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F-15 Fighter Jet Flies on Alternative Jet Fuel
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, air force, alternative fuel, alternative fuels, alternative jet fuel, Environment, F-15, fighter jet, JP-8 )

- 3983 days ago -
According to the pilot, it was just another day at the office.
Top 15 Unexpected Uses For Biodiesel
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, B100, B20, biodiesel, biofuels, bioheat, bioremediation, diesel, electricity, energy, fuel cells, Green, guide, howto, hydrogen, oil, petroleum, renewable energy, renewable power, resources, top10 )

- 4131 days ago -
While virtually everyone is familiar with the use of biodiesel as a substitute for diesel fuel, a few novel uses may not have crossed your radar. Biodiesel can produce hydrogen, clean up oil spills, degrease your tools, heat your home, and more.
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Are Cheaper Than Silicon And Act More Like Plants
Science & Tech  (tags: solar cells, dye sensitized, alternative fuels )

- 4136 days ago -
A cheap alternative to silicon solar cells can be found in dye-sensitized solar cells. This type of cell imitates the natural conversion of sunlight into energy by plants and light-sensitive bacteria.
How Biodiesel Fuel-Cells Could Power The Future (And Your Car)
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biodiesel, biofuels, cars, fuel cells, hydrogen, innovation, microtechnology, technology, transportation, vegetable oilnews, discovery, interesting, research, NewTechnology, science, technology )

- 4139 days ago -
After years of development, the Washington-based company InnovaTek is testing a hand-sized microreactor that can convert virtually any liquid fuel (like biodiesel) into hydrogen, producing a portable hydrogen stream for use in adjoining fuel-cells.
Switchgrass Could Displace 30% of US Petroleum Usage With 94% GHG Reduction : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, ethanol, oil, petroleum, research, science, study, switchgrass, transportation )

- 4144 days ago -
Switchgrass has been shown to produce 540% more energy than was used to grow, harvest, and process it into cellulosic ethanol, while reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 94% when compared to gasoline. It could potentially displace 30% of US fuel.
Could Hybrid Vehicles Hinder Development of More Sustainable Alternatives? : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, cars, fuel cell, Green, HEV, hybrids, news, PHEV, sustainability, transportation )

- 4144 days ago -
French analysts have concluded that the wild popularity of gasoline-hybrid electric vehicles in the United States could potentially hinder development of more sustainable and advanced green vehicles.
Plug-In Hybrids Use Over 17 Times More Water Than Regular Cars, Researchers Say : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, cars, electric car, electricity, EV, hybrids, PHEV, plug-ins, renewable energy, transportation, water )

- 4146 days ago -
While plug-in hybrids offer great increases in fuel efficiency, they may come at a surprising cost: water. A recent study from Environmental Science & Technology found that plug-ins require the consumption of 3 times and withdrawal of 17 times more water.
First Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Goes Online, Makes Fuel From Wood Waste : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, biofuel, cellulosic ethanol, energy, ethanol, fuel, gasoline, renewable fuel, transportation )

- 4151 days ago -
The first commercial cellulosic ethanol facility to convert waste wood materials into a renewable fuel went online last month near Upton, Wyoming. After 6 years of development, the technology can make fuel from wood and waste, like cardboard and paper.
Study: Your Car Can Run On 20% Ethanol : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuel, cars, E10, E20, ethanol, Flex-Fuel, FlexFuel, renewable fuel, research, study, transportation )

- 4151 days ago -
A University of Minnesota study found that using higher blends of ethanol (20%) blended into gasoline did not cause damage or cause performance problems when used in standard gasoline engines.
University Funding Pulled For Anti-Biofuel Research : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, alternative fuels, biofuel, business, cellulosic ethanol, corn, ethanol, global warming, grain, industry, research, science, transportation, university )

- 4152 days ago -
Two soybean growers' groups have suspended $1.5 million in funding from the University of Minnesota, due to research showing that biofuels could worsen global warming.
Study: Buying Biodiesel May Be A Gamble : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, B20, biodiesel, driving, fuel, gas, oil, petroleum, radiocarbon, research, science, study, transportation )

- 4152 days ago -
If you ever buy retail biodiesel for your diesel vehicle, it turns out you might not be getting exactly what you paid for--or you may be getting quite a bit more. A new study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute found wide variation in biodiesel blends.
A Biodiesel Prius? VW To Release 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, biodiesel, biofuel, cars, diesel, electric, fuel, fuel economy, Green, hybrid, mileage, petroleum, transportation, VW )

- 4154 days ago -
Toyota may lose its high-mileage stranglehold on the U.S. auto industry, thanks to Volkswagon's new Golf hybrid-electric diesel. At 69.9 MPG, the new model is a serious contender for high-mileage biodiesel usage with a ridiculously low-emissions profile.
Hydrogen - the Future Fuel of Air Travel?
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, travel, alternative fuels, air travel, hydrogen, hydrogen )

- 4186 days ago -
Fly from Brussels to Sydney in just over 4 hours? To achieve the range and speed goals, fossil fuels have been ditched in favor of liquid hydrogen.
GM's Grand Plan For Solving America's Oil Dependence
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuels, cars, diesel, FlexFuel, fuel cell, fuel efficiency, gas, GM, hybrid, hydrogen, transportation )

- 4201 days ago -
General Motors says they're committed to 'diversifying away from petroleum.' I'm calling it GM's grand vision for U.S. transportation energy independence, they call it their 'Advanced Propulsion Roadmap.' Either way, GM plans is investing in new tech.

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