25 Jan '14, 11pm

Biofuel from Desert Plants Set to Clean Up Aviation

Biofuel from Desert Plants Set to Clean Up Aviation

The group hopes that moves like this one will help secure the region’s leadership role in energy production and as a fuels exporter, even in a post-fossil fuel world. “The UAE has become a leader in researching desert land and seawater to grow sustainable biofuel (and) feedstocks, which has potential applications in other parts of the world,” explains Dr. Alejandro Rios, Director of the SBRC. “This project can have a global impact, since 97 percent of the earth’s water is (sewater) and 20 percent of the earth’s land is desert.”

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Toyota Takes the 2013 Sales Crown

Toyota Takes the 2013 Sales Crown

gas2.org 25 Jan '14, 5pm

Toyota sold a record 9.98 million cars in 2013, following up its 2012 sales victory over GM with a solid repeat performanc...

Chinese Electric Motorcycle Company Launches New Electroforce

Chinese Electric Motorcycle Company Launches Ne...

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 9pm

Li Bin, secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers’ motorcycle section, said demand for high-p...

Temple Priest Loves His Electric Car (w/ video)

Temple Priest Loves His Electric Car (w/ video)

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 3pm

As Nissan notes, “Hirai, who has driven his LEAF 12,000 kilometers, says the car fits perfectly with his ancient temple’s ...

Build a DIY Motorhome of Your Own (w/ video)

Build a DIY Motorhome of Your Own (w/ video)

gas2.org 27 Jan '14, 1am

are always popular posts here on Gas 2. So, when I covered this video chronicling one man’s DIY approach to converting (wh...

Formula 1 Turbo Engine Guide: Renault Energy dCi 130

Formula 1 Turbo Engine Guide: Renault Energy dC...

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 5pm

With no fewer than 30 patents registered, the Energy dCi 130 features a raft of solutions that have enabled significant CO...

2014 Daytona 24 Hour Race Results

2014 Daytona 24 Hour Race Results

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 7pm

is over, and it was a master class in endurance race craft from ex-Mosler driver Joao Barbosa and Indycar champion/F1 driv...

BMW 7 Series Diesel Coming To The USA

BMW 7 Series Diesel Coming To The USA

gas2.org 27 Jan '14, 2pm

Not only does it go fast, but it does it while burning comparatively little fuel. BMW is projecting a 25% to 30% fuel econ...

The First Porsche Found In Austrian Shed

The First Porsche Found In Austrian Shed

gas2.org 29 Jan '14, 8pm

Though officially called the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model,” most of the key components were built by ...

Portland Apartment Complex Has Parking For 1,200 Bikes

Portland Apartment Complex Has Parking For 1,20...

gas2.org 22 Jan '14, 2pm

Two of the buildings will have street-level parking, and a third will have bike parking in the basement. The fourth buildi...

Lack of EV Charging Leading To “Charge Rage” At Work

Lack of EV Charging Leading To “Charge Rage” At...

gas2.org 22 Jan '14, 10pm

48,000 public EV charging stations available worldwide , there aren’t nearly enough on many Silicon Valley campuses. Incid...

Nissan Electric Sports Car Still In The Works

Nissan Electric Sports Car Still In The Works

gas2.org 22 Jan '14, 2am

In-wheel electric motors are also mentioned, with Nakamura mentioning that large improvements in efficiency are making in-...

E-Bike Sharing Comes To San Francisco

E-Bike Sharing Comes To San Francisco

gas2.org 21 Jan '14, 4pm

The e-bikes, built by Juiced Riders of Chula Vista, California, have an estimated range of 40 miles, and the electric moto...

Obama Critics Call New Carbon Rules a Missed Opportunity

Obama Critics Call New Carbon Rules a Missed Op...

gas2.org 19 Jan '14, 8pm

Earlier this week, the EPA officially published its new carbon emissions standards for power plants. The plans are drawing...

U.S. Looks To Export Oil And Natural Gas

gas2.org 16 Jan '14, 8pm

This is evolution and the devil isn’t in it. We are evolving to use fosil fuels with less carbon, i.e., from coal and oil ...

Nissan Leaf Sales Surpass 100,000 Units Worldwide

Nissan Leaf Sales Surpass 100,000 Units Worldwide

gas2.org 20 Jan '14, 10pm

Of course sales are still far, far away from what Nissan had hoped and planned for, but they’re going to give themselves a...