OPX Biotechnologies uses genetic engineering to speed the development of organisms that make chemicals and fuel.
Once thought too polluting, the two-stroke engine makes a comeback in advance of stricter fuel efficiency standards.
A New Zealand company uses microorganisms to convert carbon monoxide into ethanol and plastics precursors.
Modified yeast could help make ethanol from hard-to-digest materials.
High fuel prices make the cars cost-effective in Europe.
Startups say reduced mandates for oil companies make it difficult to finance biorefineries.
The startup LS9 reveals a discovery that could lead to biofuels that would work in conventional engines.
Safety upgrades are critical but could mean higher prices for oil and gas.
Technology Review visits an Amyris plant outside of Sao Paula, Brazil, and learns how the company turns sugar into diesel fuel.
California-based Amyris has used breakthroughs in synthetic biology
to reinvent biofuels. To turn its technology into an industrial process, it has headed to the land of sugar: Brazil.
A research project will make jet fuel without wasting fresh water or farmland.
Over the last several years, vast amounts of natural gas have been found in the Marcellus shale that lies underneath vast areas of western New York, western and northern Pennsylvania, and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. If geologists are right, the Marcellus shale could be the world’s second-largest natural-gas field in the world. The natural gas is held tightly trapped in the shale, but advanced drilling techniques have made it economical to drill for the gas. Much of the activity is centered in the counties south of Pittsburgh.
A startup unveils a high-yield process for making fuel from carbon dioxide and sunlight.