alternative fuel News

  • Making alternative fuels cheaper

    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

    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 alternative to fossil derived fuels, and achieved the ...

  • EP transport committee vote on alternative fuels strategy

    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 Electricity supply for transport The ...

  • KBC introduces new alternative fuels and feedstocks service

    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 supply, pressures to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) ...

  • Iberdrola USA to convert vehicle fleet to alternative fuel

    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 technology throughout its utility operations. The EEI ...


    By IberdrolaUSA, Inc.

  • Leading Alternative Fuel Developers Set to Ramp Revenues

    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 ...


    By Lux Research

  • SwRI launches International Alternative Fuel Technology Center

    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 Institute’s decades-long expertise in ...

  • 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 alternative feedstock technologies and thus economics. ...


  • Next Alternative's Emulsion Fuel Appropriate for Myriad of Applications

    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 miniscule amount of stabilizing agent which bonds the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Next Alternative's Emulsion Fuel Surpassing Expectations

    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 sub-micron level. Next Alternative (NAI) has already ...


    By Marketwire

  • Coal-Water Fuel as an ecological alternative to Heating Oil

    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 advantages of the ...


    By PC GlobeCore

  • Report maps future of alternative fuel vehicles

    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). ...

  • Investors Pump $930 Million into Alternative Fuel Technologies

    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 with less flexible technologies will be ...


    By Lux Research

  • Biodiesel – Alternative Fuel Insurance Programs Offered by Legends

    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 far less polluting than conventional petroleum ...

  • Partnerships Drive Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels to Scale

    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 stories yet to be written will be based on ...


    By Lux Research

  • The 1st International Conference on Alternative Fuels: Future and Challenges

    ICAF 2016 Date: 2 Dec 2016 - 4 Dec 2016 Location: Kayseri, Turkey The purpose of the International Conference on Alternative Fuels (ICAF-2016) is to bring together researchers, industry and engineers to share and discuss advances and developments in Alternative Fuels and their recent applications. This ...

  • Rapid developments in alternative fuels surpassing expectations

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


    By Ceres

  • Next Alternative Making Exciting Progress With Emulsion Fuel

    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 ratio of 60% fuel and 40% water and a small amount of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Fuel produced from sunlight, CO2 and water: an alternative for jet fuel?

    Water and carbon dioxide (CO2) can be converted into ‘solar thermochemical fuel’ using energy from the sun and very high temperatures. A new study has analysed the production of this fuel and found that, under favourable future conditions, costs could be as little as €1.28 per litre, with close to zero life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although suitable as a substitute ...

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