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New catalysts convert glucose into a valuable chemical feedstock.
Scientists develop microbes that convert food scraps into energy.
The CEO of Amyris Biotechnologies says genetically engineered microorganisms could make better jet fuel.
Startup LS9 is developing microbes that produce hydrocarbons.
A new way to make hydrogen from corn or potatoes could make fuel-cell vehicles more practical.
The genetically-modified plants break down their own cellulose, making it possible to use waste biomass to produce ethanol.
Propane chemically derived from corn could be used in heating and transportation.
A California biotech company is engineering microbes to produce cheap biofuels that could outcompete ethanol.
Forget ethanol: it’s hard to transport and gives bad mileage per gallon. Another alcohol, butanol, is a much better renewable fuel, says the president of BP Biofuels.
A veteran venture capitalist’s new energy.