Tag: Alternative Fuels - Page 10

  • Thomas L. Friedman on "Our Green Bubble"

    June 3, 11:16 AM by Lloyd Alter in Renewable Energy

    When we last wrote about New York Times writer Thomas L Friedman he was calling coal green and we were calling him wrong. He must have noticed that graph in the Times last week demonstrating that even Coal-to-Liquid fuel where the carbon is sequestered

  • UN says Palm Oil Industry is Wiping out the Orang Utan

    March 26, 8:28 AM by Lloyd Alter in Renewable Energy

    Sometimes I feel like the evil Mugatu in Zoolander, out to get Malaysia. I write a few posts about palm oil, orangutans and dying for a cookie? and get letters like "Your views on palm oil smacks of ignorance. ...Whatever little that I know of palm

  • Biofuel That Grows Like A Magic Mushroom

    March 7, 11:37 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Renewable Energy

    The race is on. With the threat of global warming looming over our heads and rising oil prices -- politicians, environmentalists and everyone in between can agree that the world needs alternative fuel sources (and to diversify its fuel sources). Some

  • Local Fuels: Jaguar Runs on Rotting Apples

    February 14, 6:33 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    We have noted how in rural America, ethanol is rapidly becoming a "local fuel". In rural Britain, Somerset farmer Henry Hobhouse is taking half his apple crop (400 tons), putting it in two tanks with some bacteria from cow's intenstines, and making

  • All Things Biodiesel: A New Site from the National Biodiesel Board

    February 13, 11:53 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    We keep a fairly close eye on biodiesel, with posts ranging from finding it while driving to using it to heat your home to making it yourself, but if you crave more, we recommend checking out All Things Biodiesel, a new site set up by the National

  • Freedom Fuels: FREE, Downloadable Alternative Fuels Doc

    January 29, 10:57 AM by Kyeann Sayer in Culture

    Have you wondered about the differences among biodiesel, vegetable oil, and ethanol? Curious about why we're using gasoline when there are so many cheap and easy alternatives available? At around 45 minutes, Freedom Fuels is a quick and painless way

  • How To Market Alternative Fuels 101

    January 25, 11:33 AM by Lloyd Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    We wonder what our marketing friends at Seth Godin or PSFK will say about Terror Free Oil,- that's a name that will drive business! Opening in Omaha in February, it is the first of a chain of stations from the Terror-Free Oil Initiative , dedicated to

  • Missed Opportunity: "Strategic BioMilk"

    January 18, 5:20 AM by Lloyd Alter in Renewable Energy

    Dairy farmers must be unhappy paying more for corn to feed their cows while the corn growers are getting all the high prices and fabulous subsidies. We hear that there are mountains of butter and tons of surplus milk around the world- perhaps it is

  • Awake at the Wheel: A Blog about Biodiesel

    December 21, 8:05 AM by Collin Dunn in Cars

    The guys behind Propel Biofuels (we mentioned them here and here) have started up a new blog all about biodiesel. They've been blogging there for over a year, but have started to pick up the pace recently, talking about proper blends for winter driving

  • Find Biodiesel With Your Cell Phone

    November 29, 9:53 AM by Collin Dunn in Clean Technology

    Working from the idea that more people will fill up with biodiesel if they knew where they could get it, NearBio offers a free service delivering a database of more than 1,000 biodiesel sellers (as of today, they've got 1039 locations across the


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