Biofuel

Corn Ethanol May Not Be a Green Solution for Biofuel

November 15, 2013 / No Comments

Back in 2007, a bi-partisan effort signed into law a mandate that Ethanol be added to gasoline. This was supposed to greatly reduce the carbon dioxide and other pollutants. This move also had other benefits. Farmers backed the initiative as well as the green community. Many farmers were hard pressed to meet their expenses raising food crops and being able to ...

MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter Uses 100% Algal-Derived Jet Fuel

June 24, 2011 / No Comments

If you think helicopters always depend on a spinning rotor to remain in the air, an MH-60S Seahawk will prove you wrong. Let’s see how. Solazyme has announced that the US Navy successfully demonstrated its 100% algal-derived jet fuel in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter test flight in a 50/50 blend with petroleum-derived jet fuel. The mixture used is known as Solajet ...

Trident Iceni Biodiesel Supercar All Set for Launch

June 21, 2011 / No Comments

The much awaited green car Trident Iceni is finally becoming a reality. We have been hearing a myriad of news whirling around it over the last decade including the management-changes, restructuring, redesign and refinancing related to the same. However, Trident Iceni is now all set to make its debut at the UK's Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on July 15. Iceni will ...

Aviation Biofuel Likely to Get Approval Soon

June 16, 2011 / No Comments

If it was some years before we too might have agreed that aviation and green doesn’t seem to go hand in hand. But, we have for you some really exciting piece of information, which vehemently rules out all those false-perceived notions of ‘flying green’. Let’s make it clear. Certifying body ASTM International looks to be just days away from officially approving ...

NASCAR Racing Season Puts Ethanol in the Forefront

February 24, 2011 / No Comments

Over 12000 people who got together to watch the Daytona 500 were witness to the ethanol partnership between NASCAR and the National Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy. Though Clint Bowyer, American-Ethanol-sponsored driver failed to win the Daytona 500, ethanol was entitled with a victory as it was the first time all the cars raced used Sunoco Green E15.

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 ...

Indigo Air Hops On to A320 Neo Fuel-efficient Jets

January 17, 2011 / No Comments

This may be considered as a giant step in the area of greener air travels, but, considering the number of jets in the air, it is noteworthy. Indian airliner IndiGo  has become the first buyer of 150 Airbus A320 neo fuel-efficient jets, and this is regarded as the single largest order in commercial aviation history.

Volkswagen Jetta Rated Excellent by Consumer Reports

December 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

Consumer Reports (CR), one among the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, has published their latest rating based on their Annual Auto Survey conducted on the four fuel efficient vehicles Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI, Honda CR-Z, Ford Fiesta and Mazda2.

Lufthansa Plans World’s First Biofuel Passenger Flight in 2011

November 30, 2010 / No Comments

Germany's biggest airline, Deutsche Lufthansa plans to launch the world's first biofuel passenger flight in 2011. The flights will begin in April 2011 and continue for six months as part of a government-backed study on the long-term impact of biofuels on aircraft performance.

Spain’s Largest Biomass Plant Coming Up in Huelva

September 21, 2010 / No Comments

Renewable energy group Ence has undertaken the construction of the largest biomass plant in Spain. The Spanish Government has approved the plan of the plant. A biomass plant produces energy by using organic matter which includes agricultural waste to forest waste products. They can have carbon dioxide emissions up to 60 percentages lower than the equipments or facilities which uses the ...