KiOR finally falls. Here’s the back story and the lessons that should be learned.
University of Michigan researchers’ new method of producing isobutanol from inedible plant material could provide an alternative to ethanol, which drives up food costs.
NextFuels wants to make fuel from palm oil production wastes, and it hopes an ongoing environmental problem plaguing the palm oil business will make its business plan attractive to investors.
Next-gen biofuel company KiOR misses its production targets from its new biocrude making plant by 75 percent. It’s still slow going for these companies trying to scale up and compete with oil.
Researchers think the humble tunicate could be grown in huge colonies off the coast of Norway.
Right now the country disposes of 90 percent of the liquid produced during the distilling process. The byproducts could instead be converted into fuel and animal feed.
The funny little thing about shareholder voting at biofuel company Kior.
A biofuel startup with some stellar investors is making some big claims about its technology and production costs. But it will have to raise some serious money to prove itself.
Despite that venture funding for cleantech is cooling off, some companies are still able to get money for growth. For example, biochemical company Elevance Renewable Sciences has raised a $104 million Series E round from oil giant Total’s investing arm, and Malaysian conglomerate Genting Berhad.
President Obama wants more natural gas development, and with it he wants to see more natural gas powered cars on American streets. He announced Thursday a $30 million R&D fund to develop technologies that will make natural gas cars cheaper and safer to drive and refuel.