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Making alternative fuels cheaper

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jun. 17, 2013)

Original story at MIT News MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective. The compound, known as gamma-valerolactone (GVL), is attractive because of its ...

Alternative fuels to replace diesel by 2050

by BusinessGreen  (Jan. 26, 2011)

Alternative fuels have the potential to replace traditional diesel in all forms of European transport, making the sector entirely sustainable by 2050, the European Commission was told yesterday. A report by the European expert group on future transport fuels says that a mix of biofuels, synthetic ...

Shanks expands alternative fuels market

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Jan. 8, 2009)

Waste management firm Shanks wants to broaden its development in markets for solid recovered fuel this year. SRF is produced after recyclable material is extracted from black bag waste and the residue is stabilised and dried at mechanical biological treatment plants. Shanks has supplied five of the UK’s cement kilns with SRF as a viable ...

United Airlines investing $30 million in biofuels producer

by Associated Press  (Jun. 30, 2015)

United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021. That's enough fuel for ...

EP transport committee vote on alternative fuels strategy

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Nov. 26, 2013)

The TRAN committee vote was today - 26 November 2013. The final outcome was 30 members in favour, with 7 members against and no abstentions. Following this vote, the file now moves to trilogue and then back to the EP for a rubber stamp plenary vote. Two key amendments that were adopted today: Adopted - Compromise Amendments 4 and 8 on ...

SwRI launches International Alternative Fuel Technology Center

by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)  (Sep. 8, 2011)

Southwest Research Institute launched a collaborative effort to assist our clients to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to address governmental mandates for alternative fuel production and tightened emissions standards. SwRI’s new International Alternative Fuel Technology Center (IAFTC) will maximize the ...

Next Alternative's Emulsion Fuel Appropriate for Myriad of Applications

by Marketwire  (Jan. 30, 2012)

Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (XETRA: N4H), has relayed that the firm's Emulsion Fuel is a leading source of energy for a wide spectrum of applications. Emulsion or Em-Fuel is water and petroleum blended on a sub-micron level. Next Alternative (NAI) manufactures this mixture at a 60% fuel, 40% water ratio. Also included is a ...

Lufthansa plans low carbon alternative fuel by 2012

by BusinessGreen  (May 11, 2010)

Low carbon aviation fuels could be ready for take off far earlier than many commentators expected, after German airline Lufthansa this week became the latest in a long line of operators to unveil concrete plans for the widespread use of alternative fuels. The announcement comes just days after United Airlines became the first operator to ...

Partnerships Drive Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels to Scale

by Lux Research  (Apr. 27, 2011)

Bringing new alternative fuel technologies like biofuels to scale poses technical, financial, and market hurdles that few companies – large or small – can tackle alone. Not surprisingly, the industry has already seen a wave of strategic partnerships form to navigate these challenges. The breakaway success ...

Iberdrola USA to convert vehicle fleet to alternative fuel

by IberdrolaUSA, Inc.  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Iberdrola USA recently signed a commitment agreement with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to spend at least five percent of its annual fleet acquisition budget on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and equipment. This commitment is the latest step in Iberdrola USA’s ongoing strategy to utilize and support alternative-fuel vehicle ...

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