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Posts tagged fuel

June 24, 2015


sun reflected on water

From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

April 27, 2015


E. Coli on augur plate

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

September 5, 2014


a beaker containing electrodes is used to perform water electrolysis

Plant-free Ethanol

Scientists produce ethanol from carbon monoxide—a breakthrough that may provide clean and sustainable energy.

January 28, 2014


A rice paddy in norther Laos

Rice Husks: A Sustainable Fuel Source?

Today we throw them away, but tomorrow rice husks may be how we power our cars.

December 20, 2013


An abandoned gas pump with handle.

Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

August 17, 2012


sign at gas pump

What Do Octane Numbers Mean?

You probably visit a gas station every few days, but have you ever paid attention to octane numbers?

August 7, 2010


sticks of butter

Moo! Scientists Are Making Eco-Friendly Diesel Fuel From Butter

Scientists are investigating alternatives for biodiesel fuel and have turned to butter!

September 22, 2009


Balsam fir forest in winter

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

August 18, 2009


Coal Power Plant

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

October 3, 2008


Green scum in pond

Algae Biofuel

Researchers are working on ways to use algae to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to power cars, trucks, and even airplanes. How?

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