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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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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Food System

The U.S. Is Running Low on Corn and Soy

Feb 25th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

U.S. ending stocks numbers for corn and soybeans have become available for year end 2012, and the results are stunning. According to the data, we will have only 19 days of corn in storage this year and only 16 days of soybeans. For soybeans, this is the lowest stocks-to-use ratio on record; for corn it's the second lowest.
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Transportation

Algae-derived biofuel hits the road!

Dec 7th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

"Soladiesel" is a new 20% algae biofuel blend being offered only at Propel fueling stations for one month to see how consumers respond. Is this the wave of the biofueled 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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