Converting seaweed sugar to fuel sidesteps land-use and fresh-water issues posed by conventional biofuels, Bio Architecture Lab argues.
ClearFuels partners with Rentech, gets $7.7 million in DOE funds to build biomass gasifier for producing bio-blended diesel and jet fuel.
CEO Marco Astorri thinks his startup's plastic, derived from sugar beets, is environmentally better than ordinary plastic. In one form, it can conduct electricity, too, and auto supplier Magna's interest is piqued.
Can carbon dioxide be used to make a fuel? Australian companies Linc Energy and Bio Clean Coal to grow algae for biomass or biodiesel.
To promote the upcoming International Bacon Film Festival in San Diego, Hormel made a motorcycle that runs on bacon grease, and emits a lovely bacon smell in the exhaust.
At Eco-Products 2011 show in Tokyo, Sony shows off a prototype battery that gets its power from shredded paper.
The tech giant says three-quarters of its energy needs are now renewable, with some facilities now at 100 percent.
The Honda Fit EV shows range similar to that of other compact electric cars on the market and drives well enough, but ultimately feels like a retrofit project car rather than a fully realized futuristic production vehicle.
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By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.
Car maker Holden has unveiled an updated Commodore range, which, thanks to its support of ethanol blends of up to 85 per cent ethanol/15 per cent unleaded, could eventually be powered by household waste.