Alternative Fuels

  • Evolution of Emission Control Devices

    Wondering about the history of emission control systems? Here we will discuss the timeline of various emission control systems used to reduce the emission of toxic gases.
    By Asheesh June 25, 2011 

  • Governmental Help on the Issue of Recycling Used Fryer Grease

    Government support for recycling used fryer grease can have a major effect on how individuals dispose of this precious commodity. In turn, accounting for the millions of gallons of wasted fryer oil may be the beginning toward relieving some of our dependency...
    By Jay Jamar June 13, 2011 

  • Battery Technologies - Tomato Scourge may be Next Big Advance

    A familiar and common plant virus that ravages tobacco, tomatoes, and other plants, the stiff, bacilli-form Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) looks like raw spaghetti under an electron microscope. It is ironic that features of TMV could be harnessed...
    By Baby Rani June 13, 2011 


  • Developments in Hydrogen Generation

    This article provides a survey of new techniques for generating hydrogen gas, which has a number of implications for the future of fuel cells. Read the article to gain a basic understanding of the new approaches for creating hydrogen.
    By Erik Hinrichsen June 7, 2011 

  • Natural Gas Diesel Engines?

    Natural gas can be used as a dual-fuel in diesel engines following a conversion. The gas is compressed (CNG) and contained in a pressure tank usually in an automobiles boot or underneath the truck’s body. It is less toxic and safer to use...
    By Willie Scott June 5, 2011 

  • Hydraulic Fracking and Greenhouse Gas Risk

    Can green living co-exist with shale gas extraction? People have started to voice their concerns about wells that use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to mine natural gas.
    By Baby Rani June 1, 2011 


  • Clean Energy Source: Blacklight Power

    Blacklight Power has created a new form of producing clean energy that just maybe the answer to our energy problems.
    By Laura Jean Karr May 31, 2011 

  • Safety Precautions in Biogas Scrubbing and Compression

    This article briefly covers the process of biogas scrubbing, compression, and storage. The scrubbing processes include water scrubbing, polyethylene glycol scrubbing, carbon molecular sieves, membrane separation, and sodium hydroxide scrubbing.
    By Aggeliki K. May 31, 2011 

  • Biochar vs Charcoal - A Greener Alternative for the Soil and the Planet

    The thermochemical process of pyrolysis creates charcoal, which when dormant in the ground is called biochar. Carbon from biomass waste is retained in biochar and is enduringly confiscated in the ground, efficiently removing the carbon from the environment...
    By Aggeliki K. May 30, 2011 

  • Carbon Capture Service Plants

    The threat of global warming, even if it has been downplayed in the recent years, is being taken seriously be a number of researchers. One of the most intriguing suggested solutions that is in development is the use of carbon capture service plants.
    By KennethSleight May 29, 2011 
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