Biofuels Initiative
The United States produces mainly biodiesel and ethanol fuel, which uses corn as the main feedstock. Since 2005 the US overtook Brazil as the world's largest ethanol producer. In 2006 the US produced ...
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Reverse Photosynthesis Is 'Game Changer' For Creating Biofuels
A new method called reverse photosynthesis harnesses the power of sunlight to break down plant material and turn it into a revolutionary biofuel. Researchers say this will greatly reduce pollution.
Biofuel Tech Straight From The Farm
Nature’s figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank ...
This New Nanotech Waterless Toilet Can Turn Human Waste Into Power
Around 2.3 billion people around the world are living without access to safe and sanitised toilet facilities, so scientists in the UK have designed a new cheap, waterless, and energy-producing toilet,...
Material Inspired By Nature Could Turn Water Into Fuel
Scientists have theoretically designed a new material that could help supply the world with clean energy by turning water into fuel, using just the power of the sun. Chemists at the University of Read...
A Canadian Start-Up Is Removing CO2 From The Air And Turning It Into Pellets
A pilot project to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into pellets that can either be used as fuel or stored underground for later has been launched by a Vancouver-based start-up called Carbon...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Saltwater Lamps For Those in Need
In first world countries, light and electricity may be something taken for granted. When one ambles into a business office, it’s uncommon to marvel at the fluorescents above when they flicker on. All ...
This Giant Wind Wall Sucks Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air
Carbon Engineering has an ambitious plan to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into fuel. The company is aiming the facility at areas where reforestation isn't an option, such as de...
United Airlines Is Going To Power Its Jets With Animal Poop Now
This summer, a major domestic airline will start powering its jets with alternative fuels for the first time, cutting down carbon pollution in an industry that is one of the fastest growing contributo...
Stanford Scientists Discover How Microbes Acquire Electricity In Making Methane
Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the Stanford tea...
BIG Unveils a Luminescent Geodesic Dome Power Plant, and it's also a Public Park
Power plants are, in general, rather dowdy structures—unless you live in the world of Bjarke Ingels, that is. The Danish architect and his firm, BIG, was invited to design a new biomass power plant fo...
Biofuel
A biofuel is a fuel that is derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Also biofuel can still be seen as fuel derived from organic matter (obtained directly from plants, or indirec...
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Renewable energy in the United States
Renewable energy in the United States accounted for 12.9 percent of the domestically produced electricity in 2013, and 11.2 percent of total energy generation. As of 2014, more than 143,000 people wor...
Renewable energy in the United States - Wikipedia
2007 U.S. Farm Bill
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agri...
Low-carbon fuel standard
A low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) is a rule enacted to reduce carbon intensity in transportation fuels as compared to conventional petroleum fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. The most common low-car...
Common ethanol fuel mixtures
Several common ethanol fuel mixtures are in use around the world. The use of pure hydrous or anhydrous ethanol in internal combustion engines (ICEs) is only possible if the engines are designed or mo...
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Flexible-fuel vehicle
A flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) or dual-fuel vehicle (colloquially called a flex-fuel vehicle) is an alternative fuel vehicle with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, us...
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Biodiesel in the United States
Biodiesel is commercially available in most oilseed-producing states in the United States. As of 2005, it is more expensive than petroleum-diesel, though it is still commonly produced in relatively sm...
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Methanol fuel
Methanol is an alternative fuel for internal combustion and other engines, either in combination with gasoline or directly ("neat"). It is used in racing cars in many countries. In the U.S., methanol ...
Reverse Photosynthesis Is 'Game Changer' For Creating Biofuels
A new method called reverse photosynthesis harnesses the power of sunlight to break down plant material and turn it into a revolutionary biofuel. Researchers say this will greatly reduce pollution.
BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport
BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) was a four-year project financially supported by the European Union for promoting the introduction and market penetration of bioethanol as a vehicle fuel, a...
BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport - Wikipedia
Methanol
Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, is a chemical with the formula CH3OH (often abbreviated MeOH). Methanol acquired the name "wood alcohol" because it ...
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Issues relating to biofuels
There are various social, economic, environmental and technical issues with biofuel production and use, which have been discussed in the popular media and scientific journals. These include: the effec...
Issues relating to biofuels - Wikipedia
List of flexible-fuel vehicles by car manufacturer
This is a list of flexible-fuel vehicles by car manufacturer in alphabetical order:
Audi offers the following FFV (E85) models (at least in Sweden, Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland ):
List of flexible-fuel vehicles by car manufacturer - Wikipedia
Ethanol fuel in Sweden
Sweden has achieved the largest E85 flexible-fuel vehicle fleet in Europe, with a sharp growth from 717 vehicles in 2001 to 195,545 by May 2010. Also, Sweden has the largest ethanol bus fleet in the w...
Ethanol fuel in Sweden - Wikipedia
Gasification
Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil fuel based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. This is achieved by reacting the material at high tempera...
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Hydroelectric power in the United States
Hydroelectric power stations in the United States are currently the second largest producer of renewable energy in the U.S. after biomass, but the largest renewable source of electricity. Hydroelectri...
Hydroelectric power in the United States - Wikipedia
Second generation biofuels
Second generation biofuels, also known as advanced biofuels, are fuels that can be manufactured from various types of biomass. Biomass is a wide-ranging term meaning any source of organic carbon that...
Algae fuel
Algae fuel or algal biofuel is an alternative to fossil fuel that uses algae as its source of natural deposits. Several companies and government agencies are funding efforts to reduce capital and oper...
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