Biofuels

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

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 month's worth of the country's fuel needs each year. The discovery comes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific... read more

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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


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

EPA Quota For Cellulosic Fuels Tossed Out By Court As 'Wish'

Whatever the merits of ethanol as a fuel or a gasoline additive--and it's taken some hits lately--it's still in the running. The same cannot be said, however, for cellulosic... read more January 28, 2013 by  3


 
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


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

DoE Increases Biofuel From Biomass Funding By $10M

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced it will put up another $10 million in funding towards the expansion of biofuels. It's the second positive announcement in... read more January 7, 2013 by  0


 
E15 infographic from SmarterFuelFuture.org

E15 Is Coming & AAA Ain't Happy; New Fuel Could Void Warranties

There's a lot of talk nowadays about renewable energy and energy independence. One product of such chatter is a new blend of gasoline called E15, but not everyone is happy to... read more December 3, 2012 by  8


 
Algae and biofuel

Scientists Convert Algae To Crude Oil In 60 Seconds

Crude oil, from which all fossil fuels are made, is a dwindling resource. There will come a point, some time in the future, where the expense of extracting it from deep under... read more November 15, 2012 by  3


 
Ethanol infographic from coalition of livestock and poultry producers (crop)

Big Food Steps Up Fight Against Ethanol Mandate (Infographic)

Ethanol continues to be a political football, with the alcohol fuel coming under fire from the auto industry, environmental pressure groups, and others. The latest to line up... read more July 23, 2012 by  11


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

Will U.S. Military's Biofuels Efforts Lose Funding In New Defense Bill?

Politics is never pretty, and the politics of alternative fuels seem even less so. Today, The Detroit News reports that the U.S. military's program to reduce its reliance on... read more May 24, 2012 by  1


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Ethanol Goals Passed By Congress Cannot Be Met: New Study

Ethanol has been problematic for several years now. Promoted as a way for the U.S. to grow its own vehicle fuel, the alcohol was so popular several years ago that Congress... read more May 3, 2012 by  6


 
Wastewater & biofuel algae circulate through floating photobioreactors at San Francisco plant / NASA

NASA Ready To Show Off Algae Biofuel Research Project

NASA has developed a system that captures carbon dioxide and helps to prevent pollution from wastewater while creating renewable algae biofuel, fertilizer and possibly animal... read more April 20, 2012 by  2


 
eBay Green Driving Website (Screenshot)

EBay Goes Green, Launches Green Driving eBay Motors Spinoff

Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a used car, the place to start your search was the local used car dealer or newspaper listings. Over the past decade however, searching... read more April 20, 2012 by  2


 
Algae [source: VentureBeat]

Sapphire Energy Gets $144 Million To Turn Algae Into Gasoline

Sapphire Energy, a company that creates algae-based fuel, just announced a whopping $144 million in funding. In recent years several startups have emerged to create fuel out... read more April 16, 2012 by  2


 
San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

Big Ships To Use Biofuels To Cut Emissions, Spill Risks--Eventually

Progress comes slowly to the world of commercial shipping, but it is coming. Three years ago, we noted that one giant cargo ship emits as much as 50 million cars. Now... read more April 13, 2012 by  1


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

Food Or Fuel? Researchers Critical Of Biofuel Targets

On the face of it, biofuels seem like an ideal short to medium-term solution for reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. After all, they could not only be grown at... read more March 26, 2012 by  9


 
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


 

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