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Scotland fuels car with biobutanol derived from whiskey production

Scotland fuels car with biobutanol derived from whiskey production

Electric cars may receive most of the attention within the realm of alternative propulsion methods, but liquid hydrocarbon fuels will be with us for many decades to come. The challenge then becomes how to reduce the carbon footprint of extracting, transporting, refining, and burning those fuels to... read more

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Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
Eigg, an island in Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. [Photo by Flickr user kevinzim]

World's First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island

If you're looking to unplug from the grid, you might want to head to Eigg, a small island off the coast of Scotland. Eigg intends to become the first island to rely entirely... read more February 15, 2014 by


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Electric Cars To Aid Scottish Independence From England?

England has been at war with many dozens of countries over the last few millenia, but its neighbor to the north has to be one of its most frequent rivals. Things are... read more March 4, 2013 by 4


 
2012 Fisker Karma

No Bull With Fisker Karma's Low Carbon, Sustainable Leather

It would be a shame to put so much effort into making a luxury super sedan like the 2012 Fisker Karma, only to fill the interior with materials that go against the low-carbon... read more November 17, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Single-Malt Powered Electric Car Offers Travel Sans Hangover

You might feel a little "green around the gills" the following morning, but a night of drinking Bruichladdich whisky from the UK helps to do your bit for green... read more August 10, 2011 by 1


 
Whisky Bottles (source:  flickr/Mark H. Anbinder)

Whisky-Based Biofuel Developed In Scotland

There seems to be no end to the number of organic materials that can be converted into usable biofuel to power a car. We’ve seen fuel derived from garbage before, a race... read more August 19, 2010 by 1


 

 
 

 
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