biofuel

Cheese-Powered Dragster Breaks a Land Speed Record in Utah

Cheese-Powered Dragster Breaks a Land Speed Record in Utah

A team of Utah State University researchers have set a land speed record in their class with a dragster powered by cheese! The Aggie A-Salt Streamliner runs on yeast biodiesel derived from the industrial

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Pharmaceutical Firms on Alert in China Because Suppliers May Have Used ‘Gutter Oil’ in Antibiotics

Pharmaceutical Firms on Alert in China Because Suppliers May Have Used ‘Gutter Oil’ in Antibiotics

Here at Inhabitat, we're all for recycling. We're even for recycling sewage sludge, which Korean scientists were recently able to turn into biofuel. However, we draw the line at food waste being used in

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FedEx Announces Plan to Cut CO2 Emissions by 50%

FedEx Announces Plan to Cut CO2 Emissions by 50%

Over the years, global logistics company FedEx has been doing everything it can to reduce the carbon emissions of its massive fleet. The company has done everything from implementing carbon offset

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Boeing’s Hypersonic Mach 6 WaveRider Jet Lost Over the Pacific During Flight Test

Boeing’s Hypersonic Mach 6 WaveRider Jet Lost Over the Pacific During Flight Test

The US is currently conducting test flights of a new X-51A WaveRider jet that is capable of hitting a top speed of Mach 6 (4,300mph / 6,900km/h) - which would allow it to travel from London to New York in

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Plastic waste photo from Shutterstock Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately - if they're not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they're figuring out how to use the

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Air Canada Launches First BioFuel Commercial Flight from Toronto to Mexico City

Air Canada Launches First BioFuel Commercial Flight from Toronto to Mexico City

Air Canada has joined the growing number of airlines currently investing in green technology, launching their first biofueled plane this past Monday. The flight traveled from Toronto to Mexico City,

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CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has announced plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. Working with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

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Arizona-Based Company Heliae is Growing Algae on a Commercial Scale for Transportation Fuel

Arizona-Based Company Heliae is Growing Algae on a Commercial Scale for Transportation Fuel

Algae fuel and other biofuels have gained popularity in recent years to the point that even the US Military has adopted it as jet fuel. Given its recent rise to prominence, it's not particularly

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Massive 1,000 LB Butter Sculpture Will Power Pennsylvania Farm for Three Days

Massive 1,000 LB Butter Sculpture Will Power Pennsylvania Farm for Three Days

Each year the Pennsylvania Farm Show unveils a series of giant butter sculptures, and this year the mother of them all was revealed - a 1,000 pound piece of butter art. The sculpture depicts a 4-H member

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Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

According to a study by the Imperial College of London (ICL), if all the used wrapping paper and holiday cards in the United Kingdom were gathered and fermented, they could create enough biofuel to run a

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Student-Built 155 MPH Biofuel Truck Breaks World Land Speed Record!

Student-Built 155 MPH Biofuel Truck Breaks World Land Speed Record!

Boise University’s Greenspeed pick-up truck has just broken the world's biofuel land speed record -- all while running solely on vegetable oil! The green powerhouse reached a whopping 155 miles per

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U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship Successfully Completes Voyage Using Biofuel Blend

U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship Successfully Completes Voyage Using Biofuel Blend

The U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship has successfully arrived at its port, powered by an alternative fuel blend. Docking at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, it completed a 17 hour test

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Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking Grease

Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking Grease

There's a new hot commodity on the black market these days and you'd never guess what it is. It seems thieves across the country are cashing in by stealing used cooking oil from the back alleys behind

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TOILET BIKE NEO: Crazy Poop-Powered Motorcycle to Travel Across Japan!

TOILET BIKE NEO: Crazy Poop-Powered Motorcycle to Travel Across Japan!

In just under a week, the toilet bike will begin a 100% biogas-fueled journey from Kyushu to Tokyo, making press stops to answer questions by inevitably bewildered spectators. Toilet Bike Neo’s commode

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Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

IwamotoScott and van Bergen Kolpa are featured in the “Architecture of Consequence" exhibit currently at AIA San Francisco – an ongoing global project demonstrating the impact that designers and

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Poop-Fueled Batteries May Be Available for Home Use in 5 Years

Poop-Fueled Batteries May Be Available for Home Use in 5 Years

Raw sewage stinks, but did you know it is actually a hot commodity? Gaseous wastewater has the potential to be converted into energy-packed biofuel, powering city facilities worldwide. Soon, that noxious

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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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Scientists Isolate Plant Gene That Could Lead to Cheaper, More Efficient Ethanol Production

Scientists Isolate Plant Gene That Could Lead to Cheaper, More Efficient Ethanol Production

A research team at the Department of Energy's (DOE) BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) has isolated the gene that controls the amount of ethanol production a microorganism is capable of. Isolating the gene,

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Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Today Finnair is set to break a world record as it launches a cooking oil-powered flight from Amsterdam to Helsinki - the world’s longest biofueled commercial flight to date. Commercial airlines have

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Airforce Plans to Source 50% of Domestic Fuel from Biofuel by 2016

Airforce Plans to Source 50% of Domestic Fuel from Biofuel by 2016

In an effort to shed its reliance on foreign oil, the United States Airforce has expressed the desire to switch to biofuels to run its warplanes. With approval to use these fuels slated to clear by 2012,

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BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN is a light filtering, greywater purifying, bioenergy producing building facade concept. Inspired by salt flats that change color due to different strains of algae and bacteria colonies at

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Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Researchers working with the US Department of Energy recently isolated a salt-tolerant enzyme from the Great Salt Lake that they say is the missing piece in the biofuel refining process. The team of

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6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

From energy-generating toilets to poop-powered vehicles, there's a wealth of innovative eco-friendly projects out there that transform human waste into a valuable resource. Read on for a look at some of

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Cartilage Car is Made From 3D Printed Polymers

Cartilage Car is Made From 3D Printed Polymers

The 3D printing technique used to create the outer body of this car constructs layers of a cartilage-like material through new molecular constructions of polymers, resins, rubbers and silicone, which are

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Green Power Island Could Power Copenhagen Sustainably

Green Power Island Could Power Copenhagen Sustainably

The proposed Green Power Island off the coast of Copenhagen seeks to be an alternative energy super center for the country. Designed by Gottlieb Paludan, the massive man-made island will utilize wind

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First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

This evening at 9pm, the Gulfstream G450 airplane will become the first trans-Atlantic flight to be powered partially by biofuel (supplied by Honeywell). The flight will take off from Morristown, New

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Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda -- giants in the worlds of agriculture, petroleum and automotive manufacturing -- have teamed up to fund a company called Virent that has developed an inexpensive process to turn

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Enerkem Receives $60 Million to Transform Garbage Into Fuel

Enerkem Receives $60 Million to Transform Garbage Into Fuel

Canadian company Enerkem has devised an innovative plan to transform garbage into a source of fuel, and today it received $60 million in new financing to bring its technology to the mainstream. The

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The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

Designed by Yi Liu, Luo Jing and Jiang Yu-ning for the 2010 Seoul International Design Competition, the Green Transformer is a solar powered device that can help to remove valuable bio-oil (fuel often

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Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Hypercar statistics get us mildly turned on, but when you mention that a sexy, supercharged sports car runs on biofuel, well that really gets our motor revving. Koenigsegg, the maker of the Agera, has

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