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Alternative Fuels

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{Wheels.10.110}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:42:04 EDT (11 lines)

I think McKibbin's context concerning his comment on ethanol was
definitely geared toward the corn variety. Taking food out of our
bellies and putting it into our gastanks really does rank as a stupid
idea.

Of course, this is now hindsight for many, including myself, who
thought at the time it was a good idea, along with soybean-based
biodiesel. I think we're going to have to adopt a multi-pronged
approach with different solutions for each application to make it all
work. There's no one technology that can realistically replace
petroleum for our energy needs.

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{Wheels.10.111}: Glen Marks {wotan} Thu, 24 Apr 2008 04:54:43 EDT (1 line)

You should run for President.

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{Wheels.10.112}: Glen Marks {wotan} Thu, 24 Apr 2008 07:43:08 EDT (4 lines)

Upcoming online discussion on energy:

"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/discussion/2008/04/17/DI2008041703255.html"

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{Wheels.10.113}: Glen Marks {wotan} Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:08:19 EDT (4 lines)

Demand for ethanol and its effect on Mexican corn:

"http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/fellows/mexico_2008/?
campaign=pbshomefeatures_2_frontlineworldbrtortillanomics_2008-04-24"

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{Wheels.10.114}: Glen Marks {wotan} Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:34:11 EDT (4 lines)

"Bring on the Right Biofuels":

"http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/24/opinion/24cohen.html?
em&ex=1209268800&en=fd85238963ee23e2&ei=5087%0A"

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{Wheels.10.115}: Glen Marks {wotan} Sat, 26 Apr 2008 00:39:10 EDT (5 lines)

"Wheat, Corn and Ethanol Fight for Acres" (upcoming online
discussion):

"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/discussion/2008/04/25/DI2008042502592.html"

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{Wheels.10.116}: Glen Marks {wotan} Sat, 12 Dec 2009 23:12:16 EST (3 lines)

"Alternative Fuels" (Newshour):

www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/science/alt_fuels/index.html

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{Wheels.10.117}: Ted Hurst {thurst} Sat, 01 Jan 2011 14:14:03 EST (HTML)

This may be of interest to those with right cable TV offerings...

If this turns up available online, could someone post a link?

TV Series Follows Electric Car on 16,000-Mile Trip

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: December 31, 2010

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An eight-part BBC series that begins airing Saturday follows an electric car on its 16,000-mile trip from Alaska to Argentina.

(more)

"http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/12/31/arts/AP-US-Electric-Car- TV.html?hp"

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{Wheels.10.118}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Sun, 02 Jan 2011 12:35:01 EST (2 lines)

Are they sure it won't end up on Sarah Palin's show with her shooting
it from a helicopter?

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{Wheels.10.119}: Doug White {dwhite} Sun, 02 Jan 2011 19:11:19 EST (1 line)

A bio-fueled helicopter?

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{Wheels.10.120}: Ted Hurst {thurst} Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:52:37 EST (HTML)

The journey was completed in November. Here are a couple of brief articles...

Electric car completes 16,000 mile trip

Submitted by Seher Dhillon on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 01:17

"http://topnews.co.uk/216932-electric-car-completes-16000-mile-trip"

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16,000 Miles in an Electric Car? Mission Accomplished

By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield November 18th, 2010

"http://www.allcarselectric.com/blog/1051675_16000-miles-in-an- electric-car-mission-accomplished"

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{Wheels.10.121}: Bianca R. {lily1} Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:02:25 EST (7 lines)

Y'all might enjoy this.  It's a review of the Volt by Gene
Weingarten, a humor and sometimes feature writer for the Washington
Post.

"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2011/01/21/AR2011012105347.html?
nav=hcmodule&sid=ST2011012707377"

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{Wheels.10.122}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:09:27 EST (1 line)

That's a great story.

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{Wheels.10.123}: Bianca R. {lily1} Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:55:39 EST (2 lines)

I loved the meeting with the former CIA director in the same parking
garage where Bob Woodward used to meet Deep Throat.

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{Wheels.10.124}: Glen Marks {wotan} Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:41:20 EST (3 lines)

"U.S. Corn Reserves at Lowest Level in More Than 15 Years":

"http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/business/10crop.html"

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{Wheels.10.125}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:55:33 EDT (5 lines)

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AjW05jxVOpU"

I wouldn't mind having this little monster. Strip all the decals off
of it and embarrass everyone else on the street, all while making
little noise, and never burning a drop of gas.

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{Wheels.10.126}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:01:39 EDT (1 line)

That is sweet!

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{Wheels.10.127}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:42:07 EDT (4 lines)

He's got a lot of info on www.plasmaboyracing.com

I'm inspired to go build my own little electric monster - though far
too broke to do it.

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{Wheels.10.128}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:31:03 EDT (9 lines)

I finally drove the Volt for real. Not just on a closed course, but
in the city and on the highway over the course of a day.

I am impressed.

My editor, who thought little of it prior to the event, did the same
trip and wrote about it: "http://www.wheels.ca/article/798372"

I'm writing mine up today ...

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{Wheels.10.129}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:43:20 EDT (1 line)

Oh yeah? Looking forward to your comments on it.

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{Wheels.10.130}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:07:53 EDT (3 lines)

"Car of the year", eh? Seems promising. I think the fact that missing
a plug-in opportunity won't leave you stranded may make this the more
desirable "plug-in" hybrid for most interested buyers.

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{Wheels.10.131}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:56:52 EDT (5 lines)

I agree.

When he says "car of the year," it's because all the writers are
asked to name the best and worst cars they drove all year for the
Christmas editions.

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{Wheels.10.132}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:17:30 EDT (1 line)

Ah. OK.

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{Wheels.10.133}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:23:28 EDT (4 lines)

Speaking of alternative fuels(to trad. gasoline), the American Le Mans
Series announced that the 2013 Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC)
class cars (it's a spec. racing class) will be running with engines
fueled by natural gas if everything goes as planned.

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{Wheels.10.134}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:14:46 EDT (5 lines)

Interesting new news:

"New catalyst enables cleaner diesel without the platinum"

"http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/new-catalyst-enables-cleaner-diesel-without-the-platinum/"

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