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Fuel from grass and wood chips could be big in the next 10 years–if the government helps.
By changing the way certain organisms process sugar, UCLA researchers have shown how to produce more biofuel.
Rising corn prices are already affecting everything from the cost of tortillas in Mexico City to the cost of producing eggs in the United States.
Demand for corn-derived fuel is driving up food prices, but new technologies could help.
Research shows that pyrolysis is the most climate-friendly way to consume biomass.
A new way to make hydrogen from corn or potatoes could make fuel-cell vehicles more practical.
The corn ethanol industry is booming, but cellulosic biofuel production is far behind schedule.
Startups say reduced mandates for oil companies make it difficult to finance biorefineries.
Startup Algenol partners with Dow Chemical on a demonstration ethanol plant.