Ford, like Audi, just invested 3.5 million Euro into a facility that is making synthetic fuel from air, water, and electricity. Could it possibly work?
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Chinese cuisine is all about frying things, and aircraft giant Boeing has a plan for all that used oil- it’s making it into a clean, renewable jet fuel.
The Navy has announced the construction of three new biorefineries with a combined capacity of 100 million gallons per year of military grade biofuel.
PUMP is a movie that shows viewers the alternative that currently exist to petroleum based fuels, and now there’s more than ever.
Lawmakers in D.C. have to act fast if they want to save The U.S. Highway Trust Fund according to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Ferrari was suddenly on form again at this year’s Chinese Grand Prix. Should a new ethanol blend from Shell be getting most of the credit for that podium?
Developed in Russia, a new method of extracting commercially viable biogas from farm waste is promising to revolutionize the biogas industry.
The landscape of American energy is changing. Fracking has opened up once inaccessible resources at great cost to the American public and environment.
It is tax season again and that means the annual plea from the Obama Administration for eliminating $4 billion in incentives for the oil and gas industry.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowskihas suggested that the United States use its home grown oil as a diplomatic tool in an increasingly tense world.
It wasn’t long ago that the alternative fuel media was abuzz with the potential of ethanol, but out-of-date mandates threaten to add to gas prices and dismantle the government’s ethanol policy. Now the whole industry could be at risk. Very quietly in November of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed scaling back the amount […]
The Wisconsin Smart Fleet was formed to ID state government and private business vehicle fleets that could benefit from alt-fueled vehicles.
A new process developed by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) in Abu Dhabi is pulling ethanol biofuel from desert plants fed by non-potable seawater- and it’s doing so more efficiently than many “typical” plant-based ethanol processors. The SRBC, with funding from Boeing, Honeywell, and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways is working to commercialize the sustainable […]
EcoVolt puts technology developed by the super-brains at MIT to turn brewery waste into biogas that can be used to generate clean, renewable electric power. The company is getting some real-world credibility, as well, now that the Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Cloverdale, California has signed on to be EcoVolt’s pilot brewery. By implementing the […]
Just about every time we write a post about ethanol- be it about a 2000 hp ethanol-fueled hypercar that makes 400% more power than the gas version but still gets the same MPG or about the US military switching its mobile units to biofuels– someone starts harping about ethanol raising food prices. Despite the fact […]
Though modern China has risen like a slumbering dragon to become an economic powerhouse, there are still plenty of old-school holdover traditions, like the extensive use of bamboo as scaffolding for working on modern buildings. The rest of the world has taken notice, with everything from mountain bikes to concept cars embracing this natural, durable, […]
Back in November, the US military announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, a small business incubator that exists help energy startups “navigate” the perilous business waters of Hawaii and the Asia Pacific regions while encouraging the sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies between the companies. Last week, […]
As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to expand access to alternative fuels and give American consumers more fuel options that save money and reduce harmful carbon emissions, the US Department of Energy has launched a new mobile app to help drivers find ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, LPG, and quick-charging EV stations to keep their alt-fuel […]
According to pro-ethanol group Fuels America, more than 1000 consecutive days of average fuel prices well over $3/gallon have taken their toll on Americans’ budgets and opinions – resulting in more than 80% of those polled saying they would support having E15 (a fuel blend that is, at most, 15% ethanol) available at their local […]
The Department of Energy has a $34 billion portfolio of loan guarantees to solar, wind, nuclear and other clean energy companies. In May it was released that just 2% of that portfolio represent losses, about $680 million. Still, with so many high-profile green start-up bankruptcies as of late, it’s worth revisiting the question of how […]