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Study Says That Algae Could Replace Petroleum And Soybean Diesel

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel

Drive a Hybrid? Race It at the Fuji Speedway!

September 8th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The Fuji Speedway had a slightly unusual race last month – instead of supercars going super fast, rows of perfectly normal hybrid cars lined up for a two-hour endurance race called the Summer Eco Car Cup 2011. The race is held every year in August, and anyone with a hybrid car is welcome to participate. Oh, and the car has to be one you can buy at a dealer – perfectly normal hybrid cars only

Skoda Superb Offers Luxury, Legroom, and a 53 MPG Diesel Engine

August 4th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Czech automaker Skoda has released the specs on its large sedan, the Superb, and what they're offering isn't what you might expect. This 53 mpg diesel-powered sedan has a Greenline option uses just 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. That's about 53 mpg, and as an added bonus, it has rear passenger footrests, for the little dictator in all of us

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