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

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 heart of two different reports on Volkswagen's recent actions in Europe this week. DON'T MISS: VW settlement with EPA... read more

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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


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Researchers Modify Oilseed To Lower Viscosity For Use As Biodiesel Fuel

Heading into another U.S. presidential election year, getting more biofuels into the U.S. gasoline supply continues to pose both political and logistical hurdles. But... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
Sectran Security armored truck

Armored Natural-Gas Plug-In Hybrid Truck To Hit The Roads

Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big... read more July 31, 2015 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Congress Approves Tax Fairness Updates For Liquid Natural Gas

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'... read more July 30, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Group Pushes EPA To Add More Biodiesel In Renewal Fuel Standard

Enthusiasm for alternative fuels has dropped considerably over the past few years. Despite a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating its use, ethanol isn't doing too well... read more July 27, 2015 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

E10 Is Less Corrosive Than Ethanol-Free Gasoline, Research Says

Ethanol is a beleaguered fuel these days, with national availability E85 nowhere in sight, rollout of E15 seemingly stalled, and concerns over its full carbon footprint hotly... read more July 20, 2015 by


 
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 E85 Concept

State Laws On Ethanol In Gasoline: Only Seven States Require E10 Blend

Under the Renewable Fuels Standard passed in 2007, the Federal government requires certain volumes of ethanol to be blended into the U.S. transportation fuel supply. However... read more July 17, 2015 by


 

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