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Natural-Gas Vehicle Makers Propose New Unit: Diesel Gallon Equivalent

Natural-Gas Vehicle Makers Propose New Unit: Diesel Gallon Equivalent

How do you ensure that all fuels are treated equally, and that customers are aware of the benefits and drawbacks to every alternative to gasoline power? One of the most effective ways is to compare a new fuel to one consumers are already familiar with. That's why a group of natural gas advocates... read more

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Natural Gas-powered Kenworth truck (Image: Flickr user TruckPR)

Natural Gas For Long-Haul Trucks: Which Version Makes More Sense?

LNG or CNG? If that just looks like a jumble of letters to you, we're talking about liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas--and so is the trucking industry. Natural... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
Fuel filler of Volkswagen Gol, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicle

A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in... read more May 22, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Gol and Saveiro, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles

Driving Entirely On Ethanol: Brazil’s Volkswagen Gol Flex-Fuel Vehicle

What’s it like to drive on pure ethanol, known as E100, without a drop of gasoline in the car? In the case of the Brazilian Volkswagen Gol, it’s quite... read more May 19, 2014 by 


 
Hydrogen fueling station at California State University, Los Angeles [photo: Axelle Bader]

Another Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens In LA, With Fuel-Cell Cars On The Way

Another hydrogen fueling station opened in southern California yesterday, this one at California State University, Los Angeles. The university's Hydrogen Research and Fueling... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Austin, Texas (by Flickr user milpool79 via Wikimedia)

Texas Electric-Car Purchase Rebates Up To $2,500 To Start Soon

Texas will soon become the latest state to reward electric-car buyers with a check. The Lone Star State will implement a rebate program, announced last fall, that will give... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Powered 2015 Chevy Impala To Start At $38,210

General Motors has released pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel model, a full-size sedan that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline. The... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

EPA Resets Ethanol Rules To Reflect Reality: Cellulosic Sources Don't Exist

For many months now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced a dilemma: What to do about its rules that millions of gallons of cellulosic ethanol be blended into... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi i electric car at San Antonio Missions National Historic Park

Nine New Projects Announced For Clean Vehicles In National Parks

If you're planning a summer vacation to a U.S. national park this summer, you may start to see a few changes when you get there. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

Back in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. It was then seen as such a panacea that Congress enacted volume... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

Proposal: Buy Out, Shut Down U.S. Coal Industry For $50 Billion

Give Felix Kramer credit for thinking big. Twelve years ago, he and others founded CalCars, a group dedicated to promoting plug-in hybrid vehicles with large battery... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
Honda Marysville Auto Plant

Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

If drivers are going to use an alternative fuel, they need places to fill up their tanks. Honda announced today that it will install a compressed natural-gas (CNG) fueling... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Honda hydrogen fueling station in Torrance, California.

Honda Opens High-Pressure Hydrogen Fueling Station In SoCal

You can't have hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles without places to refuel them. In preparation for the launch of its 2015 fuel-cell car, Honda has opened a new high-pressure... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Chemists at the... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
wind farm

Long-Lived Clean Power: Wind Turbines Last 25 Years, Study Says

In the search for clean energy, wind power appears to be one of the most promising avenues, along with solar. But to be a reliable source of electricity, individual wind... read more February 23, 2014 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Flex-Fuel Vehicles And E85: Why Ethanol Isn't Making Its Numbers

When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
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