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Business news covering oil and bio-fuel, to solar and other energy industries.

VR tech thriving in surprising ways in Texas

Fuel.Tech CEO Oliver Diaz is wearing a Microsoft Hololens. Fuel.Tech develops virtual and augmented reality tools for training and management in the energy field. | Photo courtesy of Fuel.Tech.

June 22, 2017 - 10:54am

Texas nutrition company bets big on algae source of omega-3

Texas native and microbiologist Rebecca White joined Houston-based Qualitas Health in 2015 after working at Sapphire Energy in the algae-based biofuels field. | Photo courtesy of Qualitas Health

June 13, 2017 - 2:23pm

Arlington's pursuit of Tesla pays off with urban Supercharger

Tesla Model S and X electric vehicles line up at the Supercharger grand opening May 13. (Photos by Nicholas Sakelaris) 

May 19, 2017 - 4:39pm

Startups, universities bring drone technology to old-school industries

Kansas State University's Polytechnic UAS Program graduates 20 to 30 students each year. | Photos courtesy of the Kansas State Polytechnic Communications and Marketing team

April 5, 2017 - 9:23am

From oil rigs to construction sites, Texas embracing drone technology

Sky-Futures has performed inspections on offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas around the world. | Sky-Futures courtesy photo

April 3, 2017 - 5:58pm

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Burned by natural gas, energy firms dig different routes into bankruptcy

Brian Lawson and Kenesaw Burwell work on solar panels that the U.S. Energy Department is using to leverage a power purchase agreement with SunEdison and Xcel Energy. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/U.S. Department of Energy via Wikimedia Commons

March 2, 2017 - 1:41pm