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Chrysler teams with cellulosic-ethanol firm ZeaChem

Seeking to boost its activity in renewable fuels, Chrysler is partnering with biofuels and chemicals start-up ZeaChem to speed adoption of cellulosic ethanol.

By August 15, 2011


Microbes to start making ethanol, chemicals

Cellulosic ethanol start-up ZeaChem begins construction on a plant in Oregon that will use a microorganism found in termite stomachs to convert wood into fuel.

By November 18, 2009


'Green' gas and diesel get boost in biofuel grants

Federal government pumps more than $600 million in projects to demonstrate advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol and plant-based replacements for diesel, jet fuel, and gasoline.

By December 4, 2009


Termite stomach bug to make ethanol

Start-up ZeaChem raises $34 million to build a cellulosic ethanol plant that uses the microbes in termites' guts, rather than genetically designed specialty bugs.

By January 7, 2009


Companies to watch in green tech: Transportation

News.com reporters list the five companies leading the charge in greening up the automotive industry.

By April 21, 2008


Coskata CEO explains how to get to $1 a gallon ethanol

Here is Coskata's business plan in a nutshell: take garbage, make gas out of it, and feed it to microbes. Then a big company pays you to teach them how to do it.

By April 7, 2008


Is vinegar the secret ingredient for biofuels?

ZeaChem devises a process in which a microbe from termite guts converts plant matter into acetic acid. The acid is then turned into fuel.

By March 12, 2008


Turning wood chips into fuel

Menlo Park, Calif.'s ZeaChem has come up with a way to turn wood chips into ethanol that will sell for around $1.50 a gallon or less when it comes out in 2010. Brewing and petrochemical technology go into the mix. News.com Editor at Large Michael Kanellos talks with founder Dan Verser and CEO James Imbler about their plans for cheap fuel.

March 14, 2008


Trash-to-ethanol company gets $19.5 million more

Coskata gets nearly $20 million as the debate over who has the best ethanol continues.

By March 13, 2008


Range Fuels gets $100 million to build ethanol plant

There's a big ol' refinery coming to the woods of Georgia.

By March 14, 2008