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  • Researcher finds new, cheaper way to produce ethanol fuel from waste

    Researcher finds new, cheaper way to produce ethanol fuel from waste

    Reducing gasoline dependency has been a hot issue for the developed world for some time now. Unfortunately, it hasn't been very successful. Alternative fuel sources have been more expensive, or more toxic, to produce than gasoline, so gasoline is still the primary fuel source for many vehicles. New research coming from the University of Central Florida may be changing the game, though, with cheap… Read More

  • Beer fuels you, left over beer fuels your car

    Beer fuels you, left over beer fuels your car

    Beer, the third most popular beverage in the world after water and tea, just gained another reason for our support. Sierra Nevada Brewing, makers of fine beverages, recently purchased an EFuel 100 MicroFueler, which produces ethanol from water, sugar, and yeast. Guess what one of the major byproducts of beer fermentation is? Yup, yeast! The excess yeast left over from brewing will soon find its… Read More

  • Toyota iQ gets 55+ MPG, coming to Europe in January

    Toyota iQ gets 55+ MPG, coming to Europe in January

    Gas, schmas. Here’s the Toyota iQ, an actual, real car that’s available for pre-order in Europe now and will hit the roads there in January. It’s small, yes, but it can hold four people – Toyota recommends three adults and one child – and best of all, it gets a pretty amazing 55+ miles per gallon. Read More

  • The petrol-powered PC. You know, just because.

    The petrol-powered PC. You know, just because.

    At nearly $110 a barrel, it only makes sense to use oil to power a PC. That’s exactly what some Russian guy did, hooking up a headless PC to his car’s engine for great glory of Russia. 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