Category: Energy

Tobacco: The Next Big Biofuel?

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We’ve seen biofuels made from some pretty strange substances — tuberculosis bacteria, watermelons, and chocolate, to name a few … Read More

Originally posted 2010-01-06 09:56:45.

Volvo Working on Storing Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

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“Imagine a car whose body also serves as a rechargeable battery.”
One of the main challenges with electric cars is that batteries are bulky and heavy. Volvo is trying to solve that problem by turning a car’s body panels into an energy storage device, an idea that, if feasible, would kill two birds with one stone by freeing up space inside the car and making it relatively lighter…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

Originally from TreeHugger on September 27, 2010, 12:32pm

Originally posted 2010-10-07 08:19:45.

Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

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Eventually, we’d like to think that everyone will be driving around in all-electric cars. But in the meantime, it’s important to develop efficient gas engine technology. … Read More

Originally posted 2010-03-12 07:51:43.

Bio-Grow: Electronic Waste To Grow Algae For Biofuels

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It’s hard to imagine that the widespread issue of electronic waste could be seen as anything more than a problem, but what if it could be reused to make homegrown algae biofuels? … Read More

Originally posted 2010-05-25 08:47:47.

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