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Biofuels Or Bioelectricity?

BusinessWeek | Darren Quick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Running vehicles on biofuels such as ethanol reduces CO2 emissions and offers a way to lessen the world's reliance on oil. While this sounds great fro...

Clean Diesel Makes Its Case To Congress

Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) | May 21, 2009 1:49 PM, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON D.C. To combat its often negative image as a "dirty" and inefficient source of energy, the diesel-fuel advocacy group Diesel Technology For...

Biodiesel: An Intro

Autoblog UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

1. What is biodiesel? The fuel generally known as 'biodiesel' is actually rape methyl ester (RME), which is produced by the chemical treatment of r...

Maker Of 'Fuel' Documentary Promotes Algae Energy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For documentary film maker Josh Tickell, it's all about algae. The micro organism's potential to deliver America from its dependence on foreign oil...

The Car That Runs On Bacon

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bacon, it's not just for breakfast, lunch and dinner anymore. It's the biofuel of choice for a pair of entrepreneurs building their business on pig...

Maryland Builds Clean Diesel Plant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three large pieces of construction equipment sitting outside the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility represent the future of diesel emissi...

A Different Kind of Gas Station | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bay Area residents have a new type of gas station at their disposal -- and it's certainly a different proposition than the average Shell or Chevron of...

How To Find Alternative Fuel Stations | Tom BarlowJun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many fuels have been proposed as alternatives to gasoline. Most face the early adopter with same problem -- where to refuel while on the road? A tool ...

10 Things You Need To Know About The New Fuel Standards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There is not yet much data available on the President's CAFE announcement. Luckily, we have a huge base of analysis that the National Highway Traffic...

How To Brew Your Own Biodiesel

Popular Mechanics | Dave Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are a lot of good reasons to run your everyday diesel vehicle on homegrown oils energy independence and less particulate pollution among them bu...

Stimulus Dollars Funding Clean-Diesel Projects

Business First of Columbus: | Matt Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal stimulus dollars are picking up where a nearly $20 million state program aimed at cutting diesel engine emissions left off....

EPA Head: Higher Ethanol Blends Would Be Good For U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mixing slightly higher levels of ethanol into gasoline would benefit the U.S. energy supply provided the higher blends do not hur...

Biodiesel Blend Performs As Well As Low-Sulfur Fuel

Lafayette Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Those worried about a performance drop-off going from standard diesel fuel to the more environmentally friendly B20 biodiesel b...

Algae Fuel Industry Could Be 10 Years Away

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MILAN (Reuters) - Industrial-scale production of bioenergy from algae, or seaweeds, can be expected in 10 to 15 years, helping Europe to reach its gre...

BIODISEL FACTS: All You Need To Know

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The following is a guest post by Chelsea Green's Makenna Goodman: I remember a time when defenseless kids with hippie moms got made fun of for using...

Obama Gives Ethanol High Five, Slaps It In the Face

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Even as they applaud the White House's moves, the powerful farm lobby and farm state politicians are readying for a fight.

What Is The Best Biofuel?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are slowly sinking as biofuel options, but the Farm Lobby will ensure that, if we decide to form a methanol producing enterprise, we will have a few years to refine the effort.

Ethanol Vs. Methanol

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are dead, long live methanol! Methanol is the simplest alcohol, with one carbon atom; ethanol has two. Thus, given biomass, it should be cheaper to produce methanol than ethanol. Surely enough, in a comprehensive assessment Stone & Webster performed for the U.S. Department of Energy two decades ago, with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute as an associate, this fact was confirmed.

Where's My Orangutan? Why Biofuels Don't Kill Apes

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

The next time you eat a cookie off of your Mahogany table that was brought to you on diesel-fueled transportation, consider this: everything you touch, everything you buy and everything you eat comes at a price.

Since We've Made Tortillas Expensive, Let's at Least Use Biofuels Wisely

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

If we're truly interested in creating a sustainable transportation network, then we need to envision a future where our limited supply of biofuels is used for much more efficient modes of transportation.

Economic Stimulus: Biodiesels as Giveaways Could Build Community, Consumer Awareness

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Tickell

How many biodiesels could we put on the road with the $15-30 billion the Big 3 Auto Monsters are going to receive? Let's tell Congress how many!

Review: "Fuel" Release Party (Photos)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Wellington Ennis

Celebrating its national theatrical release, the Sundance award-winning film Fuel held its party and screening at the most appropriate place for its topic: a gas station.

America is Fu... eled

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

"Fuel" tells the story of Josh Tickell's quest to spread awareness about biodiesel as an alternative energy source. After watching the film, I wanted more. So I set up an interview.