New Ethanol Process Boosts Recoverable Energy By 2000%

With so much focus on electric cars these days, it can be easy to forget how much money and effort is being funneled into biofuels. Ethanol has gotten a bad rap in recent years, with everyone from conservative deficit hawks to liberal environmentalists deriding it as a red herring. But a new breakthrough from researchers at Michigan State University increases the amount of recoverable energy by about 2000%.

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Green News Roundup: Monday, November 14th, 2011

With another weekend behind us, it is time to look forward to what is sure to be a busy week in the green news world. That’s because the L.A. Auto Show is almost upon us, and I will be joining Susanna Schick in the City of Angels for a number of green car unveilings. But that’s not until Wednesday. Today in the green news roundup, the electric Tron motorcycle gets a price, Bob Lutz thinks Tesla will “make it,” and cellulosic ethanol still needs to get cheaper.

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