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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 ...

Shanks expands alternative fuels market

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (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 ...

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 ...

KBC introduces new alternative fuels and feedstocks service

by KBC Advanced Technologies plc.  (Oct. 31, 2008)

KBC Advanced Technology plc (KBC) announces the introduction of an Alternative Fuels and Feedstocks service (AFFS). In response to market demands, KBC now offers an Alternative Fuels and Feedstocks service. Several factors contribute to the quickly growing and complex market for AFFS including the high price of crude oil, challenges of crude ...

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 ...

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 ...

Leading Alternative Fuel Developers Set to Ramp Revenues

by Lux Research  (Feb. 19, 2013)

It will be a make-or-break year for alternative fuel developers as leaders race to show real revenue in order to cement their place in the industry, says Lux Research. Laggards will be caught between ...

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 ...

Investors Pump $930 Million into Alternative Fuel Technologies

by Lux Research  (Aug. 17, 2011)

In 2010, investors gave $930 million to alternative fuels start-ups, a four-year low. However, investment has dramatically climbed to an all-time high of $698 million for companies with flexible technologies that can use a variety of feedstocks or generate diverse end products. As this trend continues, start-ups stuck ...

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 ...

Biodiesel – Alternative Fuel Insurance Programs Offered by Legends

by Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC  (Jan. 15, 2013)

Biodiesel is a rapidly growing alternative fuel that is used across North America.  It is formulated to be used in standard diesel engines and is typically produced by processing renewable resources.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “It is safe to use in any diesel engine and is more sustainable and ...

Coal-Water Fuel as an ecological alternative to Heating Oil

by PC GlobeCore  (Jun. 2, 2014)

What is “coal-water fuel” and how it can helps? Coal-water fuel (CWSF or CWS or CWF) is a fuel which consists of fine dispersed coal particles, water and plasticizing agent. This type of fuel is widely used as an alternative to gas and black oil on different heat generating facilities. The operational economy is the main of ...

Next Alternative's Emulsion Fuel Surpassing Expectations

by Marketwire  (Jan. 27, 2011)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/27/11 -- Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (FRANKFURT: N4H), recently relayed that the firm has been testing a new formula of Emulsion Fuel that will have significant impact on a variety of energy-related industries. Emulsion Fuel (Em-Fuel) consists of water and petroleum blended on a ...

Alternative Feedstocks for Chemicals and Fuels (Technical Insights)

The current oil price is over $100 a barrel and clearly, the higher the price of oil goes, the more organizations have incentives to go and find alternatives. This study examines alternative methods that may be useful in augmenting oil and gas production due to the cost of producing traditional feedstocks, and certain improvements in the ...

Report maps future of alternative fuel vehicles

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 10, 2013)

Original story at MIT News Cars that run on alternative fuels like biofuels and liquefied natural gas can cost less, cut emissions, and reduce dependence on foreign fuels, according to a report by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). ...

Rapid developments in alternative fuels surpassing expectations

by Ceres  (Jun. 13, 2013)

Industry leaders and investors are heartened by faster-than-expected developments in alternative fuels, according to an industry report released today. The ...

Next Alternative Making Exciting Progress With Emulsion Fuel

by Marketwire  (Feb. 24, 2011)

Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (XETRA: N4H), is pleased to announce that the firm has been making significant headway in recent emulsion fuel tests. Emulsion Fuel consists of water and petroleum blended on a sub-micron level. Next Alternative (NAI) has already successfully produced the mixture which it calls "NAI-Fuel" at a ...

Pennsylvania DEP Awards More than $4.4 Million in Alternative Fuels Grants

by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  (Oct. 25, 2011)

The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will award more than $4.4 million in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants to 12 projects across the state. The projects will develop the state's natural gas and electric vehicle infrastructure and achieve emissions reductions equivalent to taking 10,000 cars off the road. "These projects ...

Alternative Fuels Americas Appoints Arup Sen Chief Science Officer

by Marketwire  (Feb. 16, 2011)

Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AFAI) announced today that Dr. Arup Sen will assume the position of Chief Science Officer effective immediately. Dr. Sen is a PhD. in Biochemistry from Princeton University. He has published more than 50 articles in academic and industry publications and has 5 patents issued to his name in the ...

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