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Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell

Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell

Well, here's a novel idea for electric-car fans to kick off the week with. Zero-emission cars powered by electric motors shouldn't use batteries that can be recharged, because a public charging network is "a dead end." Instead, they should use flow-cell batteries that can be "refueled" in minutes... read more

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Neste renewable-diesel Superlite Coupe

Renewable diesel: 90 percent lower carbon emissions than regular diesel, Neste claims

The lifecycle carbon emissions of renewable diesel fuel are significantly lower than those of conventional diesel, says a new study from a company that sells the renewable... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Nikola One natural gas-electric semi truck

Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

What will Elon Musk think of this? There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. Unlike Tesla Motors... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

As VW pledges more electric cars, it supports biofuels as alternative

Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Chrysler 300S

Fiat Chrysler is last Detroit maker to convert cars to use E15

Corn growers and policymakers eager to blend greater amounts of ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies may have just achieved a significant goal. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
Brazilian sugarcane

Sugarcane, modified to produce oil, promises better biodiesel

Biofuels offer the promise of lower emissions, but they are often made from crops that might otherwise be used for food—or displace food acreage. Given the scale of... read more March 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award. It's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
USS Princeton refuels with biofuel in 2012 [Image: U.S. Navy via Flickr]

U.S. Navy's 'Great Green Fleet' Uses 10-Percent Biodiesel Even As Fuel Prices Plummet

The U.S. Navy is moving ahead with plans to fuel its ships with a diesel/biofuel blend, even though oil prices have dropped significantly since it first announced the plan... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get MORE Reasons To Rejoice (UPDATED)

Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Sedan Sales Now In Hundreds

After a long delay, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel natural-gas sedan is finally reaching customers. The car--which can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or... read more December 13, 2015 by


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveils fleet of CNG trucks

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Final 2016 Ethanol Rule: Fuel Blenders, Biofuels Interests Unhappy With EPA Numbers

Under the Renewable Fuel Standard passed in 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set annual targets for amounts of ethanol to be blended with... read more December 2, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2006 Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman Concept

EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Requirement For Gasoline

In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which includes a Renewable Fuel Standard requiring certain amounts of ethanol to be blended into the... read more November 20, 2015 by


 
Mack Pinnacle series

Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas

When it comes to lower-emission alternatives to diesel in long-haul trucks, natural gas has some positives. In addition to being cleaner burning, the fuel is in abundant... read more September 21, 2015 by


 
Audi sustainability chief Reiner Mangold and German Education Minister Dr. Johanna Wanka

Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Better yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose... read more September 4, 2015 by


 

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