Alternative Fuels

From evil to Earth-friendly: converting a diesel generator to biofuels

Biofuels

Diesel generators can be nasty things. Older models not equipped with air filters and catalytic converters can spew huge amounts of pollution into the air. In places like California’s Central Valley, older diesel generators still provide power to irrigate farmland. The Environmental Protection Agency is taking action by working to replacing old pumps, but many diesel generators are still kept on hand ...

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Plant-based car parts – stronger, lighter, greener

Plant-based car parts

As ludicrous as it may sound, several Brazilian scientists at the Sao Paulo College of Agricultural Science have demonstrated that fiber extraction techniques from fruit can make cars greener and more eco-friendly than ever. Plant-based car parts have finally penetrated the auto marketplace, and apparently they’re lighter and stronger than average parts currently available in auto shops. Car parts made ...

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How Do Hybrid Vehicles Perform on the Second-Hand Market

Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid vehicles continually increase in popularity as petrol prices soar. While fully electric cars will revolutionize the automotive industry, hybrid cars are the best current alternative to petrol-guzzlers. Typically, used hybrids retain the majority of their value and rise and fall in price depending on the national petrol-price average.   Used Car Comparison   2010 Hyundai Accent Two cars with ...

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6 Things to Look for When Buying an Eco-Friendly Car

Getting ready to buy a new vehicle? Consider buying an eco-friendly car. On top of lowering your carbon footprint, an eco-friendly car can provide you with other added benefits, such as tax breaks and lower fuel costs, to help you save a little cash while you save the Earth. But, just like shopping for any car, choosing a green car ...

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USGT Green Light: ChargePoint, the World’s Largest and Most Open EV Charging Network

Electric Car Charging, ChargePoint

The Greenlight spotlight series takes a look at innovative professionals and businesses disrupting environmental trends with green-focused technology. From automotive to building to energy sources, industries are being disrupted daily as smarter and more innovative green technology becomes available. Name: ChargePoint Mission: To help people make the switch to EV by providing an open charging network while also creating a ...

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Getting To the Roots Of the Hybrid/EV Auto Industry

Model of a Gurney steam carriage

A Brief History of Just Where the Idea for Green Cars Came From Did you know that the first hybrid vehicle was made in the 1800s? Or that electric vehicles soared in popularity in the early 1900s? Hybrid vehicles debuted way before the Prius, Duo, and the Civic Hybrid cars made their splash on to the hybrid auto market. While ...

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4 Green Technologies You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Vertical Farming

By now, there are several environmentally friendly technologies that have taken the world by storm and are now a part of the cultural lexicon. We all know about hybrid cars (and now electric), energy-efficient light bulbs and even solar-powered cell phone chargers. These are the kinds of things that are a part of our everyday lives. But what’s most exciting ...

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