Alternative fuels

Bio-Grow uses e-waste to produce bio-fuel for future cars

May 12, 2010 / No Comments

No need to worry anymore about ways to dispose off your electronic waste especially computers because now you can use it grow bio-fuel. Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created Bio-Grow, an algae bio-reactor.

Delta2: World’s first DIY bio-fuel based helicopter

May 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Delta2 an Australian aviation company is all set to take the aviation world by storm through its creation of worlds’ first biofuel-capable diesel helicopter. Graceville based aeronautical engineer Bill Whitney, has designed this very beautiful and stylish looking low cost helicopter for Australian farmers with large countryside landholdings and oodles of diesel to burn.

Ultrasound technology to ensure cheaper bio-fuel production

May 6, 2010 / No Comments

Man is relentlessly dabbling with technology in search for newer and cheaper bio-fuels to ensure a civilizational shift to alternative fuel resources that are environmentally friendly. One of the major reasons that prevents large scale use of bio-fuel is the complicated and time-consuming process involved in producing it.

Scientists pressure cooking micro-algae into bio-fuel for greener economy

April 27, 2010 / No Comments

The outlook for the bio-fuel market worldwide seems cheerfully optimistic with new ways to produce the eco-friendly fuel, regularly hitting the headlines. Several types of algae have been widely explored as a viable source for bio-fuel in the last few decades, however if this one becomes a success then we could soon have farmers growing microalgae ...

US Navy flies First Green Supersonic Jet on Earth Day

April 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

Coincidence apart, but what better occasion than the Earth Day for the world’s most well equipped military to try and reduce its carbon footprint and move closer towards getting a green makeover? In an effort to clean up its armed forces the US Navy will take the Hornet on a supersonic test flight using bio-fuel.

DARPA Looking for Nuclear Power in Poop

April 2, 2010 / No Comments

DARPA has a number of tough-to-believe projects going on at any moment of time, that leads to the agency often being called the Pentagon's mad science division. This time around, they are looking for an environmentally friendly energy source, or basically, using poop to power portable nuclear reactors.

US Air Force Moves Towards a Better Fuel

March 31, 2010 / No Comments

The US Air Force is a gas guzzler that consumes 2.4 billion gallons of fuel annually. That number certainly isn't comforting, but the good part is that the Air Force has begun its move towards better, cleaner fuels. Recently, an A-10C Thunderbolt jet took to the air from the Elgin Air Force Base, while getting power from a plant based ...

Artificial Leaf to Generate Energy Without Harmful Emissions

March 26, 2010 / 1 Comment

Photosynthesis by plants is a simple, green way to generate loads of energy, and giving out precious oxygen in the process. Scientists have been working to create a system that would generate energy like plant leaves do, without any ill-effects on the environment. Precious little success has been achieved so for, and the Artificial Inorganic Leaf (AIL) is a step ...

Scientists Find Clean Hydrogen Fuel in Piezo Crystals and Noise

March 18, 2010 / No Comments

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison claim to have found clean hydrogen fuel in the unholy mix of zinc oxide crystals, water and noise pollution. Researchers say that the process will not require any catalyst like oil, and will manage to be fairly efficient. Which makes it quite a winner, with noise pollution being quite ubiquitous in our world, using ...

Green Cargo Ships May be Closer Than You Think

January 5, 2010 / No Comments

Cargo ships are probably the cheapest and most efficient method to transport your cargo - and they also take considerably less energy per ton of cargo than most other methods. Still, the fuel used to power cargo ships is notoriously known as one of the dirtiest fuels in the world, and in fact cargo ships alone are known to contribute ...