ethanol

Corruption

Why You Should Care About Trump's Man Crush on the Billionaire Who Saved His Casino

Carl Icahn is even older and richer than Trump––and in unique position to profit off his gig as a special adviser to the president.
Allie Conti
4.3.17
sustainability

José Andrés Wants the World to Cook with Sunlight and Biofuel

One of the least-discussed but most pressing issues in modern kitchens is their reliance on conventional but unsustainable fuels. World-renowned chef José Andrés is trying to change that, one solar cooker at a time.
Hillary Eaton
5.18.15
Hillary Clinton

Is It Finally Game Over for Ethanol?

The oil price slump plus rising congressional distaste for corn subsidies portends doom.
Leandro Oliva
4.19.15
distilling

Kentucky's Whiskey Fungus Problem Is Out of Control

Residents of Shively, Kentucky used take the black soot that covered their homes and cars as a given, not realizing that it was a preventable fungus caused by the nearby whiskey distilleries.
Matt Colangelo
11.3.14
Motherboard Blog

The Future of Corn Production May Be Underground

Time to start mining our food.
Michael Byrne
5.12.14
Motherboard Blog

The Biofuel Hope That Beats Gasoline for Climate Harm

Lifting corn waste from fields for fuel pulls CO2 and nutrients from farm soils. That's bad.
Michael Byrne
4.20.14
Motherboard Blog

The Oil Boom Doesn't Care if Your Chickens Are Freezing to Death

A bad time for propane and propane accessories.
Michael Byrne
2.9.14
Motherboard Blog

The EPA Backing Down on Ethanol Was Inevitable

A fake-green technology prepares to take its biggest hit.
Michael Byrne
11.16.13
Motherboard Blog

The US Is on Track to Be the Biggest Fuel Producer on Earth

Thank fracking and biodiesel.
Brian Merchant
9.16.13
Motherboard Blog

The Key To Making More Efficient Biofuels Is Taking the Wood Out of Wood

A new GM technology delivers plants with up to four times the fuel potential.
Michael Byrne
8.17.13