With the ever growing concern of the harmful effects of fossil fuels on the planet as well as the fact that they are non-renewable, more and more resources are being put toward creating and using alternative fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, methanol, and hydrogen-powered fuel cells. These renewable fuels created from biomass sources are more environmentally friendly than their fossil fuel counterparts, and can be produced at comparable costs than conventional drilling for and refining oil and coal.
Compressed air may be the future to green cars. However, this technology does not come with some minor challenges. Learn more about the future of air-powered cars, the challenges that face mainstreaming them, and the potential future developments.
Some of the earth’s oldest living organisms may be the answer to our over-reliance on fossil fuels. This article discusses many of the potential uses for algae from bio-fuels to surfboards and…Forumula racing? The uses of algae are limitless!
The FIA is hoping to smash preconceived notions that electric cars have no place on the race track. Learn more about the new Formula E Championship in this article.
The flow battery is an old idea that has come back around. If built with clean and affordable components, it could become the power source our planet needs. Before getting into the details of the flow battery, let’s review how a basic battery works.
The automotive marketplace is shifting. Suddenly a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) is not your only option. Do you understand your choices? The following is a guide to the pros, cons, ins and outs of the four most common new car power trains: Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Battery Electric and
If we want to keep using electrical devices in the not-so-distant future, we need to start investing in renewable energy sources. Energy producers are balking at this development mainly because of the cost of renewable energy installations and plants.
The high cost of fossil fuels coupled with CO2 emissions threatening climate change has led to an influx of proposals for renewable energy projects. However, the choice as always will come down to costs and which renewable energy type has the best short-term and long-term economic potential.
Farmers who grow barley and other cereal crops have had difficulty reaping their harvest due to wet weather prevalent in many parts of the world. This has caused them to reap wet barley resorting to the use of expensive grain dryers to reduce the humidity content before it is acceptable for malting.
So you think you know everything there is to know about alternative fuel possibilities? We’re willing to bet that there are at least five options you’ve never heard of. Several of these seem more like science fiction than hard science at first, but all of them have solid research behind them.
Biogas is a fuel generated from common and renewable biological sources, including from garbage and biological wastes. It is highly advantageous as biogas can power equipment designed to run on non-renewable natural gas.