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    Study: Forget 'Cars and Coffee,' the future is cars ON coffee

    For many of us, coffee runs our lives. Without the bitter, caffeinated brew, most of us wouldn't be able to get up in the morning or avoid fading in the afternoon. Now, new research from the University of Bath suggests we might want to get our cars as hooked on java as we are. Regardless of the ...

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    SEMA 2010: Zero South Biodiesel Electric Hummer shows its guts

    Zero South Biodiesel Electric Hummer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Zero South, a company that popped up at SEMA in 2008, is back again with its Biodiesel Electric Hummer. The heavily modified H1 rides on tracks at all four corners – a necessary modification, since this Hummer is ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno explains his biodiesel-powered EcoJet, races a private plane

    Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above to watch the video after the break
    In a garage full of ultra rare, highly desirable cars and trucks, Jay Leno's EcoJet still manages to stand out as one of the coolest. Part of the vehicle's claim to fame comes from its ability to run on biodiesel fuel, putting out ...

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    Gilligan's Island tech? Coconut oil-fueled, bamboo taxi

    Bamboo Taxi - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Increasing powertrain efficiency is just one area in which vehicles' environmental impact can be lessened. A significant portion of the total energy used to operate the vehicle over its lifetime comes from sourcing and processing raw materials ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno takes EcoJet out for a spin

    Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above to watch the video
    Now that Jay Leno's retired from his duties hosting The Tonight Show, he may find himself with a bit more time on his hands to devote to his many automotive passions. Jay occasionally leans towards the green end of the interesting vehicle ...

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    No Brainer of the Day: Making biodiesel at home is dangerous

    While fuel prices are nothing like they were last summer (but they are climbing), there are still plenty of reasons to want to make your own biodiesel. Homebrew biodieselers are, on the whole, a careful bunch and there are plenty of classes available to make sure your mixing of vegetable fat, lye ...

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    Caffeinated Performance: Fill 'er up... with Starbucks?!

    If researchers at the University of Nevada prove successful, America's growing caffeine addiction may have at least one major plus side. Apparently, used coffee grounds are between 10- and 15 percent oil, and that's a potential source of energy. Even better, the oil is apparently easy to extract, ...

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    Researchers discover fungus that eats trees, pees diesel

    If you read the headline and thought, "Well, that's nothing new," you're partly right. Using microorganisms to turn plants into something you can run through your fuel injectors is otherwise known as fermentation. But the microscopic bugs used in moonshine stills and distilleries are pretty picky ...

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    Trident diesel sports car not vaporware, still sounds too good to be true

    Click above for more images of the Trident IceniIf the name 'Trident' has visions of Maseratis and vintage Triumphs dancing through your head, you are in for a big surprise. When we first looked at the Trident Iceni, it was powered by a 375-hp GM turbo diesel V8 mounted up front and producing 520 ...

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    Audi R10 TDI using biofuel for the first time

    In the world of alternative power, not all fuels are created equal. This fact is true with ethanol, where the alcohol can be made using fairly inefficient processes, some of which involve corn, or using more advanced cellulosic methods which do not use a foodstock. Diesel too can come from either ...

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    Greenpeace builds Cayenne and M-Class bulldozers for some reason or another

    Click on the image above for high-res shots of this wacky sceneRunning diesel vehicles on biofuels is a good thing, right? Not always, according to Greenpeace Argentina. It seems that the export of soybeans from Argentina is causing more pollution than was initially estimated. Also, too much of ...

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    2009 HUMMER H2 and H2 SUT will be E85 compatible

    In Dallas, a businessman has spent half a million dollars to install nine pumps that dispense E85, E10, and biodiesel. The catch: the businessman is a HUMMER dealer, and the pumps are next to his dealership. The station is called Classic Clean Fuels, and it is intended to make a statement for next ...

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    Science magazine declares ethanol worse for the Earth than fossil fuels

    Jon Markman at MSN Money doesn't hold back when he says "Corn-based ethanol production is sure to go down as one of the greatest mistakes ever in U.S. energy policy." It's even more provoking when he writes "replacing fossil fuels with corn-based ethanol would double greenhouse gas emissions over ...

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    The greening of Jay Leno

    The LA Times just ran a piece about how car collector extraordinaire and The Tonight Show host Jay Leno is seeing green these days. Not envious in the least, Jay in fact has several warehouses around Burbank that house hundreds of incredible vehicles that would incite lust in just about anyone with ...

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    Frankfurt preview: Bioconcept Mustang GT RTD

    While we're a bit weary of the green-theme that seems to be pervading the Frankfurt Motor Show, this latest preview seems to meld both environmental aspects and performance offerings into one cohesive package. Germany's FourMotor will be showing off its BioConcept Mustang GT RTD to the masses next ...

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    DIY: Make your own biodiesel for fun and profit

    Etruk, a UK company, is selling a do it yourself biodiesel machine that will turn your fry grease into fuel for just pennies a gallon! For just £895 ($1,821) you can buy its smallest distiller that turns out 40-liter batches. Etruk's site says it's perfect for keeping a single car fueled. Or ...

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    Ford Ranger wears pink for UK city

    There's a theory that only men comfortable with their manliness can get away with wearing pink. Whether you buy that or not, Ford's tough little Ranger pickup is trading its plaid shirt image for the pink livery of Salford, UK.The city just purchased a fleet of six pink Ranger 2.5 TDCi Regular Cab ...

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    AutoblogGreen for 03.20.07

    AutoblogGreen got to take a look at the testing process that new battery technologies go through before they get on the road in new hybrid vehicles. Speaking of hybrids, a California psychologist examines whether driving one can really make you eternally happy. Oil is the only thing the middle east ...

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    Jay Leno shares making of the EcoJet

    Jay Leno is giving a behind-the-scenes look at how the EcoJet came about. On Leno's web site, a four minute film shows Leno and Ed Wellburn, GM vice president of global design, discussing the design process of the jet-powered car. A gallery of photos taken during the car's construction document the ...

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    Jay Leno's bio-diesel turbine supercar isn't a joke

    UPDATE: Live shots from SEMA show floor added after jumpJay Leno may have made fun of corn farmers and the Toyota Prius, but he unveiled a stunning mid-engine supercar that is environmentally friendly and hopefully an inspiration to young car enthusiasts. The covers were pulled off Leno's EcoJet on ...


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