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One of the requirements still needed to push hydrogen-powered cars into the mainstream is finding a way to economically produce the fuel, and a team of researchers said they have found the solution. Corn – easy and inexpensive to grow – could be the key that moves fuel cell vehicles (FCV) from fringe technology to […]

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The Secretary-General of OPEC predicted that oil prices have hit the bottom and will begin surging towards $200 a barrel, though he didn’t estimate a timeline for the price increase. The current prices of $45 to $55 a barrel denote the market’s bottom, said OPEC’s Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri. The drop in oil prices have resulted […]

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A new Navigant Research report says the global market of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric trucks and buses could grow from 16,000 units annually in 2014 to nearly 160,000 by 2023. Admittedly, sales today are relatively low for medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDV) but the market is expanding from infancy to something more […]

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The U.S. President had something to say on the wave of inexpensive gasoline sweeping the country. “I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and […]

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As 2014 winds down and with 2015 about to unfold, alternative-energy transportation had ups and downs this year, but the trend is generally upward and more progress is in sight. Looking at the most telling of markers – actual new car sales – hybrids fell back from 2013 levels while plug-ins climbed higher, and diesel […]

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The growing movement of shifting investments away from fossil fuels and toward greener alternatives garnered perhaps its most symbolically important news yet. The heirs to the Rockefeller fortune, which came well over a century ago when brothers John and William Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, have publicly announced they would divest completely from any […]

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While you may not need to change the oil on your Volt or other hybrid very often, you can now do so with a greener oil choice. Universal Lubricants announced that its Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil has been awarded a dexos1 license for meeting the rigorous quality requirements for use in General Motors […]

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Recycled oil refiner Universal Lubricants entered in a partnership with Brake Plus to recycle used motor oils. Full cycle” is how Brakes Plus describes its new partnership with Universal Lubricants. An installer and advocate of Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil since July 2012, Brakes Plus now has partnered with Universal Lubricants to collect used […]

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As rises the popularity of biofuels, so does the need for specific crops to provide the “bio” part of the fuel. With this in mind, NexSteppe announced the launch of its first sorghum hybrid products in the U.S. and in Brazil. NexSteppe’s new Malibu sweet sorghum hybrids and Palo Alto high biomass sorghum hybrids are […]

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John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation Advisory Board. Fuel Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to breaking America’s oil addiction by opening the fuel market to allow replacement fuels like ethanol, methanol, natural gas and electric vehicles to fairly […]

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