Money Is All That’s Green in Biodiesel

Dirty Fuel 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 diesel [...]

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Christophe Georges, Bentley, 2010 NAIAS

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 DeCicco, University of Michigan

School of Natural Resources and Environment John M. DeCicco Senior Lecturer, University of Michigan 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, [...]

What is the 2009 Shell eco-marathon Americas?

Scientists gone wild 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 [...]

Vic Doolan’s speech To Society Of Automotive Analysts

POWERING THE FUTURE. Vic Doolan Detroit, MI August 27th, 2008 - Today's conference is about the four Es; Economy, Environment, Energy, Election. I would within this broad context like to discuss two further Es, namely, Extended Range Electric Vehicles and Ethanol. To be precise Cellulosic Ethanol. Howe'ver first may I make some comments on the [...]

Algae & bug poop in the gas tank?

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 [...]

Slow news day,huh? Ford selling Volvo

John F Kennedy Jr. I remember when John F Kennedy Jr. was being followed by the media/paparazzi 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 [...]

Higher gas prices changing consumption and consumers

It's all about the monthly cost 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 [...]

Fuel to food – the perfect storm

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 the first week of June 2008, the United States of America used 9,411 [...]

Challenge X:Mississippi wins first place!

"Someday, your work could be in our museum inspiring those who come after you. You are today's pioneers, today's risk takers." Cristian Samper Acting Secretary, Smithsonian Institute Smithsonian Castle, Washington DC May 21, 2008 In May, 2004 Challenge X started a competition involving 17 university teams from the United States and Canada to improve fuel [...]