Company Touts ‘Dual Fuel’ as Green Solution

John Davis

An Iowa-based energy company is claiming that its one-of-a-kind technology is a solution America needs as the country looks to reduce greenhouse emissions and lower energy costs, while helping put people back to work. American Power Group’s “dual fuel” blends diesel (which should have the ability to use biodiesel, right) and compressed natural gas or methane: APG’s technology couldn’t come …

biomethane, Natural Gas, technology

Waste Management Investment in Terrabon Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

Waste Management, Inc. has become the latest company to invest in waste-to-fuel conversion technology developed by Terrabon. Waste Management, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America, joins Valero Energy Corporation, the largest refiner in North America, which also invested in Terrabon in April 2009 and recently increased its investment in Terrabon. This investment from …

Energy, technology

Food, Fuel and Future in Wisconsin

Cindy Zimmerman

“Food—Fuel—Future” is the theme for this year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days coming up July 21-23, 2009, in Waterloo, Wisconsin. This year, the state’s largest agriculture exposition takes place at The Crave Brothers Farm in southern Dodge County. The Crave Brothers are living examples of the event theme of “Food—Fuel—Future.” Since 2002, they have increased milk production on their family farm, …

Energy, Farming, technology

Ohio State Students Win EcoCAR Competition

Joanna Schroeder

A team of students from Ohio State University are in the lead after the first phase of the three-year EcoCar: the NeXt Challenge that took place last week in Toronto, Canada. The actual challenge was to convert a Saturn VUE into an electric vehicle with increased fuel economy and lower tailpipe emissions. The team from Ohio State utilized a battery …

Car Makers, E85, Electric Vehicles, Miscellaneous, technology

New Partnership for Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

California-based AE Biofuels is partnering with Merrick & Company to commercially implement its enzyme-based technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol. Merrick provides engineering and architectural design-build, procurement, construction management, and geospatial services. According to a press release, the companies will work together “to rapidly deploy AE Biofuels’ next-generation biofuels technology to address the significant demand for cellulosic ethanol created …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, technology

MOR Offers More for Ethanol Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

An Illinois-based technology services company recently unveiled a new set of “2nd Generation” technologies aimed at increasing the sustainability and profitability of corn-based ethanol plants. According to MOR Technology, the MOR-Frac Plus+ Milling System in combination with their supercritical CO2 corn oil extraction technology can help plants “increase and diversify revenues by producing premium, value-added food-grade products, while also decreasing …

corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, technology