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Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

Everyone needs car-buying advice once in awhile--even the leader of an electric-car advocacy group. Richard Kelly--the president of Plug-In America--has now put almost 200,000 miles on his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Maintenance costs for the compact diesel are going up, so he believes it's time to... read more

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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


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

U.S. Biofuels & Ethanol Mandate: More Vulnerable Than Ever Now?

Since 2007, U.S. fuel producers have been required by law to include more and more ethanol and other biofuels in their blends. Now, Pike Research suggests, the biofuels... read more March 13, 2013 by  12


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Air Travel Gets Greener: Biofuel Route Opens Between NYC & Netherlands

Air travel is currently the only realistic way of covering huge distances in very short spaces of time. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly green way of doing so... read more March 13, 2013 by  2


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

Diesel Fuel Derived From Algae Now Testing In 2 VW TDI Models

For a century, we've gotten almost all our gasoline and diesel fuel from petrochemicals. Now Silicon Valley startup Solazyme [NSDQ:SZYM] is testing diesel fuel derived from... read more March 8, 2013 by  27


 
Biobot 20 tabletop biodiesel generator

Biobot: Make Breakfast, Generate Biodiesel, Refuel Car

There are many facets to green motoring, but for some the prospect of buying a new hybrid or electric car is neither realistic nor desirable. For these people, biofuels may... read more February 14, 2013 by  12


 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190d biodiesel race car [Image: eBay auction]

Classic Green Biodiesel Benz With Racing Pedigree For Sale

Just because a car is old, or because it races, it doesn't mean it can't be green. Mercedes-Benz has been building diesel cars for what seems like an eternity--indeed, they... read more February 4, 2013 by 


 
McDonalds sign

McDonald's Trucks Travel Greener On Recycled Frier Oil

The United Arab Emirates isn't known for its aversion to fossil fuels. The country has made its money from the stuff, and rapidly expanded in the last four decades into the... read more January 18, 2013 by  1


 
U.S. Capitol

Green Energy Wins In Last-Minute U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

It wasn't until 2 am yesterday morning that the U.S. Senate voted 89 to 8 to approve a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that took effect on New Year's Day. The House of... read more January 2, 2013 by  4


 
Biodiesel pump. Image by Flickr user Horatio_Nailknot

Renewable Diesel Fuel Shines, Production Surges

Alternative fuels have recently suffered at the hands of the current Renewable Fuel Standard, a set of guidelines that dictate various aspects of alt fuels. Combined with... read more November 5, 2012 by  7


 
Chevrolet Corvette vegetable-oil-fueled diesel "Cor-Vegge" 24 Hours of LeMons race car

Yes, There IS A Veggie-Oil-Fueled Diesel Corvette--For Sale

Of all the Chevrolet models, the Corvette sports car may be the one least likely to be considered green. Indeed, the world rocked on its axis when the lead engineer said two... read more October 22, 2012 by  5


 
Daryl Hannah's BioDiesel El Camino Pickup Truck

Kill (Gas) Bills: Daryl Hannah’s Bio Diesel El Camino Sold At Auction

For years, the great and the good of Hollywood have helped encourage people to ditch gas guzzlers by turning up to red-carpet events and driving around Beverly Hills in an... read more February 17, 2012 by  5


 
John Petsche with his record-setting homebrew 350cc diesel motorcycle running on vegetable oil

Homebrew 6-HP Motorcycle Sets Biodiesel World Speed Record

Combine a whole bunch of parts from motorcycles, go-karts, industrial machinery, and even generators, and what do you get? In John Petsche's case, he not only built a... read more September 21, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Ford F-250 SuperDuty pickup truck Land Speed Record contender, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Diesel Land Speed Record: 171 MPH In A Ford F-250 Pickup!

There are lots of different Land Speed Record categories, and each year one or two of them fall to new challengers. So it's not surprising that new records for production... read more August 22, 2011 by  6


 
Four Motors Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI

Endurance Racing Sans Gasoline: Biodiesel Runs At Nurburgring

The VLN is a race series held in Germany each year where the cars speed around the grueling Nurburgring-Nordschleife, a track often nicknamed the ‘Green Hell’... read more June 14, 2011 by 


 
Springboard Biodiesel markets the BioPro to restaurants. Image: Springboard Biodiesel

Could Your Local Diner Get In The Biodiesel Business?

Biodiesel has gathered a cult following over many years, but outside of a few companies and co-ops, getting an assurance on consistency and quality--especially above b20 (20... read more May 19, 2011 by  2


 
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