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Guest Post - Mike Lewis - Fossil-Fuel-Free Kristianstaad, #BookaDay

by: EJ on 05/23/2012
Posted in: Renewable Energy

Today's winner of a copy of The Resilience Imperative in our Win a #BookaDay for the Month of May is Scott N. 

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Biofuels and Land Use Change

by: Heather on 05/17/2011

Biofuels are one of those ideas that can work incredibly well when applied at an appropriate scale, but which can rapidly spiral out of control if implemented at an industrial level.  For example ethanol can be an excellent renewable fuel when created from agricultural cull and waste feedstock, and when distilled on the farm or as a cooperative …

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Transport Revolutions for the Trucking Industry

by: EJ on 06/30/2010
Posted in: Renewable Energy

Anthony Perl, co-author with Richard Gilbert of Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil, recently debated Rich Moskowitz, of the American Trucking Association on the CNBC show "Street Signs". Interviewer Erin Burnett reports that the CEO's of both DHL America and FedEx have been recently interviewed on her show and stated that …

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Fuel from Waste

by: Heather on 01/14/2009
Posted in: Renewable Energy

This morning's crop of e-mail newsletters contained a story in Renewable Energy World entitled New Uses for Old Staples: Butter and Coffee As Biodiesel Feedstocks. The main thrust of the story (and it is an interesting one) is that used coffee grounds could potentially add 340 million gallons of high quality biodiesel to the world's fuel supply …

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Carbon Neutral Renewable Energy from Hydrogen

by: Heather on 12/04/2007
Posted in: Renewable Energy

Researchers at Penn State have recently demonstrated a method to convert cellulose and other biodegradable organic materials directly into hydrogen. Using microbial fuel cells, researchers Bruce Logan and Shaoan Cheng have shown that their method produces 288 percent more energy in hydrogen than the electrical energy that is expended in the …

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