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Chalmers team engineers synthetic enzymes for bio-production of fuel alternatives

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In other words: We are now able to produce petrol and jet fuel alternatives in yeast cell factories,” he said. —Zhu et al.

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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or. Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S.

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. fuel supplies.

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

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fuel supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boosted its proposed ethanol volume for 2017. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard enacted in 2007, specific quantities of ethanol must be blended the national fuel supply. EPA ethanol energy policy e85 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles transportation policy

Toyota to start algae biofuel research project

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Toyota may be well established as the hybrid car leader but it hasn’t turned its attention away from other alternative fuels. Tags: Biofuels Green cars Latest news Toyota algae biofuels Alternative Fuels alternative vehicle fuels Toyota algae biofuel research project One of [.].

Gulf oil spill highlights the need for fuel alternatives

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The tragic oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico appears to be creating a backlash against US investment into offshore drilling. Two Republican senators in the US, Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and Charlie Crist of Florida have since withdrawn their support for drilling in the ocean as a result of the accident. Oil has been [.].

Free Ampera event to highlight fuel alternatives and what could happen when the oil runs out

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The ‘Vauxhall Ampera x super/collider Science Weekend’ is set to feature a series of challenging, informative and entertaining events based around different fuel types from next Thursday 16 August at the once disused King’s Cross Filling Station. Vauxhall’s Ampera will play a central role in a free four-day science-fest in London next week.

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Green Cars Part 4- Compressed Air

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Conventional cars work by exploding fuel and air in a chamber to exert force on the pistons, but what if rather than using an explosion to provide that pressure on the piston, you just stored your ‘fuel’ at a constant high pressure. Could the answer to our transport needs have been right in front of our faces all this time?

Ninety per cent of vehicles to use alternative fuels?

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It may be an aggressive prediction – but a report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is suggesting that 90 per cent of vehicle fleets in the USA, China, Western Europe, Brazil and Japan could be running on alternative powertrain/fuels by 2050.

Production begins at biogasoline plant

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Ethanol isn’t the only alternative fuel for motor vehicles – as a new demonstration plant is keen to prove. Tags: Biofuels Green cars Latest news Alternative Fuels alternatives to ethanol alternatives to gasoline biogasoline biogasoline plant ethanol shell Virent Energy Systems

US drivers want more fuel economy rather than alternative fuels

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It goes without saying that we all want our petrol engines to achieve better fuel economy at a lower cost – however, according to a new study, US vehicle owners would rather existing engine choices achieve this goal over opting for higher priced alternative fuel engines.

Opinion: Alternatives to the RFS

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Recently, the Energy Resources Center made headlines by saying the EPA’s shift on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would equal adding 1 million more passenger vehicles on the road. It’s also a political lightning rod given the stagnation of fuel consumption matched with accelerating ethanol blending. Unrenewable Fuel Standard.

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NYK to build Japan’s first LNG-fueled tug

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NYK will build a tugboat featuring a dual fuel engine that can be powered by either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or heavy oil. Tokyo Gas Co.

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Gulf Oil adds LNG-powered trucks to its transportation fleet

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Gulf Oil LP, a national branded supplier of motor fuels throughout the United States and its territories, has deployed 34 transport trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). In addition, Gulf will soon be supplying and distributing LNG to customers in the transportation sector and other interested bulk users. Brief

Study finds US refining sector could produce higher octane E20 and E30 at modest additional cost; enabling more efficient engines

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The price of ethanol relative to gasoline and crude oil were key determinants of the relative costs of the various finished fuels. 30 vol % (assuming federal regulations were modified to allow such fuels). Fuel properties are estimated to enable WTW assessments of the associated GHG emissions. Source: ACS, Hirshfeld et al.

MIT study concludes that absent climate policy, coal-to-liquids could account for around a third of global liquid fuels by 2050

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Production of CTL has a large carbon footprint, releasing more than twice the lifecycle greenhouse gases of conventional petroleum fuels.

Ford Europe leading project investigating DME and OME1 as low carbon, near zero particulate fuels; power-to-liquids pathways using CO2

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Ford Motor Company is leading a €3.5-million (US$3.9-million) research project to investigate the use of alternative fuels that could offer customers the power and performance of modern internal combustion engines with environmental benefits comparable to an electric vehicle. Diesel DME Engines Fuels Power-to-LiquidsResources.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Proving More Successful Than Expected

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A report analyzing the uptake of low-carbon fuels says that fossil-fuel alternatives are actually growing faster than expected.

To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question

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With the world’s growing population and the political, environmental and economic pressures in place to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, alternative energy has become this flexible energy means. Perspective by The Townsend Company. Figure 1. Typical daily grid demand. Click to enlarge. This is demonstrated in figure 1.

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New silica-organic hybrid absorbents deliver among highest performance yet reported for CO2 capture from air

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Adsorption of CO 2 from the air at 25 °C on FS-PEI-50 and FS-PEI-33 under dry and humid conditions. Credit: ACS, Goeppert et al. Click to enlarge.

LanzaTech receives $3M contract from FAA for alcohol-to-jet project; one of 8 awards worth total of $7.7M

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Different pathways to jet fuel. Volpe Center, to accelerate commercial availability of alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) renewable drop-in aviation fuel.

LanzaTech and Swedish Biofuels partnering with Virgin Atlantic on waste gas-to-ethanol-to-jet fuel process; targeting commercial use by 2014

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Virgin Atlantic announced the development of a low-carbon, synthetic jet fuel kerosene produced from industrial waste gases with half the carbon footprint of the standard fossil fuel alternative in partnership with LanzaTech and Swedish Biofuels. convert the resulting ethanol into a synthetic jet fuel.

USDA, DOE and US Navy to invest up to $510M over next 3 years to build out drop-in biofuel production capacity for military and commercial transportation

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Advanced biomass-derived transportation fuels that use a domestic, renewable feedstock provide a secure alternative that reduces the risks associated with petroleum dependence, they said. Enhanced reliability of fuel supplies through diversification to advanced drop-in biofuels is also essential to sustain the U.S. Resources.

EPIC Fuels supports Alaska Airlines and Gevo commercial aviation flights with alcohol-to-jet fuel

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EPIC Fuels , a fuel supplier to the general and commercial aviation industries, provided expertise in fuel blending as well as technical and logistical support to Alaska and Gevo, Inc., Alaska Airlines selected EPIC Fuels as a partner to ensure project success based on EPIC’s extensive experience in renewable fuel operations.

Testing by recreational marine industry suggests up to 16.1% blends of isobutanol can be used in marine engines

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Ongoing research in the industry has been exploring cost-effective fuel alternatives. Other higher ethanol blends such as E15 have caused issues in recreational marine engines, including fuel phase separation, fuel system compatibility issues and engine failures. The fuel was a blend of 16.1% Brief

SHV Energy to market and sell Neste Oil’s biopropane

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Replacing existing fossil fuels with biopropane will result in significant carbon savings. LPG already provides our customers with a cleaner rural energy choice to the high-carbon fuel alternatives many are dependent on in off-grid areas. Earlier post.) Biopropane means this option will become even cleaner. Brief

Study finds renewable fuel mandates alone not likely to lower carbon intensity of biofuels; the importance of localized LCAs and optimized low carbon fuel standards

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In a paper published in the journal Energy Policy , the team suggests that more effective policies would evaluate fuels at the refinery level, thereby creating incentives for GHG emissions to be lowered through competition as low GHG emission fuels have higher economic value to blenders. renewable fuel standards—and LCFSs.

Renewable wood-based biofuels for shipping

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The ReShip project, led by the Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI) with R&D partners Aston University (UK) and NTNU (Norway), is developing technology for producing a cost-competitive pyrolysis-oil-based multi-component fuel which meets the performance requirements of marine diesel engines. ReShip concept. Click to enlarge. Resources.

CEC report sets out North American plan for change and investment to achieve sustainable freight transportation

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Only two of these are directly related to fuel content and transportation technologies: Pricing carbon. Shifting to lower-carbon fuels.

New UC Davis market-based sustainability forecasting approach concludes supplanting gasoline and diesel with renewable fuels could take 131 years

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At the current pace of research and development, replacing gasoline and diesel with renewable fuel alternatives could take some 131 years, according to a new University of California, Davis, study using a new sustainability forecasting approach based on market expectations. Tags: Forecasts Fuels Sustainability Resources.

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Study reveals new solution in battle against emissions

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A study published by the National Grid in the UK is suggesting that Bio-SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) could achieve carbon dioxide (CO2) savings of up to 90 per cent compared with fossil fuel alternatives.

Cal Energy Commission to award ~$1.2M for center for alt fuels and advanced vehicle technologies

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The California Energy Commission Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) is making up to $1,194,659 in grant funds available to develop a new center or expand an existing center for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in Central California. PON-14-606 ). Brief

Clean Cities Autogas Vehicle Conversion Program Rolls Out First of 1,189 LPG Cars in Virginia

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The founding partners of Alliance AutoGas—a national propane Autogas vehicle conversion and fueling network—are closely involved with the program. The program’s first conversion was performed by American Alternative Fuel at Baker Equipment in Richmond, Va. Arlington, Va.-based

IEA roadmap concludes biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

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By 2050, biofuels could provide 27% of total transport fuel and contribute in particular to the replacement of diesel, kerosene and jet fuel, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Biomass Fuels SustainabilityContribution of biofuels to GHG emissions reduction in the transport sector. Gt CO 2 -eq.

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DOE to award up to $11M for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle powertrain electrification and dual fuel fleet demonstration

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The first is medium- and heavy-duty powertrain electrification; the second is a dual fuel fleet demonstration. Area of Interest (AOI) 2: Dual Fuel Heavy Duty Vehicle Fleet Demonstration. Dual-Fuel engine equipped vehicles are capable of benefits such as: Reduced Emissions. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuels Heavy-duty Hybrids

US Departments of Energy and Defense Partner to Accelerate Energy Innovation

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The MOU covers efforts in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, fossil fuels, alternative fuels, efficient transportation technologies and fueling infrastructure, grid security, smart grid, storage, waste-to-energy, basic science research, mobile/deployable power, small modular reactor nuclear energy, and related areas.

CSIRO and Australasian Aviation Partners Launch Study on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry

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Australia’s CSIRO, together Australasian aviation partners, is leading a study to help develop a sustainable aviation fuels industry. Called the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road Map, the study aims to accelerate the development and commercialization of a sustainable aviation fuels industry in Australia and New Zealand.

UK study finds Bio-SNG could offer 90% reduction in lifecycle CO2; lower cost of carbon abatement than electrical solutions for transport applications

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Although anaerobic digestion of organic material has been widely accepted as an important renewable energy technology, the production of Bio-SNG will required to move to higher levels of fossil fuel replacement, according to the report. Cost of carbon abated for transport applications. Click to enlarge. Feedstocks. Process and technology.

What about the Pickens Plan?

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The good news about electricity as a transportation fuel for cars is finally breaking through to the mainstream. Hydrogen and fuel cells remain decades from meaningful deployment, even their supporters concede. And today natural gas is a critical fuel for electricity generation. Video embedded below post.)

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SwRI wins $20M EPA contract for emissions and fuel consumption testing, analytical services

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded a five-year, $20.16-million contract by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations The scope of this contract is quite broad.