BMW invests in company aiming to produce zero net carbon gasoline

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BMW is investing in Prometheus Fuels, a company that plans to remove carbon-dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it into gasoline. Gasoline

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Recent trends in gasoline prices

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This brief note analyzes the changes in the price of gasoline during the first 13 weeks of 2020 and compares them with the changes during the first 13 weeks of 2019. The raw data (the average retail price of regular gasoline) came from the U.S. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

Classic Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls EV conversions celebrate the past without the gasoline

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Owning a classic car doesn't have to involve tailpipe emissions, or the high repair bills that often come with vintage gasoline engines. based Lunaz offers electric conversions of classic from Jaguar, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce.

2020 95

Cadillac EVs won't mirror gasoline models in design

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Upcoming Cadillac electric cars won't look like their internal-combustion counterparts, Cadillac design director Brian Smith said in an interview with Automobile published Wednesday.

2020 95

EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15

2017 69

Report: Hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles likely to reach price parity with gasoline by 2025

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face many roadblocks to mass adoption, but a new report claims they could achieve price parity with gasoline by 2025.

2020 105

BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. The ability to create gasoline from air, cost competitively with fossil fuels, is a game changer. The effective upgrading of alcohols to gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels.

2020 104

Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline ones in 95% of the world, study finds

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A new study confirms what electric car drivers already know: that EVs are cleaner than gasoline cars, even when emissions from electricity generation are factored in.

2020 109

Could Tesla's million-mile battery help it undercut gasoline vehicles in sticker price?

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Achieving price parity with gasoline cars is a prerequisite of widespread electric-car adoption. New low-cost batteries designed to last a million miles are being developed to enable Tesla to sell electric cars profitably at the same price or less than comparable gasoline cars.

2020 96

New Mo-doped Ni catalyst for SOFCs enhances use of fuels such as gasoline

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Researchers led by a team at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a unique and inexpensive nanoparticle catalyst that allows a solid-oxide fuel cell to convert logistic liquid fuels such as gasoline to electricity without stalling out during the electrochemical process.

2020 109

Study: gasoline is more important than healthcare for Americans

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Americans collectively spent $388 billion on gasoline in 2018, averaging to 34 million fill-ups a day. In 2018 we collectively spent $49 billion more on gasoline than 2017. GasBuddy compiled results from a gasoline survey taken by 1016 respondents on 8 January 2019.

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Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

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But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much range anxiety as electric-car. Fuel Gasoline History plug-in cars range anxiety gas stationElectric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that.

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France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

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Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are dispersed low-density suburbs without mass transit, bike paths, or even sidewalks. Gasoline emissions government France Engines transportation policyTo most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Europeans, more of whom live in cities and most of whom have access to a more balanced set of.

British Columbia bans most gasoline and diesel cars after 2040

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British Columbia has followed through on a plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. On Wednesday, the province passed the Zero Emissions Vehicles Act, which requires that all cars sold in the province by 2040 be "zero emissions vehicles."

2019 109

E10 Is Less Corrosive Than Ethanol-Free Gasoline, Research Says

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Gasoline ethanol E10Ethanol is a beleaguered fuel these days, with national availability E85 nowhere in sight, rollout of E15 seemingly stalled, and concerns over its full carbon footprint hotly debated. Most drivers pumping gas pay little attention to its ethanol content, which in several states may now be at 10 percent. Meanwhile, traditionalists seek out pure.

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UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

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The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. Gasoline Europe Diesels emissions zero emissions UK fossil fuelsThe initiative closely follows a similar announcement from France, which also declared 2040 as the year it will phase out fossil-fuel vehicles Norway and the Netherlands have also.

2017 75

OPIS: US gasoline demand more than “halfway” back from pandemic-induced lows

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Gasoline consumption in the United States is now more than halfway back to pre-COVID-19 levels as motorists get back on the road amid at least a partial recovery of the US economy, according to OPIS, an IHS Markit company. OPIS DemandPro tracks actual weekly same-store gasoline volumes at more than 15,000 stations, aggregated on a national, regional and state level. This allows users to track and benchmark industry trends for overall retail gasoline sales.

2020 73

EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policyAt the time, it seemed like an ideal way to lessen dependence on foreign oil and cut emissions--without forcing drivers to drastically change their habits.

2015 75

Aramco, KAUST team finds hybrid gasoline compression-ignition architecture can reduce GHG 26-55% vs. conventional SI

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At a high level, they found that: Gasoline Compression-Ignition (GCI) hybrids reduce WTW GHG emissions by 7–43% versus unhybridized GCI. Four reference vehicles were equipped with: gasoline spark-ignition (SI) engine.

2020 101

This Tesla Model 3 sounds like a gasoline car

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When it comes to electric cars, one of the hardest things for automotive enthusiasts to get over is the lack of engine noise. But even if an electric car doesn't have a sonorous V-12 or a bellowing small-block V-8, that doesn't mean the owner has to drive along in silence.

2020 91

DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon, and each state has a gasoline tax, ranging from 8.95 Taxes include federal and state gasoline tax, along with other per-gallon fees, such as leaking underground storage tank fees.

2019 118

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

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Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. 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.

2016 80

DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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In 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

2019 122

Upstream Costs of Gasoline

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The United States uses 360 million gallons of gasoline each day. One tanker-truck load, a mere 8600 gallons of gasoline, exploded on a San Francisco Bay Area Freeway early Sunday morning, and the consequences will be felt for months. Tags: gasoline The effect of this one accident is being compared to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which also caused the collapse of Bay Area freeways.

2007 100

Gasoline direct injection tech might not be worth it, study suggests

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While significant sooty black deposits—and even, occasionally, visible puffs coming from the tailpipe—used to be a sign your gasoline car needed a tune-up, they’re a normal fact of life with many newer cars that are supposedly cleaner-burning.

2020 90

Leaded Gasoline Taken Off Sale 20 Years Ago This Month

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In that context, it's worth noting that lead was still a part of everyday gasoline more recently than many drivers remember. Leaded gasoline was sold in the U.S. Fuel Gasoline energy policy health transportation policyThe water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has brought the health effects of lead back into the public eye, and in a big way. until January 1996. DON'T MISS: Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014.

2016 63

E10 gasoline now standard, but E15 push stalled, so here comes E30

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Though the Environmental Protection Agency has already ruled on ethanol-blended gasoline mixtures for 2018, that hasn't stopped ethanol advocates from pushing for a higher 30-percent blend for non-flex-fuel vehicles. Gasoline Politics EPA ethanol e85 E10 flex fuel e15 Renewable Fuel Standard

2018 61

How crude-oil prices influence gasoline prices

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Gasoline is one of the products refined from crude oil. Thus, the price of crude oil should have a strong influence on the price of gasoline. However, the retail price of gasoline includes other costs as well. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in the United States from 2008 to 2017, crude oil represented only 61% of the retail price of gasoline. Gasoline prices are also influenced by gasoline demand relative to gasoline supply.

Changes in vehicle miles traveled often mirror changes in gasoline price

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) often mirrors changes in the price of gasoline, according to data presented bybthe US Department of Energy (DOE). The figure below shows the percentage change in gasoline prices and VMT from one year to the next (e.g.,

2019 96

Student-built hydrogen Le Mans style prototype beats gasoline-powered cars in Supercar Challenge race

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The “Forze VIII”, a hydrogen fuel cell Le-Mans-style prototype, became the first hydrogen-electric vehicle to beat gasoline-powered cars in an official race. In a field of 43 gasoline-powered race cars, the hydrogen race car started the last race of the weekend from the fourth position.

2019 139

Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

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What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and people weren't used to the sounds, smells, and other characteristics of a vibrating internal-combustion engine? Green Gasoline Humor air pollution emissions plug-in carsThe vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around?

2015 82

Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs steadily falling and the pricetag rising for the new technologies that make cars more efficient, some now envision a world in which all new vehicles have dispensed with.

2016 63

Zhejiang team boosts gasoline-range products from Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

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A team at Zhejiang University in China has investigated the influence of rare-earth metal ions promotion on the F-T synthesis of gasoline-range hydrocarbons (GRHs, C 5 –C 12 hydrocarbons). Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis converts syngas to liquid fuels.

2019 85

IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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A sudden drop in miles traveled by car in the US triggered by wide-spread social isolation measures will have immediate ramifications for gasoline demand. IHS Markit analysis finds that US gasoline demand could fall by as much as 4.1

2020 96

Gasoline Prices: Pinned to the Pump!

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Gasoline prices affect EV drivers, too. A bit about oil addiction and how driving electric cars can free us from dependency

2012 130

New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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Volkswagen unveiled the new eight-generation Golf GTI, the Golf GTD and the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid via a live stream event, in place of the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show. The new Golf GTI is powered by a 180 kW (245 PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection engine (EA888 evo4).

2020 123

@MisterFleming Says, “It’s Not About The Environment,” As He Pimps More Porsche Pollution In @LATimes. How Bad Does Climate Have To Crater Before Charley Gets A Clue? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 109

Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

2019 138

Diesel and gasoline prices drop in early 2020, but diesel drops substantially less

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Although both diesel and gasoline are made from oil, the trends in their prices do not always go in parallel. While personal driving (which uses primarily gasoline) is down greatly because of various stay-at-home mandates, commercial truck transport (which uses primarily diesel) has been substantially less affected. 2 diesel and regular gasoline) came from the U.S. In contrast, during the same time period, the price of gasoline decreased by 31.2% (from $2.578 to $1.773).

2020 65

Prometheus CEO outlines tech advances that could make CO2-to-fuels renewable gasoline and jet price-competitive with fossil fuels

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Replacing fossil-fuel gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels would be able to proceed at a much faster pace, because it does not require the replacement or retrofit of the existing vehicle fleet. The effective upgrading of alcohols to gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels.

2020 110

Corning hits 1-million-unit milestone with gasoline particulate filter production

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Corning Incorporated’s Environmental Technologies business reached a significant production milestone at its Kaiserslautern, Germany manufacturing facility with the production of its 1 millionth Corning DuraTrap GC gasoline particulate filter (GPF) for automotive emissions control.

2018 88

Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Of all the emerging technologies, gasoline direct injection (GDI) has seen the highest level of adoption among manufacturers, reaching 51% for the 2018 model year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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