You can convert your car to CNG or ethanol and see big returns in performance while reducing your carbon footprint, but cutting corners could cost you.
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For a hot second there, compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane seemed to be the solution to America’s energy woes, especially for commercial fleet owners. While the CNG/propane option took a hiatus with the debut of the all-new 2015 F-150, Ford is bringing it back for 2016. Buyers will have to pony up an additional […]
Researchers from the College of London have used a modified strain of E. coli to produce propane gas from glucose, giving propane renewable qualities.
PUMP is a movie that shows viewers the alternative that currently exist to petroleum based fuels, and now there’s more than ever.
Though Texas may not be a fan of Tesla’s direct sales model, the Lone Star state is ready to offer alternative-fuel vehicle buyers some extra cash.
Kyle Crispo didn’t build this propane-powered 1969 Mustang himself, but he did make this turbocharged pony car a whole lot better.
In the midst of an American natural gas boom, a harsh winter, and the temporary closure of the Cochin pipeline, has caused a bit of a propane crisis.
The Scuderi Group has developed a split-cycle combustion engine that runs on propane and utilizes compressed air storage to achieve up to 75% thermal efficiency, and they’ve signed a letter of intent to build four generators for the San Juan police department.
Avgas costs nearly $6 per gallon these days, and the lead-enriched petroleum-based fuel is highly, highly toxic. So, why not build a plane that runs on low-emission, high-octane CNG? Aviat has done just that, and they’ve released their new, clean-burning aircraft at the Oshkosh 2013 aviation show!
There’s been a lot of talk lately about bi-fuel cars running on LPG and propane, most notably from Chrysler and Lancia in Europe, but in the US as well, with several companies offering propane conversion kits. Propane has a few advantages of gasoline, of course. It tends to burn more cleanly, it’s cheaper, etc. Still, […]
After showing off a CNG-powered Chevy van at auto shows for the last few years (the same CNG-powered Chevy van), GM has announced that production of their CNG/gasoline “bi-fuel” commercial trucks has – finally! – begun. The new bi-fuel CNG trucks, powered by a 6.0 liter version of the company’s OHV “small-block” V8, will be […]
Here in the U.S. the future of fuel is still very much up in the air, and most automakers have barely tipped their toes into the waters of alt-fuel automobiles. European automakers, however, offer mainstream cars in a wide variety of fuels, including propane. Opel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GM, has announced that their flagship […]
Weaning America off of oil consumption isn’t just a matter of healing the environment; it is a matter of national security. Nothing appeals to conservatives more than national security…except perhaps fast cars. The Maxximus LNG 2000 a dual-fuel supercar, combines fast cars with the notion of domestic energy production securing America’s energy future. Last month, […]
If Kia’s chief powertrain engineer gets his way, the Korean automaker will continue its push to reduce harmful carbon emissions by building its future models (like the Rio-based Trackster, above) to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Dr. Joachim Hahn, speaking to the automotive press at the Geneva auto show last week, voiced his strong […]
The commercial shipping has taken a lot of criticism in recent years over its massive output of harmful carbon emissions. Proposed solutions to the problem have ranged from solar-diesel hybrids, to pure-solar car-haulers, to massive sailing ships … but AGA and Viking Cruise Lines may have a more “immediate” solution. In a bid to cut […]
In April Members of Congress introduced the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (NATGAS). The NATGAS Act creates tax treatment to subsidize the production, use, and purchase of natural gas vehicles. Supporters of the Act argue that it promotes fuel competition and reduces foreign oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions. There was one […]
Thinking about a DIY conversion to get your guzzler of petroleum and on to CNG? You’ll need a tank to store the pressurized gas – and now, thanks to CNG Cylinders International, you won’t be limited by a small storage cylinder. It may not be a sexy CNG-powered supercar or an ultra-clean, ultra-slick CNG Civic, […]
Good morning, dear readers. It’s time for your daily fix of green news from around the web. Some of this morning’s highlights include natural gas fuel injection for trains, the Chevy Volt won’t make its sales goals, and the next Acura NSX will be a hybrid. Westinghouse Working On CNG Fuel Injection For Trains [Green […]
Alternative fuels have a lot of negative press to overcome, first and foremost in my mind is the idea that only gas-powered cars are fast. Well my friends, tell that to Susan Roush-Mclenaghan who, along with teammate Donnie Bowles, took their propane-powered Ford Mustang to a second-consecutive drag racing championship a few weeks ago. Driven […]
Finally, it’s Friday, and as usual there’s a whole lot of cool news we just didn’t have time to cover, because there are so many great things happening in green tech. Some of today’s highlights include a sheriff’s department going green, authentic Nissan Leaf apparel, and China is strong-arming GM.