Biomass To “Biogasoline” May Have Potential

"Shell and Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (Virent”) have announced a joint research and development effort to convert plant sugars directly into gasoline and gasoline blend components, via the BioForming” process, rather than producing ethanol." This is one of many new techniques being researched for developing alternate methods of fuel production.  Here’s the full story online:…
Read More

$10 Million Prize For 100 Mpg Auto

"The environmentally friendly technologies created as a result of this competition will affect everyone who drives in ways we can’t even imagine today," X Prize Chairman and Chief Executive Dr. Peter Diamandis said in a statement. Here’s the full story: Big incentive for fuel-efficient vehicle By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer Thu Mar 20, 4:06…
Read More

A Good Synopsis On American Energy Challenges And Opportunities

Here’s a nice synopsis on some reasons Congress has passed and is working to include more public investment in renewable energy and conservation legislation (Thanks to leadership and support of Senators Conrad and Dorgan and Representative Pomeroy) that give good reasons to support conservation and renewable energy.  It’s a referenced 16 page article that helps demonstrate our energy challenges…
Read More

Electric Cars Amping Up Production

Here’s an update on a couple of cool electric cars, the Tesla and the Chevy Volt.   The Tesla is very expensive, but there are other affordable electric cars on the market.  I think these are two are pretty cool.  I hope GMs Volt will be more reasonably priced.  Here are two seperate articles: Tesla starts full-scale production By Hank Green Posted Mon…
Read More

Good Turnout At ND Alliance For Renewable Energy’s First Meeting

The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy is an incorporated, structured extension of the North Dakota Renewable Energy Partnership’s successful efforts to promote ethanol, biodiesel, wind and biomass energy production working together to help make ND the premiere renewable energy state in the United States. Thanks to all the people that have worked together for many years to…
Read More