Category: Bio-fuels

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 19, 2012 (IPS) – The only green in biodiesel fuel is the money producers make from it, new research has revealed. Most biodiesel production is making climate change worse not better, studies show. Biodiesel from palm oil plantations may be the world’s dirtiest fuel – far worse than burning [...]

Dr. Jan F. Kreider, PE is both the Founding Director of the University of Colorado’s Joint Center for Energy Management and Professor Emeritus of Engineering. Jan Kreider talked to me, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, talks about life cycle analysis and which fuels are better. According to Kreider the best biofuel is algae. Does algae [...]

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI- Chistrophe Georges is the President and Chief Operating Officer, Bentley Motors, Inc. Georges talks about the engine in the Mulsanne. Is it the same as the one in the Arnage? Georges, says yes and no. It is a 6.75 liter V-8, but it is totally redesigned.  [...]

John M. DeCicco Senior Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment Carlist was at an event held by BMW Corporation, where DeCicco talked about CO2 emissions. DeCicco talked about CO2 and had some great slides to illustrate the importance of decreasing CO2 emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA),in 2005, about [...]

April 16-18, 2009, Fontana, CA – The goal of the Shell Eco-marathon is to design and build the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicle that produces the fewest emissions. The eco-marathon has evolved since the friendly wager between two Shell scientists back in 1939. On regular gasoline, they achieved a respectable 50 miles per gallon! Those two [...]

POWERING THE FUTURE. Vic Doolan Detroit, MI August 27th, 2008 – Todays conference is about the four E,s , Economy , Environment, Energy ,Election. I would within this broad context like to discuss two further E,s , namely, Extended Range Electric Vehicles and Ethanol. To be precise Cellulosic Ethanol. However first may I make some [...]

Watch Lou Ann Hammond talk to MSNBC’s host, Alex Witt, about alternative energies. China – the Saudi Arabia of biofuels? The Chinese had to remove massive amounts of algae from around the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao. That algae will grow back rapidly and kill other organisms. The Financial Times wrote an article on July [...]

By Lou Ann Hammond I remember when John F Kennedy Jr. was being followed by the media/papparazzi one day. He looked at them with his wry grin and said, “Slow news day, huh?” With everything else to report on in the auto business, the rumors that Ford is going to sell Volvo continues. The rumors [...]

Heidi is thinking of changing her health care from Blue Shield to Kaiser. The difference is $60 a month, which is about the same as a full tank of gasoline in her Honda CRV. Heidi’s fixed costs have gone up seven percent in the past year, while her income as a teacher has only gone [...]

Fuel to Food Senate hearing On June 12, 2008 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the relationship between “food versus fuel”. First, some of the facts: According to the Energy Information Administration, at the end of first week of June, 2008, the United States of America used 9,411 million [...]