Booster brings fuel to your office parking lot

Booster‘s tiny purple tankers have been cruising parking lots in Dallas-Fort Worth and the San Francisco area for 18 months now, and it’s ready to let the world in on its not-so-secret ser

The Pint-Sized ‘Fuel’ Phone Charger Is As Useful As It Is Adorable

Most of us have faced that sense of dread that comes when our phones lay drained and dysfunctional right when we need them the most. Sure, we could beat ourselves up for not charging them as long as w

BioLite Stove Charges Your Phone While Cooking Your Dinner

Wood-burning stoves aren't known for being particularly efficient, and their smoke not only contains high carbon emissions but causes health risks to those who inhale it. A portable design from <a hre

Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Grants $1.5M To Turn Human Waste Into Biofuel

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/portable-potty.jpg'> Two of many challenges developing countries face are unsafe water and a lack of affordable energy. With the help

Caltech Awarded $122 Million to Create Fuel From Sunlight

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/sun-leaf-small.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="Photo by Jennifer Boyer" />The <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organizatio

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fuel-from-waste.jpg" />Reducing gasoline dependency has been a hot issue for the developed world for some time now. Unfortunately, it has

Biodiesel's big break: Processors making their way into normal retail stores

Biodiesel is about to make the move from weirdo hobby to mainstream normality. Go Green Home Stores is working on bringing biodiesel brewers to its stores, making it so that folks don’t have to

Productivity: Save money on gas by driving more efficiently

Our ground-breaking series on productivity continues today with a quick look at making your car as fuel-efficient as possible, or just how to save yourself some money while driving around town. For wh

Google and PG&E Test Crazy New Hybrid Vehicles

We’re RICH! Not content with hegemonic domination of the Internets, Google is now seeking dominion over the open road. Earlier this week (read: yesterday), Google and Pacific Gas & Electric