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15 Easy Ways to Save Gas

By DivineCaroline via EcoSalon Did you know that regardless of the vehicle you drive, there are ways to drive more efficiently that can yield big savings over the course of a year? This means sav…


Orange Peels Could Float Florida in Ethanol

Okay, not really float the whole state, but Dr. Henry Daniell, a professor of genetic engineering at the University of Central Florida, believes orange peels alone could be used to produce 200 million…


Fueling Cars with Feces

A microbe has been found that can break down anything that contains cellulose and turn it into ethanol. In 1996, Thomas Warnick was exploring the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts, w…


Trimming Your Fuel Consumption: A Few Tips To Increase Your MPG

According to the department of energy, in 2008, the United States consumed roughly 137 billion gallons of gasoline. Of course, not all of that was used by your car (although I suspect the guy down t…


Holy Cow! Bovine Gas Used to Power Milk Trucks

In one of my previous lives, when I was working as a small-town newspaper reporter in my early 20s, I lived in Tulare County--where the cows outnumber the people. Whenever I'd be driving home after a …


Hypermiling: 2008 Word of the Year

It's pretty hard to imagine now, with gas prices dropping below $2 in an area where it was dangerously close to $5 a gallon just a few months ago, but finagling your money's worth from fuel might just…

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Biofuels from Everyday Foods

Mention the topic of turning food into fuel (think: corn into ethanol, soybeans into biodiesel) and you'll likely land in a heated debate. Yes, Americans burn through 388.6 million gallons of gasoline…

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