Having suffered from production snags and delays, Amyris gains $82 million comnmitment from Total to make fuels from sugar cane.
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Consumer electronics company is researching ways to convert CO2 into useful chemicals with sunlight.
The MIT spin-off lands $30 million to build a demonstration plant that makes ethylene from natural gas, rather than oil.
"The doctor's robot will see you now" may become a new refrain in hospitals.
Ocean Renewable Power says it will have its first grid-connected tidal generator online this fall.
Technical improvements in LED light arrays mean lamps can crank out more light per watt, making them more competitive with incumbent technologies for commercial customers.
Fenix International launches Kickstarter campaign to bring $300 off-grid solar charger to U.S. customers while it seeks to expand in Africa.
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To avoid the fate of Abound Solar, smaller solar companies need to improve cell efficiency and partner with larger companies to get a foothold in an environment of rapidly falling panel prices.
Rice University researchers make the components of batteries with paints. When combined with spray-on solar cells, the technique opens up a range of possibilities for energy-producing and -storing devices.