ethanol

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.

Algenol Algae-to-Ethanol Study Proves Significant Cut in Carbon Footprint

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

A team from Algenol and Georgia tech has calculated the life cycle energy and green house gas emission with regard to ethanol production from algae. Algenol, which has been working on the direct to ethanol technology, performed a life cycle analysis (LCA) on the whole process of making Algenol's ethanol. The results were published as an open access paper in the ...

Lotus City Car Hybrid Concept Makes Paris Debut

October 4, 2010 / No Comments

Automaker Lotus has introduced its new City Car concept. As the name suggests, it is an economic urban runabout and employs dazzling looks. The car features an advanced series of hybrid technology with range extender engine and single-speed transmission.

China Turns to Ethanol-powered Buses from Sweden to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

China is turning to ethanol-powered buses from Sweden to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ethanol-powered bus made from up north - Sweden (the bus is the same color as Sweden's flag) is seen on the streets of Beijing, capital of the middle kingdom. An ethanol-powered environmentally-friendly bus can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Euro-V emission standards. But, the 18 ...

Eco-Friendly Hummer, Could It Be True?

December 1, 2008 / No Comments

There was a Hummer trying to do the eco-friendly dance in San Francisco last week. The best the H2 could do was say it runs off of E85 Ethanol. Does that count? The price - $63K. My advice to Hummer. Give it up. [gallery]

Cost of Ethanol Production Drops

August 25, 2008 / 1 Comment

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have come up with a cheaper way to make ethanol from rice straw and other waste materials ... cheaper by 30%. A professor at the university's Materials and Structures Laboratory has developed a catalyst that will break down plant-based materials resulting in a more efficient production of sugar. This sugar product is then mixed ...

Official Vehicles in Madrid to Use Clean Fuels by 2011

May 14, 2008 / 1 Comment

photo by vr2006 With 1.8 million cars counting for 75-percent of the air pollution, Madrid is one of Spain's most polluted cities. Recently the City Hall announced that their official vehicles will "turn green" by 2011 using clean fuels like bio-diesel, ethanol, natural gas or even running on electricity. Madrid also joined the BEST (BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport) European project to ...