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

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 these days--either in mild blends for the majority of cars and trucks, or as E85 for "flex-fuel" vehicles. But now there's a... read more

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New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

Along the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
United Airlines Eco-Skies jet

United Airlines To Start Using Biofuel On Passenger Flights

Commercial airline passengers in the U.S. have a lot to think about. Reaching the end of the jetway often triggers thoughts about the flight's on-time record, the crapshoot... read more July 1, 2015 by 


 
Neste renewable-diesel Superlite Coupe

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG

You never know what you'll encounter on the highway. Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route... read more June 30, 2015 by 


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI test car running on Solazyme algae-derived diesel fuel

VW Renewable Diesel Test Finds Same Drivability, Lower Carbon Emissions

Three years ago, Volkswagen announced that it was testing two different types of renewable diesel fuel in a pair of its TDI diesel-engined cars sold in the U.S. Now, the... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Seven Barriers To Alt-Fuel Vehicles: Can Hydrogen Fuel Cells Overcome Them?

Among owners and advocates of zero-emission vehicles, few topics generate as much back-and-forth debate (to put it politely) as those cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
2006 Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman Concept

Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

It's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. But that's... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
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Agriculture Department To Spend $100 Million For E15 Ethanol 'Blender Pumps'

Ethanol has had something of a fall from grace over the last decade. Increasing amounts of ethanol must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply to comply with the Renewable... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Chevy Impala Natural-Gas Version Delayed By A Year Over Unspecified Concerns

Back in October 2013, General Motors announced plans to launch a "bi-fuel" version of its new Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan. It billed the planned Impala variant as the... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
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Artificial Photosynthesis Might Make Fuel From CO2 & Sunlight, One Day

Electric cars may have made great strides recently, but thousands of researchers are still searching for a sustainable liquid fuel. Such a fuel wouldn't require drivers who... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
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EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Biofuels: Don't Assume They're All Carbon-Neutral, New Study Warns

To many, biofuels seem like the ultimate compromise between lower carbon emissions and practicality. It's easy to see the appeal of fuels billed as cleaner replacements for... read more May 13, 2015 by 


 
Slide from 'The Future of Transport: Challenging Perceptions,' Shell Oil presentations, Apr 2015

How Shell Oil Sees The Future Of Energy And Vehicle Fuels In 2050

It's always good to understand how the huge global energy industry views the worlds of today and tomorrow. At last month's Shell Eco-Marathon fuel-efficiency competition... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those... read more May 4, 2015 by 


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

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... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 

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