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The advanced-biofuels industry is in danger of withering away.
Fuel from grass and wood chips could be big in the next 10 years–if the government helps.
Virdia plans to make cheap sugars from wood chips, tackling the industry’s greatest challenge.
Demand for corn-derived fuel is driving up food prices, but new technologies could help.
Startups say reduced mandates for oil companies make it difficult to finance biorefineries.
A 1.4 million gallon demonstration-scale plant will use waste biomass to make biofuel.
A new strain of bacteria could make cellulosic ethanol cheaper.
ZeaChem starts construction in Oregon, but plans elsewhere have stalled or been scaled back.