YC-Backed Industrial Microbes Is Engineering Bacteria To Produce Chemicals From Natural Gases

The trio of synthetic biologists behind Industrial Microbes, a new East Bay-based startup backed by Y Combinator, have had years of experience in working with biofuels. They met at LS9, a biofuels sta

Can Municipal Waste Power Our Cars?

One future source of green energy may be as close as the nearest dumpster thanks to companies vying to make fuel from trash. <a href="">Enerkem</a>, based in M

D.O.E. Grants $83 Million To Biofuels Startups (Not One Of Them In Silicon Valley)

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Maybe it's just a biofuels thing this year, but it seems like the feds are giving clea

Gevo, A Branson-Backed Biofuels Maker, Goes Public And Nets $95.7 Million

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> A Richard Branson- and Khosla Ventures-backed biofuels and biochemicals maker, <a href="

Metabolix Oilseeds Gets $203,000 Grant To Test 'False Flax' As Possible Petroleum Replacement

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> A Cambridge, Mass. biosciences company that makes plastics, chemicals and energy from

U.S.D.A. Giving INEOS Bio $75 Million Loan To Make Ethanol From Waste

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> INEOS New Planet BioEnergy — a joint venture between the biofuels division of the chemicals company

New Yeast With High Alcohol Tolerance Could Improve Biofuel Production

<img src=''> At the intriguing intersection of green tech and microbial genomics lies a <a href="

Additech's $4.6 Million Additive Funding

<img alt="" src="!img/content/musa_img_additec.jpg" title="Additech at the gas pump" class="alignleft" width="250" height="180" /> This week <a href="">Add

BP Buys Verenium's Biofuel Business For $98 Million

<img src=""> As oil continues to spill in the Gulf of Mexico, <a href="">BP</a> is looki

CleanTech Venture Investments Total $2 Billion In Q2, Exits Reach More Than $8 Billion

<img src="" alt="" /> Clean technology remains one of the hottest areas of venture funding. In the second quarter, cleantech venture

Going Green: Should you convert to Biodiesel? How does it work?

Every once in a while you might see a car go by with a sticker proclaiming “Powered by soybeans” or “I run biodiesel! Ask me how!” or some such message. No doubt you’re c