Alt Fuels

 
2014 Ford F-150 Natural-Gas Readiness Package For Half-Ton Pickup

2014 Ford F-150 Natural-Gas Readiness Package For Half-Ton Pickup

Ford is the latest automaker to offer a natural gas fuel option for its best-selling pickup truck range. The 2014 Ford F-150 will be offered with a natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) preparation option aiding installation of a suitable fuel system at qualified third-party... read more

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All-gas biofuel plant in Chiclana, Spain (Image: All-gas)

Spanish Town To Run Cars On Biofuel From Human Poop...

Humans are a lot like cars. No, seriously--in order to make us work, we need fuel. That fuel is our food, which we metabolize in order to function, and anything not required... read more June 28, 2013 by 6


 
Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - gasoline & natural-gas fillers in gas door

'Add Natural Gas' Ad Campaign To Promote New Type Of Cars

On Tuesday, six prototype cars powered by natural gas for their first 60 or so miles and by gasoline thereafter were unveiled in Washington, D.C. Now, the natural-gas... read more June 27, 2013 by 16


 
Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - group shot at Playa del Rey storage field

Prototype Natural-Gas Vehicles Use Gasoline As Range Extender

To date, natural-gas vehicles have come with significant compromises. The high-pressure tanks that hold enough compressed natural gas to run 200 miles or more take up many... read more June 25, 2013 by 22


 
Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel-cell car

Hyundai Still Backing Hydrogen Fuel Cells--Where Infrastructure Exists

On June 3, Hyundai delivered the first ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle in Europe, to the City of Copenhagen in Denmark. Production of the company's hydrogen-fueled vehicle began in... read more June 17, 2013 by 7


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

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Proving More Successful Than Expected

A report analyzing the uptake of low-carbon fuels says that fossil-fuel alternatives are actually growing faster than expected. The report, produced by a coalition of... read more June 13, 2013 by 7


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

World's Largest Coal Company To Use Solar Power In Bid To Cut Energy Costs

It's perfectly reasonable to be skeptical when an alternative energy organization says we should move away from fossil fuels, and likewise reasonable to be skeptical when the... read more June 7, 2013 by 7


 
Audi A3 g-tron first drive, Berlin

Audi A3 g-tron: First Drive Of Natural Gas Compact Car

We lost count of just how many times Audi engineers used the phrase "no compromises" during their 'tron' presentations in Berlin. And driving the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, a... read more June 6, 2013 by 9


 
Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen Fuel-Cell vehicle

Hydrogen Production Gets Cleaner: Now With Lower Carbon Monoxide

Hydrogen is often lauded as a fuel of the future--a way to offer the combined benefits of electric vehicles and combustion cars in one, simple package. The reality is a... read more May 24, 2013 by 9


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Do Electric And Natural-Gas Cars Compete Against Each Other?

We've been thinking a lot about natural-gas fueled vehicles, for reasons that will become clear in due course. Writing about green cars can occasionally be awkward, because... read more May 22, 2013 by 20


 
Algae [source: VentureBeat]

U.S. Perfectly Placed For Algae-Based Biofuel Production

The U.S. is sitting on top of a fuel goldmine, it seems. Not shale gas or crude oil, but fresh water and suitable land to produce 25 billion gallons of algae-based biofuel--a... read more May 22, 2013 by 5


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

Another Convert To Natural-Gas Fueling: Railroad Locomotives?

The U.S. is increasingly awash in natural gas, so it's natural to consider it as a potential vehicle fuel. From passenger cars to long-haul trucks, both compressed natural... read more May 17, 2013 by 8


 
VPG MV-1

DoE Fear After Fisker Fiasco Caused Death Of VPG, Ex-CEO Says

The ex-CEO of a now-defunct automaker that received a federal loan said his company would still be in business if the government were not afraid of backlash like that... read more May 15, 2013 by 1


 
VPG MV-1

VPG Shuts Down; Startup Van Maker Was Backed By DoE Loans

While Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is on a roll--with a rave review from Consumer Reports and a profitable quarter--other startup automakers aren't faring so well. And now... read more May 9, 2013 by 5


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Natural Gas Vehicles: Technology Targets The Challenges

As a vehicle fuel, natural gas holds considerable promise but faces a number of challenges. Overcoming those challenges is the goal of recent funding granted by the U.S... read more May 8, 2013 by 7


 
Aston Martin Hybrid Hyrdogen Rapide S

Hydrogen Aston Martin Rapide Completes First Racing Lap, Many More To Follow

Aston Martin has achieved its target of completing a racing lap around one of the world's toughest tracks--on hydrogen fuel. The hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide S made... read more April 30, 2013 by 3


 

 
 

 
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