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.
Gas station owners are looking to add new options like ethanol blends and electric charging stations to keep people coming back.
The EPA says it is collecting data on using ethanol as a motor fuel and may increase the mandated amount of it in the future — after 2025. Lots of people are making a lot of money from ethanol production. They would like the government to require us to buy more of it.
Nissan is working on fuel cell technology that uses bio-ethanol instead of hydrogen. The company says its system is less expensive and solves the refueling infrastructure problem that hydrogen has.
In an industry first, Speedriven has successfully installed and operated a standalone ECU system into a highly complicated Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG.
The BMW performance gurus over at Performance Design Unlimited have just launched an E85 fuel injection upgrade for BMW N55 turbo engines.
Pole-sitter Will Power was forced to sit out the race, ruining a lot of Fantasy Racer scores and practically handing the victory to a Penske teammate.
The 2016 season of IndyCar racing is off to a bad start if you’re not a Penske fan. Will Power is on pole, but who’s behind him? Find out here.
Ted Cruz is against putting ethanol in gasoline except in Iowa. Then he is all for it. In fact, the more the better.
The owner of this 2003 Mercedes CL600 wanted more speed and power, but not the expense of a brand new car. Add E85 and big turbos and it drives like new!
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.
Ford, like Audi, just invested 3.5 million Euro into a facility that is making synthetic fuel from air, water, and electricity. Could it possibly work?
Built by Switzer Performance out of Oberlin, Ohio, this E85-powered Nissan GTR just cleaned house racing against the fastest street cars in North America!
In the past five years, biofuels have fallen out of favor as plug-in cars have taken center stage, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place at the table for biofuels. Britain’s poop-powered bus not only makes use of naturally-occurring methane to power public transportation, it’s also setting land speed records too, reports the BBC. […]
A year end report from the United Nations says that using corn to make ethanol does more harm than good. Is ethanol officially over?
The price of turkey is high again in 2014, and some are trying to blame ethanol. Don’t buy their corn-fed BS. Climate change, not ethanol, is to blame!
A pilot project using bio-methane produced from a sewage treatment plant has led to the deployment of the U.K.’s first poop-powered airport shuttle.
Scottish start up Celtic Renewables uses waste from whiskey distilling to make butanol biofuel and animal feed.
Replacing gasoline won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, though urban algae farms on highway overpasses could devour many harmful CO2 emissions.
Nissan and Renault have plans to take over Latin America’s light truck market with vehicles like the unibody Duster Oroch 4×4 concept shown here.