Alternative fuels

Apple Mulls Over Replacing Plug-In Batteries with Hydrogen Fuel Cells

December 27, 2011 / 1 Comment

It seems Apple is never tired of experimenting with innovations. Currently, the company is thinking of replacing the conventional plug-in batteries with fuel cells so as to increase the time the battery takes to drain out. It is fairly understood that this renaissance may aid pollution but fuel cells indeed provide longer gaps between recharges. Hydrogen fuel cells tend to have troubles ...

On the Verge of a Clean Energy Transformation: Morocco

December 26, 2011 / No Comments

So much of the conversation about clean energy debate focuses around the big boys - the U.S., China, the G8 - but it would behoove us to remember there are interesting efforts afoot in many parts of the globe. I was reminded of that after coming across an article about the solar transformation underway in Morocco. While many countries took their time ...

Top 10 Countries Using Solar Power

December 23, 2011 / No Comments

Despite the state of the economy, the use of solar power is on the rise worldwide. Due in part to the green movement, in part to worries over the future of oil, in part due to (never-ending) unrest in the Middle East, solar is the darling of alternative power. That's also due in part to the fact that the sun is ...

Cooking Oil Powered Flights Take Off

November 10, 2011 / No Comments

Alaska Airlines has become the first commercial flight to take off on biofuel blend derived from cooking oil. Earlier this week, United Airlines had teamed up with Solazyme to fly the first ever US commercial flight powered by advanced biofuel. However, it was powered by a mix of Solazyme algae biofuels and traditional jet fuels. Alaska Airlines used a blend of ...

Hydrogen-Fuelled Racing Car Forze IV Ready to Hit the Track

July 13, 2011 / No Comments

July 9th was not just another day for the environmentalists and students at Delfts University of Technology. For, it was this day that they uncovered the foremost student-designed and built hydrogen racing car in The Hague. Christened ‘Forze IV’’ , this very novel and eco friendly concept was made into reality by the students at of the university based in ...

Cooking Oil to Fuel Thomson Airways

July 6, 2011 / No Comments

Cooking oil has more uses than one can imagine. Ever thought that planes will use cooking oil as their fuel? That’s happening. This month, Thomson Airways will become Britain's first airline to fly customers on biofuel --- in this case cooking oil --- when it operates a service to Spain. The airline, owned by Europe's biggest tour operator TUI Travel, said ...

SonicStar Could Take You from New York to London in Two hours

June 28, 2011 / No Comments

The SonicStar supersonic plane, designed by HyperMach, could reach New York form London in two hours! SonicStar meets the requirements of speed and low overland noise, effectively ushering in a new dawn in aviation history. But, what matters us  is the fact that it has reduced emmission rates! The 20-seat plane is expected to be capable of greater speeds using its ...

MIT Students Come Up with Liquid Fuel for Electric Cars

June 9, 2011 / No Comments

What we have for you now is not just some usual news on alternate fuel technologies. A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students have come up with a brand new technology, which is definitely going to lure many of you to EVs. Perhaps, nothing concerns the EV owners as much as its charging and range. Here comes the perfect ...

Ion Horse: 140mph ElectricWind-Powered Superbike to Compete in Isle of Man TT Race

June 9, 2011 / No Comments

Isle of Man TT Race is a motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man and for many years the most prestigious motor-cycle race in the world. Now, you may be wondering why we are mentioning the race event in our green site. Let’s us make it clear. One of the contestants for this year has given a green charm ...

Building a 21st Century Clean Energy Economy

March 31, 2011 / No Comments

New programs and initiatives are underway in the United States so as to transform the country into an energy economic powerhouse. As part of this, the authorities have come up with many strategies -  especially with regard to the considerable reduction in oil exports. The latest news from the White House has it that the government is considering a certain ...