Category Archives: Biodiesel

First flight of algae-fuelled jet

A US airline has completed the first test flight of a plane partly powered by biofuel derived from algae. The 90-minute flight by a Continental Boeing 737-800 went better than expected, a spokesperson said. One of its engines was powered … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year to power your house with a Prius

For the past few years during electrical emergencies, innovative people have been using their hybrid Toyota Prius to power their homes. During an ice storm last week Sweeney, of Harvard, Mass., powered his house by hooking it up to his … Continue reading

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Human fat used to fuel SUVs

A leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon claims to have combined two of America’s great obsessions; converting his 4×4 to run on fat removed from clients during liposuction operations. Unfortunately, it is illegal in California to use human medical waste to … Continue reading

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Costly biofuel as crude oil price crashes

As petroleum gas prices soared out of control the concept of using corn based ethanol almost started to make sense. It was cheaper than gas and although highly subsidized with our tax dollars and getting fewer miles per gallon than … Continue reading

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Algae biofuel

A company in Holland is planning on producing aviation fuel from algae. A fast growing, CO2 eating biofuel, that won’t dive up the price of food like corn based ethanol and it’s green mass by-product can be sold as feed … Continue reading

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Algae-derived biodiesel

Ben Caire, vice president of engineering for United Biofuel, Inc. in Manchester Township , referred to algae-derived biodiesel fuel as the holy grail for bio-fuel producers during a panel discussion tonight at Martin Library. Could the answer be in a … Continue reading

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Bio-fuel crops increase CO2

Two studies published this week suggest that almost all bio-fuels cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of production are taken into account. By planting bio-fuel crops, proponents hope to harvest the benefits of … Continue reading

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Martin Library environmental series

Martin Library will host an environmental panel discussion on February 21 featuring: Bob Astor – Shipley Fuels Marketing Benjamin Caire – United Biofuels Eugene DePasquale – PA Representative Michael Helfrich – Lower Susquehanna River Keeper Elizabeth Kepley – Gifford Pinchot … Continue reading

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Diesel Accord gets 62.8 mpg

The car was on a clean technology tour sponsored by the Diesel Technology Forum. Honda expects to bring the clean-diesel car to the U.S. by 2010. It gets 62.8 miles a gallon on the highway, but otherwise looks and feels … Continue reading

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HDT 100 mpg diesel motorycle

Unlike the evolution of the Humvee to Hummer, the civilian diesel motorcycle products from HDT will offer the consumer with a way to squeeze fuel. The U.S. military wanted to streamline their fuel needs. Instead of multiple fuels for different … Continue reading

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