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The genetically-modified plants break down their own cellulose, making it possible to use waste biomass to produce ethanol.
Research shows that pyrolysis is the most climate-friendly way to consume biomass.
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.
Plasma turns waste to ethanol.
Fuel from grass and wood chips could be big in the next 10 years–if the government helps.
Researchers have built and tested for the military a portable machine that efficiently turns waste into electricity.
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.