Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel

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Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel
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Fossil fuels are dirty business, from exploration to consumption and every step in between, but one Massachusetts-based company is looking to revolutionize the energy industry by pioneering a new way to farm sustainable fuel. Continue Reading...

Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?

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Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?
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What’s old is new again. It seems like every clever idea or radical invention has already been thought of, existing in government patent archives or a 15th century sketch from Leonardo da Vinci. Retro design is a prime automotive example of this, but it’s not the only one. Ethanol is a promising transportation fuel of… Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is E85?

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Under the Hood: What is E85?
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AutoGuide’s regular “Under the Hood” segment has already explained the vagaries of octane and the advantages of Top Tier gasoline, but there’s so much more to fuel than that. Ethanol, for instance, is a major component of gas, and something that’s a potential peril for consumers. But what is ethanol? And what is E85? Should… Continue Reading...

New E15 Mandate Adds Another Annoying Rule

New E15 Mandate Adds Another Annoying Rule
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Ever since the use of E15 has been approved, rules and warnings against its use have been popping up left, right and center. Now a new mandate for the 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline mixture is causing more users to be up in arms. Continue Reading...

E15 Fuel Causes Costly Damage to Older Engines: Study Says

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E15 Fuel Causes Costly Damage to Older Engines: Study Says
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Debates around ethanol use have out-burned the fuel’s actual use since E85 started showing up at pumping stations in 2005. Most recently, a study suggests that E15 is likely to incur costly repairs in older engines. Continue Reading...

EPA Approves E15 Gasoline for Increased Use With Caveat

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EPA Approves E15 Gasoline for Increased Use With Caveat
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally approved the first applications in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol, known as E15. This comes after much criticism on the use of E15 with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute and the Science Committee in the House of Representatives both stepping in to prevent the… Continue Reading...

Obama Commits To ‘Green-Only’ Government Auto Fleet by 2015

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Obama Commits To ‘Green-Only’ Government Auto Fleet by 2015
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An expected announcement today by President Barack Obama will outline the federal government’s commitment to buy only advanced technology vehicles by 2015. Only hybrids, plug-in electrics, and flex-fuel vehicles will be allowed into its present fleet of 600,000 vehicles. The government has already doubled its number of hybrids in keeping with existing mandates. Full-size SUVs… Continue Reading...

Germany Rejects E10 Ethanol Infused Gasoline

Germany Rejects E10 Ethanol Infused Gasoline
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While motorists in North America have had 10 percent ethanol infused gasoline all but forced on them, and Brazil operates almost entirely on E85 biofuel, German motorists have slammed the door shut on the corn-based fuel by simply refusing to purchase gasoline that is made up of 90 percent dino-juice and 10 percent ethanol. The… Continue Reading...

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline With Higher Ethanol Content

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline With Higher Ethanol Content
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The EPA will announce Friday that it has approved the use of E15 gasoline for vehicles made after the year 2000. The EPA previously approved the added ethanol content for vehicles made after 2007 – the new regulations would see the amount of vehicles able to use E15 grow exponentially, and directly benefit American corn… Continue Reading...

2011 Buick Regal To Run E85 Starting This Fall

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2011 Buick Regal To Run E85 Starting This Fall
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Starting this fall, the 2011 Buick Regal will be E85 capable, marking the first time a direct-injection turbo motor can run on biofuel. The E85 turbo engine was originally intended for the new Saab 9-5, but with the Swedish luxury division out of GM’s hands, the engine needed a new home. The base 2.4L four-cylinder… Continue Reading...

Bentley, Biofuels and the Environment

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Bentley, Biofuels and the Environment
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As well as debuting the Continental GTC Speed, the Bentley press conference focused on the company’s commitment to the environment. By 2012 Bentley aims to achieve a long list of green changes for its entire lineup. For starters, Bentley aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 percent by applying new technologies to the current vehicles… Continue Reading...

Pontiac G6 Family Gets a Refresh

Pontiac G6 Family Gets a Refresh
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Since its introduction in 2004, the G6 family has been a best seller for the Pontiac brand. In the hopes of keeping the car relevant, Pontiac has decided to give it a series of mid-cycle updates. Interestingly, the refresh also comes mid-year, so the updated G6’s will be classified as 2009.5 models. NEW LOOK The… Continue Reading...

LA Auto Show: Saab 9-X Air Concept

LA Auto Show: Saab 9-X Air Concept
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Unveiled at the LA Auto Show, some 25 years after the Swedish company first brought the world a Saab Convertible, the 9-X Air Concept will likely drive the design direction of future 9-3 models. The convertible roof is a new innovation from Saab and slides away flat into the trunk and under the rear tonneau… Continue Reading...
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