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    Report: Congress could lower alt-fuel requirements in new Open Fuel Standard Act
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    Congress is considering a revised version of the Open Fuel Standard Act, an Act that was originally introduced two years ago but failed to pass. Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill that would require more and more new vehicles to be able ...

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    Report: Cheap metal-free catalyst could replace platinum in H2 fuel cells
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    Some automakers want to get serious about bringing hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles to market if a big wall can be climbed – the one that puts the cost of H2 vehicles out of reach for some OEMs and at least $50,000 for others. That number could slide down thanks to researchers from South ...

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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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    Colorado ethanol producer Front Range Energy moves from corn to woody biomass
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    The Environmental Protection Agency continues to give the green light to E15, but the biofuel doesn't have to come from corn ethanol. The exact source of the ethanol in gasoline – whether its 10 percent ethanol (E10) or 15 percent (E15) – isn't impacting the E15 debate, it does in the ...

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    Video: Biofuel group Fuels America gives snarky Valentine to Big Oil
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    What's this? A yoga woman in seated pose praising oil companies and the billions in profits and huge government subsidies they get saying, with a radiant smile, "That's awesome!" Two oil-drenched birds standing together. One of them chirps, "I love what this oil does to my feathers. They're so ...

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    Report: Audi to produce e-gas, its own synthetic fuel using wind, solar and captured CO2
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    Audi is constructing a huge synthetic natural gas plant in Germany that demonstrates its commitment to renewable energy just as it provides some valuable R&D to help prove e-gas is economically and environmentally possible. The 44,000-square-foot plant is in Werlite, a small town in ...

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    Propel Fuels adding hundreds of biofuel stations soon
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    Propel Fuels is acquiring $21 million in funding to add more than 200 fuel stations in new and existing markets over the next two years, offering more drivers E85 ethanol and biodiesel blends. The company currently sells fuel out of 31 existing retail stations in California and Washington, ...

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    Iowa ethanol group gets Romney's support, but will it be enough?
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    The current and past presidents of Iowa Renewable Fuels Association were able to chat with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday, asking for his endorsement of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and ethanol. IRFA president Brad Albin and past president Walt Wendland approached ...

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    Report: Biodiesel advocates feel respect after feds raise mandate by 28%
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    Brad Albin, president of Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, and Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, were thrilled to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approve a 28-percent increase in the amount of biodiesel that will be mandated for the nation's diesel engine vehicles in ...

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    Study: Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance
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    According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development. Without a helping hand from Uncle Sam, ...

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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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    Infographic: Fuel efficiency in the US
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    How much CO2 does an electric car produce in a year relative to an average gasoline powered car or a modern clean diesel? What's the most efficient gas-powered car sold in the United States? The top diesel? The total U.S. gasoline consumption? The average miles per gallon of a Prius versus an ...

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    Modified motorcycle burns vegetable oil in record-setting run
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    At the Loring Timing Association in Maine, John Petsche drove a highly modified motorcycle into the record books. Powered by a six-horsepower industrial diesel engine and fueled by store-bought vegetable oil, Petsche's two-wheeler hit a top speed of 56.535 miles per hour, sufficient to put ...

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    Vauxhall Ampera snags 2011 Green Car of the Year title from What Car?
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    The Vauxhall Ampera, a vehicle that General Motors describes as Europe's only "zero range anxiety" electric, has been named the Green Car of the Year 2011 by What Car?, one of the UK's leading consumer-focused motoring magazine. What Car? Editor-In-Chief, Chas Hallett states:

    The Vauxhall ...

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    Alternative fuel consumption steady in 2009
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    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that consumption of alternative fuels in the transportation sector stayed put in 2009, with use coming in at 431,107 thousand gasoline-equivalent gallons (yes, that's the metric used), compared to 430,329 thousand gasoline-equivalent ...

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    Opinion: Why no country should promote a specific type of alternative fuel
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    Governments here in the U.S. have offered some significant incentives for purchasing green vehicles. Buyers can get up to $7,500 off an electric vehicle, thousands off on hybrids and even deeper discounts in select states. Though ...

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    Number of alternative fuel vehicles in U.S. fleets up 7% in 2009
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    Slowly but surely, the number of vehicles in America that can burn something other than just gasoline is growing. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the number of alternative fuel vehicles in U.S. fleets in 2009 was 826,318, up approximately 7 percent from 2008. Why ...

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    House members introduce technology-neutral Open Fuel Standard Act
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    "This technology-neutral Open Fuel Standard is a key step to break the cycle of pain at the pump," says Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD). Bartlett, along with a bipartisan group of House members led by Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL), and including Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Steve Israel (D-NY), ...

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    Ford says interest in CNG vehicles rises with gas prices
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    Right alongside increasing gas prices, demand for commercial vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) is moving on up, according to Ford. Fleet managers are finding that there is no time like the present to convert ...

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    AT&T's green fleet hits milestone of 1,500 CNG and 2,000 alternative fuel vehicles
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    As corporate fleets across the globe have slowly transformed into a paradise for green cars, finding a company that hasn't revamped at least a portion of its vehicles over to greener technology is becoming harder and harder. Though AT&T would not be considered pioneers in the drive towards ...

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