Audi researchers have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: Without using any petroleum whatsoever, they’ve created a small batch of synthetic gasoline. Continue reading… “Audi made synthetic gasoline without using any petroleum”
In recent decades, many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime, but could the removal of lead from gasoline explain that?
The first few full electric vehicles (EVs) have come to market over the last few years that consumers are actually interested in buying. Before that, the closest any car maker ever got was a hybrid vehicle. But as the cost of gasoline remains stubbornly high, EVsare becoming big business. The main reason for that is the stability of the eGallon — it averages just $1.18 while regular gasoline is sitting at $3.49.
Last week’s news cycles were dominated in part by rising gas prices, and the political parties’ response to costs at the pump inching closer to $4 per gallon. The GOP is outraged, rather, is feigning to be outraged, and is disingenuously blaming Obama’s energy policies for the spike.
But all this political football obscures one important fact…
Oil refineries in Deer Park, Texas
The United States is the world’s biggest gas guzzler. But for the first time ever the top export for the U.S. is — wait for it — fuel.
Yellow sac spider
A spider that likes the smell of gasoline so much it chooses to build its webs in car emission systems was behind the recall of thousands of Mazda cars in the United States.
Despite dropping gas prices Americans still not driving.
Although gasoline prices are dropping ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer driving season, there’s no sign motorists are rushing back to the pump. Data released Monday by the Federal Highway Administration show the number of miles driven on U.S. roads increased in March compared with February, but was still below March 2009, when the recession was still at its worst.
Outrageous prices may not be the only thing causing anger at the petrol pumps. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that rats exposed to fumes from leaded and unleaded gasoline become more aggressive.
Inside this white building, piles of sorghum are broken down into acids. The acids they produce can be used to make gasoline.
A company that has developed a process for converting organic waste and other biomass into gasoline–Terrabon, based in Houston–recently announced a partnership with Waste Management, the giant garbage-collection and -disposal company based in Houston. The partnership could help Terrabon bring its technology to market.
The world’s first mass-produced zero-emission minicar, the “i-MiEV”, is all set to debut in Japan next month, which promises to usher in a new age of driving that does not require fossil fuel.
Americans driving less
Fewer Americans are dying on our nation’s roads, not only because they are driving less, but also because the type of driving has changed, says a researcher at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Many people have tried to make a car that is also a plane, or vice versa while they were stuck in traffic on the highway. Who would not want to unfold their wings, soar about the suckers on the road and bypass all of the traffic below?