A new copper catalyst can create liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas, turning pollution directly into fuel and making inefficient corn completely unnecessary.
Dairy and dragsters are two words you don't usually see next to each other, but you just did. A team of researchers has set a land speed record for one-liter engines, powered by industrial waste from cheese production.
If you plan on steaming a huge Navy ship around the globe, it's going to need a lot of fuel to keep it running. That's a problem when you're thousands of miles from home in hostile waters. But what if you could simply make your own fuel using the seawater that surrounds you? That's what the U.S. Navy wants to do, using a two-step process that turns seawater into jet fuel.
Treehuggers have been powering their old Mercedes-Benz Diesel cars with used cooking oil for years, but now it's starting to creep deeper into the fuel we use to power our airliners. Last year we saw how Alaska Airlines ran some tests using a 20 percent biofuel blend, but now Air Canada has upped the ante by going with a 50/50 blend of jet fuel and old used cooking oil.
There has been some amazing advances in the fuel-world, such as airplanes being powered by cooking oil and other biofuels being used to replace gasoline. Along the lines of the latter, we're now eyeing trees as a source to help lessen our reliance on dead dinosaurs.
According to mad scientist Harshad "Mr. Fusion" Velankar*, we throw out a whopping 323 million tons of cellulosic materials that could be turned into usable car fuel. Well, after digging through some animal dung, he and his fellows think we could turn that junk into gas, without having to modify today's vehicles.
NASCAR racing and treehugging are not activities that normally go hand in hand, but a California NASCAR circuit is making a big push to ensure that their facility is as green as possible.
Few people know more about fine whiskey than the Scots, so it came as a bit of a shock to hear that a group of Scottish scientists have developed a process for turning one their finest exports into something that can run your car.
This Continental Supersports car roars to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and reaches a hair-raising top speed of 204 mph, but we've come to expect that from Bentley. We nearly choked when we heard that it runs on biofuel,...
Researchers at the University of Nevada-Reno have pioneered a process to separate the oil out of used coffee grounds and convert it into biofuel, creating cheap biodiesel from what was once trash. The resulting java-fuel has two big advantages...