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Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Gas prices continue to rise, and things are not getting better as far as oil resources are concerned. Fracking, deep-sea drilling, and massive spills are all wreaking havoc on the planet, and all that

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

In the past full-size pickup truck manufacturers have always boasted about how much their vehicles can tow or haul - largely at the expense of fuel economy. Now Chrysler has taken a step towards making

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Scotland to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from City Centers by 2050

Scotland to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from City Centers by 2050

Ilia Torlin / Shutterstock.com The Scottish government just unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from the nation's city centers. With incentives planned to boost ownership of electric and

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The Biobot 20 is a Tabletop Biodiesel Processor for Waste Cooking Oil

The Biobot 20 is a Tabletop Biodiesel Processor for Waste Cooking Oil

Now there is something better you can do with that viscous mess of cooking oil instead of sequestering it in a can or pouring it down the drain. The UK-based company Biobot offers the Biobot 20, a

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Shell Oil Rig Carrying 143,000 Gallons of Diesel Runs Aground In Alaska

Shell Oil Rig Carrying 143,000 Gallons of Diesel Runs Aground In Alaska

A Shell drill ship carrying around 143,000 gallons of diesel ran aground off the coast of Alaska on Monday night. The ship, Kulluk, hit rocks near Kodiak Island at approximately 9 p.m. local time on

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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Although Volvo just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it's already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world's first diesel

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South Korean Researchers Create Clean Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge

South Korean Researchers Create Clean Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge

Biodiesel is an excellent source of fuel: not only does it come from renewable sources, but it also burns cleaner, producing less pollution than fossil fuels. But it can be expensive to produce. That is

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Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

A team of engineers has managed to identify a material that could reduce the amount of pollution produced by diesel fuel-powered vehicles by 45%. The new material comes from a family of minerals called

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POO POWER: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds First Fecal Sludge to Bio Diesel Plant in Ghana

POO POWER: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds First Fecal Sludge to Bio Diesel Plant in Ghana

Last year, the Bill Gates Foundation ploughed US $1.5 million into the first fecal sludge to bio diesel conversion plant in Accra, Ghana. The plant, which is run by Colombia University professor Kartik

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

Sadly, this concept probably won't ever make it to market, though it is rumored that a car that looks like this may join the Audi lineup with a conventional internal combustion engine sometime soon. The

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U.S. Army Could Replace the Humvee with the Diesel Hybrid L-ATV

U.S. Army Could Replace the Humvee with the Diesel Hybrid L-ATV

The U.S. Army isn't expecting green street cred for their upcoming decision to potentially replace the aging Humvee with this diesel electric hybrid L-ATV. The decision to go green may be made out of

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Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers at the University of Louisiana recently discovered that alligator fat might be an alternative source of biodiesel, a clean burning fuel that is primarily produced from soybeans. The problem

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Diesel Debuts “Only the Brave” Designer Fixie Bike in Collaboration with Pinarello

Diesel Debuts “Only the Brave” Designer Fixie Bike in Collaboration with Pinarello

Fixie bikes, the one-speed tools of bike messengers and hard-core city riders, are usually purpose-built tools. But design houses Diesel and Pinarello thought fixies could use some prettying up, and have

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Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

John McGinnis of Kalispell, Montana, designed this diesel-powered glider plane, which seats five and has 200 horsepower on tap but maintains the efficiency of a glider due to the wing design. The compact

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Military Tech Turns Diesel Exhaust into Water With Capillary Condensation

Military Tech Turns Diesel Exhaust into Water With Capillary Condensation

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a method to convert diesel exhaust into purified drinking water. Called capillary condensation, the process is being developed to help

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Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Not sure whether you want to drive an all-electric car, a hybrid or a powerful sports car? Well, now you can do it all the with Volvo's new diesel plug-in hybrid, a new design based on their V60 estate.

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UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

Mail carrier services use a substantial amount of gas as they deliver packages, so it comes as no surprise that they're also on the forefront of a lot of eco-friendly, fuel-efficient practices. UPS just

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World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is World’s First Diesel-Fueled Hybrid Car

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is World’s First Diesel-Fueled Hybrid Car

There is a battle that rages inside every environmentally conscious driver between getting better mileage with a diesel or to go for a hybrid and cut emissions. Now, you can get the best of both worlds

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Sewage Sludge Biodiesel Costs Just 10¢ a Gallon More Than Petrol

Sewage Sludge Biodiesel Costs Just 10¢ a Gallon More Than Petrol

Photo courtesy American Chemical Society The key difference between biofuels that are truly green and those that aren't is the source material: is it genuinely waste, or is it something like food or

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Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Talk about sustainable multi-tasking. Not only have students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a device that cultivates algae for biofuel production, they've made it out of old

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First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

The nation's first commuter train using a cleaner renewable biodiesel fuel blend launched yesterday as Amtrak's Heartland Flyer chugged from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas on a blend of

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San Francisco Announces 10 Million Gallon Biodiesel Plant!

San Francisco Announces 10 Million Gallon Biodiesel Plant!

Hot on the heels of San Francisco's recent celebration of locally-sourced Slow Food, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a new plan to provide the city by the bay with a local source for sustainable fuel. On

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Chocolate powered biodiesel

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Chocolate powered biodiesel

Chocolate is a guilty pleasure for some, but could soon prove highly nutritious -- for your car! Thanks to a process created by British company Ecotec, it is now possible to take waste chocolate from

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Biodiesel Jet!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Biodiesel Jet!

Air travel is getting greener- first the EcoJet and Dreamliner lower-emissions aircrafts hit the scene, and now with a ground-breaking development from Green Flight International, biodiesel has

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APTERA Diesel-Electric Hybrid Car On Sale Now!

APTERA Diesel-Electric Hybrid Car On Sale Now!

The Aptera (Greek for "wingless") is an environmentally-friendly car that's as clean and green as it is fantastically futuristic. The three-wheeled hybrid, which offers an all-electric or plug-in hybrid

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BIOBLING: Making Biodiesel Accessible (and sexy!)

BIOBLING: Making Biodiesel Accessible (and sexy!)

If you love the idea of biodiesel but can't work out the practicalities- finding fueling stations, fixing up your car, or getting all your bio-fuel questions answered, look no further- BioBling has got

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HOW TO: Brew your own biodiesel

HOW TO: Brew your own biodiesel

If anyone still needed proof that world oil resources are diminishing, staggering gas prices have now confirmed it. Now, even as our wallets grow skinnier and SUV sales drop, I can't help but wonder how

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