Sea Green Project Accelerates Algae for Aviation

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable aviation fuel was a hot topic during the recent Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. During the event, the Sustainable Use of Renewable Fuels (SURF) consortium was announced with the intention of accelerating algae for aviation fuel. SURF was developed to support Cranfield University’s Sea Green project that will harvest algae to produce jet fuel at commercial scale. SURF …

algae, biofuels, transportation

Green Scissors 2010 Calls for Cut in Wasteful Spending

Joanna Schroeder

At the helm of Friends of the Earth, a new report was released today highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers, harmful to the environment and bad for consumers. The Green Scissors 2010 report targeted four major areas for budget cuts including energy, agriculture and biofuels, infrastructure, and public lands. Many of the recommendations of this report …

biofuels, Ethanol, Oil, Opinion, politics, Research, Solar, transportation, Wind

Going Green Can Save You Green

Joanna Schroeder

Last week, I wrote a story regarding President Obama’s executive order for the federal government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020. One goal of this program is to get other companies to follow suit, but many companies don’t know where to start. Enter the Hondo Green Assessment Tool (HGAT). To learn more about how companies can …

Audio, Energy, Environment, global warming, transportation, water

Several POET Plants Earn Safety Award

Joanna Schroeder

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF)has recognized eight POET plants with the Annual Product Stewardship Award  for their records of safe transport. BNSF presents the award to shippers who transport a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous year with zero non-accident incidents. Earlier this year, several plants received a safety award from Union …

Company Announcement, Ethanol, transportation

Has Gasoline Consumption Peaked?

Joanna Schroeder

The oil loving Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article today about the “peak of gasoline”.  Many analysts are predicting that with the rise in biofuels production, fuel economy and gasoline prices (although they are holding steady around $2.00 per gallon on average) and the current depressed state of the economy, we’ve seen “peak” gasoline use, at least in the …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Miscellaneous, transportation

High Fuel Prices Drive Support for Ethanol

Laura McNamara

American motorists are rethinking their driving habits. That is, according to a new survey commissioned by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. The survey shows that consumers think skyrocketing gas prices means the nation should start moving away from oil. The EPIC survey found 47 percent of those polled stated that a fuel price below $5 a gallon should be …

E85, EPIC, Ethanol, News, Price, transportation

Ethanol Hybrid Chopper

Laura McNamara

Now that’s a mouthful. But that’s also pretty cool. The chopper pictured isn’t the ethanol hybrid, though it is a Cadillac. But, the e-magazine Winding Road reports that Cadillac boss Jim Taylor says an ethanol hybrid version is being built. A motorcycle enthusiast himself, Taylor commissioned the Cadillac chopper in the photo above from Great American Chopper of Clawson, Michigan. …

Energy, Ethanol, transportation