renewables

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels

As industries go, agriculture represents one of the worst environmental offenders. Besides all the fertilizers, pesticides and water they use, farms also burn a lot of fossil fuels and money to keep t

Breakout Labs backs 4 startups that are “reprogramming nature”

A venture fund that backs very early-stage advanced tech and science startups, Breakout Labs, has invested in 4 new deals, according to founder and Managing Partner Lindy Fishburne. The fund, which is

Google Asks Utilities To Make It Easier For Companies To Buy Renewable Energy

Google has long had an interest in renewable energy and has now invested more than $1 billion of its own money in alternative energy projects. However, as the company notes in a blog post and white pa

Algae Biofuels Maker Solazyme Goes Public, Finally, Raking In $197.6 Million

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0004/8874/48874v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> Shares in Solazyme, the makers of algae biofuels and algae-based oils and chemicals us

Elevance Raises $100 Million More To Make Chemicals And Fuel From Plant Oils, Poultry Fat

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/logo-elevance.png" class="shot2"></img>Elevance Renewable Sciences— a Chicago area company that uses soybean-, corn- and sunflower oils, pou