alternative fuel production 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 ...

  • Alternative fuel production technology procured for Merseyside plant expansion

    Leading waste management specialist Avanti Environmental group has invested in new technology for the expansion of its plant in Knowsley, Merseyside. The extended facility is due for commissioning in 2016 and will create additional jobs. Following extensive industry research, the Avanti team has selected a system ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • 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 GlobeCore GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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) ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • USDA Explores Feasibility of Alternative Energy Production at Airports

    A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) highlights the potential for alternative energy production at airports. The study findings were published in an article titled " Airports Offer Unrealized Potential for ...

  • EcoPlus, Inc. Offers Update on Pending Commitment to Develop the Company’s Alternative Fuel Production Plants

    CHARLOTTE, NC - EcoPlus, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ECPL) announced today that it has made progress towards completing an agreement with Alliance Development Group LLC for the purchase of license rights to the Company’s patent-pending, commercially proven technology for turning brown grease restaurant refuse into a high quality, solid fuel product, as well as for the direct funding to build up to five ...


    By EcoPlus Inc.

  • Alternative Fuels Americas to Acquire Sustainable Agro Biotech, LLC of Puerto Rico

    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/10 -- Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NSIH) announced today that it will be acquiring Sustainable Agro Biotech, LLC, a Puerto Rico based company active in the research and development of algae for biofuels. Sustainable Agro Biotech, LLC has been developing proprietary technologies to recycle carbon dioxide emission into microalgae ...


  • Alternative Fuels Americas Announces Land Agreement in Costa Rica

    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/10 -- Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NSIHD) announced today that it has secured an option on an additional 200 hectares of land in Costa Rica. The Company now has access to more than 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) of land, with a potential for more than 9.6 million gallons of biodiesel annually -- which is expected to generate over ...


  • EVCARCO Executives Travel to China to Meet With Manufacturers of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

    EVCARCO, Inc. (OTCBB: EVCA) (OTCQB: EVCA) announced today that Edouard Prous, Chief Technical Officer, and Dmitri Tisnoi, President and CEO, of VENTA Global, recently traveled to Guangzhou, China to meet with representatives from FOTON Motor Company, Global Win Vehicles, Ltd and several other manufacturers currently producing alternative fuel vehicles. The trip included a visit to several ...


  • Alternative Fuels Americas Completes Management Build-Up With Two Notable Appointments

    Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AFAI) announced today that Dr. Sam Stern and Dr. W. Wayne Surles have joined the Company's management team as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research & Development, respectively, effective immediately. Dr. Stern has a Ph.D. in the Life Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has served as General Manager for one of Continental ...


  • RFA: Biogas may have more potential than UCO as an alternative fuel

    Biofuel made from used cooking oil remains a “niche” product but biogas could have much more scope, says an industry expert. Revealed in the Renewable Fuels Agency report Year One of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for 2008/09, just over 12 per cent of the biofuel supplied to fuel manufacturers in the UK is made from wastes and by-products, such as used cooking oil (UCO), tallow – animal ...

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