Category Archives: Alternative Fuels

Renewable fuels: Lanza Tech develops CO2 fermentation system

Lanza Tech earlier announced its collaboration with Petronas of Malaysia to extend the company’s CO fermentation process to also include gases including Co2 such as natural gases and refinery off-gases. This will lead to their production of acetic acid, a chemical that is essential for applications in the markets of plastics and polymers. During a […]

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Combo of Gasoline PFI and Ford E85 Direct Injection Boost System More Cost Effective than Modern Diesel

A study conducted by Ford reveals that the use of their E85 boosting system for direct injection in combination with a gasoline PFI or port fuel injection is more efficient in its use of fuel and can be more cost effective than using a modern diesel. The idea dates back to 2005 from MIT experts […]

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Diapers Converted into Fuel to Power Vehicles

Diapers are one of the worst offenders when looking at landfill problems as millions of diapers are thrown away daily. Modern day eco conscious parents are reverting back to cloth diapers but so few people see cloth diapers as feasible alternatives that the ones who do use the reusable nappies are not making a positive […]

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Moving Away from Food Source Ethanol – The Second Generation in Norway

Initially when countries began mandating specific ratios of gasoline to ethanol in car fuels, corn was and still is a predominant raw material of the ensuing ethanol. Although environmentalists eagerly welcomed the shift from fossil fuel to a cleaner burning, more sustainable ethanol-gasoline mix, the growing controversy over food source materials became a moral issue. […]

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The Morality or Non-Morality of Bio Fuels

One would expect the movement to find alternative fuels to be a welcomed cause. But as imminent as change is, the scramble to research and develop bio fuels has been fraught with controversy. So I decided to find out what could possibly make this topic so contentious and why so many powerful organizations are against […]

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Product Highlight – Heating with Java Fireplace Logs

For many years now, Brazil has been using blocks of discarded coffee beans as fuel in locomotives and as heating in factories. Apparently the country had such a surplus of coffee beans in the 1930s that they were throwing away bags of the beans into the sea until someone came up with the idea of […]

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Mesquite to Power Farm Equipment

Mesquite, a deciduous tree from Mexico and the US can be converted into ethanol, a grain based alcohol used in bio fuels. Today most cars and equipment using regular gasoline can actually run just as efficiently on a mix of gas and ethanol. In fact, the mix probably runs as high as ten percent ethanol […]

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Welcome to Alternative Fuels Blog

The world is using too much fossil fuels. We all know it, and we all realize peakoil is just around the corner. The way forward is not using our cars less, or not heating our homes — it’s alternative fuels and finding better ways to use these fuels… The Alternative Fuels Blog will be talking […]

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