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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.
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.