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Mega Aternative Fuel

Alternative fuels get even more innovative, triggered by soaring gas prices

Implications - The coeval awareness for the environment and rising fuel costs have primed drivers for alternative fuels. Consumers don’t want to give up their lifestyles, nor do they want to contribute to global warming. Biodiesel and ethanol aside, fuel can be made from human fat, methane, even algae.
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7 Featured, 3 Examples:
48,875 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Nov 07 — Sep 08
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Featured Examples

play_circle_filled Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Earthrace
The Earth Race boat is a bio-diesel powered boat that runs on human fat and looks like a highly futuristic vessel you'd expect to see on Star Trek. The inventors of the zero carbon boat intend of breaking… MORE
DIY Biodiesel From Cooking Fat
DIY Biodiesel From Cooking Fat
FuelPod2 Refinery
Driving Mr. Diesel? Now you can make your own fuel with the FuelPod2 home biofuel processor. All you have to do is dump in your leftover cooking oils and fat, and wait for it to make up to 50 litres of… MORE
Woodchips As Fuel
Woodchips As Fuel
Range Fuels Creates Cellulosic Ethanol
A Colorado startup has found a way to make fuel from wood. Range Fuels has discovered how to turn woodchips into ethanol, a project being funded by Khosla Ventures. The world's first commercial-scale… MORE
Wine Makes Grape Fuel
Wine Makes Grape Fuel
Winery Methane For Electricity
Canadian award-winning winemaker Inniskillin has teamed up with alternative energy firm StormFisher Biogas to use grapes leftover from wine production to make electricity. The grapeskins and seeds, previously… MORE
play_circle_filled Alcohol as Racecar Fuel
Alcohol as Racecar Fuel
The Whiskey-Fueled SR4
Alternative fuel sources like hydrogen, electricity and biofuel will certainly power automobiles of the present and near future. I’ll take this Radical SR4 racecar over those any day, even if it’s not… MORE
Cheap Petroleum Alternatives
Cheap Petroleum Alternatives
Biomass Gas
A company says it will make ethanol for the U.S. at less than a buck a gallon. They will refine what's known as biomass which is available for 65 cents per gallon. The technology uses low energy to make… MORE
Automotive Algae Fuel
Automotive Algae Fuel
Bill Gates Funds Sapphire Energy
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has thrown his proverbial hat into the alternative energy ring. His investment firm, Cascade Investment, has funded Sapphire Energy, a San Diego-based company… MORE

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