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New Ethanol Process Boosts Recoverable Energy By 2000%

July 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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%


Green News Roundup: Monday, November 14th, 2011

November 14th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

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.


Canadians Working to Turn Sawdust into Fuel

July 8th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Growing up, I found many uses for the excess sawdust left from my father’s work, including using it as kitty litter and cleaning up spilled liquids, (what an exciting childhood!) But could sawdust also be used to fuel our cars



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