biofuel

 
  • Yum, self-digesting corn creates delicious ethanol

    Yum, self-digesting corn creates delicious ethanol

    First of all, I think it should be said that the whole corn-as-fuel idea is a red herring when it comes to alternative energy. The corn industry is a bloated mess and throwing the demands of widespread biofuel use into the mix would probably push it beyond the breaking point and make for some really weird corn politics. That said, if the process of fueling some things with corn is made easier and… Read More

  • Biofuel producers catching heat amid rise in food price

    Biofuel producers catching heat amid rise in food price

    There’s been riots over the rise in food prices. You may heave heard about, or even seen first-hand, rising food costs. (As have I—milk is how much?) Just be grateful you’re not a biofuel producer, since those guys are feeling some heat, namely for “crimes against humanity.” That’s a hard accusation to shake, methinks. Certain individuals are blaming biofuel… Read More

  • Grease thief thieves grease, cops cop fop

    Grease thief thieves grease, cops cop fop

    Why can’t anyone take a dignified mugshot anymore? This man, David Richardson, was arrested for trying to steal used cooking grease from a Burger King. He was to use the grease for his biofuel Wacky Races car. While I agree he should have been arrested for even going to a Burger King—I’m a Howard Dean-loving, latte-drinking, New York liberal*—he should have known better. Read More

  • Biofuel-powered Virgin Atlantic 747 flies from London to Amsterdam

    [photopress:vacoconut.jpg,full,center] A Virgin Atlantic airplane fueled by a coconut and babassu nut biofuel mixture flew from London to Amsterdam at the weekend. It was the first commercial airline to fly on a biofuel mixture, something that Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson said would forever change the way the airline industry operates. Before you run around, telling your friends that the… Read More

  • Virgin 747 to go from London to Amsterdam on biofuel

    Virgin 747 to go from London to Amsterdam on biofuel

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline will conduct a test flight at the end of the month wherein a Boeing 747 will fly from London to Amsterdam using an 80/20 blend of conventional fuel and biofuel, respectively. The plane will carry no passengers but will be “the first time a commercial aircraft has flown on biofuel,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Read More