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Virdia plans to make cheap sugars from wood chips, tackling the industry’s greatest challenge.
Startups say reduced mandates for oil companies make it difficult to finance biorefineries.
ZeaChem starts construction in Oregon, but plans elsewhere have stalled or been scaled back.
ZeaChem’s pilot plant will make ethanol using termite microbes.
Startup Coskata has opened a “semi-commercial” ethanol plant to demonstrate its technology.
Amyris’s large-scale demonstration plant will make diesel from sugarcane.
An Israeli startup says that it has a cheap process to make biofuels from cellulosic materials.
Mascoma has announced several advances that may lead to a cheaper, more efficient process to turn biomass into ethanol.