February 3, 2014
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New technique makes ‘biogasoline’ from plant waste

Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes. Continue reading

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January 26, 2014
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Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers

University researchers from two continents have engineered an efficient and environmentally friendly catalyst for the production of molecular hydrogen, a compound used extensively in modern industry to manufacture fertilizer and refine crude oil into g… Continue reading

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September 29, 2013
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Novel technology to produce gasoline by a metabolically-engineered microorganism

Scientists have reported, for the first time, the development of a novel strategy for microbial gasoline production through metabolic engineering of E. coli. Continue reading

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September 26, 2013
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2014 Honda Fit won’t get ‘stop-start’ fuel-saving technology in North-America

The regular gasoline Fit is interesting: It has an idle-stop, or stop-start system that turns off the engine when the car is stopped, and restarts it whenever the driver steps off the brakes. Continue reading

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September 9, 2013
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The new allure of electric cars: Blazing-fast speeds

Already noted for saving gasoline and having zero emissions, electric cars have quietly taken on an unlikely new dimension –– the ability to reach blazing speeds that rival the 0-to-60 performance of a typical Porsche or BMW, and compete on some race courses with the world’s best gasoline-powered cars, an authority has said. Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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Microbial team turns corn stalks and leaves into better biofuel

A fungus and E. coli bacteria have joined forces to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol, a biofuel that matches gasoline’s properties better than ethanol. Continue reading

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June 25, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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High-octane bacteria could ease pain at the pump: Engineered E. coli mass-produce key precursor to potent biofuel

Potent gasoline-like biofuels are needed to fuel millions of cars with internal combustion engines, and current biofuels don’t pack the necessary power. Now scientists have programmed bacteria to tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013
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New filtration material could make petroleum refining cheaper, more efficient

A newly synthesized material might provide a dramatically improved method for separating the highest-octane components of gasoline. Continue reading

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April 18, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Pollution plumes in Paris air are richer in gaseous aromatic compounds than in Los Angeles

What is the origin of the volatile hydrocarbons, other than methane, present in city air? Mainly gasoline-powered vehicles, according to a new study. The study also shows that the proportion of gaseous aromatic compounds in hydrocarbon emissions is two… Continue reading

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March 29, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Obama’s EPA to require better gasoline, cleaner air

Good news for those of you that enjoy clean air! Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
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Nation’s Largest Collegiate Clothing Drive Set for Earth Week

Colleges and universities from every state will compete in the One Shirt Challenge. Continue reading

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March 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Chevy Volt and Cadillac ELR could get downsized 3-cylinder engines

Originally, the Chevrolet Volt’s gasoline range-extender was supposed to be a 1-liter, 3-cylinder engine. That didn’t happen… yet. Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
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Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes, long carbon-chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline, have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to five cycles — and … Continue reading

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January 17, 2013
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Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun’s energy to miles driven

In 2005, President George W. Bush and American corn farmers saw corn ethanol as a promising fossil fuel substitute that would reduce both American dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Accordingly, the 2005 energy bill mandated that 4… Continue reading

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November 8, 2011
by Presidio Economics
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Curbside Recycling: Preventing a Market Failure

Nobody likes trash: taking it out or talking about it. It smells, it is a hassle to deal with, and it can be hazardous to your health, which is why we go through great lengths to have it hauled away every week. Recycling is trash’s cuter brother, with … Continue reading

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November 8, 2011
by Presidio Economics
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Curbside Recycling: Preventing a Market Failure

Nobody likes trash: taking it out or talking about it. It smells, it is a hassle to deal with, and it can be hazardous to your health, which is why we go through great lengths to have it hauled away every week. Recycling is trash’s cuter brother, with … Continue reading

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October 27, 2011
by Peter Lehner
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Global Phase-out of Lead in Gasoline Succeeds: Major Victory for Kids’ Health

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
Today marks a major victory for the world’s children, and the people of developing nations around the globe.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), working with NRDC in the… Continue reading

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May 20, 2011
by Reduce
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How to Get Paid For Your Old Gadgets

Your old cell phone might be more valuable than you think. Nik Raman – who, as President of EcoSquid, knows a thing or two about recycling electronics – says that the average two-year-old cell phone is worth about $50. “Recycling electronics can be a lot easier and more profitable than most consumers think,” he says. [...] Continue reading

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March 18, 2011
by Nathanael Greene
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On the ground in Rio with a diverse set of opinions

I’m in Rio De Janerio today on my first full day of a 9 day trip to explore the impacts on biofuels policy here in Brazil and back home in the US on land-use change here. As I wrote about earlier this week, the trip was organized by IATP and includes a… Continue reading

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August 6, 2010
by MoreRecycling
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Goat Rentals For Weed Control: Perfect For Managing Steep Slopes, Woody Plants, & Air Quality

“Billy the environmentalist” .Image credit:WSJ Online Last week I wrote about the zero-emission bow-knife for vegetable garden weed control. For certain tasks the bow-knife is superior to any gasoline powered weed-wacker. It’s not very good for trimmi… Continue reading

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