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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 Aug. 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 Nov. 18, 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 Jan. 7, 2009


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 Mar. 12, 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 Mar. 13, 2008


Multicultural biofuel made from toughest part of the plant

Lignin is tough stuff, but Washington University has a way to turn at least some of it into fuel.

By Jan. 16, 2008


'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 Dec. 4, 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 Apr. 21, 2008


Range Fuels gets $100 million to build ethanol plant

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

By Mar. 14, 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 Apr. 7, 2008