The Department of Energy will provide grants under the ARPA-E program to research the use of algae to make biofuel instead of land based crops like corn. They won’t like this in Iowa.
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That $43 million gas station everyone is losing their s*** over? It’s not as bad as they want you to think. In fact, it’s probably kind of OK.
Developed in Russia, a new method of extracting commercially viable biogas from farm waste is promising to revolutionize the biogas industry.
A pair of new reports from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) may have finally buried the worldwide push for mass biofuel production.
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It wasn’t long ago that the alternative fuel media was abuzz with the potential of ethanol, but out-of-date mandates threaten to add to gas prices and dismantle the government’s ethanol policy.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.
Natural gas maven T. Boone Pickens has challenged Obama to follow through with his pro-natural gas State of the Union speech.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Governor Jerry Brown has signed six bills recently to encourage California drivers to buy electric vehicles. But does America’s largest market for hybrids and electric vehicles really need more buying incentives?