applied CleanTech and Qteros combines feedstock made from sewage sludge and a microbe-based process for turning cellulose into ethanol.

By October 7, 2009


Financier Soros to invest $1 billion in clean tech

George Soros will invest $1 billion on clean-energy technology, and he plans to provide $10 million a year over the next 10 years for the newly created Climate Policy Initiative.

By October 13, 2009


Massachusetts goes green to relive tech glory

The Bay State used to rival Silicon Valley for tech industry leadership. Can green tech help it regain some of that cachet?

By June 23, 2009


BP, Soros Fund invest in ethanol-making microbe

Qteros, formerly SunEthanol, gets $25 million to commercialize a process that uses microbes, rather than enzymes, to make ethanol from non-food feedstocks.

By November 18, 2008


Small is beautiful for green-tech newbies

Even amid the economic gloom, smaller clean-tech start-ups in efficiency and renewable energy are being funded because demand for their products remains strong.

By December 10, 2008