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    All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June

    2010 Bentley Continental Supersports – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June.( Well, not exactly whiskey, but ...

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    D.C. Follies: Chevrolet HHR and Ford F-150 fueled by government waste debut in Washington

    Novozymes E85 vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Government waste takes on a whole new meaning today as a Chevrolet HHR and a flex-fuel Ford F-150 powered by ethanol roll into Washington D.C. for the Auto Show. Granted, a couple of E85-powered vehicles in our Nation's Capitol ...

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    Cobb Tuning GT-R expects 600 HP at the wheels running on E85 with stock turbos

    Perhaps going green doesn't necessarily mean you can't have any fun. Evidence of this fact can once again be seen as the performance and tuning communities continue to look at ethanol for increased performance for a relatively low outlay of cash. Ethanol, which is an alcohol fuel commonly ...

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    Feds punt on E15 waiver decision, want to test ethanol's effect on more cars

    There is some ethanol in almost all of the gasoline sold in the U.S. Usually, this amount is no more than 10 percent of the total and, if it's more than that, it jumps all the way to 85 percent and is sold as E85. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to come down on one side or ...

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    Ethanol from almost anything? Coskata opens Lighthouse cellulosic ethanol plant

    Coskata Lighthouse Cellulosic Ethanol Plant - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Coskata's newly-opened semi-commercial flex ethanol facility in Madison, Pennsylvania is as small as it can possibly be. Co-located at a Westinghouse facility that also in some fashion uses nuclear energy, the ...

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    REPORT: Bentley to delay flex-fuel capability for 2010 Continental Supersports

    Bentley Continental Supersports - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the environmental merits of any 621 horsepower, twelve-cylinder behemoth that's capable of traveling at speeds of up to 204 miles per hour are, at the very least, debatable, Bentley hasn't exactly been shy about ...

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    Dyson Racing debuts ethanol-biobutanol blend at Petit Le Mans

    Dyson Racing B09/96 running at Mid-Ohio - click above for high-res image gallery
    When we spoke with American Le Mans Series CEO Scott Atherton at the Detroit Auto Show last January, he revealed that discussions were being held between the series and parties interested in racing with a new fuel. ...

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    Watermelon Juice - the next great automotive fuel?

    Corn as a source for ethanol has its problems. While there are a number of backers, there are real issues that need to be addressed, including (but not necessarily limited to) the huge amount of corn required to brew large batches of the alcohol fuel and the large quantities of water needed in ...

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    Lazareth creates a 500-horsepower E85-powered quad (w/VIDEO)

    Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 - Click above for an image gallery
    French automobile and motorcycle builder Lazareth has managed to shoehorn an entire BMW V12 engine into one of its crazy Wazuma quads. While there isn't much that's environmentally friendly about a 500-horsepower supercharged V12 from ...

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    Energy Secretary Chu: All American cars should be E85 capable

    In early May, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $786.5 million "third-generation" biofuel program. Yesterday, ex-biofuel researcher Stephen Chu, the Energy Secretary, said that all cars made in America should be able to burn ethanol (E85). Earlier this month, Chu said electric vehicles were ...

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    The Price of Green: Bentley Continental Supersports is $267,000

    Bentley Continental Supersports - Click above for a high-res gallery
    The Continental Supersports has been priced, with Bentley having decided that $267,000 is fair compensation for exclusive access to green, luxurious speed. The ethanol-capable Conti is not only a sign of Bentley technology to ...

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    Geneva Preview: Bentley goes green - really fast - with the Continental Supersports

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Bentley Continental Supersports
    Bentley has decided to go green, and the fabulously white coupe you see above is how they've done it: "a muscular two-seater that delivers supercar performance and a highly focused driving experience." Sounds green so far, ...

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    VIDEO: Bentley releases early footage of new biofuel supercar

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    Bentley has released a teaser video of its upcoming new "extreme" biofuel supercar, which we expect will use a version of the British firm's existing German-engineered twelve-cylinder engine adapted to run on ethanol. Although Bentley is trying hard to ...

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    Oklahoma Dreamin': Mustang-lovin' corn-grower chases record with ethanol

    Brent Hajek loves racing cars and corn. The Oklahoma corn farmer is also the proprietor of a race car museum, and has managed to combine his two passions in an effort to set a new land speed record.The idea came out of the record Ford set with a Mustang Mach 1 some 40 years ago. Hajek wanted to ...

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    Ford developing next-gen, ethanol-boosted engines under Bobcat codename

    Ford has yet to release its first EcoBoost engines but is reportedly already hard at work on the technology's next phase. Rumors indicate that the new engine technology is codenamed Bobcat and uses small amounts of ethanol injection to improve power and reduce emissions. Ethanol carries a very ...

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    Lotus developing efficient two-stroke OMNIVORE engine

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lotus Exige 270E Tri-FuelLotus Engineering has been hard at work developing new engine technologies that allow the use of sustainable alcohol fuels. It's recent Exige 270E Tri-Fuel concept showed that the British firm knows how to make an engine run on ...

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    2010 HUMMER H3 to get direct-inject 3.6L V6 as base engine

    Our friend Mike Levine, proprietor of, was trying out the new H3T pickup out in Moab, Utah this week and learned that the H3 will finally lose its hoary old five-cylinder base engine in favor of something a little more modern. A new flex fuel-capable direct-injected 3.6L V6 like the ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Lotus goes tri-fuel with Exige 270E

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lotus Exige 270E Tri-FuelWhile assorted activists, politicians and random individuals carry on about the spectres of global warming, imported oil, CO2 emissions and other issues that combine to create timetable-free doomsday scenarios, there are people ...

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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 US according to Lutz: ethanol, yes, diesels, not so much

    In the fuel economy and future tech debate, the hybrid vs. diesel vs. hydrogen fuel cells vs. smaller cars and smaller engines always provokes a fair bit of discussion among Autoblog commentators. At this point, no one yet knows what's going to win since nobody knows how the volatile mix of ...


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