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    Official: GM increases number of clean facilities in Asia, has 100 worldwide
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    General Motors has added two more outlets to its global land-fill free initiative – the Rayong engine plant in Thailand and Cheonga proving ground in Korea. This brings the total to 33 facilities in Asia, 45 in North America and 22 in Europe that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all ...

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    Official: Ford will cut landfill waste, water use at Europe factories
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    Ford Motor Co. said it will cut landfill waste from its European factories by 70 percent and reduce water use by 30 percent within five years, all part of a plan the U.S. automaker has to cut its overall environmental footprint. The water reduction alone – 1.3 billion liters a year, or ...

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    Ten Honda facilities in North America achieve zero-waste status
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    Ten of Honda's 14 manufacturing facilities in North America have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status, while the remaining four plants are at "virtually zero" waste, according to Honda. Back in 2001, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama became the first zero-waste-to-landfill automotive facility in ...

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    Ineos New Planet BioEnergy break ground on waste-to-ethanol facility in Florida
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    Back in January, Ineos Bio, along with joint venture partner New Planet Energy, received a conditional $75 million guaranteed loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program. Well, it didn't take long for Ineos and NPE, under the JV name of Ineos New ...

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    A really crappy idea for alternative power
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    Click on the image above to enlargePower from poop. It's an idea that others have thought of, and it quite possibly holds merit. Especially in developing countries where every source of power can prove vital, and extracting power from waste makes perfect sense. But could poop power our cars? Every ...

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    Advanced Plasma Power technology converts garbage into gas
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    As recently as January we reported on plasma vaporisation technology capable of turning organic waste material into hydrogen and carbon monoxide, a mixture called synthesis gas, or syn-gas, that can be used as a fuel or as a valuable feedstock in further chemical processes. The company in question ...

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    ENCAP developing soil and agricultural products from biofuel byproducts
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    A company based in Wisconsin called ENCAP has attracted some attention from investors when they recently found an agricultural product with which they can produce using the byproducts from the creation of biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel. In fact, they can use "almost any inert material, ...

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    I don't care what its made of, as long as it works
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    Recently it seems that a lot of people have found that you can make biofuels out of just about anything in the world. We've reported on algae, chicken fat and even human fat being turned into biofuels and it looks like the list of organic substances that we're willing to consider for our transport ...

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    Xethanol Juices Ethanol From Orange Peel
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    Xethanol Corporation and Renewable Spirits, LLC have teamed up to build a citrus peel based pilot ethanol production facility in Florida. The pilot plant should be able to produce up to 50,000 gallons / 190,000 litres of ethanol in the upcoming citrus harvesting season alone, later expanding to ...

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    Turning municipal waste in to biofuel
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    Changing World Technologies, a Manhattan based company, has developed a technology which can turn almost any waste into oil. The company has developed a process which mimics how the earth created some of its own oil reserves, applying intensive pressure and heat to organic matter to produce oil. ...

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