Tag: hybrid

How do I save $$ and save on CO2? Looking at the hard data on biofuels, hybrids, all-electric, and gasoline

How do I save $$ and save on CO2? Looking at the hard data on biofuels, hybrids, all-electric, and gasoline

May 21, 2015 |

What’s the best way to maximize the value for your transportation dollar — cost per mile, and in delivering CO2 emission reductions? If you guessed “all electric”, dial again. But if you opted for the little-understood world of “E85”, you’re in for a treat. Good value, isn’t that important to you? Many readers tell us […]

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Pittsburgh looking to scale up biodiesel hybrid trial to 20 vehicles

Pittsburgh looking to scale up biodiesel hybrid trial to 20 vehicles

February 17, 2015 |

In Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh city council is debating a contract for $150,000 with Optimus Technologies to install new fuel systems to 20 trucks in the Department of Public Works in order to run on biodiesel, effectively creating hybrid engines, as well build a fueling station. Already the city has been testing the technology on five […]

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Biofuels vs Hybrids vs Plug-ins vs Gasoline: who’s the cost winner?

Biofuels vs Hybrids vs Plug-ins vs Gasoline: who’s the cost winner?

February 9, 2015 |

Have low gas prices changed the equation for drivers looking to reduce pain at the pump? Who’s the best on cost? And, is there surprising news on emissions? We wrote in November 2013 that “times are hard and nobody ought to be spending any dollars at the pump that can be saved by buying smart,” and at […]

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Embry-Riddle students build hybrid electric-biodiesel that gets 100MPG

Embry-Riddle students build hybrid electric-biodiesel that gets 100MPG

April 21, 2014 |

In Florida, when students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach take off for a road trip to Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee at the end of this week, their vehicle will be turning a lot of heads. That’s because they’ll be driving the EcoCAR 2, a colorful hybrid electric-biodiesel automobile that gets the equivalent of […]

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Compared to what: the low-down on alt energy subsidies

Compared to what: the low-down on alt energy subsidies

April 11, 2012 |

Hybrids, plug-in electrics struggle to pass the consumer’s “compared to what” test – and how much do those tax credits cost, anyway? Perhaps the three most important words in technology development, bio-based or otherwise are “compared to what”. It’s a useful way to look at bioenergy – because most studies look at bio-based technologies in […]

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SG Biofuels launches hybrid jatropha seed technology

SG Biofuels launches hybrid jatropha seed technology

[ 1 ] October 6, 2010 |

In California, SG Biofuels announced it has established a proprietary technology for large-scale Jatropha hybrid seed production. Hybrid seeds result in greater yield, uniformity and vigor while significantly reducing handling and deployment costs for plantation developers. Since the introduction of hybrid corn in the 1940’s, along with improved agronomic practices, the average U.S. bushel per […]

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