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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Biodiesel has become so inexpensive in the U.S. that it’s free

Some refiners are being paid to use biofuel. Tax credits in the U.S. have made biodiesel so cheap in some parts of the country that some refiners are being paid to use this clean substitute to diesel. More specifically, one-dollar-a-gallon tax subsidy and other credits, has resulted in Midwest refiners paying as little as 64.5 cents a gallon for the alternative fuel. This, plus additional clean energy incentives offered by California, has lead to some customers in the Golden State obtaining the fuel for free, reported Bloomberg. The commitment to…

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Scientists Find Cheaper and Eco-Friendlier Way to Make Biofuels

Researchers have discovered a low-cost method to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to microalgae. Although the growth of microalgae can be sped up by carbon dioxide, the CO2 has to be free of contamination or the algae die. Researchers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have found a cheap way to purify the carbon dioxide within the power station flue gasses by absorbing the CO2 into a liquid, allowing it to be delivered to microalgae, which makes it possible to harvest the microalgae and make biofuels. This purification process is typically…

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Biofuel made from coffee ground waste could make London greener

Recycled coffee grounds could one day benefit England’s capital. Bio-bean a company based out of London, England, hopes to transform leftover coffee grounds into biomass pellets to heat buildings and into biodiesel for vehicles. While using recycled coffee grounds to power vehicles is nothing revolutionary, what makes Bio-bean stand out among the crowd is that the company wants to do much more than simply power a car with biofuel, one day it hopes to be able to help fuel a large city, like London. The goal is to make enough…

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Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market Research Report – Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import Analysis and Key Country Analysis to 2020

The Report Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market – Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import Analysis and Key Country Analysis to 2020 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import Analysis and Key Country Analysis to 2020″ is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the biofuels industry. The research provides an understanding of the technology, key drivers and challenges in the global biofuels market. The…

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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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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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Electric Cars But Were Afraid To Ask

Hybrid and electric cars and vehicles remain a popular topic when it comes to alternative fuel news. Governments around the world want to make them mainstream to save the environment but there are still many questions surrounding them. Some of these questions may seem a little silly, leading you to worry about asking them, but here is a list of all you want and need to know. What Exactly Is a Hybrid Car? Electric cars are obvious but what exactly are hybrid cars? These are those that run on a…

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EPA announced new biodiesel standards

  New biodiesel standards aim to boost the availability of biofuel The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced information concerning the amount of bio-diesel products that must be included in the 2013 diesel fuel market. Biodiesel products are biofuels produced through renewable sources, primarily vegetable and waste oils. The EPA claims that its biodiesel standards measure, which aligns with the energy plans from Congress, will help the country make progress in its energy security efforts. The EPA considers biodiesel to be one of the best ways to address the…

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