Poet LLC plans to reopen the former Altra Biofuels plant in nine months, creating as many as 45 jobs.
A Purdue University-based company has reached a deal giving Chinese and Danish firms access to a patented product that makes
it easier to turn wood chips, grasses and other agricultural wastes into ethanol.
Converting the U.S. trucking industry to natural gas will benefit manufacturers including Columbus-based Cummins Inc., T. Boone Pickens says.
Carmel-based Telamon Corp. rose to become one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the area largely by serving telecommunications giants. Now it is veering off its traditional course to supply racing teams with an ethanol-based fuel made from Indiana corn.
Hoping to spur alternative vehicles, lawmakers want to double the size of tax breaks on cars that run on natural gas. That
could be good news for Indiana, where Honda Motor Corp. produces the natural-gas-powered Civic GX in Greensburg.
At Purdue University, the quest for a new missile and spacecraft fuel has
brought together an oil-and-vinegar mix of rocket scientists and food scientists.
Stellarwind is believed to be the first algae-oil company in Indiana and among dozens of others around the country at the
forefront of what’s being called the third wave of biofuels production.
Indianapolis-based engineering and consulting giant RW Armstrong has become lead investor in an upstart ethanol firm that
would apply novel technology to make the automotive fuel without using corn as the key ingredient. It would be the first big
commercial plant in Indiana to make the alcohol fuel with so-called cellulosic material–the holy grail, of sorts, in the
A former Silicon Valley sales executive and a Cincinnati investment manager have formed a venture fund here that’s trying
to raise $100 million to invest in the new darlings of the investment world: clean technology firms. Clean Wave Ventures founders
Scott Prince and Rick Kieser are banking on soaring energy costs attracting investors to the risky but potentially lucrative
realm of alternative energy and transportation and related fields.
The list of potential Hoosier ethanol plants is nothing short of astounding for a state that had just one ethanol-fuel distillery
as recently as 2005. Beyond the six ethanol plants now operating and six others under construction, Purdue University agricultural
economist Chris Hurt counts 27 others under consideration for Indiana.