Dual-fuel gas station at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alcohol (ethanol) and G gasoline -Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz, courtesy wikipedia

INNOVATIONS THAT COULD MAKE US GREENER DRIVERS

With rising prices in a changeable economy, today’s eco-conscious drivers want to save money while lowering their carbon footprint. They look for alternatives to expensive and unsustainable gasoline-fueled transportation. The auto industry is in the process of making that happen. What’s New or on the Horizon? There’s a variety of interesting news for eco-conscious drivers More Info »

GAS PRICES NOT SUBSTANTIALLY AFFECTED BY INCLUSION OF ETHANOL

The widespread use of ethanol hasn’t substantially reduced the wholesale cost of gasoline, according to new research from MIT. The new findings contradict earlier research that attributed an observed reduction in the wholesale cost of gasoline during certain years to the increased use of ethanol as a gasoline additive during those years. Earlier research, which More Info »

Dust bowl in the 1930's

Address Sustainable Technologies problems Before it is Too Late!

A new report from Clean Technica.com once again underlines the necessity for firm oversight of renewable technologies. The author cites a study from South Dakota State University, documenting the rapid destruction of grasslands in America’s Western Corn Belt as farmers utilize this land to grow corn and soy for ethanol. Approximately 1.3 million acres have More Info »

E85 fuel pump in Washinton DC

Do we need more E85 stations in California?

On January 16, 2013, the California Energy Commission awarded San Diego based Pearson Fuels $1.35 million. This money will be used to install E85 – an 85% blend of corn ethanol with conventional fuel  – in 19 more Californian gas stations between San Diego and Lake Tahoe. In their press release, Pearson claims this  “project More Info »