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Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too. That's especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is being expanded to include a new variety of synthetic fuels. These experimental diesel alternatives are chemically identical to... read more

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Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by 


 
Mack Pinnacle natural-gas powered truck

Mack Trucks Updates Its Natural-Gas Powered Semi Tractors

Natural gas still hasn't really caught on as a fuel for private passenger vehicles, but it's slowly finding more success in commercial applications. The selection of... read more March 9, 2015 by 


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

A decade ago, the biofuel ethanol was viewed as one way to reduce the nation's consumption of oil for transportation fuel. In 2007, Congress approved the Renewable Fuels... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Will Biofuels Growth Require Cutting Down Forests? At Scale, Yes, Report Says

Would dramatically cutting emissions be worthwhile if it meant cutting down the world's forests to do it? That appears to be the dilemma faced by policymakers when it comes... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Natural-Gas Vehicle Sales Globally Won't Quite Double In 10 Years: Analyst

Cars running on natural gas have been around for decades now, and presently represent 2 to 3 percent of global auto production. Their tailpipe emissions are much cleaner than... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Tax Breaks Back For Electric-Car Charging Stations, Natural-Gas Cars, Through End Of Year

It's the end of another Congressional session, which means that a budget extension bill has now been rushed through and is likely to be signed. Called The Tax Increase... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

BMW To Phase Out Combustion Engines When? 10 Years, Analyst Claims

It's a vision that seems like something from a future century: a carmaker preparing to phase out combustion engines altogether. The notion that an entire brand could walk... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Will Biofuels Be Better For Plastics Than For Vehicle Fuel?

Turn the clock back to 2007--when Congress passed the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act--and biofuels like ethanol were apparently poised to solve the country's... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
The Mighty 190 Rap Video

Freaky Friday: Veggie Diesel Mercedes 190 Spawns Bad Rap Video

This black Mercedes 190 is far from the first Mercedes-Benz diesel car converted to run on used cooking oil--but it's probably the first to get its own rap song. This (NSFW)... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Best Use For Abundant U.S. Natural Gas: Powering Electric Cars

Natural-gas vehicles have never had much acceptance in the North American passenger car market, and even trucks powered by it are struggling. While natural gas is presently... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 (Image: Flickr user Aero Icarus, used under CC license)

Southwest Airlines Will Use Renewable Jet Fuel From Forest Waste

In the U.S., there isn't a lot of enthusiasm for automotive biofuels these days. Concerns over the potential impact on food supplies, the growing sales of practical electric... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo Van

Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Why Aren't Natural Gas-Powered Long-Haul Semi Trucks Selling Better?

We will likely never see battery-electric trucks enter the long-haul freight mainstream, but other alternatives to diesel fuel exist today. One is natural gas, which comes... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Jet Fuel From Tobacco Plants To Be Tested By Boeing, South African Airlines

Corn-based ethanol is, to say the least, a controversial topic. While it's shown promise as a viable renewable fuel, there are concerns that large-scale ethanol production of... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 

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