Chalmers team identifies two main challenges for bio-hydrocarbon fuel production from cheap sources

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources: lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories; and establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation.

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Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

Electric Cars are for Girls

What would it take to convert a Saturn SC2 to electric? The information on web sites is all over the place. Some want $5,000.00 for a kit while another

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Chasing the "cheap" EV Conversion

Electric Cars are for Girls

I have a 1946 Willy's Jeep. The motor needs rebuilding or replacing, and I would LOVE to convert it to electric so that I could off road w/o the usual

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Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap.

Green Car Reports

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn''t be cheap. None of that sounds cheap. And as Volkswagen UK reveals pricing for the light-weight plug-in hybrid, we now know just how not-cheap it actually is: £98,515, or just under $169,000 at current It''s a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar.

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Toyota to introduce cheap electric car

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Electric car fans who currently feel priced out of the market should keep their eyes on events in Japan – with Toyota revealing plans to introduce an ultra-cheap electric car. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Toyota cheap electric cars electric cars green cars Toyota COMS EVToyota Auto Body Corporation, which is a unit of Toyota Motor Corporation, is expected to introduce the two-seat COMS EV – which is based on [.].

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Univ of Washington team working to make poplar coppice viable cheap, high-volume biofuel feedstock

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Our research proved that poplar coppice can be a good option to meet the cheap, high-volume criteria of biofuel feedstock.

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Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

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He cautioned that cheap gas prices won’t last indefinitely, and Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers won''t clamor for gas guzzlers. DON''T MISS: Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low?

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Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

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Cheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. In some cases, that means cutting back on cheap gas for their own citizens. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries to search for ways to keep their revenues up. DON'T MISS: Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

Coming This Fall: The Return Of Cheap $2 Gas

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So far this year, U.S. drivers have enjoyed unusually low gas prices, due to a variety of factors. But it seems they could be even lower. While gas prices are at their lowest in years, oil prices have dropped by an even greater margin, meaning there should be room for gas prices to decrease even more. DON'T MISS: Gas Prices Matter To U.S. Green oil

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Scientists create cheap and safe electro-catalysts for anion-exchange fuel cells

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The catalysts were made by using a cheap clay material called Halloysite as the template, urea as the nitrogen source and furfural (an organic chemical that can be produced from oats, wheat bran or sawdust) as the carbon source. Scientists from the University of Surrey and their colleagues have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.

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Used Forklift Parts for a Cheap Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Ever thought of scrounging used forklift parts to build an electric car? In this interview, Darin Cosgrove talks about the successful marriage of a Geo Metro and a Baker Forklift

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Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

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Which is the better small-ar option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the Mitsubishi Mirage. It's the most fuel-efficient new car currently sold in the U.S. without any electrification. Facing off against it is the smallest and least expensive hybrid car sold. subcompact Fuel Economy economy car review

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A Cheap Balancer and Transmission Issues

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After talking with some engineers at HP and mulling over some ideas, I came up with the attached schematics for an inexpensive battery balancer.

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Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

Green Car Reports

The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low throughout 2015, Americans bought more new cars, but many of them were less-efficient SUVs and crossovers. And those oil prices likely won't increase dramatically for the next. Fuel Gasoline oil energy

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Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

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For the past year or so, U.S. drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That's been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00 per gallon around the country. Lower gas prices put more money into consumers' pockets, in theory allowing them to spend more on other things. DON'T MISS: Why Electric Cars Make. Economic Economy Fuel Economy

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Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

Green Car Reports

Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. The domestic fuel promised to cut carbon-dioxide. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

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Hemp could make cheap alternative to graphene for EV batteries

Green Cars News

Scientists have found a cheap alternative to graphene which could be used to build supercapacitors to power electric cars – good ol’ hemp.

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To Get Hydrogen Competitive With Gasoline: $1 Billion, Cheap Natural Gas Needed

Green Car Reports

While battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars have had much of the spotlight to themselves for the past four years, we''re going to be hearing a lot more about hydrogen fuel-cell cars over the next few.

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Lux Research: despite cheap oil, niche plug-in vehicle sales will be resilient; conventional hybrids to be hardest hit

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The current plunge in oil prices will likely negatively affect plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales in the short term; automakers such as BMW are already warning of lower sales of plug-in vehicles given the market context.

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New nanolithia cathodes may address technical drawbacks of Li-air batteries; scalable, cheap and safer Li-air battery system

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Overall, the new battery system is “ very scalable, cheap, and much safer ” than lithium-air batteries, Li says.

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Tesla service waits, 350-kw Supercharger, cheap renewable energy: Today's Car News

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Today, waits at Tesla service centers get longer, Elon Musk teases a more powerful Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging station, and new analysis claims some forms of renewable energy are now the cheapest unsubsidized sources of electricity in the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out the potential cost of the Volkswagen 3.0-liter. Today in Car News

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Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

Green Car Reports

Global oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. But that's not the case in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. The continued slump in prices has prodded the seven-state federation to make a somewhat radical change in policy. DON'T MISS: IMF: Fossil Fuels. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25 mpg, according to recent analysis. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy for new cars in September was 25.2 mpg, according to the University of Michigan. sales Study Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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Parisian Bollore Electric Car Is Cheap; Requires Battery Rental

Green Car Reports

Until now, if you'd wanted to drive a Bollore Bluecar electric vehicle, all you'd have required as a few Euros per hour to take one of the little vehicles around the crowded roads of Paris, France. Bollore has now put the Bluecar on sale to the French public, at a starting price of 12,000 Euros--only $15,500. As electric cars go, that's pretty

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Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

Green Car Reports

There''s been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it''s the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices. We''d suggest that perhaps this is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as many pundits think. DON''T MISS: Green Car People: Who Buys Electric And Plug-In

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Cheap, Easy, and Underutilized Online Communication for Nonprofits

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Volkswagen has provided an update on its Golf blue-e-motion electric vehicle ( earlier post ), now scheduled to arrive on the market in 2014. At the presentation of the concept in Germany earlier this year, VW had said the EV would launch on the market in 2013. The EV is driven by an electric motor integrated in the front engine compartment with a maximum power output of 85 kW (115 PS, 112 hp) and a continuous power output of 50 kW (69 PS, 67 hp), with 270 N·m (199 lb-ft) torque, powered by a 26.5

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EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

Green Car Reports

A pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to meet 2025 targets for improving gas mileage. Rather than hitting the projected 54.5-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy—which translates to about 38 mpg on new-car window. emissions EPA NHTSA CARB CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Very cheap, low-range electric cars key for China, India: Nissan CEO Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn, who runs automakers Nissan and Renault, is one of the few auto executives who'll regularly take questions from a roomful of more than 100 journalists. At last week's New York Auto Show, many of the questions concerned plans by the Renault Nissan Alliance for more and higher-volume electric cars. Discussing plans for India and China. China India Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

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Gas is cheap; U.S. drivers use it to log more miles than ever

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With the summer travel season more than halfway over and gas prices still quite low, U.S drivers have already logged a record-breaking number of miles traveled. The nation's vehicles collectively logged 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of this year, according to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) data. That's up 3.3 percent from. Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT

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Tesla Model S Ownership Costs, Fuel-Cell Car Questions Answered, Cheap Solar Power: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We start off today with some Tesla Model S ownership-cost calculations, move on to carmakers'' answer to our 10 questions on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and finish with a prediction that solar power will achieve grid parity in two years. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See why when you own a Tesla Model S electric car, you''re likely to

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Cheap 2015 Nissan Leaf, Tesla drag racing, RI electric-car incentives: Today's car news

Green Car Reports

Today, how one reader got an exceedingly inexpensive new Nissan Leaf electric car, drag racing a "Ludicrous" mode-equipped Tesla Model S, and how Rhode Island uses money from polluters to fund its electric-car incentives. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got details on the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, multiple first drives, and more in our. Today in Car News

CA tests VW diesel modifications, cheap Tesla leases, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delay: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) says it will test proposed modifications for Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars, Tesla extends cheaper leases on its electric cars through September, and the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid's U.S. launch is delayed again. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's news. Today in Car News

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Chemists develop cheap alternative fuel cell catalyst

Green Cars News

Scientists have developed a new non-platinum catalyst which could pave the way for cheaper and more durable hydrogen fuel cells for use in cars and other devices. Chemists at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, have developed a cobalt-graphene combination catalyst which works a little slower traditional platinum catalysts, but is longer-lasting and more sustainable-overcoming [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars catalyst fuel cell hydrogen

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Mountain, Clunkers Vs Electric Cars, Cheap Solar Energy: Today's Car News

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We''re back from the Labor Day holiday with the latest green-car news. Find out how a range-extended 2014 BMW i3 REx does on a mountain climb, learn about California''s latest clean-air initiative, and see why UBS thinks electric cars will will make residential solar energy practical for more people. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up

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Electric-car cash in California, cheap Bolt EV ad, VW diesel deceit details, burning BMWs: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we're heartened by a cheesy ad, we've got details on the Volkswagen diesel deception, California hopes to improve its electric-car incentives, and some owners say their BMWs are spontaneously combusting. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric cars are slowly moving into the mainstream. How do we know? A low-budget dealership ad

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Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20,000

Green Car Reports

For many people, the purchase of a fuel efficient car is usually made to save money on driving, as the cost of being a car owner rises further and further. That being the case, why buy an expensive car in the first place, potentially taking years longer to pay off the fuel savings? The good news is that there are plenty of cars available for less

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How Cheap Is Too Cheap For A Car? Indian Automakers Test The Water

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How do you solve a problem like getting a nation of low income people onto the roads? That's the question that Indian carmakers Tata and Bajaj, among others, are trying to answer. Indian automotive mogul and man at the helm of Jaguar Land Rover, Ratan Tata, tried to revolutionize Indian transport with the Tata Nano. Bajaj has just launched a

Want A Cheap, Usable, Toyota Electric Car? Check eBay!

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are often criticized for being too expensive. While there are many reasons for this, it means some people simply can't afford an electric car. However, there's still hope. Want a practical, reliable, usable electric car, with a decent range? Have a look on eBay! That's where we found this 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV, still one of the most

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Virginia Utility Tests Cheap Rates for Electric Car Owners

All Cars Electric

Dominion Virginia Power announced yesterday that is waiting for Virginia State Corporation Commission approval to offer two electricity tariffs exclusively to electric vehicle owners in a bid to encourage customers to make the switch to electric cars. As we’ve discovered before, more and more utility companies are offering time-of-use

2012 Tata Nano: World's Cheapest Car Gets Less Cheap

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In theory, designing the world's cheapest car for a market in which millions of people are beginning to earn the sort of money that will let them buy a car is a masterstroke. In practice, it hasn't been quite that easy for Tata with the Nano. Amidst concerns about flaming Tatas and with lower sales than expected, it seems that even people barely

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People Will Buy Electric Cars If They're Cheap, Privileged, And Convenient

Green Car Reports

Electric cars may be growing in popularity, but they still make up just a tiny percentage of the U.S. auto market. When will things take off? If sales in Norway are any indication, that will happen when electric vehicles become inexpensive, easy to own, and confer certain privileges. According to Treehugger, Norwegians are crazy about electric

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Thai University Awarded Patent for Easy, Fast and Cheap Biodiesel Test Process

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However, the PSU method is an easy, fast and cheap. Prince of Songkla University (PSU) in Thailand was granted a petty patent for a biodiesel test process using only a microwave oven as the main equipment, making it economical in terms of money and time (only 15 minutes for the result to come out). The simple method will be made public, free of charge to interested people, communities and small-scale producers. Assoc.

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