Monthly Archives: October 2007

Ethanol production makes a scary day for candy makers

Aside from changing snack habits, Candy purveyors are also being hit with high prices for high-fructose corn syrup, which have risen more than 40% in the last year because of the ethanol industry’s demand for corn. “With so many forces … Continue reading

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Recycling old windows

Steve Bupp, of Cross Creek Farm near Glen Rock, uses old windows to give character and charm to the garden sheds he custom builds. He said that he could use plastic, but that these look much better. The 100% decomposable … Continue reading

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A Tasmanian hybrid scooter

The University of Tasmania built a hybrid two cylinder scooter that runs on ethanol. An electric motor, which is the primary source of power, assists propulsion from the front wheel. The scooter also has a regenerative braking system. The hybrid … Continue reading

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Heartland ethanol warning

As with all investment “opportunities”, the money flows in; as production grows, price/demand will fall. The red flag with ethanol investment is that at some point the reality will point to a shaky framework of government subsidies, the environmental impact, … Continue reading

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Recycling fashion

Video I produced about Morningstar Marketplace featuring Michael Mixell Michael Mixell, of Fairview Township makes a fashion statement out of recycling at the Morningstar Marketplace. The fitted vest is made out of 2,314 soda can pull tabs. Mixell holds a … Continue reading

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Marketing smaller

Nissan considering $3,000 car Possibly marketed worldwide, the cheap car would be built in collaboration with Bajaj, a motorcycle maker in India that’s working with Nissan and French car company Renault. For low-price markets, the car would be bare-bones, lacking … Continue reading

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Man fined for using alt fuel

Bob Teixeira decided it was time to take a stand against U.S. dependence on foreign oil. So last fall the Charlotte, North Carolina, musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. … Continue reading

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Lithium’s development slow

Toyota will slash the price and size of its hybrid system by around half for the next-generation Prius model, and use a nickel-metal hydride battery instead of lithium-ion, Executive Vice President Kazuo Okamoto, in charge of Toyota’s research and development, … Continue reading

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A bicycle built for view

Greg and Gerallyn Duke were visiting York on Sunday from West Chester, Pa. and riding the rail trial with a Bilenky tandem bicycle. The Philadelphia made bicycle allows a shorter person see the road ahead. It features independent cadence (both … Continue reading

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Home heat off the grid

Free, controlled central heat from the forest, corn, old lumber… The fireplace isn’t anything new and an outside wood burning furnace is hardly a pollution free source of heat. However, cleaver efficient low maintenance and safe ways to extract energy … Continue reading

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