This race will draw "a line in the sand," says Peter Diamandis, the CEO and chairman of the X-Prize Foundation. After the Progressive Automotive X-Prize is won, "there is no reason you should not be driving a car that gets over 100 miles per
Though Jatropha-based biodiesel usage continues to expand in India, there are many issues surrounding it which aren't all good: Despite claims of growing on marginal lands, good yields require watering; and, those 'marginal
Citing unfair subsidies given to biodiesel producers in the United States, as well as dumping that subsidized fuel into its markets, the European Union has approved duties on imports of US biodiesel. These duties will be in
Indian Railways has already been running some of its trains on biodiesel. Now Calcutta Tramways Corporation has announced that it will be running its buses partly on biodiesel: A memorandum of understanding with Emami Biotech
The good people at Environmental Working Group have issued a statement saying that, as US biofuels policy is not achieving the goals of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing the nation's reliance on foreign
A More Fuel-Efficient Truck Fleet
Logistics doesn't get bigger than Wal-Mart (except maybe the U.S. Military), and so anything they can do to reduce even by a few % is going to have a pretty big impact when measured in barrels of oil or tons of CO2.
While there are some good reasons to question the ecological sustainability of air travel, you can’t say that at least some airlines are trying pretty hard to green their act. Costa Rica’s Nature Air, which bills itself as
Though the need to move beyond first-generation biofuels and establish codified sustainability criteria has gained wider acceptance over the past year, no one such standard exists and plenty of groups have offered their
You’ve undoubtedly seen estimates about the crop yields of various plants for use as biofuels. Indeed, when comparing the potential of different crops you need these numbers to make informed agriculture and renewable energy
How many uses can we find for waste veggie oil and its byproducts? Let us count the ways...The New York Times reports that husband and wife duo Megan & Marshall Dostal want to bring it into your home, in the form of hand soap.
You may know that coffee is the world's second most traded commodity—a stat undoubtedly given a boost by the great caffeinated blogging legion—but, according to researchers in Nevada coffee could be doubly valuable: For use as
As in other Mediterranean countries, olive oil is a staple ingredient in the Turkish diet. The country is one of the world's top five producers of olives and dishes cooked in olive oil (zeytinyağlı) often have their own section on