Fuel economy

Air Car in Showrooms by End of Year

Published on January 5th, 2008 | by Max Lindberg


Run your car on compressed air? Drivers in Europe may be doing just that by the end of the year with the air car, according to a report from the BBC… [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ov4t1P9bdGw" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" [&hellip... Read More


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Europe Faces Biodiesel Feedstock Crunch

Published on January 3rd, 2008 | by Clayton


Are biofuel mandates and tax credits such a good idea? It may be wise to learn from the EU’s experience… After passage of the new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) late last year (see earlier post), which [&hellip... Read More


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Happy New Year From Gas 2.0

Published on January 1st, 2008 | by Clayton

The team here at Gas 2.0 would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. After we all recover from the busy holiday season, you can expect things to start rolling with on-site coverage of [&hellip... Read More


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Chocolate Fuels Truck Across Sahara Desert

Published on December 23rd, 2007 | by Max Lindberg


What do they do with chocolate products they can’t sell? Off to the landfill to decompose and create methane. Wish they could just send it to me. Two young Britons, Andy Pag and John Grimshaw, have [&hellip... Read More


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Popular Mechanics: Ethanol Bill Bad News

Published on December 20th, 2007 | by Clayton


Congress and the president have spoken: ethanol is America’s new renewable fuel. Yesterday, President Bush signed into law energy bill H.R.6, which establishes a new renewable fuel standard in the United States (see Max’s earlier post). [&hellip... Read More


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Air Force Will Be Coal-Powered by 2011

Published on December 19th, 2007 | by Clayton


Not everyone has the same definition for the term ‘renewable-fuel’. The United States Air Force is well on their way to becoming coal-powered. On Monday, the USAF carried out a transcontinental test flight using a 50-50 [&hellip... Read More


New Algae System Could Supply All Our Energy Needs

Published on December 17th, 2007 | by Max Lindberg


[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Lvb53l_Nfys" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] All that green pond scum I used to avoid could well produce enough fuel to satisfy all the energy needs in the United States. That’s a pretty far out statement, [&hellip... Read More


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Car Hacker's Hummer Gets 60 MPG

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by Clayton


If you haven’ heard of the Motorhead Messiah, Jonathan Goodwin, let me introduce you: he hacks cars for a living, and he can get 60 mpg out of an H3 Hummer while doubling the horsepower and [&hellip... Read More


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Closed Loop Ethanol Plant Goes Bankrupt

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by Max Lindberg

The highly touted “closed loop” ethanol plant in Nebraska shut its doors last week and filed for bankruptcy. E3 BioFuels used biogas generated from cattle manure, provided by a nearby feedlot containing 25,000 head of feeder [&hellip... Read More

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