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Honda looks to flex fuel to help meet new CAFE standards

Honda is looking to flex fuel options as it plans approaches to its product range that will help it meet new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, according to the Wall St Journal today. As you might have guessed I’m in favour of more fuel efficient cars, especially in the US, and I’m pretty keen to […]

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San Fransisco leads in municipal biofuel collection programme

The city of San Francisco is collecting waste veg oil from restaurants in the city and turning it into biofuel. The programme started on 20 November, the same day the city banned plastic bags. It builds on some of the ideas, in principle at least that were being discussed when I was in San Francisco […]

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Getting biofuel to the pump

Getting biofuel to the pump is one of those things that the biofuel industry will have to do if its ever going to succeed. Over on the Huffington Post there’s a report by Judy Duggan examining some of the issues that are preventing this. One thing that she doesn’t cover is gasoline distribution infrastructure… which […]

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Silicon Valley in thrall to the car

There’s a graphic post over on Green Wombat, about just how the US is in thrall to inefficent cars. It takes the stance that Silicon Valley is one of the most ‘green’ areas in California, yet they commute long distances daily in inefficent cars. I’m going to say it again: There’s little point in bothering […]

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Driving around from chemical plant to chemical plant

There’s probably only a limited appeal for this but my colleague, Barbera, over on Chemical Confidential has a number of drives between or too chemicals plants, some with maps.

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Fuel efficiency to be main focus at Frankfurt Motor Show

Fuel efficiency to be main focus at Frankfurt Motor Show, according to Product reviews net. This has to be a good thing. There is little point in people switching to biofuels (which are very resource intensive — it takes as much corn to fill a gas tank with ethanol as it would to feed a […]

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Clean as you go and there’s more potential biofuel

Clean as you go and there’s more potential biofuel, three inventors from North Wales have developed a box that can capture the exhaust gases of cars so they can be used to grow algae. There are a number of technical difficulties that need to be overcome. Firstly, how do they stop the exhaust gases choking […]

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Maybe fuel costs are shaping the US car market a little

Sales of Toyota Prius in the states were up 185% in May compared to the same month last year, according to the Energy Blog. Could fuel economy be becoming important in the US?

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The press and getting it almost partly right about biofuels: 2

Interesting thoughts and information about the UK green petrol problems in the comments on that story further down. The contaimination is silicone oil, reported on ICIS News (and elsewhere). (I work for ICIS: About ICIS). What interests me, and I’m sure that Tesco, Morrisons, Greenergy, Vopak, who ever shipped the ethanol (and anyone else up the […]

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Australian super trucks to use biodiesel

Australian supertruck racing teams will race on biodiesel, according to Yahoo News. So that makes them more environmentally friendly, I guess

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