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Switzer Builds 2000 hp Ethanol-fueled Nissan GTR (w/ video)

Switzer Performance has carved out a few special little performance niches for itself in recent years – most notably in alternative fuels tuning and for “advancing the state of the art” when it comes to electronic engine management systems. This latest car, which started life as a 485 hp R35 Nissan GTR, combines both disciplines, […]

September 18th

Video: Ethanol-fueled Nissan GTR Sets 1/4 Mile Record

Nissan’s R35 GTR is a performance icon. It’s also a car that we’ve featured here on Gas 2 in various forms over the years, most notably as a Switzer Performance-tuned, ethanol-fueled street terror. Keep in mind, we’ve never posted any sort of official acceleration times, but the comments and emails surrounding Switzer’s E900 and E1K-X posts always include the same question: how fast will it go?

June 13th

Algae-based Fuels Could Cut Foreign Oil Use by 17%

According to a team of researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, algea-based biofuels could replace up to 17 % of America’s petroleum imports each year, without a significant impact on fresh water use. The issue of where the water necessary to grow the algal components for the fuel is (arguably) the greatest singles source […]

April 22nd

GOP Puppet Group AAPS Moves to Block Ethanol and Biofuels

Every once in a while, I read something that doesn’t quite jive.  Sometimes it’s a simple typo or a misplaced decimal point, and a quick double-take + common sense will straighten things out.  Other times, like when I read a report on Autoblog Green about the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) predicting a […]

April 7th

Cleantechnica: Questions Surround GMO Algea Biofuel

We’ve covered some of the most recent advances in genetically modified bio-fuel sources here on Gas 2.0, and while all this exciting R&D might be regarded as revolutionary, Zachary Shahan – over on our award-winning sister site, Cleantechnica – reminds us that this sort of rapid progress also raises doubts among some about what the […]

April 6th