Sunday, June 1, 2008

Which Alternative Fuels Hold the Most Promise?

We posed this question on LinkedIn. Here is the link to the responses.  What are your thoughts?

Saturday, May 31, 2008

eFuel100 - See How It Works

We have previously discussed the new eFuel100 MicroFueler from the eFuel Corporation (no relation to this blog).  Here is a great video that demonstrates the product.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Are We There Yet?

In the case of alternative fueled vehicles, we are certainly not "there yet"; however, progress is being made. Here is an interesting article from Toyota on the subject of "Sustainable Mobility".

Top 5 Gas Mileage Vehicles

The US Department of Energy Fuel Economy website is a great place to find and compare vehicle gas mileage estimates. For 2008, here are the top 5 MPG vehicles:

Top 5:

  1. Toyota Prius:
    48 city/45 hwy
  2. Honda Civic Hybrid:
    40 city/45 hwy
  3. Smart Convertible:
    33 city/41 hwy
  4. Toyota Corolla:
    28 city/37 hwy
  5. Mini Cooper:
    28 city/37 hwy

Friday, May 23, 2008

Gas Saving Myths

We are all looking for ways to save gas. This Memorial Day weekend it looks like the price of gas will exceed $4.00 in many parts of the country. But are all "gas saving tips" really valid.? Check out this article from Peter Valdes-Dapena, staff writer for "6 Gas Saving Myths".

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Great Alternative Fuels/Vehicles Resource

The US Department of Energy Alternative & Advanced Vehicles Data Center website is a terrific resource for detailed information and data on alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

eFuel100 Launches Unique Ethanol Production Device

Earlier this month, E-Fuel corporation (no affiliation to this blog), launched an ethanol production device that allows consumers to produce their own ethanol.

The eFuel100 Micro Fueler utilizes sugar, yeast and water to produce up to 35 gallons of ethanol a week. The company claims a gallon of ethanol can be produced for less than $1.00 per gallon. In addition, the eFuel100 Micro Fueler can utilize discarded beer, wine and liquor as main ingredients to reduce the production costs $0.10 and increase output to 70 gallons of ethanol a week.

E-Fuel plans to begin shipments of its fueler during the fourth quarter 2008. Initial MSRP in the United States is $9,995.

It will be interesting to see if the economics for the eFuel100 Micro Fueler are favorable enough to drive significant adoption.