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Kite Surfing – Powered by Vegetable Oil!

Kite Surfing – Powered by Vegetable Oil!

This Boxing Day, as families enjoy sunshine, food, and post-Christmas cheer, four energetic activists will pour a dark liquid made from vegetable oil into the fuel tanks of their diesel trucks and embark on a 2300 km adventure.
Grants for Green Energy Grow

Grants for Green Energy Grow

[The Daily Advertiser] An electric company in western New York got $25 million in federal loans to build an ethanol plant that made fuel for the city, and captured carbon dioxide they’ll sell to a soft drink manufacturer. A Maine tomato grower got $500,000 to fund a biomass boiler that now turns his vine and veggie scraps into energy.
Our Renewable Nation: A Family of Doers

Our Renewable Nation: A Family of Doers

For some time, I’ve been following the folks at Our Renewable Nation, who are currently traveling cross-country in their veggie-powered beetle interviewing industry professionals about our ability to power our nation with 100% renewable energy in 10 years. The team is made up of Colin (father), Carrick and Gareth (his two sons, ages 9 and 6). Colin does all of […]
The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

If you're only an occasional reader in the world of biofuels, corn, sugarcane and veggie oils are the raw materials you’ll have heard the most about — lately, perhaps more about cellulosic feedstocks from agricultural and municipal wastes.
Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort Fueled with Biodiesel

Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort Fueled with Biodiesel

Donations of biodiesel are being delivered to the smaller coastal towns south of New Orleans most severely affected by Hurricane Katrina thanks to the coordinated efforts of several groups.
Belfast Ecovillage: Largest Community-Initiated Solar Installation in Maine

Belfast Ecovillage: Largest Community-Initiated Solar Installation in Maine

Back in 2008, a dedicated group of people were creating a vision for a multigenerational community that would be an innovative housing option for rural Midcoast Maine. The result was Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit community with clustered homes on 42-acres, that use 90 percent less energy for space heating. Individual homes are smaller because an approximately 4,900 square […]
Cleaner Fuel Vehicles Saving You Money in America

Cleaner Fuel Vehicles Saving You Money in America

Imagine driving the car of your dreams. Now realize the engine in this vehicle cleaning the air as you drive. Visualize the fuel for your automobile costing less than what you pay today for gasoline. Picture your motor lasting longer than any you have ever had before. Now think about filling your tank with a fuel that does not require hostility, greed or fear. This is not a dream. Right now this is reality, and I am going to share some of my knowledge to help you chose the best fuel for you today and tomorrow.
The Magic Word is Adipic: Looking at Verdezyne and Its Bull Markets

The Magic Word is Adipic: Looking at Verdezyne and Its Bull Markets

Myself, the only five syllable word I have learned to use reliably is "Philadelphia", but there's this seven-syllable doozy going around you might as well know something about: renewablechemicals.
Race for Scale: United, Alaska Airlines Launch Commercial Aviation Biofuels Flights

Race for Scale: United, Alaska Airlines Launch Commercial Aviation Biofuels Flights

In recent weeks, aviation biofuel enthusiasts have noted the commencement of biofuels-powered commercial flights in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Mexico, and asked when the U.S.-developed technology would finally operate on a commercial basis in the U.S. Alaska Airlines stepped up to answer the call in partnership with Dynamic Fuels, only to find that United has teamed up with Solazyme to snatch the prize for first flight.
The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: Who’s Hot, Hotter, Hottest Now?

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: Who’s Hot, Hotter, Hottest Now?

What kind of year did the 2010-11 Hot 50 have? Who's getting hotter? Who missed out last year but has had a mighty hot year all the same, and merits consideration.