29 Oct '12, 9am

Google Tests On-Site Biofuel Production - Triple Pundit #Google

Google Tests On-Site Biofuel Production - Triple Pundit #Google

The company Cool Planet Energy Systems has an intriguing idea about biofuel: instead of churning out fuel from large, central refineries, Cool Planet would rather manufacture modular, shippable micro-biorefineries and sell them to you for on-site biofuel production. According to Cool Planet, the system can produce biofuel for only $1.50 per gallon. According to Cool Planet, Google has been testing its micro-biorefinery by using a blend of 5 percent biofuel and 95 percent gasoline on a campus vehicle at its Mountain View, CA headquarters. So far, the vehicle has traveled more than 2,400 miles while meeting California’s new low carbon fuel standard, which is not scheduled to go into effect until 2020. The vehicle, called GRide, has also passed comparative tests for smog and fuel efficiency against a control car running on 100 percent gasoline. Before you get too excited, kee...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/cool-planet-micro-bio...

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