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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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Despite a slight dip, the average fuel economy for new vehicle sales returned last month to an average of 25.4 mpg. This matches the average posted for January, following a drop to 25.2 mpg in February. The report comes from Director Michael Sivak, Ph.D., and Project Manager Brandon Schoettle with the University of Michigan Transportation […]

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Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are gaining momentum in the northeastern U.S., as carmakers parade their cars through the region in efforts to raise awareness and support for the technology. On Wednesday, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai shared the spotlight at a press conference with District Department of the Environment Director Tommy Wells. While introducing the car […]

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California-based Propel Fuels has launched a new, cleaner diesel fuel. Qualified as California’s most advanced diesel fuel by the company, Propel’s new Diesel fuel named Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), is said to be available at 18 Propel locations across Northern California. Propel’s Diesel HPR uses Neste Oil’s renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that […]

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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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Filling up at the pump is costing drivers a lot less this year. But even though prices for both gasoline and diesel have gone down, the difference between the two is increasing. On average, a gallon of diesel costs almost 80 cents more than a gallon of gasoline. That’s 30 cents higher that the difference […]

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A study conducted by the University of Minnesota has media outlets all revved up about the environmental health impact of electric cars, with several outlets proclaiming that electric cars are not so great for the environment or our health after all. The study, which was released yesterday and covered by the Associated Press shortly after, […]

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The city of Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec is now fueling its natural gas powered municipal vehicles with methane sourced from the city’s garbage. The city of Saint-Hyacinthe started this week to recover organic materials via biomethanization and to use the renewable natural gas produced to meet its energy needs. In the same breath, this fall, Gaz […]

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CO2-neutral synthetic fuels is one direction Audi is aiming its fuel researches. The German automaker’s latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. Audi said it opened the plant November 14 with its project partners Climeworks and sunfire. Audi added with this collaboration, it is, […]

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Chevron got in trouble in California for providing over-oxygenated fuel. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced November that Chevron Corp. has paid $329,700 in penalties for violations of California’s reformulated gasoline regulations. CARB explained Chevron supplied gasoline in violation of state regulations at its Montebello and Richmond terminals. In each case, the self-disclosed violations […]

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