Transportation

Americans Want More Renewable Fuel

Jul 24th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

Americans have had their fill of volatile gasoline prices, due at least in part to the impact those prices have on normal family activities. A poll of 1,000 adults commissioned by renewable-fuel advocate Fuels America found that when gas prices rise, American households make sacrifices to social, family-related activities.
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Transportation

Algae Is Moving Fast

May 2nd, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

It's no surprise that algae-based biofuels continue to make great progress. Algae is fast-growing and doesn't compete with existing food sources like corn ethanol does. With an increase in funding, the support of the military and exciting new research happening all the time, we're excited to follow the development of this burgeoning industry. This week, we offer the most recent algae news.
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Transportation

Obama Proposes Clean Energy Trust

Mar 20th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

On Friday, President Obama proposed the establishment of an Energy Security Trust, which would use $2 billion in royalties from offshore gas and oil leasing to fund clean energy technologies.
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Eco Living

DIY Kitchen Biodiesel

Mar 1st, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

Convert your kitchen oil waste into something useful! New or used cooking oil can be converted into biodiesel that can be used in any diesel engine.
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Transportation

Wastewater to biofuel?

Oct 15th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

Biofuel from wastewater? The latest innovation in the field of advanced biofuels may hold some promise for the future.
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Food System

How To Make The Food System More Energy Efficient

Oct 12th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

This article was originally published in Scientific American, and is republished on the Sustainable America blog with the permission of the author, Dr. Michael E. Webber. "Examining our food supply through the lens of energy use reveals opportunities for smart policies, innovative technologies and new dietary choices that can potentially solve food and energy problems together. The same steps would also make our bodies, and our ecosystems, healthier."
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Transportation

The U.S. Navy is Seeking Independence From Foreign Oil

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is on a mission to decrease the U.S. Navy's dependence on foreign oil. In his words, “We simply buy too much petroleum either from potentially or actually volatile places on earth.” In 2009, he announced a plan to fuel half the Navy’s energy consumption through alternative fuels by 2020. “We’re doing this for one reason,” Mabus stated, “We’re doing it to be better warfighters.” The Navy has started to demonstrate some of the progress they have made with "drop-in replacement" advanced biofuels this year.
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Transportation

Five Amazing Things You Won't Believe Run on Biofuels

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

Some people associate biofuels with long hair and environmentalism, and that's fine! In fact, you'll see Mr. Willie Nelson is featured prominently on our list. But with innovations in renewable fuels made everyday, biofuel is popping up in some unexpected, exciting, and high-performance places! Here is our list of a few of the most remarkable.
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