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GM offers 20 vehicles for B20 Biodiesel in new Lineup

GM offers 20 vehicles for B20 Biodiesel in new Lineup

January 22, 2017 |

In Michigan, General Motors announced eight new diesel vehicle options hitting the roadways in 2017 – 2018, and a full line-up of twenty different diesel models, from passenger cars, to pickups and SUVs, to commercial vans and low cab forward trucks – all of which are approved for use with B20. GM’s announcement, along with […]

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Singaporean researchers hit the jackpot with GM yeast to produce butanol from food waste

Singaporean researchers hit the jackpot with GM yeast to produce butanol from food waste

July 11, 2016 |

In Singapore, researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a genetically modified a type of Yarrowia lipolytica yeast that can produce butanol from fats in food waste, as much as half the weight of the original feedstock. Ten genes are added to the original yeast to produce the butanol, a process that also […]

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Oak Ridge National Lab uses super computers to simulate GM of lignin

Oak Ridge National Lab uses super computers to simulate GM of lignin

July 8, 2015 |

In Tennessee, turning trees, grass, and other biomass into fuel for automobiles and airplanes is a costly and complex process. Biofuel researchers are working to change that, envisioning a future where cellulosic ethanol, an alcohol derived from plant sugars, is as common and affordable at the gas station as gasoline. The key to making this […]

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G&M and Pearson to open 13 E85 sites in Southern California in the next year

G&M and Pearson to open 13 E85 sites in Southern California in the next year

April 20, 2015 |

In California, Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company are opening an E85 Flex Fuel location in San Diego. The event is intended to kickoff the announcement of 13 E85 site openings over the course of the next 13 months, built through a collaboration between Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil. The stations will all be located […]

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Chrysler, Ford and GM approve E15 for new cars

Chrysler, Ford and GM approve E15 for new cars

October 3, 2012 |

In Detroit, major US car companies, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors have approved the use of E15 in their new vehicles, a 5 percent increase from the current E10 approval. General Motors will begin the approval with its 2012 models and Chrysler and Ford will begin with their 2013 models. This is a major step […]

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GM, Total, Khosla, Blackstone among Series D investors in Coskata

GM, Total, Khosla, Blackstone among Series D investors in Coskata

August 22, 2011 |

In Illinois, Coskata announced a first close of its Series D round of financing.  The major investors from previous rounds participated, including The Blackstone Group, Khosla Ventures, Total Energy Ventures International (part of Total, one of the world’s major Oil and Gas groups), ATV, Globespan Capital Partners, General Motors, Arancia, and Sumitomo. Coskata plans a […]

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Brazil to invest $22B in ethanol expansion, as GM CEO says ethanol has not much future in US

Brazil to invest $22B in ethanol expansion, as GM CEO says ethanol has not much future in US

June 8, 2011 |

Ethanol: Market growth management challenges in Brazil; market development challenges in US In Brazil, 2,000 industry executives gathered at UNICA’s biennial Ethanol Summit in Sao Paulo. Among the highlights, Brazilian state-owned development bank BNDES announced that it will make $18-22 billion in loans to the sugarcane and ethanol sector. The move was made in order […]

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GM biofuels lead says pumps are the key to ethanol growth

GM biofuels lead says pumps are the key to ethanol growth

[ 0 ] February 2, 2011 |

VB Research released an interview with General Motors Biofuels Lead, Dr. Candace Wheeler. “In the United States we have about 125,000 fuelling stations and only 2,500 of those are E85 compatible,” said Wheeler. “So, 90% of the people who own a flexfuel vehicle don’t have a pump in their zip-code. 50% don’t have one in […]

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Top Tweets: "Ford, GM join legal fight against ethanol change"

Top Tweets: "Ford, GM join legal fight against ethanol change"

[ 0 ] December 20, 2010 |

CleanBeta: Biggest Battle Yet for Biofuels Begins emcconne_reads: BlackRock leads $30 million round for biofuels company LS9: Biofuels and biochemicals company LS9 just got a new CEO. HumanityNews: Green News: Ford, GM join legal fight against ethanol change methesenergies: Canada Renewable Fuels Standard Takes Effect greeneconpost: #renewableenergy Report Shows POET’s Project LIBERTY an Economic Boon […]

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Xylogenics, Lallemand Ethanol Technology partner to develop GM yeasts

Xylogenics, Lallemand Ethanol Technology partner to develop GM yeasts

August 12, 2010 |

In Indiana, Xylogenics and Lallemand Ethanol Technology announced they have signed an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialize genetically enhanced ethanol producing yeasts for first generation fuel ethanol production. Xylogenics is using its extensive knowledge of yeast genomics in cooperation with Lallemand to engineer a new class of industrial ethanol yeast strains. These enhanced yeasts […]

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