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Dow Chemical is building a plant to make polyethylene from sugarcane at costs that rival petrochemical production.
Every clean-tech startup these days claims to have a breakthrough that will finally make renewable and clean energy sources cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels. But are we really on the brink of a clean-energy economy?
A new transport method involving ice crystals could make it practical to get natural gas from remote areas, with no worries about explosions.
Microreactor developers race to turn troublesome gas into usable crude oil.
Vast amounts of the clean-burning fossil fuel have been discovered in shale deposits, setting off a gas rush. But how it will affect our energy use is still uncertain.
Combining synthetic biology and solar technology could provide a way to trap carbon dioxide and produce fuel.
An improved catalyst could help oil refineries get more gasoline out of a barrel of crude petroleum.
A new process extracts high-value carbon black from methane.