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Offers information on the various forms of biofuels including ethanol and biodiesel and other fuel being researched and developed.

Fueling up Green with Biodiesel

Biodiesel is America’s first advanced biofuel. It is a renewable, low-carbon, clean-burning fuel that is made from a diverse mix of resources such as agricultural oils, recycled cooking oil and animal fats. Biodiesel fuel is made through a process where glycerin is separated from fat or vegetable oil. The process …

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Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle and Omnivore Chew Up Competition

Exotic car maker, Lotus has decided to go green with a couple new biofuel concepts. Both the Concept Ice Vehicle (CIV) and Omnivore concept run on biofuels based upon alcohol. The Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle (pictured) was specifically designed for the Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition. The Lotus CIV will help …

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Biofuels Produced from E. Coli Bacteria

Now, before you grab your stomach and start to wretch a little bit at the thought of E. Coli bacteria being used to produce biofuels, listen just a bit to the rest of the story. Researchers at UCLA have discovered that they can use E. Coli bacteria (Escherichia coli) with …

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Termite Guts to Generate Biofuels

Termites, the most flatulent animals on the planet, hold promise for growing the biofuels industry. The termites’ digestive microbes and enzymes hold great promise according to the U. S. Department of Energy for breaking down wood and waste biomass to generate cellulosic biofuels. Termites can mow down a massive amount …

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