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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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Philadelphia Eagles Stadium to Receive $30M Eco Upgrade

Philadelphia Eagles Stadium to Receive $30M Eco Upgrade

The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced that they are transforming their stadium at Lincoln Financial Field into a 'green battlefield' complete with a $30 million renewable wind and solar energy

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Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Now that the EPA has exonerated Green Power Inc. from a shut-down ordered by the Washington Ecology Department, the company has announced that within the next week, they will begin the construction of

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Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

The Canadian city of Toronto has unveiled a garbage truck that is capable of being fueled by biogas created by the waste it collects. The new model of garbage truck is the latest addition to the city's

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BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

Displaying another example of German efficiency, BMW has just unveiled their latest concept car at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The new design for the plug-in hybrid sports car is based on the Vision

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Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

It looks like the United States is finally getting on board the high-speed rail bandwagon. While China and Europe may have embraced the benefits of this green form of transportation years ago, the US was

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Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we’d see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the “Mean Green.” Going forward in a green way, the famed

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World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

Not only is Denver International Airport one of the prettiest airports around -- its form mimics the Rocky Mountains that loom nearby -- but it is about to bump its green cred sky high. Expected to be the

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

We've all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

The problem with wind farms is that they're stuck wherever they've been stationed. Granted, they've been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm

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Researchers Transform Sewage Sludge Into Power

Researchers Transform Sewage Sludge Into Power

Waste treatment plants have to get rid of sludge somehow, so why not try to find a way to turn all that muck into energy? That's what researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are attempting to do at

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Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

One of the major obstacles of biofuel production today is that the actual process of turning a plant into a usable energy source is time consuming and costly. Well, scientists at the US Department of

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PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

Since the BP oil well explosion nearly five months ago (only being officially sealed days ago), media coverage of the disaster has repeatedly shown us hazy images of a gushing wellhead underwater, skimmer

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Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it

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Greener Tech Could Eliminate 9,000 Pollution Deaths in California

Greener Tech Could Eliminate 9,000 Pollution Deaths in California

Here at Inhabitat we know there are a lot of green haters out there in the world -- those who don't believe global warming is real and think nothing of destroying the environment. Well, here's a story

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Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

On September 1, the world's first solar cell-equipped public bus will hit the streets of Okayama City in Southern Japan. The Sanyo-designed bus is a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle whose rooftop solar

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Italy to Install Solar Hydrogen Fuel Pumps at Gas Stations

Italy to Install Solar Hydrogen Fuel Pumps at Gas Stations

Hydrogen fuel station by Honda Clean energy company Acta has unveiled plans to install a network of solar-powered hydrogen fueling stations throughout Italy. The new fuel pumps will harness solar

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VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

Volkswagen recently successfully tested its new Bora Hy.Power hydrogen vehicle by subjecting it to a long-range drive between France and Italy. Unlike other hydrogen cars, the Bora Hy.Power features

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Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

When it comes to green transportation, everyone has heard of hybrid cars and energy-efficient vehicles. Even airplanes use biofuel these days, but one form of transport that has yet to be made greener is

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How Many Green Jobs Make Up Today’s Economy?

How Many Green Jobs Make Up Today’s Economy?

Where are all the green jobs? The government has been trying to quantify today’s emerging green economy, and while we’re glad that the figures appear to be on the rise, we can’t help but wonder how

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Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

You can't call yourself a cook if you don't have a sauce spoon and spatula at your disposal. Go green with these super-affordable Green Street Cooking Tools by Robinson Home Products. Available in simple

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How Do You Account for an Emerging Green Economy?

How Do You Account for an Emerging Green Economy?

The world is rapidly changing and we're happy to be living in a dynamic period that is fundamentally embracing more sustainable practices across the board. But what is the real value of this emerging

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Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --

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E. coli Bacteria Could Be the Next Source for Cheaper Biofuels

E. coli Bacteria Could Be the Next Source for Cheaper Biofuels

E. coli may not be the smartest thing for your body to ingest, but this bacteria could be just the thing to get vehicles up and running around more efficiently. A team of researchers at LS9 — a

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Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Photo by Brian Cantwell Here's a pretty elaborate way to process sewage waste: Stanford researchers propose using anaerobic bacteria to break it down, producing nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Then, use

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Nanotechnology Makes Poop Power 20 Times More Efficient

Nanotechnology Makes Poop Power 20 Times More Efficient

Engineers at Oregon State University have their minds in the gutter. They're working on getting more energy from sewage, and they've made a discovery that boosts electricity production substantially. By

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First Self-Sustaining Biomass Bot Eats, Excretes, Runs for a Week

First Self-Sustaining Biomass Bot Eats, Excretes, Runs for a Week

The premise of any science fiction movie worth its salt is robots operating without human supervision for long stretches of time. (Those pesky robots do get into trouble, don't they?) Researchers at the

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Honda Goes Green with Hybrid Only Civics

Honda Goes Green with Hybrid Only Civics

One of Honda’s most popular vehicles is about to go all green! News has it that the Honda Motor Co. will be dropping production of its gasoline-powered Civics in favor of strictly hybrid versions of the

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