Apr
05
2007

There’s no fuel like a new fuel

Will new technologies render oil obsolete?: Photo by tbone55 via flickr.com
Will new technologies render oil obsolete?: Photo by tbone55 via flickr.com

There’s been lots of energy news lately. Here’s a round-up of some articles I found interesting:

An inventor in Colorado is making biofuel from pond scum. Algae grow rapidly; they produce waste products that can be turned into biodiesel and ethanol; and they can absorb carbon dioxide from traditional coal- and oil-burning factories.

A company in Arizona has announced on their corporate blog that they have invented a new process of creating hydrogen on-demand from magnesium and water. This would allow a clean-burning fuel cell to produce its own hydrogen.

And speaking of fuel cells, Ford Motor Company has unveiled a prototype hydrogen / plug-in car. It runs on batteries powered by hydrogen. But, very few stations in the US carry hydrogen for refueling. So, you can also recharge the batteries by simply plugging it into a household electrical outlet. Ford hopes to have a commercial model available within 10 years.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

michelle's picture
michelle says:

wow

posted on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 1:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is a very cool website.it lets people know what is going on!

posted on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 1:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is too long to read! i'm sorry, i just don't want to take the time!

posted on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 5:32pm
Mona's picture
Mona says:

MAKE Magazine has a cover of biodiesel, how to make your own from vegetable oil.

A good manual can also be found at Journey to forever Handmade projects.

posted on Wed, 04/11/2007 - 2:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like the article because it is good to understand.

posted on Fri, 05/18/2007 - 11:08am

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