Alternative fuels

Cargill Plans to Cut Down on Fuel Consumption by Flying Kites!

March 1, 2011 / No Comments

If there’s a will, there of course can be a way too! Cargill, the food and agriculture company seems to be putting the age old adage to practice. The company will soon begin start using giant kites on their ships so as to generate propulsion. And what do they gain? A cut in fuel use by around 35 per cent!

Solar Cell Prices May Rise Every Month, Starting this Feb

January 29, 2011 / No Comments

Solar cell manufacturers have sent word to module clients citing plans to hike prices by $0.01 each month, beginning February 2011. However, as new capacity is expected to come online this year, solar cell companies themselves have added that there was little chance of a price hike.

Ford Green Plans Gain Momentum

January 26, 2011 / No Comments

The Ford Focus Electric is getting a makeover to make it even ‘greener’. The car will now be built of recyclable and renewable materials. Ford’s product sustainability manager Carrie Majeske has been quoted as saying that an EV is also called a green vehicle, and so Ford has gone ahead by stuffing out the materials used in Focus Electric with ...

Urban Traffic Causes People to Fill an Extra 3.9 Gallons of Fuel

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Post-recession, many people have chosen not to take their vehicles out on the street due to increasing fuel prices and economic turmoil. But the situation is vastly changing and now as the financial crisis is being solved more and more motorists are appearing on the road. This was revealed by a study conducted by Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M ...

Fisker Karma Production to Begin from March 2011

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Many of you have been eagerly waiting for the release of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid car for a long time. The wait had begun ever since  it was originally scheduled for release in November 2009. The release was then postponed to September 2010, but now the company has come up with a more reasonable production start date - ...

Dubai’s ENOC Brings in Eco-Sensibility into Petrol Stations

January 10, 2011 / No Comments

Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is attempting to pump in eco-sensibility into petrol stations. The company is doing this by opening new green stations in Emirates Hills, and thereby trying to lessen environmental damage.

US Stays Away from Coal Plants in 2010, Coal Sector Faces a Gradual Death

January 4, 2011 / No Comments

Amidst the climatic changes and related issues during the past one year, there is certain subtler news to be happy with.  The Washington Post has analyzed the 2010 investment trends in the energy sector and the same provides some hope for environment enthusiasts.

Zephyr Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft’s 3 World Records Confirmed (Video)

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Zephyr, the solar powered unmanned plane’s already set record has been officially confirmed. The aircraft has been developed by the defense and research company Qinetiq and has been declared by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as holding three records. The records are for absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight, flight duration for a UAV of its class ...

BMW Lines Up New Green Car MegaCity for 2013 Release

December 23, 2010 / No Comments

BMW’s new green concept car Megacity is all set to be released by 2013 and we’re looking forward to it because it is said to be the most radical BMW in decades. It has been revealed that the BMW plans on naming the new range of energy efficient cars from the company under the “I” series.

Mercedes B-Class F-cell Handed Over

December 20, 2010 / No Comments

The past couple of weeks have seen many green cars being delivered to customers. The first Nissan Leaf was delivered to Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco, CA. Soon after, the first Chevrolet Volt was handed over to Jeffrey Kaffee, a retired airline pilot living in Parsippany, NJ. Both vehicles have been eagerly anticipated by the green auto market, and ...