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Biofuels

The Power of Pooh

The Power of Pooh For the past several months I have been working on the ground with a multidisciplinary team of young doctors and technology entrepreneurs looking at innovative ways to manage the vast amounts of waste we humans deposit...

Mar 31 2014, 1:09am CDT

Is Ethanol Corroding Your Car's Engine?

Is Ethanol Corroding Your Car's Engine? The folks over at Hot Air claimed in a post today that high-level blends of ethanol in gasoline may corrode your car’s engine and potentially void your manufacturer’s warranty. For better or worse, I do not consider Hot...

Feb 1 2014, 10:17pm CST

Audi Tests Synthetic 'E-Fuel' from Microbes

Audi Tests Synthetic 'E-Fuel' from Microbes Hydrogen and natural gas are among the alternative fuels that are starting to get more attention, as automakers work on ways to reduce emissions. But Audi is working on yet another option that you may not have heard...

Feb 1 2014, 6:05am CST

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money The requisite press releases have been issued proclaiming the uber green-ness of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in my home state of New Jersey. Indeed, back in 2009, the venue was dubbed the “Greenest...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm CST

Green Oil: Scientists Turn Algae Into Petroleum In 30 Minutes

Green Oil: Scientists Turn Algae Into Petroleum In 30 Minutes Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are claiming success in perfecting a method that can transform a pea-soupy solution of algae into crude oil by pressure cooking it for about 30 minutes. The...

Dec 23 2013, 11:26am CST

Bill Gates Invests In The Urine Powered Mobile Phone

Bill Gates Invests In The Urine Powered Mobile Phone Or rather, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the second stage of a project to produce electrical power from the digestion of urine, electricity that can be used to then power a mobile phone. Here’s...

Dec 23 2013, 10:57am CST

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 25, December 23, 2013  In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...

Dec 22 2013, 9:21pm CST

California Reaches Beyond Its Borders With Rules, From Ethanol To Eggs

California Reaches Beyond Its Borders With Rules, From Ethanol To Eggs Tharaldson Ethanol Plant No. 1 sits just west of Casselton, N.D., population 2,329, a gleaming collection of silver fermentation vats and grain-storage silos with capacity to produce 153 million gallons of alcohol a...

Dec 20 2013, 9:46am CST

CES 2015 News
NASA Studies Chicken Fat Derived Fuel as an Eco-friendly Jet Fuel Alternative

NASA Studies Chicken Fat Derived Fuel as an Eco-friendly Jet Fuel Alternative Testing underway right now

Mar 29 2011, 9:10am CDT

Formula 3 Racing Car Powered by Chocolate and Made from Vegetables

Formula 3 Racing Car Powered by Chocolate and Made from Vegetables A group of researchers at the University of Warwick Manufacturing Group has devised an environmentally friendly racing car. The group has devised a formula 3 racing car that meets all current Formula 3 standards for the...

May 6 2009, 7:08am CDT

U.S. Dot Moving to Approve Fuel Cells for Airplane Use

U.S. Dot Moving to Approve Fuel Cells for Airplane Use MTI MicroFuel Cells announced today that the DOT in the United States is proposing a new rule that would allow passengers on aircraft to carry micro fuel cells in the airplane cabin.The rule proposal would also allow...

Sep 20 2007, 10:16am CDT

Beer Fuel Cell in the Works at Fosters

Beer Fuel Cell in the Works at Fosters Australian brewery Fosters and Australia's University of Queensland team up to use brewing waste to generate energy with a microbial fuel cell. The fuel cell would contain bacteria, which consume water-soluble brewing...

May 3 2007, 12:20pm CDT

Stanford Researcher says Ethanol Cars are a Health Hazard

Stanford Researcher says Ethanol Cars are a Health Hazard A study by Mark Z. Jacobson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University says that Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health. ''Ethanol is being promoted as a clean...

Apr 18 2007, 11:00am CDT

India to get Biofuel powered Mobile Phone Base Stations

India to get Biofuel powered Mobile Phone Base Stations Mobile phone use is exploding in India. But outside the major cities coverage is fragemented as there is not even reliable electricity for the most part. A development fund called GSMA and mobile companies Idea...

Feb 8 2007, 11:56am CST

Hitachi Methanol Fuel Cell for Portable Devices coming 2007

Hitachi Methanol Fuel Cell for Portable Devices coming 2007 According to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Wednesday morning edition, Hitachi is supposed to sell methanol fuel cells for small electronic gadgets in 2007. The new methanol fuel cells are designed to be used as external...

Dec 13 2006, 6:00am CST

Antig Technology Commercializes 16W Fuel Cell This Year

Antig Technology Commercializes 16W Fuel Cell This Year Taiwanese Antig Technology is to commercialize a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) product later this 2006. The first Antig fuel cell will have 16W of power and is aimed at charging portable devices. The fuel cell will...

Jun 30 2006, 4:00am CDT