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    Report: Swedish researchers burn garbage into hydrogen
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    As the ancient idiom says, "Waste not, want not." Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are making it happen by turning ash from burned garbage into hydrogen. "The ash can be used as a resource through recovery of hydrogen gas instead of being allowed to be released into the air as at ...

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    Report: Researchers pressure cook algae into crude oil in one minute
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    Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a fast way to turn algae into biocrude oil, a clean substitute for conventional crude oil. Chemical engineering professor Phil Savage and doctoral student Julia Faeth were able to pressure cook microalgae in 1,100-degree-Fahrenheit sand ...

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    More arrests in biodiesel RIN fraud cases
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    Alternative energy and cleantech have been a platform for political jabs and Congressional hearings in Washington over the past year – the Solyndra scandal, Chevrolet Volt post-crash-test battery fires, and Fisker Automotive's Department of Energy grant loan quickly come to mind. The latest ...

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    Video: Denver Zoo shows off tuk tuk powered by animal poo
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    When you run a zoo, we imagine there's a large quantity of animal excrement to dispose of. Fertilizer is the first thing that comes to mind. But there are only so many zoo gardens in need of nutrients. Sooner or later, you're faced with surplus of tiger turds, camel crap and snake, um, ...

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    Why alternative energy has a hard time: fossil fuels get 250 subsidies
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    If you think ending the ethanol subsidy puts all fuel sources on an equal footing, think again. While there has been a great deal of vitriol directed toward subsidies for alternative energy and plug-in vehicles, very little has been heard about the ways in which fossil fuels are given a huge ...

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    Survey: Americans believe alternative energy vehicles are here to stay
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    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the green car world our ideas and thoughts are slightly skewed sometimes. You see, we think that alternative energy vehicles like hybrids and electrics will be around forever. If we didn't feel this way, we probably wouldn't be ...

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    International racing organizations meet to discuss environmental responsibility
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    2009 24 Hours of LeMans Start – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aside from the thrill of the race, motorsports and their respective vehicles are useful because they pass their genes down to the everyday vehicles that we drive, fly and cruise across the open pond in. In an effort to ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Cargo is bigger, o-kei!
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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV Cargo concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You can make anything bigger and better if you just add a hump, and that's what Mitsubishi has done to its i-MiEV to create the i-MiEV Cargo. For those who find Ford's Transit Connect simply too monstrous and don't ...

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    2010 Nissan Leaf electric car: In person, in depth -- and U.S. bound [*UPDATED w/vids & live photos]
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res gallery
    It would be easy to paint Nissan as late to the burgeoning U.S. green party, as the company essentially only counts the Altima Hybrid to sell among its alt-fuel offerings – and that sedan utilizes technology borrowed from Toyota, and it's ...

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    Green gasoline: Coming soon to a pump near you?
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    It may sound a bit like something from a Dr. Seuss book, but it seems "green gasoline" is indeed on its way to a pump near you. Terrabon, a Texas-based company specializing in biofuels, reports its alternative fuel is completely compatible with gasoline and can be produced using nearly any kind of ...

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    Saudi oil minister: you be careful with those dangerous alternative fuels, OK?
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    Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali Al-Naimi, is nervous. Speaking earlier this month, he said that alternative fuels should be called "supplemental" and that "These sources cannot contribute meaningfully to the world's energy mix until they have attained levels of affordability, accessibility, ...

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    New hybrid tech being developed for ALMS, possible new fuel to come
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    These days, its not much easier to run a racing series than it is to run a car company. However, if there is any series boss who could be said to be in an "enviable" situation, it is Scott Atherton, CEO of the American Le Mans Series. Coming off its tenth anniversary in 2008, the series had its ...

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    Who wins federal dollars race? Ethanol does, by a long shot
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    Undeterred by the fact that ethanol is the worst type or alternative energy, the federal government is in love with corn ethanol, perhaps a bit too much. Over the years, the American farm lobby has worked and worked to get subsidies for corn growers and, more recently, ethanol producers. The ...

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    Kia Motors has plans for hybrids, EVs and fuel cells in the coming years
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    Kia is not a brand most people think of as being on the cutting edge of alternative drivetrain technology, especially in the U.S. market. Here they are mostly thought of as a purveyor of inexpensive, decent but not outstanding cars. However we can't forget that Kia is a part of Hyundai and that ...

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    At Witz' End - Gas Prices: Alternatives and Oil Supply
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    Part of the problem is speculation: individual and institutional investors betting on higher future oil prices. Another big factor is the very weak U.S. dollar. But the bulk of the reason oil and gas prices have climbed so high is that age-old Economics 101 supply/demand equation. Global demand, ...

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    VIDEO: Top Gear looks at alternative fuels in 1990
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/VIDEO_Top_Gear_looks_at_alternative_fuels_in_1990'; As difficult as it may be to believe, interest in alternative fuel vehicles actually pre-dates the launch of AutoblogGreen a little more than two years ago. Another fact that may be tough to swallow is ...

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    Cleantechblog's Alternative Energy 2006 year in review
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    This is the time of the year when many make their new years resolutions, and think back on the year that just was. Neal Dikeman did just that at cleantechblog, and I have copied his list of eleven things he will remember regarding clean energy here for you to contemplate. A new political ...

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    Tom Bevan: Imagine what could happen with real leadership on alternative fuel issue
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    Following up on yesterday's post about the public opinion polls showing that American's want alternative fuels, and are even willing to pay a higher gas tax to make the U.S. more energy independent, I wanted to link to this opinion piece by Tom Bevan in last Friday's Real Clear Politics. Bevan ...

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