biofuels

U.S. Energy Dept. Gives $105M to Make Fuel From Corn Waste

U.S. Energy Dept. Gives $105M to Make Fuel From Corn Waste

In an effort to reduce our dependency on foreign oil, the U.S. has been working to ramp up its plant-based ethanol production in recent years, and while we're falling short of Congress's 500 million

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Report Reveals America Now Receives More Power From Renewable Sources Than Nuclear

Report Reveals America Now Receives More Power From Renewable Sources Than Nuclear

A recent report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that America now receives more of its energy from renewable sources than it does from nuclear generation plants. In the

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Team Steam’s USLSR Car Set to Smash Record for ‘Fastest Steam Car on Earth’

Team Steam’s USLSR Car Set to Smash Record for ‘Fastest Steam Car on Earth’

Team Steam USA and Cyclone Power Technologies just unveiled a space age steam-powered vehicle that is contending for the title of “Fastest Steam Car on Earth”. The streamlined USLSR car will test

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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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UK Scientists Plan to Power Cars With Cornish Pasties

UK Scientists Plan to Power Cars With Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties are traditional savory snacks that are so beloved in the UK that they recently received protected status from the European Union. However now a group of scientists at Greenergy are

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Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released a statement this week warning that current government subsidies and policies surrounding biofuels could push an estimated 35 million

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Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos New Plant BioEnergy began construction two days ago on the grounds of an old citrus-processing factory for $130 million Indian River BioEnergy Center.

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Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

A strain of glycerol-eating bacteria named Clostidium pasteurianum consumes crude glycerol to create products that can be used as energy sources.

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First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

This morning, Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company, announced that Valero, the nation's largest indepfendent oil refinery, will take the entire commercial output of a plant that Mascoma will break

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POO POWER: Chicken Manure to Power UK Homes

POO POWER: Chicken Manure to Power UK Homes

Chicken manure is becoming a renewable energy source of choice for many countries. We previously reported that the Netherlands were planning to use the waste product to power over 9,000 homes, and now the

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Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway

Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway

Finland recently unveiled plans to build the world's first green highway — an 81-mile stretch of road that would feature charging stations for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels.

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World’s Greenest Service Station Gets Go-Ahead in UK

World’s Greenest Service Station Gets Go-Ahead in UK

At the edge of the rolling hills of England's Cotswolds, developer Westmorland Ltd has gotten the OK to build a green service station that sets aside space for EV charging stations next to the petrol

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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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First Glucose Biofuel Cell Paves Way for Body-Powered Electronics

First Glucose Biofuel Cell Paves Way for Body-Powered Electronics

Glucose: it gives us that extra spike of energy, powers our cells, and soon, it might even power implantable medical devices. A team of researchers from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France

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GlidArc Uses Plasma TV Tech to Produce Super-Clean Fuel

GlidArc Uses Plasma TV Tech to Produce Super-Clean Fuel

Plasma televisions are energy-sucking monsters -- a 48-inch screen uses more power than a large refrigerator -- which is why they have been largely replaced with LCD and LED screens. But the technology

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Self-Destructing Bacteria Could Be the Key to Better Biofuels

Self-Destructing Bacteria Could Be the Key to Better Biofuels

Normally we don't advocate self-destruction, but in the case of biofuel-producing bacteria, it might be a good thing. Researchers at Arizona State University have genetically engineered cyanobacteria

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Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Are living green buildings just around the corner? A report recently released by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that sealed containers of algae photobioreactors could be integrated into

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Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Luxury auto powerhouse Lotus recently announced plans to develop a new kind of engine that will be able to run on virtually any type of fuel. Aptly named the OMNIVORE, the innovative engine will utilize a

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