Alternative fuels set to dominate the transportation space in the future

Clean fuels are becoming a priority for the United States Alternative fuels are becoming more important in the United States. Beyond the environmental benefits of these fuels, they also boast of potential economic benefits. A new report from Energy.gov suggests that alternative fuels could increase the number of options that are available to drivers. This would increase competition in the fueling sector, which would reduce price volatility. Per Energy.gov, alternative fuels are categorized as biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen. Report highlights the growing role that alternative fuels are…

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United States Bioenergy Industry 2016 – Development Trends & Competitive Landscape: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “United States Bioenergy Industry 2016 Market Research Report” to its database. The United States Bioenergy Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Bioenergy industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Bioenergy market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing…

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U.S. Navy deploys warships fueled by alternative energy

The first carrier strike group partially powered by biofuel was launched Wednesday. Known as the “Great Green Fleet”, US Navy’s warships, which are powered by alternative energy, have been sent to conduct operations in the Pacific. These ships that run partly on renewable fuel, are part of the Navy’s goal to go green and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil. The ships run on 10% biofuel and 90% petroleum. The biofuel used as part of the ships’ fuel is made out of beer fat. According to the…

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UPS to use landfill gas to power trucks

The world’s largest package delivery company will be powering two of its fleets with renewable natural gas. According to package delivery giant, UPS, over the next six years the company will be using landfill gas to power over 140 of its delivery trucks in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi. The two fleets will be supplied with approximately 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) from landfills, as part of its agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing LLC. UPS intends to significantly…

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United Airlines announces investment in biofuels

Waste from farms and animal fats will be used to power planes sometime this summer. Last week, United Airlines announced that it is making a $30 million investment in California-based alternative fuels company, Flucrum BioEnegy, which converts municipal waste into biofuels. The airline intends to use the alternative jet fuel it receives (a mixture of farm waste, oils derived from animal fats, and traditional jet fuel) to power its regular passenger flights, making it the first domestic airline to do so, reported The New York Times. This marks the largest…

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Biogas fuel cells to be used by Equinix

The fuel cell project is expected to lower the CO2 emissions of an Equinix data center to almost zero. The global interconnection and data center, Equinix Inc., along with Bloom Energy, have announced a 1 megawatt (MW) biogas fuel cells project at Equinix’s Silicon Valley data center, which will support its SV5 facility, and is expected to not only decrease the data center’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to nearly zero, but will also provide approximately 8.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean and reliable energy to power a portion of…

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Company hoping to mass-produce biofuels receives funding

Joule Unlimited raises another $40 million in funds. Julie Unlimited, the Bedford-based developer of alternative fuels, has raised $200 million to date in private investment since it was established in 2007, and has recently announced its latest $40 million in funding from Flagship Ventures, its chief financial backer, which the company will use to help it achieve its goal of mass producing biofuels, reported the Boston Business Journal. Joule is an innovative clean energy company producing unique renewable fuel. Joule has developed technology to create renewable fuels, including ethanol and…

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UPS to add more alternative fuel vehicles to its fleet

UPS has plans to increase its fleet of alternative energy vehicles by almost 30 percent. UPS, one of the largest shipment and logistics companies in the world, has revealed its plans to add an extra 1,400 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel fleet, which would boost the fleet by nearly 30 percent, and these vehicles would be deployed over the next year. CNG fueling stations will also be built to support these new vehicles. In total, 15 CNG refueling stations will be constructed in North America.…

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Alternative fuels will be taxed in Wyoming

A new law taxes biodiesel, natural gas, and other alternative highway fuels. Wyoming consumers who drive vehicles powered by alternative fuels, like biodiesel and ethanol, will soon have to pay the same fuel taxes as those who fuel up with gasoline and diesel, as a new bill recently signed into law by the state’s governor, Gov. Matthew H. Mead, will impose a tax on these greener fuels, which is set to take effect this summer. The 24 cents per gallon tax is the same rate traditional fuels are taxed. However,…

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Alternative fuel sources used to power cargo ship

A ship has been designed to run off of wind power and gas. Norwegian engineer, Terje Lade, is working on a new method for ships that will lower emissions, fuel consumption, and bunker expenses, in an effort to make ships more eco-efficient, and has designed a cargo vessel – Vindskip – that relies on alternative fuel sources for power, instead of on heavy fuel oil for propulsion. The sea vessel makes use of wind energy and LNG. Lade, the managing director of the company Lade AS, has developed a new…

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Indian Railways turns to alternative fuel sources

India seeks to decrease its dependence on diesel. Indian Railways has made the decision to replace diesel in some of its locomotives and use alternative fuel sources, such as bio-diesel, to power a fleet of 4,000 locomotives, which is part of its initiative to increase awareness about the importance of a clean environment and reduce dependence on limited and dirtier fuel. Diesel locomotives accommodate a significant section of rail traffic in the nation. Locomotives powered by diesel are heavily relied upon in India and haul freight trains and passengers. As…

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Hydrogen Fuel is the Future

HydrogenFuelNews.com has released the results of its latest survey. The survey questioned readers about what they believed would be the dominant form of renewable energy within the next 10 years. Survey respondents claimed that hydrogen fuel will become the form of energy that meets much of the world’s power and industry needs over the next decade, with hybrid energy systems and solar following behind. Approximately 27% of respondents believe that hydrogen fuel cells will begin playing a major role in the world’s energy make up within a decade. Many believe…

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Alternative energy not expected to top oil energy any time soon

ExxonMobil anticipates that oil will continue to be the primary fuel source for another quarter century. According to Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson, although alternative energy will continue to grow, he predicts that oil will remain the leading source of energy through 2040 and he believes natural gas will exceed coal and become the second most relied upon fuel source. ExxonMobil has been accused of not developing enough alternative fuel sources. It was during the company’s yearly shareholder meeting where Tillerson made his predictions. During the meeting, protestors gathered…

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Seawater could be a future alternative fuel option

Navy technology has made jet fuel water from ocean water. Recently, a demonstration took place involving a scale combustion engine WWII airplane model that successfully flew using alternative fuel that originated from water from the sea. The plane was powered by liquid hydrocarbon fuel that was developed from the world’s most plentiful carbon resource. The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed the process that resulted in the fuel, a process that took many years of research. The final product that was developed is a combination of liquid hydrocarbons, which…

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Hawaii and US military make alternative energy news

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  Hawaii’s second largest employer – the US military – is behind the push for more alternative fuels and green advances in the state. The Department of Defense (DOD) has spent $6.5 billion in the year 2011in Hawaii alone and backs up the state’s green goals, making big alternative energy news. Investing in the future The Pentagon is set to spend billions to back up green initiatives, and military presence in HI means spending some of that money there. The military is a boon for the Hawaiian economy and the…

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Electric Cars: Moving From Concept to Production

BMW i8 concept car - electric cars

How does an all-electric car move from drawing boards to concept model to eventual production? After all, many cars over the past few decades began as concept vehicles, but never got off the ground into production. But BMW and other automakers are proving that concept cars can move past ideas and into consumers’ driveways. Innovative Concepts Global automaker BMW recently launched its electric car BMW i3 Concept, as well as the BMW i8 Concept Spyder, in New York. The cars also were shown at the Nov. 2012 LA Auto Show.…

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