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    EcoMotors gets $23.5m boost from Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla
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    Don't count out the good old internal combustion engine just yet. A number of companies are working on new engine designs that can help pick up the slack until alternatives like electric motors and better batteries are ready for widespread consumption. One such venture is EcoMotors International, ...

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    Vinod Khosla stands by lithium ion batteries are "overhyped" statement; sees money to be made
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    Sun Microsystems founder Vinod Khosla has not been shy about making his bets on the automotive future known. Wherever there has been an opportunity to invest in or promote advanced ethanol, it seems Khosla was there, giving it at least a cursory look (see, for example, Coskata, which GM also ...

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    EcoMotors looking to expand in Michigan, build 100mpg diesel sedan
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    Earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, EcoMotors showed off a small diesel powerplant which used the boxer or pancake style of horizontally opposed cylinders. The small company believes that its engine design can provide the power of a much larger engine while retaining the fuel savings of a ...

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    Vinod Khosla writes about imprudent environmentalism and "Scheer nonsense"
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    I have got to tell you that the article linked to here is very long and takes a good while to get through. Then, after you have read the whole thing, you still need time to meditate on all of the points. But, after doing that, feel free to comment on some of the ideas that Vinod Khosla outlines and ...

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    Range Fuels (ex-Kergy) will open wood-waste-using cellulosic ethanol plant in Georgia
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    Range Fuels, Inc., known until just the other day as Kergy, Inc., will build a cellulosic ethanol plant in Georgia to turn wood waste into the biofuel. Range Fuels says its proprietary cellulosic ethanol technology can turn wood chips, agricultural wastes, grasses, cornstalks, hog manure, municipal ...

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    Vinod Khosla interviewed on PBS' NOW
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    It's no secret that Vinod Khosla likes ethanol. And he's more than willing to tell you about it. Or, in this case, David Brancaccio over at PBS' NOW. The subject of the show wasn't biofuels or ethanol per se, but "Corporate Compassion," so there's discussion about microlending along with the ...

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    Khosla: Ethanol is just a stepping stone
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    When I hear the name Vinod Khosla three things immediately come to mind - lots and lots of money, Sun Microsystems and ethanol. If you're not familiar with Mr. Khosla, the first thing you need to grasp is that he's one of Silicon Valley's most influential people. In 1982, he co-founded Sun ...

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    Mascoma getting closer to commercial production of cellulosic ethanol
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    Mascoma Corp., a company solely focused on converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, announced last week that a new partnership with Dartmouth College will bring commercial production of cellulosic ethanol one step closer. The partnership gives Mascoma access to several of Dartmouth's patents, and ...

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    Khosla challenges oil companies with cheap ethanol offer
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    Vinod Khosla, a socially conscious entrepreneur who funds clean energy ventures among others, is calling oil companies' bluffs on fuels not made from fossil fuels. Khosla (read more about him here and here) has offered to supply enough ethanol to the oil companies at a fixed price so they can sell ...

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