Korean Research Makes Hydrogen Manufacture 30 Times Cheaper

Scientists at Korea's S&P Energy Research Institute have worked out a way of manufacturing hydrogen that's 20-30 times cheaper than current methods. Typical electrolysis methods in use take about 4 to 4.5 kWh of energy for each cubic meter of H2 gas but the new Korean method (apparently a chemical process) takes just… » 10/20/08 10:15am 10/20/08 10:15am

MicroFueler Home Ethanol Pump Unveiled, Ready For Pre-Orders

E-Fuel's MicroFueler, the home-based ethanol production system that makes gas from sugar or stale beer, was unveiled for the first time today in New York. E-Fuel says it will now take preorders for the $10,000 system, and will ship it by the end of the year. As you can see, it's not the smallest thing—no wonder the… » 5/08/08 2:10pm 5/08/08 2:10pm

E-Fuel MicroFueler Turns Sugar, Stale Beer Into Gas For Your Ride

The dream of a home ethanol pump has been realized, says the New York Times, thanks to inventor named Floyd S. Butterfield. One of the world's only celebrated non-hillbilly still-makers, Butterfield has invented the $10,000 E-Fuel 100 MicroFueler, a gadget that combines heaps of sugar and a sprinkling of yeast to… » 4/28/08 10:50am 4/28/08 10:50am