Who Needs Gas When You Can Run Your Car On Seaweed?

Some folks bang on about biofuels being the future of car fuels. In reality, though, they're expensive, and that's largely because they're a pain in the ass to make. The solution might be seaweed. » 1/23/12 7:05am 1/23/12 7:05am

Charge an iPod With Vodka? Sounds Educational, Incapacitating

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies have launched the the Bio Energy Discovery Kit, a product that they are calling "the fuel cell industry's first direct ethanol product." The kit directly converts alcohol into electricity and can run non-stop for days on end. The purpose of the kit is to introduce fuel cell technology to… » 8/19/08 8:20pm 8/19/08 8:20pm

Prince Charles' Modded Aston Martin Burns 4.5 Bottles of Wine Per Mile

Prince Charles has discovered the perfect use for crappy English wine: He is using it as biofuel for his classic Aston Martin DB6. The Prince converted the 38-year old car to accept ethanol to play his part in reducing carbon emissions in the UK. The wine in question is a white distilled from the excess stock of a… » 7/01/08 10:05am 7/01/08 10:05am

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

Ex-MS Employee Has the World's Fastest Ethanol-Based Car

Karl Jacob, an ex-Microsoft employee, has the world's fastest ethanol-based car. He took his run-of-the-mill Dodge Viper and had it converted from a regular gas guzzling monster to an ethanol chugger. While Jacob didn't drive the car himself, a driver from Super Viper hit 218 mph in July, a top speed record for an… » 9/12/07 3:40pm 9/12/07 3:40pm

UltraCell Demos XX25 Micro Fuel Cell

The day where you can say goodbye to lame laptop batteries draws near, as a preproduction unit of the UltraCell XX25 micro fuel cell system was demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum. The power source s methanol fuel can keep a laptop going for two days. These fuel cells are hot-swappable, too, so they could keep a… » 3/08/06 11:07am 3/08/06 11:07am